Amber Taylor from The Sexual Side Effects

Friday, Dec. 23

Join Atlanta’s LGBT-founded Reconstructionist synagogue for a Hanukkah Shabbat service. 6 p.m. at Congregation Bet Haverim 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur 30030, www.congregationbethaverim.org.

Team Girlworld and Dye Lyfe Fashions presents the Naughty or Nice winter fasion show, hosted by Jersey Moulin. 10 p.m. at Glow Nightclub, 3011 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30329.

DJ Brett Long spins at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

Enjoy a Very Merry Fab Five, hosted by Angelica D’Paige. 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.

Wassup N ATL hosts Trio Fridays at Mengo’s, 91 Broad St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.wassupnatl.com.

Kitty Le Claw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

Get down in the Boys Room every Friday night at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Enjoy movies all day at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Check out the Christmas Eve-stravaganza with hostess Shavonna B. Brooks and special guests Tajhee Iman and Lauren Lamasters. Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.

DJ Rick Mitchell spins with the dance floor open early at 9 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

DJ Karlitos spins for Naughty & Nice with gift giveaways at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Many of Atlanta’s LGBT and LGBT-inclusive congregations will offer special services for Christmas. For a directory of welcoming houses of worship, visit www.thegavoice.com.

Real Rolemodels plan to deliver clothing, food, toiletries and gifts to homeless Atlantans on Christmas. For information, visit www.facebook.com/realrolemodels.

DJ Lydia Prim spins Christmas Day at 9 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas as the legendary drag performer joins in a special Christmas farewell tribute to The Dreams. Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Monday, Dec. 26

Stepping Stones: A Holiday Season Support Group is sponsored by the Health Initiative and SAGE Atlanta, and meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday through Jan. 9 to help those facing the holidays while grieving for a lost partner. The Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.thehealthinitiative.org.

Niesha Dupree’s Stars of the Century takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

The Decatur Women’s League continues with basketball every Tuesday with games at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at Decatur First United Methodist Church, 300 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.decaturwomenssportsleague.info.

Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday hosts its December event from 6-9 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub, 273 Buckhead Ave, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.facebook.com/FourthTuesdayAtlanta.

Enjoy showtunes with VJ Marco Polo at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.

Tuesdays are Let’s Make a Deal at 6 p.m. at Friends On Ponce, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.friendsonponce-atl.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch at 11:50 at Corner Tavern in East Point, 2783 Main St., East Point, GA 30344, www.atlantagaychamber.org.

Wednesdays are Country Night at the New LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.

Thursday, Dec. 29

The Occupy Atlanta Variety Show features music, poetry, belly dance, art by Occupiers and friends, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefit the Occupy Atlanta Legal Fund. 8-11 p.m. at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.occupyatlanta.org.

Ruby Redd hosts Dirty Boy Bingo on Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com.

Thursdays are the Unexpected Cabaret at 11 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Friday, Dec. 30

Celebrate “The Eve Before the Eve” as the Sexual Side Effects headline a female-led rock show with The Swear and The Worsties. 9 p.m. at The Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.thesexualsideeffects.com.

Debby Holiday performs live and DJ Wendy Hunt spins late ‘80s and early ‘90s house classics for “Last Dance: Flashback to the Future” at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

New Year’s Eve
Saturday, Dec. 31

Cake performs at 9 p.m. for a New Year’s Eve Bash at the Fabulous Fox, Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.ticketmaster.com.

Mixx celebrates with champagne and a balloon drop. Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Michelle Malone Banned and Hannah Thomas rock two shows, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.

DJ/Producer Oren Nizri spins for “2102: Step into the Future” at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Girlology 101 and All Girl Entertainment host Heaven & Paradise, a New Year’s Eve bash for “women that love women,” with DJ Brandnu, two ballrooms and more. 9:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. at the Westin Atlanta Airport, 4736 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337, www.girlsinthenight.com.

Ring in the New Year at LeBUZZ with giveaways all night, free party favors and a free champagne toast at midnight. The Divas Cabaret perform a special version of “Stripped,” with Destiny Brooks, Heather Daniels, Jasmine Antoinette, Monica Van Pelt, Iysis Dupree and more. After there will be a dual dance party in the Rainbow Room and in the main bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. at 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.

Traxx Girls presents The Red Carpet Affair. Doors open at 10 p.m. at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.traxxgirls.com.

Traxx produces the Man 2 Man New Year’s Eve Bash. 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.

Ladies at Play celebrates the New Year from 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at the space formerly known as The Mark, 79 Poplar St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.ladiesatplay.com.

Jealouse’s Daring Divas perform at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

DJay McCracken spins for “Party Like a Rock Star,” which also raises funds for Joining Hearts. 9 p.m at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.

Bellissima’s New Year’s Eve bash includes a raffle to win an iPad. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/bellissima.atlanta.

Bedlam presents “The Second Annual Glitter & Fur Party” with DJ Shane V, hosts Barry Brandon and JL Rodriguez, and more. 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Mood Lounge, 3081 E. Shadowlawn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305, www.Facebook.com/BedlamPresents.

Eden and MSR present ATL 2012, with DJ Liz Owen, MC Chase Daniels and performances from Sonique from RuPaul’s Drag Race and more. Doors open 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

Enjoy no cover and free champagne at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

DJ Mike Pope spins for a special New Year’s Eve benefit for Joining Hearts. 9 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

It’s the Attack of the New Year’s Eve Party Monster at Mary’s with DJ Ree de la Vega and DJ Fluff! of the Bitch, Please! Posse and a free champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.

Swinging Richards all male strip club celebrates with free 15-minute VIP rooms and open bar. $60 beforehand, $80 at the door. 1400 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.swingingrichards.com.

Bliss Atlanta’s all male revue hosts the Bliss Boy Ball Drop. Doors open at 9 p.m. at Bliss Atlanta, 2284 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.blissofatlanta.com.

It will technically be New Year’s Day as Scott Anthony spins at 3 a.m. at Xion, 2241 Faulkner Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.xionatlanta.com.

Sunday, Jan. 1

“Drag in the New Year” with a drag brunch featuring Charles Kollock, Ej Aviance, Nicole Paige Brooks, BrentStar BrentStar Whodouthinkur, Bubba Dee and Cody Nation. 3-6 p.m. at 5 Napkin Burger, 990 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.5napkinburger.com.

Micky Friedmann spins for a New Years Day Tea Dance. Doors open 6 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Give the holidays a snarky sendoff with this year’s last performance of “The Santaland Diaries” at Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.horizontheatre.com.

Monday, Jan. 2

PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.pflagatl.org.

Sing along with pianist David Reeb on Mondays from 7 p.m. to midnight at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

The Decatur Women’s League launches its 2012 Winter Bowling League with games for 10 weeks, starting with sign-ups and practice bowl tonight. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Suburban Lanes, 2619 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, www.decaturwomenssportsleague.info.

Thursday, Jan. 5

“How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey screens at 8 p.m. for Thursday movie night at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.metrocafes.com/Cowtippers.

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