Friday, Oct. 11
To celebrate its 40th year on the road, the 2019-2020 Atlanta Opera debuts a new adaptation of Humperdink’s enchanting fairy tale “Hansel & Gretel,” where students are invited to take center stage alongside Atlanta Opera artists. Suitable for all ages, this version of the timeless classic teaches very valuable lessons about being polite, making friends, and not judging a witch by her wardrobe.
11am and 7pm
The Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Atlanta Pride hosts its official kick-off party tonight – the 10th annual – at the Georgia Aquarium with DJs Drew G, Mike Pope and Ree de La Vega, and a meet and greet with Shangela and Phoenix from “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”
7 – 11:30pm
“Once,” the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and based on the hit movie, has a one-night encore engagement.
The Atlanta Opera’s version of “Frida” continues tonight at 8pm and Sunday.
Sandy Springs Performing
Saturday, Oct. 12
The third annual Bottoms Up Drag brunch is tonight with Tammie Brown of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Noon – 4pm
Film Love presents Andy Warhol’s “Empire,” brought to Atlanta by the Hambidge Center and The Works Upper Westside. Made at the height of Andy Warhol’s underground notoriety, the legendary film “Empire” is many things. This nearly eight-hour, unmoving nighttime view of the Empire State Building – then the world’s tallest – can be an outrageous provocation, a major statement of Pop Art, the ultimate example of a film where “nothing happens,” an absorbing moment-to-moment meditation on the experience of time, an ambivalent critique of capitalism, a deep dive into the paradoxical nature of moving images, an existential confrontation with boredom, an unknowable enigma, a revelation, a cheap joke, a great prank, and much more. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited.
Noon – 8pm
“America’s Songbird” Myrna Clayton will take you back to the days of Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole in her performance honoring the “Iconic Ladies of Jazz and Soul.” Myrna’s entertaining and uplifting performances are unforgettable and earned her the role of 2018 Cultural Ambassador, representing American music abroad for the United States Department of State.
The Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, Oct. 13
With a programming team who can’t be bothered to look at an Atlanta calendar, talk show icon Rachel Maddow visits the Fox Theatre this evening.
Following three decades in the spotlight, numerous Grammy®, CMA®, and ACM® Awards to her name, countless multiplatinum certifications, and millions of fans entertained, the same passion still motivates and moves Trisha Yearwood. The singer, actress, author, chef, personality, and entrepreneur derives deep fulfillment from simply walking up to a microphone and pouring her heart out by way of a celebrated powerhouse voice. In 2019, she continues that tradition with her first solo full-length since 2007, a collection of Frank Sinatra covers and one original entitled “Let’s Be Frank.”
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Monday, Oct. 14
Out On Film and the Consulate General of Ireland team for a free screening of the film “The Queen of Ireland,” with a Q&A by its star, the iconic Irish dag personality Panti Bliss and a reception to follow.
Midtown Art Cinema
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Blake’s on the Park hosts its popular Latino Tuesdays tonight.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Ready for your close-up? Thad Stevens hosts Karaoke every Wednesday at
My Sister’s Room.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Meet new people with MAAP (Metro Atlanta Area Professionals) for the first time ever in East Atlanta Village for an evening of networking. Leave the work week behind and connect with like-minded professionals over drinks, laughter, and good professional conversation. Help speed up your check-in process by RSVPing now at maap101719.eventbrite.com.
Meak Productions, Inc.
Friday, Oct. 18
Come join the party and dance the night away at the Hell-No-Kween: The G8yties ’80s Dance Party. DJ Mike Pope will be spinning the greatest ’80s hits including “Thriller,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Like a Prayer,” “Ghostbusters,” “We Got the Beat,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Devil inside,” “You Spin Me Right Round,” I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and more.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, Oct. 19
See the largest Halloween parade in the southeast tonight as the 19th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade kicks off. The event raises funds for Little 5 Points.
4 – 6pm
Euclid and Moreland
Compared to most musical artists in the Americana genre, Michelle Malone seems like a pair of distressed blue jeans amidst a sea of pantsuits. Unlike the surplus of self-professed rootsy rebels, one listen to this woman from Georgia and you know you’re hearing the real thing. She performs tonight at Eddie’s Attic with special guest Gerard McHugh.
Can you hear the seductive call of the night? Sharpen your fangs and get ready for The Atlanta Vampire Ball by RITUAL; a hypnotic night of dancing and blood lust as we enter its 11th anniversary. This is the second of a three month season of spooky themes to celebrate our favorite holiday: Halloween. Don’t miss this very special Saturday night RITUAL! RITUAL has teamed up with VJ Anthony’s Coffin Classics to bring you an ethereal mix of sound to die for.
10pm – 3am
Ready for some late-night rowdiness? Lips Atlanta hosts Taboo: The Forbidden Show with Mistress of Ceremonies, Edie Cheezburger. Leave the young ones at home – this is for ages 21 and over.
Sunday, Oct 20
Karilitos returns to Xion after hours for a morning of Latin-inspired beats!
3am – 7am
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today.
2:30 – 4pm
The Spiritual Living Center
Monday, Oct 21
Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.
6:30 – 8pm
Charis Books and More
Don’t be shy. Get your Fetish on for a Monday night like no other.
The Atlanta Eagle
Tuesday, Oct 22
Fire up those brain cells, it’s time for Trivia Tuesdays with DeWayne Morgan. DeWayne will be testing your knowledge of past and present events. He’ll lead you through four levels, each one harder than the last. The last question of the night is where you can bet it all and win or sink to the bottom. Celebrate the win with a $35 bar tab!
The Hideaway Atlanta
Wednesday, Oct 23
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Charis Books and More, will host American Civil Rights Attorney and Activist Benjamin Lloyd Crump who will discuss his latest publication, “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People.”
“Wicked,” the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz … but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
7:30pm through Nov. 17
Thursday, Oct 24
Out Front Theatre Company presents the musical “La Cage Aux Folles” tonight. Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his partner Albin face the hardest challenge of their relationship yet: meeting their son, Jean-Michel’s fiancé’s parents. Albin has always raised Jean-Michel, Georges’ biological son, as his own. But when Jean-Michel falls in love and becomes engaged to the daughter of an ultra-conservative, anti-gay politician, Georges feels compelled to try to present a more “traditional” family. When Albin tries and fails to take on a masculine persona in the role of Uncle Al, he gets more creative to find a way to be part of the “meet the parents” experience.
8pm, through Nov. 9
Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitator of this group. This summer and fall we are reading Black Feminist contemporary memoir. Tonight’s book is “Brother I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat.
7 – 9pm
Charis Books and More
Friday, Oct. 25
The San Francisco based, all-male Chanticleer brings their “Trade Winds” show to Atlanta at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Centre.
WUSSY returns for the 5th annual SHALLOWEEN Party featuring THE BOULET BROTHERS hosts of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula! Come bump uglies with Atlanta’s undead weirdos! We wanna see your freakiest Drag, Spooky Sadboys, Trash Queens + Swamp Kings, and Boulet inspired couture.
9pm – 2am
Mix and mingle with LGBTQ+ business professionals, allies, non-profit leaders, and more as the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts its October Fourth Friday, hosted by BB&T.
5:30 – 7:30pm
Out Front Theatre Company
Saturday, Oct. 27
Morabito is back on the decks at Xion after hours!
3am – 7am
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Return to light the black flame candle with the classic 1993 Bettle Midler romp “Hocus Pocus.” Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The screening is hosted by Phoenix, Molly Rimswell, & Iv Fischer.
7:30 and 10pm