Friday, Nov. 23
Every Friday night at Mary’s Atlanta, come enjoy Queer Bait, featuring videos with DJ Headmaster.

 


Saturday, Nov. 24
Do you remember the old variety shows like “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Muppet Show,” or “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour?” Did you/do you always dream of being in the audience and being a part of the show? Atlanta’s all LGBTQIA+-identifying comedy group, Queeriety, has just the show for you. Come see The Queeriety Variety Show on the last Saturday of every month. Each show will be jam-packed with improvisation, live sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, puppetry, and drag performances. 
11pm
The Village Theater

 


Sunday, Nov. 25
The made-in-Atlanta gay film “Boy Erased” with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe has expanded to more theaters in the Atlanta area with various showtimes.

 


Monday, Nov. 26
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds their weekly meeting tonight.
7pm
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

 


Tuesday, Nov. 27
Join Charis in welcoming Charlene A. Carruthers for an intimate invitation into black, queer, feminist movement building for this moment and for what comes next. The bookstore will be celebrating Carruther’s “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.” Drawing on black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, “Unapologetic” challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and … more radical. The book provides a vision for how social-justice movement can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. 
7pm
Charis Books and More

Wednesday, Nov. 28
It’s Boys Night with DJ Stan Jackson at the Heretic Atlanta from 10pm to 3am.

 


Thursday, Nov. 29
Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective in a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. This fall the group is reading black feminist classics. 
7–9pm
Charis Books and More

 


Friday, Nov. 30
The Fulton County Board of Health’s Sexual Health Promotion unit will mark World AIDS Day with its inaugural #StopHIVATL World AIDS Day Breakfast Media Event today. The theme is “An HIV Free Generation is a Human Right.” This event will serve to highlight efforts toward stopping the spread of HIV in Fulton County and the wider Atlanta metropolitan area. Organizers will also be recognizing persons from throughout the community who have contributed notably to stopping the HIV epidemic. The keynote speaker will be pioneering HIV researcher and treatment advocate Dr. James Curran, who is currently the Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. This is a free event, but you must get a ticket. You are limited to one ticket per person. For further information, contact Yvette Jackson at Yvette.Jackson@fultoncountyga.gov or at 404-613-1421. 
9–11am
The Carter Center

 

Join Atlanta OutWorlders for Movie Night. The event is free to attend, but it’s for adults only and BYOB. This month has two movies: “The Dark Crystal” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
7pm
Atlanta Fulton Public Library System

 

Every Friday at midnight, it’s time to slip on those fishnets and makeup for the greatest live troupe in the city. Lips Down on Dixie, Inc., is throwing a righteous party in front of the big screen for “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Plaza Theatre.

Saturday, Dec. 1
Santa and his elves are returning to East Atlanta for their 12th annual visit with all the nice and the naughty residents. Photos are $20 per session and are delivered via souvenir thumb drive. All proceeds go directly to Neighbor In Need East Atlanta and East Atlanta Kids Club. Contact eavsanta@gmail.com to reserve an appointment for a visit and photos with Santa.
9:30am–5pm
508 Flat Shoals Avenue, 30316

 

Bring the whole family for Zoo Atlanta’s second-annual holiday tree lighting. Zhu Zhu the giant panda mascot flips the switch at 4:30pm on the Grand Patio. The event includes free crafts for children, photo-ops in front of a 20-foot holiday tree, holiday gift shopping at Zoo Atlanta Trading Company and Pandamonium, holiday snacks, and warm spiced cider.

 


Immersion, a World AIDS Day 2018 Gala
, will be held today. Poignant messages of hope, remembrance, and resilience will be shared by special guests and community champions. An evening soiree in the palatial Ocean Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium will commence, immersing individuals in an elevated atmosphere accompanied with an open bar, engagement activities, and celebration moments. Immersion will also serve as the culminating showcase for “Momentum,” a visual arts showcase. Dress Code is “Be You in All Black,” whether it be casually chic, elevated, or artistic. 
8pm–Midnight
Georgia Aquarium 

Sunday, Dec.2
The Throne Room is an experience cultivated by Creative Loafing’s Best Burlesque 2018, Royal Tee. This show exists as an outlet for everyone involved to be able to express a piece of their story in a safe space of exploration, without judgment, ostracism, ridicule, or complaint. Join us in an evening of “finding your royalty’” and be inspired to seek out your story and your rightful spot on the Royal Throne. This is also a 30th birthday celebration of Royal Tee.
8pm
Red Light Cafe

 


Monday, Dec. 3
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today at the Atlanta International School.
7:30–9pm

Trans and Friends
is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. It provides a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.
7–8:30pm
Charis Books and More 

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Ken hosts Let’s Make a Deal tonight. The event is at 6pm down at Friends Neighborhood Bar.

 


Wednesday, Dec. 5
Thad Stevens hosts Liquid Courage Karaoke with all sorts of food and drink specials. 
9pm
My Sister’s Room

 


Thursday, Dec. 6
The seventh annual Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) Out In The Kitchen is a culinary-focused holiday event that features Atlanta’s premier LGBTQ/Ally chefs and their culinary inspirations.
6–8pm
W Atlanta Midtown

 

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness raising groups, each month Charis invites community members to join The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent, to talk about personal issues or societal issues they are trying to deconstruct. The group will use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to talk through these issues.
7:30–9pm 
Charis Books and More

 

Out Front Theatre Company is ringing in the season with its first-ever holiday production, the world premiere of “The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular.” Decking the halls with holiday tunes, the production imagines what the legendary Ethel Merman’s 1979 disco Christmas television special might have been. The year is 1979 and the undisputed “Biggest Voice on Broadway” has released her now infamous disco album. A cavalcade of celebrities who make Studio 54 their second home have been recruited to help bring a disco beat to the holiday season, and leading the charge is none other than Ethel Merman herself. Things avalanche into chaos, but “The Merm” can’t be deterred in her quest to hustle around the Christmas tree and into every living room in America. Combine a harried stage manager gripping onto his first big assignment, a love affair that would melt Jack Frost’s heart and a miserly producer who doesn’t seem pleased with anything that is unfolding, and the outcome is a night of entertainment that is exactly what everyone has on their wish list. 
8pm 
Out Front Theatre

 


UPCOMING


Friday, Dec. 7
The lesbian-themed “The Favourite,” an Oscar contender with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz, opens today in metro theatres with various showtimes.
It’s a holiday tradition. The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents Holly, Jolly & Gay!: The 38th Annual Holiday Concert, tonight at 8pm and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 and 6pm.
The Cathedral of St. Philip
The first annual Dream Benefit Gala will raise money for homeless LGBT youth affected by HIV/STDs, poverty, and abuse. The event will feature a red carpet, music, food, and live entertainment.
7:30–11:30pm
The Randey Daniels Foundation

 


Saturday, Dec. 8
The 10th Annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is a 1-mile, noncompetitive dash through the streets of Atlanta alongside hundreds of Speedo-clad men and women.
Noon–2pm
Hudson Grille Midtown

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … storytime! Join Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker for a holiday themed edition of Drag Queen Storytime. Whether it’s Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Festivus, the event will help you celebrate the season with a book reading, some crafts, and maybe a few songs.
3–4pm
Ponce de Leon Branch Library

Atlanta Ballet’s
first new “The Nutcracker” in 20 years marks a milestone in dance history. Tonight is opening night and the performance runs through December 24.
7:30pm
Fox Theatre

Wednesday, Dec. 12
At long last, Seattle sisters BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are joining forces to bring you a spankin’ new, two-queen holiday extravaganza. DeLa is all sugar and Jinkx is all spice — but how do these two very different gals deal with the stress of the holidays? A little song, a lot of eggnog, and theaters full of people looking at them. VIP tickets include early entry and post-show meet & greet with BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon. This is an all ages event, with VIP event at 6:30pm and the show at 8pm.
Center Stage

 


Sunday, Dec. 16
For the Kid in All of Us has been collecting toys for Georgia’s children in need for the past 14 years. This isn’t your usual holiday cocktail party … it’s the 2018 Toy Party & Silent Auction. This year, the 15th annual Toy Party & Silent Auction is changing it up, keeping it fresh, and going back to its roots. Admission includes great entertainment, complimentary food, and a wide variety of drinks, including four drinks free with every general admission ticket. Please bring an unwrapped toy greater than $20 for any ticket purchased. It’s for the kids. 
6pm
Opera

 

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