Topher Payne in Horizon Theatre's "Santaland Diaries."

LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Dec. 15 – 21

Friday, Dec. 15

Holiday Trans and Queer Yoga, lead by transgender yoga teachers Naga Giri and Amala Jaya, is tonight. This support group meeting and yoga class is open to all who self-identify as queer, trans or anywhere along the variant sexuality and gender path, as well as their partners, friends and allies. The two-hour meeting will explore classical yoga poses, gentle breathwork and simple meditation, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Kashi Atlanta Ashram, 1681 McLendon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

OnStage Atlanta presents the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian, based on the movie by Jean Shepherd and directed by Cathe Hall Payne, running through Dec. 17, 8 p.m., 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,

Don’t miss A John Waters Christmas, featuring stories from the legendary filmmaker, 8 – 10 p.m, Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, Dec. 16

Join Charis for an all-day party to help get in the spirit and get holiday shopping done early. Everything in the store will be 10 percent off. Free gift wrapping is available with any book purchase, and there will be lots of special homemade treats to enjoy while shopping. This will be the last holiday party in this Charis building before they move in late spring. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Grab your bow ties, fancy clothes and dancing shoes and join Interfaithfamily for its annual prom-themed Hanukkah party, Promukkah 5778. Enjoy drinks and nosh, music and dancing, a photo booth (with take-home magnets), corsage- and boutonniere-making station, vintage prom-themed movies and live entertainment. 8 p.m., Industrious, eighth floor of Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Atlanta Freedom Bands kicks off its 25th performance season with “Christmas Cathedrals.” The 2017 holiday concert transports you to the setting of a grand cathedral with immersive, expansive music featuring a 70-piece wind symphony joined by DHPC’s beautiful organ and special guest harpist. 8 – 9:30 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

The Armorettes Christmas Show features the likes of Trashetta GaLore, Kellie Divine, Autumn Skyy, Nurse Holly and more, 8 – 10 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, Dec. 17

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/ Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329,

Monday, Dec. 18

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. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Topher Payne has taken over the role of Crumpet in Horizon Theatre’s annual “The Santaland Diaries,” based on David Sedaris’ “Holidays on Ice,” running through Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Soul and R& B artist Dwele plays City Winery tonight, 7 p.m., 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 30308,

Thursday, Dec. 21

Charis Books and More and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic and reading series on the third Thursday of every month. December’s theme is the end of the year show-out showcase. It’s an opportunity to share favorite poems, stories and songs from 2017. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,