Topher Payne in Santaland Diaries

LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Nov. 17 – 23

Friday, Nov. 17

JAB JAB is a solo art exhibit by Ajmal ‘Mas Man’ Millar. This show is about the masked identity and revelation of self. Furthermore, it is about being a warrior and acknowledging the ability and strength necessary to endure the hits and challenges from the internal and external battles we fight. The show is made of majority mixed-media paintings and sculpture that underscore Millar’s narrative as a queer black man of Caribbean descent, JavaVino, 7 – 11 p.m., 579 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The fourth screening in Film Love’s American Music Show retrospective – How to Live in the City: The Story of The American Music Show #4: A Day in Forsyth County, A Night at Mardi Gras – documents the show’s visionary method of incorporating performance into a historic public event and its subversive transformation of this event through the medium of public access television. 7 – 9 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Khan will be in conversation with Soumaya Khalifa, founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, tonight and will be signing copies of his new book, “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice,” 7 p.m., The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307

Saturday, Nov. 18

Join Trashetta GaLore, birthday girl Kellie Divine, Autumn Skyy, Buffet GaLore, Nurse Holly, Plenty Moore and special guests Ursula Polari and Rick Westbrook as part of the Armorettes Show for a Lost-n-Found Youth fundraiser, 8 – 10 p.m., Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, Nov. 19

Billed as the largest multicultural event in the state of Georgia, the Festival Peachtree Latino 2017 is today at the Meadows in Piedmont Park. Come with your friends or family and be ready to have an extraordinary, fun day. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBT 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, Nov. 20

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, Nov. 21

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

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Still in town? Join DJ Deanne for a Thanksgiving Eve benefiting Joining Hearts, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Thursday, Nov. 23

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Friday, Nov. 24

The exceptional gay drama/romance “God’s Own Country” opens at the Midtown Art Cinema, various showtimes, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Saturday, Dec. 16

Grab your bow ties, fancy clothes and dancing shoes and join Interfaithfamily for its annual prom-themed Hanukkah party, Promukkah 5778. Enjoy drinks and noshes, 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. More information can be found at