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LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Dec. 1 – Dec. 7

Friday, Dec. 1

Indulge in the seasonal spirit at A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery today. Returning for its third year, A Victorian Holiday is a unique seasonal celebration that features holiday activities for the whole family. The program features a Holiday Tour of Eternal Homes and other special activities. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Atlanta’s LGBTQ and allies chorus Our Song rings in the season tonight and tomorrow night with an evening of traditional Christmas music and more in “Winter Beauty,” 8 p.m. each night, First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,

Party with a purpose tonight at My Sisters Room and break out those ugly sweaters for the Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive. Organizers will have drink and food specials all night and will be collecting donations of wrapped gifts for kids in need. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., hosted by Kia Comedy, with DJ Kenzie Q spinning, 66 12th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Get a sneak peek of the new Pride School Atlanta Holiday Market today. Vendors from around Atlanta will be selling their art, homemade goods and personalized gifts, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., City of Light, 3125 Presidential Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30340,

The Atlanta Bucks will be hosting its last Rugby 101 for 2017, just in time to get the guys ready for spring season, followed by a social immediately following at Woofs. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Walker Park, 200 Memorial Terrace S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Atlanta Prime Timers meets the first Saturday of each month at 3 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The Georgia Bulldogs take on Auburn in the SEC Championship football game, with a college playoff game awaiting with a victory, 4 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium, One AMB Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313

It’s one of the biggest events of the holiday season benefiting area charities. For the Kid in All of Us hosts the Toy Party and Silent Auction at AmericasMart 3 tonight from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., 75 Portman Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303

Sunday, Dec. 3

Ruby Redd and special guests highlight the monthly Cowtippers Heifer Review, featuring a Sunday lunch and show. 1 – 4 p.m., 1600 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

OnStage Atlanta presents the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian, directed by Cathe Hall Payne and based on the movie by Jean Shepherd, running through Dec. 17, 3 p.m., 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,

Monday, Dec. 4

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,

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/ Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329,

Tuesday, Dec. 5

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

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever! is a raucous, rocking and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes hits including “Be My Baby,” “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You,” cult gems, a splash of doo–wop and plenty of Spector’s inimitable off-the-cuff commentary. 8 p.m. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 30308,

Thursday, Dec. 7

Woofs has a visit from Bad Santa tonight, 5 – 11 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Out in the Kitchen event, featuring chefs from all over town, 6 – 8 p.m., W Atlanta Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30308

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month Charis Books and More
invites community members to join The Personal is Political, a lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to help talk through those issues, 7:30 – 9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Thursday, Dec. 14

Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals hosts its annual holiday party from 6 – 8 p.m. at Industrious Atlanta West Midtown, 976 Brady Ave., N.W. Ste. 100, Atlanta, GA 30318

Roswell Winter Puppet Series presents “The North Pole Fa-La-La-La-La-Follies.” This sparkling holiday production combines music, live vocal performance and a zany and colorful cast of characters including a wisecracking fruitcake, tumbling teddy bears, the “not-so-abominable” snowman and much, much more, 10 a.m., through Dec. 16, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075

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