Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3

For more than two decades of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus’ (AGMC) 36-year history, the annual concert at The Cathedral has become a cherished way to kick off the holiday season in style and regularly has been named a weekend “Best Bet” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This year’s concert, “Comfort and Joy,” will be held Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at both 2 and 8 p.m. Its musical trip through the holidays will include a first act comprised of new works and arrangements of old favorites written specifically for gay men’s choruses, including the AGMC, The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305

Out saxophone stud Dave Koz plays the Cobb Energy Centre at 8 p.m., www.cobbenergycentre.com

Friday, December 2

Charis welcomes the authors of two new Transgress Press titles to talk about their new novels. Author Antonia Amprino and translator Katie Gray will talk about their new book, “Words of Fire: Women Loving Woman in Latin America,” while Paige Schilt will read from her memoir “Queer Rock Love,” about what happens when an introverted feminist academic tosses off her big black nerd glasses and succumbs to a brutal crush on a hard-rockin’ Texas boygirl. The suggested donation is $5.00. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

Topher Payne’s “Let Nothing You Dismay” returns to Stage Door Players, opening tonight at 8 p.m. and running through December 18, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, www.stagedoorplayers.net

Onyx Presents the Kinky Christmas “Naughty or Nice” Toy Drive, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., with DJ Ron Pullman spinning, 10 p. m – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

Saturday, December 3

Harold Leaver returns to Horizon Theatre’s “The Santaland Diaries” tonight at 8 p.m. running through December 31, www.horizontheatre.com

Join LNFY (Lost-n-Found Youth) for Casino Night, a night of fun, friends, and entertainment. Complimentary food and drinks will be available, as well as a silent auction, a DJ, dancing and funny money to play casino games. The suggested donation is $20.00. 7 – 10 p.m., Lost-n-Found Youth, 2585 Chantilly Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1246589875400373

Just Toby’s Glitter Ball: Slay Belles Winter 2016 event is tonight, with DJ Robert Ansley returning to pound the house and move your body. The hosts for the evening are “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season six beauty Joslyn Fox and Atlanta favorites Jaye Lish, Evah Destruction and Michael Robinson. Music starts at 10 p.m. with performances at 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. with Meet and Greet and photos available at well. Sponsor Smirnoff will be providing 50 drink tickets to the first 50 who come in towards your favorite Smirnoff cocktail. Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/687385774745026

Sunday, December 4

Androgyny meets fashion at the Andro Fashion Show, created as an avenue for showcasing Masculine and Androgynous Identified Queer Women, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tago International Center, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.AndroFashionShow.com

Monday, December 5

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

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. Charis provides a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world, 7 – 8:30 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesday, December 6

Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners and community sponsors to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by MAAP (Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a networking lunch. The event is limited to 20 participants. Please pre-register by emailing harborlunch@maapatl.org, 1820 Peacchtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The LGBT-friendly Central Presbyterian Church has a lot of holiday events, including a Prayer Labyrinth offered tonight from 6 – 7 p.m. in Tull Hall followed by a Taizé/Silent Night Service including Wholeness & Healing with Deacons from 7- 8 p.m. in Rand Chapel. The Taize service will include sung prayers, simple, beautiful music, a time of silence, spoken and silent prayers, and opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Charis Books & More, Dear Games, and student organizers from Georgia Tech are proud to present a curated collection of games by digital artist Nina Freeman. Six of Nina’s games will be on display in an arcade cabinet designed and developed by Georgia Tech students. Playing through the games and talk live with Nina over Skype about the process and theory behind her game design. This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism event being held at Charis, and the suggested donation is $5, www.facebook.com/events/1293483010723946

Wednesday, December 7

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts the popular holiday event Out in the Kitchen, in which chefs will provide delightful tastings for guests to enjoy, alongside colorful tunes and a cash bar serving wonderful libations. Among the participating chefs are Carlton Brown from Occasional Occasions and Sean Suter from Trace Atlanta. Tickets are $25.00 for chamber members and $35.00 for nonmembers, 6 – 8 p.m., W Midtown Atlanta. Tickets are available at buff.ly/2fSTQzH

Join the True Colors family to cheer on local director Kenny Leon, director of “Hairspray Live!,” during the world premiere on NBC. For $50.00 you’ll get the chance to step back in time to sing, dance and eat some delicious treats as we celebrate this new take on the pop culture classic. 6:30 p.m., at Actor’s Express, 887 West Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, www.facebook.com/events/898194620315449/

Thursday, December 8

The No More Heroes: Grassroots Responses to the Savior Mentality event is this evening. How can we build a better world? And what is the role for people with privilege in social justice movements? A conversation and book release event features author and journalist Jordan Flaherty and Tamika Middleton, Coordinator, Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective. The suggested donation is $5.00. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

The Pretty Girl Hideout Thursdays is tonight, hosted by Mook Dahost, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.traxxgirls.com

UPCOMING

Saturday, December 10

Don’t miss the Toy Party and Silent Auction tonight, from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., Americasmart 3, www.forthekid.org

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