LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Oct. 21 – 27

Friday, October 21

Arts patrons have a new option to kick off the weekend with First Fridays, which feature combinations of music, art-making workshops, performances, films, artist talks and more on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. Part art party, part happy hour, the evening will also feature drinks and light bites for purchase. High Museum of Art,

The 15th Annual Taste of Atlanta descends on Tech Square for a weekend of food and drink from the best restaurants in the city, starting off with a Kickoff Party Friday night at 7:30 p.m. followed by two full days of delicious delights,

Enjoy Mr. and Mrs. Atlanta Eagle Bar with JD Eric, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.,

Saturday, October 22

Deep South presents Polyamorous from San Francisco, with guest DJs Mark O’Brien and M*J* R, a warm-up set by Vicki Powell, and hosted by Brian Pollard, Brian Rojas, Bryan Lee, HRO, Robert Ansley, and Hydrangea Heath. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.,

Calling to the stage Roxie Hart, Sweeney Todd, Elphaba and more for “A Night on Broadway: Razzle Dazzle,” Jerusalem House’s premier open bar Halloween party. This year’s fundraiser will feature more bars, more gourmet lite bites, DJ Bill Berdeaux spinning dance floor beats, and the famous costume contest featuring over $3,000 in cash and prizes. 7 – 11:59 p.m., W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th S.NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30361,

Sunday, October 23

It’s Sunday Funday with Mark and Eric at Oscars,

Monday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 25

The iconic Carol Burnett answers questions from the audience, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Centre,

Monday, October 24

Bring your furry friends to Otters, Cubs and Bears, Oh My! at the Hideaway Atlanta, beginning at 2 p.m.,

The Stars of the Century show, led by Natasha Dupree, features some of the best drag in the Southeast. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Jungle Atlanta,

Tuesday, October 25

Join the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) for the Fall Membership Orientation from 9 – 11 a.m. at First Data’s Learning & Innovation Center, 5565 Glenridge Connector, First Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

The film “Hate Crime” screens at 7:15 p.m. at Movie Tavern Roswell as part of the four-day CineFlex Film Festival, 4651 Woodstock Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30075,

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite Bianca Del Rio brings her Not Today Satan tour to town tonight at the Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m.,

Get those Madonna tunes down and join Angelica D’Paige for the wickedly entertaining DRAGeoke, 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Wednesday, October 26

Come out and enjoy food and drink specials and karaoke at My Sister’s Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.,

The 2016 GLAAD Atlanta event, a celebration of national and local leaders accelerating LGBT acceptance through the media, will take place tonight. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with great drinks, fabulous food, a silent auction, performances by Ty Herndon and others. Radio personality Melissa Carter will be the Master of Ceremonies, 6 – 9 p.m., Atlanta History Center,

Thursday, October 27

SAGE Atlanta’s social hour begins at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

Do you want to read amazing books by black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective? Then the Black Feminist Club is for you. Charis Circle board co-chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator for this group. October’s book is “Leaving Atlanta” by Tayari Jones, 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,


Tuesday, November 1

“Queer as Folk” veteran Randy Harrison returns to Atlanta to play the Emcee in the national tour of the classic musical “Cabaret,” running through November 6, with a performance tonight at 7:30 p.m.,

Friday, November 11

The highly acclaimed, gay-themed film “Moonlight” opens in the ATL, TBD theaters