LGBT Atlanta Best Bets Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

Friday, September 25–Sunday, September 27

Now in its 14th year, Taste of Atlanta brings together 90 area restaurants and thousands of food enthusiasts, Midtown at Tech Square,

Tyler Perry dons a dress and brings his “Madea On the Run” to the Fox Theatre with performances all weekend,

Friday, September 25

The sure to be debated film, “Stonewall,” directed by Roland Emmerich, opens in area cinemas today.

Celeste Holmes hosts Boys of BJ’s tonight at 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

Jeff Perry of “Scandal” fame is directing the drama “A Steady Rain” at the Alliance Theatre, with a 7 p.m. curtain tonight and running through October 11,

Saturday, September 26–Sunday, September 27

Atlanta's top bartenders compete for the title of Taste of Atlanta's Best Bartender as part of Taste of Atlanta. The contestants will represent the best of the best as they mix, muddle and shake their select ingredients into winning cocktails. The semifinals are held in the VIP Grand Tasting Experience on Saturday from 12:30–2 p.m., and the finalists compete at the Chef's Table Sunday at 3 p.m.,

Saturday, September 26

The lesbian-themed “Jar the Floor, running through October 4, has a performance at 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center,

Sunday, September 27

DJ Stan Jackson starts spinning at 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta,

Enjoy Sunday Funday Brunch with $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys, noon to 4 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

Monday, September 28

They’ve been doing it for 15 years and have never been better. The Stars of the Century hit the stage at Jungle Atlanta for an unforgettable show led by emcees Miss Sophia and Joe Jackson. Featuring performances by Necole Luv Dupree, Archie Bonet, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Lord, Damoni Hall Dickerson, Trinity Bonet and more, 11 p.m.,

Tuesday, September 29

Drag royalty is on display Aces high! Tuesday night is poker night at The Model T, beginning at 7 p.m.,

The Drag Stars Fan Favs brings together six favorites from “Rupaul’s Drag Race”—Pearl, Katya, Trixie Mattel, William, Feat and Adore Delano—for a raucous evening, 8 p.m., Center Stage Theatre,

The all-new Latino Tuesday kicks off with DJ Karlito, Blake’s,

Wednesday, September 30

Nicole Paige Brooks, Mychelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo'Dest Volgare host Wild Out Wednesdays at Felix’s,

Enjoy games with hairy men at Woofs Game Night, 8 p.m.,

Dear Games: A Feminist Video Game Collaboration between Charis and the Georgia Tech Game Studio, is tonight from 7:30–9 p.m.,

Thursday, October 1–Thursday, October 8

Out On Film opens its 28th annual LGBTQ film festival with the romantic comedy “Fourth Man Out,” running through October 8 at the Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema,

Thursday, October 1–Saturday, October 3

The FTM Fitness World Annual Conference is the world’s leading conference on health and fitness for transgender individuals. Events include a Trans Exclusive Fashion Show, a body building competition and various workshops. Ramada Plaza Hotel,

Thursday, October 1

Queer Ride Atlanta hosts its monthly ride, this time exploring Buckhead and Chastain, 7 p.m.,

Come out to the lesbian-owned Twisted Soul for Food Fighters Thursday. Every Thursday enjoy $5 drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the bar,

Faces Lounge in Marietta’s new All Star Cabaret is every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. with the likes of Heather Daniels and Coco Chanelle, 138 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30060


Saturday–Sunday, October 3–4

The 15th annual Lakefest takes place this weekend with all sorts of events in Pine Lake, including Poetry by the Lake and Michelle Malone on Sunday afternoon,

Sunday, October 4

The NOH8 Campaign returns to town today. Stop by W Atlanta-Midtown anytime between 2–6 p.m. to pose for an official NOH8 photo by photographer Adam Bouska. No reservations needed, but wear white!

Friday, October 8

Atlanta Pride hosts its annual kickoff party at the Georgia Aquarium, starting the merriment of the weekend, 7–11:30 p.m.,