The Atlanta Opera's 'The Flying Dutchman' at Cobb Energy Centre

LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Nov. 3 – Nov. 9

Friday, Nov. 3

Come have lunch with other attendees of Healthy Sexy Trans weekend. Noon, Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

November Trans and Queer Yoga is lead by transgender yoga teachers Naga Giri and Amala Jaya. This support group meeting and yoga class is open to all who self-identify as queer, trans or anywhere along the variant sexuality and gender path, as well as their partners, friends and allies. The two-hour meeting will start with a brief check-in, followed by a yoga asana practice. Classical yoga poses, gentle breathwork and simple meditation as practical tools to help manifest balance and wholeness within are practiced. The meeting will end with an open discussion and Q&A. 7 – 9 p.m., Kashi Atlanta Ashram, 1681 McLendon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Discover “LUZIA,” where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your sense, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain.  “LUZIA” is the newest Cirque du Soleil experience to come to Atlantic Station. Shows run through Nov. 19, 8 p.m., 1380 Atlantic Drive N.W., Atlanta, GA 30363,

Saturday, Nov. 4

The Healthy Sexy Trans event is today, with keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Weaver, a trans woman and community advocate from Cincinnati, Ohio. Other speakers include trained trans sex educator Lykee B. Davis, Dr. Izzy Lowell – a transgender medicine specialist and head of QueerMed – and Dr. Jessica Spencer, reproductive endocrinologist and trans fertility expert at Emory. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030,

The annual Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival benefits Cabbagetown parks, green spaces and community centers, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,

The Michelle Malone Band Slings and Arrows Album Listening Party is tonight at 7 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Who let the bears out? Bearracuda is back for its final party of 2017 in Atlanta! Join 700+ guys dancing and socializing all night, with special guest Paul Goodyear from Sydney. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, Nov. 5

The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History will host a screening of the documentary film “Talking Black in America” today. Drawing from the perspectives of everyday speakers and the guidance of historians, linguists and educators, the film showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African-Americans and highlights its tremendous impact on the speech and culture of the United States. This event will include a post-screening discussion with poet and musician Derrick ABYSS Graham, music producer DJ Nabs and linguist Tracey Weldon, the associate producer of “Talking Black in America.” 3 – 5 p.m., 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Frank N. Furter, Magenta and Riff Raff are back! “The Rocky Horror Show” has a 3 p.m., closing day performance today at Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318,

The Wrecking Ball ATL Presents The Small Ball 2017, featuring queer band Bitter, After Care, Drowning Lessons and Feverest and more, 4:30 – 11:30 p.m., The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Monday, Nov. 6

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 LGBT 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, Nov. 7

Vote today – please – for the next Atlanta mayor and more!

The Atlanta Opera has opened its main-stage season at the Cobb Energy Centre with an all new production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” also running Nov. 10 and 12, 7:30 p.m., 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339,

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Topher Payne’s new play “Morningside” has a 7:30 performance tonight, running through Nov.12, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075,

Thursday, Nov. 9

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,


Thursday, Nov. 16

Join Atlanta locals in supporting LGBT students through the Night on Point event tonight. Meet other professionals interested in empowering the next generation of LGBT leaders through scholarship, community service, leadership training and development. There will be light snacks, cocktails and good conversation. 6 – 8 p.m., The Offices of Dentons, LLP, 303 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite 5300, Atlanta, GA 30308, Register online to attend at:

Out On Film hosts an advance screening of the acclaimed “Beats Per Minute,” about a group of ACT UP activists in Paris in the early 1990s going to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies, 7 p.m., Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308.