Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce dinner

LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for Sept. 22 – 28

Friday, Sept. 22

“Let’s Talk About” is an ongoing series of community discussions aimed at honoring and embracing the voices of marginalized groups in the Atlanta LGBT community. Join the Atlanta Pride Committee for a fishbowl discussion. “Let’s Talk About: Accessibility” is intended to center the voices, experiences, needs and concerns of LGBT people with disabilities, families and elders. All are encouraged to attend. 6 – 9 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual (black-tie optional) Community Awards Dinner with a 6:30 p.m. reception and the awards at 7:30 p.m., followed by an after-party. Winners will be announced in a number of categories, including Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year and Small Business of the Year, Westin Atlanta Buckhead, 3391 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30326,

Out magician Michael Carbonaro – from his hit television series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV – performs tricks at the Fox Theatre tonight, 7 p.m., 660 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308,

Grab your most fabulous outfit and get ready for a kiki. OutlantaCon, the Southeast’s longest running LGBT convention, pairs up with allies at Markster Con to bring you all the colors of the rainbow in one 21+ amazing event. The confirmed pubs are host Diesel Filling Station, Limerick Junction, Dark Horse Tavern, Hand In Hand Pub and Neighbor’s Pub. General admission includes five drink tickets (one per participating pub), photo opps, commemorative pin, drink specials and more, 7 – 11 p.m., 870 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Join Charis Books and More in welcoming Jared Yates Sexton to talk about our shambling democracy, journalism, Twitter abuse and the moment we’re all in. “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore” is an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself, 7:30 – 9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, Sept. 23

The East Atlanta STRUT kicks off with a fun-filled day at 10 a.m. with great music, food, drinks, an artists’ market, a kid’s pavilion and a 2 p.m. parade to follow, with the fun lasting until 9 p.m., Glenwood and Flat Shoals, Atlanta, GA 30316,

The first annual Rainbow Ball is Out Front Theatre Company’s signature fundraising event. This year will be featuring The Time Warp cabaret in preparation for “The Rocky Horror Show” opening just a few weeks later on Out Front’s stage. All tickets include complimentary bar and a tasty Transylvanian buffet from Bridge Catering, 7 p.m., 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Party With Impact is an annual fundraising event for Positive Impact Health Centers. This year’s event will be at the Millennium Gate Museum near Atlantic Station and will feature an open bar and food provided by Proof of the Pudding including a Street Taco Bar, a Dixie Slider Bar and more. The first floor of the museum will be open with exhibits on Georgia’s history and families. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 395 17th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30363,

Tonight is the Ready 4 Hope RED Party, in association with SCRUFF. Get your red attire on and get ready to party with a purpose with the high energy beats of DJ Blacklow from Los Angeles. There will also be a special performance by Phoenix, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m., Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, Sept. 24

The streets of Atlanta will spring to life today for Atlanta Streets Alive, as a 3.1-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Midtown is opened to people on foot and bikes and closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross.) Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, this is the last Atlanta Streets Alive of the year. 2 – 6 p.m.,

Monday, Sept. 25

On Nov. 7, 2017, Atlanta residents will cast their vote for the city’s next mayor. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and ChooseATL are hosting a Mayoral Forum on the Arts today in the Rich Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center. Come hear the candidates discuss how they will leverage the Office of Cultural Affairs to support the continued growth and vitality of our arts and culture community and address quality of life issues. Candidates scheduled to appear are Peter Aman, John Eaves, Vincent Fort, Kwanza Hall, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Caesar Mitchell, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling and Cathy Woolard. RSVP here:, 5:30 p.m., 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Catch Broadway in America’s national tour of “The King and I” at the Fox Theatre tonight, running through Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Wednesday, Sept. 27

The Indigo Girls jam with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tonight at 7:30 p.m., Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Thursday, Sept. 28

Out On Film kicks off its 30th anniversary LGBT film festival tonight with “Happy: A Small Film With a Big Smile,” about how former Atlantan Leonard Zimmerman – a visual artist – used his art as therapy after the death of his partner and launched a global campaign, with Zimmerman and director Michael Patrick McKinley present and a reception to follow, 7 p.m., Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Join NBC, the Human Rights Campaign and Creative Approach Atlanta for a viewing party for the historic revival of “Will & Grace.” The suggested donation is $10. At 8 p.m. is the finale episode and at 9 p.m. is the premiere, 1080 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Theatrical Outfit opens the new LGBT drama “Boy,” running through Oct. 15, tonight at 8 p.m., The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, Atlanta, GA 30303,

TEN Atlanta is hosting a “Will and Grace” viewing party, this one free of charge, 8:30 p.m., 990 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,