Friday, Sept. 28
Keira Knightley stars in the lesbian-themed “Colette,” opening in area theaters today, with various showtimes.
Every Friday at midnight, it’s time to slip on those fishnets and makeup for the greatest live troupe in the city, Lips Down On Dixie, Inc., for a righteous party in front of the big screen for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Plaza Atlanta
Midnight
Saturday, Sept. 29
It’s Georgia Voice day at Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival, with men’s and women’s and trans shorts, the lesbian drama “Snapshots,” the AIDS drama “1985,” and the acclaimed documentary “Studio 54” and more.
Midtown Art Cinema
11am–12:30am 
Amy Schumer brings her rebellious sense of humor to Atlanta.
Fox Theatre
7pm
The Michelle Malone Band plays tonight. Michelle’s new record ‘Slings and Arrows” is upbeat, defiant, and jubilant, flush with the raw energy, emotion, and slide guitar that’s always been a part of her signature sound all while nudging her deeper into some personal new territory. These songs speak to desire and disappointment, optimism and awareness, all with a driving and fiery conviction. Michelle describes “Slings And Arrows” as a “Georgia record,” due to the fact that the musicians, studios, and even those responsible for the visual art are all Georgians.
Eddie’s Attic
9:15pm
Enjoy the KINKED hardcore leather night with DJ Eric.
The Atlanta Eagle
10 pm
Do you remember the old variety shows like “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Muppet Show,” or “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour”? Did you/do you always dream of being in the audience and being a part of the show? Atlanta’s all LGBTQIA+-identifying comedy group, Queeriety, has just the show for you. Come see The Queeriety Variety Show on the last Saturday of every month. Each show will be jam-packed with improvisation, live sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, puppetry, and drag performances.
The Village Theater
11pm
Sunday, Sep. 30
Serving Ovahness is the special guest at Xion starting at 3 am.
Back before cities built public parks, people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments (and maybe a few adult libations) to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the only patches of public space in town. Sunday in the Park At Oakland is a free annual Sunday in the Park event, now in its 40th year. As part of the event, you can explore how the cemetery, surrounding neighborhoods, and the city have changed over time and celebrate the local communities that make Oakland what it is today.
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Noon–6pm
The High Museum of Art’s touring exhibition “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” closes today. The show brings together more than 250 diverse works by more than 80 trained and untrained artists, and includes sections and featured works by artists including Greer Lankton, Zoe Leonard, Forrest Bess, and Henry Darger that examine sexuality and gender. Together, the works on view offer an unprecedented overview of the profound impact of American self-taught artists on the evolution of modern and contemporary art over the past 100 years. They also reveal how these artists galvanized the mainstream art world to embrace difference and diversity across race, region, class, age, and gender.
Monday, Oct. 1
Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart star in the new drama/thriller “Lizzie,” about Lizzie Borden, featuring Sevigny as Borden, an unmarried woman of 32, and Stewart as a new maid who is attracted to her, in spite of her way with an axe.
TBD theaters
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.
Charis Books and More
7pm–8:30pm
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today at the Atlanta International School from 7:30pm–9 pm.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
David Byrne brings his American Utopia Tour 2018 to The Fox Theatre tonight with special guest, Tune-Yards.
8pm
Wednesday, Oct. 3
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host former federal prosecutor Paul Butler who will discuss his latest publication “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” In his no-holds-barred style, Butler uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States.
7pm
The Atlanta Opera’s “Yardbird,” about Charlie Parker’s tragically short life and the women who influenced him, continues tonight (through Oct. 7) at Le Maison Rouge.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Building on the activist tradition of consciousness raising groups, each month Charis invites community members to join The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent, to talk about personal issues or societal issues they are trying to deconstruct. The group will use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to talk through these issues.
Charis Books and More
7:30–9pm
Friday, Oct. 5
DJ Tron spins at Bulldogs tonight.
Celeste Holmes, with special guests Brigitte Bidet, Shawnna Brooks, Angelica D’Paige, Lena Lust, and Chavon Scott join forces for Celestial.
Blakes on the Park
11pm
Saturday, Oct. 6
In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden tonight, running through
October 21 starting at 7:30pm.
Join Princess Charles for the rowdy
Pop! Karaoke.
Midtown Tavern
9pm
Sunday, Oct. 7
Don’t miss Tossed Salad with host Brigitte Bidet with DJ Wulf, DJ Ressie Cups, and DJ Ksquared.
My Sister’s Room
10pm
Monday, Oct. 8
Expect a huge crowd as Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hosts the City of Atlanta’s Inaugural Mayor’s LGBTQ Reception tonight as part of Pride week!
Atlanta City Hall
6–8 pm
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds their weekly meeting tonight.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
7:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Dammit, Janet! It’s time for a one-way ticket to Transylvania to experience a bingo night that is truly out of this world, baby. That would be the Rocky Horror Drag Queen Bingo.
Lips Atlanta
7:30 pm
Come out and enjoy trivia with
Dewayne Morgan.
The Atlanta Hideaway
8:30pm
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Do you have a taste for terror? Then take “Carrie” to the prom. WUSSY mag presents the 1976 horror classic. The screening will be hosted by 2018 Prom Overlord Molly Rimswell. A pig blood’s punch drink special will be available and prizes will be given for best 70s high-school jock, mean girl, or Sissy Spacek “bloody prom look.”
Plaza Theatre
7pm
TEN Atlanta will once again transform from a crowded dance club into a cozy NYC Cabaret for consecutive Wednesday nights tonight with Boys Night “OUT” on Broadway, a one-hour musical and comedy revue written by Broadway veteran performer Robert Ray.
TEN Atlanta
7pm and 9pm
Maggie Thrash presents her novel “Lost Soul, Be at Peace” with Atlanta Pride. It’s the follow-up to her acclaimed “Honor Girl,” which dealt with first love at an all-girls camp and its subject’s subsequent heartbreak and depression.
Charis Books and More
7:30pm–9pm
Thursday, Oct. 11
It’s BlackOut Night at Manifest! Be there at 8pm.
Are you afraid of the dark? If not, take a gamble on Serenbe Playhouse’s “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” – in an acclaimed new adaptation by artistic director Brian Clowdus – which continues its run tonight at 8pm through Nov. 4
UPCOMING
Integrity Atlanta will host its 30th Annual Pride Eucharist on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The Eucharist will take place at All Saints’ Episcopal Church at 7:30pm.
Friday, Oct. 12
Atlanta Pride officially kicks off with its annual aquarium party.
Georgia Aquarium
7pm–11:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 13
It’s SEC Day at Woofs Atlanta. Check in at noon and watch football games all day long.
Join Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker for a special Pride edition of Drag Queen Storytime at the 48th Atlanta Pride Festival. Enjoy stories, crafts, and lots of fun. The event will be in the Family Fun Zone, hosted by Turner.
Piedmont Park
4pm
Join your neighbors and friends to Light Up the Lake in Avondale Estates. Kick off the night by displaying your lantern creations during the monthly ArtWalk that begins at 5pm and later enjoy food and drink in downtown Avondale’s local restaurants or at several food vendors.
“Backstage & Other Stories” stars Terry Burrell, a hugely accomplished Broadway musical actress who resides in Roswell and performs for top theater companies around the country. Her Broadway credits include starring roles in major productions of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Dreamgirls.” “Backstage & Other Stories” is an evening of memories and melodies that offers a rare and candid glimpse of life as a performer on the Great White Way and will include special arrangements from Terry’s illustrious career, including tributes to Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Waters, Eartha Kitt, and Judy Garland.
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
8pm
Electric Circus brings Todrick Hall to My Sister’s Room as part of Atlanta Pride.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Watch the Atlanta Pride parade in person today beginning at noon. It kicks off at Civic Center and weaves its way through to Piedmont Park.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners, job seekers, and community sponsors to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Join MAAP at Ri Ra Irish Pub the third Tuesday of every month from 11:45am to 1pm for a networking lunch. The event is limited to 20 participants. Pre-register by emailing RiRaLunch@maapatl.org,
Sunday, Oct. 21
Now in its 28th year, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is a fun 3.2-mile run/walk through the historic Piedmont Park & Midtown Atlanta neighborhoods. A production of AID Atlanta, this is the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the Southeast. Runners, walkers, and volunteers will be raising critically needed funds for nine participating local HIV/AIDS service organizations.
Piedmont Park
11am
Tuesday, Oct. 23
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts its Membership Orientation.
BB&T Tower at Atlantic Station
9am–11am

 

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