Friday, Oct. 26
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts its Fourth Friday networking night.
WUSSY returns for the 4th annual SHALLOWEEN Dance Party featuring Sasha Velour, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9.” Come bump uglies with Atlanta’s undead weirdos and bring out your freakiest drag, spooky sadboys, trash queens, and swamp kings and velour-inspired couture. The night includes special spotlight performances from Edie Bellini, Dotte Com, Molly Rimswell, The House of Gunt, JayBella Banks, D’Knighten Dae, Mystery Meat, and Evah Destruction. Tonight’s DJ is Reesie Cups. The evening also features a costume contest with a fat cash prize.
The Heretic Atlanta
Saturday, Oct. 27
Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
Enjoy Halloween, Atlanta Eagle style with DJ Pat Scott and Panther Levi/Leather Bar Night.
“Reykjavik” opens at Actor’s Express today. In this tour-de-force collision of sex and danger, playwright Steve Yockey propels us on a journey in which the supernatural is closer than we think. Now through Nov. 18 at 8pm.
Have a Happy Halloween “Woofs” style. How spooky or sexy can you be? A costume contest starts at 9pm and the winners will be announced at 11pm. A $250 cash prize goes to first place and a $100 bar tab for second is on the line.
Bubba D’Licious hosts a Halloween event complete with a costume contest starting at 10pm at Heretic Atlanta.
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
Join Deep End for HalloQween, with sounds by JASH JAY Jsport and Leonce Nelson, hosted by Xt Venus Valentine with a Best Qween Look Contest.
The Boys of BJ Roosters will make the dead rise. Come out tonight for the club’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” event.
Saturday, Oct. 28
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds their weekly meeting tonight.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
Emily Kinney is a little too old to be daydreaming in the back of a classroom, soaked in unrequited love for a guitar player in a pop-punk band she used to watch on MTV, but on “Oh, Jonathan,” Kinney’s upcoming release, she just can’t seem to help herself. It’s been a couple years since Kinney’s last album, “This is War,” and she’s been using the time both professionally, in acting, music, and personally to mature and explore.
Monday, Oct. 29
Keira Knightley stars in the lesbian-themed “Colette,” in area theaters with various showtimes.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Face of Knives Presents its 13-monthiversary the only way they know how: with a Halloween party featuring Hallowed, Holy Gallows, Sister Sai, and Dbl Vanities.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Step right up for a ghastly concoction of delight, horror, fantasy, and terror at Fiend — a mystery meat Halloween special, providing tricks and treats are Molly Rimswell, Cola Fizz, LJ Fury, Jasper Hex, and Video Tronic. The event will feature a spooky dance contest.
Expect rowdiness as Trashetta Galore is the emcee for Nightmare at Midtown Moon tonight.
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. The spooky show continues its run tonight at 8pm through Nov. 4
Friday, Nov. 2
Out Front Theatre Company’s version of “The View Upstairs,” a Southeastern premiere, follows the story of Wes, a young fashion designer from 2018, who buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Upon entering the space, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar that would later be the subject of foul play.
Running through Nov. 10
Join Celeste Holmes for Celestial Friday with guests Brigitte Bidet, Shavonna Brooks, Angelica D’Paige, and more.
Blake’s on the Park
Every Friday at midnight, it’s time to slip on those fishnets and make-up 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 Show,” midnight at the Plaza Theatre.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Celebrate Charis’ final store birthday in Little 5 Points before they relocate to their new house at Agnes Scott College next year. Stop by to offer a 44th birthday wish to help remember the hearts and hands that helped build this space. Enjoy birthday cake, refreshments, and great book deals.
Powered equally by Lou Reed’s visionary songs, John Cale’s training in hardcore minimalism, the onrushing rhythm guitars of Reed and Sterling Morrison, and the pounding momentum of Maureen Tucker’s drumming, the Velvet Underground provided the unlikely template for thousands of bands to follow. In the process, they made the lines between pop and the avant-garde virtually irrelevant — much like their advocate and mentor, Andy Warhol. Their fateful alliance with Warhol changed the course of American music and of rock and roll worldwide. Tonight, Film Love presents an immersive, multi-projection tribute to the Velvets and Warhol through the band’s 16mm films from this era. The screening is in conjunction with the exhibit Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, which will be open for viewing before the event.
Michael Carlos Museum
The Atlanta Opera opens the 2018-19 mainstage season with a production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic Broadway musical, “West Side Story.” Featuring Vanessa Becerra as Maria and Andrew Bidlack as Tony, this production will show that many of the same divisions that separated us in the 1950s remain with us today. Choreographer Julio Monge has resurrected Jerome Robbins’ original choreography for this production, allowing audiences to experience “West Side Story” as it was originally meant to be seen, on a grand scale with classically trained singers and dancers. It runs through Nov.11.