Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28

In anticipation of December’s worldwide release of Star Wars—Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Delta POPS! series presents three performances of “Star Wars & More: The Music of John Williams” including scores for “Superman,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park,” “Saving Private Ryan” and other favorites with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski. The Saturday matinee performance is a 75-minute family-friendly event for all ages. Both evenings at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Saturday performance,

Friday, November 27

Join KJ Lance, KJ Steve and KJ James for Karaoke Friday at Faces Lounge in Marietta, 9 p.m.–2:30 a.m.,

R and R Entertainment present the Grown and Sexy event from 10 p.m.–3 a.m. at Mixx Atlanta,

The infamous Charlie Brown hosts Glitz and Glam tonight at Lips Atlanta,

Saturday, November 28

Ponce City Market’s inaugural Holiday Spectacular will officially usher in the 2015 holiday season. A family affair, the Holiday Spectacular is a playful celebration offering festive fun for all ages throughout the day. Guests will enjoy a gingerbread house display, face painting, magic tricks, chalk art, elf sightings and the tower lighting at 7 p.m., with an extra special appearance by Santa. The choir schedule will include the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus, 3–9 p.m.

Funnyman and late night TV host Craig Ferguson cracks jokes as part of his New Deal Tour at the Cobb Energy Centre tonight, 8 p.m.,

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

The Atlanta Eagle hosts the Panther Levi/Leather Bar Night, beginning at 10 p.m., as well as the White Party with a guest DJ,

Get ready to Bare Your Briefs with DJ Jack Chang, Jungle Atlanta,

Sunday, November 29–Monday, November 30

Kristian Bush of Sugarland brings his guitar skills to Eddie’s Attic for four shows, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Monday,

Sunday, November 29

DJ Kevin Durand spins at Xion Atlanta, 3 a.m.,

The queer-inclusive Atlanta Bar Church meets tonight for Bar Church, Word and Sacrament, Smith’s Olde Bar, 7 p.m.,

Monday, November 30

Monday night is the Pride kickball after night event at Blake’s at 7:30 p.m. followed by trivia at 10 p.m. with weekly guest hosts,

Tuesday, December 1

Join Georgia Equality in commemorating World AIDS Day in 2015 with a policy-focused luncheon at the Center for Civil & Human Rights. This year’s theme is Getting to Zero: Zero new infection, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. At this luncheon, the Youth HIV Policy Advisors, who are youth living with HIV in the Metro Atlanta area, will present their 2016 Youth HIV Prevention & Care policy agenda to elected officials, community leaders and the media. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.,

MAAP (Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals) hosts its Connecting Atlanta lunch on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., Egg Harbor Café, 1820 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309

Enjoy trivia and games with Jason Walker every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at The Hideaway,

Wednesday, December 2

The fourth annual Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) Out in the Kitchen event is tonight, featuring bites and tasting from some of Atlanta’s best chefs, including Shean Suter from Trace and Patric Bell-Good, as well as a live DJ, 6–8 p.m., Atlanta W Midtown,

SunTrust, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BB&T and more come together for Banker Pride, with food sales going to Trevor Project and Georgia Equality, 6:30–9 p.m., Blake’s,

The 2015 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour will feature Dave along with three special guests. Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer, who was introduced to American audiences with the smash pop single “Lily Was Here” and the legendary Bill Medley, co-founder of The Righteous Brothers, who will be touring with Koz for the first time. 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,

Come hang out and dance to DJ Super Blue, Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

Thursday, December 3

SAGE Atlanta hosts its weekly social hour and potluck, 10 a.m., Phillip Rush Center,

Passion for Paws and Two Tailz Rescue present their “Jingle Tailz Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser” tonight. The evening will be full of fun and FUNdraising and will include live music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and a wine pull, all benefitting Two Tailz Rescue, which rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes abandoned, neglected and homeless dogs in Georgia. 6:30–9:30 p.m. at W Atlanta—Midtown,

The Atlanta Symphony hosts Michael Feinstein’s Sinatra Centennial Celebration tonight. The out Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer has been dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” 8 p.m.,

Friday, December 4–Saturday, December 5

Join the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus as it launches the holiday season with “Deck the Halls: The 35th Annual Holiday Concert” this weekend. This is the Chorus’ 20th year at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. From traditional carols to fun, up-tempo holiday favorites, there’s something here for everyone in the family. Friday night at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Friday, December 4

In the mood for great music? DJ Daryl Cox brings it on at Ten tonight,

Destiny Brooks and Shavonna Brooks lead the rowdy Femme Fatale event at Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.,

Saturday, December 5

Tony Award-winning musician/performer Levi Kreis returns to Atlanta for his festive Home for the Holidays concert, 7 p.m., Spiritual Living Center, 1730 Northeast Express NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Attention fairies, bears, queens, and everything in between—the Heretic is kicking off the holiday season with Glitterball! Snow Edition presented by Just Toby. Enjoy a glorious night where your glitter fantasies become a reality! Dress up in your shiniest and sexiest garments with a holiday twist! DJ Neon spins and is joined by special guest JuJubee from “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” 10 p.m.–3 a.m.,

Sunday, December 6–Wednesday, December 9

The LGBT Institute hosts the National HIV Prevention Conference beginning today. This four-day conference will include oral, panel and poster presentations, as well as plenary sessions, roundtable and debates. It’s designed as a platform as well for conference participants to engage in rigorous scientific, programmatic and technology information exchange, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 8 a.m., 265 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303,

YASS that’s right! But JuJubee won’t be our only SnowBall Queen during our ball … once again Jaye Lish and Biqtch Puddin’ will be our other Glittery Snow Queens who always leave you gagging for more!

Sunday, December 6

Mister Georgia UsofA and Miss Georgia Diva UsofA host the Checkmate pageant, presented by Devin Liquor and Owen McCord, with a bevy of special guests, and categories such as talent and evening wear, 7 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

Monday, December 7

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their gender, and aspiring allies. Charis provides a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. This is a project of the Feminist Outlawz and is co-sponsored by Charis Circle’s Strong Families, Whole Children. Donations are accepted. 7–8:30 p.m.,

The PFLAG Atlanta support group meets today from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson star in the acclaimed lesbian drama, “Carol,” directed by out director Todd Haynes, TBD theaters.

Tuesday, December 8

Join Charis, Raksha, and the National Asian/Pacific-American Women’s Forum in welcoming author and activist Deepa Iyer to read from and sign her new book, “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future,” 7:30–9 p.m.,

Tuesdays are Latin Industry Nights as well as Papi’s Tuesdays with $2 tacos and $3 tequila shots at Las Margaritas,

Wednesday, December 9

B-14! PALS (Pets are Loving Support) presents Christmahanakwanzika Bingo with hosts Bubba D. Licious, Jaye Lish, Edie Cheezburger and special guest Erica Lee, with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

Blake’s hosts a Christmas Carols and Show Tunes singalong, 8 p.m.,

Enjoy Game Night at Woofs tonight, 8 p.m.,

Thursday, December 10

Thursday night is both Texas Hold ‘Em night at 8:30 p.m. and Ladies Night with Regina starting at 10 p.m. at Friends on Ponce,


Saturday, December 12

Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone and Dede Vogt host a songwriting workshop and concert, 5 p.m., Red Clay Music Foundry,

Got your new outfit ready? Atlanta’s favorite holiday cocktail party and charity toy drive, the Toy Party, returns tonight—its first Saturday night outing—and promises to be an unforgettable evening. The Saturday soiree will last an hour longer, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 11:30 p.m., with a silent auction, live entertainment and a DJ set, all supporting 18 agencies and nonprofits that work tirelessly to benefit Atlanta’s at-risk children, America’s Mart Building 3. Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sunday, December 13

Expect to hear naughty stories galore at A John Waters Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Variety Playhouse,

Church time! Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium hosts its final Sunday service of the year/Last Supper Holiday Dance Party, 7–11:45 p.m.,

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