LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Oct. 16 – 30

Friday, October 16

Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones, Michelle Malone and Randall Bramblett unite tonight at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre for Rock Chastain, a benefit concert for the Chastain Park Conservancy. Doors open at 7 p.m., $50,

Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

Come join Mr. and Mrs. Atlanta Eagle for a fun night with the folks of Alphabet Soup Atlanta. Enjoy cocktails, Jell-O shots and great conversation. 10 p.m.–3 a.m.,

Saturday, October 17–Sunday, October 18

The Fall Festival on Ponce offers amazing arts and crafts,

Saturday, October 17

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star in “Freeheld,” about a detective diagnosed with cancer trying to leave her pension to her partner, now playing at the UA Tara Cinemas.

After two sold-out seasons, Serenbe Playhouse is proud to revive “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” in thrilling (and bone-chilling) new ways, directed by openly gay artistic director Brian Clowdus. For its third season, the show will be more barbaric than ever, taking the tale of Ichabod, Katrina, and Brom Bones to new heights. Through November 1 with an 8 p.m. show tonight, It’s two parties in one.

DJ Rob Reum spins inside while DY Daryl Cox turns up the music outside at TEN Atlanta,

The Florida-Georgia Rodeo Association (FGRA) presents the Boots-n-Briefs underwear auction. The night, which benefits Lost-n-Found Youth and FGRA, features fun, dancing and a Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl contest, Heretic,

Sunday, October 18

DJ Lydia Prim gets everyone dancing at Xion Atlanta, 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta,

The 25th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run, which raises much needed funds for AIDS service organizations throughout the metro Atlanta area, is today, ending at Piedmont Park,

Make joyful noise with the Sisters of Sequin at Gospel Brunch, with performers Bubba D. Licious and Justice Counce, 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. show, Lips Atlanta,

Regina Simms and Piper highlight The Return of Witches and Bitches, 9 p.m., Friends on Ponce,

Monday, October 19

Lily Tomlin is generating Oscar buzz for her role as a lesbian grandmother in the new film, “Grandma,” now playing in metro area theaters.

Trans and Friends is a youth focused group for trans people, people questioning their own 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.,

Enjoy games with hairy men at Woofs Game Night, 8 p.m.,

Channel your inner Madonna at Blue Monday Karaoke with Kyle Kirkland, 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Tuesday, October 20

Join the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) tonight at the Atlanta headquarters of Google for a highly informative workshop on using Google services for web, marketing, and enhancing the technology you already use. 6–8 p.m., 10 10th Street NE #600, Atlanta, Ga. 30309

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

Wednesday, October 21

The 2015 GLAAD Atlanta, hosted by Miss Lawrence, will feature a cocktail reception with great drinks and food stations, a silent auction, performances and more. All proceeds benefit GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community. 6–9 p.m., 3109 Piedmont Estate and Gardens,

Join Charis in welcoming author Kate Harding with her new book, “Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do about It.” Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. In the new book, Harding combines in-depth research with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Enjoy games with hairy men at Woofs Game Night, 8 p.m.,

It’s Amateur Night every Wednesday at 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30324

Thursday, October 22

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

Friday, October 23

Join Charis in welcoming local author and professor, Elisabeth Sheff, to talk about her new book, “Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families.” The first of its kind, this anthology brings together stories, poems, drawings and essays created by real people living in polycules. Children describe life with more than two parents; adults share what it’s like to parent with more than one partner. We hear from triads, solos, people who have felt polyamorous their entire lives, and people exploring poly for the first time. Some whimsical, some hilarious, some heartbreaking, some mundane, some life-changing—all pieces reflect the diverse reality of polyamorous families. 7:30–9 p.m.,

More than 30 artists from around the U.S. and abroad have created works of art in clay for the exhibit titled “Taboo: Sexuality and Identity in Ceramics,” the purpose of which is to provoke thought and stimulate conversation while demonstrating the ability of ceramic art to have a relevant voice in the social and political discussions of our time. Now running through October 31, Signature Gallery,

Celeste Holmes hosts Boys of BJ’s tonight at 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30324

DJ Kaye and DJ Tron alternate spinning at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga., 30308,

Saturday, October 24

Enjoy Sunday Funday Brunch, with $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys, noon to 4 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

When the autumn leaves begin to fall and October approaches, Atlanta residents’ thoughts turn to their very own Halloween tradition: Netherworld Haunted House! Generations of Georgians (and visitors from all over the world) have attended this legendary haunted attraction seeking the thrills and chills it serves up every year to an ever-growing legion of loyal fans. This year features two new haunts: The Rotting, filled with nightmarish ghosts and undead horrors, and Vault 13: Unearthed, a secret underground base swarming with science fiction madness. Consistently voted among the top 13 haunted houses in America, Netherworld has raised the bar once again with new special effects, over-the-top sets, and terrifying actors. Through November 7, Georgia Antique & Design Center. 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross, Ga.,

Jerusalem House presents the Hocus Pocus Halloween Party with an open bar with DJ Sean Mac, celebrity judges and a costume contest with a $3000 prize, 7 p.m., W Atlanta Midtown,

Sunday, October 25

DJ Caprice rocks Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga., 30308,

Monday, October 26

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

They’ve been doing it for 15 years and have never been better. The Stars of the Century hit the stage at Jungle Atlanta for an unforgettable show led by emcees Miss Sophia and Joe Jackson. Featuring performances by Necole Luv Dupree, Archie Bonet, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Lord, Damoni Hall Dickerson, Trinity Bonet and more, 11 p.m.,

Tuesday, October 27

Drag royalty is on display! Tuesday night is poker night at The Model T, beginning at 7 p.m.,

Wednesday, October 28

Nicole Paige Brooks, Mychelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo’Dest Volgare host Wild Out Wednesdays at Felix’s,

Ruby Redd’s Birdcage Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m., with $3 well drinks all night, then Tyler King hosts Beauty and the Beat karaoke at 11 p.m., The Hideaway,

Thursday, October 29

Faces Lounge in Marietta’s new All Star Cabaret is every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. with the likes of Heather Daniels and Coco Chanelle, 138 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, Ga. 30060

Phoenix of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” is part of Dancefloor Divas at 11:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,


Friday, October 30

PALS Atlanta presents its all day Pet Cotillion. If you would like for your pet to compete for the prestigious title of PALS Spokepet, visit

Saturday, October 31

It’s Halloween and it’s a Saturday. Every establishment in Atlanta will be having a party. Yes, every one. Check individual listings.

Actor’s Express opens Steve Yockey’s new play, “The Thrush & the Woodpecker,” a suspense thriller offering mystery, power and theatricality. The world premiere will be directed by Melissa Foulger. The show runs in rotating repertory with Yockey’s play “Blackberry Winter,” opening next week. Both shows run through November 22, 8 p.m. tonight,

At Legendary Children’s Shalloween, Katya Zamolodchikova will be on hand to ring in All Shallow’s Eve with hostess, East Atlanta’s resident witch bitch, Lavonia Elberton. Besides a drag show, there will be a costume contest, a dance party, a photo booth, performances by Brigitte Bidet, Cayenne Rouge, Kryean Kally, Ellisorous Rex, and Mo’Dest Volgare, with DJ Male and King Atlas spinning, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., Heretic,