LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Oct. 2 – 15

Friday, October 2–Saturday, October 3

The FTM Fitness World Annual Conference is the world’s leading conference in health and wellness for transgender individuals. Events include a Trans Exclusive Fashion Show, a bodybuilding competition and various workshops. Ramada Plaza Hotel,

Friday, October 2–Thursday, October 8

Out On Film continues its 28th annual LGBTQ film festival, highlighted by Saturday’s Georgia Voice day, including “Tab Hunter Confidential,” “54: The Director’s Cut,” the documentary “Upstairs Inferno” and more through October 8 at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema,

Friday, October 2

It’s here and it’s more horrible than we feared—”Stonewall,” directed by Roland Emmerich, is playing in area theaters.

Jeff Perry of “Scandal” fame is directing the drama, “A Steady Rain,” at the Alliance Theatre, with a 7 p.m. curtain tonight, running through October 11,

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

Saturday, October 3–Sunday, October 4

The 15th annual Lakefest takes place this weekend with all sorts of events in Pine Lake, including Poetry by the Lake and Michelle Malone on Sunday afternoon,

Saturday, October 3

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

Come join in the glow as DJ Neon the Glowgobear returns to the Atlanta Eagle for the Stoplight Party—with glow bracelets for everyone! Choose red if you’re just looking for friends, yellow if you want to be mysterious, and green if you’re ready to game on! 10 p.m.,

DJ Chad Jack returns to the Jungle tonight,

Sunday, October 4

The NOH8 Campaign returns to town today. Stop by W Atlanta-Midtown anytime between 2–6 p.m. to pose for an official NOH8 photo by photographer Adam Bouska. No reservations needed, but wear white!

The lesbian-themed “Jar the Floor,” running through today, has a performance at 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center,

Monday, October 5

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.,

Come enjoy free pool at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308,

Tuesday, October 6

Equally Wed’s Master Class offers compelling programming and knowledgeable and entertaining speakers and educates wedding vendors and other professionals in the standards of LGBT practices. At the end of the one-day seminar, attendees will receive a diploma and accreditation as a certified equality-minded wedding professional. 8:30 a.m–7:30 p.m., Four Seasons,

A reception tonight is a fundraiser for Josh Noblitt for Georgia State House District 59, 5:30 p.m., Steel Restaurant & Lounge Atlanta, 950 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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

The Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” runs through October 11 with 7:30 p.m. performances, courtesy of Broadway Across America, Fox Theatre,

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

Wednesday, October 7

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 8

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

Integrity Atlanta will host its 27th annual Gay Pride Eucharist tonight. The preacher for the service is the Rev. Kimberly Jackson, Chaplain and Missioner to the Absalom Jones Chapel at the Atlanta University Center. A reception follows in the parish hall, 7:30 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Come out to the lesbian-owned Twisted Soul for Food Fighters Thursday. Every Thursday enjoy $5 drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the bar,

Dance Floor Divas with Phoenix of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” begins at 11 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Friday, October 9

More than 30 artists from around the United States 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. Running now through October 31, Signature Gallery,

Atlanta Pride hosts its annual Kick Off party at the Georgia Aquarium, starting off the merriment for the weekend, 7–11:30 p.m.,

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, started at Wild Iris Books in Gainesville, Florida, Charis Books each week invites folks to come talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. Then they will talk about how intersectional feminism can be a tool to solve these issues. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Newnan Theatre Company stages Ira Levin’s gay-themed “Deathtrap,” with shows today through October 11 at 8 p.m.,
Hosted by Digital/Analog
437 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA
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Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, October 10

DJ Martin Fry gets the joint rocking at Xion Atlanta, 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta.

Atlanta Pride kicks off its weekend events in Piedmont Park,

The Indigo Girls perform at the new Ponce City Market, 5 p.m.

Onstage Atlanta and Process Theatre present the drama “Looking for Normal,” about a church-going couple whose lives change when the husband reveals he is a woman trapped in a man’s body. 8 p.m. tonight through October 10,

The Flock of Eagles Pride Party brings together Vicki Powell, Mark Louque, Scooter McCreight, NARK, Chris Bowen and Pat Scott, hosted by Ambrosia Salad, Hydrangea Heath, Sarah Problem, Lady Back Hair, Laura Barton and WARLOCK, 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Electric Circus, the official women’s event of Atlanta Pride, features Whitney Mixter, DJ Annalyze, go-go dancers, fire blowers and more, hosted by Jen-Chase Daniels and Jami Atlanta, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., 1150 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309

It’s two parties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins inside while DY Daryl Cox turns up the music outside at TEN Atlanta,

Sunday, October 11

The HRC Atlanta Pride Brunch, the official brunch of Atlanta Pride, begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Empire State South,

Make a joyful noise with the Sisters of Sequins 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,

Freddie Ashley directs the comedic “Stupid F****** Bird” at Actor’s Express, with a show today at 2 p.m. and running through October 11,

Bear Invasion at the Heretic will find cubs and otters and grizzlies intermingling, with DJ Sean Mac spinning,

Monday, October 12

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

Monday night is the Pride kickball after night at Blake’s at 7:30 p.m. 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 13

The all-new Latino Tuesday kicks off with DJ Karlito, Blake’s,

Wednesday, October 14

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,

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

After two sold-out seasons, Serenbe Playhouse is proud to revive “The Sleepy Hollow Experience” in new thrilling (and bone-chilling) 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,

Thursday, October 15

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Business Builder’s Luncheon, hosted by Dustin Drabot and Lissa Dulany, on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. with a $20 (cash only please) preset menu. Open floor seating limited to 14 respondents. Henry’s Atlanta,

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


Friday, October 16

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