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Friday, Oct. 29

“Flash: A Photography Exhibit,” in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, features four local photographers. It opens tonight with a reception at 7 p.m. and runs through Dec. 1 at gay-owned Kai Lin Art Gallery, 800 Peachtree St. Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30308,

DJ Brett Henrichsen and the Masterbeat World Tour land in Atlanta for Halloween Friday. 10 p.m. at Club Reign, 1021 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Traxx Atlanta presents “Animal,” a “Horrifying Halloween Bash,” featuring the Haunted Hood for men and the Witchcraft Lounge for women. Life Nightclub, 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA  30324,

Turn out for Zombie Prom with a Halloween costume contest featuring $1,500 in cash and prizes at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

It’s Nightmare on Amsterdam Avenue, as  DJay McCracken spins at 10 p.m. at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306,

Halloween at the Atlanta Eagle includes the return of Fetish Friday, so wear your leather. Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Scary Mary’s Hallo Weenie party includes “horrific faggy costumes” and horror hosts Mr. Halloween and Senor Cajones and DJ Headmaster Ritual. Earlier happy hour includes DJ Merlot and Johnny Rocker. Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

“B Movie Horror Halloween” is the theme for Sukeban 11, featuring special guest Devin Liquor and many more performances. Begins at 9:30 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m. at My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

The Emory Drag Extravaganza is hosted by Emory University’s Office of LGBT Life and Emory Pride. The team with the most points wins the new Drag Cup; donations fund student travel to LGBT conferences and events. 10 p.m. at Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Friday, Oct. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 31

The Process Theatre and Onstage Atlanta present Halloween fundraiser performances of Charles Busch’s “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033,

Saturday, Oct. 30

MEGA Family Project hosts its annual Halloween Party for LGBT parents and their kids. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Covenant MCC, 109 Hibernia Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. Register at

Poetry Atlanta presents the seventh annual Voices Carry reading, including Collin Kelley, Natasha Trethewey, Patrick Donnelly, Cecilia Woloch, Richard Garcia and M. Ayodele Heath. 8-10 p.m. at Sycamore Place Gallery, 20 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030,

pARTy: A Collaborative Art Event brings together visual art, music, dance and acrobatics; including Vicki Powell. Theme is Jungle. 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. at Blue Tower, 675 Metropolitan Parkway #1113, Atlanta, GA 30304,

The Gentle Readers morph into ‘70s cover band The Susi French Connection for a two-show Halloween Bash. 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Eddie’s, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Join the fun as gay sports bar Woofs screens “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for Halloween. 11 p.m., film starts at 11:30 p.m. at Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA  30324,

Scary Mary’s Super Spooky Madhouse Disco Nite features a costume contest, DJ Sam Rothstein, and MC 5 Hour Boner. Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Halloween at the Atlanta Eagle includes the debut of Superhero Night, with a costume contest at 1 a.m. at Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

“Clash of the Titans” is the theme for Rockstars Productions fifth annual Halloween Costume benefit, transforming the W Midtown into “Seriphos in Atlanta.” VIP at 8 p.m., general admission at 10 a.m, party to 3 a.m. at the W Hotel Atlanta – Midtown, 188 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30361,

DJ Chris Cox spins for the Vamp party at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Halloween at the Heretic is Nightmare on Cheshire Bridge with DJay McCracken. Costume contest at 1 a.m. (register by 12:30 a.m.) with $1,500 in cash and prizes, hosted by Bubba D. Licious. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Hallowmoon features a special performance by the Court of Kings and prizes for the best vampire and overall costumes. My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

The SIN (Seductive, Intriquing, Naughty) party comes to Bellissima for Halloween. 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Bellissima, 560-B Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Lesbian singer-songwriter Catie Curtis performs at 7:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic. 8 p.m. at Eddie’s, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

The Nightmare on Amsterdam Avenue continues with HotRod Killer DJ and a costume contest with $666 in cash and prizes; sign up at 11:30 p.m. and contest at midnight at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

DJ duo Travis and Eric spin for the Overhaul Halloween after-hours party. 3 a.m. – 8 a.m. at Spring4th Center, 728 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

It’s Election Day, so be sure to vote — there’s a lot at stake for the future of Georgia on this ballot. See coverage pages 15-17. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To locate your polling place, visit

The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch. 11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. at Hudson Grille, Brookhaven Station, 4046 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319,

The gay Atlanta Executive Network hosts a Mix & Mingle outside the perimeter; includes a performance by singer D. Lammie Hanson. 6-8:30 p.m. at Avisca Fine Art Gallery, 507 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060,

Wednesday, Nov. 3

AID Atlanta’s Gay Men’s Outreach Program hosts OUT 2 EAT from 7-10:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324. RSVP to Steven Igarashi,, or 404-870-7763.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Glenda Corwin, author of “Sexual Intimacy for Women,” offers a workshop on maintaining intimacy during stressful times like the holidays. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Richard Hutto reads “A Peculiar Tribe of People.” 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Friday, Nov. 5

ATTA, the local gay tennis club, hosts free beginner clinics at the Dekalb Tennis Center, 1400 McConnell Dr., Decatur, GA 30033.  To register, email Thanh Doan at and specify either 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m.

Nikki Giovanni, promoting her new anthology “The 100 Best African American Poems,” reads from noon to 1 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Electro-pop stunner La Roux plays the Tabernacle. Doors open 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA  30303,

DJ Calvin Harris spins 10-11:30 p.m. at the Loft, 1374 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Barry Brandon, Bill Kaelin, Team B and Duh Gays! present the after party for La Roux and Calvin Harris. With DJ Sydney Slain. 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Aurum, 915 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, Nov. 6

The gay Atlanta Bucks rugby team plays a home match against North Cobb. 1-3 p.m. at Coan Middle School, 1550 Hosea L Williams Dr., Atlanta, GA 30317,

Charis Books & More, Atlanta’s lesbian-owned feminist bookstore, celebrates its 36th birthday with author signings and a storewide sale. 11 a.m to 7 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Mon Cherie’s Club Fetish starts at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ and producer Abel spins at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Saturday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 7

The Chastain Park Arts Festival features 160 fine artists, plus live acoustic music. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327,

Sunday, Nov. 7

QuickSilver Country Dancers hosts a Gender Free Contra Dance with LGBT and straight dancers welcome; no experience or partner is necessary. Newcomer’s Orientation at 1:30 p.m., dance 2-5 p.m. followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Life Enrichment Center, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033,

GAGA, the Gay Adventures Group Atlanta, goes horseback riding at Blanche Manor in Blue Ridge, GA. Noon to 4 p.m., RSVP required.

Monday, Nov. 8

Robyn, the self-proclaimed “most killingest pop star on the planet,” performs at the Buckhead Theatre with Maluca and Natalia Kills. Doors open at 7 p.m.; all ages, general admission. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305,

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Humorist Amy Sedaris sets the record straight on the myth that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex with her new book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.” Ticket includes autographed book. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305,

Thursday, Nov. 11

The Atlanta chapter of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates hosts EnERGizing Your Employee Resource Group, an LGBT corporate discussion with guest speaker Jeffery Toblas Halter, author of “Selling to Men, Selling to Women.” 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the UPS Corporate Office, 55 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328,

Elspeth Odbert discusses “A Journey is a Story is a Journey.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,