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Best Bets 11.12 – 11.25

Friday, Nov. 12

TILTT (Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth) presents “Transcending the Stereotype,” an art exhibit featuring transgender artists Sean La’Mont and Budah Balenciaga. 7-9 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

Enjoy wine and bid on great art as Georgia State University’s Ex Lucis Student Photography Association presents “Art with Impact,” a benefit for Positive Impact, which provides mental health services, testing and other support for people impacted by HIV. 7-10 p.m. at Big House Gallery & the Granite Room, 211 Peters St., Atlanta, GA 30313.

Bedlam Presents: WackedOutBlackOut, where attendees are encouraged to wear all white, put on goggles or sunglasses, and be painted and glow under ultraviolet lights. 10 p.m. at My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

DJ Mike Pope spins at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

DJ Lydia Prim spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Mary Edith Pitts Show gets underway at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE #F, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, Nov. 13

Atlanta photographer Chris Buxbaum presents “Transformers,” the culmination of almost a year documenting the drag queens and “night creatures” of the House of Sukeban and other Atlanta venues. Includes live music by Henry Jack and performances by Dax Exclamation Point, Kaori Androide, and the House of Sukeban. 8-10:30 p.m. at the Gallery at Cherrylion Studios, 889 Morris St., Atlanta, GA 30318,

The Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative presents Health Fair to Go, offering free screenings for body mass index, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, breast health, legal and financial protection assistance and HIV testing. Free clinical breast exams require reservations. Co-sponsored by Piedmont Hospital and the Hope Clinic of Emory University. 12-4 p.m. at The Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Eryn Woods performs at My Sister’s Room for the Old School Party with all ‘80s and ‘90s music. 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network hosts an Atlanta fundraiser to support work to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Attendees will include SLDN Atlanta board member Jeff Cleghorn, Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis, and SLDN’s entire Board of Directors and Military Advisory Council. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the home of Randy New, Esq. & Dr. Russell Tippins, 4 Polo Drive, Atlanta, GA 30309.

The Georgia chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights invites LGBT veterans and allies to march with them in the Georgia Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta. Parade steps off at 11:11 a.m. from West Peachtree Street near Pine Street; concludes at Centennial Olympic Park. Contact AVER via; Parade info at

The Breaking the Silence vigil honors LGBT suicide victims and protests homophobia in the black church, with a focus on the young men who have sued Bishop Eddie Long claiming he sexually coerced them. (Long denies the allegations, see story, page 12). 12-3 p.m. at Willie A. Watkins Special Events Center at 5843 Redan Road, Lithonia, GA 30058,

DJ Chris Griswold returns to the Eagle, just in time for Southern Bears night. 10 p.m. at Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

DJ Roland Belmares spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Joshua Bula brings his “Gay Days” circuit sound to Mixx Atlanta; set starts at 10 p.m. at 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

DJ Rob Reum spins at Jungle following Alexandria Martin’s Bon Voyage Show, hosted by Bubba D Licious and Nicole Paige Brooks with special guests. Show is at 8 p.m., Reum follows. Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Saturday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Nov. 14

DJ Vicki Powell’s first Edgewood Electronic Music Fest is a two-day music event highlighting local artists and DJs from Atlanta spinning in nine local restaurants and venues. Lineup includes Powell, DJ Homosexual, DJ Hawg-Tied and MC 5 Hour Boner, among others. For details, search for the fest on Facebook.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Celebrate three decades of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus with “Encore,” a special event featuring dinner, open bar, a silent and live auction, and a special program honoring three of its biggest supporters, including the chorus’ founder. Includes a special performance by the chorus and Tony and Grammy award winner Jennifer Holliday. 6 – 10 p.m. at One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia 30309,

Poster Hut hosts a Holiday Sale & Drag Show with live DJ from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and shows at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. starring Penny Puddles, Monica Van Pelt, Felicia Sapphire and more. Also includes photos with Studly Santa, raffles and holiday beverages. 2175 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Process Theatre Co. hosts its 5th annual Play Day New Play Read-a-thon, including work by gay playwright and GA Voice columnist Topher Payne. Readers gather a minimum of $25 in pledges; only $5 to be an audience member for all or part of the day. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033,

The Armorettes, the infamous camp-drag HIV fundraising troupe, performs the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 8 – 10 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Monday, Nov. 15

Join Bubba D. Licious for Dragamaki, serving up sushi and drag from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Nickiemoto’s, 990 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Tuesday, Nov. 16

The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch. 11:55 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hudson Grille, Brookhaven Station, 4046 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319,

Grammy-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock brings amazing harmonies and activist spirit to Ebenezer Baptist Church to benefit People of Faith Against the Death Penalty. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312,

First Metropolitan Community Church offers free classes through the Institute for Spiritual Growth; a donation is appreciated. Tuesdays, Nov. 9-30, is “Discover the Power for an Amazing Life” with Rev. Paul Graetz; Tuesdays, Nov. 9-23, is “Unlocking Your Life’s Potential through Life Coaching – An Introductory Exploration” with Life Coach John Neil. 7-8 p.m. at First Metropolitan Community Church, 1379 Tullie Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. To enroll, email

Fiercely independent singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Wednesday, Nov. 17

The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch. 11:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel Northlake, 4156 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084,

The first annual Nickels Make Dimes Fun-Raiser for the Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice features comedian Jerry Farber. Tax-deductible tickets are $20 and total ticket sales will be matched by the Lloyd Russell Foundation. 8 p.m. at The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Dr., Atlanta, GA 30328,

The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce hosts a special WOW Wednesday event to celebrate Atlanta companies that received a 100 percent score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index. 6-8 p.m. at Four Seasons Hotel, 75 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Thursday, Nov. 18

MEGA Family Project’s Coming Out Support Group, a free service for adults, meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the MEGA Family Project office space at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307. The same night is the group’s “Waiting for the Stork” Prospective Parent Meet Up.

This month’s Cliterati Open No Mic features Foxy House, the duo of soul singer-songwriter Chelsea Johnson and slam poet Lucia Misch. 7:30-9 p.m. at Charis, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

The gay Atlanta Executive Network partners with the Atlanta Women’s Business Network for Third Thursday Networking. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Varasano’s Pizzeria, 2171 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30309,

DJ Sam Rothstein and DJ Last Season Skechers spin for the return of Big Primpin’ at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Friday, Nov. 19

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation hosts “Thank GLAAD it’s Friday” networking for young LGBT professionals. 7-9 p.m. at W Hotel Atlanta – Midtown, 188 14th St., Atlanta, GA, 30361,

Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present the third of three nights of films by Warren Sonbert, a crucial figure of the American avant-garde. Tonight features two films — “Honor and Obey” and “The Bad and the Beautiful” — exploring the dynamics of communication, romance and desire. 8 p.m. at Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8, Atlanta, GA 30312,

DJ Jay McCracken spins at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Saturday, Nov. 20

The Akoma Book Club (of Women Healing Women) discusses global activist and fundraiser Lynne Twist’s “The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources.” 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The relaunched Big Gay Supper Club goes all brunch for November and December, dining today from 12:30-3 p.m. at South City Kitchen – Midtown, 1144 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Guest soloist Adam Frey joins the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, the city’s LGBT community orchestra, for sounds of “Song & Dance.” 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033,

The Heretic Backroom Burlesque presents the Armorettes to benefit Jerusalem House. 8-11 p.m. at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Every week it’s Grown & Sexy Sunday with Wassup N ATL, the group’s longest running weekly event for black LGBT folks and their friends. 7 p.m. – midnight at Djangos, 495 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Monday, Nov. 22

Hazel Rowley signs “Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage,” her biography of the Roosevelts’ lifelong companionship, amidst the rumors of FDR’s lifelong romance with Lucy Mercer and Eleanor’s purported lesbianism. 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Tuesday, Nov. 23

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds a Business Builder lunch 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030,

Enjoy tonight’s episode of “Glee” on 21 screens, then enjoy the beats of DJ Steve Vaughn. 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, Or watch “Glee” at 8 p.m. followed by showtunes at Oscars Atlanta’s Video & Martini Bar, 1510 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Wednesday, Nov. 24

The Queer Literary Fiction Book Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

DJ Sin Morera spins and premieres his new single, “My Heartbeat,” Thanksgiving Eve at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday makes Wednesday an even bigger night out than usual in Atlanta’s gay scene. DJ / Producer Tracy Young spins at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Chris Coleman presents the Thanksgiving Eve Butter Ball with DJ Tony Moran, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Club Life, 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, followed by the Overhaul After Hours All Nighter with DJ Martin Fry at the Spring 4th Center until 8 a.m. (see details under Thursday).

Thursday, Nov. 25

It may feel like Wednesday night, but it will technically be Thursday when DJ Martin Fry takes the turntables at 2:30 a.m. to spin until 8 a.m. at Spring4th Center, 728 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Georgia Voice!