Ongoing

Jonathan Larson’s hit musical sensation ‘Rent’ runs through Dec. 22 at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.fabrefaction.org.

‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’ runs through Dec. 23 at Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com.

‘The Santaland Diaries,’ based on the writings of gay humorist David Sedaris, runs through Jan. 2 at Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.horizontheatre.com.

Thursday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 12

The Design Is Show House benefits CHRIS Kids, with four luxury apartments that will be decorated as a “Gallery of Rooms” by 12 of Atlanta’s most talented interior designers. Includes special dessert tastings from Midtown’s favorite spots and unannounced visits by local performers throughout the weekend. 811 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308, www.designismagazine.com.

Friday, Dec. 10

‘Joy!’ featuring gay artist Jon Arge opens at Kai Lin Gallery. 7 – 10 p.m., 800 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308, www.kailinart.com.

Homegrown Atlanta duo Indigo Girls showcase their first-ever holiday album, “Holly Happy Days,” with a special concert with Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright, the country singer who made headlines when she came out earlier this year. 8 p.m. at The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA, 30303,
www.livenation.com, www.indigogirls.com.

Guitarist Peter White leads a merry evening of smooth holiday jazz with Rick Braun on trumpet and Mindi Abair on saxophone. 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.

Bedlam presents “WreckTheHalls,” with MSR completely transformed into a winter wonderland complete with snow blizzard, naughty versions of Santa and Ms. Claus, and Michael Giel playing the electric violin. 10 p.m. at My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

Friday, Dec. 10 – Saturday, Dec. 11

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Holiday Lights,” featuring the celebrated Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde and the world premiere of “Ring Out, Wild Bells” by American composer David Conte. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday followed by free ice cream. social. The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.agmchorus.org.

Saturday, Dec. 11

The Big Gay Supper Club enjoys brunch. 12:30 – 3 p.m. at Parish Foods & Goods, 240 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.thebiggaysupperclub.com.

The second annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run raises money for Camp Twin Lakes, a non-profit network of Georgia camps that offers year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children and young adults. Runners begin at Manuel’s and wind through Virginia Highland. 1 p.m. at Manuel’s, 602 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.atlantasantaspeedorun.org.

Leslie Jordan hosts “Deck Them Halls Y’all.” Shows are restricted to ages 18 and up. VIP tickets $75 includes meet-and-greet with Jordan after the show. The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.

“Discursive Documents: Performing the Catalogue,” presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Ga. is based on queer artist John Q’s “Memory Flash” event last spring, remembering Atlanta’s LGBT history. The show includes artifacts from “Memory Flash” and items contributed by others. 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mocaga.org.

Writer, entrepreneur and yachtsman Scotty Cade comes to Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse to read from and sign copies of his debut novel “Final Encore.” 2 p.m., 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com.

Mon Cherie’s Club Fetish “Night of Misfit Toys” at Heretic Atlanta. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Jasmine Antoinette and the Iced Out Femme Show turn MSR into a winter wonderland. 10 p.m. at My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

Taylor Dayne performs live at Jungle with DJ producer Oren Nizri at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Backstage at MIXX features an appearance by Rodiney of LOGO’s “The A-List” with DJ Joshua Bula. 8-9 p.m. (VIP entry: receive drink ticket); 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. visit with Rodiney. MIXX Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 404-228-4372 www.calibermodels.com.

Roxie Watson is a five piece string band that is claiming the new genre “alterna-grass” at Eddie’s Attic. Doors open at 8 p.m., Show at 8:30 p.m., 515-B N. McDonough Rd., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Joining Hearts Wish List After Party is an evening of fun benefiting the children of Jerusalem House and the AID Atlanta Teen Program. DJ Mike Pope spins from 8-10 p.m. A $20 gift card or toy valued at $20 or more suggested. Amsterdam Atlanta, 502 A Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA www.joininghearts.org.

Notorious funny lady and “fag hag” Margaret Cho will bring the highly anticipated “Cho Dependent” tour to Atlanta. Cho wrote her entire show while living in Peachtree City filming the Lifetime series, “Drop Dead Diva.” John Roberts will grace the stage as her special guest. 8 p.m. at the Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.tabernacleatl.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch. 11:30a.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille, 2964 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.atlantagaychamber.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Creative is a Verb: An Inspirational Night with Patti Digh follows up on her successful “Life Is a Verb,” and in the tradition of Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Digh presents a book that leads readers by both heart and head to acknowledge, reinforce and use their own creative spirit at Charis Books & More. 7:30-9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

‘A Christmas Memory’ opens today and runs through Dec. 23 at Balzer Theatre, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303 www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Prepare your favorite holiday dish and come out for a holiday potluck dinner at YouthPride. 5 p.m., 1017 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.youthpride.org.

MEGA’s Prospective Parent Group meets to get support on your journey toward parenthood. 7-8:30 p.m., contact Kathy Kelly for directions, www.megafamilyproject.org.

Coming Out Support Group with MEGA Family Project. 7-8:30 p.m., contact Kathy Kelly at 404-808-3350 if it’s your first time visiting, megafamilyproject.org.

Midtown Comedy Show at Bellissima with host Brady Smith, 560-B Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.myspace.com/bellissima_lounge.

“Holiday Ice Spectacular” opens today and runs through Dec. 24 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Marietta, GA 30339 www.cobbenergycentre.org.

Friday, Dec. 17

Christina Paris & Friends present “Merry CHRIS-Miss” Benefit Show for CHRIS Kids. Festivities include drink specials, cabaret show and door prizes. 10 p.m. at Felix On The Square, 1510 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.

DJ Lydia Prim spins at the Heretic Atlanta. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

The Mary Edith Pitts Show brings the roof down with her special blend of musical comedy at Burkhart’s Pub. 11:30 p.m. at 1492 Piedmont Ave NE #F, Atlanta, GA 30309 www.burkharts.com.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Atlanta musician Sonia Leigh takes the stage in Marietta. 8 p.m. at Dixie Tavern, 2319 Windy Hill Rd. SE, Marietta, GA 30067, www.dixietavern.com.

The Red Party sponsored by Women’s Outdoor Network includes dancing, hors d’oeuvres, raffle. Free to WON members; $10 for non-members. 7-10 p.m. at Jungle Club, 2115 Faulkner Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Atlanta musician Sonia Leigh takes the stage in Marietta. 8 p.m. at Dixie Tavern, 2319 Windy Hill Rd. SE, Marietta, GA 30067, www.dixietavern.com.

Sunday, Dec. 19

YouthPride benefits from tonight’s performance of “Rent” at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.fabrefaction.org.

Janis Ian, who has challenged society’s stereotypes from her early songs about interracial love to her own coming out, performs at Eddie’s Attic. The show is sold-out but will be aired live from their covered and heated rooftop grill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. 515-B N. McDonough Rd., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.

Monday, Dec. 20

Piano Mondays with David Reed get start at 8 p.m. at MIXX Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

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

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Queer Literary Fiction Book Group will discuss “More of This World or Maybe Another” by Barb Johnson at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com. For more info, contact Elizabeth@chariscircle.org.

Gay Fathers of Atlanta support meeting is set for 7:30-9 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.gfoatlanta.org.

Thursday, Dec. 23

Princess Charles has gathered some of Atlanta’s finest “Fashionistas” for a night of drag galore at Burkhart’s Pub. 11 p.m. at 1492 Piedmont Ave NE #F, Atlanta, GA 30309 www.burkharts.com.

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