HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

The Fourth Tuesday Halloween Bash includes prizes for costumes in these categories: Scariest, Sexiest, Funniest, Most Original. Tickets are $10 to be donated to The Health Initiative. Fourth Tuesday is for all women identifying as queer, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual, 8-11:30 p.m. in the annex building of The Phillip Rush Center, www.facebook.com/FourthTuesdayAtlanta

Opera Night Club hosts the official Halloween Latin Party. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party lasts until 3 a.m., www.rumbeandoenatlanta.com

Traxx Girls, My Sister’s Room, and Blue Diamond Entertainment present the “Walking Dead” costume party tonight, with cash prizes, 9 p.m., My Sister’s Room, www.mysistersroom.com

Halloween Swank party for women who love women, and guys too, is giving away $500 in cash for the Best Costume, no cover, 9 p.m., 10th and Piedmont, www.facebook.com/10thAndPiedmont

Halloween at Blake’s on the Park is hosted by Nicole Paige Brooks with special guest judge Jean Kelley of NBC’s “The Voice”and includes a Halloween costume contest with $2,000 in cash and prizes, 9 p.m., www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Halloween Trick or Treat Ball at the Jungle by Secretroom.net includes $250 in cash and prizes for Best Costume, features DJs Caz, 313, Evil Z, and MOMO, 10 p.m., www.facebook.com/Secretroom.NetGallery

It’s a Halloween MaskQUEERade at Heretic with host Bubba D. Licious, featuring DJ Mike Pope, and a special appearance by Chiruco. Costume contest at 1 a.m. with $2,014 in cash and prizes (must be registered by 12:30 a.m.), $10 cover, doors open at 10 p.m., hereticatlanta.com

Tricks or Treats Costume Contest with a chance to win $666. Sign up is 11:30 p.m. with contest at midnight. No cover. Amsterdam Atlanta, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Celebrate Mary’s 10th annual Spooky Monster Mash with Halloweenie featuring DJ Headmaster, costume contest with $100 cash prize, and dance party. 10 p.m., Mary’s, www.facebook.com/mary.heylady

Burkhart’s hosts the first night of it costume contest parties, 10 p.m., no cover, www.burkharts.com

Halloween 4 Health at LeBuzz in Marietta with makeup artist on hand to help you for your entrance in the costume contest. Best Makeup Contest at 11 p.m. with a chance to win $75; then a Best Costume Contest at 11:30 p.m. with a chance to win $100. Cover is $5 for 21 and older, $15 for ages 18-20; $2 from cover charges goes to The Health Initiative. www.thenewlebuzz.com

Felix’s hosts a CarnEvil Halloween Party with costume contests in sexy, scary and cool categories. DJs and entertainment includes performances by: Danny Enriquez, Derrick Wood, Spencer Craig, and Viveka Granata, and Sarah Enriquez “Diva Dance” from the film “The 5th Element,” www.facebook.com/FelixsAtlanta

Nightmare on Ponce 2: Asylum has the Panther L/L organization transforming the Atlanta Eagle into a haunted bar. No cover. Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

It’s a Monster Bash Halloween Party at the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, an immersive horror attraction. A dance party within the 10,000 square-foot dance party, DJs, live music, costume contest, horror movies all night, photo ops with live zombies, and more. Tickets are $25 at the door, $3 for parking, 18 to party, 21 to drink, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, www.atlantazombie.com

It’s a Haunted Hoedown kind of evening at the Heretic, with a costume contest at 11 p.m., www.hereticatlanta.com

Burkhart’s hosts the second night of it costume contest parties, 10 p.m., no cover, www.burkharts.com

Apocalypse party with DJ Alex Acosta and a Halloween costume contest with a chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes comes to Jungle, 10 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

BJ Roosters says “come in your sexiest Day of the Dead inspired costume or your WHORE-IFIC Halloween get up” for its party starting at 10 p.m., http://www.yelp.com/biz/bj-roosters-atlanta

Gurlfrandz presents Drop Dead Divas drag show, dance party to follow, 10:30 p.m., Mary’s, www.facebook.com/mary.heylady

Come to Blake’s for a show and costume contest with special guest Lady Bunny and a chance to win $250 in cash, 11 p.m., blakesontheparkatlanta.com

The 12th annual Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Fest takes over Cabbagetown from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day includes a 5K, an artist market, lots of live music and plenty of chili to eat, www.chompandstomp.com

The Lesbian 50+ Potluck & Social provides an opportunity to meet women and have a great meal, 6 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.com

“Let’s Make a Deal,” hosted by Ken, rounds up contestants tonight at Friends on Ponce, 6 – 10 p.m., www.friendsonponce-atl.com

Enjoy some wonderful music at Songwriters In-the-Round with Hannah Thomas, Danielle Howle, and Caroline Aiken. Doors open at 7 with an 8 p.m. start, Red Clay Music Foundry, www.eddieowenpresents.com

Judith Ivey directs “Steel Magnolias” at the Alliance Theatre through Nov. 9 with an 8 o’clock curtain tonight, www.alliancetheatre.com

DJ Karlitos keeps the Halloween party going into the morning at Xion at its new location behind BJ Roosters, spinning from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m., www.cariocaproductions.com

Sunday, Nov. 2

Burkhart’s hosts the third and final night of it costume contest parties, 10 p.m., no cover, www.burkharts.com

Onstage Atlanta’s “The Sugar Bean Sisters,” directed by lesbian Cathe Hall Payne, runs through Nov. 8 with a 3 o’clock performance today, www.onstageatlanta.com

Angelica D’Paige and friends — including Brent Star and Destiny Brooks — purr up fun at Sex Kitten, with $5 burgers and Smirnoff cocktails, 8 p.m. at 10th and Piedmont, www.facebook.com/10thAndPiedmont

$2 well drinks are on tap all day and night at Sunday Funday at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Monday, Nov. 3

Charis kicks off its 40th anniversary year celebrations by welcoming Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” and “The Republic of Imagination” to Decatur in conjunction with the Georgia Center for the Book. In “The Republic of Imagination,” this exhilarating follow-up to “Reading Lolita,” Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society, 7:15 p.m, Georgia Center for the Book. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

The PFLAG Atlanta support group meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, www.uuca.org

Tuesday, Nov. 4

It’s Election Day in Georgia. Races to vote in include governor and U.S. Senate. To find out where to vote, visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

Midtown Open Mic begins at 9:30 p.m., Blake’s, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Cockpit Atlanta is the home for YouTubesday ‘90s mix with VJ Ayem, www.facebook.com/cockpit.atlanta

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Ruby Redd hosts bingo 8:30 p.m. at the Hideaway, www.atlantahideaway.com

Thursday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 8

Candler and Emily Budd return to Serenbe Playhouse this fall with “Craigslist Chronicles, An All New Cabaret.” This husband and wife comedic cabaret team bring hilarious and ridiculous stories from actual craigslist ads. You will meet characters looking for love, roomates, and someone to buy their used crap. Featuring music inspired by the characters themselves, this promises to be a night filled with crazy tales and laughs. 8 p.m., www.serenbeplayhouse.com

Thursday, Nov. 6

Decadence: A Night of Drinking and Debauchery is every Thursday starting at 10 p.m., hosted by Adam Bland and Ashley Mitchell with beats by DJ Daryl Cox. A wet underwear contest begins at 11 p.m., with a cash prize and dancers galore, TEN Atlanta, www.tenatlanta.com

UPCOMING
FRIDAY, NOV. 7
Film Love presents Through the Image: Recent Documentary Work from the Visual Scholarship Initiative which includes three provocative videos demonstrating the power of the visual in storytelling and research, 7 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, www.thecontemporary.org/

Saturday. Nov. 8

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will pack ‘em in tonight at the Fox Theatre, 8 p.m., www.foxtheatre.org

The Atlanta Opera presents the extravagant “Madama Butterfly,” 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Centre, www.cobbenergycentre.org

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