Our picks for the best community, entertainment and nightlife events of the weekend

Our ‘Best Bets’

Friday, Feb. 24

The short film “Through the Window,” about a closeted young woman dealing with attraction to another woman as a Shabbat dinner approaches, screens as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival today at 12:15 p.m. at the UA Tara and again at Merchants Walk on Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. www.ajff.org

Come hang out and chat for Coffee Talk, a chance for a free cup of joe and to learn more about GO Atlanta, AID Atlanta’s gay outreach program. 4-6 p.m. at Aurora Coffee, 992 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, steven.igarshi@aidatlanta.org

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its February Fourth Friday Networking at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. Details to be announced at www.atlantagaychamber.org

Chris Paynter reads from her new lesbian novel, “Survived by Her Longterm Companion.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Mash Attacks is a benefit for Saint Lost & Found, which helps homeless LGBT youth, and features MashUp DJ Robin Skouteris and DJ Pat Scott. 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Bedlam presents “Fairy Dreams, Scheming Queens (…& magic beans),” with costumes encouraged for goblins, dwarfs, queens, kings and more. Features DJ Shane V, special guest host Sarah Mincher and special performance by Princess Charles. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at My Sister’s Room, www.Facebook.com/BedlamPresents

Saturday, Feb. 25

The Georgia GSA Youth Summit unites gay straight alliances, students wanting to start their own GSAs, parents, and LGBT advocates for a day of learning and support. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgia State University, 33 Gilmer St., Atlanta, GA 30303, http://georgiayouthsummit.blogspot.com

The gay Atlanta Bucks rugby team takes on the Valdosta State Blazers at noon at Coan Middle School, 1550 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, www.facebook.com/atlantabucks

“Hoarders and Highlights” is the theme for the Dixie Bowlers’ Miss Gutterball 2012 pageant from 6-10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Join Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt, Caroline Aiken and special guest Mary Ellen Jones for an “in the round” show at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Manshaft brings its Lumberjack Edition party to the Cockpit. Features DJ Wiskuh’s spinning 8-10:30 p.m., followed by DJ Diablo Rojo for the rest of the night. 8 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at Cockpit, http://themanshaft.blogspot.com 

Sunday, Feb. 26

East Side Pride hosts a doggie day at Clarkson’s Milam Dog Park. 3-6 p.m. at 3867 Norman Road, Clarkston, GA 30021, http://eastsidepridenews.blogspot.com

The Hotlanta Softball League hosts sign-ups for the spring season from 5-8 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.hotlantasoftball.org