Topher Payne brings Designing Women Live to OnStage Atlanta and more this week

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Thursday, Sept. 6

Though not explicitly gay, we’re sure you’ll find some well dressed “family” at Vagrant Magazine’s Fashion Night Out party. See fashion by three local designers, live music from Rahbi Raw and the Fire Squad and an art exhibition that includes local gay artist Patrick Hanson. 7 – 10 p.m. at Viewpoint, 855 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,,

The Process Theatre and Onstage Atlanta present “Designing Women Live,” three episodes of the classic sitcom presented by men, including GA Voice’s own Topher Payne, playing the heroic Southern women. 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at OnStage Atlanta, 2617 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033,

Every first Thursday is Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence fundraising night at Woof’s. Tonight, they’re joined by Hotlanta Softball’s Pink Cadets to raise funs for Breast Cancer awareness and prevention. 6 – 9 p.m. at Woof’s, 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,,

Friday, Sept. 7

Chris Isaak plays for Concerts in the Garden. 8 p.m. at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Wassup ‘N ATL hosts the upscale First Friday party with DJs Trouble and Angel X with MC Wild Thang on the mic. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Decatur Women’s Sports League starts the fall softball season with games tonight through Oct. 26. Kelly C. Cofer Park, near Chamblee Tucker Road at North Park Drive, Tucker, GA 30084 ,

So it’s a little out of the way, but treat yourself to something different. The 2nd Gender Fusion Cabaret sees several of the Armorettes go way OTP for the sake of really good, bag drag. 10:30 p.m. at Fuzions, 806 North Broad St., Monroe, GA 30656,

Saturday, Sept. 8

Joining Hearts DJ and Atlanta favorite DJ Roland Belmares returns for a spin at the Heretic. No cover before 11 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Health Initiative hosts an LGBT Weight Watchers group every Saturday morning. First weigh-in starts at 8 a.m., with a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Second weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m., with a meeting at 10 a.m. 1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

MEGA Family hosts a “Maybe Baby” seminar for potential LGBT parents. Learn about the many options, costs involved, time frames to consider and how age or geography might factor into your decision. 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Savannah Pride celebrates its 13th year of “unity, acceptance and inclusion” as JoJo, The Cusses and Atlanta’s fave trans rocker Amber Taylor and the Sexual Side Effects perform at the day-long festival complete with vendors and “plenty of Pride to go around.” 11:45 a.m. – 10 p.m. in Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA 31401,

Sunday, Sept. 9

Today is opening Day of the Hotlanta Softball fall season. It’s more casual than the competitive spring season, but we’re sure the spectating is just as celebratory. Games through Oct. 7. 10 a.m – 2 p.m. in the Piedmont Park Active Oval Fields.

Hotlanta Softball’s Atlanta Talons kick off their fall season with a Beer Bust at F.R.O.G.S. All the PBR you can drink, jell-o shots and DJ Joey make way for the Queen of the Strut, Amanda Topp. 1 – 7 p.m. at F.R.O.G.S., 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308.

The Atlanta Dream takes on the Washington Mystics. 3 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303,

For the past several Sundays, Regina Simms has played host to a ton of local talent, culminating in tonight’s “New Faces” final. Weekly winners return to compete for the crown. Go early to get a seat. 11:30 p.m. at Friends Neighborhood Bar, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

The infamous drag queens of the South, the Armorettes take over Burkhart’s. Remember tips are donated to their nonprofit fund for various AIDS-related organizations. 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,