Out on Film, “Duh! The ‘80s Party” and more this weekend

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Saturday, Sept. 29

A new “coming out” support group for LGBT adults meets on Saturdays through Nov. 17; 4 p.m. at First MCC Community Center, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. www.firstmcc.com

Mariah Balenciaga from RuPaul’s “Drag Race,” season three, hosts an evening of drag to benefit the upcoming AIDS Walk Atlanta. 7-10 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. at Club Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Atlanta’s 25th annual Out on Film festival officially starts Oct. 4, but enjoy previews and the chance to win film passes and DVDs at a Kick Off Party at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com, www.outonfilm.org

The beefy men of the traveling Bearracuda party stop in Atlanta for another romp at the Heretic. DJ Hifi Sean makes his Atlanta debut. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.bearracuda.com

Gay writer/director Timothy Gray and his Odd Man Out Theater troupe perform a Shakespeare Follies/Not Follies “Best in Show” Show. Performers vie for audience love and the best will be invited to headline the group’s January show. Cocktails at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb Street, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.oddmanouttheater.com

Are you the next Mr. Hideaway Leather? Compete to represent Roy’s Hideaway at the SECC contest in February 2013. Roy’s Hideaway Campground, 268 Catfish Lane, Collins, GA 30421, www.leatherXproductions.com

Swinging Richard’s and Boy Next Door raise funds for Atlanta Pride by dressing strippers in Boy Next Door underwear, and letting you bid for a dance and the undies. Time TBA at Swinging Richard’s, 1400 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30323.

DJ Shane V spins for “Duh! The ‘80s Party,” an annual Bedlam event at 9 p.m. at Asylum, 543 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316.

DJ Pat Scott spins for Atlanta S/M Solidarity Bar Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

The Bros, the drag troupe from Athens, invades MSR with special guest Diego Wolf and Boydonna. DJ Liz Owen spins after. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

DJ M and Twee present the Libra Birthday Bash at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310, www.traxxgirls.com

Go “Man 2 Man” every Saturday night at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xcessultralounge.com

Shavonna B. Brooks hosts the Extravaganza show at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Sunday, Sept. 30

The first annual Ansley Fall Festival includes food, shopping, entertainment, local artists, an antique car show from the Lambda Car Club at the Hideaway from 3-7 p.m., and more. Festival from 1-7 p.m. at Ansley Mall. www.ansleyatlanta.com

Dr. Ayanna Thompson presents “Weyward MacBeth: Intersections of Race and Performance,” looking at contemporary performances of the Shakespearean tragedy. 3 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club hosts its mid-season beer bust. 3-6 p.m. at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.atlantabucksrugby.org

The Armorettes, Atlanta’s legendary fundraising drag troupe, takes over at 8 p.m. at at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com