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Saturday, Oct. 22

Dan de Leon spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Local country superstars Sugarland, who once performed with Indigo Girls at Atlanta Pride, bring their “Incredible Machine” tour home. 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena, One Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303,

The third annual Atlanta Pride Ride offers 10 and 20 mile options at Arabia Mountain Trail. 8:30 a.m. – noon; assembly begins at 7:30 a.m. at Stonecrest Mall.

The Athens Queer Literary Afternoon features Amanda Gable, Franklin Abbott, Janine Aronson, Ben Hudson, Tricia Lootens, Alice Mohor, Aralee Strange and Bellah Sparx. Local writers are invited to attend and read as well. 1-6 p.m. at Hendershot’s Coffee, 1560 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606.

“Carnevale: Myths and Legends,” the annual gala fundraiser for Jerusalem House, features a costume contest with $500 in cash prizes, open bar, buffet and music by DJ Mike Pope. 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303,

DJ Pat Scott spins for Foreplay at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturdays mean Man 2 Man at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, Oct. 23

Hotlanta Softball League’s Fall Ball plays games on Sundays through Oct. 30 at Piedmont Park, at 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Models will be on hand as Atlanta photographer and stylist Richie Arpino introduces his 2012 fundraising calendar, “North vs. South,” which benefits breast cancer and HIV research. 5 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

After playing Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride in September, Marsha Ambrosius performs at 8 p.m. at Center Stage Theatre, 1374 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309,


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