Southern Bears potluck, Jen Foster and Antigone Rising and more this weekend

Our ‘Best Bets’

Friday, Nov. 16

SAGE Atlanta, for LGBT elders, hosts chair yoga every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The Southern Bears, a group for “hirsute” gay men and their admirers,” host a Thanksgiving Pot Luck. 6 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Photographer Philip Bonneau presents the opening of Heroes + Villains 3, his photographic series that re-imagines characters from comic books, Disney and pop culture. Includes cocktails, live performances from models from the series, and a silent auction of the entire series to benefit AID Atlanta. Opening event from 7-11 p.m., show continues through Dec. 7 at i.d. Lab, 996 Huff Road NW, Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318,

Lesbian Jen Foster and Antigone Rising play a show for the Decatur crowd. 7:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B McDonough Road, Decatur, GA 30030,

The Third Friday Film Series presents “Pariah,” about an African-American teen coming out. $1-$10 sliding scale donations. Doors at 7 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Meak Productions hosts an upscale LGBT Business Network Social and birthday celebration for founder Miko Evans. 7:30 p.m. at the Drafting Table, 349 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Friday nights are for the “grown and sexy” with DJ Smash starting at 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492-B Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

It will technically be Saturday morning when DJ Martin Fry spins at Xion following Chus+Ceballos at Jungle. 3-7 a.m. at Xion, 2241 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ greats Chus + Ceballos spin for Icon at 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Friday, Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 18

The Shepherd’s Table Covenant Church and local transgender groups join together to sponsor Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Celebration Weekend. Events include a community discussion panel on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Little Five Points Community Center: “The Purple Affair: An Evening of Transgender Recognition,” from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the community center; and Transgender Recognition Sunday during the 11:45 a.m. service at the Shepherd’s Table, featuring guest speaker Elder Rahkel Henry. 404-573-6311.

Saturday, Nov. 17

A coming out support group for LGBT adults meets on Saturdays through today; 4 p.m. at First MCC Community Center, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

It’s mother-effing Madonna y’all. See the “MDNA” tour everyone’s been talking about. 8 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive Atlanta, GA 30303,

Kings, queens and femmes compete every other Saturday for Drag Race Season III at 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

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

DJ Trouble and MC Wild Thing head up Wassup N Atl’s Score Saturdays at Scoreboards, 1371 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033,

Sunday, Nov. 18

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