A Diva’s Christmas, World AIDS Day and more this weekend

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Friday, Nov. 30

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Red Party celebrates “Lives Focused on Cure” with HIV testing from 6-10 p.m. and show at 10 p.m. with DJ Birdman and the Divas Cabaret. Benefits Powertoendure.org at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30367, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Directed by openly gay Brian Clowdus, “A Diva’s Christmas“ delivers an eclectic mix of Christmas standards and contemporary favorites belted out by Alison Brannon Wilhoit, Kylie Brown and Dasie Thames. The touring show kicks off in Dahlonega tonight and runs through Dec. 21; Atlanta-area dates include The Hill at Serenbe (Dec. 1), West & Mill in West Midtown, (Dec. 2), Spice Market at W Midtown (Dec. 8), Café Circa in downtown Atlanta (Dec. 9 and Dec. 16) and Haven in Brookhaven (Dec. 10). www.serenbeplayhouse.com

Gay saxophonist Dave Koz brings his Christmas show back to Georgia. 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339,

It’s the last ManShaft party of the year: the Levi-Leather edition. 10 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/cockpit.atlanta

Saturday, Dec. 1

Today is World AIDS Day. For a full schedule of events, please see page 8.

Hannah Thomas and Emily Kate Boyd perform their rock/country tunes. 9:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B McDonough Road, Decatur, GA 30030,

As performance art troupe gloATL prepares for their debut at Aqua Art in Miami, Atlantans are invited for the local dress rehearsal here. 8-10 p.m. at Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.gloATL.org

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus offers a preview of their annual Holiday Concert. 1:30 p.m. at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096,

The gay Dixie Bowling Invitational hosts a beer bust to watch the SEC Championship game and raise funds for Lost-N-Found Youth and ACS. 3-6 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.dixiebowl.org

This year’s theme is “The Hunger Games” as LeBuzz hosts the preliminary competition for Mister Georgia USofA Male Illusionist & Classic, an official precursor to the national contest. 8-11 p.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30367, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Sunday, Dec. 2

Toy Party, the biggest holiday part of the year, features DJ Vicki Powell, cocktails, food and more to collect a mountain of toys for underprivileged kids. Admission is $5 plus a new, unwrapped toy worth $20; VIP admission levels also offered. 5-9 p.m. at Americas Mart 3, 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.forthekid.org

The Toy Party After Party keeps the holiday spirit going. 8:30 p.m. at the W Atlanta –Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.chriscolemanenterprises.com

Barry Brandon’s Bedlam parties present The Masquerade, a birthday celebration for Eber Teles de Oliveira. This one is billed as a private event, so you must RSVP to attend. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at iLoungeatl, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, http://on.fb.me/UKsTdR