Our picks for the weekend and beyond

Our ‘Best Bets’

Saturday, Nov. 5

The annual MEGA Family Project Family Conference covers a variety of topics for LGBT parents and their kids. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, www.megafamilyproject.org.

Charis Books & More, Atlanta’s lesbian-owned feminist bookstore and one of the few remaining feminist bookstores in the nation, celebrates its 37th birthday with a 10 percent off sale, author signings and more. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Charis, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

Gay author Gregory Maguire reads from “Out of Oz,” the fourth and final installment in his series that began with “Wicked.” 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com.

Ladies at Play presents “Libre,” the customer appreciation event. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the space formerly known as The Mark, 79 Poplar St., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Saturday, Nov. 5 – Sunday, Nov. 6

The third annual Chastain Park Arts Festival features more than 180 fine artists and crafters, acoustic music, food and more. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327, www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Friends4Life celebrates The Black Party, featuring DJs Mike Webster and Angel X. Black attire required for admission. 5 p.m. to midnight at Opera, 1150 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.5FRIENDS4life.com.

Fenuxe, the gay men’s lifestyle magazine, presents “Ice Party” to toast its Fenuxe 50, which honors leaders in Atlanta’s LGBT community. Includes dinner and entertainment. Tickets $25 – $295. 7-10 p.m. at Ventanas, 275 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313, www.fenuxe.com.

Parents and kids will enjoy pizza and story time with children’s books about gender non-conformity, hosted by Kelli’s Childcare Collective of Atlanta, which provides “liberation-based” childcare. 7:30 p.m. at Charis, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

DJ Ron Pullman spins for the Ol Skool House Music Party. 6 p.m. to midnight at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.