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Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for Sept. 18 - Oct. 1

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FRI­DAY, SEPT. 18

Lily Tom­lin is gen­er­at­ing Os­car buzz for her role as a les­bian grand­mother in the new film, “Grandma,” open­ing to­day at Land­mark The­atres Midtown Art Cin­ema. www.land­mark­the­atres.com The At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce (AGLCC) hosts its an­nual Com­mu­nity Din­ner/Awards, hosted by Scott Turner Schofield, 7 p.m., Fox Theatre, www.at­lanta­gay­cham­ber.org On­Stage At­lanta and Process Theatre presents the drama, “Look­ing for Nor­mal,” about a church-go­ing cou­ple whose lives change when the hus­band re­veals he is a woman trapped in a man’s body. 8 p.m. tonight through Oct. 10, www.on­stageat­lanta.com Leg­endary Chil­dren are back to close out the sum­mer and of­fi­cially end the world with “Nu­clear Melt­down,” an a-pop-olap­tyic beach party. It’s hosted by the win­ner of “Ru­paul’s Drag Race” sea­son seven, Vi­o­let Chachki. Noise Pol­lu­tion is pro­vided by DJ Robert Ans­ley and DJ King At­las and life­guards Dax Ex­cla­ma­tion­Point from Sa­van­nah, Biqtch Pud­din, Evah De­struc­tion, Ar­ri­anna Paris and Mo’Dest Vol­gare, 9 p.m.– 3 a.m., Heretic. www.hereti­cat­lanta.com At­lanta Ea­gle presents Mr. and Mrs. Ea­gle Bar Night from 10 p.m.–3 a.m., with DJ Eric Jenk­ins spin­ning at 10 p.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SATUR­DAY, SEPT. 19

More than 30 artists from around the U.S. and abroad have cre­ated works of art in clay for the ex­hibit, “Taboo: Sex­u­al­ity and Iden­tity in Ce­ram­ics,” the pur­pose of which is to pro­voke thought and stim­u­late con­ver­sa­tion while de­mon­strat­ing the abil­ity of ce­ramic art to have a rel­e­vant voice in the so­cial and po­lit­i­cal dis­cus­sions of our time. The open­ing is tonight from 6–9 p.m., run­ning through Oct. 31. Sig­na­ture Gallery, www.thes­ig­na­tureshop.com An all-star At­lanta cast in­clud­ing Tess Malis Kin­caid as Nurse Ratched head­lines the Al­liance Theatre’s ver­sion of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” with 7:30 p.m. per­for­mances tonight through Sept. 20, www.al­liancethe­atre.com Cubs and griz­zlies and more hairy men will be at Bear In­va­sion, with DJs John LePage and Sean Mac, 10 p.m., Heretic, www.hereti­cat­lat­lanta.com

SUN­DAY, SEPT. 20

Fred­die Ash­ley di­rects the comedic “Stupid F****** Bird” at Ac­tor’s Ex­press, with a show at 2 p.m. to­day through Oct. 11, www.ac­tors-ex­press.com

MON­DAY, SEPT. 21

Trans and Friends is a youth fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. Charis pro­vides a fa­cil­i­tated space to dis­cuss gen­der, rel­e­vant re­sources and ac­tivism around so­cial is­sues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to con­sider your own gen­der in a tran­sient world. This is a pro­ject of the Fem­i­nist Out­lawz and is co-spon­sored by Charis Cir­cle’s Strong Fam­i­lies, Whole Chil­dren. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted. 7–8:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

TUES­DAY, SEPT. 22

Tues­days are Latin In­dus­try Nights as well as Papi’s Tues­days with $2 tacos and $3 te­quila shots at Las Mar­gar­i­tas, las­mar­gar­i­tas­mid­town.com

WED­NES­DAY, SEPT. 23

At­lanta joins cities and coun­tries around the world to ob­serve in­ter­na­tional Celebrate Bi­sex­u­al­ity Day to­day. Cur­rently in its 16th year, this day was es­tab­lished to celebrate bi­sex­ual, pan­sex­ual, fluid, and queer peo­ple and the re­siliency of the com­mu­nity. This year, Charis Books and Bi*Q Atl, a lo­cal ad­vo­cacy group for bi+ peo­ple, are pre­sent­ing a cel­e­bra­tion of books by bi­sex­ual au­thors or books fea­tur­ing bi­sex­ual char­ac­ters. Read­ing lists will be avail­able. Noon, www.charis­book­sand­more.com

At­lanta Pride spon­sors “Com­ing Out of Shame and Into the Full­ness of Your Own Heart,” led by Swami Jaya Devi. Dur­ing this talk and guided med­i­ta­tion, the roots of LGBTQ shame and un­wor­thi­ness are ex­am­ined, as well as ex­plor­ing the beauty and bliss of who we re­ally are. $14, 7:30–9 p.m., Kashi At­lanta Ur­ban Yoga Ashram, www.kashiat­lanta.org

THURS­DAY, SEPT. 24

Join Charis in cel­e­brat­ing the re­lease of Charissa J. Threat’s (As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of History at Spel­man Col­lege) new book, “Nurs­ing Civil Rights,” which in­ves­ti­gates the par­al­lel bat­tles against oc­cu­pa­tional seg­re­ga­tion by African-Amer­i­can women and white men in the U.S. Army. This is a Charis Cir­cle Found­ing the Fu­ture of Fem­i­nism Event. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30–9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com Join host Wild Cherry Su­cret to raise money for At­lanta Pride tonight at Swing­ing Richards. Boy Next Door has pro­vided un­der­wear for your fa­vorite dancers. Pa­trons bid on the undies they want to see come off. 9 p.m.–mid­night, www.swing­in­grichards.com

FRI­DAY, SEPT. 25– SUN­DAY, SEPT. 27

Tyler Perry dons a dress and brings his “Madea On the Run” to the Fox

Theatre with per­for­mances all week­end, www.foxthe­atre.org

FRI­DAY, SEPT. 25

The sure to be de­bated film, “Stonewall,” di­rected by Roland Em­merich, opens in area cine­mas to­day.

Jeff Perry of “Scan­dal” fame is di­rect­ing the drama “A Steady Rain” at the Al­liance Theatre, with a 7 p.m. cur­tain tonight and run­ning through Oct. 11, www.al­liancethe­atre.org

SATUR­DAY, SEPT. 26– SUN­DAY, SEPT. 27

At­lanta’s top bar­tenders com­pete for the ti­tle of Taste of At­lanta’s Best Bar-

ten­der as part of Taste of At­lanta. The con­tes­tants will rep­re­sent the best of the best as they mix, mud­dle and shake their se­lect in­gre­di­ents into win­ning cock­tails. The semi­fi­nals are held in the VIP Grand

Tast­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence on Satur­day from 12:30–2 p.m., and the fi­nal­ists com­pete at the Chef’s Ta­ble Sun­day at 3 p.m., www.tas­te­o­fat­lanta.com

SATUR­DAY, SEPT. 26

The les­bian-themed “Jar the Floor,” run­ning through Oct. 4, has a per­for­mance at 8 p.m., South­west Arts Cen­ter, www.ful­tonarts.org

MON­DAY, SEPT. 28

They’ve been do­ing it for 15 years and have never been bet­ter. The Stars of the Cen­tury hit the stage at Jun­gle At­lanta for an un­for­get­table show led by em­cees Miss Sophia and Joe Jack­son. Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Necole Luv Dupree, Archie Bonet, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Lord, Da­moni Hall Dick­er­son, Trin­ity Bonet and more, 11 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com

TUES­DAY, SEPT. 29

The Drag Stars Fan Favs brings to­gether six fa­vorites from “Ru­paul’s Drag Race”— Pearl, Katya, Trixie Mat­tel, Wil­liam, Feat and Adore De­lano— for a rau­cous evening, 8 p.m., Cen­ter Stage

Theatre, www.cen­ter­stage-at­lanta.com

WED­NES­DAY, SEPT. 30

Dear Games: A Fem­i­nist Video Game Col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Charis and the Ge­or­gia Tech Game Stu­dio, is tonight from 7:30–9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

THURS­DAY, OCT. 1– THURS­DAY, OCT. 8

Out On Film opens its 28th an­nual LGBTQ film fes­ti­val with the ro­man­tic com­edy “Fourth Man Out,” run­ning through Oct. 8 at the Land­mark The­atres Midtown Art Cin­ema, www.ou­t­on­film.org

THURS­DAY, OCT. 1– SATUR­DAY, OCT. 3

The FTM Fit­ness World An­nual Con­fer­ence is the world’s lead­ing con­fer­ence on health and fit­ness for trans­gen­der in­di­vid­u­als. Events in­clude a Trans Ex­clu­sive Fash­ion Show, a body­build­ing com­pe­ti­tion and var­i­ous work­shops. Ra­mada Plaza Ho­tel, ftm­fit­ness­con­fer­ence.com

THURS­DAY, OCT. 1

Queer Ride At­lanta hosts its monthly ride, this time ex­plor­ing Buck­head and Chas­tain, 7 p.m., www.face­book.com/ events/1655444378073203

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