THURS­DAY, NOV. 19

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Ex­pand your pro­fes­sional cir­cle at MAAP’s (Metro At­lanta As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­als) monthly net­work­ing at TEN At­lanta, 6 p.m., tenat­lanta.com Enjoy Coun­try Night at Woofs 7 p.m., www.woof­sat­lanta.com

tonight, Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an invit­ing and fierce open no-mic & read­ing se­ries on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month. Novem­ber’s fea­tured per­former is ground­break­ing artist and ac­tivist Tim’m West. Tim’m will share works from his brand new record, “ICONog­ra­phy,” as well as his new book of po­ems, pre|dis­po­si­tions: af­fir­ma­tions on lov­ing. 7:30–9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

FRI­DAY, NOV. 20

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson star in the ac­claimed les­bian drama, “Carol,” di­rected by out di­rec­tor Todd Haynes, TBD the­aters. The Trans­gen­der Na­tional Day of Re­mem­brance “We Will Not Be De­nied” 2015 Vigil is to­day, spon­sored by Lambda Le­gal, Hu­man Rights Cam­paign, EM De­sign Group, Trans­gen­der Hous­ing At­lanta Pro­gram, Peach State Con­fer­ence, Ex­treme En­ter­tain­ment Ca­ter­ing, Al­ter­na­tive Per­spec­tives Ra­dio and Jux­ta­posed Cen­ter for Trans­for­ma­tion, 7 p.m., Saint Mark United Methodist Church, www.stmarkumc.org

The Al­liance The­atre

“A Christ­mas Carol,” Join Charis in wel­com­ing a ris­ing voice in con­tem­po­rary lit­er­ary fic­tion: Dasha Kelly, au­thor of “Al­most Crim­son.” In the book, CeCe has taken care of her­self for as long as she can re­mem­ber. With her fa­ther gone and her mother bro­ken by chronic de­pres­sion, CeCe strug­gles to find ful­fill­ment in the sac­ri­fice re­quired to keep their lives to­gether. As her mother’s con­di­tion wors­ens, CeCe is forced to stay close to home and sti­fle her dreams. 7:30–9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com It’s a hol­i­day tra­di­tion: David Sedaris’ “The San­taland Diaries,” the autobiographical tale of a gay man work­ing as a depart­ment store elf opens at Hori­zon The­atre star­ring Harold Leaver, with an 8 p.m. per­for­mance tonight, through Dec. 31, www.hori­zontheatre.com The Pil­grims and Tur­keys event at the At­lanta Ea­gle will be a fundraiser for Leather Heart Foun­da­tion, 10 p.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SATUR­DAY-NOV. 21 SUN­DAY, NOV. 22

The LGBT In­sti­tute hosts the two-day Teach for Amer­ica Deep South LGBTQ Ed­u­ca­tion Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing LGBTQ-in­clu­sive pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment,

run­ning through Dec. 27, with a 7:30 p.m. per­for­mance tonight, www.al­liance- com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, so­cial net­work­ing, and brave tes­ti­monies. 9 a.m. each day, www.lgbtin­sti­tute.org

SATUR­DAY, NOV. 21

Jun­gle At­lanta hosts the Fan­tasy Girls event, with Des­tiny Brooks, Dy­nasty St James and many more, 9 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com Ce­leste Holmes hosts the fes­tive Boys of BJ’s event, 9 p.m., BJ Roost­ers, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, At­lanta, GA 30324 Enjoy Taboo at Lips At­lanta with the im­mor­tal Char­lie Brown at a mid­night show, www.lip­satl.com

SUN­DAY, NOV. 22

Dee Martello, aka Twisted Dee, spins at Xion At­lanta, 3 a.m., www.face­book. com/Xion-162659260451683 Eat and drink (heav­ily) at Sun­day Fun­day Brunch, with $3 mi­mosas and $5 Bloody Marys, noon to 4 p.m., My Sis­ter’s Room, www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com

MON­DAY, NOV. 23

Join KJ Rose­Marie for Karaoke Mon­day,

opens the­atre.com (Photo cour­tesy of Al­liance The­atre)

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