Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for Nov. 27 - Dec. 10

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Kris­tian Bush of Su­gar­land brings his gui­tar skills to Ed­die’s At­tic for four shows, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sun­day and 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Mon­day, www.ed­diesat­tic.com (Public­ity photo)


In an­tic­i­pa­tion of De­cem­ber’s world­wide release of Star Wars—Episode VII: The Force Awak­ens,” the At­lanta Symphony Orchestra Delta POPS! se­ries presents three per­for­mances of “Star Wars & More: The Mu­sic of John Wil­liams” in­clud­ing scores for “Su­per­man,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Juras­sic Park,” “Saving Pri­vate Ryan” and other fa­vorites with Prin­ci­pal Pops Con­duc­tor Michael Kra­jew­ski. The Satur­day mati­nee per­for­mance is a 75-minute fam­ily-friendly event for all ages. Both evenings at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Satur­day per­for­mance, www.at­lanta­sym­phony.com


Join KJ Lance, KJ Steve and KJ James for Karaoke Fri­day at Faces Lounge in Ma­ri­etta, 9 p.m.–2:30 a.m., faces­lounge.com R and R En­ter­tain­ment present the Grown and Sexy event from 10 p.m.–3 a.m. at Mixx At­lanta, www.mixxat­lanta.com The in­fa­mous Char­lie Brown hosts Glitz and Glam tonight at Lips At­lanta, www.lip­satl.com


Ponce City Mar­ket’s in­au­gu­ral Hol­i­day Spec­tac­u­lar will of­fi­cially usher in the 2015 hol­i­day sea­son. A fam­ily af­fair, the Hol­i­day Spec­tac­u­lar is a play­ful cel­e­bra­tion offering fes­tive fun for all ages through­out the day. Guests will enjoy a gin­ger­bread house dis­play, face paint­ing, magic tricks, chalk art, elf sight­ings and the tower light­ing at 7 p.m., with an ex­tra spe­cial ap­pear­ance by Santa. The choir sched­ule will in­clude the At­lanta Gay Men’s Cho­rus and the At­lanta Women’s Cho­rus, 3–9 p.m. www.pon­cecity­mar­ket.com Ce­leste Holmes hosts the fes­tive Boys of BJ’s event, 9 p.m., BJ Roost­ers, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, At­lanta, GA 30324 The At­lanta Ea­gle hosts the Pan­ther Levi/Leather Bar Night, be­gin­ning at 10 p.m., as well as the White Party with a guest DJ, www.at­lantaea­gle.com Get ready to Bare Your Briefs with DJ Jack Chang, Jun­gle At­lanta, www.jun­gleatl.com


DJ Kevin Du­rand spins at Xion At­lanta, 3 a.m., www.face­book.com/ Xion-162659260451683 The queer-in­clu­sive At­lanta Bar Church meets tonight for Bar Church, Word and Sacra­ment, Smith’s Olde Bar, 7 p.m., www.at­lantabeerand­hymns.com


Mon­day night is the Pride kick­ball af­ter night event at Blake’s at 7:30 p.m. fol­lowed by trivia at 10 p.m. with weekly guest hosts, www.blakeson­thep­arkat­lanta.com


Join Ge­or­gia Equal­ity in com­mem­o­rat­ing


Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson star in the ac­claimed les­bian drama, “Carol,” di­rected by out di­rec­tor Todd Haynes, TBD the­aters. (Public­ity photo) World AIDS Day in 2015 with a pol­icy-fo­cused luncheon at the Cen­ter for Civil & Hu­man Rights. This year’s theme is Get­ting to Zero: Zero new in­fec­tion, zero dis­crim­i­na­tion and zero AIDS-re­lated deaths. At this luncheon, the Youth HIV Pol­icy Ad­vi­sors, who are youth liv­ing with HIV in the Metro At­lanta area, will present their 2016 Youth HIV Preven­tion & Care pol­icy agenda to elected of­fi­cials, com­mu­nity lead­ers and the me­dia. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., www.civi­land­hu­man­rights.org MAAP (Metro At­lanta As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­als) hosts its Con­nect­ing At­lanta lunch on the first Tues­day of ev­ery month from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., Egg Har­bor Café, 1820 Peachtree Road, At­lanta, GA 30309 Enjoy trivia and games with Ja­son Walker ev­ery Tues­day at 8:30 p.m. at The Hide­away, www.at­lantahide­away.com The fourth an­nual At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Commerce (AGLCC) Out in the Kitchen event is tonight, fea­tur­ing bites and tast­ing from some of At­lanta’s best chefs, in­clud­ing Shean Suter from Trace and Pa­tric Bell-Good, as well as a live DJ, 6–8 p.m., At­lanta W Mid­town, www.at­lanta­gay­cham­ber.org SunTrust, Bank of Amer­ica, Wells Fargo, BB&T and more come to­gether for Banker Pride, with food sales go­ing to Trevor Project and Ge­or­gia Equal­ity, 6:30–9 p.m., Blake’s, www.blakeson­thep­arkat­lanta.com The 2015 Dave Koz and Friends Christ­mas tour will fea­ture Dave along with three spe­cial guests. Jonathan But­ler, who has earned ac­co­lades in the R&B, con­tem­po­rary jazz and gospel fields, Dutch sax­o­phone star Candy Dulfer, who was in­tro­duced to Amer­i­can au­di­ences with the smash pop sin­gle “Lily Was Here” and the leg­endary Bill Med­ley, co-founder of The Right­eous Broth­ers, who will be tour­ing with Koz for the first time. 8 p.m., Cobb En­ergy Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, www.cobben­er­gy­cen­tre.com Come hang out and dance to DJ Su­per Blue, Bull­dogs, 893 Peachtree Street, At­lanta, GA, 30308

THURS­DAY, DEC. 3 SAGE At­lanta hosts its weekly so­cial hour and potluck, 10 a.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter, www.rush­cen­ter­atl.org Pas­sion for Paws and Two Tailz Res­cue present their “Jin­gle Tailz Hol­i­day Cel­e­bra­tion & Fundraiser” tonight. The evening will be full of fun and FUNdrais­ing and will in­clude live mu­sic, drinks, hors d’oeu­vres, silent and live auc-

tions, and a wine pull, all ben­e­fit­ting Two Tailz Res­cue, which res­cues, re­ha­bil­i­tates, and re-homes aban­doned, ne­glected and home­less dogs in Ge­or­gia. 6:30– 9:30 p.m. at W At­lanta—Mid­town, twotailzres­cue.org/event/jin­gle­tailz The At­lanta Symphony hosts Michael Fe­in­stein’s Si­na­tra Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion tonight. The out Fe­in­stein, the multi-plat­inum-sell­ing, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nom­i­nated en­ter­tainer has been dubbed “The Am­bas­sador of the Great Amer­i­can Song­book.” 8 p.m., www.at­lanta­sym­phony.com Join the At­lanta Gay Men’s Cho­rus it launches the hol­i­day sea­son with “Deck the Halls: The 35th An­nual Hol­i­day Con­cert” this week­end. This is the Cho­rus’ 20th year at the beau­ti­ful Cathe­dral of St. Philip in Buck­head. From

as tra­di­tional carols to fun, up-tempo hol­i­day fa­vorites, there’s some­thing here for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily. Fri­day night at 8 p.m. and Satur­day at 2 and 8 p.m., The

Cathe­dral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, At­lanta, Ge­or­gia 30305 In the mood for great mu­sic? DJ Daryl Cox brings it on at Ten tonight, tenat­lanta.com


Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cian/per­former Levi Kreis re­turns to At­lanta for his fes­tive Home for the Hol­i­days con­cert, 7 p.m.,

Spir­i­tual Liv­ing Cen­ter, 1730 North­east Ex­press NE, At­lanta, GA 30329 At­ten­tion fairies, bears, queens, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween— the Heretic is kick­ing off the hol­i­day sea­son with Glit­ter­ball!

Snow Edi­tion pre­sented by Just Toby. Enjoy a glo­ri­ous night where your glit­ter fan­tasies be­come a re­al­ity! Dress up in your shini­est and sex­i­est gar­ments with a hol­i­day twist! DJ Neon spins and is joined by spe­cial guest JuJubee from “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” 10 p.m.–3 a.m., www.hereti­cat­lanta.com The LGBT In­sti­tute hosts the Na­tional HIV Preven­tion Con­fer­ence be­gin­ning to­day. This four-day con­fer­ence will in­clude oral, panel and poster pre­sen­ta­tions, as well as ple­nary ses­sions, round­table and de­bates. It’s de­signed as a plat­form as well for con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants to en­gage in rig­or­ous sci­en­tific, pro­gram­matic and tech­nol­ogy in­for­ma­tion ex­change, Hy­att Re­gency At­lanta, 8 a.m., 265 Peachtree St, At­lanta, GA 30303, www.lgbtin­sti­tute.org


Mis­ter Ge­or­gia UsofA and Miss Ge­or­gia Diva UsofA host the Check­mate pageant, pre­sented by Devin Liquor and Owen McCord, with a bevy of spe­cial guests, and cat­e­gories such as tal­ent and evening wear, 7 p.m., My Sis­ter’s Room, www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com


Trans and Friends is a youth-fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. Charis pro­vides a fa­cil­i­tated space to dis­cuss gen­der, rel­e­vant re­sources and ac­tivism around so­cial is­sues. 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 The PFLAG At­lanta sup­port group meets to­day from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of At­lanta, www.uuca.org


Join Charis, Rak­sha, and the Na­tional Asian/Pa­cific-Amer­i­can Women’s Fo­rum in wel­com­ing au­thor and ac­tivist Deepa Iyer to read from and sign her new book, “We Too Sing Amer­ica: South Asian, Arab, Mus­lim, and Sikh Im­mi­grants Shape Our Mul­tira­cial Fu­ture,” 7:30– 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

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