MON­DAY, NOVEM­BER 14

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

The Pet Shop Boys will per­form some of their great­est hits as well as num­bers from their crit­i­cally ac­claimed new al­bum, “Su­per, “tonight at 8 p.m. at www.at­lanta­sym­phony.org (Pub­lic­ity Photo)

“POWER your busi­ness in 2017” Pro­cure­ment Spot­light, brought to you by the AGLCC Univer­sity. 5:30 – 8 p.m., Ge­or­gia Power, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd., At­lanta, GA 30308, www.at­lanta­gay­cham­ber.org Serenbe Play­house will cel­e­brate its 2017 sea­son an­nounce­ment with its sec­ond in-town Friendraiser in the brand new De­foor Hills com­plex nes­tled in the heart of At­lanta’s Up­per West­side. It will be an evening of great food, in­cred­i­ble auc­tion items, and sneak peek per­for­mances that em­brace Serenbe’s Sea­son 8: Re­bel­lion. Cock­tails and a silent auc­tion be­gin at 7 p.m. and per­for­mances from next sea­son be­gin at 8 p.m. with a dance party at 9 p.m., 2300 De­foor Hills, At­lanta, GA 30318, www.face­book.com/ events/1085281374873820/ Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an invit­ing and fierce open mic and read­ing se­ries on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month. This month’s fea­ture is a spe­cial “fea­ture in the round” of mem­bers of the Charis Mak­ing Space Writ­ing Group. Their pieces range in style and tone, but they all bring the fire. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

FRI­DAY, NOVEM­BER 18 – 20

The LGBT In­sti­tute is pleased to host its first sym­po­sium, pre­sented by Delta Air Lines. The sym­po­sium will fo­cus on LGBT civil and hu­man rights schol­ar­ship with an em­pha­sis on in­ter­sec­tional re­search. It will also be a time for net­work­ing among aca­demics and ad­vo­cates, help­ing en­hance co­or­di­na­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion to max­i­mize im­pact. Sym­po­sium pre­sen­ta­tions will fo­cus on one of the In­sti­tute’s three main ar­eas: (1) Ed­u­ca­tion & Em­ploy­ment, (2) Crim­i­nal Jus­tice & Safety, or (3) Pub­lic Health & Well­ness. Ge­or­gia State Stu­dent Cen­ter, 55 Gilmer St SE, At­lanta, GA 30303, www.face­book.com/ events/1384151918265864

FRI­DAY, NOVEM­BER 18

The LGBT In­sti­tute presents its Di­ver­sity in Busi­ness Forum to kick off its sym­po­sium week­end. The forum will ex­plore how busi­nesses in the South are nav­i­gat­ing the ter­rain of in­clu­sion in a time of in­creas­ing so­cial change and ac­cep­tance of LGBT peo­ple. For more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion or to have your busi­ness spon­sor the forum, visit: www.lgbtin­sti­tute.org/forum, 1 – 4 p.m., Na­tional Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd., At­lanta, GA 30313, www.face­book.com/ events/1606265586344579 Let’s boo­gie again, ladies, and sweat to the songs that we all love. Women’s Out­door Net­work will be play­ing old fa­vorites and some new ones at their Disco Dance tonight. This is open to all women and no ad­mis­sion fee is re­quired. 7 – 10 p.m., The Heretic, www.hereti­cat­lanta.com Mur­mur presents the re­lease party of WUSSY Mag’s first-ever print is­sue. The At­lanta Sym­phony Hall,

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