imageThursday is so gay, it’ll keep your mind off the months rolling by. Kick off October in style with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, “Pagan Heaven,” Comicpalooza and “First Wives Club.”

Michael Childers’ “The Lost Portfolio of Andy Warhol” (photo) is part of the opening of the largest show in Atlanta Celebrates Photography @ Alan Avery Art Company. 6 p.m.

Paradox revisited. Robin Kemp with “This Pagan Heaven” @ Outwrite. 7:30 p.m.

Collogen, bitterness, revenge. What’s not to love about “First Wives Club” @ Screen on Gotham Park? 7:30 p.m.

Comicpalooza puts 10 comedians into one show. Thursday benefits Atlanta Pride @ Laughing Skull Lounge. 8 p.m.

Name your Thursday. Premier Thursdays @ Stage Door. 9 p.m., Lounge Thursdays @ The W Atlanta Midtown. 9 p.m., and Hydrate Thursdays @ Club Life. 9:30 p.m.

Start your weekend bar trolling early. Texas Hold’em Poker & the A-List @ Blake’s. 7 p.m. & 10 p.m., Melloween @ Mary’s. 9 p.m., DJ Brett Long @ the Eagle. 10 p.m., and Princess Charles’ Fashionistas @ Burkharts. 11:30 p.m.

View the full list of gay things to do today on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your events.