It may not officially be All Hallow’s Eve, but it’s definitely Halloween weekend in gay Atlanta. Plan your costumes wisely – including what not to wear and 3 Easy steps to Halloween Slut – as holigay theme nights dominate the weekly Gay Agenda of local events.
Friday, Oct. 26
“The Divine Sister” opens with Topher Payne as Mother Superior (top photo) in Process Theatre Company’s uproariously dirty new Charles Busch play that pays tribute to every Hollywood nun movie ever made @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 17. Topher Payne interview: How to turn a young man into a middle aged woman.
Jerusalem House Ghosts of Hollywood Carnevale is Atlanta’s annual gay Halloween party of parties (second photo). DJ Bill Bedeaux, costume contest, food and… wait for it… open bar. Hundreds of guests costumed as dead Hollywood stars for this year’s theme @ The Foundry at Puritan Mill, 8 p.m. Check out last year’s amazing costume photos.
Hair Over Heels Fashion Show walks fall looks down the runway with the fantasy hair and high heels queen and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” bestie Derek J @ Macy’s Cumberland, 5 p.m.
AGLCC Fourth Friday brings the happy hour for LGBT business pros of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to this month’s wind-down from the workweek hosted by Carma Productions @ Senor Patron, 5:30 p.m.
“Keep The Lights On” (third photo) returns the Out On Film favorite to its own theatrical run in Atlanta. Ira Sachs’ feature chronicles 10 years worth of a gay couple’s ups and downs with addiction. Limited run opens Friday @ Midtown Art Cinema.
Hallo-weeenie brings on the 8th annual blowout with Senor Cajones and what many consider the best gay Halloween Costume party in town. Prizes for Funniest, Sexiest, Group and Overall Costume with creature features on the tube @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Leche-ween Monster Ball puts the spooky into the weekly Got Leche? gay Latin night with $2,012 in cash for best costume, a Halloween drag show and more. Open late every week just outside city-limit bar hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
My Creeper’s Room (fourth photo) kicks off the ATL’s lesbian Halloween weekend with Traxx Girls and an “all-out Costume War” for prizes and money during Banjee Girl Friday @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Halloween Art Costume Dance bumps up the monthly SecretRoom party with a sexy Halloween erotic art show, chill areas, guest performance horror show, multiple DJs and $669 cash and $400 in other costume prizes @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
OTP Masquerade Ball invites you to create, buy and wear your best mask and show it off during the Divas show, stripper pole contest and beats by DJ Birdman. Mask contest for $100, and it’s 18 and up in Marietta’s gay bar @ LeBuzz, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Fabulous Beekman Boys Meet & Greet. Gay reality-to-cooking TV couple and gentlemen farmers Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge (fifth photo) return to town behind their new “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” @ Morningside Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. A cooking lesson with the couple takes place in the afternoon during Stone Mountain’s Country Living Fair.
Southern Softpaw League pits Atlanta’s gay fall softball teams against each other each Saturday through Nov. 17 @ Southside Softball Complex, 10 a.m., followed this week by the Game Day Beer Bust with SSL’s Atlanta Foxes team @ the Cockpit, 4 p.m.
Georgia-Florida Football Watch Party pits the Bulldogs against the Gators in the rivalry gridiron matchup for bragging rights with the women @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m. The guys watch @ Woofs, doors 12 noon. Here’s how some alums are using the game to push Jacksonville, Fla., to embrace the gays or risk losing host duties.
Voices Carry Poetry Readings rhythms and rhymes its way through the 8th annual event of queer-inclusive readings co-run and hosted by gay poet Collin Kelley @ Decatur Library, 3 p.m.
David Sedaris (sixth photo) returns reading from his true-to-life humor essays with creds from NPR, bestselling books and a big fan base for the stories from his big gay life @ Symphony Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Hella Gay Halloween transforms Atlanta’s lesbian bar into a haunted mansion for its 16th annual Halloween bash with $300 costume contest, DJ Tina V., a Court of Kings show and more @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Scary-oke continues Mary’s Halloween Hootenanny Weekend with the annual Halloween version of the universe’s coolest karaoke, Mary-oke, with host Brent Star and a visit by Violet Chachki. Costume and karaoke prizes, too @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Treat Your Trick Halloween Bash features DJ Diablo Rojo, a cash-prize costume contest at midnight and all the gruff and scruff that comes with any night @ Cockpit, 9 p.m.
Disco Apocalypse (seventh photo) is the public party at a private house that makes the L5P queers squeal each year. The costume party for the cool kids is masterminded by gay ne’er-do-wells Kyle Keyser and DJ Vicki Powell @ 1113 Colquitt, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Vixens & Villains with RockStars Production is the party group’s signature event, bringing its 8th annual Halloween Production to new heights with a fashion preview, $1,250 costume contest, and professional grade theme sets @ 595 North, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Halloween Triple Madness begins with the first of three costume contests, this one with Angelica D’Paige as host @ Burkhart’s, 10 p.m. The costume contest madness continues Sunday with the Armorettes, then on Oct. 31, too.
Gods & Monsters: DJ Seth Cooper (eighth photo) brings his sexy back to Atlanta for a night with the shirtless + accessories costumed dancing queens @ Jungle, 10 p.m. See more of Cooper in the Morning Fix.
Night of the Dancing Dead brings on $1,500 in cash and prizes to winners of the 1 a.m. costume contest with host Bubba D. Licious and musicy by DJ Mike Pope. Get there early because it’s going to be packed @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Pitch Black 2012: A Night of Darkness. Traxx Atlanta lays out its LGBT Halloween bash with the Drop Dead Gorgeous Costume Contest and the Black Enchanted Forrest haunted maze. The lights are out @ XS Ultra Lounge, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Revenge of the Nerds: 80s Movie Classics Edition with LovHer comes together for this women’s party featuring DJ Lynnee Denise and Baltimore DJ Adore. Three bars, dance party and a ladies lounge @ Takorea, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28
NFFLA Flag Football Championships brings the gay league’s fall season to a close with four games. First comes two playoff matches, then the winners take on each other for the title while the losers play for consolation queen @ Boulevard Crossing, 10 a.m.
NFL Watch Party includes the Falcons @ Philly game and all the matchups on 10 flatscreens with the women who love women who love pro football, food and drink specials @ My Sister’s Room, 12 noon doors. Gay boys watch football, too @ Woofs, 12 noon.
Tricks or Treats Costume Contest (bottom photo) offers up $666 in cash and prizes for the best while you get your cocktail on @ Amsterdam, 7 p.m.
Armorettes Halloween Show & Costume Contest continues Triple Halloween Madness with the second of three Burkhart’s costume contests this week, plus the spooky Hallow’s Eve-themed drag of Atlanta’s camp drag troupe @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.