Thursday: 32 gay things to do in Atlanta today

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imageWith Pride around the corner, the Gay Agenda to-do list beefs up. Click through to several early kickoff parties, Out On Film Closing Night, David Sedaris and many other weekly and special events.

You oughta be in pictures. View today’s full schedule for Out on Film LGBT film festival @ Midtown Art Cinema. Early-day rescreenings, then evening films starting at 4 p.m.: “Out in the Silence,” festival board’s favorite shorts, “Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride,” and “Role/Play: The Movie” (top photo) with director and actors in attendance. Afterparty @ Amsterdam, 10:30 p.m. Read our interview with “Role/Play” director Rob Williams.

Early arrivals. Bear Cocktail Hour @ Mixx, 6:30 p.m., Texas Hold’em Poker @ Blake’s, 7 p.m., Crazy Bitch Bingo @ Las Margaritas, 7:30 p.m., and Trivia @ Joe’s, 8 p.m.

image Writers reading. David Sedaris (middle photo) with his new book “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” @ Cobb Energy Centre, 7:30 p.m., and Lisa Johnson with “Girl in Need of a Tourniquet” @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.

Concert series. October’s Thursday live music event Nights On The Piazza, this week featuring Hope For Agoldensummer @ Woodruff Arts Center, 7 p.m.

Lick it up. Ladies Night @ LeBuzz, 8 p.m., Line Dance Lessons with Joe @ 3 Legged Cowboy, 8 p.m., Midtown Comedy Show @ Bellissima, 9:30 p.m., and Xplosive Thursdays @ My Sisters’ Room, 10 p.m.

image Pride prep. Pride at The High: Celebrity Be Who You Want to Be costume party with DJay McCracken (bottom photo) @ High Museum, 8:30 p.m., Indulge Early Pride Kickoff with Steven Daigle, Frenchie Davis and more @ the W Midtown, 9 p.m., Coming Out for Pride Sounds So Good with DJs Sydney Slain & Heather B @ Halo, 10 p.m., and Azuca Latin Night: Pride Edition with DJ Karlitos @ the Heretic, 10 p.m.

No people like show people. “Pageant: The Musical” @ 14th Street Playhouse, 8 p.m., and “Sammy & Me” @ the Alliance, 8 p.m. (Read our preview).

Boys will be girls. The Shawnna Factor @ Blake’s, 10:30 p.m., and Princess Charles’ Fashionistas @ Burkharts, 11:30 p.m.

There are even more gay things to do on today’s Gay Agenda. View the full list on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your own events.

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