LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
The festival began Sept. 27th and runs through Oct. 7th with events at Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and the Plaza Theatre. 128 films, documentaries, short films and web series are on the schedule, as well as a staged reading of a classic play. Films include the Atlanta-made “When the Beat Drops,” “Mapplethorpe,” “The Happy Prince” and “Wild Nights with Emily.” For a complete lineup and tickets, visit outonfilm.com.
ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE
This year marks the 48th installment of the event and will be held from Oct. 12-14 at Piedmont Park. The music line up for the festival includes Bebe Rexha, Mike Posner, Michelle Malone, Ada Vox and dance diva CeCe Peniston. The Atlanta Pride Parade begins at noon on Sunday, October 14th, near the Civic Center MARTA Station downtown. Check out the full schedule here: alantapride.org
This year marks the 28th Annual AIDS Walk event by AID Atlanta & 5K Run on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piedmont Park. This event has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast and brings together a diverse group of people to support those living with HIV/AIDS, educate others to reduce new infections, and remember those who have lost their lives to the disease. Visit aidswalkatlanta.com to register.