The Gay Agenda


By Joseph Hassan

Friday, October 31: There's nothing scarier than a city full of Sarah Palins and John McCains. You may want to just avoid Halloween altogether and beeline it to the nearest theater to catch Angelina Jolie's latest flick, The Changeling. A period thriller set in the 1920s and inspired by a true story, it tells the tale of a desperate mother whose son -- after missing for five months -- is returned by the authorities... or is he? If that's not unsettling enough, go ahead and hit the streets in full-on drag. If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York City, link up to the 411 on your local Halloween parade.

Saturday, November 1: Almost any excuse to go to Hammerstein Ballroom is a good one, but this one is really good: You can see the B-52s in a special concert as they live it up on the Day of the Dead (or el D'a de Los Muertos, como decimos en M'xico) with guests Special Disco Version (featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) and Hercules & Love Affair. The band will be playing tracks off their new album, Funplex, as well as a host of old party favorites ('Love Shack' baby? Yes, please.) Get your tickets here for the show, which starts at 7:00 PM EST.

Sunday, November 2: If the thought of waiting until January for the next season of The L Word gets your lesbian knickers in a twist, pick up " target="_blank">The L Word: The Complete Fifth Season, out now on DVD. If you're not already a fan of the groundbreaking series, catch up on iTunes immediately.