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The Gay Agenda

The Gay Agenda

Monday, November 24: Madonnas marriage to filmmaker Guy Ritchie is now officially over (on Friday the pair went through expedited British divorce proceedings that lasted just a few minutes). But not to worry: The Sticky & Sweet Tour must go on, and the highest-earning female singer in the world makes her latest stop at Atlantas Philips Arena tonight. Satisfy your sweet tooth through Ticketmaster, where limited seats are still available for the 8:00 PM EST performance.

Tuesday, November 25: If youre looking to satisfy more than just a sugar craving, Bravo is your place for guilty pleasure. Tonight the Real Housewives of Atlanta kick off their reunion special (at 9:00 PM EST). You know, the episode where you cant tell if youre watching Housewives or Jerry Springer because tempers -- and weaves -- are bound to fly across the deliciously awkward set. Then its time for the season premiere of the Real Housewives of Orange County (at 10:00 PM EST). These ladies are the real peaches of the franchise. Looking back, maybe Jo does have a shot at a singing career. After all, if Atlantas chain-smoking, Big-Poppa-lovin Kim, who has deluded herself into believing that she has a voice worthy of a hit single, can get a meeting with Dallas Austinwell, then anything is possible.

Wednesday, November 26: If youre dreading tomorrows family-holiday inquisition (Hows work? What are you up to these days?), then youd better have something else to talk about at dinner. So see Gus Van Sants Milk, which stars Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, and Josh Brolin and opens nationwide tonight. If you dont know what this movie is about already, we are indefinitely suspending your gay card. Go brush up on the story here in Out's November cover story, which includes an interview between Franco and the film's screenwriter and executive producer Dustin Lance Black. Then catch the trailer.

Thursday, November 27: Nothing screams gay like a parade, and it certainly helps to have performances by American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, Ive-sold-more-records-than-my-daddy Miley Cyrus, and Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth. You can catch those acts and more during the 82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, starting at 9:00 AM EST. We'd argue there are two quasi-gay floats this year: Spongebob (OK, maybe that one's bisexual) and Kermit the Frog (c'mon, Miss Piggy was totally his Grace Adler!). Get the full lineup of floats, activities, and performances directly from the Macy's website.

Friday, November 28: The gay comedy Antarctica rolls out in New York City today, just in time for you to roll your turkey-stuffed self down to the theater (though you might want to roll into the gym first). The flick focuses on finding love in Tel Aviv, following gay siblings Omer (Tomer Ilan) and Shirley (Lucy Dubinchik) and their love interests. Omer, pushing 30, is distraught as he struggles to find himself -- and the man of his dreams. Meanwhile, his sister Shirley has found her dream woman but gets cold feet at the thought of settling down and relinquishing her lifelong dream of traveling to Antarctica.

Saturday, November 29: Get ready for your close-up of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as Aileys pioneering troupe celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As part of that commemoration, the group has released Ailey Ascending: A Portrait in Motion, its book of photographs by Andrew Eccles, the award-winning photographer who shot the cover of The New York Times millennium issue. Eccles notes that he was granted unparalleled access to the company, and his stunning portraits demonstrate that artistic freedom, capturing the talented dancers during performances and in behind-the-scenes moments. A selection of the shots are on display at Manhattans June Kelly Gallery, open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST today. The exhibit runs through December 9.

Sunday, November 30: The contributions of Dusty Springfield, the British pop recording artist who epitomized 1960s glamour, are captured in Dusty: Queen of the Post-Mods, the new book from Oxford University Press. Springfield, characterized by her iconic (and big) peroxide-blond hair and ultra-heavy eyeliner, helped to champion the music of Motown and personified white soul. Later, in the 1980s, her collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys propelled her back to the top of the charts in the U.S. and U.K. In her new book, music historian Annie J. Randall examines the bisexual singer's place in post-modern sixties pop music and her transcendence of social and artistic norms of the decade.

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