Geek out, listen, watch, read, yaaaas, and scream with the 7 things that are everything this week.
The Walking Dead, Season 6
The secured walls of the Alexandria Safe-Zone begin to weaken as the weary but resilient tight-knit group, led by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) face inside and outside forces, including the flesh-eating zombies always seeking to take their lives. The season 6 premiere Sunday night on AMC will push Rick, Michonne, Carol, Daryl and other beloved Walking Dead characters into a new deadly situation where trust, tough choices, rock-solid loyalty, and the expert use of weapons and ass-kicking are required to survive a relentless zombie apocalypse.
Jobs, a 2013 movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple cofounder, was a movie no one saw. Steve Jobs, a new biopic on the tech giant starring Michael Fassbender, is a film everyone will see. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionnaire) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), the film is adapted from the Walter Isaacson biography and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of Apple, Jobs, and the digital revolution. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels round out the excellent cast. Watch the trailer below.
GMCLA, It Gets Better Tour
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has been taking its It Gets Better Tour around the nation to spread a message of hope to young people who've endured bullying, and now the chorus is bringing it all back home. It presents stories from the It Gets Better Project in a musical stage show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Get your tickets here; the VIP level includes a reception and a chance to meet the people behind the stories.
Drinking in America: Our Secret History
Drinking is a rite of passage -- first visit to a gay bar! -- and the center of social life for many of us, for good or ill, and it has figured in American history in surprising ways, from Paul Revere's ride to the anticommunist witch hunts of the 1950s. Best-selling author Susan Cheever -- the daughter of esteemed writer John Cheever, a bisexual man and noted drinker -- chronicles our nation's sometimes-tortured love affair with booze in Drinking in America: Our Secret History, out now. Order here or visit your local bookseller, and enjoy the book with your beverage of choice.
Kingdom, Season 2
As the gift that keeps on giving, singer Nick Jonas currently portrays two gay characters on television: a fraternity brother on Fox's Scream Queens and a mixed martial arts fighter on DirecTV's Kingdom. The latter returns for its second season Wednesday at 9 p.m. We may not know much about the world of MMA fighting, but we do know that any show that features the studly Jonas sweaty, shirtless, and cruising on Grindr deserves all the attention on God's gay earth. Watch the trailer below.
The captivating a cappella group Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi -- better known as Pentatonix -- drop their debut self-titled studio album October 16. If the album's first single, "Can't Sleep Love," is any indication, the new collection is set to deliver more of the group's signature style, tight vocal harmonies, and extensive vocal riffing. In other words, it's going to be amazing! With Pentatonix having more than 1 billion collective views on YouTube, a Grammy for the "Daft Punk" medley, and a sold out-tour under their belt, the new album is just the latest rocket boost for this group's trip to the stars.
New York Comic Con
There's plenty at New York Comic Con to make it a gay geek heaven: same-sex speed dating for both men and women, panels on gay manga and queer autobiography in comics, a Teen Wolf cast gathering, new episodes of Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, and The X-Files (plus appearances by stars including Tom Mison and David Duchovny), and a whole lot more. The event opened Thursday at the Javits Center, conveniently located near the Hell's Kitchen gayborhood, and continues through Sunday. Go here for the official site and here for more Advocate advice on LGBT highlights.