The end of October signals the beginning of this year's ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL. The weekend-long event encourages all to clear their schedules, grab their favorite rainbow item and show some support, as no other city does gay pride better than Atlanta. This year's festivities include nondenominational commitment ceremonies, the Dyke March, Starlight Cabaret's top-notch drag performances, "American Idol" headliner Blake Lewis, and the always vivacious Pride Parade. Free-$25. Saturday: Dyke March, 6 p.m.; commitment ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Pride Parade, 1 p.m.; Blake Lewis, 5:50 p.m.; Starlight Cabaret, 7 p.m.; see website for a complete festival schedule. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave. 770-491-8633. atlantapride.org. For more on Pride, see News & Views.