Cliterati present the OUTrageous Voices Cabaret and Fundraiser with cohosts Karen G. & Beki B. OUTrageous Voices Cabaret introduces a cavalcade of poets, novelists, essayists, musicians and journalists. The evening’s proceeds will benefit OUTrageous Voices: An Inclusive Southeastern Lesbian Writers’ Conference. Suggested donation: $5-50.
7:30 – 9pm
Charis Books & More
“Salome,” Richard Strauss’ twisted tale of a depraved tyrant, his bewitching stepdaughter, and her unholy infatuation with John the Baptist, is making its debut at The Atlanta Opera. Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, the opera scandalized the music world from its 1905 premiere well into the 1930s and continues to captivate with its sublimely rich musical tapestries. 8pm tonight, 3pm Sunday
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Join MAAP today for a networking brunch and an interview with MAAP President August Wogsland, President Emeritus Joshua D. Lorenz, and former President Brandon Hornibrook – hosted and recorded live by MAAP sponsor Meak Productions. The event kicks off at 10am at OxWork with bagels, schmear, coffee and mimosas as well as open networking. At 11am key MAAP leaders will look back on the organization’s history since its founding in 1992 as well as share their vision for continuing to pioneer inclusion for our community.
Atlanta Prime Timers meets today.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.
6:30 – 8pm
Charis Books and More
To coincide with the current “Bull in a China Shop,” Out On Film and Out Front present the acclaimed comedy “Wild Nights With Emily.” In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan.
Out Front Theatre Company
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today.
7:30 – 9pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Thursday, Feb. 6
Georgia Equality hosts AIDS Watch Georgia 2020 today. People living with HIV live, work, and thrive in every legislative district across our state, but many state lawmakers are unaware of the issues that affect our diverse community. This event will provide a free training on how to educate state legislators at the Capitol on HIV policy. Following the training, participants will stand united under the Gold Dome to put their training into action. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their representatives in the House and Senate. Participants will educate elected officials on issues like HIV criminalization, HIV education, HIV prevention/care funding, healthcare access, LGBTQ rights, racial justice and reproductive justice. Training and a light breakfast are provided to all attendees.
8:30am – Noon
Atlanta City Hall
OUT Georgia is calling all LGBTQ+ and allied business professionals, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs to join OUT Georgia’s 2020 Kickoff & Membership Drive tonight. Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company and its beautiful corporate headquarters, this free networking event will be one of the largest LGBTQ+ and allied business networking events of the year. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and refreshing Coca-Cola products while networking and learning how OUT Georgia proudly serves the community as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce.
5:30 – 8pm
Friday, Feb. 7
Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir of the same name, the LGBTQ-themed “Fun Home” took Broadway by storm and cemented itself as one of the landmark musicals of our time. Alison dives into her past to trace the sequence of childhood events that made her the adult she is today. In doing so, she initiates a journey of reconciliation with her late father, whose mercurial and secretive personality kept the two apart at the precise moments they should have been closest.
8pm, through Feb. 16
Sunday, Feb. 9
HRC Atlanta hosts a Mimosa Bar and Brunch fundraiser for Lucy McBath. RSVP on their website and the address will be sent to you.
1 – 3pm
“1917” or “Parasite?” Is Renee Zellweger a shoo-in? Out On Film, The Plaza Foundation, Bronzelens, Women in Film and Television – Atlanta and the Atlanta Film Society host Awards Viewing Party – Film’s Biggest Night with trivia, raffle prizes, a costume contest and more.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, “Hello, Dolly!” is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary direct and choreographer Gower Champion.
7:30pm, through Feb.16
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Wussy Wednesdays is back with a screening of the classic movie musical “Moulin Rouge.” Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your besties at this one-night special screening of Baz Luhrmann’s classic 2001 musical, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Don’t miss the pre-show starring your favorite Atlanta drag starlets, Following the pre-show will be a costume contest.
7 – 10pm
Set in the not-too-distant future in Seoul, Korea, “Maybe Happy Ending” follows two obsolete helper-bots who are living an isolated existence in a robots-only housing complex on the edge of the city. Oliver is waiting for his former-owner to come looking for him, and Claire is just … waiting. When the two discover each other across the hall, they have a surprising connection that challenges what they believe is possible for themselves, relationships, and love. This award-winning musical imagines a magical and bittersweet reawakening to the things that make us human.
7:30pm, through Feb. 16
It’s back! Designing Women LIVE runs for three nights as a fundraiser for The Process Theatre and Onstage Atlanta, starring Topher Payne, DeWayne Morgan, Johnny Drago, Larry Davis and Stuart Schleuse.
8pm through Feb. 14.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, the fast-paced comedy “Bull in a China Shop” asks: What is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential? And how the hell do we grow old together?