Friday, Jan. 20

Georgia State University professor Layli Phillips Maparyan celebrates the release of her newest book, “The Womanist Idea.” Cover artist Linda Costa will also discuss her work. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

“Two Spirits,” Lydia Nibley’s documentary about the murder of a 16 year old Navajo Nadleeh or Two-Spirit, screens at the Third Friday Film Series. Suggested donation $1-$10 sliding scale. Films start at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Get your best mustache or mutton chops ready for the fourth annual Ladystache party with DJ Vicki Powell. 10 p.m. at Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge,
644 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.

Cyberaver presents the Year of the Dragon, featuring DJ and electronic music producer Wavewhore. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

DJ Lydia Prim spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Former All American Goddess India Ferrah from “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 3” joins emcee Celeste Holmes for the Goddess After Party, along with winners of the 2012 contest on Jan. 18 at LeBuzz. 11 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

Kitty Le Claw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

DJ Nat spins for Mr. Eagle Bar Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

Get down in the Boys Room every Friday night at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.

Saturday, Jan. 21

The Human Rights Campaign presents its annual Bowling for Equality, with proceeds to benefit the national LGBT group. 1-3 p.m. at Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324, http://bit.ly/yANpbp.

The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present “The Devil Wears Red,” a red dress party featuring a best dressed contest, to raise funds for the Sister Grant Fund. 7-10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

It’s a night of drag royalty in Savannah as The Lady Bunny performs with The Lady Chablis at 8 p.m. at Club One, 1 Jefferson St., Savannah, GA 31401, www.clubone-online.com.

The Armorettes perform at the Heretic’s Backroom Burlesque in a show to benefit GO Atlanta, AID Atlanta’s gay outreach program. 8-10 p.m. followed by 3 Legged Cowboy country night at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

DJ Ron Pullman spins for Deeper Love at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

DJ Mike Cruz spins at 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Bedlam returns to My Sister’s Room for WackedOut BlackOut, the glow in the dark body paint party where attendees become the art. Gigi Monroe
performs. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

Every third Saturday is Atlanta Bucks Rugby night at the Atlanta Eagle. DJ Pat Scott spins. 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

Sunday, Jan. 22

On Sundays, catch the camp drag Armorettes at 7 p.m. followed by The Dreams at 9:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Funday Sunday starts at noon at the new My Sister’s Room Sports Bar, My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

DJ Bill Berdeaux spins at 3 p.m. followed by DJ Darryl Cox at 7 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

Monday, Jan. 23

“Writing with Intent” is a facilitated group for writers of fiction and creative non-fiction. 6:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

Niesha Dupree’s Stars of the Century takes the stage on Mondays at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

Blue Monday Karaoke with Angelica D’Paige offers a free shot to the first five singers wearing blue shirts. 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday holds its January dinner. RSVP requested. Cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at Wahoo! Grill, 1042 West College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.wahoogrilldecatur.com.

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall of Spelman College hosts a panel discussion and book signing about Women in the Civil Rights Movement. 4-6:30 p.m. in room 130 at the Emory University Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

Charis Circle and the National Alliance on Mental Illness co-sponsor “In Our Own Voice,” with speakers Corey Jones and Ashley Smith discussing living with mental illness and achieving recovery. 7 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

Evolve Tuesdays feature showtunes at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

MEGA Family Project hosts a Baby/Toddler Meet Up for LGBT families with young children. 9:30 a.m. in Midtown, email MEGA Executive Director Kathy Kelly at Kathy@megafamilyproject.org for location and details.

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Lunch at 11:50 at Corner Tavern in East Point, 2783 Main St., East Point, GA 30344, www.atlantagaychamber.org.

Emilye Crosby discusses her new book, “Civil Rights History From the Ground Up.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

“Next Fall,” starring out actor Mitchell Anderson and helmed by out director Kate Warner, runs Wednesdays through Sundays through Feb. 11 at Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com.

“Avenue Q,” the gay-inclusive adult puppet play, has showtimes Wednesday through Sunday through Feb. 26 at Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.horizontheatre.com.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Jazz for a Cause features headliner Alex Bugnon and special guest The PR Experience. Proceeds benefit the African American Outreach Initiative, a conference for people living with HIV/AIDS in metro Atlanta. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Acoustix Jazz Restaurant, 840 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.jazzforacause.eventbrite.com.

Ruby Redd hosts Dirty Boy Bingo on Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com.

Thursdays are the Unexpected Cabaret at 11 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

Friday, Jan. 27

The Divas Cabaret stars Destiny Brooks, Heather Daniels, Jasmine Antoinette, Monica Van Pelt and Iysis Dupree. Every Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. at the New LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.

Help Atlanta say a fond farewell to DJay McCracken as he heads to L.A. after 20 years in the ATL. Includes beats by DJay McCracken, Mike Pope and Vicki Powell, plus a performance by Dax Exclamation Point! Benefits MISTER and AID Atlanta’s gay outreach. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Join the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for Fourth Friday Networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Mayfair Renaissance, 195 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.atlantagaychamber.org.

It’s Ginger Appreciation Night, aka the Red Meat Party, as DJ Whiska’s spins from 7-10 p.m. followed by the return of DJ Diablo Rojo at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.

BB4H, billed as Athens’ most diverse drag troupe, performs at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

The Atlanta Rubber Club gathers on the fourth Friday of each month at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

DJ Lydia Prim spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 29

Hit the road to Florida for a weekend of top DJ talent at Gancho Tampa, with events featuring DJ Able, DJ Ralphi Rosario, DJ Power Infiniti, DJ Scorpio and DJ Oren Nizri. $75 general admission all weekend passes; $115 for VIP. www.ganchotampa.com.

Saturday, Jan. 28

MEGA Family Project hosts Maybe Baby, a seminar to help LGBT people navigate their options for parenthood. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org.

Georgia Equality hosts Citizen Advocacy Lobbying Training, with strategies for effectively communicating with lawmakers and an update on the biggest LGBT and HIV issues in this legislative session. 1-5 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.georgiaequality.org.

Interested in running for a title in the leather/bear community? Learn how from current winners at a Title Holder Workshop. 5 p.m. at Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.

The Roy G. Biv Project hosts LGBT night at Sips ‘N Strokes, where you can bring your own bottle and appetizers to enjoy while you paint, with help from an experienced artist. Seats going fast, so register online in advance at www.sipsnstrokes.com, choose 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 and put LGBT as your last name to get $20 discount price. 6:30 p.m. at Sips ‘N Strokes, 3019 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

DJ Martin Fry spins at 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.

DJ Kmixx spins for Banging Soul at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

DJ M and Twee host the Secret Party with Traxx Girls at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.traxxgirls.com.

Saturdays mean Man 2 Man at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.

Saturdays are Jealouse’s Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Traxx Girls presents Showtime Sundays hosted by Ms. Sophia, 12 a.m. showtime at Scores Sports Bar, 2425 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035, www.traxxgirls.com

Georgia offers many LGBT-led and LGBT-welcoming congregations in a variety of faith denominations. Looking for a place to worship? Visit www.thegavoice.com and choose “organizations” from the Community tab, and click “religious”; or choose our only “weekly events” calendar for service times.

Monday, Jan. 30

Mondays are Texas Hold ‘Em at 7:30 p.m. at Woofs, Atlanta’s only gay sports bar. 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.woofsatlanta.com.

Every Monday night, Songwriters Open Mic night at Eddie’s Attic may just feature the next big acoustic sensation. 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Sing along with pianist David Reeb on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to midnight at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

The Decatur Women’s League continues with basketball every Tuesday through Feb. 21 with games at Decatur First United Methodist Church, 300 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.decaturwomen.com.

Tuesdays are the infamous Mary-oke at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.

Gay author Collin Kelley reads from his new novel “Remain in Light,” which is nominated for the Townsend Award. 7 p.m. at Georgia Center for the Book, Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

Wednesday, Feb. 1

The Decatur Women’s League’s Winter Bowling takes the lanes every Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Suburban Lanes, 2619 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, www.decaturwomen.com.

Bubba Dee, Heather Daniels and Charlie Brown are the “Beauty and the Bitches” show at 9 p.m. each Wednesday at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.metrocafes.com/Cowtippers.

DJ Lydia Prim spins on Wednesdays for HUMP, Heretic Underground Music Project. Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Thursdays are 3 Legged Cowboy country nights at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Every Thursday, get Twisted with Phoenix of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.

Thursday nights, catch the Shawnna Factor with Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks, Lena Lust, Lady Shabazz, Lateasha Shante Shuntel and Regina Ryan. 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.

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