Friday, Feb. 3
Every Friday is Bear Happy Hour from 7-10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.
The exhibit “Terra//natural organic beauty” features Brett Osborn and Alexi Torres. Opens tonight and runs through March 24 at Kai Lin Art, 3096 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.kailinart.com.
The First Friday Dance features a foxtrot review lesson from 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by open ballroom dancing at The Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.
Lesbian fans will turn out in droves as fiercely independent Ani DiFranco brings her kick ass sound back to Atlanta. 8:30 p.m. at the Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.variety-playhouse.com.
Starting tonight, every other Friday is Round ‘Em Up Friday with DJ Jack Daddi and Missy Miller spinning country favorites. Line dancing starts at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Expect amazing sound and visual effects as the electronic dance music act Oreon premiers at 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,
Get down in the Boys Room every Friday night at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.
Kitty Le Claw’s Meow Mix gets catty at her new earlier time of 10:30 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
DJ Nat spins at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.
Saturday, Feb. 4
The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby club toasts the start of the spring season. 2-6 p.m. at Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309,
Savannah’s First City Network hosts its First Saturday Social from 7-10 p.m. at Club One, 1 Jefferson St., Savannah, GA 31401, www.firstcitynetwork.net.
DJ Vicki Powell is among the many performers for “pARTy: part 5,” a masquerade ball to benefit Atlanta Arts Exchange and “Burn to Peace.” 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. at The Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb St., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Arts-Exchange.
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, now at 10:30 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
It will technically be Sunday morning when Power Infiniti takes the turntables at Xion, the membership-only club where the evening starts at 3 a.m. 2241 Faulkner Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.xionatlanta.com
Sunday, Feb. 5
Kid’s Corner features pizza and story time with Kelli’s Childcare Collective of Atlanta. 2-3:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com
The Real RoleModels Campaign hosts a photo shoot. Choose a word to describe your passion and a quote you love. $22 includes photo and t-shirt; proceeds donated to charity. 3 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traxx Girls presents Showtime Sundays hosted by Ms. Sophia, 12 a.m. showtime at Scores Sports Bar, 2425 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035,
Monday, Feb. 6
PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.pflagatl.org
Mondays are now the new Happy Bear Cocktail Hour, with a free chili bar from 7-9 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312
Watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 9 p.m. followed by the Manic Monday show at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,
Every Monday, catch “Smash,” NBC’s new musical drama, at 10 p.m. on the video screens at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,
Tuesday, Feb. 7
The ACLU and Georgia Equality host “By the People Lobbying Day” to focus on LGBT issues. 9 a.m. training; 10 a.m. lobbying at the Georgia State Capitol Complex, Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 605, 18 Capitol Square Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.georgiaequality.org
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
Trivia is new on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com
Wednesday, Feb. 8
“Leather and Lace” is the theme for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious. The popular event raises money for PALS, which helps people with HIV and other health conditions keep their pets. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.palsatlanta.org
Dress to depress for the sixth annual St. Valentine Massacre Goth Night, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com
Thursday, Feb. 9
Traxx presents Turnt Up Thursdays, billed as Atlanta’s sexiest college party, at 11:30 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com
Thursdays are the Unexpected Cabaret at 11 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com
Friday, Feb. 10
“Read Dating,” speed dating for book lovers, is for all ages, orientations and genders; if you don’t find love, you still might meet a great friend, book club member or writing partner. 7-10 p.m. Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org, $20 with RSVP encouraged to email@example.com,
The second annual Intergalactic Love Affair features the theme Digital Doomsday and celebrates all “Faeries, Mutants, Sisters, Zombies, Gladiators, Aliens, Sissies, and Monsters.” Proceeds benefit the Feminist Women’s Health Center’s Trans Health Initiative. Lights, costumes and DJ Diablo Rojo and DJ Vicki Powell. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com
Barry Brandon, Re’Rene’, Brie and Jean Kelley perform at 9 p.m. at The Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306
DJ Bootie Pebbles and DJ 5 Hour Boner spin for Red Light Special, billed as a “crazy sexy cool silky pajama jammie jam” for Valentine’s Day. 9 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com
Enjoy Femmistry Fridays with Traxx Girls at Encore, 2520 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.traxxgirls.com
Friday, Feb. 10 – Sunday, Feb. 12
Savannah Winter Weekend features nightlife, a gay history walking tour, a gay prom, and morning brunch, all to benefit First City Network, Savannah Pride and Georgia Equality. www.firstcitynetwork.net
Saturday, Feb. 11
Saint Lost and Found, which helps homeless LGBT youth, hosts a volunteer training for those who can help 2-4 hours per week. Background checks required; please RSVP as training limited to 16. 2-6 p.m. at Positive Impact, 60 Eleventh St., Atlanta, GA 30309
South Georgia Pride hosts a Rainbow Mixer Valentine Dance. 7-11 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E Park Ave., Valdosta, GA 31602,
DJ Bunnie Bishop spins for the First E Valentine’s Dance. 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Drive, Atlanta 30307, www.firstexistentialist.org
DJ Roland Belmares spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com
Sunday, Feb. 12
The fifth annual Love on the Rocks event features cocktails and appetizers to benefit Joining Hearts, which helps provide housing for people impacted by HIV. 5-9 p.m. at Bed Down, 1853 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.joininghearts.org
The Brown Sugar Vibe presents “Love on the Top,” hosted by Lakara of She Speaks, with music by DJ E, free chocolate dessert bar, and special appearance by the cast of the web series “Between Women.” 7-10 p.m. at Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Feb. 13
Writing with Intent is a facilitated discussion group for authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Enjoy a Business Builder Luncheon with the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, 11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille, 2964 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.atlantagaychamber.org
DUDE is the Tuesday night ‘80s party at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com
Wednesday, Feb. 15
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
Thursday, Feb. 16
PALS Atlanta and Barking Hound Village Pet Rescue present the Puppy Love Party, with drinks, appetizers and a raffle to benefit the adoption center Barking Hound plans to open in the spring. 6-9 p.m. at Sophie’s Uptown, 54 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.bhvrescue.org
MEGA Family Project hosts a Waiting for the Stork support group for LGBT prospective parents. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org
Enjoy an open “no mic” night as Cliterati wows you with spoken word poets, this month featuring Kottavei Williams. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com