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On Saturday, Feb. 1, The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is underway at venues throughout the area, with various queer programming such as Eytan Fox’s comic “Cupcakes,” screening tonight at 9:45 p.m. at the Tara, www.ajff.org
On Saturday, Feb. 1, The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is underway at venues throughout the area, with various queer programming such as Eytan Fox’s comic “Cupcakes,” screening Saturday at 9:45 p.m. at the Tara, www.ajff.org

FRIDAY, Jan. 31

Michelle Malone CD release party with special guest Steed Kettles. 7 p.m. at Red Light Cafe. www.eventbrite.com/e/michelle-malone-cd-release-party-w-special-guest-steed-kettles-tickets-10037792307

It’s finally here! The Tony-winning sensation “The Book of Mormon,” by the creators of “South Park,” continues its Atlanta run. It’s a musical comedy about two Mormon missionaries who visit Uganda and try unsuccessfully to spread the scriptures, with a show tonight at 8 p.m., running through Feb. 9, Fox Theatre, www.foxtheatre.org/

It’s ladies night as 10th and Piedmont hosts its Swank event, from 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. with special guest VJ Prism and no cover, www.10thandpiedmont.org

The Other Show starring Celeste Holmes, Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jaye Lish, Miami Royale and Violet Chachki, with special guests has its first theme show ― Disney. But don’t expect your run-of-the-mill Disney show. $5 cover. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., Jungle, www.jungleatl.com


The Atlanta Gender Variations: Parents of gender variant/trans children support group meets in Atlanta today from 2 – 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, www.uuca.org

Lost N Found hosts the grand opening party of its Thrift and Consignment Store, benefiting homeless youth, from 6 – 8 p.m. with refreshments and entertainment, hosted by Ruby Redd, www.lost-n-found.org

Wear your workout gear to Locker Room: Workout at Jungle Atlanta, with DJ Alex Acosta, with Ruby’s Redd Light District kicking off the night at 9 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

Play Jock Strap Sister Twister with the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, with proceeds going to the Sisters Grant Fund, with $1 jello shooters, tonight from 9 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is underway at venues throughout the area, with various queer programming such as Eytan Fox’s comic “Cupcakes,” screening tonight at 9:45 p.m. at the Tara, www.ajff.org

Shawnna Brooks and Monica Van Pelt host Synergy, with a bevy of guest stars, tonight at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com


The Atlanta Bucks host the Pre-Superbowl Beer Bust and Chili Cook-off at 1 p.m. at The Hideaway, with $5 chili and $10 for all you can drink beer, www.atlantahideaway.com

A Super Bowl Beer Bust benefiting Joining Hearts is tonight from 3 – 6 p.m. at 10th and Piedmont, with $2 shorties and special menu items, www.10thandpiedmont.org

Friends on Ponce hosts its 10th annual Chili Cook-off at 4 p.m., just prior to the Super Bowl, www.friendsonponce.com

Amsterdam Atlanta invites you to its Super Bowl party beginning at 4 p.m. with a pre-game brunch, six huge screen projectors and 12 flat screen TVs. www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Las Margaritas hosts a Super Bowl party all day with drink and food specials. www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com

Flashback Showgirls hosted by Angelica D’Paige is every, featuring a new decade each week and live DJ. Showtime is 8 p.m., 10th and Piedmont, 10thandpiedmont.com

Watch the Super Bowl at Ten with a tailgate party beginning at 3 p.m., www.tenatlanta.com

My Sister’s Room invites women who love women and football to watch the Super Bowl at its own party beginning at 2 p.m. and going until 10 p.m., www.mysistersroom.com

Actor’s Express continues the gay-themed comedy/drama “Six Degrees of Separation,” directed by its artistic director Freddie Ashley, through Feb. 9, with a matinee performance today at 2 p.m., www.actorsexpress.com

“The Book Club Play,” featuring a gay character, is receiving an encore run through Feb. 23 at Horizon Theatre, with a 5 p.m. show today, www.horizontheatre.com

MONDAY, Feb. 3

Cast members of “The Book of Mormon” sing showtunes at a benefit cabaret to help raise money for Project Open Hand and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, 7:30 p.m., 14th St. Playhouse, www.14thstplayhouse.org

The Atlanta PFLAG support group meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, www.uuca.org

New Monday Night Trivia hosted by Wild Cherry Sucret with chances to win up to $250 in cash and prizes. 11 p.m., Blakes on the Park, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Every Monday is Stars of the Century at 11:30 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com


The Atlanta Leadership Council of GLAAD presents GLAAD Night at The Lawrence, part of the restaurant’s Tuesday Relief Charity Program, with 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds going to the organization, www.thelawrenceatlanta.com

The new Drag-Eoke gets started tonight at 10 p.m. with Ruby Redd and Angelica D’Paige and 30,000 songs to choose from, Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com


The Alliance Theatre’s new relationship comedy/drama “In Love and Warcraft,” running through February 23, has a performance tonight at 8 p.m. on the company’s Hertz Stage, www.alliancetheatre.org

Primetime Wednesdays – billed as an exclusive LGBT hip-hop event, with a lavish buffet and cocktails – is tonight at Sutra Atlanta, www.angelexevents.com

Dragnificence is every Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Jungle, www.jungleatl.com


SAGE Atlanta’s monthly social meeting features games and more, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

The Atlanta Pride Committee, the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialist Alliance and Touching Up Our Roots present a panel discussion on “Celebrating Drum Majors for Justice: How Civil Rights Lead to LGBTQ Rights,” 7 – 8:30 p.m., Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

It’s Three-Legged Cowboy Night, with free line dance lessons from 8 – 9 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.com

The Atlanta Ballet opens its “Romeo et Juliette” tonight, 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Centre, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Decadence: A Night of Drinking and Debauchery is hosted by Adam Bland and Ashley Mitchell with beats by DJ Daryl Cox. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a Wet Underwear Contest at 11 p.m. with a cash prize, Ten Atlanta, www.tenatlanta.com

Sing for Your Life Season 2 is underway featuring live performances from aspiring artists. 8 p.m., Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

Game Night hosted by Brent Star is every Thusday from 9-11 p.m., G’s Midtown. www.gsmidtown.com

Dinners with the Divas every Thusday at Lips Atlanta. Hosted by Savannah Leigh. www.lipsusa.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 6-8

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) aTVFest is a three day event featuring television directors, producers and performers talking about the status of the industry and sharing new and upcoming work. Cast members of the LGBT-themed “Looking” and “Orange is the New Black” are among those who will be present. Savannah College of Art, www.atvfest.com.

FRIDAY, Feb. 7

The sign-up period for the Decatur Women’s League Spring Softball is tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Savage Pizza in Avondale Estates, www.savagepizza.com

Pump!!, a once-a-month party featuring a different guest DJ, debuts tonight with DJ Ben Baker from NYC, 10 p.m., www.hereticatlanta.com

The Divas Cabaret, starring Destiny Brooks, Heather Daniels, Iysis Dupree, Kitty Love and special guests, begins at 11 p.m., with DJ Birdman spinning before and after, LeBuzz, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Jungle hosts Dinner and a Movie every Friday, 7 p.m., www.jungleatl.com


HIV 101, a free workshop to discuss and dispel the myths of HIV as well as outline the basics including how the virus causing AIDS is transmitted and treatments available, will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the MISTER Center. www.mistercenter.org

Mixx Atlanta hosts Texas Hold Em from 4 – 8 p.m. then brings in an assortment of DJs at 10 p.m., www.mixxatlanta.com

GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network) hosts a cocktail hour/fundraiser tonight to raise money for anti-bullying purposes, 7 – 10 p.m., C.E. Mendez Foundation, www.mendezfoundation.org

The inaugural concert by the Atlanta Gay Women’s Chorus – “Finding Her Here: In and Out of Love,” extolling the many experiences of love in women’s lives, takes place tonight at 8 p.m. at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, www.dhpc.org

Ruby’s Redd Light District drag show is every Friday at 9 p.m. at Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

The Southern Bears Bar Night, celebrating the organization’s 21st anniversary, is from 10 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 9

The Atlanta Radical Faeries host their February Faemily Potluck, 3 p.m., 422 9th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Pitties in the City, a variety revue/show for Dog Outreach and Rescue, is tonight featuring Talloolah Love, Spinarella Bellas, comedians and more, 5 p.m., My Sister’s Room, www.mysistersroom.com

Joining Hearts’ annual Love on the Rocks Valentine event/cocktail party is tonight, 6 – 9 p.m., Cantoni, www.cantoni.com

It’s Blackout Night at the Atlanta Eagle, $5 cover. 7 p.m., www.atlantaeagle.com

Lips Atlanta is the home for Dinner With the Divas, hosted by Savannah Leigh and Stiletto, with all sorts of celebrity impersonators. The bar opens at 6 p.m. with show at 7:45 p.m., Lips Atlanta, www.lipsatl.com

The inimitable Armorettes perform at Burkharts at 8 p.m., www.burkharts.com

Angelica D’Paige hosts Flashback Sundays, with $3 champagne and $5 Smirnoff, at 8 p.m. at 10th and Piedmont, www.10thandpiedmont.org

MONDAY, Feb. 10

The fabulous Wild Cherry Sucret is the host for Trivia night at 11 p.m. at Blake’s, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 11

Girlz Retro Tuesdays celebrates with its Valentine’s Day edition with music and dancing as well as food and drinks from 5:30 ― 8 p.m. at McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub, www.mcgowansoakhurstpub.com

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff discussses her book “The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families” and discusses her 15-year research on the topic. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event with a suggested donation of $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com


Join the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) for a fun, highly interactive workshop led by executive & leadership coach Darcy Eikenberg, author of “Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control” and founder of career & success site RedCapeRevolution.com, 6 – 8 p.m., SunTrust Gardens Building Atrium, www.atlantagaychamber.org

Bubba D. Licious, Brent Star and Kimora Layou headline Bourbon Street Bingo, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7:30 p.m., Jungle Club, www.jungleatl.org

Join Charis for an evening with author, scholar, and Crunk Feminist Susana Morris (aka Crunkadelic) to celebrate her new book, “Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature,” which focuses on the literature of Paule Marshall, Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Danticat, and Sapphire, 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com


“Love Them, Love Them Not” Valentine Party hosted by the Georgia Stonewall Democrats includes an assembly of pro-LGBT legislators. Also, “Broken Hearts” will also be created “for those who have yet to figure out Love is Love.” The broken hearts will be delivered to the anti-gay legislators at the Capitol on Friday the 14th. 6:30-9:3- p.m., Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org
The latest performance by the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s foremost dance companies, bows tonight at 8 p.m and runs through the 16th, Fox Theatre, www.foxtheatre.org, www.alvinailey.org/atlanta

G’s Midtown’s Game Night, hosted by Brent Star, is the home for all sorts of fun and prizes, 9 – 11 p.m., www.gsmidtown.com


FRIDAY, Feb. 14

Ivy Queen performs at Club Rush, a popular Latino gay club, 10 p.m., 2715 Buford Hwy., Atlanta, GA 30324

Valentines in the Garden will feature decadent chocolates and other scrumptious sweets while visitors sip cocktails from cash bars, dance to live entertainment, and explore the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s current “Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions” exhibit, 7 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, www.botanicalgarden.org

Fabrefaction Theatre Company opens the company’s homoerotic “Shakespeare’s R&J,” directed by Brian Clowdus, 8 p.m., Fabrefaction, www.fabrefaction.org

Wassup N ATL presents its Drunk in Love party with Magic Mario and DJ Trouble, with doors opening at 11 p.m., Tantra, 2285 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Feb. 14 – 16

The all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga and more. They come to Actor’s Express for a weekend gig, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., www.actorsexpress.com


Atlanta Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation with half naked runners raising money. The party starts at noon and the run is at 2:30 p.m., www.cupidsundierun.com

The Atlanta Rollergirls are back with a home double bill game, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, www.atlantarollergirls.com

SAGE hosts a Lesbian 50+ Potluck and Social, 6 – 8 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

Songwriters In-the-Round with Hannah Thomas, Danielle Howle and Caroline Aiken, 8 p.m., Red Clay Theatre, www.eddieowenpresents.com

My Sisters Room and the King of Courts present Eat Your Heart Out, Valentine Edition, as well as DJ Tina, at 11:30 p.m., www.mysistersroom.com