There’s absolutely no reason to not get out of the house this weekend

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FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Tacos and more – the Atlanta Gay Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts a free Fourth Friday event blending socializing and networking opportunities, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Escorpion Tacos & Tequila, www.urestaurants.com

The Other Show is every Friday and features such drag icons as Edie Cheezburger, Violet Chachki and Jaye Lish. 9 p.m., Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

The Absolut Vodka-sponsored Ladies’ Night w/ DJ Liz Owen begins tonight at the Upstairs Bar at Blakes, from 10pm – close, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.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

Lesbian faves Halcyon – “the girls with guitars” – visit Eddie’s Attic at 10 p.m., www.eddiesattic.com

Get down with the boys in town, with the assistance of DJ Headmaster, at the Boys Room Video Dance Party at Mary’s, www.marysatlanta.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (formerly AEN) sponsors a Brunch N Learn about the state DOMA laws, 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Southeast Mortgage, www.southeastmortgage.com

DJ Liz Owen anchors the Fantasy Party at My Sister’s Room, with a black out party, go go dancers and live performances, www.mysistersroom.com

The bears are back – it’s Bearracuda Night at the Atlanta Heretic, with doors opening at 9 p.m., www.atlantaheretic.com

Atlanta’s Best Dance Party featuring rising star DJ Billy Lace of New York City who will be making his Atlanta debut. He is a resident DJ for Winter Party in Miami, XL Nightclub in NYC and Hydrate in Chicago. 10 p.m., Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 25-SUNDAY, JAN. 26.

The Deeper Love Project hosts two days of community discussions on black gay relationships. Each session will cover topics including monogamy, sexual relationships with no strings attached, black gay marriage, can romantic relationships work in the black gay community, and standards and deal breakers in relationships. 1 – 4 p.m. both days at The Evolution Project, 583 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/thedeeperloveproject

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

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 Midtown Men – featuring four of the stars of the original “Jersey Boys” musical – bring their crooning talents to the Cobb Energy Center at 7 p.m., www.cobbenergycentre.org

Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls sings from her new country album “Goodnight Tender” tonight at 8 p.m. at Variety Playhouse, with Heather McEntire of Mount Moriah opening, www.varietyplayhouse.org

Featuring talents of all facets, the queer variety show Sweet Tea has comedy, drag, live music, slam poetry, queer performance art and more, featuring Cleopatra Grace Jones, Ray Leota, Patrick Snipes, Jasmine Kevea Green and more acts to be announced, hosted by, and including a performance by, Taylor Alxndr and DJ PK Fire, 9 p.m., Noni’s, http://www.nonisdeli.com/

MONDAY, JAN. 27

It’s poker night – play Texas Hold ‘Em for free beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Friends on Ponce, www.friendsonponce.com

Moral Monday GA Day at the Capitol: Tell the Gov. & Ga. Lawmakers to ‘Stop Putting Our Schools on Shoestring Budgets!’ EmpowerED Georgia Action is partnering with FACE It Cobb – Funding Awareness Campaign for Education for a Day at the Capitol at 9 a.m. in Room 216. Please wear green and bring some shoestrings, www.shoestringcampaign.com

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

It’s finally here! The Tony-winning sensation “The Book of Mormon,” by the creators of “South Park,” makes its long-awaited Atlanta debut. It’s a musical comedy about two Mormon missionaries who visit Uganda and try unsuccessfully to spread the scriptures, 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, http://www.foxtheatre.org/

Fourth Tuesdays gathers at Henry’s in Midtown for its monthly dinner. Cocktails and mingling begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served from 7 – 9 p.m.  All lesbian, transgender and bisexual women are welcome, www.thehealthinitiative.org/programs-resources/programming/fourth-tuesday

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
LeBuzz starts its new M4M HardBody Revue with a cash award, 9 p.m., www.thenewlebuzz.com

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival gets underway at venues throughout the area, with various queer programming such as Eytan Fox’s comic “Cupcakes,” various times and locations. Tonight’s opening night is at the Cobb Energy Centre at 7 p.m., www.ajff.org

A year of community discussions begins today hosted by Mara (Birds Eye View) and Trans(forming). Topics to be discussed include mental health, safety and wellness in the T-LGBQIA community and suicide prevention. 6:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

Join Charis for another adventure in reading with three local book-lovers, writers, and activists: Kung Li, Susana Morris, and Elizabeth Anderson, as they discuss the books you gotta read. This second session takes as its theme the questions raised by Martin Luther King’s memory each year, including: “What does the Beloved Community look like in literature?” “What is the true history of non-violence as a strategy in the U.S.?” and which writers might best exemplify a “Moral Imagination?”  This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program; the suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

The Alliance Theatre opens the new relationship comedy/drama “In Love and Warcraft” tonight at 8 p.m. on the company’s Hertz Stage, www.alliancetheatre.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


 

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