Tuesday, Feb. 18: Georgia Equality partners with the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) for By the People Lobby Day prepping individuals to meet and talk with legislators about issues important to the gay and transgender community and its allies, 9 a.m., Georgia State Capitol Complex, Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 605,18 Capitol Square Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334

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Tuesday, Feb. 18: Georgia Equality partners with the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) for By the People Lobby Day prepping individuals to meet and talk with legislators about issues important to the gay and transgender community and its allies, 9 a.m., Georgia State Capitol Complex, Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 605,18 Capitol Square Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334
Tuesday, Feb. 18: Georgia Equality partners with the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) for By the People Lobby Day prepping individuals to meet and talk with legislators about issues important to the gay and transgender community and its allies, 9 a.m., Georgia State Capitol Complex, Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 605,18 Capitol Square Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334

Friday, Feb. 14 — Sunday, 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

Friday, Feb. 14

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

The new play “Whistlin’ Psyche,” dealing with gender issues, continues through February 23rd, Woodruff Arts Center Black Box Theatre/Third Floor, 8 p.m., www.woodruffcenter.org

Fabrefaction Theatre Company opens the company’s homoerotic “Shakespeare’s R&J,” directed by Brian Clowdus, running through March 3, tonight at 8 p.m., Fabrefaction, www.fabrefaction.org

Papi’s Love Sucks Ball begins at 8 p.m., with a four course meal for $16.95 and a couple’s meal for $29.95, Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta GA 30324

DJ Headmaster will be spinning music to make your heart throb at Mary’s Valentine’s Day Hookup Party, beginning at 9 p.m., www.marysatlanta.com

The Other Show Valentine’s Day Edition stars Celeste Holmes, Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jaye Lish, Miami Royale and Violet Chachki. $5 cover. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

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 Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Saturday, Feb. 15

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., http://www.cupidsundierun.com/

The Atlanta Rollergirls are back! All four home teams are squaring off in the first bout of the season. The Sake Tuyas take on the Apocalypstix at 5 p.m. then the Toxic Shocks play the Denim Demons at 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 brings together Hannah Thomas, Danielle Howle and Caroline Aiken, 8 p.m., Red Clay Theatre, www.eddieowenpresents.com

It’s That Time of the Month features Bob Killough and his comic friends – Jay Ward, Nick Cox, Ian Aber, Brent Star, Ben Palmer, Toni Richardson and Candi Ain’t Right, 8:30 p.m., My Sister’s Room, www.mysistersroom.com

Guest Appreciation Night features no cover and DJ Karlito, beginning at 9 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival continues its run with Eytan Fox’s “Cupcakes” tonight, featuring gay and lesbian characters, at 10 p.m. at Atlantic Station, www.ajff.org

It’s Atlanta Bucks Bar Night as well as a Pajama Party DJed by Christopher Kind, 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,. www.atlantaeagle.com

DJ Joe Gauthreaux visits from New York to spin all night, 10 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.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

Sunday, Feb. 16

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

Xion has moved to an exciting new location and this will be the inaugural morning for the new space, with DJ Corey David spinning, 3 a.m., Xion, www.xionatlanta.com

Monday, Feb. 17

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz, is a youth focused group for trans-identified people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. This is a project of the Feminist Outlawz. This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle’s Strong Families Whole Children Program, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Georgia Equality partners with the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) for By the People Lobby Day prepping individuals to meet and talk with legislators about issues important to the gay and transgender community and its allies, 9 a.m., Georgia State Capitol Complex, Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 605,18 Capitol Square Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334

Join Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity and Georgia Equality for a training session designed specifically for clergy and religious leaders of all faiths on public advocacy and action. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., The Temple, http://www.the-temple.org

SPC/author Kayla Williams talks about her book “Love My Rifle More Than You.” This is a GA Center for the Book Event, free and open to the public, 7:15 p.m., www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Come on down to Lost-n-Found’s monthly game show fundraiser for games, prizes, and celebrity guests as contestants face off in Family Feud, The Newlywed Game, Minute to Win It, Let’s Make a Deal, Password and The Match Game, 7 – 10:00 pm, Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

Scholar Sarah Churchwell looks at “Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of “The Great Gatsby” as part of a “University at the Library” lecture look at the end of 1922 when F. Scott Fitzgerald was riding high on his fame, and a double murder took place in New Jersey. This is a GA Center for the Book Event. It is free and open to the public. 7:15 p.m. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere romantic comedy “In Love and Warcraft” has a gay character, with a performance tonight at 7:30 p.m., www.alliancetheatre.org

“Velvet Lips presents the Advanced Sexuality Series: G-Spot Ejaculation Love, looking at myths about ejaculation and proven exercises for enhanced experiences. This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event. The suggested donation is $15. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Thursday, Feb. 20

The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP, formerly AEN) presents Business Networking with Lynn Pasqualetti, managing partner of HLM Financial Group, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Onstage Atlanta, www.onstageatlanta.com

Event supporting Point Foundation’s LGBTQ Scholarship program and starting a Cornerstone program in Atlanta. The Wimbish House, 1150 Peachtree St. NE, 
Atlanta GA 30309,   7 to 9 p.m.,
register online at www.pointfoundation.org/atl, www.pointfoundation.org

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading. Hosted by the anarchic spoken word team of Karen G and Theresa Davis, this series cultivates the voices of authors, novices and an assortment of poets, songstresses and storytellers. The February feature is an exciting collection of poets and writers from the new anthology, G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South – An Anthology of Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies, edited by Poet On Watch & Amber N. Williams. The writers, models, and photographers that will be in attendance include: Alysia Angel, Phyllis Robinson, Nicolette Davis, Sheree L Greer, Paris Rosado, Kim Roseberry, Cole Legend, Poet On Watch, Fiona Zedde, Anondra “Kat” Williams, Semba Love, Janine Daniels and more. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program and the suggested donation is $5. 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m, Charis Books and More, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Free line dance lessons are on tap from 8 – 9 p.m. as part of 3 Legged Cowboy Thursdays at Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.com

Dinners with the Divas is every Thursday at Lips Atlanta, hosted by Savannah Leigh, www.lipsusa.com

Friday, Feb. 21

SCAD’s Ivy Hall Writers Series presents author Alice Hoffman and her new novel, “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” Hoffman looks to the year 1911 in New York City when two fires, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Dreamland Fire, transformed the city and the life of every New Yorker. Admission is $10 at the door for the general public and free to all SCAD students, faculty and staff with valid SCAD ID. 6 p.m., SCAD Atlanta’s Events space, fourth floor, building C, www.scad.edu

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

The Third Friday Film series screens the film “Arranged,” about the relationship between an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim, tonight at 7:30 p.m., First Existentialist Congregation, http://firstexistentialist.org/

Grammy nominee Robin Thicke comes to the Fox Theatre tonight at 7:45 p.m., with special guest K. Michelle, www.foxtheatre.org

Film Love presents The Velvet Underground, a cinematographic tribute to musician Lou Reed (1942-2013), the Velvet Underground, and the relationship with their mentor and producer Andy Warhol, 8 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, www.thecontemporary.org

The Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour hits the Cobb Energy Centre with laughs galore, tonight at 8 p.m., www.cobbenergycentre.org

It’s time for the Mr./Mrs. Atlanta Eagle Bar Night with DJ Ron Pullman, 10 p.m. at Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.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

Saturday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 23

Atlanta Pride is partnering with Georgia Benefits Counsel to provide a series of low-cost legal clinics that will help LGBTQ couples protect their relationships with important and necessary legal documents. Reservations are required to david@georgiabenefitscounsel.org, 12 – 6 p.m. Phillip Rush Center Annex, www.rushcenteratl.org

Saturday, Feb. 22

ATTA – Atlanta’s Team Tennis Association – hosts a free Open Play session for its members followed by a cookout. 1 – 6 p.m., Glenlake Tennis Center, www.atta.org

Play Texas Hold Em at 4 p.m. and stick around for guest DJs at Mixx Atlanta, www.mixxatlanta.com

Dixie Invitational Bowling offers its Miss Gutterball 2014 event at 6 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

The Monthly POZ Social Potluck Dinner is tonight from 7 -11pm; email atlpozguys@outlook.com for more information and a location; https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPOZGuys

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles brings her That Girl Tour to the Fox Theatre tonight at 8 p.m., www.foxtheatre.org

Bedlam Presents and LovHer combine to create the ultimate multicultural dance party – LovHer /LovHim, with DJ E spinning, $10 cover with RSVP and $15 without, 10th and Piedmont, beginning at 10 p.m., http://communitashospitality.com/10th-and-piedmont/

The new Drag Otic features Necole Luv Dupree, Trinity Bonet, Nichelle Parks, Stasha Sanchez and Taejah Thomas, 11 p.m., Blake’s, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

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

Sunday, Feb. 23

Joel Bradshaw and Amsterdam Atlanta present the second annual Armory Reunion hosted by Bubba D’Licious, Jimmy Sugarbaker, Mitch Grooms and Wild Cherry Sucret, featuring former and current cast members of  HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/Armorettes”The Armorettes & members of The Divas! 5 p.m., Amsterdam Atlanta, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

The encore run of “The Book Club Play,” featuring a gay character, ends today with a 5 p.m. show, Horizon Theatre, www.horizontheatre.com

LGBT fave Francine Reed plays some blues tonight at 6 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, www.eddiesattic.com

Monday, Feb. 24

Writing With Intent: Voice and Values, Conveying Character in Poetry and Prose is a monthly writing class led by Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson. February’s meeting will focus on voice and values, conveying character in poetry and prose through what is said and unsaid. This is a From Margin to Center Literary Program and the Suggested Donation is $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Come watch the sixth season of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” at 9 p.m. upstairs at Blake’s, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

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

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

Tuesday, Feb. 25

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

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Hump Night fun is hosted by Regina at Friends on Ponce at 8 p.m., www.friendsonponce.com

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

Thursday, Feb. 27

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

“Rupaul’s Drag Race” sensation Jujubee returns to Burkhart’s with special guests Mariah, Trinity and Phoenix, 10 p.m, www.burkharts.com