LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Feb. 19 – March 3

Friday, February 19

SCAD FASH, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum celebrating fashion and film, presents “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken”—the first U.S. exhibition featuring the work of artist, stylist and designer Daniel Lismore—through April 1,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce haS rescheduled its Friday, Jan. 4 event to tonight. It’s a combined membership drive and networking night, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Saturday, February 20

Politics, sex, religion, loss, and beauty—all the topics that you can’t talk about over dinner but can at a museum—are open for discussion in “Art AIDS America,” an exhibition that reveals for the first time how the AIDS crisis forever changed American art. Its stop at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art is the only Southern stop on its national tour,

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a double feature game today, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

LGBT writer Rashod Ollison reads from his new memoir, “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl” at A Cappella Books, 6 p.m.,

Now in its sixth year, PBJ Gallery hosts “Body and Soul,” which celebrates the male nude form. Artists involved include videographer Drew Davis, presenting an erotic video short, and award-winning photographers Bob Burkhardt and Trevor Green. An artist and model reception lasts from 7–10 p.m. The show will be on display through March 18.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has opened the musical, “The Full Monty,” the tale of everyday blokes in Buffalo dropping trousers to raise money, with a gay subplot, tonight at 8 p.m. running through February 28,

Leather & Lace—ATL will bring together the worlds of leather and drag for an amazing performance show to benefit Lost-N-Found Youth. Performers will be donating tips, Jell-O shooters, and 50/50 raffle ticket sales, 8–10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

International DJ sensation Paulo spins at the Heretic, with doors opening at 10 p.m.,

Sunday, February 21

Hotlanta Softball League hosts a New Player Day at Piedmont Park Field 1, 12:30 p.m., followed by a draft party and beer bust with DJ Linedrive from 4–6 p.m. at Atlanta Eagle,

The PFLAG Support Group for parents and families of LGBTQ individuals meets from 2:30–4 p.m. today, Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 1730 Northeast Expressway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

It’s that time again—time to come together at Amsterdam Atlanta to celebrate and remember the time and place that was The Armory, hosted by Jimmy Sugarbaker, Joel Bradshaw, Mitch Grooms, Wild Cherry Sucret, and Bubba Dee. Reception will start at 3:30 p.m. with DJ Christopher Kind with a show at 5 p.m., including past and current members of The Armorettes and Armory Divas. Drinks will be served by some of your favorite Armory bartenders, Alan B Creasy, Mitch Grooms, and Vaughn Ritschel. All funds raised go to persons living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, 3:30–7:30 p.m.,

Written by out Joe DiPietro, Horizon Theatre’s very funny musical, “The Toxic Avenger” runs through March 13, with a 5 p.m. show today,

Monday, February 22

Play Texas Hold ‘Em for free tonight at 8:30 with all sorts of prizes, Friends on Ponce,

Tuesday, February 23

Art It Out Therapy Center is now offering an Expressive Art Therapy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tuesdays. Through art, the group will explore self-identity, coping with stress, intimate and parental relationships, and coming out. 7 p.m., 255 Village Parkway (in Paper Mill Village), Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30067

Come join Game Night w/ Trivia with host Jason Walker, 8:30–10 p.m., The Hideaway,

It’s $2 Tuesday, with tapas and tacos and DJ Karlitos, DJ Emerick and DJ Spence, Las Margaritas,

Wednesday, February 24

Join Charis and SONG (Southerners On New Ground) to celebrate the release of “When We Fight, We Win,” featuring stories of radical 21st century activists including SONG’s own co-director, Paulina Helm-Hernandez. Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage—these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes and what hinders transformative social change. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Thursday, February 25

Out On Film hosts a free, pre-Oscar screening of the now-classic romance, “The Way He Looks,” at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Art Cinema, with Oscars trivia, prizes, and the launch of a new website. RSVP at

Enjoy Country Night at 7 p.m., Woofs Atlanta,

The Pretty Girl Hideout Thursdays is tonight, hosted by Mook Dahost, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Friday, February 26

Mistress Kountessa presents Unchained, a free, extreme fetish nightclub event, featuring dominatrices Mistress Ultra Violet, Samantha Strong, Ayn Rules, Gianna Monticello and Mistress Vanity Vain, with burlesque, Grinder shows, miscellaneous performances, go-go dancers, demos and interactive stations, fire and wax, a large dungeon play area and more. 9 p.m.–3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Saturday, February 27

DJ Tommy spins tonight while the boys of BJ’s come out, 9 p.m., BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

DJ Caprice spins at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

OurSong, Atlanta’s Gay and Lesbian Chorus, presents an encore performance of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” at 7:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Decatur. This concert will benefit four partner organizations: PFLAG, Lost-n-Found Youth, Living Room Atlanta, and Decatur First United Methodist Church, 308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Sunday, February 28

Dee Martello, aka Twisted Dee, spins at Xion Atlanta at 3 a.m.,

From the movies to television, a cappella is soaring in popularity. “Vocalosity” captures this excitement live, onstage. Twelve performers, in unlimited combinations, explore styles from oldies to the most YouTube-worthy hits. Fox Theatre, 6:30–p.m.,

“The Danish Girl,” “Carol,” and a lot of white people contend for the Academy Awards tonight, 8 p.m., ABC,

Ten Atlanta and David Atlanta host Oscar night, 8 p.m.,

Monday, February 29

Join Blake’s for trivia every Monday night, with $250 in prizes up for grabs and special guest hosts every week,

Tuesday, March 1

Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners, job seekers and community supporters to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by MAAP (Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a networking lunch. There is no set price; just pay for your meal on your way out. The event is limited to 20 participants. Please preregister by emailing Todd Cosper at

Phat Tuesdays is a night featuring Atlanta’s most talented plus-size divas, including Shavonna Brooks and Extasy Grey, Jungle,

J’s Lounge is the home for Rainbow Tuesdays, with Dymond Onasis and Nicole Paige Brooks leading the fun and DJ Destin providing house music, 1995 Windy Hill Road #1, Smyrna, GA 30080

Wednesday, March 2

It’s Piano Night at Mixx Atlanta with Happy Hour from 4–9 p.m.,

My Sister’s Room hosts Karaoke Night starting at 9 p.m., with $2 tacos and all sorts of drink specials,

Thursday, March 3

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month Charis invites community members to join The Personal is Still Political: Feminist Vent, a lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to help talk through those issues. People of all genders, levels of political experience, and education are welcome. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Join KJ Steve for karaoke, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., Faces Lounge,

Phoenix of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” hosts Dancefloor Divas at 11:30 p.m.,


Saturday, March 5

Bring a great dish and plenty to talk about to the Lesbian 50+ Potluck and Social, 6–8 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

The Atlanta Opera opens the classic “The Pirates of Penzance,” 8 p.m., running through March 13, Cobb Energy Centre,

Purim off Ponce is SOJOURN’s (Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity) annual fundraiser. Now in its tenth year, Purim off Ponce has been known as one of Atlanta’s greatest costume parties, with great drinks, dancing, and of course, drag queens. All proceeds from Purim off Ponce support the important work of SOJOURN. Purim off Ponce 2016 honors the work of Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. In recognition of his longtime support of SOJOURN, Jeff will receive the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award. 8–11:59 p.m., Le Fais do-do, 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318