LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Feb. 5 – 18

Friday, February 5

Sean Dorsey Dance presents the acclaimed “The Missing Generation,” featuring interviews with those affected by the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, including several Atlanta natives, 8 p.m. through Sunday, February 7, 7 Stages,

Atlanta Ballet presents “Moulin Rouge” tonight at 8 p.m. with various showtimes through February 13, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,

Latrice Royale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” comes to town for Mardi Gras at Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.,

Saturday, February 6

My Sister’s Room presents Love to Love, a lesbian singles mixer by Atlanta Womyn to Womyn, 5–8 p.m.,

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

Be their guest! Broadway Across America brings the crowd favorite, “Beauty and the Beast,” to the Fox Theatre through February 7, with an 8 p.m. curtain this evening,

Written by out Atlanta playwright Margaret Edson, the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Wit” is being staged by Aurora Theatre in an excellent production, with an 8 p.m. performance today through February 7,

DJ Rob Reum anchors the Masquerade Ball 2016 at TEN Atlanta,

DJ Alexander heats up the Jungle crowd beginning at 10:30 p.m.,

Sunday, February 7

J Scott Anthony spins at Xion Atlanta this morning, beginning at 3 a.m.,

Authors Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, and Gail Langer Karwoski discuss and sign copies of their new book, “The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage” at Atlanta area events, including 11 a.m. at Williams Teusink Law Offices (The High House, 309 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030) and at the Phillip Rush Center (1530 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307) at 3 p.m.

Come down to the Atlanta Eagle for an art show and silent auction to see Steve Rush’s provocative paintings of the male figure, and bid on some of them. The event is a fundraiser for Rush, who will be in attendance to autograph his work, 2–5 p.m.,

The Hideaway hosts a beer bust from 2–5 p.m. benefiting the Atlanta Bucks, and then a hot dog bar beer bust from 6–9 p.m. with special guests the Armorettes,

Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos? Friends on Ponce hosts a Chili Cookoff and Super Bowl watching event, 4 p.m.,

Not into football? Newnan Theatre Company presents Steve Martin’s play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” today at 8 p.m., with performances next weekend as well, through February 14,

Monday, February 8

It’s the biggest film festival in the city–the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival runs through February 17, numerous area venues,

Tuesday, February 9

Join Atlanta Pride and Touching Up Our Roots for the second annual “Our Founding Valentines” to recognize Atlanta’s LGBTQ trailblazers. Recognized will be Mona Bennett, Charlie Brown, Dee Dee Chamblee, Judy Colbs, Jesse Peel, Duncan Teague and Ray Kluka (posthumously). The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar for ages 21 and over. 6:30–8:30 p.m., Bantam + Biddy, 3393 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326

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, February 10

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater brings its new repertoire and “Revelations” to the ATL, tonight at 8 p.m. through February 14, Fox Theatre,

Burkhart’s hosts the Humpday Karaoke Competition with Darlene Majewski, 10:30 p.m.,

Thursday, February 11

SAGE Atlanta hosts its social hour—with cards, coffee, table tennis and conversation—at 10 a.m. at the Rush Center Annex,

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from black feminist perspectives? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board co-chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. Tonight’s book is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah.” The suggested donation is $5. 7–9 p.m., Charis Books,

The Alliance Theatre continues the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Disgraced” tonight at 7:30 p.m., running through February 14,

Brent Star is the host for Twisted Thursdays at Las Margaritas,

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 12

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,

Enjoy Party Pops hits with DJ Doug from 5–9 p.m., and then the Deadly Vixens drag show begins at 11 p.m.,

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

The Heretic brings DJ Barry Harris to town for Furball Atlanta, 9 p.m.,

Saturday, February 13

Cockpit Atlanta, newly re-opened, holds a beer bust for the 2016 Hotlanta softball season, 4–8 p.m.,

Joining Hearts presents Love on the Rocks, a Valentine’s Cocktail party from 7–10 p.m. with beats by DJ Mike Pope; Cantoni Furniture, 1011 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306

Women’s Outdoor Network hosts a dance party at Amsterdam Atlanta with food and drink specials from 8 p.m.–midnight,

It’s Southern Bear Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.–3 a.m.,

Legendary Children’s Black Hearts Ball, featuring Maz from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 and DJ Male and Silk Wolf, is a dance party and drag showcase including some of Atlanta’s most talented vixens, including Arrianna Paris, Brigitte Bidet, Dynasty St. James, Kryean Kally, Lavonia Elberton and Taylor Alxndr. All proceeds will be given to Lost-n-Found Youth. 10 p.m., Heretic,

Sunday, February 14

Lips Atlanta hosts Valentine’s Day “Love Love Love” with a special brunch and dinner,

Enjoy a playful and energizing partner yoga practice to deepen your connections followed by Thai massage techniques for sweet relaxation. Bring a friend or loved one (or come meet someone new!), a mat or towel, and an adventurous spirit. Beginner-friendly, all bodies welcome. Taught by Rebecca Holohan, LMT; Register online:, 4–5:30 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

Monday, February 15

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. Charis Books offers a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. 7–8:30 p.m.,

DJ Super Blue spins at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street.

Tuesday, February 16

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 out and enjoy Ellie’s Trivia Night at 7 p.m., Faces Lounge in Marietta,

Wednesday, February 17

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

Thursday, February 18

Mark your calendars to join MAAP (Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals) at 6 p.m. at TEN Atlanta for an evening of new connections and expanding your professional network,

Heart2Heart: A Community Discussion About HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, hosted by Joining Hearts, is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Oscar winner and out actor Joel Grey visits the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta to talk about his memoir, “Master of Ceremonies,” and sign copies, 7:30 p.m.,

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the third Thursday of every month. February’s feature is Monica Raye Simpson. Monica is the Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Tanyla Cassadine and Trinity k. Bonet host the Atlanta Jewel Showcase every Thursday night at 11:30 p.m., Mixx Atlanta,

Jack Daddi provides a wild karaoke show, 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m., The Hideaway Atlanta,


Friday, February 19

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its January Fourth Friday 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. It opens at the Kennesaw State University Zuckerman Museum of Art today and is the only Southern stop on its national tour,

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.,

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

Sunday, February 21

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