LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Jan. 22 – Feb. 4

Friday, January 22

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—today through April 1,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) presents its Fourth Friday networking event tonight at the Atlanta History Center, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

From the creators of “South Park” comes the Tony-winning, gay-themed musical, “The Book of Mormon,” which has returned to the ATL through January 24 with a 7:30 p.m. show tonight, Fox Theatre,

DJ Craig and DJ Brent present Sweet at the Heretic,

Saturday, January 23

Actor’s Express opens the musical, “Sweeney Todd,” with Kevin Harry as the murderous lead character, directed by Freddie Ashley, 8 p.m.,

It’s Country Night all night at the Heretic tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. with free basic/intermediate two step lessons and Pascal DJ Dustin,

Julie Osborne hosts a night of comedy featuring Brent Star, Kia Comedy, Bob Killough and Sannchaz Blackmon, 9 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

The Atlanta Eagle hosts a Cancer Benefit for adult performer Scott Spears, with raffles and music by DJ Diablo Rojo, 10 p.m.–3 a.m.,

Sean Mac is the special guest DJ tonight at Jungle,

The infamous Charlie Brown hosts the naughty “The Taboo Show” at Lips Atlanta, midnight,

Sunday, January 24

Enjoy NFL conference championship games today at Woofs Atlanta,

Written by out Atlanta playwright Margaret Edson, the acclaimed drama “Wit” is being staged by Aurora Theatre, with a 2:30 p.m. performance today and running through February 7,

Monday, January 25

It’s the Panther Levi/Leather night at the Atlanta Eagle, 7–10 p.m.,

Enjoy karaoke and margarita specials tonight at Las Margaritas,

Tuesday, January 26

The International Human Trafficking Institute and the LGBT Institute, both programs of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., present a night of panelists discussing the intersection of human trafficking and the LGBT community. Some estimates have put the number of LGBT youth forced into homelessness by their families at over 25 percent. On the streets these young people face a significant chance of becoming victims of human trafficking. Once trafficked, they could face beatings, mutilations, brandings, rapes, and other abuses. 7 p.m., National Center for Civil and Human Rights,

It’s the biggest film festival in the city—the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre, running through February 17,

Game Night at The Hideaway with trivia and drink specials cranks up at 8:30 p.m.,

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, January 27

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

DJ David spins tonight at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Thursday, January 28

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

Join Charis Books for another installment of “Dear Games,” an ongoing discussion and workshop series curated in partnership with Different Games and the Georgia Tech Feminist Video Game Lab’s Sarah Schoemann and Michael Vogel. This month we welcome Shira Chess, Assistant Professor of Mass Media Arts in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. 7:30–9 p.m.,

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

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

Friday, January 29

Join Charis for a birthday party to celebrate the release of Charis Circle Board Co-Chair Chesya Burke’s first novel, “The Strange Crimes of Little Africa,” a historical mystery that follows Jaz Idawell on the vibrant, culturally fertile streets of art and literature in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. Best friends with Zora Neale Hurston, the two women set out to find the truth about their wonderful world of Little Africa in Harlem. 7:30–9 p.m.,

Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis visit the Fox Theatre tonight, 8 p.m.,

Come get your VIP card at BJ Roosters while supplies last. VIP card holders get free entry to the club on cover charge nights (Friday and Saturday). Stay for a drink or two, a bite to eat, and some hot eye candy on the bar. 9 p.m., BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

DJ Mike Pope anchors Pump Friday at the Heretic,

Destiny Brooks and Shavonna B. Brooks emcee the rowdy Femme Fatale event tonight beginning at 11 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Saturday, January 30

The Atlanta Rollergirls kick off their 12th home season with two doubleheader games that will mark the debut of a record number of new rookies as well as some high-profile transfers from other leagues. The evening opens at 5 p.m. with the Sake Tuyas taking on the Denim Demons, and then at 7:30 the Apocalypstix take on the Toxic Shocks, Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Join KJ Lance, KJ Steve and KJ James for Karaoke Saturday, 9 p.m.–2:30 a.m., Faces Lounge in Marietta,

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

Come join the Fantasy Girls as Jungle kicks off a weekly Saturday night show at Jungle with Celeste Holmes, Phoenix, Destiny Brooks, Dynasty St James, Extasy Grey and the epic beats of Bill Berdeaux, Jungle,

Think you have what it takes to perform alongside Atlanta legends Monica van Pelt, Shawnna Brooks, Niesha Dupree, national Entertainer Of the Year Raquell Lord, RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna Nicole Paige Brooks and the wild card Evah Destruction? Here’s your chance to compete for a Synergy guest spot. Every Saturday, Monica will host a one-hour Synergy Star Search competition from 9:30–10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Sunday, January 31

DJ Stan Jackson spins at Xion Atlanta this morning beginning at 3 a.m.,

Enjoy brunch at Amsterdam with a full menu,

“#Bloop” is an evening of love, shade and laughter with performer Sampson, $10, 7:30 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

Monday, February 1

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.,

The PFLAG Atlanta support group meets today from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Tuesday, February 2

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 the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the event, which is limited to 20 participants. Please preregister by emailing Todd Cosper at

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

Broadway Across America brings the crowd favorite “Beauty and the Beast” to the Fox Theatre tonight through February 7, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain this evening,

Wednesday, February 3

The Reboot Retro Wednesdays event begins tonight at 8 p.m. at Oscar’s Atlanta,

Enjoy Church Organ Karaoke featuring T.T. Mahony at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 10 p.m.,

It’s Voyeur Wednesdays night with hot go-go boys, hosted by Kyra Mora, at 11 p.m., Blake’s,

Thursday, February 4

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

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 5

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

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,

Sunday, February 7

Friends on Ponce hosts a Chili Cookoff and Super Bowl watching event, 4 p.m.,

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