LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Friday, January 27

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts its Membership Drive & Networking Night tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 14th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Friday, Jan. 27: Kristian Bush joins with Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer for the world premiere musical “Troubadour,” 7:30 p.m., Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, (Publicity photo)

For the members of the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted to have: relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality and sisterhood. With the publication of their new essay collection, the Crunk Feminist Collective tackles life stuck between loving hip-hop and ratchet culture while hating patriarchy, misogyny and sexism. Join the three editors – Susana M. Morris, Robin M. Boylorn and Brittney C. Cooper – as they reunite for a celebration and conversation about where they’ve been and where we go from here. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, January 28

It’s Debut Night with DJ Rob Moore, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, January 29

DJ Robert Ansley spins for the late night crowd, 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Monday, January 30

The long-running Stars of the Century show kicks off at 10:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Tuesday, January 31

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective? Do you want to do it in a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. This season’s theme is radical memoirs by black women. 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, February 1

Ruby Redd’s infamous Birdcage Bingo rounds up a crowd beginning at 8:30 p.m. at The Hideaway Atlanta, 1544 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Thursday, February 2

Gallery 874 and Salamatina Gallery are hosting the closing reception for the solo show “Veil of Ignorance” by Atlanta-based artist Nabil Mousa, best known for his startling and inspiring installations. “Veil of Ignorance” continues Mousa’s theme of Invisible Burka started years ago and developing for a number of years. The Invisible Burka refers to the artist’s personal struggles and life as a gay man, his religion and society’s expectations of who he should be. 6 – 9 p.m., Mousa, 874 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

The sultry tango-based opera “Maria de Buenos Aires” opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce, 7:30 p.m., through February 7, 716 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308

Friday, Feb. 3: Stop by to see the Crossing Cheshire Bridge Road Photography Exhibition. All you drag queens, get the party started at the exhibition before your Friday night show begins! 7 – 9 p.m., Showcase School of Photography, 1135 Sheridan Road, just behind the Citgo gas station off Cheshire Bridge Road, (Publicity photo)


Friday, February 3

The acclaimed documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” opens at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, February 6

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329,