LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Jan. 13 – 19

Friday, January 13

Atlanta Black Pride hosts a MLK Day weekend of events, with a lineup announced soon,

Ladies, come dance tonight at The Culture Club at The Soulbar at Pal’s Lounge, 245 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

Saturday, January 14

Don’t miss the Bubba Bang Party with DJ Big Dipper and host/bear celeb George Unda, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Are you parenting children in a same-sex relationship without a legal order of parentage? Many families think that because they are legally married or because both their names appear on their child’s birth certificate that their parental rights are protected. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Join attorneys from Georgia Legal Services and The Stonewall Bar for their Second Parent Adoption Legal Workshop for LGBT families workshop on what you need to know about second parent and stepparent adoptions. This workshop is designed to help demystify this complicated process for parents or soon-to-be parents. You will learn about the steps in the process, information on the particularities of your county, and estimated legal costs. There will be time to ask questions specific to your unique situation. This event is open to the public. The suggested donation is $5. 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Sunday, January 15

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 1730 Northeast Expressway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329

Don’t miss the Rainbros Launch Party: Gay Atlanta’s first peer coaching network, 2 – 4 p.m., Industrious Atlanta Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E., Ste. 8500, Atlanta, GA, 30308,

Zami NOBLA presents Women Sweet on Women IV featuring songwriter, sound healer and medicine woman gina Breedlove from Brooklyn, New York. gina has graced stages nationally and internationally, working with artists who, like herself, defy and redefine genre. A coalescence of rhythm and blues with storytelling cadences of folk and gospel, gina’s folk-soul is music that seeps into your being while the message of love and possibility inspires and lifts your spirit. This is a women-only event. 7:30 – 9 p.m., The Commons Performing Arts Hall, First Congregational Church of Atlanta, 125 Ellis St., Atlanta, GA, 30303,

Monday, January 16

HRC and Lost-n-Found Youth invite you to the Martin Luther King Day of Service, transforming this national holiday into a “day on, not a day off” with a service project benefiting homeless and at-risk LGBT youth. You can make a difference in our community by donating items and volunteering your time. Lost-n-Found Youth, 2585 Chantilly Dr. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Musical Monday is debuting tonight at The Plaza Theatre with the musical hit “Dreamgirls.” Drinks begin at 7 p.m. and the screening at 7:15 p.m. An open mic after-party follows. Pre-sale tickets $10 and $12 at the door,

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. Charis Books provides a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world, 7 – 8:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, January 17

Come play Texas Hold’Em at the Model T, beginning at 7 p.m.,

Wednesday, January 18

Atlanta soul/pop artist John Chandler with special guest Caroline Aiken, 8 p.m., City Winery, (Photo via Facebook)

Wednesdays are happening nights at the Heretic Atlanta, with Warp Zone at 7 p.m. and then the Pig Dance Blackout Party with DJ Stan Jackson from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., with no cover charge,

Thursday, January 19

SAGE Atlanta’s social hour begins at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) presents its Business Builder Midtown Luncheon today, hosted by Chip Ivie and Chris Torrens on the Third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. at Henry’s Midtown Atlanta, 132 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309


Friday, January 20

The Weird Sisters Theatre Project in Association with Synchronicity Theatre and 7 Stages presents a staged reading of “The Taming – A New Political Comedy,” by Lauren Gunderson today. A crackling modern political farce, “The Taming” takes on America’s overheated political rhetoric and upends historical truths about our founding fathers. When a conservative senatorial aid, a liberal political activist and a very sparkly beauty queen find themselves locked in a hotel room, the political passions of these slightly insane women prove they might just be revolutionary geniuses. Inside the heightened, cheerfully absurd world of “The Taming,” Gunderson spanks America’s soundbite politics with the switch of actual history, and proves Shakespeare’s point that true debate is hot. 7 p.m., free but a $10 donation is suggested,

ART Station presents the play “Lewis Grizzard In His Own Words,” at 8 p.m. tonight running through January 22,

Saturday, January 21

Come out and help Berlinda Wall celebrate the release of her new Book, “The Crown Is Mine.” It’s the story of a small-town Georgia boy who comes to Atlanta to compete in the Miss Club Cabaret Pageant all the while managing his love life and friends. A party at Mixx Atlanta starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a drag show fundraiser for Lost-n-Found Youth starting at 7:15 p.m. The event features these fabulous entertainers: Tara Kotta, LaTonya O’Hara, Trixie Van Lear, Stella D’Oro, Sue Nami and DJ Chris Gregory. Copies of Wall’s book will be available,

Mark your calendar to join the Atlanta Bucks for what promises to be a truly beautiful mess of an evening at their annual Miss Ruck N Maul drag competition. General admission and (a limited number of) VIP tickets are on sale now so start making plans to attend and throw some dollars at your favorite performer. A silent auction will also be on tap. Tickets available at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

Tuesday, January 24

The biggest film festival in Atlanta, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, opens tonight with the drama “Alone in Berlin” at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Centre and runs through February 15, various Atlanta venues,

The Race Conscious Parenting Collective is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents of white and multiracial children who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy within their families, schools and neighborhoods and faith communities. It is facilitated by Shannon Gaggero, author of the blog “A Striving Parent,” Elizabeth Anderson, executive director of Charis Circle, and Beth-Ann Buitekant, a local family and school therapist. 7;30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Wednesday, January 25

Atlanta Pride and Out On Film co-host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Political Animals,” following the first four openly gay California state legislators, all women, whose personal sacrifices and professional accomplishments, including the first domestic partnership registration in the nation, laid the groundwork for perhaps the most important civil rights struggles of our time: marriage equality. 7 p.m., Rush Center Annex,