LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for Feb. 10 – 16

Friday, February 10

Kristian Bush joins with Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer for the world premiere musical “Troubadour,” through Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Enjoy pool and darts and a live DJ tonight, as well as the infamous men of the club, at BJ Roosters, 12043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Mary and Friends: Love is Love invites the queer community and its allies to celebrate the month of romance with an evening full of sexy performances. There’s even special acts for the Star Trek and Potter lovers! See performers from all over the Southeast strut their stuff and share the love! Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306,

Saturday, February 11

Love On the Rocks is the Valentine’s Day cocktail party benefiting Joining Hearts. 7 – 10 p.m., Cantoni Atlanta, 101 Monroe Drive. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Celebrate love and sweethearts at the Women’s Outdoor Network Valentine’s Dance. Even if you don’t have a sweetheart now, you may find one here. A DJ will be spinning nonstop disco hits, old school tunes and today’s hit dance songs. Enjoy complimentary light apps and extensive chocolate and desserts and the WON vodka-based Valentine’s Day drink for $5. 7 – 11:59 p.m., Amsterdam Atlanta, 502 Amsterdam Ave N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30306,

The Leather and Lace event will feature a healthy array of leathermen, drag queens, shooters and more, benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth, 8 – 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, February 12

Michelle Malone, Tom Gray of Delta Moon and Eliot Bronson present a night of song and stories at 7 p.m. at City Winery, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 30308,

Monday, February 13

Samantha Ronson’s new band, Ocean Park Standoff, opens up for LOLO at Vinyl, 8 p.m., 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Ready for your close-up? Angelica D’Paige hosts Blue Monday Karaoke at Burkhart’s at 10:30 p.m., 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Tuesday, February 14

Whole World Theatre’s “Love, Whole World Style” spoofs the ’70s TV comedy “Love, American Style,” only this version will be layered with improvisation, audience suggestions and comedy, as only the Whole World company can deliver. A VIP package for the Valentine’s show includes reserved, priority seating for two and a bottle of wine (red, white or champagne). There will also be sweets with the cast after the show in the café. 8 p.m., Whole World Theatre, 1216 Spring Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Monica van Pelt hosts the Valentine’s Day LoveLoveLove event at Lips Atlanta tonight, 3011 Buford Highway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329,

Wednesday, February 15

Wednesday, Feb. 15: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off an Atlanta stop, with different shows through Feb. 19, tonight at 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, (Publicity photo)

Atlanta Pride and Touching Up Our Roots present: Our Founding Valentines: Celebrating Our Pioneers. This year the event will honor Lynn Cothren, Betty Couvertier, Pat Hussain, Julie Rhoad, Cheryl Summerville, Craig Washington and Dennie Doucher. The event is hosted by Out Front Theatre Company and sponsored by AARP, Swinging Richards and Doc Chey’s Noodle House. There will be a brief program and performances starting at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, complimentary valet parking available and attire is casual to business casual. This event is free and open to the public. Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Thursday, February 16

Are you living with HIV and/or passionate about educating others on how HIV affects our communities? Join hundreds of your fellow advocates at the Georgia State Capitol to show lawmakers we are watching! Register at:, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Georgia State Capital, 206 Washington St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30334,


Saturday, February18

The Atlanta Rollergirls just opened their new season and have a doubleheader today at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Wednesday, February 22

The Harvard Club of Georgia presents Behind the Scenes of Civil Rights & Gay Rights, with local arts educator John Doyle dramatically depicting the character of Bayard Rustin during a live performance. Bayard Rustin was a co-founder and the primary strategist within the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle for civil rights. He was also the chief organizer of the March on Washington where King delivered the historic “I Have a Dream” speech. However, he was often behind the scenes due to his sexual identity as a gay man. After the performance there will be an opportunity for thought-provoking discussion on the history of civil rights as well as ideas and inspiration related to the ongoing work towards equality today, 7 p.m., PACE Academy, Fine Arts Center Auditorium, 966 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327

Thursday, February 23

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 bookstore? 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 and the February book is “Assata; An Autobiography,” by Assata Shakur. 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, February 25

Voices of Note presents “Life’s Journey” tonight. In its second concert of the season, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus reflects on themes of love, loss and unity, ultimately imagining a world where every person’s story is heard and celebrated. In designing the program, Artistic Director Dr. Melissa Arasi drew inspiration from an article written by Sir Winston Churchill. 2 and 8 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306,

Sunday, February 26

“Moonlight” or “La La Land?” The Academy Awards are tonight and Out Front Theatre Company and Out On Film are hosting an Oscar party/fundraiser, with an Oscar pool, door prizes, food and drink and more, 7 p.m. Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30318,