LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for Feb. 13-19

Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

Conductor Michael Krajewski and singer/songwriter Tony DeSare have created a special night of music made just for the romantics of the world. Bring your special someone to the hear arrangements of the most romantic songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend, 8 p.m. both nights, Atlanta Symphony,

Friday, Feb. 13

The Alliance Theatre unveils the dance/AIDS drama “The C.A. Lyons Project,” 8 p.m.,

It’s Friday the 13th — Unlucky in Love night — with DJ Mike Pope at the Heretic and no cover, 10 p.m.,

Friday night is Papi’s South Beach night, featuring monster margaritas, mojitos and twisters, 10 p.m.,

Heart Throb: St. Valentine’s Hook Up Party promises plenty of  chances to get lucky on this freaky Friday the 13th, featuring DJ Headmaster, 10 p.m., Mary’s,

Edie Cheezburger presents the most unique drag show in Atlanta, and the Other Girls will leave you gasping with laughter and surprise. Admission is just $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

Atlanta Horror Story Dark Valentine’s Carnival is a sexy, scary way to spend Friday the 13th, with aerialists, fire breathers and, of course, DJs, 11 p.m., Jungle,

It’s the Friday the 13th Unlucky in Love edition of Pump Fridays with DJ Mike Pope spinning the beats, 10 p.m., no cover all night, Heretic,

Saturday, Feb. 14

Faith leaders, same-sex couples and their families, and supporters from across Georgia will rally at the Georgia State Capitol for the freedom to marry. The rally is organized by Restoration Inclusive Ministries, along with Georgia Equality and Marriage Matters Georgia. The rally is from 2-4 p.m. at Liberty Plaza, 206 Washington St., Atlanta, GA 30024. Speakers will include: Jeff Graham of Georgia Equality; Pastor Candace Hardnett of the Agape Empowerment Center; Rev. Gwen Thomas of the S.H.E. Experience; the LGBT Liaison of the United Church of Christ; Molly Simmons of the Human Rights Campaign; Rev. Sonya E. Williams Senior Pastor of Restoration Inclusive Ministries Inc.; Rev. E. Taylor Doctor of the National Black Justice Coalition; Rev. Dr. Lisa Helig of the Metropolitan Community Churches; and Rev. Dr. Maressa Pendermon of the Unity Fellowship Churches.

Heretic holds a Valentine’s Shindig from 8 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., with no cover and a late night dance at 12:30 a.m.,

Second Saturday Socials begin on Valentine’s Day with drink and dinner specials and then dancing later in the evening, Henry’s Midtown, 10 p.m.,

Get thee to the Tribal Bitch of Hearts Party where everyone is requested to dress in red and dress sexy with DJ Paulo spinning the sexy beats to get everyone in the mood for love, 10 p.m., Jungle,

Synergy with Monica van Pelt is every Saturday at Burkhart’s, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, Feb. 15

Martin Frey returns to Xion to whip up an early morning crowd, 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta,

High Energy Sunday begins at 3 p.m. with DJ Bill Berdeux followed by Cellblock Sunday at 8 p.m. with LaTeasha, Blake’s on the Park,

Roses are red, violets are blue, the Armorettes have kidnapped Cupid and are serving him up for you! It’s a Love Hangover Party starting at 8 p.m. at The Hideaway to help you recover from a lustful weekend,

Every Sunday is Tossed Salad drag show with host Brigitte Bidet and fresh queens mixed weekly, 8 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Monday, Feb. 16

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz is a youth focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. This is a project of the Feminist Outlawz. This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle’s Strong Families, Whole Children Program. There is no suggested donation for youth participants of this program but adults and allies may make a donation. 7 – 8:30 p.m.,

Harry Connick, Jr. croons some of his hits and those of others at the Cobb Energy Centre, 7:30 p.m.,

The gay-themed “The Farewell Party” screens tonight at 8 p.m. at the UA Tara as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, running through Feb. 19,

Tuesday, Feb. 17

The Atlanta Zine Library, Atlanta Zine Fest, and Charis are partnering to form a zinester writer’s group geared at 11-19-year-olds. This is a Charis Circle Whole Children, Strong Families Program. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will  be turned away for lack of funds. New members always welcome. Supplies provided. $5 suggested donation, 5 – 6:30 p.m.,

Trans Tuesdays at My Sister’s Room features $5 Smirnoff drinks, $3 drink specials and $2 tacos. All proceeds go to the FTM Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m.,

Join Charis in welcoming Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance, as she presents her book “The Age of Dignity.” Poo has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event and the suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  7 – 9 p.m.,

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Join the Atlanta Gay Chamber of Commerce tonight for a workshop on “Tools to Help You Market Your Business,” presented by Cox Communication. More program details and a location TBD,

The witches of Oz sing “Defying Gravity” and more in the musical “Wicked, “ opening tonight and running through March 8, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre,

Thursday, Feb. 19

Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP, formerly AEN) hosts its Third Thursday networking event tonight. Details TBD,

Join the HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction Committee for the second Pre-Dinner Reception for the 2015 Gala. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drink specials from 7 – 9 p.m. Never been to the Gala Dinner & Auction? This is the perfect time to get the inside scoop on this year’s dinner and purchase your tickets. One Midtown Kitchen,

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the third Thursday of every month. Hosted by the anarchic spoken word team of Karen G. and Theresa Davis, members of the Art Amok Slam Team, this series cultivates the voices of authors, novices and an assortment of poets, songstresses and storytellers. This is a From Margin to Center Literary Program; suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,