Friday, Dec. 20
It’s a holiday tradition! The Atlanta Balletpresents “The Nutcracker.”
The riotous camp classic “Christmas with the Crawfords” is based on the actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast from Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion in 1949. Filled with exaggerated silver screen icons, this mash-up musical parody is a loving homage to Hollywood’s “Golden Age” and features appearances of TinselTown divas such as Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, Gloria Swanson, Hedda Hopper, Ethel Merman, and the Andrews Sisters. “Christmas with The Crawford” is a delightful alternative to the usual saccharine fare offered during the holidays and is guaranteed to make anyone who sees it feel much better about their own family this time of year.
Out Front Theatre Company
The legendary Libby Whittemore kicks off her tenth season of Libby’s at the Express with her annual holiday show “Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and A Connie Sue Day Christmas.”She is joined by the hilarious Connie Sue Day(the 31st Lady of Country Music) for one of Atlanta’s favorite holiday traditions.
The G8YTIES 80’s Dance Party is back playing all your favorite songs from ’80s artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Prince, Duran Duran, Dead or Alive, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Culture Club, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and more. Come join the party and dance the night away as DJ Mike Pope will be spinning the greatest ‘80s hits including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Like Prayer,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Let the Music Play,” “We Got the Beat,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “West End Girl,” “You Spin Me Right Round” and more.
Heretic Atlanta

Saturday, Dec. 21

Do you love books, sci-fi, and fantasy? Then join the OutWorlders Book Club. December’s book is “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi. At 75 years old, John Perry joins the army, where he’s given a new body crafted from his original DNA and upgraded for battle. To defend Earth, he will fight battles far from home.
Fulton County Library System, Kirkwood Branch
Take a magical, musical ride with Atlanta Freedom Bands as they go on “A Midnight Journey with Santa Claus.” At this year’s holiday concert, you can stowaway on Santa’s sleigh and take in the festivities and traditions going on around the globe. AFB’s 70-piece Concert Band will whisk you to the North Pole on The Polar Express for a peek into Santa’s workshop. AFB continues its Student Composer Residency Program with music from Christopher Kyle Green. An active musician in high school, he is now working on his master’s degree at Kennesaw State University. AFB will perform his new work, “The Sacred Pipe.” 
Church at Ponce and Highland
Issac Escalante returns to Heretic Atlanta for a night of high-intensity dancing with hot men from all over the city!
Join the Ladies of the ATL for Silent Night Silent Disco presented by Yvonne Monet! Four DJs plus a drag show with Phoenix, Taylor Alxndr, Perka Sixx, and Mr. Elle Aye.
Join us for the Women’s NCAA FINAL Watch Party with Hotlanta Volleyball Association! $1 off drinks and 20% off food (with wristband).
Woofs Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 22

The legendary DJ Nina Flowers returns to Xionfor the most intense after-hours experience you’ll ever see! She’ll serve Puerto Rican flare with her iconic look! Don’t miss this!
Enjoy Heifer Review today with performers such as Myah Ross Monroe, Mona Lott, and Tristan Panucci Dupree.
Midtown Moon

Monday, Dec. 23

Enjoy free pool and rotating DJs at Bulldogstonight.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Fire up those brain cells – it’s time for Trivia Tuesdays with DeWayne Morgan. Morgan will be testing your knowledge of past and present events. Sure, maybe you know the members of the band ABBA, but will you know what African country has Cairo as its capital city? Well, your MC does and he’ll lead you through four levels, each one harder than the last. Think you have the game won? Not so fast. The last question of the night is where you can bet it all and win or sink to the bottom. Celebrate the win with a $50 bar tab!
The Hideaway Atlanta

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day is always a day to see a movie. Check out “Bombshell” starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie, the story of a group of women who decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes. The Golden Globe-nominated film stars Kate McKinnon as a lesbian character.
Various metro Atlanta theaters

Thursday, Dec. 26

Cirque du Soleil’s latest, “Volta,” continues its near-capacity run with shows.
Atlantic Station

Friday, Dec. 27

A holiday favorite is back. The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns this year with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion. Experience the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland display, and displays like the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light. Running through Jan. 11

Saturday, Dec. 28

The new Drag Queen Brunch happens today at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours. Amber Devine will be hosting today. Afterward, DJ Shailon will be spinning music to keep the party going.
Come celebrate that time of year where all you want to do is roast your chestnuts, stuff that turkey and don your queer apparel! WUSSY MAG and House of ALXNDR proudly present Unholy Night with special guests Evah Destruction (Dragula Season 3) and Lucy Stoole, and so many more performers!
Heretic Atlanta 

Sunday, Dec. 29

DJ Steven Redant returns to the decks at Xion for a morning of perfect after-hours therapy!
Don’t miss Queer AF, hosted by D’Knighten Day with special guests Aiden Zhane, Molly Rimswell, Dynasty St James with a dance party by DJ Amethyst.
My Sister’s Room

Monday, Dec. 30

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.
Charis Books and More

Tuesday, Dec. 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Atlanta Eagle.
For the second year in a row, New Year’s Eve revelers can celebrate with the Grammy®Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Byers Theatre at City Springs
Blake’s on the Park hosts a Roaring Twenties party for New Year’s Eve. $100 gets you a five-hour drinking window, sweet treats and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Hosted by Katie Leikam on the first Wednesday of each month. The Better Business Luncheonas part of the Out Georgia Business Alliance is today. $20 includes an entree, beverages, tax, and tip. RSVP to Katie Leikam via email: katie@katieleikam.com.
Highland Bakery in Decatur
Join Woofs Atlanta every Wednesday night for trivia.
Welcome to FEMME, every 1st Thursday with host Alex Suarez. Get ready for a night of pure queer fun. FEMME is dedicated to providing a safe space in Athens for queer folks, allies, and a range of entertainers to come together under one roof for an amazing night of performance, drag, and one big ass dance party. Performers include Louisiana Purchase, Brigitte Bidet, Ravion Starr St. James and TJ Maxxx.

Friday, Jan. 3

Shen Yun stops at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre tonight. As in previous seasons, Shen Yun 2020 will feature an all-new program. Audiences will be transported into the land of the divine, with never-before-seen stories and legends dusted off from the annals of history. Dazzling costumes and dynamic animated backdrops seamlessly intertwine with the brand-new dances and orchestral compositions to bring to life the cultural essence of ancient China. The company aspires to create original performances that not only entertain, but also more deeply educate, enrich, and inspire. It is an experience that will take your breath away.

UPCOMING

Saturday, Jan. 4

Atlanta Prime Timers meets today.
3pm 
Phillip Rush Center Annex
Joe Whitaker Presents DILF “Strapped” with hot daddies in leather, jocks, and harnesses! A perfect way to celebrate the first Saturday of 2020! The Perry Twins return to the DJ booth from Los Angeles for a night of sexy music!
Heretic Atlanta

Sunday, Jan. 5

Resident DJ Karlitos is back at Xion after hours!
Award show fans, take note! Many LGBTQ-themed films, including “Rocketman,” are nominated for Golden Globes tonight.

Monday, Jan. 6

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, Main Floor Room 5

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir of the same name, the lesbian-themed “Fun Home” took Broadway by storm and cemented itself as one of the landmark musicals of our time. Alison dives into her past to trace the sequence of childhood events that made her the adult she is today. In doing so, she initiates a journey of reconciliation with her late father, whose mercurial and secretive personality kept the two apart at the precise moments they should have been closest. “Fun Home” is a wholly original musical about what happens when you finally see your parents through grown-up eyes.
Actor’s Express

Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11

RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite Manila Luzonbrings her campy twist on glamour, silly cross-eyed expressions, and signature black and blonde wigs to Atlanta for two performances only. VIP tickets include a one-of-a-kind meet and greet after the performance.
Out Front Theatre Company
The Atlanta Eagle hosts its monthly Latin Dance party with DJ Moose tonight.
Enjoy an ‘80s Dance and Music Party.
Amsterdam Atlanta
One of classical ballet’s all-time favorites, the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” is set to Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic and powerful score with new choreography by Mikhail Lavrovsky. Alternating in the title role of Juliet is Elena Dobryanskaya and Olga Vorobyeva Romeo will be danced by Sergey Dotsenko and Stanislav Skrynnik.
Fox Theatre

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