Julie Goldman appearing inn Atlanta

LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

Friday, Dec. 29

Joe Whitaker & The DILF Party Present the DILF Atlanta/Jingle My Balls Daddy jock/underwear party. Men of Atlanta join the night’s fun as well as DJ Tommy K of Seattle, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/338692186599891

Saturday, Dec. 30

For one night only, Julie Goldman — the out comic star of “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” “The People’s Couch” and “Vanderpump Rules After Show” — will bring her stand-up to Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m., 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.outfronttheatre.com/event/a2a56197f5724c37cc9094cce64a4f08

Sunday, Dec. 31

The Atlanta Falcons take on the Carolina Panthers in a crucial NFC South match-up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 p.m., 1 AMB Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313, www.atlantafalcons.com

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Monday, Jan. 1

The Georgia Bulldogs play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m., with the winner competing for a national championship a week later in Atlanta. Enjoy fun and football at Woofs Atlanta. The menu includes baked ham, black-eyed peas and collard greens, with the Rose Bowl on at 5 p.m. and the Sugar Bowl (Clemson vs. Alabama) on at 8:45 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, 1 – 11 p.m., www.woofsatlanta.com

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Dancing With the Stars: Live! – Light Up The Night features competitors and celebrities from the popular television series, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Angelica and Malibu host the AM Show Competition, 10:30 p.m. at Burkharts. 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Thursday, Jan. 4

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month Charis Books and More invites community members to join The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent to talk about personal issues or societal issues they are trying to deconstruct. The group will use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to talk through these issues. 7:30 – 9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com


Friday, Jan. 5

OnStage Atlanta presents the regional premiere of “Silence! The Musical,” a parody of the book and film “The Silence of the Lambs.” This one’s for adults only! 8 p.m., running through Jan. 19, 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. # A, Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/111814696122996

After a sold out premiere in June, Queer Drunk History returns for more. WUSSY MAG and Queeriety bring you a night of queer comedy featuring some of the best queer improvisers, stand-up comedians and sketch writers. The evening will feature two sets by Atlanta’s finest group of queer comedians, including an improvised version of Queer Drunk History with some of the ATL’s finest drag queens drunkenly regaling you with tales of queer pioneers throughout history. Special guests include Brigitte Bidet, Dax Exclamation Point, Ian Aber, Jay Norris. Jaye Lish, Julie Osborne, Molly Rimswell, Peaches (Travis Denison), Princess Charles, Stevie King and the cast of Queeriety, 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/127476167947150

Saturday, Jan. 6

Love to sing? Come audition for the 2018 Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus spring and summer concerts: “Midnight Train: The Georgia and Alabama Tour” and “Broadway Now!” 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/2013221068892652

Atlanta Prime Timers meet today at 3 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

Thursday, Jan.11

Atlanta Contemporary hosts opening night of six new exhibitions — Kamrooz Aram, Joe Minter, Sable Elyse Smith, Alex C. Kerr, Tau Lewis and Pasaquan. The night will also feature a rendition of Pasaquan’s first opera, exploring the self-taught artist’s journey from his upbringing as a sharecropper’s son to his life in New York to his return to Georgia. 6 – 9 p.m., 535 Means St. N. W., Atlanta, GA 30318, atlantacontemporary.org

In 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein traveled to Berlin to conduct a celebratory concert. His composer of choice? Beethoven. Ludwig Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein were lifelong champions of two things: music and liberty. All season long, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates the “LBs.” Join guest conductor Peter Oundjian for the toe-tapping ballet “Fancy Free” (composed by a 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein), and for the last piece Bernstein conducted before his death at 72, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. 8 p.m., 1280 Peachtree St. N. E, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.atlantasymphony.org

Friday, Jan. 12

Tony Kushner’s sweeping epic “Angels in America” — one of the landmark theatrical events of the 20th century — is being staged by Actor’s Express, with the first part (“Millennium Approaches”) opening tonight and the second half (“Perestroika”) opening the following week. Both run through Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. tonight, 887 W. Marietta St. N. W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com

New Year’s Eve Party Lineup!

The Michelle Malone Band rings in 2018 by performing Malone’s new record “Stronger Than You Think” and more at dual gigs tonight at Eddie’s Attic, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

My Sister’s Room hosts a special edition of its Winter Wonderland New Year’s Bash, complete with a snow machine outside the bar. Drag shows will be performed by Jordan Michaels McCord and friends, with extra performances by Kia Comedy, DJ Liz Owen, DJ Wolf and go-go dancers. Everyone receives a complimentary champagne toast at a midnight and a breakfast buffer with paid cover, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m., 66 12th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/471980933196164

La Choloteca: Ley de Latinx and WUSSY MAG are joining forces for a special NYE Perreo Changa. Some favorite local DJs will be on tap: Esme (La Choloteca), La Superior (La Choloteca), Brian Rojas (Deep South) and AASHA (ATL/Baltimore). The event will feature a champagne toast; food vendors; a photo booth; performances by LaRico and Phaemonae; and eats by Buena Gente Cuban Bakery, Chicomeco ATL and Patrick Joseph Boston. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Sun In My Belly, 2161 College Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30317, www.facebook.com/events/316832665469817

The Genesis White Party is one of the Heretic’s most anticipated events of the year. White attire is requested. A limited number of advance VIP tickets are on sale now, and general admission tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/666431826883931

Ring in the new year with Southern Fried Queer Pride at Gurl Bye, a Southern Fried Queer Pride New Year’s Party. Come dance your way into 2018 to the sounds of JSPORT (MORPH), Divoli S’vere (Qween Beat) and LA DJ Cochino, with a special midnight performance by Jamee Cornelia plus performances by JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell, Paege Turner and Taylor Alxndr. A New Year’s Eve photo booth is also available courtesy of Jesse Pratt López Photography, and an upstairs lounge with board games is also on tap. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., location TBD, www.facebook.com/events/1171458519652612

Come to the “Dark Side” with Neon the Glowgobear to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight and some sexy vocal beats to start your year off with a bang or two. This event has no cover. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/182184212365158