Thursday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 19
“Designing Women Live” is a drag rendition of the beloved television series about strong-willed Southern women. Now they are back with two new “episodes” straight from the small screen: “Blame it On New Orleans” and “Julia Gets Her Head Caught in a Fence.” Includes GA Voice columnist Topher Payne as Julia Sugarbaker. 8 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta, Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033, www.theprocesstheatre.org.
Thursday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 20
“Those Fabulous ‘50s” features both easy listening and rock-and-roll tunes, performed by Lisa Paige, Wendy Melkonian and Libby Whittemore, with arrangements by Robert Strickland. 7:30 p.m. at Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actors-express.com.
Friday, Feb. 18
Lesbian erotica writer and former Atlantan Fiona Zedde returns to read, sign and chat about her new book, “Dangerous Pleasures.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org.
“The Kids Are All Right,” the Oscar-nominated film about lesbian moms and their kids, screens at the Third Friday Film Series. Suggested donation $1-$10 sliding scale. Doors open at 7 p.m., film starts at 7:30 p.m., discussion to follow. First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Cirque Mechanics fly, climb, and contort their way through Boomtown, the new show set in a Wild West mining town in 1865. 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332 www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.
The Decatur Women’s Sports League hosts sign-ups for the spring softball season, which starts March 11. Register from 5:30 -7 p.m. at Savage Pizza, 115 Laredo Drive, Avondale Estate, GA 30002, www.SavagePizza.com, www.decaturwomenssportsleague.info.
“Carnivale” is the Rio de Janeiro-inspired theme for Actor’s Express’ annual fundraiser, which includes street performers, palm readers, tarot card readers, sultry burlesque performances, a kissing booth, a photo booth, DJs, cocktails, nibbles and a silent auction. 8 p.m. at the Gallery at King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actors-express.com.
Traxx Girls hosts Pretty Girls Hide Out, with classy and sexy attire encouraged. 10 p.m. at Cream Ultra Lounge, 3249 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.traxxgirls.com.
“3 STR8 GIRLS A DYKE AND A MIC” features comedians Marni Podber, Kim Huapaya, Tammy Imig and Brady Smith. 8-9:30 p.m. at Bellissima, 560-B Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.bellissima-atlanta.com.
The Gaybie Hawkins Dance is put on by LGBT youth and allies in Cobb County, with all high school youth welcome. Semiformal attire, no alcohol. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Allure Dance Studio, 2980 Cobb Parkway Suite 104, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Queer-favorite comedian and performer Margaret Cho brings her no-holds-barred style to the Atlanta stage again. 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.
The Akoma Book Club (of Women Healing Women) holds its February meeting to discuss “Perfect Peace” by Daniel Black; all are welcome even if you have not read the book but want to discuss the ideas. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org.
The Armorettes say “Goodbye To The Circus” to send BumbleBee Toon -A- Head out with a bang. DJ Chad Jack follows. Amorettes at 8 p.m. at The Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
DJ Rob Reum spins at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Sunday, Feb. 20
The Atlanta Harlequins, the #2 Division 1 women’s rugby team in the nation, hosts the Spring Rugby 101 Clinic for players of all skill levels. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., location TBD. www.atlantaharlequins.com.
Monday, Feb. 21
In The Life Atlanta, organizer of Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride over Labor Day Weekend, hosts its first community planning meeting for Pride 2011; free and open to the public. 6 – 9 p.m. at First MCC Church of Atlanta, 1379 Tullie Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.inthelifeatl.com.
Phoenix hosts a viewing party for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 9 p.m., followed by Drag on the Edge at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon. 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030, www.atlantagaychamber.org.
Catch “Glee,” the queer-inclusive high school musical, every week on the big screens. 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com. Or watch “Glee” at 8 p.m. followed by show tunes at Oscars, 1510 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.oscarsatlanta.com.
The Big Gay Supper Club dines from 7-10 p.m. at Rosebud, 1397 North Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.thebiggaysupperclub.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Eileen Myles and Megan Volpert are featured in a fundraiser for the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, which moves from October to Stonewall Week at the end of June this year. 7:30 p.m. at Charis, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com, www.atlqueerlitfest.com.
“Women Of Rock” — Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins & Diane Durrett — perform in-the-round at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
LeBuzz presents Atlanta’s Got Talent — a competition for drag queens, kings, singers, dancers, or anything else. 10 p.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.
Enjoy Karaoke Idol at Burkhart’s, 1492-F Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.burkharts.com.
Thursday, Feb. 24
Be ready to laugh as the Comedy Joke-Off Wars conclude with the championship round. 8-11 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.bellissima-atlanta.com.
“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” winner of the gay GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, opens today and runs through March 13 at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.fabrefaction.org.
Etcetera, the artist and music showcase brought to you by Barry Brandon, tonight features Ranae Kelley and Shara-Sue Crump. 10 p.m. at Gilbert’s Cafe & Bar, 219 10th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.gilbertscafe.com.
Radical lesbian feminist author Sonia Johnson celebrates her 75th birthday with Charis, reading from her new book, “The Sisterwitch Conspiracy,” and talking about her life journey, which includes being excommunicated from the Mormon church and running for president. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org.
OFFyerHEAD is the quarterly Britpop and Indie music event at Mary’s, featuring DJ POST-MODern and special guest DJ Quinn. 9:30 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.
Friday, Feb. 25
Emma’s Revolution, billed as “like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars,” performs at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329. For more info, email Dana Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halcyon performs at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com
Glitterbiscuits and Opposite Life perform at 8 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.bellissima-atlanta.com.
The ManShaft: LumberJack Edition celebrates the furry flannel boys. “Happy Trail Happy Hour” from 7-10:30 p.m. features DJ Warm & Fuzzy and DJ Sensational Gravity Boy; DJ Diablo Rojo spins from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Bowling for Equality raises funds for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT political group. Noon – 6 p.m. at Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324, http://atlanta.hrc.org.
Bearracuda Atlanta features international DJ Francisco Guerra. Doors open at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,
The New New Year’s Community, Health & Safety Fair, postponed due to snow in January, is created by Novice Sister Prissy Go-Lightly of Atlanta’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and includes LGBT health organizations as well as legal and political groups, plus Atlanta Police LGBT Liaison Officer Brian Sharp. 4-7:30 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.
DJ Wes from Town in D.C. spins for Divas of the Dance Floor at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Saturday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 27
The gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta hosts Play ‘n Greet Orientation for prospective and returning players. New players should attend either Saturday or Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315, www.nffla.com.
Sunday, Feb. 27
Granville Automatic, Emily Lynch, Bethany Dick-Olds, John McNicholas and Jessica Cayne bring their folk-rock tunes to Eddie’s Attic. 7:30 p.m. at 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
DJ Bill Berdeaux and Daryl Cox spin for brunch, 12- 3 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
Monday, Feb. 28
My Sisters’ Room hosts an Open Forum to bring together “gay, straight, black, white, trans —all of us to discuss things that are unsettling in our community, and to talk about things that we want to change…things that are important to us and why” with the goal of agreeing on 1-3 community priorities. 7-10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Mondays is live piano with David Reeb, Make requests and sing along from 8 p.m. to midnight at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
Tuesday, March 1
Longtime LGBT activist Betty Couvertier hosts “Alternative Perspectives” every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. on WRFG 89.3. The show is a mix of news and interviews focused on LGBT issues and concerns.
Wednesday, March 2
Enjoy indoor rock climbing every Wednesday with the LGBT group Georgia Dyno’mos. 7-10 p.m. at Stone Summit, 3701 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340, www.queerclimbing.com.
“Stomp,” the found-percussion extravaganza, opens today and runs through March 6 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308,
Thursday, March 3
Bring your friends and test your skills with trivia from 8-10 p.m. with Mo at Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.joesonjuniper.com.