Out On Film hosts a Black Power Showcase evening, with screenings of the Atlanta-based “The Dancer” and then “Beyond the Aggressives: 25 Years Later (pictured).” / Publicity photo

February Best Bets

SCAD TVfest 

February 9-10


For more than a decade, SCAD TVfest has spotlighted the latest in design, creativity, and innovation on television, streaming, and digital media. Audiences enjoy inside looks at the best content airing today and explore the latest trends in broadcast, streaming, cable, web, social media, and advertising.

“At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen” 

February 9, 8pm, through February 17

Out Front Theatre Company

Out Front Theatre Company presents “At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen.” In rural Georgia, drag star Courtney Berringers would like to welcome you to her wake. She has recently died from complications due to AIDS, but this isn’t your grandma’s funeral. There will be no black frocks, no perfumed flowers, and definitely no crying. Expect a celebration instead.

“Coco Chanel: 

The Life of a Fashion Icon” 

February 9, 8pm, through February 17

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Under the artistic direction of Gennadi Nedvigin, Atlanta Ballet is co-producing the North American premiere of “Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon” with Hong Kong Ballet and Queensland Ballet. Acclaimed Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s tenth original full-length narrative ballet delves into the complex life of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing iconoclasts.


February 10, 7:30pm, through February 25

Fox Theatre

A revolutionary story of passion, unstoppable ambition, and the dawn of a new nation, “Hamilton” is the epic saga that follows the rise of founding father Alexander Hamilton as he fights for honor, love, and a legacy that would shape the course of a nation. Based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and set to a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

Super Bowl 

February 11, 4pm

Woofs Atlanta

Come out and watch the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs duke it out in the Super Bowl at Woofs Atlanta, with 25 TVs on site broadcasting the big game.

Black Power Showcase 

February 11, 6:30pm

Out Front Theatre Company

Out On Film hosts a Black Power Showcase evening, with screenings of the Atlanta-based “The Dancer” and then “Beyond the Aggressives: 25 Years Later.”

PALS Bingo 

February 13, 6:30pm

Lips Atlanta

A lot of special days are rolled into one as PALS Bingo presents We Love Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Pals Pets Drag Queen Bingo.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 

February 13, 7:30pm, through March 7

Sandy Spring Performing Arts Centre, various venues

The city’s largest film festival, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, kicks off tonight!

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” 

February 15, 8pm, through March 3

Oglethorpe University Theatre

Everybody’s talking about the musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” direct from London’s West End.  Working-class teenager Jamie New dreams of becoming a glamorous drag queen. With his supportive mum by his side, he sashays over the bullies and bigots in his quest to grab the spotlight he knows he’s destined for. Based on a heartwarming true story, this officially opens tonight at Oglethorpe University Theatre courtesy of Actor’s Express.

“Furlough’s Paradise” 

February 17, 7:30pm, through March 3

Alliance Theatre Hertz Stage

Winner of the 20th annual Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, A.K, Payne’s “Furlough’s Paradise” is a poignant new play examining the dynamics that shape our lives and lead us to where we make our homes. Cousins Sade and Mina, raised like sisters but now leading very different lives, return to their childhood town for the funeral of their mother and aunt. While Sade is on a three-day furlough from prison and Mina experiences a brief reprieve from her career and life on the West Coast, the two try to make sense of grief, home, love, and kinship. But traumas and resentments from the past, both real and surreal, threaten to pull them apart, all as time ticks towards the correctional officer’s arrival.

PFLAG Support Group 

February 18, 2:30pm

Spiritual Living Center

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person today.

Trans and Friends 

February 19, 7pm for youth, 8pm for adults

Charis Books and More

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.

Surrogacy Conference and Gay Parenting Expo 

February 23, 4:30pm, through February 25

National center for Civil and Human Rights, Omni Atlanta at CNN Center

Known for its unbiased, comprehensive conferences for gay men, the nonprofit Men Having Babies (MHB) is teaming with the LGBTQ+ Institute and additional regional nonprofits to bring to Atlanta its well-known Surrogacy Conference & Gay Parenting Expo. If you are considering becoming a father, or are already in process, come interact and consult with gay dads, experts, and over 20 reputable gay-friendly agencies, clinics, law firms, and other surrogacy providers.

Femme Friday 

February 23

My Sister’s Room

Don’t miss Femme Friday with Kia Comedy at My Sister’s Room tonight.

LGBTQ Book Club 

February 24, 10am


The LGBTQ Book Club is a group for LGBTQ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The aim is to have diverse, thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. All are welcome to join. This month’s book is “Black Panther: World of Wakanda,” by Roxane Gay. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85007056372


“Sixth Happiness” 

March 1, 6pm

White Hall 206 at Emory University

Emory University presents a series of queer Indian cinema this Spring. This week’s presentation is “Sixth Happiness,” directed by Waris Hussein.

“House of Hidden Meanings” Reading 

March 10, 4pm


Pop culture icon and international drag superstar RuPaul invites you to a spiritual awakening to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated memoir, “House of Hidden Meanings.” Don’t miss the opportunity to hear RuPaul’s extraordinary story as told by RuPaul. Every ticket to this event includes a copy of the new memoir.