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February Best Bets

High Frequency Friday 

February 3, 6 to 10pm 

High Museum of Art 

Atlanta’s favorite DJs join every first Friday for High Frequency Friday, a cultural experience designed to raise the vibration. Take in the High Museum of Art’s collection, create a piece of art, and participate in a docent-led tour. Grab a drink and food and meet new friends where Atlanta and art collide. 

Urinetown the Musical 

February 3, 8pm, through February 19 

Oglethorpe University  

Freddie Ashley directs “Urinetown the Musical,” a co-production by Actor’s Express and Oglethorpe University. 

I Wanna F***ing Tear You Apart 

February 4, 8pm, through February 18 

Out Front Theatre Company 

In “I Wanna F**ing Tear You Apart,” Samantha and Leo are a team— best friends and roommates, fat girl and gay guy against the world— until a new friend upends their cozy co-dependent diet of mutual self-loathing and “Grey’s Anatomy”  marathons.  The play is an ode to the complications of friendship in its many messed-up forms, with a special nod to a kind of love that sometimes looks a lot like rage. 

Trans and Friends 

February 6, 7 to 8pm for youth, 8 to 9pm 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. 

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 

February 8 through February 21 

Multiple venues 

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the city’s biggest film festival, returns with its usual slate of international films and many queer films. Learn more at 

Business Builder Lunch 

February 9, 11:45am 

Henry’s Midtown 

OUT Georgia Business Alliance hosts its Business Builder Lunch (BBL) Midtown, hosted by Chip Ivie at Henry’s Midtown Tavern on the second Thursday of each month.  The Business Builder Lunch networking series brings small groups together across Atlanta and Georgia with a focus on building business connections and driving referrals over lunch. Registration is free for members and guests, but seating is limited and each attendee is responsible for their own lunch bill. 

Hawks Pride Night 

February 9, 7:30pm

State Farm Arena 

The Atlanta Hawks host Pride Night tonight, with in-game programming and performances that celebrate members and allies of the LGBTQ community, as well as a rainbow lighting of the iconic Atlanta letters and a performance by Keri Hilson. 

The Hot Wing KinG

February 10, 7:30pm, through March 5

Alliance Theatre

Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “The Hot Wing King” is a fierce new comedy about the risks and rewards of celebrating who you are. It’s time for Memphis’s annual “Hot Wang Festival,” and Cordell knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and best friends who serve as his fry crew “The New Wing Order,” the group settles in for a fun night of pre-competition prep. But when a family emergency forces Dwayne’s troubled nephew into the mix, it quickly becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, the first-place trophy isn’t the only thing that Cordell risks losing. This is directed for the first time by its award-winning playwright Katori Hall (TV’s “P-Valley,” Broadway’s “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”).

Moulin Gothic Valentine Party 

February 10, 10pm 

Heretic Atlanta 

DJs Caz10 and Aesthetic headline Ritual’s Moulin Gothic Valentine Party. 

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?  

February 12, 7pm  

Out Front Theatre Company 

Out On Film and Lesflicks present a ten-year anniversary screening of the comedy classic “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?,” starring Guinevere Turner, Carrie Preston and Ann-Margarita Albelo, about a young woman who inspires a director to make an all-female version of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Ruby Redd’s Birdcage Bingo 

February 15, 8pm 

Atlanta Eagle 

It’s a local favorite! 

Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and  Black Resistance

February 17, 7:30pm 


Charis welcomes Francesca Royster in conversation with Julietta Singh for a discussion of “Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance,”  a brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides. As a multiracial household in Chicago’s North Side community of Rogers Park, race is at the core of Francesca T. Royster and her family’s world, influencing everyday acts of parenting and the conception of what family truly means. Like Maggie Nelson’s “The Argonauts,” this lyrical and affecting memoir focuses on a unit of three: the author; her wife Annie, who’s white; and Cecilia, the Black daughter they adopt as a couple in their forties and fifties.  A powerful, genre-bending memoir of family, identity, and acceptance, “Choosing Family” ultimately is about joy — about claiming the joy that society did not intend to assign to you, or to those like you.  

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball 

February 17, 9pm to 2am 

Domaine Atlanta 

Let the good times roll at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. Domaine Atlanta is bringing New Orleans to Atlanta. Start your Mardi Grass weekend off right with Cajun delights, traditional New Orleans-style drinks, stilt walkers, and more! Put on your best mask and come party.  

PFLAG Support Group 

February 19, 2:30 to 4pm 

Spiritual Living Center 

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

Mardi Gras Bingo 

February 19, 7:30pm 

Lips Atlanta 

Hostesses Bubba D. Licious and Erica Lee and special guest performers will delight, amaze, and shock you as they call bingo, put on a show, and help raise money for PALS Atlanta. Tonight’s theme is Fat Tuesday — Mardi Gras. 

Tina — The Tina Turner Musical 

February 21, 7:30pm, through February 25 

Fox Theatre 

An uplifting comeback story like no other, “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Featuring her much loved songs, the musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. 

R&B Thursdays 

February 23 

My Sister’s Room 

DJs Miss Milan, Face and Bomshell Boogie spark up R&B Thursdays.