Our picks for community, entertainment and nightlife events

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Tuesday, Jan. 17

Avrum Geurin Weiss leads a discussion of “Change Happens: When to Try Harder and When to Stop Trying So Hard,” his book about the process of change and how it plays out in the lives of real people. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesdays are the infamous Mary-oke at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Amy Ray of Indigo Girls performs an acoustic show with Lindsay Fuller and special guest Jeff Felder. 8 p.m. at the Melting Point, 295 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601, www.meltingpointathens.com

The fourth annual Georgia All American Goddess and Goddess at Large contestants compete from 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Bubba Dee, Heather Daniels and Charlie Brown are the “Beauty and the Bitches” show at 9 p.m. each Wednesday at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.metrocafes.com/Cowtippers

The Southern Bears celebrate their anniversary at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Crazy Bitch Bingo is every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Joe’s on Juniper, 1049 Juniper Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.metrocafes.com/joes-juniper

Thursday, Jan. 19

The gay Atlanta Executive Network and Chris Coleman Enterprises present January networking at 6:30 p.m. at the W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30361, www.aen.org

The Atlanta premier of the film “Gen Silent” screens as the first fundraiser for SAGE Atlanta, which provides support and social opportunities for LGBT elders. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/sageatl

Natasha “T” Miller and Caroline Rothstein are special guests for this month’s Cliterati, an open “no mic” night of spoken word poets. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

MEGA Family Project hosts a Waiting for the Stork support group for LGBT prospective parents. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org