Community, nightlife and entertainment events for the weekend and beyond

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Saturday, Feb. 18

LGBT activists gather in Villa Rica to protest “Love Won Out,” a conference by Exodus International designed to help gay people change their sexual orientation. 10 a.m. at Midway Church, 3915 Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180,

Spin to End AIDS 2012 to benefit Action Cycling and AIDS vaccine research at the Emory, spins from noon to 6 p.m. at the Athletic Club Northeast, 1515 Sheridan Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Hotlanta Softball League hosts sign-ups for the spring season from 1-4 p.m. at Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Roy G. Biv Project: Atlanta LGBT Families hosts a cocktail party with dining, dancing and mingling. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a private loft in Little Five Points,

Join Charis Circle, Zami NOBLA and BlackOUT to honor the 78th birthday of late poet Audre Lorde. To share a tribute, email or 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

Julie Osborne presents the Love ‘N Laughter comedy show at 7 p.m. at  My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

DJ M and Twee host the Secret Party with Traxx Girls at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312,

DJ Homosexual spins for “All the President’s Men,” the President’s Day party at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

DJ James Anthony spins for the Mardi Gras party, including a costume contest, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Ron Pullman spins for Deeper Love at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

DJ Matt Consola of San Francisco spins for Bearracuda from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, Feb. 19

Vandy Beth Glenn, who successfully sued the Georgia Legislature for discriminating against her for being transgender, is the speaker as PFLAG Atlanta holds its monthly Third Sunday meeting. 2:45 – 5 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2308,