LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Jan. 19 – Feb. 1

Join DJ Wayne G for the Winter Beef Ball. at the Heretic on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, Jan. 19

Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th anniversary season with an exhibition and film by acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. The opening night reception will include a conversation with Anne Collins Smith, Spelman College Museum’s Curator of Collections. The exhibition “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in shaping and supporting racism, stereotyping and social injustice, 6:30 – 8 p.m., 503 Peeples St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310, www.facebook.com/events/133957433968487

OnStage Atlanta presents the regional premiere of “Silence! The Musical,” a parody of the book and film “The Silence of the Lambs.” Keep the kids at home — this one’s for adults only! 8 p.m., ending tonight, 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. # A, Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/111814696122996

Saturday, Jan. 20

Today is Power to the Polls, a gathering to celebrate the anniversary of the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. In the process, organizers will be collaboratively developing the 501(c)3 for the Georgia Alliance For Social Justice, fighting bad legislation and winning some important races. 12 – 4 p.m., The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St., Atlanta, GA 30310, www.facebook.com/events/161813877754837

Come join the Field Day kick-off beer bust. You can learn more about Field Day, play some solo cup bar games, enjoy beer and register to participate or volunteer, 2 – 5 p.m., Woofs on Piedmont,
2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/380911355703819

Celeste Holmes, Taylor Van Pelt, Destiny Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks, Tristan Panucci, Romeo Lee
and comedians Julie Osborne and Brent Starr are the performers for Lung Love Benefit, raising money for Midtown bartender Kim Bell, who is waiting on a kidney transplant and has been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma. 2 – 5 p.m., Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits,1600 Piedmont Ave. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/126389154717388

Drag Queen Story Time is just what it sounds like — drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Join Edie Cheezburger as she reads to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event. 3 – 4 p.m., Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/150649362251728

The re-scheduled Friends Friday Charity show — snowed out in December — is here. Come on out for a fabulous throwback night of music and fun. Ruby Redd is returning as host, and the following girls will work those sequence and high heels: Tequila Mockingbird, Dame Leona, Kissya, LaTonya O’Hara, Charlene Boufontaine, Stella D’Oro, Holly Walden, Berlinda Wall and more. 6 – 9 p.m., Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/139112520139884

The visually stunning, Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King,” with music by Elton John, returns to Atlanta tonight, running through Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Sunday, Jan. 21

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org

“In Memory Of- Honoring Trans Lives and Losses” is a group show featuring portraits of trans folks killed in hate crimes, created by a variety of Southern artists. The show was curated by trans artists and activist Maddy Laing. The goal of the show is to create a space and time to honor trans folks who have been killed in hate crimes, as well as engage people of all intersectionalities and identities to take a stand against this issue. Portraits were created in a variety of mediums, from paintings to zines to ceramics. The show will also include an installation in the basement and a live performance by African Space Program, 7 – 10:30 p.m., Murmur, 100 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/320435065142540

Monday, Jan. 22

The acclaimed gay film “Call Me By Your Name” continues at the Midtown Art Cinema and AMC Phipps Plaza today, various showtimes, www.landmarktheatres.com/atlanta/midtown-art-cinema, www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/atlanta/amc-phipps-plaza-14

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Out performer Suzanne Slair – who has been singing and songwriting professionally since the age of six in Calgary, Canada — appears at Eddie’s Attic tonight with special guest Wyatt Espalin, 7:15 p.m. 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Wednesday, Jan. 24

The city’s biggest film festival — the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival — kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” with the LGBT film “The Cakemaker” also in the mix later in the run, Cobb Energy Centre tonight (and closing) as well as various other venues through Feb. 15, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta GA 30339, www.ajff.org

Thursday, Jan. 25

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective in a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. This month’s book is “Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn, 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

In partnership with Atlanta Contemporary’s signature program Contemporary Cocktails night, WUSSY magazine will be releasing “The Queer Sex Issue,” a brand-new arts/literary zine featuring work from over 30 queer artists. A selection of work will be read at the event by local queer writers, 6 – 8 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/233909453860596

Friday, Jan. 26

Today’s quarterly meeting is a chance to learn about Rainbros and what’s happening with the organization in 2018. For this meeting, pairings will be made of two people up in four categories where they will share their stories in how things have changed in the past 40 to 50 years, 7 – 9 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/737375703119588

Congregation Bet Haverim’s Shabbat Shirah Service — Wave After Wave: Strength & Spirit — is today, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 E. Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/399932623779622

Saturday, Jan. 27

Join Patrick Joseph Boston and Kate Cunningham of Crystal Child Collective for a deep healing day retreat to awaken your senses and higher self. Participants can indulge in yoga, reiki and more in a safe and sacred space. All levels are welcome. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., ART-HAUS Grant Park, 332 Ormond St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315, www.facebook.com/events/196730494209506

Actor’s Express has opened Tony Kushner’s epic, AIDS-themed “Angels in America,” running through Feb. 17. Catch a double feature of both parts, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 887 West Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com

The Trans Gentleman Support Group empowers, educates and brings together the trans gentlemen in the surrounding areas of Atlanta in a safe haven for the gentlemen to engage with like minds and speak openly. 7 – 9 p.m., The Hangout ATL, 448 Ralph David Abernathy Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/1689496627739243

The Atlanta Eagle hosts an event remembering the late Pamm Burdett, leader of the Lloyd Russell Foundation and Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2002 – 2012. Organizers will be retiring her vest. 8:30 p.m. – 3 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/137470587042925

Bearracuda is back for its first party of 2018. Join DJ Wayne G for the Winter Beef Ball. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324
www.facebook.com/events/1845695015460293

Sunday, Jan. 28

Join fellow riders and potential riders to learn about the AV200 and the important mission of Jerusalem House and the Emory Vaccine Center. 4 – 7 p.m., HENRY’S midtown, 132 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/396499120786093

Join Cowtippers on the restaurant’s final day for the Final Herd. Ruby Redd and her Stable o’ Heifers will stampede one last time. The queens will be choosing their favorite hits from the year the restaurant opened in 1993. Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits, 1600 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/351399918659282

Monday, Jan. 29

Enjoy cliMAX Monday from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Tuesday, Jan. 30

GCADV, in collaboration with the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, will provide breakfast with legislators and networking with other advocates and allies. Learn about current public policy issues and join in the movement to stop violence against women, Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., www.facebook.com/events/125121034935211

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Angelica and Malibu co-host The AM Show tonight at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Thursday, Feb. 1

Out Front Theatre Company presents the southeastern premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s poignant and humorous “The Mystery of Love,” running through Feb. 18. Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection, until sexual desire complicates everything. 8 p.m., 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/1123717461099106

“Respect Yourself: The Music of a Movement” will celebrate the great musical contributions of African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to the music will be remarks from Congressman Hank Johnson about the accomplishments of Congressman John Lewis. 8 – 10 p.m., City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave. N.E., Ste. 201, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/137313763609341

UPCOMING

Saturday, Feb. 3

HRC Atlanta is going to Bourbon Street with its 21st annual bowling tournament, Mardi Gras Bowl. Join for a fun and festive masquerade-themed afternoon of bowling, prizes and music. Remember to bring your credit card, 12 – 5 p.m., Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/704524109740080

Atlanta Prime Timers meet today at 3 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

A special recital performance featuring world-renowned tenor Gianluca Sciarpelletti is a fundraiser for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, 4 – 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/366267873838381

Monday, Feb. 5

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. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,
www.charisbooksandmore.com

Saturday, Feb. 10

Join the Atlanta Bucks for the first ever Bucks Meat Raffle, a different kind of Bachelor Auction. Highlights include 10 date packages, a beer bust and lots of rugby boys to flirt with. Woofs on Piedmont, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1756394217768500

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