LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for Feb. 16 – March 1

Friday, Feb. 16

Don’t miss Halcyon live tonight at Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m., 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/113032022583470

Come and join a beer bust to help raise $3,500 for Lost-n-Found Youth. On top of endless beer, there will be jello shots, a 50/50 raffle and more. 7 – 11 p.m., Woofs on Piedmont, 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1215736858563829

The Queens United Benefit Show will raise money for the 30+ entertainers who quit Burkhart’s because of issues with racism, 8:30 p.m., Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/159714774818662

HUZZY: An Experiment in Misandry is a lesbian-centric party for femmes and grrls. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., 988 Woodbourne Dr. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310, www.facebook.com/events/954787958003522

Saturday, Feb.17

The Atlanta Women’s Chorus has turned five years old. “Rewind: The First Five Years” will feature audience and singer favorites, 2 and 8 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306

Out Front Theatre Company presents the southeastern premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s poignant and humorous “The Mystery of Love and Sex,” running through Feb. 18th. 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/

The Ladies LGBTQ Mixer Night is a fun way to meet new friends, new potentials or indulge in some plain ole debauchery, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1724267097604323

Vicki Powell and Deep South present Horse Meat Disco for the first time in Atlanta, with a warm-up by Powell and Brian Rojas, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/305520079852301

Sunday, Feb. 18

Osatyam partners with Charis to facilitate Yoga At Charis. Practitioners are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind and spirit. Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breath work and increasing full body awareness and connection to spirit. 11 a.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/196971407534252

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

Joining Hearts is kicking off 2018 with Love on the Rocks, an annual fundraising Valentine’s cocktail party. Join for an evening of drinks, food, music and a silent auction to raise funds for the Atlanta HIV and AIDS community, 5 – 8 p.m., The Wimbish House, 1150 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/1490070724445136

The Armorettes perform tonight featuring Trashetta GaLore, Autumn Skyy, Cherry Poppins (Gary Todd Drews) and Plenty Moore, Oscars Atlanta, 8 p.m., 1510 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/538090026545459

Monday, Feb. 19

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

Mark your calendars for Bleux Stockings Society, Volume 16: Secrets. The Bleux Stockings Society is a monthly live literature show featuring cis/trans women and non-binary people. Each performer gets 5-7 minutes to read their piece, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/155648251894365

Tuesday, Feb. 20

At Girls Empowerment Month’s “Women and Girls Advocacy Day,” black women and girls throughout Georgia will spend a full day engaging in meaning discussions about advocacy and issues impacting their lives. There will be several panels to choose from for women and the Social Justice Café for girls, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St., Room 230, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.facebook.com/events/155549748422410

The legendary “Rent” returns to the ATL as part of a national tour, running through Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Woke Wednesdays feature weekly conversations and advocacy on relevant reproductive justice causes being debated at the Capitol. 12:30 p.m., Georgia State Capitol, 100 Washington St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/1467710470022662

On Wednesdays We Drag features the likes of Brigitte Bidet, Roman Black and Shavonna Brooks, 9 – 11 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1618525564871998

Thursday, Feb. 22

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, today with a screening of the film “Brother Outside: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

Queer Thursdays: A Movement Practice is a dance class based in structured improvisation, somatic practices and contemporary performance explorations. Come with an open heart and courage to sustain curiosity in your body. Queers, misfits and underdogs welcome, 7:30 p.m. WORK ROOM, 1514 Cleveland Ave., East Point, GA 30344, www.facebook.com/events/1604840606240368

Theatrical Outfit opens Topher Payne’s award-winning “Perfect Arrangement,” 8 p.m. tonight running through March 18, The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.theatricaloutfit.org

The drag event Glitz!Flight returns tonight, 10:30 p.m., Mary’s Atlanta, 1287 Glenwood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.facebook.com/events/1322844297815430

Friday, Feb. 23

The highly-acclaimed, Oscar nominated “A Fantastic Woman” — featuring transgender actress Daniela Vega — opens at the Midtown Art Cinema today, various showtimes, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.landmarktheatres.com

Don’t miss performer Andrea Gibson at Terminal West tonight, 7 p.m., 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/222487084954748

Exquisite Gender/ Pizazz Productions is a Benefit for the Joan Garner/ Georgia Equality Aidswatch Scholarship Initiative, 8 – 11 p.m. Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/908619369314681

Saturday, Feb. 24

Beyoncé Queer Yoga features a custom-curated playlist to match the movement of your body and inspiration drawn from Her Highness, the Queen Bey. Creating a safe space for queer humans of all body types, this donation-based drop-in class welcomes humans of all shapes, sizes, colors and identities, 9 – 10 a.m., Indigo Yoga Studio, 2033 Hosea L. Williams Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30317, www.facebook.com/events/2078016795764909

The 8th Annual LGBTQ+ GSA Summit is a free event for LGBTQ young people and their parents, teachers and advisors looking to learn more! Every year, the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition hosts a free day of workshops, community resources, art, an amazing talent show and LGBTQ guests. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/321805465003175

The 19th Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction features works by 235+ leading and emerging artists from around the world, offering art lovers, both seasoned and novice, the opportunity to build their collections while enjoying a great party. All proceeds benefit the award-winning programs of ART PAPERS. 6 – 11 p.m., Southern Exchange Ballrooms, 200 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/758601554336919

At Leather and Lace ATL, drag queens and leathermen combine forces to entertain you for a night of fun. There will be live singing and great entertainment. 100 percent of tips and donations go to benefit Lost-n-Found Youth, 7 – 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/187864598618037

Misti Shores, the reigning Miss Dixie and divine diva of drag, hosts Out Loud, an interactive game show style drag show that takes “Family Feud” to a whole new level, 8 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/521207728278472

Pull out those flannels, union suits, skull caps, squeeze into your signature tight jeans and expect a hot log jam full of furry chests and faces, hot daddies, bears and their cubs. It’s time to come and warm up with “woods” men at The ManShaft Lumberjack Edition. DJ Eric kicks off the action from 9 – 11:30 p.m., DJ Diablo Rojo continues at 11:30 p.m. and DJ Neon the Glowgobear finishes from 1:30 – 3 a.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, https://www.facebook.com/events/2078531675715460

Sunday, Feb. 25

Enjoy bubbles, mimosas, brunch bites and more at Midtown Brunchfest, 12:30 – 6 p.m., Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/1984820445110621

The sixth annual The Armory Reunion is today at Amsterdam Atlanta. Doors open at 2 p.m. with Armory memorabilia and food available from the menu. The official reception is at 3:30 p.m.with Armory music and jello shots and the show starts at 5 p.m. Some of your favorite Armory faces will be performing such as Bubba Dee, Amber Divine, Nurse Holly and Tina Devore, Amsterdam Atlanta, 502 Amsterdam Ave. N.,E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/1782845955354256

Come out to celebrate The Phillip Rush Center’s 10-year anniversary, connect with organizations that call the Rush Center “home” and learn about a variety of 2018 volunteer opportunities. 3 – 6 p.m., 1530 DeKalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/993636467453084

Monday, Feb. 26

Join advocates, directly impacted individuals and their family members, and concerned citizens from around the state to promote criminal justice reform. You will have the opportunity to connect with other people who care, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/130226354312244

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Join the Rainbros Walk and Talk and meet folks in the community, 6 p.m., Piedmont Park, 14th Street entrance, www.facebook.com/events/547415438956496

Wednesday, Feb. 28

The Atlanta Creative Panel Discussion: Black Creatives features photographer Chilly-O, healer Dr. Crystal Jones, YouTuber Tarek Ali, mixologist Tiffanie Barriere and agent Trévon Williams, 7 – 10 p.m., Post-Office Cowork, 86 Pryor St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/918438501656827

Out On Film hosts a free screening of the acclaimed drama/musical “Saturday Church,” about a 14-year-old who runs away from home and encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. 7 p.m., Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/2065517763737848

The Race Conscious Parenting Collective is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents of white and multiracial children who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy within their families, schools, neighborhoods and faith communities, 7:30 p.m. Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/166800024077468

Thursday, March 1

LGBTQ Lobby Day will provide a free training on how to educate state legislators on the issues facing LGBTQ Georgians and what to do to be part of the solution. Following the training, attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one or as part of a group with their representative in the House and Senate, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St., Atlanta, GA 30334, www.facebook.com/events/2074001586217977

UPCOMING

Saturday, March 3

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

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