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Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for April 17 - April 27

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DJ Kevin Du­rard spins for Jun­gle’s an­niver­sary party, 10 p.m., www.jun­ (Photo via Face­book)


The At­lanta Ballet opens its Mod­ern Chore­o­graphic Voices pro­gram with Ohad Na­harin’s “Mi­nus 16,” Alexei Rat­man­sky’s “Seven Sonatas” and Gina Pat­ter­son’s “Qui­etly Walk­ing,” 8 p.m., April 17 and 18 and 2 p.m., April 18 and 19, Cobb En­ergy

Cen­tre, www.cobben­er­gy­cen­


Boo­gie down as Women’s Out­door

Net­work hosts a free Disco Night from 7 – 10 p.m. at Heretic, www.hereti­cat­ The Third Fri­day Film Se­ries screens

Anne Lewis & Mimi Pick­er­ing’s “Ann

Braden: South­ern Pa­triot,” a doc­u­men­tary ex­plor­ing the life and le­gacy of an Amer­i­can civil rights leader. Af­ter she was charged with sedi­tion for at­tempt­ing to de­seg­re­gate a Louisville, Ken­tucky neigh­bor­hood in 1954, Braden used the at­tacks to turn her­self “in­side out” and em­brace a life­time of racial jus­tice or­ga­niz­ing matched by few whites in Amer­i­can his­tory, 7:30 p.m.,

First Ex­is­ten­tial­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of At­lanta, www.firs­tex­is­ten­tial­ The Traxx Ladies Lounge 2.0 Fri­days

event is ev­ery Fri­day at 9 p.m., fea­tur­ing ro­tat­ing en­ter­tain­ers/DJs/hosts, with a dance party and show un­til 3 a.m., My

Sis­ter’s Room,­sis­ter­ DJ Marc Cubs hosts the Week­end Kick­off Party at 10 p.m. at The Hide­away,­lantahide­


Sh­eryll Roberts is the au­thor of “From Vic­tim 2 Ves­sel” and the founder of Life of Hope Af­ter Abuse, an or­ga­ni­za­tion to com­bat child sex­ual abuse. You can meet Ms. Roberts and pick up your own copy of her mem­oir at her

Charis Books book sign­ing from 1:303p.m., www.charis­book­sand­

Dust off your danc­ing shoes! Once The MetroGnomes Stage Band starts

play­ing, your feet won’t stay still. At­lanta Free­dom Band’s sec­ond an­nual Spring Swing re­turns to the Hud­son

Grille Mid­town with clas­sics from big band swing with a few rock and funk tunes in the mix, 7 – 10:30 p.m., www.hud­

It’s two par­ties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins in­side while DJ Daryl Cox turns up the mu­sic out­side Satur­day nights at

TEN At­lanta, www.tenat­



Wake up and make joy­ful noise with the Sis­ters of Se­quin at Gospel Brunch

with per­form­ers Bubba D. Li­cious and Jus­tice Counce, 12:30 p.m. fol­lowed by a 1:30 p.m. show, Lips At­lanta, www.lip­ Join Charis Books for a very spe­cial con­ver­sa­tion be­tween two Charis fa­vorites:

Jim Grim­s­ley and Pearl Cleage, to cel­e­brate the re­lease of Jim’s new­est book: “How I Shed My Skin: Un­learn­ing the Racist Lessons of a South­ern Child­hood,” 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­

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