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Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for Jan 8-21

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From the cre­ators of ‘South Park’ comes the Tony-win­ning, gay-themed mu­si­cal ‘The Book of Mor­mon,’ which re­turns to At­lanta for a two-week run through Jan. 24, with a 7:30 p.m. show tonight, Fox The­atre, www.foxthe­ (Public­ity photo)


It’s not too late to see the an­nual elec­tri­cal ex­trav­a­ganza, “Gar­den Lights,” at the At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, which fea­tures spec­tac­u­lar light dis­plays through­out the com­plex. New fea­tures this year in­clude the mas­sive Tun­nel of Light, along with fa­vorites such as the Or­ches­tral Orbs, Glit­ter­ing Galaxy, Ra­di­ant Rain­for­est and Model Trains that con­tinue to make the ex­hi­bi­tion a must-see hol­i­day tra­di­tion. Run­ning through Jan. 9 and open nightly from 5–10 p.m., at­ Wussy Mag and Cre­ative Loaf­ing present Pow­der Room, a Queer Dance Party, hosted by Zaida J., Melissa Cof­fey, Pity Soiree and Minks, with mu­sic by Vicki Pow­ell, Elec­tro­bixx and Ree de La Vega, 10 p.m.–3 a.m., Heretic At­lanta, www.hereti­cat­ Des­tiny Brooks and Shavonna B. Brooks em­cee the rowdy Femme Fa­tale event tonight be­gin­ning at 11 p.m., Burkhart’s,


Join Ben­dito and Cousin Oliver for a spe­cial back­spin to the days of disco at Mary’s At­lanta. The club is res­ur­rect­ing both Furry Disco Balls and big stacks of vinyl from Back­street’s disco hey­day. All vinyl, all day, with cheap drink spe­cials and snacks, 2–8 p.m., www.face­ events/795293333927194 Two step and line dance your boots off—it’s Coun­try Night at the Heretic tonight be­gin­ning at 8 p.m., www.hereti­cat­


Scor­pio spins at Xion At­lanta this morn­ing be­gin­ning at 3 a.m., www.face­ events/525850130921685 David Crowe di­rects the farce “Charley’s Aunt” at Ge­or­gia Ensem­ble The­atre with a 2:30 p.m. show to­day, run­ning through Jan. 24, A num­ber of LGBT films and tele­vi­sion shows hope to score tonight at the Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 8 p.m. The new sea­son of New Faces kicks off tonight at Friends on Ponce, hosted by Regina Simms, 9 p.m., www.friend­son­


Ed­die Red­mayne stars in the lauded “The Dan­ish Girl,” deal­ing with Lili Elbe’s ground­break­ing jour­ney as a trans­gen­der pioneer, in area the­aters. Join KJ Rose­marie tonight for karaoke at Faces Lounge in Ma­ri­etta, 7–11 p.m., faces­ The ven­er­a­ble Stars of the Cen­tury take the stage for one of At­lanta’s longestrun­ning and most re­spected drag shows. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and the per­for­mance starts at 11:30, Jun­gle, www.jun­

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