WED­NES­DAY, MARCH 9

GA Voice - - Lgbt Atlanta -

Vanessa Huang

Amir Charis Books, Pol­i­tics, sex, re­li­gion, loss, and beauty – all of the top­ics that you can’t talk about over din­ner but can at a mu­seum – are open for dis­cus­sion in “Art AIDS Amer­ica,” an ex­hi­bi­tion that re­veals for the first time how the AIDS cri­sis for­ever changed Amer­i­can art. Its stop at Ken­ne­saw State Univer­sity’s Zuck­er­man Mu­seum of Art is the only South­ern stop on its na­tional tour. Tonight, artists Robert Sherer and Kia LeBeija each give an artist talk dis­cussing their art­works, prac­tices, and how the HIV and AIDS epi­demic shaped their cre­ative pro­cesses. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., zuck­er­man.ken­ne­saw.edu. Join Charis for a spe­cial book event in honor of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day. “The Strength of My Soul: Sto­ries of Sis­ter­hood, Tri­umph and In­spi­ra­tion” is a new an­thol­ogy fea­tur­ing twenty-seven women from a va­ri­ety of races, classes, and back­grounds shar­ing their great­est joys and their great­est pains. Join editor Shar­Ron Jami­son and con­trib­u­tors April VanMans­feild, Ava Cary, Yvette D Ben­nett, Kim J The new Cirque du Soleil (Pub­lic­ity photo) King, An­gelia Hen­der­son, Ni­cole Beth and Dr. Ca­role Hy­smith for a wide rang­ing dis­cus­sion of the sto­ries that shape our lives. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

WED­NES­DAY, MARCH 9

Ku­rios,” It’s karaoke night at the newly re­opened Cock­pit, 465 Boule­vard SE, At­lanta, GA 30312

THURS­DAY, MARCH 10

En­joy the Ciao Win­ter Queer Ride tonight, 7 p.m. with a TBD route, www.face­book.com/ events/1107074485971038 Join Charis for a cel­e­bra­tory con­ver­sa­tion with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, co-editor of “Revo­lu­tion­ary Mothering: Love on the Front­lines,” an an­thol­ogy that cen­ters moth­ers of color and marginal­ized moth­ers’ voices in ex­plor­ing con­nec­tions be­tween move­ment work and the work of par­ent­ing. “Revo­lu­tion­ary Mothering” ar­gues that the chal­lenges faced by move­ments work­ing for anti-vi­o­lence, anti-im­pe­ri­al­ist, and queer lib­er­a­tion, as well as racial, eco­nomic, re­pro­duc­tive, gen­der, and food jus­tice are the same chal­lenges that marginal­ized moth­ers face ev­ery day. Alexis will read selections from the an­thol­ogy and lead us in a com­mu­nity dis­cus­sion about mothering, par­ent­ing, and the revo­lu­tion­ary move­ments we are all a part of. 7:30 – 9

has opened at At­lantic Sta­tion, with an 8 p.m. cur­tain tonight, www.cirque­du­soleil.com

p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com The Pretty Girl Hide­out Thurs­days is tonight, hosted by Mook Da­host, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Ave., At­lanta, GA 30303, www.traxxgirls.com

FRI­DAY, MARCH 11 – 13

Shake the rust off your rac­quets, come out of hi­ber­na­tion, and kick off the 2016 ten­nis sea­son in style. Come join ATTA (At­lanta Team Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion) for the 2016 Hooch Dou­bles Clas­sic. This tour­na­ment serves as the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s club cham­pi­onships. Sharon Lester Ten­nis Cen­ter, 400 Park Dr. NE, At­lanta, Ge­or­gia 30309

FRI­DAY, MARCH 11

Hil­lary Clin­ton is one of the most di­vi­sive political fig­ures in re­cent Amer­i­can mem­ory. The ar­gu­ments over whether she is a fem­i­nist and if so, what kind of fem­i­nist she is are le­gion. As we move fur­ther into the 2016 elec­toral process, join Charis in wel­com­ing a few of the con­trib­u­tors and the editor of the new book “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hil­lary Para­dox.” Editor Joanne Bam­berger and con­trib­u­tors Jen­nifer Hall Lee, and Le­zlie Bishop will read selections from their es­says and an­swer ques­tions. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­more.com

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