GA Voice - - The Wedding Issue -

The Stars Party is a Jerusalem House ben­e­fit rais­ing money to sup­port HIV/ AIDS hous­ing in At­lanta. The event fea­tures an auc­tion in­clud­ing get­aways, en­ter­tain­ment, din­ing out pack­ages, gifts and fur­nish­ings, 6 – 9 p.m., The Ge­or­gian Ball­room of the Bilt­more, 817 West Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30308 The 29th An­nual At­lanta HRC Gala Din­ner and Auc­tion is fast-ap­proach­ing. Join the HRC At­lanta Gala Din­ner and Auc­tion Com­mit­tee at Steel tonight for the fi­nal pre-din­ner re­cep­tion of the year where the or­ga­ni­za­tion will an­nounce lo­cal awards re­cip­i­ents. 7 – 9 p.m., Steel Restau­rant & Lounge At­lanta, 950 W Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 255, At­lanta, GA 30309 The new Cirque du Soleil show, “Ku­rios,” has opened at At­lantic Sta­tion, with sev­eral openly gay per­form­ers, with an 8 p.m. cur­tain tonight, run­ning through May 8, www.cirque­du­soleil.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


At­lanta Leather Pride 2016 will be this week­end at the At­lanta Ea­gle, fea­tur­ing Hot­lanta Rub­ber and Gear Club barnight and demos on Fri­day, a $5 BBQ and Beer Bust, Mr. and Ms. Broad­way’s “Dream­girls” cast mem­ber Terry Bur­rell stars in “Ethel,” a one woman show about the leg­endary Ethel Wa­ters, tonight at 7:30 p.m., run­ning through April 17 at the Al­liance Theatre, www.al­liancethe­atre.org (Pub­lic­ity photo) At­lanta Ea­gle and Mr. South­east Rub­ber con­test and a SWEAT Vic­tory party with DJ Neon the GloGoBear on Satur­day, and a Vic­tory Brunch at Roxx at 11:30 AM on Sun­day, www.at­lantaea­gle.com


The gay-themed film “Take Me to the River” opens at the Mid­town Art Cinema today, www.land­mark­the­atres.com At­lanta Lyric Theatre opens a ver­sion of “Dream­girls,” di­rected by gay man Ri­cardo Aponte, run­ning through April 24 with an 8 p.m. cur­tain tonight, www.at­lantalyricthe­atre.com


Con­nect­ing to other gay men, na­ture and our­selves can help us feel more bal­anced and en­hance our feel­ings of well-be­ing. Con­nec­tions, a work­shop for gay men, is today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Panola Moun­tain State Park, www.at­lantapride.org/event/ con­nec­tions-work­shop-gay-men-2 Join Jun­gle At­lanta and HRC for Her HRC bat­tle of the DJs, a very spe­cial night of danc­ing, and ’80s and ’90s nos­tal­gia fea­tur­ing some of At­lanta’s hottest DJs. Re­live two iconic decades for mu­sic as the DJs blend the best of the two decades. The DJ with the most cash tips at the end of the night wins! Butch, femme, trans, les­bian, gay, drag, straight, bi­sex­ual, ally — come as you are! Her HRC events are open to all, re­gard­less of gen­der iden­tity or his­tory. 7 – 9:30 p.m., Jun­gle At­lanta, www.jun­gleatl.com Aurora Theatre has opened Stephen Sond­heim’s “Into the Woods,” with a per­for­mance tonight at 8 p.m., run­ning through April 17, www.au­ro­rathe­atre.com It’s karaoke night at the newly re­opened Cock­pit, 465 Blvd. SE, At­lanta, GA 30312 The in­fa­mous Char­lie Brown hosts the adults-only Taboo Show at mid­night, Lips At­lanta, www.atl­dragshow.com


DJs Travis and Eric spin the early morn­ing hours away at 3 a.m. Xion, www.face­book.com/events/1126267100747150/ Join­ing Hearts presents its Change of Sea­sons retro themed ’90s tea dance, 4 – 8 p.m., The Ge­or­gian Ter­race Ho­tel, 659 Peachtree St. NE, At­lanta, GA 30308


Come play

Black­jack with Miss Lau­ren at 7 p.m. at the new non-smok­ing Woofs At­lanta, www.woof­sat­lanta.com


Tapped Tues­days at My Sis­ter’s Room fea­tures 14 beers on draft, free darts, $2 tacos and lots o’ women, 7 p.m., www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com J’s Lounge is the home for Rain­bow Tues­days, with Dy­mond Ona­sis and Ni­cole Paige Brooks lead­ing the fun and DJ Destin pro­vid­ing house mu­sic, 1995 Windy Hill Rd. #1, Smyrna, GA 30080


Ruby Redd hosts her in­fa­mous Bird­cage Bingo com­plete with drag per­for­mances, 8 p.m., www.at­lantahide­away.com An­gel­ica and Mal­ibu host the new A.M. com­pe­ti­tion show at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com


Charis is ex­cited to wel­come Kris­ten Ho­gan with her new book, “The Fem­i­nist Book­store Move­ment: Les­bian An­tiracism and Fem­i­nist Ac­count­abil­ity.” Ho­gan traces the fem­i­nist book­store move­ment’s rise and even­tual fall, restor­ing its rad­i­cal work to pub­lic fem­i­nist mem­ory. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

April 1, 2016

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