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Make your lunch break a net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity and con­nect with busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als, small busi­ness own­ers, job seek­ers and com­mu­nity sup­port­ers to ex­pand your cir­cle of in­flu­ence and grow your busi­ness at Con­nect­ing At­lanta, a net­work­ing lunch by MAAP (Metro At­lanta As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­als). The lunch is held at Egg Har­bor Café the first Tues­day of ev­ery month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no set price, just pay on your way out for your meal. The event is lim­ited to 20 par­tic­i­pants. Please pr­ereg­is­ter by email­ing Todd Cosper at tcosper@maa­p­ Art It Out Ther­apy Cen­ter is now of­fer­ing an Ex­pres­sive Art Ther­apy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tues­days. Through art, the group will ex­plore self-iden­tity, cop­ing with stress, in­ti­mate and parental re­la­tion­ships, and com­ing out. 7 p.m., 255 Vil­lage Park­way (in Pa­per Mill Vil­lage), Suite 580, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30067 En­joy Tues­day Trivia with Ja­son Walker, and drink spe­cials, tonight at 8:30 p.m. at The Hide­away At­lanta,­lantahide­


Play bingo and be en­ter­tained by some of the ATL’s best drag per­form­ers at Bitchy Bingo at Lips At­lanta, www.atl­ Come en­joy hump day spe­cials and karaoke at the newly re-opened Cock­pit, 465 Blvd. SE, At­lanta, GA 30312


SAGE At­lanta hosts a so­cial hour at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a pro­gram/meet­ing at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter An­nex, www.rush­cen­ter­ Leg­endary Chil­dren “ROSE­BUD” with Bob the Drag Queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” cel­e­brat­ing the one-year anWussy mag­a­zine. The event is hosted by Brigitte Bidet with ap­pear­ances by other lo­cal queens. DJ Male and a best butt Heretic At­lanta, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., www.hereti­cat­ (Screen­cap im­age) 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.cirque­du­ Viva la Fi­esta! Cel­e­brate Cinco de Mayo at Friends on Ponce, www.friend­son­ The Pretty Girl Hide­out Thurs­days is tonight, hosted by Mook Da­host, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Ave., At­lanta, GA 30303,


Join Charis in cel­e­brat­ing At­lanta au­thor Bran­don Wick’s de­but novel, “Amer­i­can Fall­out.” In the book, Avery Cullins, a li­brary archivist, for­mer teenage run­away, and a gay man from a small South­ern town with a live-in boyfriend and a surly tur­tle, has to deal with the af­ter­math of his fa­ther’s sui­cide. That means deal­ing with the decades-long es­trange­ment he has had with his mother. Wick will read from the book and sign copies. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­ At­lanta’s best queer co­me­di­ans come to­gether on one stage to make you laugh and raise money for “Queer Moxie,” the doc­u­men­tary cel­e­brat­ing queer artists. Come out, toast the cre­ator of the film, Heather Provon­cha, for her birth­day, sup­port lo­cal art and laugh your ass off! Fea­tur­ing Ian Aber, Brent Star, Bob Kil­lough, Caro­line Sch­mitt and hosted by Julie Osborne. 8 p.m., My Sis­ter’s Room,­sis­ter­ Goo­gie Uter­hardt plays Hol­ly­wood queen Bette Davis in “Me and Jezebel,” tonight at 8 p.m. and run­ning through May 15 at ART Sta­tion,­sta­ At­lanta Ea­gle presents the ONYX South­east “Come Bar­ing All” night at 10 p.m.,­lantaea­


Topher Payne, DeWayne Mor­gan and Cathe Hall Payne star in Charles Busch’s comedic “The Trib­ute Artist,” pre­sented by The Process Theatre and staged at On­Stage At­lanta, at 8 p.m. tonight with per­for­mances through May 15, www.on­stageat­ Come with The At­lanta Opera as they ven­ture to Verona, and meet Shake­speare’s star-crossed lovers “Romeo and Juliet,” whose deaths ul­ti­mately rec­on­cile feud­ing fam­i­lies. Not seen on the At­lanta Opera stage since 2007, Charles Gounod’s opera in five

presents niver­sary of con­test will also be on tap,

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