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Nearly two dozen mosques through­out Ge­or­gia are tak­ing part in the sec­ond an­nual Visit a Mosque Day, where they will open their doors to help peo­ple of other faiths learn about Is­lam. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., www.face­ events/1365707283492074 The Picture News­pa­per and Re­cep­tion/Re­lease Party of Re­gional Edi­tion exhibition con­sid­ers the his­tory of Picture News­pa­per, an anony­mous queer news­pa­per orig­i­nally con­ceived in New York City by Peter Hu­jar and Steve Lawrence. The pub­li­ca­tion, which orig­i­nally ran from 1969 to 1971, cel­e­brated the early work of Hu­jar along­side Andy Warhol and Diane Ar­bus. Marcelo Yáñez, a young art historian, gay ac­tivist and ar­chiv­ist at NYU, dis­cov­ered the pub­li­ca­tion in the closet of Danny Fields, of un­told punk fame, and be­gan to ex­ten­sively re­search its his­tory. He sub­se­quently elected to recre­ate the pub­li­ca­tion, cham­pi­oning con­tem­po­rary, trans­gres­sive queer and trans­gen­der pho­tog­ra­phy. The exhibition will be cu­rated by Mo Costello and Marcelo Yañez,

March 3, 2017

“Exit Strat­egy,” South­west Arts Cen­ter, Mur­mur, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.100 Broad St. S.W., At­lanta, GA 30303, www.face­book. com/events/149517382229891 Busted – A Night of Fugly Drag is the of­fi­cial af­ter­party for the re­cep­tion of Picture News­pa­per and Re­cep­tion/ Re­lease Party of Re­gional Edi­tion at Mur­mur. The event fea­tures a full cast of lo­cal trans and gen­der non­con­form­ing per­form­ers: Dar­i­once Jack­son, JayBella Banks, Koochie-Koochie Ku, Lola Bundy, Mys­tery Meat, Pity Soirée and Zaida J, with mu­sic by DJ Christal Gemme. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., The Mam­mal Gallery, 91 Broad St. S.W., At­lanta, GA 30303, www.face­book. com/events/228026560937352


En­joy a night with At­lanta’s own Diane Dur­rett and Soul Suga’. With a blend of raw soul­ful vo­cals, sul­try tones and strong orig­i­nal songs, Dur­rett sang with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg All­man, Chuck Leavell and Peter Stroud and opened shows for Tina Turner, KoKo Tay­lor, Faith Hill, Lit­tle Feat, Del­bert McClin­ton, and Derek Trucks, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., The Vista Room ATL, 2836 LaVista Road, De­catur, GA 30033, www.face­ events/1326886047376894


It’s Round Two of the Post­card Party, aka Post­cards from the Edge. Join other po­lit­i­cally minded At­lantans to write post­cards de­mand­ing “no” votes to de­fund­ing Planned Par­ent­hood, to re­peal­ing the Af­ford­able Care Act, to pri­va­tiz­ing Medi­care, hav­ing a Mus­lim ban and cre­at­ing a wall on the US-Mex­ico bor­der, 6 p.m., Noni’s, 357 Edge­wood Ave. S.E., At­lanta, GA 30312, www.face­ events/754576418036896


State leg­is­la­tures the na­tion over are mak­ing strides to deny trans­gen­der folks ac­cess to pub­lic fa­cil­i­ties. So, the trans com­mu­nity will oc­cupy the steps and com­mon area of the Ge­or­gia State Capi­tol to make law­mak­ers un­der­stand the ne­ces­sity of un­fet­tered ac­cess to pub­lic ac­com­mo­da­tions at the No One Pees event. Al­lies are en­cour­aged to show up in sup­port. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Ge­or­gia State Capi­tol, 206 Wash­ing­ton St. S.W., At­lanta, GA 30334­jslc


Come out for #TMITues­days tonight at the At­lanta Ea­gle, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30308,­lantaea­


The Jane and Harry Will­son Cen­ter for Hu­man­i­ties and Arts will wel­come in­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed Ir­ish writer Colm Tóibín to the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia as the sec­ond an­nual Delta Vis­it­ing Chair for Global Un­der­stand­ing. Tóibín will hold pub­lic speaking events on and off the UGA cam­pus, as well as par­tic­i­pate in more per­sonal in­ter­ac­tions with stu­dents and fac­ulty dur­ing his visit. 1260 S. Lump­kin St., Athens, GA 30602


At­lanta Pride and Out On Film present a screen­ing of the award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary “Po­lit­i­cal An­i­mals,” which tells the story of the gay rights move­ment through the eyes of four elected women. The film fea­tures ground­break­ing les­bians Ca­role Mig­den, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Gold­berg and Chris­tine Ke­hoe, who took the fight for the causes most per­sonal to them and their com­mu­ni­ties off the streets and into the halls of gov­ern­ment. Rush Cen­ter An­nex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.face­book. com/events/164497684056192


Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an invit­ing and fierce open mic and read­ing se­ries on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month. This month’s fea­ture is Tori Grace Ni­chols. Ni­chols is a ris­ing per­for­mance artist, poet, mu­si­cian, ac­tor, dancer and ac­tivist. They iden­tify as a queer, gen­derqueer, tran­sra­cial adoptee liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties. Through their work as an ed­u­ca­tor and or­ga­nizer, they have been given in­sight to the multi-lay­ered, multi is­sue move­ments of our time, and our great need for heal­ing. This is a Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter Lit­er­ary Event, with a sug­gested do­na­tion of $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Eu­clid Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.charis­book­sand­

The drama March 19, which deals with ed­u­ca­tion and also has a gay sub­plot, has an 8 p.m. per­for­mance tonight, run­ning through 915 New Hope Road. S.W., At­lanta, GA 30331, www.true­col­orsthe­ (Cour­tesy photo)

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