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The Move

The Move

 

by Ema Carr

The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground, and some above ground, events in ATL. Bc you CAN have a balanced diet of disco and yoga. Warning of side effects: Overdose of culture and queerdom. Bloated bank account from lack of overpriced ticket purchases. Confusion meeting clarity via mind, body and soul. Consume at your own risk.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, "Friends in High Places" Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Kwanza Hall, Legal Analyst Ashley McMahan, Cash Color Cannabis Host Mehka King, are all available for your listening pleasures on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts. For more updates: @callmemsconception @creativeloafingatl

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Didn’t you hear? COVID-19 vanished! Everything is back to normal and Georgia is “open for biz!” Screech. Reality check: COVID-19 didn’t disappear. Below is what’s coming up in the virtual world of disco, art, and underground in ATL.

A pandemic won’t stop national Pride. Atlanta’s most sensational queers prep for festivals, performances, and artist markets on the World Wide Web, mostly social media. Check out Atlanta-based influencer Rigel Gemini’s “Quarantine Playlist” collab with Atlanta Pride on Spotify! No doubt featuring Rigel’s new single “I Can’t.” The vid to go with “I Can’t” is adorbs and stars Ru Paul’s Drag Race legend Alyssa Edwards and Creative Loafing 2020 Lust Lister, Brande Elise!

More on music. The Move is listening to a lot of the Pure Moods ’90s tracks, Atlanta favs Lunar Vacation, Material Girls, Lady and Clementine’s Fantastic Party, and Nikki and the Phantom Callers.

Take a stroll back to the turn of the century and watch the Pure Moods commercial. Millennials will remember like it was yesterday. Prep the pitcher bc it’s still ok to drink alone at home without judgment. Oh, and stay sanitary distant, Bithkitz, bc she’s tired of wasting all the vodka on our hands.

WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS P Groove’s Brock Butler cover sets

Unable to tour, yet thriving at home. Every Wednesday and Sunday, Perpetual Groove’s guitarist and lead vocalist Brock Butler covers his fav songs digitally on Busking Down the House. As of mid-May, Butler was up to 190 songs, with zero repeats.

“While I certainly miss the rock shows proper, there is always opportunity to push and be creative with new mediums. Taking time to learn some new covers I’ve always wanted to play and try my hand at pgroove songs that don’t necessarily scream to exist in the solo acoustic realm.”  — Brock Butler

The Busking Down the House Facebook page was born March 13, 2020, to support the music community with performances and virtual tip jars. A whopping 32K members have joined. ”Our goals are to continue to support our artists and crews while continuing to bring you music.” — Busking Down the House.

Full Moon Yoga with Prince & Sade!

My friend and Sacred Thread Yoga owner, Annelise Leal, brings 90-minute gatherings honoring the moons, right to your living room! In June, Prince is the theme under the Strawberry Moon. In July, y’all!, it’ll be a Sade evening honoring the Thunder Moon. Don’t you just love being all privately spiritual and shit right from your home mat — or couch?

P.S. Congrats are in order for our yogi host. Annelise birthed her first child, Khya, at the beginning of the COVID-19 shut downs, at their home in East Atlanta Village! All are well and snuggly looking. I vote to let Khya stay up to honor the moons with us. xxoo. Zoom, $30

Drink & Doodle, June 10 & June 24

ABV Gallery is killing it with the 2020 version of their popular Drink and Doodle event series. Typically, the kewl kidz gather monthly at ABV in Studioplex on the Eastside BeltLine to hang out and watch artists doodle. Anyone in the room can bid on the doodles once completed. Naturally, this gathering has moved online.

A perk of the shutdowns? Drink and Doodle is now twice a month with one night being international. The quarantine company I keep likes to throw the show up on a projector. Add speakers, bc music is fresh. Great if you’re over watching old concerts or subpar Netflix stand-ups. The art is typically affordable, so just bid already!

Grateful Dating — for serious, single Deadheads only!

Are you into composting, brushing with Tom’s, and dancing in the street? Did your 2020 show dosage include 420 Fest, Jerry Day, Phish at Piedmont Park, and perhaps a little Panic? Are you single and looking for someone to turn on your love light? Facebook recommends Grateful Dating — a group for Deadhead singles to swap feelings, and probs granola recipes. There are two passwords before you can cross the bridge into a chat group full of some og woke white folk, AKA hippies. The first, a lyrical trivia question:

“What color was the sky when the sun was blue?” Seriously, this is a Deadhead group. This is a must-answer question.

Hint: The answer lives on the 1974 Grateful Dead album From the Mars Hotel.

Now, The Move isn’t looking for love bc she’s already cookin’ with one sexy noodler, but should you qualify for Grateful Dating, here is what internet hippies will not tolerate: trolling, catfishing, politics, selling, and absolutely zero Jerry vs. Trey, Phish vs. Dead, Jerry vs. John, or cover band baiting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/353011275140619

Dance Party @ Nonsense, Saturday June 13

Keep checking Nonsense ATL for Zoom dance parties. Danceable versions of all your pop stars! Like, literally all of them. Seriously, Karen. Other than dancing, DIY lewks are always encouraged.

“Grab some toilet paper rolls, bath towels, cardboard boxes, macaroni, whatever and show us what you’ve got.” — Nonsense ATL

Where else can you carb and cardio at the same time? Macaroni tube top, here she comes! https://www.nonsenseatl.com/

The Buffy Hour: Once More, With Distancing, Saturday June 6

”She irons her jeans. She’s evil.” — Buffy

How is she hunty?? She’ll be “five by five” once she gets to THE BUFFY HOUR on Wussy Mag’s twitch.tv. Quarantine hasn’t stopped Wussy Mag from giving the queer community stage time. Here’s the tea ... queer comedy, music, drag, and spoken word all about Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

”We will be dissecting all 7 seasons of this cult favorite, including the highs and lows, heartbreaks and big bads.” — Wussy Mag

Hosted by Powell Mansfield and Brigitte Bidet with special guests Tom Lenk and Jack Plotnick from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Buffering the Vampire Slayer Podcast and Slayerfest 98 Podcast; and the Scooby Gang, including Dax Exclamationpoint, Hayley Ellman, Ian Aber, Joleen Lunzer, Julian Modugno, Kia Comedy, Olive Lynch, Maureen SanDiego, and Stella-Pearl Fontaine. Showtime is 9 p.m. EST at twitch.tv/wussymag

“Just cause you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can’t turn a lewk. We encourage your best ’90s fashions, pajama vampwear, Willow sweaters, and Magic Box loungewear. Break out the band candy, host a virtual watch party, and tune in!”

Suggested donation: $10 to PayPal — info at wussymag.com — to be split among performers.

Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 Online Pop-Up Fest, June 26-27

The Move is tickled to announce Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 is on(line)! Night one comes spicy with “HAWT SAUCE,” an online dance party. Day 2 will be workshops, an artist market, and a SWEET TEA queer variety show!

Last year, we learned basic cooking skills, DIY pad making, and thrifted our tootsies off. Stay tuned to SFQP’s website for more details on 2020’s virtual offerings.

Loser: Videos from the Alternative Era, Sundays

Missing Mary’s music video catalog? Samez. Chill out on Sunday nights with videos from the postmodern era of MTV’s “120 Minutes.” Google it, kids, but erase your history! twitch.tv/marysatlanta 10 p.m. —CL—"
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A pandemic won’t stop national Pride. Atlanta’s most sensational queers prep for festivals, performances, and artist markets on the World Wide Web, mostly social media. Check out Atlanta-based influencer Rigel Gemini’s “Quarantine Playlist” collab with Atlanta Pride on Spotify! No doubt featuring Rigel’s new single “I Can’t.” The vid to go with “I Can’t” is adorbs and stars Ru Paul’s Drag Race legend Alyssa Edwards and ''Creative Loafing'' 2020 Lust Lister, Brande Elise!

More on music. ''The Move'' is listening to a lot of the ''Pure Moods'' ’90s tracks, Atlanta favs Lunar Vacation, Material Girls, Lady and Clementine’s Fantastic Party, and Nikki and the Phantom Callers.

Take a stroll back to the turn of the century and watch the Pure Moods commercial. Millennials will remember like it was yesterday. Prep the pitcher bc it’s still ok to drink alone at home without judgment. Oh, and stay sanitary distant, Bithkitz, bc she’s tired of wasting all the vodka on our hands.

__WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS P Groove’s Brock Butler cover sets__

Unable to tour, yet thriving at home. Every Wednesday and Sunday, Perpetual Groove’s guitarist and lead vocalist Brock Butler covers his fav songs digitally on [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494442920731779/?ref=share|Busking Down the House]. As of mid-May, Butler was up to 190 songs, with zero repeats.

''“While I certainly miss the rock shows proper, there is always opportunity to push and be creative with new mediums. Taking time to learn some new covers I’ve always wanted to play and try my hand at pgroove songs that don’t necessarily scream to exist in the solo acoustic realm.” '' — Brock Butler

The [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494442920731779/?ref=share|Busking Down the House] Facebook page was born March 13, 2020, to support the music community with performances and virtual tip jars. A whopping 32K members have joined. ''”Our goals are to continue to support our artists and crews while continuing to bring you music.”'' — Busking Down the House.

__[https://www.sacredathome.com/bookings-checkout/prince-the-full-moon-experience|Full Moon Yoga] with Prince & Sade!__

My friend and Sacred Thread Yoga owner, Annelise Leal, brings 90-minute gatherings honoring the moons, right to your living room! In June, Prince is the theme under the Strawberry Moon. In July, y’all!, it’ll be a Sade evening honoring the Thunder Moon. Don’t you just love being all privately spiritual and shit right from your home mat — or couch?

P.S. Congrats are in order for our yogi host. Annelise birthed her first child, Khya, at the beginning of the COVID-19 shut downs, at their home in East Atlanta Village! All are well and snuggly looking. I vote to let Khya stay up to honor the moons with us. xxoo. ''Zoom, $30''

__Drink & Doodle, June 10 & June 24__

ABV Gallery is killing it with the 2020 version of their popular Drink and Doodle event series. Typically, the kewl kidz gather monthly at ABV in Studioplex on the Eastside BeltLine to hang out and watch artists doodle. Anyone in the room can bid on the doodles once completed. Naturally, this gathering has moved online.

A perk of the shutdowns? Drink and Doodle is now twice a month with one night being international. The quarantine company I keep likes to throw the show up on a projector. Add speakers, bc music is fresh. Great if you’re over watching old concerts or subpar Netflix stand-ups. The art is typically affordable, so just bid already!

__Grateful Dating — for serious, single Deadheads only!__

Are you into composting, brushing with Tom’s, and dancing in the street? Did your 2020 show dosage include 420 Fest, Jerry Day, Phish at Piedmont Park, and perhaps a little Panic? Are you single and looking for someone to turn on your love light? Facebook recommends Grateful Dating — a group for Deadhead singles to swap feelings, and probs granola recipes. There are two passwords before you can cross the bridge into a chat group full of some og woke white folk, AKA hippies. The first, a lyrical trivia question:

“What color was the sky when the sun was blue?” Seriously, this ''is'' a Deadhead group. This is a must-answer question.

''Hint:'' The answer lives on the 1974 Grateful Dead album ''From the Mars Hotel''.

Now, ''The Move'' isn’t looking for love bc she’s already cookin’ with one sexy noodler, but should you qualify for Grateful Dating, here is what internet hippies will not tolerate: trolling, catfishing, politics, selling, and absolutely zero Jerry vs. Trey, Phish vs. Dead, Jerry vs. John, or cover band baiting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/353011275140619

__Dance Party @ Nonsense, Saturday June 13__

Keep checking Nonsense ATL for Zoom dance parties. Danceable versions of all your pop stars! Like, literally all of them. Seriously, Karen. Other than dancing, DIY lewks are always encouraged.

''“Grab some toilet paper rolls, bath towels, cardboard boxes, macaroni, whatever and show us what you’ve got.”'' — Nonsense ATL

Where else can you carb and cardio at the same time? Macaroni tube top, here she comes! https://www.nonsenseatl.com/

__[https://www.facebook.com/events/2670266476525608/|The Buffy Hour: Once More, With Distancing], Saturday June 6__

''”She irons her jeans. She’s evil.''” — Buffy

How is she hunty?? She’ll be “five by five” once she gets to THE BUFFY HOUR on Wussy Mag’s twitch.tv. Quarantine hasn’t stopped Wussy Mag from giving the queer community stage time. Here’s the tea ... queer comedy, music, drag, and spoken word all about Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

''”We will be dissecting all 7 seasons of this cult favorite, including the highs and lows, heartbreaks and big bads.”'' — Wussy Mag

Hosted by Powell Mansfield and Brigitte Bidet with special guests Tom Lenk and Jack Plotnick from ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer''; Buffering the Vampire Slayer Podcast and Slayerfest 98 Podcast; and the Scooby Gang, including Dax Exclamationpoint, Hayley Ellman, Ian Aber, Joleen Lunzer, Julian Modugno, Kia Comedy, Olive Lynch, Maureen SanDiego, and Stella-Pearl Fontaine. Showtime is 9 p.m. EST at ''twitch.tv/wussymag''

''“Just cause you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can’t turn a lewk. We encourage your best ’90s fashions, pajama vampwear, Willow sweaters, and Magic Box loungewear. Break out the band candy, host a virtual watch party, and tune in!”''

Suggested donation: $10 to PayPal — info@wussymag.com — to be split among performers.

__[http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/upcoming-events|Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 Online Pop-Up Fest, June 26-27]__

The Move is tickled to announce Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 is on(line)! Night one comes spicy with “HAWT SAUCE,” an online dance party. Day 2 will be workshops, an artist market, and a SWEET TEA queer variety show!

Last year, we learned basic cooking skills, DIY pad making, and thrifted our tootsies off. Stay tuned to SFQP’s website for more details on 2020’s virtual offerings.

__[https://www.facebook.com/events/236503054234302/|Loser: Videos from the Alternative Era, Sundays]__

Missing Mary’s music video catalog? Samez. Chill out on Sunday nights with videos from the postmodern era of MTV’s “120 Minutes.” Google it, kids, but erase your history! ''twitch.tv/marysatlanta'' 10 p.m. __—CL—__"
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Didn’t you hear? COVID-19 vanished! Everything is back to normal and Georgia is “open for biz!” Screech. Reality check: COVID-19 didn’t disappear. Below is what’s coming up in the virtual world of disco, art, and underground in ATL.

A pandemic won’t stop national Pride. Atlanta’s most sensational queers prep for festivals, performances, and artist markets on the World Wide Web, mostly social media. Check out Atlanta-based influencer Rigel Gemini’s “Quarantine Playlist” collab with Atlanta Pride on Spotify! No doubt featuring Rigel’s new single “I Can’t.” The vid to go with “I Can’t” is adorbs and stars Ru Paul’s Drag Race legend Alyssa Edwards and Creative Loafing 2020 Lust Lister, Brande Elise!

More on music. The Move is listening to a lot of the Pure Moods ’90s tracks, Atlanta favs Lunar Vacation, Material Girls, Lady and Clementine’s Fantastic Party, and Nikki and the Phantom Callers.

Take a stroll back to the turn of the century and watch the Pure Moods commercial. Millennials will remember like it was yesterday. Prep the pitcher bc it’s still ok to drink alone at home without judgment. Oh, and stay sanitary distant, Bithkitz, bc she’s tired of wasting all the vodka on our hands.

WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS P Groove’s Brock Butler cover sets

Unable to tour, yet thriving at home. Every Wednesday and Sunday, Perpetual Groove’s guitarist and lead vocalist Brock Butler covers his fav songs digitally on Busking Down the House. As of mid-May, Butler was up to 190 songs, with zero repeats.

“While I certainly miss the rock shows proper, there is always opportunity to push and be creative with new mediums. Taking time to learn some new covers I’ve always wanted to play and try my hand at pgroove songs that don’t necessarily scream to exist in the solo acoustic realm.”  — Brock Butler

The Busking Down the House Facebook page was born March 13, 2020, to support the music community with performances and virtual tip jars. A whopping 32K members have joined. ”Our goals are to continue to support our artists and crews while continuing to bring you music.” — Busking Down the House.

Full Moon Yoga with Prince & Sade!

My friend and Sacred Thread Yoga owner, Annelise Leal, brings 90-minute gatherings honoring the moons, right to your living room! In June, Prince is the theme under the Strawberry Moon. In July, y’all!, it’ll be a Sade evening honoring the Thunder Moon. Don’t you just love being all privately spiritual and shit right from your home mat — or couch?

P.S. Congrats are in order for our yogi host. Annelise birthed her first child, Khya, at the beginning of the COVID-19 shut downs, at their home in East Atlanta Village! All are well and snuggly looking. I vote to let Khya stay up to honor the moons with us. xxoo. Zoom, $30

Drink & Doodle, June 10 & June 24

ABV Gallery is killing it with the 2020 version of their popular Drink and Doodle event series. Typically, the kewl kidz gather monthly at ABV in Studioplex on the Eastside BeltLine to hang out and watch artists doodle. Anyone in the room can bid on the doodles once completed. Naturally, this gathering has moved online.

A perk of the shutdowns? Drink and Doodle is now twice a month with one night being international. The quarantine company I keep likes to throw the show up on a projector. Add speakers, bc music is fresh. Great if you’re over watching old concerts or subpar Netflix stand-ups. The art is typically affordable, so just bid already!

Grateful Dating — for serious, single Deadheads only!

Are you into composting, brushing with Tom’s, and dancing in the street? Did your 2020 show dosage include 420 Fest, Jerry Day, Phish at Piedmont Park, and perhaps a little Panic? Are you single and looking for someone to turn on your love light? Facebook recommends Grateful Dating — a group for Deadhead singles to swap feelings, and probs granola recipes. There are two passwords before you can cross the bridge into a chat group full of some og woke white folk, AKA hippies. The first, a lyrical trivia question:

“What color was the sky when the sun was blue?” Seriously, this is a Deadhead group. This is a must-answer question.

Hint: The answer lives on the 1974 Grateful Dead album From the Mars Hotel.

Now, The Move isn’t looking for love bc she’s already cookin’ with one sexy noodler, but should you qualify for Grateful Dating, here is what internet hippies will not tolerate: trolling, catfishing, politics, selling, and absolutely zero Jerry vs. Trey, Phish vs. Dead, Jerry vs. John, or cover band baiting. https://www.facebook.com/groups/353011275140619

Dance Party @ Nonsense, Saturday June 13

Keep checking Nonsense ATL for Zoom dance parties. Danceable versions of all your pop stars! Like, literally all of them. Seriously, Karen. Other than dancing, DIY lewks are always encouraged.

“Grab some toilet paper rolls, bath towels, cardboard boxes, macaroni, whatever and show us what you’ve got.” — Nonsense ATL

Where else can you carb and cardio at the same time? Macaroni tube top, here she comes! https://www.nonsenseatl.com/

The Buffy Hour: Once More, With Distancing, Saturday June 6

”She irons her jeans. She’s evil.” — Buffy

How is she hunty?? She’ll be “five by five” once she gets to THE BUFFY HOUR on Wussy Mag’s twitch.tv. Quarantine hasn’t stopped Wussy Mag from giving the queer community stage time. Here’s the tea ... queer comedy, music, drag, and spoken word all about Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

”We will be dissecting all 7 seasons of this cult favorite, including the highs and lows, heartbreaks and big bads.” — Wussy Mag

Hosted by Powell Mansfield and Brigitte Bidet with special guests Tom Lenk and Jack Plotnick from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Buffering the Vampire Slayer Podcast and Slayerfest 98 Podcast; and the Scooby Gang, including Dax Exclamationpoint, Hayley Ellman, Ian Aber, Joleen Lunzer, Julian Modugno, Kia Comedy, Olive Lynch, Maureen SanDiego, and Stella-Pearl Fontaine. Showtime is 9 p.m. EST at twitch.tv/wussymag

“Just cause you’re at home, doesn’t mean you can’t turn a lewk. We encourage your best ’90s fashions, pajama vampwear, Willow sweaters, and Magic Box loungewear. Break out the band candy, host a virtual watch party, and tune in!”

Suggested donation: $10 to PayPal — info at wussymag.com — to be split among performers.

Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 Online Pop-Up Fest, June 26-27

The Move is tickled to announce Southern Fried Queer Pride 2020 is on(line)! Night one comes spicy with “HAWT SAUCE,” an online dance party. Day 2 will be workshops, an artist market, and a SWEET TEA queer variety show!

Last year, we learned basic cooking skills, DIY pad making, and thrifted our tootsies off. Stay tuned to SFQP’s website for more details on 2020’s virtual offerings.

Loser: Videos from the Alternative Era, Sundays

Missing Mary’s music video catalog? Samez. Chill out on Sunday nights with videos from the postmodern era of MTV’s “120 Minutes.” Google it, kids, but erase your history! twitch.tv/marysatlanta 10 p.m. —CL—    Cameron Lee QUARANTINE PLAYLIST: National Pride gatherings may be so 2019, but Rigel Gemini’s collab with Atlanta Pride will help you pride in place.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - June 2020 "
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  string(9636) "Welcome to The Move, a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, and, in 2020, likely without having to leave your house. Y’all can still have a balanced diet of disco and yoga, it will just be virtual yoga and a password protected Zoom disco. Warning of side effects: Bloated bank account from an entire year of concert cash yet to be burned. Anxiety over slow internet connections. Consume at your own risk.

Other than the obvious issues and catching my dog’s separation anxiety, there are pros to being on international shut-down. The club bathrooms have improved, assuming you cleaned your toilet recently. Brian Kemp memes went viral. No more group birthday dinners!

The underground isn’t always organized. Throw in a pandemic, and we’re talking a pop-up virtual rager that could slide in your feed at any hour. In the good ole days, The Move intended to get your calendars amped for what’s to come. But that was way back in Q1 of this year. Now that most of us would agree our lives can change at the drop of cough droplets, writing a futuristic events column...well maybe not. Instead, like a true cowgirl, she’s doing things in reverse. Here’s what she’s seen, virtually attended, watched, and created during COVID-19. If you read about an event you like, look ‘em up. They will probably have more parties. Plus, ways you can help good ppl doing some good sh*t.

A shoutout to the do-gooders, and how to join them:

The first call I make when I want to know how to be of service in the communities that need it most is to Activist and Community Leader Liliana Bakhtiari. Think your volunteer hours are impressive? Bakhtiari’s life commitment to public service is GOALS.

During the pandemic, Bakhtiari immediately activated help for Atlanta’s senior community asking for donations for Branan Towers, a high-rise for senior citizens in East Atlanta Village. You can drop off Branan Towers donations — food, cleaning supplies, art activities, puzzles, books, used/refurbished electronics, gift cards, and letters —  at the Argosy take-out table, Wednesday through Sunday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Bakhtiari is also working as the Homeless Emergency Response Coordinator at Partners for HOME. Partners for HOME is a compassionate community innovating a robust approach to homelessness in Atlanta. They are currently working with local hotels to house the homeless who are high-risk for COVID-19. www.partnersforhome.org, @lilianaforAtlanta

Meal Bridge is an Atlanta-based mission to feed frontline healthcare workers, while simultaneously generating biz for local restaurants. But local restaurants aren’t hogging all the profits: “For every single meal you order from Osteria, Doc Chey’s, or Dragon Bowl for our brave healthcare professionals via The Meal Bridge, we will donate nine more meals to the Atlanta Community Food Bank that will allow them to feed hungry children, hardworking families, or struggling seniors.” Barely more than a month into the pandemic, 1,084 meals have been delivered to hospitals, thus raising enough to feed 9,756 food-insecure neighbors. www.themealbridge.com

The Atlanta Guys Dinner Group (#AGDG) is a group of guys who get together once a month to break bread, socialize, and give back to the Atlanta community. They created a pantry drive and are putting bags together for restaurant workers and others from the culinary industry who are currently without. They have also raised funds for Atlanta Family Meal and are collecting nonperishable items if you’re able to donate.

Funemployed? Become a Pet Listener:
Have a pet? I recently made an appointment with local animal communicator, Lauren Kinney. Animal communication uses telepathy, something Kinney says all humans are born with but lose once the verbal communication takes over, to chat with your furry roommates.

“I listen and learn about an animal’s joys and fears and get a better understanding of behavioral or medical issues.” — Kinney

Kinney had a convo with Poncey, my seven-year-old bulldog and codependent bestie, via phone. Kinney described Poncey as “The Dude” from one of my favorite Coen brothers’ movies, The Big Lebowski, meaning he’s extremely “chill.” This, along with everything else she noted about my only roommate, was spot on! Even if she just got lucky, the call lifted spirits in our tiny home. Kinney is currently talking to pets for FREE to gain accreditation hours. Yes, that’s a thing, apparently, if you are funemployed! www.petlistener.com

TWITCH.tv:
Are you even twitching yet, Karen? Twitch.tv, a social media platform originally intended for gamers, is now being used to stream events during coronavirus.

We asked Wussy Mag creator Jon Dean, “Why not just stick with Facebook or Zoom?” Dean responded, “It’s just the best quality for mixing live stream in from multiple sources with pre-recorded content.” Wussy Mag, with Southern Fried Queer Pride, streamed their event “Big Ass Telethon to End Metronormativity,” Saturday, April 25 on Twitch.tv. The telethon raised money for rural, queer artists and performers and featured my fav local drag performers Brigitte Bidet and Ella/saurus/REX. Nashville band Thelma & the Sleaze, international pop star Lance Bass, and Netflix comedians Fortune Feimster and Whitney Cummings all made appearances that likely wouldn’t have been possible pre shelter in place.

Look for more Atlanta-based events popping up on Twitch.tv, including regular entertainment from Mammal Gallery and a social distance happy hour hosted by Mary’s every Friday.
twitch.tv/endmetronormativity
twitch.tv/mammalgallery
twitch.tv/MarysAtlanta

You can still shop local:
A cure for the Amazon guilt is as overdue as rent during COVID-19. Of course, I didn’t know how to kick the addiction, so I called upon my favorite local she-can-make-anything engineer, Streetcat.media, for the 411 on how to stop playing with rainbow capitalism and actually buy local.

"Itching for your monthly Atlanta DIY fix?! We sure as heck are! Local internet-based artist + DIY community organizer, Streetcat.media, saves the day with the scoop on all things online in the Atlanta DIY scene in their latest blog, “Pandemania: an Anti-Rainbow Capitalism Manifesto.”

“In this manifesto, you will find lots of reasons and resources on how and why you should be investing in your local creative economy right now, especially in these uncertain national and state-wide economic times. Whether through building your own DIY skill set with video tutorials or buying art from a local artist’s website, now is an extremely rare and fruitful time to participate in and support your local DIY community online.” — Maggie Kane, owner, Streetcat.media. 

Shibori, Shibari — Let’s tie the whole thing off:
Getting crafty on The Move! Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding, tying, then dying fabric to create a tie-dye like pattern. I tried this technique during quarantine, only to learn RIT fabric dye for synthetics doesn’t actually dye polyester as promised. Friends who stuck with more absorbable fabs, like cotton, have dyed beautiful things. Try shibori with you, yourself, and you while staying home.

Shibari is the Japanese form of bondage art, aka kinbaku. So maybe I haven’t actually practiced tying up another human yet, but I am getting pretty stellar at macramé, which is just as knotty. I’ve learned so many twists and ties and have acquired enough rope to make the kink community jelly. Macramé is a solo project. If you have a quarantine partner, try for shibari.

WEED Rx:
I’d like to re-thank Kwanza Hall and all the Atlanta City Council members who unanimously voted to decriminalize under an ounce of grass in 2017. And with cops not having testing kits to analyze the difference between CBD/THC, there’s a good chance you can drop the paranoia in 2020. Lawd knows we need Mary Jane more than ever right now.


*Remember, marijuana containing more than .03 percent of THC is still illegal in Georgia. In the city of Atlanta, however, you will at worst get a $75 ticket for having under an ounce of THC on you. Enjoy confidently and responsibly.

CLUB QUARANTINE and other ways to dance during a pandemic:
The Move is always to dance. I even have a tattoo dedicated to the verb. Perhaps we can’t risk sharing sweat droplets with strangers right now, but social-distance dance parties are popping up everywhere.

It’s taken no time for the dance community to take the raves online during an international crisis. Artists from Toronto take their all-inclusive, queer dance party, Club Quarantine, online for the masses nightly using Zoom codes.

Party in your bathtub. Lose track of time. Don’t be self-conscious, wake your subconscious, without having to leave your house. Go ahead and get all dressed up, honey, bc you’ve got a website to get to!

LOCAL DANCE PARTIES via the internet:
Who misses foam, glitter, and dance raves more than me? Maybe DJ Kimber. Although we can’t share glitter, we can enjoy a full, live set from Kimber weekly! Check out Kimber’s virtual dance parties for Nonsense ATL via Zoom. Her last set was eight hours long! nonsenseatl.com

And before we can all go back to day raves at the Chosewood Ballroom, continue checking Ecstatic Dance Atlanta’s Facebook page as they stream Ecstatic Dance chapters from around the world. Get movin’ — that’s an order. 

P.S. Stop whining about getting your roots done and just shave your head. I did! —CL—"
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During the pandemic, Bakhtiari immediately activated help for Atlanta’s senior community asking for donations for Branan Towers, a high-rise for senior citizens in East Atlanta Village. You can drop off [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Branan Towers/@33.740528,-84.348142,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x201baa92f604f332?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHoJbCh7HpAhVlTd8KHTEgAjEQ_BIwCnoECBMQCA|Branan Towers] donations — food, cleaning supplies, art activities, puzzles, books, used/refurbished electronics, gift cards, and letters —  at the [http://argosy-east.com/|Argosy] take-out table, Wednesday through Sunday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Bakhtiari is also working as the Homeless Emergency Response Coordinator at [http://partnersforhome.org|__Partners for HOME__]. Partners for HOME is a compassionate community innovating a robust approach to homelessness in Atlanta. They are currently working with local hotels to house the homeless who are high-risk for COVID-19. www.partnersforhome.org, @lilianaforAtlanta

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~~#000000:__Funemployed? Become a Pet Listener:__~~
Have a pet? I recently made an appointment with local animal communicator, [https://petlistener.com/|Lauren Kinney]. Animal communication uses telepathy, something Kinney says all humans are born with but lose once the verbal communication takes over, to chat with your furry roommates.

“I listen and learn about an animal’s joys and fears and get a better understanding of behavioral or medical issues.” — Kinney

Kinney had a convo with Poncey, my seven-year-old bulldog and codependent bestie, via phone. Kinney described Poncey as “The Dude” from one of my favorite Coen brothers’ movies, ''The Big Lebowski'', meaning he’s extremely “chill.” This, along with everything else she noted about my only roommate, was spot on! Even if she just got lucky, the call lifted spirits in our tiny home. Kinney is currently talking to pets for FREE to gain accreditation hours. Yes, that’s a thing, apparently, if you are funemployed! www.petlistener.com

~~#000000:__TWITCH.tv:__~~
Are you even twitching yet, ''Karen''? ''Twitch.tv'', a social media platform originally intended for gamers, is now being used to stream events during coronavirus.

We asked [https://www.wussymag.com/|''Wussy'' Mag] creator Jon Dean, “Why not just stick with Facebook or Zoom?” Dean responded, “It’s just the best quality for mixing live stream in from multiple sources with pre-recorded content.” ''Wussy'' Mag, with [http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/|Southern Fried Queer Pride], streamed their event “Big Ass Telethon to End Metronormativity,” Saturday, April 25 on Twitch.tv. The telethon raised money for rural, queer artists and performers and featured my fav local drag performers [https://www.instagram.com/brigittebidet/?hl=en|Brigitte Bidet] and Ella/saurus/REX. Nashville band [http://thelmaandthesleaze.com/|Thelma & the Sleaze], international pop star [https://lancebass.com/|Lance Bass], and Netflix comedians [https://www.fortunefeimster.com/|Fortune Feimster] and [https://www.whitneycummings.com/|Whitney Cummings] all made appearances that likely wouldn’t have been possible pre shelter in place.

Look for more Atlanta-based events popping up on ''Twitch.tv'', including regular entertainment from [http://www.mammalgallery.com/|Mammal Gallery] and a social distance happy hour hosted by [https://www.marysatlanta.com/|Mary’s] every Friday.
twitch.tv/endmetronormativity
twitch.tv/mammalgallery
twitch.tv/MarysAtlanta

~~#000000:__You can still shop local:__~~
A cure for the Amazon guilt is as overdue as rent during COVID-19. Of course, I didn’t know how to kick the addiction, so I called upon my favorite local she-can-make-anything engineer, [https://www.streetcat.media/|Streetcat.media], for the 411 on how to stop playing with rainbow capitalism and actually buy local.

"Itching for your monthly Atlanta DIY fix?! We sure as heck are! Local internet-based artist + DIY community organizer, [https://www.streetcat.media/|Streetcat.media], saves the day with the scoop on all things online in the Atlanta DIY scene in their [https://www.streetcat.media/community-engagement/pandemania-diy-online|latest blog, “Pandemania: an Anti-Rainbow Capitalism Manifesto.”]

“In this manifesto, you will find lots of reasons and resources on how and why you should be investing in your local creative economy right now, especially in these uncertain national and state-wide economic times. Whether through building your own DIY skill set with video tutorials or buying art from a local artist’s website, now is an extremely rare and fruitful time to participate in and support your local DIY community online.” — Maggie Kane, owner, Streetcat.media. 

~~#000000:__Shibori, Shibari — Let’s tie the whole thing off:__~~
Getting crafty on ''The Move''! [http://www.google.com/search?q=shibori&oq=Shibori&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0l7.835j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8|Shibori] is the ancient Japanese art of folding, tying, then dying fabric to create a tie-dye like pattern. I tried this technique during quarantine, only to learn RIT fabric dye for synthetics doesn’t actually dye polyester as promised. Friends who stuck with more absorbable fabs, like cotton, have dyed beautiful things. Try shibori with you, yourself, and you while staying home.

[https://www.google.com/search?q=Shibari&oq=Shibari&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2j69i59j0l4.1324j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8|Shibari] is the Japanese form of bondage art, aka kinbaku. So maybe I haven’t actually practiced tying up another human yet, but I am getting pretty stellar at macramé, which is just as knotty. I’ve learned so many twists and ties and have acquired enough rope to make the kink community jelly. [https://www.google.com/search?q=macrame&oq=macrame&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4j69i61j69i60l2.3817j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8|Macramé] is a solo project. If you have a quarantine partner, try for shibari.

~~#000000:__WEED Rx:__~~
I’d like to re-thank [https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwanzahall/|Kwanza Hall] and all the Atlanta City Council members who unanimously voted to decriminalize under an ounce of grass in 2017. And with cops [https://creativeloafing.com/content-467791-podcast-friends-in-high-places-ep-12-part-2-with-attorney-ashley|not having testing kits to analyze the difference between CBD/THC], there’s a good chance you can drop the paranoia in 2020. Lawd knows we need Mary Jane more than ever right now.

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~~#000000:__[https://www.instagram.com/clubquarantine/?hl=en|CLUB QUARANTINE] and other ways to dance during a pandemic:__~~
The Move is always to dance. I even have a tattoo dedicated to the verb. Perhaps we can’t risk sharing sweat droplets with strangers right now, but social-distance dance parties are popping up everywhere.

It’s taken no time for the dance community to take the raves online during an international crisis. Artists from Toronto take their all-inclusive, queer dance party, Club Quarantine, online for the masses nightly using Zoom codes.

Party in your bathtub. Lose track of time. Don’t be self-conscious, wake your subconscious, without having to leave your house. Go ahead and get all dressed up, honey, bc you’ve got a website to get to!

~~#000000:__LOCAL DANCE PARTIES via the internet:__~~
Who misses foam, glitter, and dance raves more than me? Maybe [https://www.nonsenseatl.com/|DJ Kimber]. Although we can’t share glitter, we can enjoy a full, live set from Kimber weekly! Check out Kimber’s virtual dance parties for Nonsense ATL via Zoom. Her last set was eight hours long! nonsenseatl.com

And before we can all go back to day raves at the Chosewood Ballroom, continue checking [https://www.facebook.com/EcstaticDanceAtlanta|Ecstatic Dance Atlanta]’s Facebook page as they stream Ecstatic Dance chapters from around the world. Get movin’ — that’s an order. 

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Other than the obvious issues and catching my dog’s separation anxiety, there are pros to being on international shut-down. The club bathrooms have improved, assuming you cleaned your toilet recently. Brian Kemp memes went viral. No more group birthday dinners!

The underground isn’t always organized. Throw in a pandemic, and we’re talking a pop-up virtual rager that could slide in your feed at any hour. In the good ole days, The Move intended to get your calendars amped for what’s to come. But that was way back in Q1 of this year. Now that most of us would agree our lives can change at the drop of cough droplets, writing a futuristic events column...well maybe not. Instead, like a true cowgirl, she’s doing things in reverse. Here’s what she’s seen, virtually attended, watched, and created during COVID-19. If you read about an event you like, look ‘em up. They will probably have more parties. Plus, ways you can help good ppl doing some good sh*t.

A shoutout to the do-gooders, and how to join them:

The first call I make when I want to know how to be of service in the communities that need it most is to Activist and Community Leader Liliana Bakhtiari. Think your volunteer hours are impressive? Bakhtiari’s life commitment to public service is GOALS.

During the pandemic, Bakhtiari immediately activated help for Atlanta’s senior community asking for donations for Branan Towers, a high-rise for senior citizens in East Atlanta Village. You can drop off Branan Towers donations — food, cleaning supplies, art activities, puzzles, books, used/refurbished electronics, gift cards, and letters —  at the Argosy take-out table, Wednesday through Sunday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Bakhtiari is also working as the Homeless Emergency Response Coordinator at Partners for HOME. Partners for HOME is a compassionate community innovating a robust approach to homelessness in Atlanta. They are currently working with local hotels to house the homeless who are high-risk for COVID-19. www.partnersforhome.org, @lilianaforAtlanta

Meal Bridge is an Atlanta-based mission to feed frontline healthcare workers, while simultaneously generating biz for local restaurants. But local restaurants aren’t hogging all the profits: “For every single meal you order from Osteria, Doc Chey’s, or Dragon Bowl for our brave healthcare professionals via The Meal Bridge, we will donate nine more meals to the Atlanta Community Food Bank that will allow them to feed hungry children, hardworking families, or struggling seniors.” Barely more than a month into the pandemic, 1,084 meals have been delivered to hospitals, thus raising enough to feed 9,756 food-insecure neighbors. www.themealbridge.com

The Atlanta Guys Dinner Group (#AGDG) is a group of guys who get together once a month to break bread, socialize, and give back to the Atlanta community. They created a pantry drive and are putting bags together for restaurant workers and others from the culinary industry who are currently without. They have also raised funds for Atlanta Family Meal and are collecting nonperishable items if you’re able to donate.

Funemployed? Become a Pet Listener:
Have a pet? I recently made an appointment with local animal communicator, Lauren Kinney. Animal communication uses telepathy, something Kinney says all humans are born with but lose once the verbal communication takes over, to chat with your furry roommates.

“I listen and learn about an animal’s joys and fears and get a better understanding of behavioral or medical issues.” — Kinney

Kinney had a convo with Poncey, my seven-year-old bulldog and codependent bestie, via phone. Kinney described Poncey as “The Dude” from one of my favorite Coen brothers’ movies, The Big Lebowski, meaning he’s extremely “chill.” This, along with everything else she noted about my only roommate, was spot on! Even if she just got lucky, the call lifted spirits in our tiny home. Kinney is currently talking to pets for FREE to gain accreditation hours. Yes, that’s a thing, apparently, if you are funemployed! www.petlistener.com

TWITCH.tv:
Are you even twitching yet, Karen? Twitch.tv, a social media platform originally intended for gamers, is now being used to stream events during coronavirus.

We asked Wussy Mag creator Jon Dean, “Why not just stick with Facebook or Zoom?” Dean responded, “It’s just the best quality for mixing live stream in from multiple sources with pre-recorded content.” Wussy Mag, with Southern Fried Queer Pride, streamed their event “Big Ass Telethon to End Metronormativity,” Saturday, April 25 on Twitch.tv. The telethon raised money for rural, queer artists and performers and featured my fav local drag performers Brigitte Bidet and Ella/saurus/REX. Nashville band Thelma & the Sleaze, international pop star Lance Bass, and Netflix comedians Fortune Feimster and Whitney Cummings all made appearances that likely wouldn’t have been possible pre shelter in place.

Look for more Atlanta-based events popping up on Twitch.tv, including regular entertainment from Mammal Gallery and a social distance happy hour hosted by Mary’s every Friday.
twitch.tv/endmetronormativity
twitch.tv/mammalgallery
twitch.tv/MarysAtlanta

You can still shop local:
A cure for the Amazon guilt is as overdue as rent during COVID-19. Of course, I didn’t know how to kick the addiction, so I called upon my favorite local she-can-make-anything engineer, Streetcat.media, for the 411 on how to stop playing with rainbow capitalism and actually buy local.

"Itching for your monthly Atlanta DIY fix?! We sure as heck are! Local internet-based artist + DIY community organizer, Streetcat.media, saves the day with the scoop on all things online in the Atlanta DIY scene in their latest blog, “Pandemania: an Anti-Rainbow Capitalism Manifesto.”

“In this manifesto, you will find lots of reasons and resources on how and why you should be investing in your local creative economy right now, especially in these uncertain national and state-wide economic times. Whether through building your own DIY skill set with video tutorials or buying art from a local artist’s website, now is an extremely rare and fruitful time to participate in and support your local DIY community online.” — Maggie Kane, owner, Streetcat.media. 

Shibori, Shibari — Let’s tie the whole thing off:
Getting crafty on The Move! Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of folding, tying, then dying fabric to create a tie-dye like pattern. I tried this technique during quarantine, only to learn RIT fabric dye for synthetics doesn’t actually dye polyester as promised. Friends who stuck with more absorbable fabs, like cotton, have dyed beautiful things. Try shibori with you, yourself, and you while staying home.

Shibari is the Japanese form of bondage art, aka kinbaku. So maybe I haven’t actually practiced tying up another human yet, but I am getting pretty stellar at macramé, which is just as knotty. I’ve learned so many twists and ties and have acquired enough rope to make the kink community jelly. Macramé is a solo project. If you have a quarantine partner, try for shibari.

WEED Rx:
I’d like to re-thank Kwanza Hall and all the Atlanta City Council members who unanimously voted to decriminalize under an ounce of grass in 2017. And with cops not having testing kits to analyze the difference between CBD/THC, there’s a good chance you can drop the paranoia in 2020. Lawd knows we need Mary Jane more than ever right now.


*Remember, marijuana containing more than .03 percent of THC is still illegal in Georgia. In the city of Atlanta, however, you will at worst get a $75 ticket for having under an ounce of THC on you. Enjoy confidently and responsibly.

CLUB QUARANTINE and other ways to dance during a pandemic:
The Move is always to dance. I even have a tattoo dedicated to the verb. Perhaps we can’t risk sharing sweat droplets with strangers right now, but social-distance dance parties are popping up everywhere.

It’s taken no time for the dance community to take the raves online during an international crisis. Artists from Toronto take their all-inclusive, queer dance party, Club Quarantine, online for the masses nightly using Zoom codes.

Party in your bathtub. Lose track of time. Don’t be self-conscious, wake your subconscious, without having to leave your house. Go ahead and get all dressed up, honey, bc you’ve got a website to get to!

LOCAL DANCE PARTIES via the internet:
Who misses foam, glitter, and dance raves more than me? Maybe DJ Kimber. Although we can’t share glitter, we can enjoy a full, live set from Kimber weekly! Check out Kimber’s virtual dance parties for Nonsense ATL via Zoom. Her last set was eight hours long! nonsenseatl.com

And before we can all go back to day raves at the Chosewood Ballroom, continue checking Ecstatic Dance Atlanta’s Facebook page as they stream Ecstatic Dance chapters from around the world. Get movin’ — that’s an order. 

P.S. Stop whining about getting your roots done and just shave your head. I did! —CL—    Liliana Bakhtiari NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE: Activist Liliana Bakhtiari and Argosy co-owner and manager Armando Celentano come through for EAV’s Branan Towers senior community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read how you can help.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - May 2020 "
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The internet has never felt more useful than to keep up with a mega-virus, absorb YouTube content, and telecommunicate with those I cannot currently touch. Like any modern millennial, my cures for anxiety include  memes, DIY home- and self-improvement, carbonated water, and marijuana. And although my dream of retiring to open a cuddle camp has been postponed — truthfully she wasn’t even close — we still have Amazon.com to bring activity tools.

Life threw The Move lemons, so we’re going to scour Pinterest for hours looking for the best damn lemonade recipe, and maybe, possibly consider making it, ya know, btw memes. I hope you feel inspired after reading how I spend my personal wi-fi bill. Post COVID-19, it’s quite likely The Move may include an event of interest to the new you! Stay sanitary, neighbors!

DIY: Sex Pots

If you keep up with The Move, you know she is plant-obsessed! Here’s a makeover for those basic planters your last neighbor left behind. Easy, customizable sex pot created by you! Copy and paste are not just keys on your computer. Using Creative Loafing print ads, cut, place, and paste on pottery or furniture of choice, then Modge Podge over them for instant art, aka decoupage. I splattered and sprayed some paint and glitter for accents. To keep with the “sex pot” theme, use the adult ads in the back of this newspaper.** Or try six-time Golden Globe actor Laura Dern’s face for a “Dern fern” piece, pictured.

DIY: Perfect Another Language

Travel plans canceled? Naw. You just got more time to practice your language skills. Personally, I’ll be re-learning Russian to make up for my lack of studying in St. Petersburg many white nights ago.

Between YouTube, smartphone apps, and streaming channels GALORE, you could come out of COVID-19 speaking sign language! My Roku streaming stick, just like your Chrome Fire stick or Apple TV, offers entire channels dedicated to a single language. How about ordering that lengua taco in the bull’s native tongue by the time you scarf down your next Mexican meal in public?

Stay home and Make a Bolo Tie


I made a bolo tie, once I realized a good bolo tie is tough to find outside of the Southwest and can be limited in design. Fun Fact! A bolo tie is the official state neckwear of New Mexico. (My findings for Georgia’s official neckwear, inconclusive.)

A good bolo tie is rugged yet refined, and pretty easy to make. Don’t take my advice, take YouTube’s! Google “How to make a bolo tie” for a swarm of quick and easy ways to create the base of your bolo, but let your designs sprawl outside the box if it feels right. Add a favorite patch or some pom-poms vs a turquoise gem.

Just think, nearly 100 years ago, a Native-American with a silver-clasped bandana gave a cowboy silversmith the idea for adding his leather hat string, then calling it a bolo tie. A practical thought, turned fashion. Your incubation time could hatch great things for the runway, my friends.

How to Keep Music Alive During a Crisis


Keep streaming. Vinyl, CD, and cassette friends, come up to the airwaves and listen local, or subscribe to a music streaming service that pays the artists appropriately. Or buy the music outright. Yes, that’s still a thing! Don’t want to listen to music 24/7? Support your favorite small artists by playing their songs on repeat, even if you mute it. Plays pay bills.

Don’t Wait for a Sign, Make One

Are you a political activist or slacktivist? Take a listen to Hidden Brain wherever you listen to podcasts. Specifically, the episode titled, “Passion Isn’t Enough,” with political scientist Eitan Hersh. Hersh talks about the study of “political hobbyism” and how the US currently treats politics more like sports entertainment.

If you find yourself in the political slacktivist category, like most, it’s a great time to make a sign supporting your candidates for all the upcoming elections. Don’t wait until May or November. Take that sign out to the street, keeping over six feet away from passing humans, and hold it up high for your neighbors and traffic to see. I promise it’s way more invigorating than a one-click Facebook share.

This downtime is a great chance to call your representatives and political candidates vying for their position, even if it’s just to introduce yourself and your priorities. Mark the new Georgia Primary Election voting day for MAY 19, 2020. If you need help getting to the polls in May, try https://carpoolvote.com/.

Friends in High Places

Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it. Or listen wherever you get your podcasts. The latest episode interviews Corey Lowe, a former police officer who left the job to fight for her daughter’s right to medical marijuana in Georgia. Without this medication, her daughter, Victoria, suffers up to 100 seizures a day. With it, only one.

Listen to Lowe’s family story and how she’s played a dominant part in making change for Georgia’s cannabis laws. The fight is far from over. Tune in at CLATL.com/FiHP

Film and Tube Time

Here’s what I’m watching during an international crisis. If I ain’t learning something or solving a murder, I’m likely not streaming it. Naturally, I watch Outbreak the day we hit a pandemic state in the U.S., to learn what not to do. Kevin Spacey gives off a particularly great creep vibe, per usual.

Upbeat and super motivational Hulu original programming “Making It” is just good for the whole fam jam fun. Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, of Parks and Rec, bring notes of the warm and fuzzies as hosts of this craft challenge for the masters. In only a few hours, these makers create a mailbox that shreds bills, a dog house with edible wallpaper, and a photobooth that can fly — all with more puns than my little heart can love.

A&E’s docuseries “The Many Faces of Jane” follows 28-year-old Jane Hart in her daily life as a mother of two young children and to her thrice-weekly intensive therapy sessions for dissociative personality disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder). Hart’s personalities are each derived from a different age in her life when trauma and abuse occurred. I know you have a million questions, and I am not a doctor, yet, so just go watch it. I streamed on Hulu.

Film of 2019 IMO, was GREENER GRASS. Comedy meets horror in timeless suburbia where everyone wears braces on straight teeth, and matching tertiary wardrobes, and golf carts glide nicely along with music from composer Samuel Nobles. Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer star and direct in a story of jealousy and murder in this irrational masterpiece with strong David Lynch vibes. Either you’ll get it, or you won’t. Either way, you’ll feel awkward.

Other TV listings include Kamp Kenan for reptile curiosities; Yarn TV, a crochet channel; and, not a series, but yes a channel dedicated to making your own soap (DIY Soapmaking). All streaming on Roku, and probably elsewhere.

*Totally unqualified advice for those bored in Atlanta during COVID-19.
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__DIY: Sex Pots__

If you keep up with ''The Move'', you know she is plant-obsessed! Here’s a makeover for those basic planters your last neighbor left behind. Easy, customizable sex pot created by you! Copy and paste are not just keys on your computer. Using ''Creative Loafing'' print ads, cut, place, and paste on pottery or furniture of choice, then Modge Podge over them for instant art, aka decoupage. I splattered and sprayed some paint and glitter for accents. To keep with the “sex pot” theme, use the adult ads in the back of this newspaper.** Or try six-time Golden Globe actor Laura Dern’s face for a “Dern fern” piece, pictured.

__DIY: Perfect Another Language__

Travel plans canceled? Naw. You just got more time to practice your language skills. Personally, I’ll be re-learning Russian to make up for my lack of studying in St. Petersburg many white nights ago.

Between YouTube, smartphone apps, and streaming channels GALORE, you could come out of COVID-19 speaking sign language! My Roku streaming stick, just like your Chrome Fire stick or Apple TV, offers entire channels dedicated to a single language. How about ordering that lengua taco in the bull’s native tongue by the time you scarf down your next Mexican meal in public?

__Stay home and Make a Bolo Tie__


I made a bolo tie, once I realized a good bolo tie is tough to find outside of the Southwest and can be limited in design. Fun Fact! A bolo tie is the official state neckwear of New Mexico. (My findings for Georgia’s official neckwear, inconclusive.)

A good bolo tie is rugged yet refined, and pretty easy to make. Don’t take my advice, take YouTube’s! Google “How to make a bolo tie” for a swarm of quick and easy ways to create the base of your bolo, but let your designs sprawl outside the box if it feels right. Add a favorite patch or some pom-poms vs a turquoise gem.

Just think, nearly 100 years ago, a Native-American with a silver-clasped bandana gave a cowboy silversmith the idea for adding his leather hat string, then calling it a bolo tie. A practical thought, turned fashion. Your incubation time could hatch great things for the runway, my friends.

__How to Keep Music Alive During a Crisis__

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__Don’t Wait for a Sign, Make One__

Are you a political activist or slacktivist? Take a listen to ''Hidden Brain'' wherever you listen to podcasts. Specifically, the episode titled, “Passion Isn’t Enough,” with political scientist Eitan Hersh. Hersh talks about the study of “political hobbyism” and how the US currently treats politics more like sports entertainment.

If you find yourself in the political slacktivist category, like most, it’s a great time to make a sign supporting your candidates for all the upcoming elections. Don’t wait until May or November. Take that sign out to the street, keeping over six feet away from passing humans, and hold it up high for your neighbors and traffic to see. I promise it’s way more invigorating than a one-click Facebook share.

This downtime is a great chance to call your representatives and political candidates vying for their position, even if it’s just to introduce yourself and your priorities. Mark the new Georgia Primary Election voting day for MAY 19, 2020. If you need help getting to the polls in May, try https://carpoolvote.com/.

__[https://creativeloafing.com/content-440060-friends-in-high-places|Friends in High Places]__

Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it. Or listen wherever you get your podcasts. [https://creativeloafing.com/content-470344-friends-in-high-places-corey-lowe|The latest episode] interviews Corey Lowe, a former police officer who left the job to fight for her daughter’s right to medical marijuana in Georgia. Without this medication, her daughter, Victoria, suffers up to 100 seizures a day. With it, only one.

Listen to Lowe’s family story and how she’s played a dominant part in making change for Georgia’s cannabis laws. The fight is far from over. Tune in at CLATL.com/FiHP

__Film and Tube Time__

Here’s what I’m watching during an international crisis. If I ain’t learning something or solving a murder, I’m likely not streaming it. Naturally, I watch ''Outbreak'' the day we hit a pandemic state in the U.S., to learn what not to do. Kevin Spacey gives off a particularly great creep vibe, per usual.

Upbeat and super motivational Hulu original programming “Making It” is just good for the whole fam jam fun. Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, of Parks and Rec, bring notes of the warm and fuzzies as hosts of this craft challenge for the masters. In only a few hours, these makers create a mailbox that shreds bills, a dog house with edible wallpaper, and a photobooth that can fly — all with more puns than my little heart can love.

A&E’s docuseries “The Many Faces of Jane” follows 28-year-old Jane Hart in her daily life as a mother of two young children and to her thrice-weekly intensive therapy sessions for dissociative personality disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder). Hart’s personalities are each derived from a different age in her life when trauma and abuse occurred. I know you have a million questions, and I am not a doctor, yet, so just go watch it. I streamed on Hulu.

Film of 2019 IMO, was __GREENER GRASS__. Comedy meets horror in timeless suburbia where everyone wears braces on straight teeth, and matching tertiary wardrobes, and golf carts glide nicely along with music from composer Samuel Nobles. Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer star and direct in a story of jealousy and murder in this irrational masterpiece with strong David Lynch vibes. Either you’ll get it, or you won’t. Either way, you’ll feel awkward.

Other TV listings include ''Kamp Kenan'' for reptile curiosities; ''Yarn TV'', a crochet channel; and, not a series, but yes a channel dedicated to making your own soap (''DIY Soapmaking''). All streaming on Roku, and probably elsewhere.

*Totally unqualified advice for those bored in Atlanta during COVID-19.
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The internet has never felt more useful than to keep up with a mega-virus, absorb YouTube content, and telecommunicate with those I cannot currently touch. Like any modern millennial, my cures for anxiety include  memes, DIY home- and self-improvement, carbonated water, and marijuana. And although my dream of retiring to open a cuddle camp has been postponed — truthfully she wasn’t even close — we still have Amazon.com to bring activity tools.

Life threw The Move lemons, so we’re going to scour Pinterest for hours looking for the best damn lemonade recipe, and maybe, possibly consider making it, ya know, btw memes. I hope you feel inspired after reading how I spend my personal wi-fi bill. Post COVID-19, it’s quite likely The Move may include an event of interest to the new you! Stay sanitary, neighbors!

DIY: Sex Pots

If you keep up with The Move, you know she is plant-obsessed! Here’s a makeover for those basic planters your last neighbor left behind. Easy, customizable sex pot created by you! Copy and paste are not just keys on your computer. Using Creative Loafing print ads, cut, place, and paste on pottery or furniture of choice, then Modge Podge over them for instant art, aka decoupage. I splattered and sprayed some paint and glitter for accents. To keep with the “sex pot” theme, use the adult ads in the back of this newspaper.** Or try six-time Golden Globe actor Laura Dern’s face for a “Dern fern” piece, pictured.

DIY: Perfect Another Language

Travel plans canceled? Naw. You just got more time to practice your language skills. Personally, I’ll be re-learning Russian to make up for my lack of studying in St. Petersburg many white nights ago.

Between YouTube, smartphone apps, and streaming channels GALORE, you could come out of COVID-19 speaking sign language! My Roku streaming stick, just like your Chrome Fire stick or Apple TV, offers entire channels dedicated to a single language. How about ordering that lengua taco in the bull’s native tongue by the time you scarf down your next Mexican meal in public?

Stay home and Make a Bolo Tie


I made a bolo tie, once I realized a good bolo tie is tough to find outside of the Southwest and can be limited in design. Fun Fact! A bolo tie is the official state neckwear of New Mexico. (My findings for Georgia’s official neckwear, inconclusive.)

A good bolo tie is rugged yet refined, and pretty easy to make. Don’t take my advice, take YouTube’s! Google “How to make a bolo tie” for a swarm of quick and easy ways to create the base of your bolo, but let your designs sprawl outside the box if it feels right. Add a favorite patch or some pom-poms vs a turquoise gem.

Just think, nearly 100 years ago, a Native-American with a silver-clasped bandana gave a cowboy silversmith the idea for adding his leather hat string, then calling it a bolo tie. A practical thought, turned fashion. Your incubation time could hatch great things for the runway, my friends.

How to Keep Music Alive During a Crisis


Keep streaming. Vinyl, CD, and cassette friends, come up to the airwaves and listen local, or subscribe to a music streaming service that pays the artists appropriately. Or buy the music outright. Yes, that’s still a thing! Don’t want to listen to music 24/7? Support your favorite small artists by playing their songs on repeat, even if you mute it. Plays pay bills.

Don’t Wait for a Sign, Make One

Are you a political activist or slacktivist? Take a listen to Hidden Brain wherever you listen to podcasts. Specifically, the episode titled, “Passion Isn’t Enough,” with political scientist Eitan Hersh. Hersh talks about the study of “political hobbyism” and how the US currently treats politics more like sports entertainment.

If you find yourself in the political slacktivist category, like most, it’s a great time to make a sign supporting your candidates for all the upcoming elections. Don’t wait until May or November. Take that sign out to the street, keeping over six feet away from passing humans, and hold it up high for your neighbors and traffic to see. I promise it’s way more invigorating than a one-click Facebook share.

This downtime is a great chance to call your representatives and political candidates vying for their position, even if it’s just to introduce yourself and your priorities. Mark the new Georgia Primary Election voting day for MAY 19, 2020. If you need help getting to the polls in May, try https://carpoolvote.com/.

Friends in High Places

Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it. Or listen wherever you get your podcasts. The latest episode interviews Corey Lowe, a former police officer who left the job to fight for her daughter’s right to medical marijuana in Georgia. Without this medication, her daughter, Victoria, suffers up to 100 seizures a day. With it, only one.

Listen to Lowe’s family story and how she’s played a dominant part in making change for Georgia’s cannabis laws. The fight is far from over. Tune in at CLATL.com/FiHP

Film and Tube Time

Here’s what I’m watching during an international crisis. If I ain’t learning something or solving a murder, I’m likely not streaming it. Naturally, I watch Outbreak the day we hit a pandemic state in the U.S., to learn what not to do. Kevin Spacey gives off a particularly great creep vibe, per usual.

Upbeat and super motivational Hulu original programming “Making It” is just good for the whole fam jam fun. Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, of Parks and Rec, bring notes of the warm and fuzzies as hosts of this craft challenge for the masters. In only a few hours, these makers create a mailbox that shreds bills, a dog house with edible wallpaper, and a photobooth that can fly — all with more puns than my little heart can love.

A&E’s docuseries “The Many Faces of Jane” follows 28-year-old Jane Hart in her daily life as a mother of two young children and to her thrice-weekly intensive therapy sessions for dissociative personality disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder). Hart’s personalities are each derived from a different age in her life when trauma and abuse occurred. I know you have a million questions, and I am not a doctor, yet, so just go watch it. I streamed on Hulu.

Film of 2019 IMO, was GREENER GRASS. Comedy meets horror in timeless suburbia where everyone wears braces on straight teeth, and matching tertiary wardrobes, and golf carts glide nicely along with music from composer Samuel Nobles. Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer star and direct in a story of jealousy and murder in this irrational masterpiece with strong David Lynch vibes. Either you’ll get it, or you won’t. Either way, you’ll feel awkward.

Other TV listings include Kamp Kenan for reptile curiosities; Yarn TV, a crochet channel; and, not a series, but yes a channel dedicated to making your own soap (DIY Soapmaking). All streaming on Roku, and probably elsewhere.

*Totally unqualified advice for those bored in Atlanta during COVID-19.
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The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground events in ATL. Bc you CAN have a balanced diet of disco AND yoga. Warning of side effects: Overdose of culture. Exposure to high levels of Queerdom. Bloated bank account from lack of overpriced ticket consumption. Absorb content at your own risk.

Come out and thaw out, my Spring Bithkitz! Hope you’re into nostalgia bc some of The Moves in March are inspired by it, with hints of TMI about my youth and sexuality. Nostalgia is a forever trend that I’m … 1,000 percent on board with! Sounds from my hometown hit the Westside, two nights of Blood Orange and evocative R&B vibes at Variety Playhouse, and the resurgence of a popular TV show has the host on a national comedy tour.

Also, two very real possibilities to get up-close, possibly personal, with Ilana Glazer and audio engineering 101 for less than 20 doll hairs. Buckle up! We’re making moves, y’all. Psst...Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about my podcast, "Friends in High Places"

SATURDAY MARCH 7 & SUNDAY MARCH 8

Genny Social hosted by Ilana Glazer — Ilana Glazer is in Atlanta, not once, but two nights back-to-back to promote voter turnout. First stop, Mammal Gallery for a “Genny Social.” Genny Socials were created by Generator Collective co-founders Ilana Glazer and Glennis Meagher. Basically, they want to throw a dance party at each tour stop to educate and spread the good word about how politics really work.

Y’all might remember Glazer from the hit Comedy Central show, Broad City, where she and co-star Abbi Jacobson took us on adventures through the minds of Millennials, and helped change the global word ‘yes’ to “yaaaassss queen.” Glazer realized her own definition of queer while working on the show, helping her live her true queerself post-Broad City. I’d like to thank Glazer for her service on the show. I related so much to Glazer’s character, I finally came out as a bi-sexual in my late 20s. For me, previous to Broad City, admitting to being bi in the South only attracted toxic, hetero cis males looking for gangbangs.

$18.79. 7 p.m.-midnight. Food Court, Mammal Gallery, 682 Murphy Ave. S.W., #3064. 678-744-7095. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[http://mammalgallery.com|mammalgallery.com

Can’t make the Genny Social? Glazer is also performing her latest stand-up, “Horny 4 Tha Polls,” at the Tabernacle, Sunday, March 8. BE. THERE.

$35-$49+, 7:30 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W. 404-659-9022. www.tabernacleatl.com

MONDAY MARCH 9 & TUESDAY MARCH 10

Blood Orange at Variety Playhouse — Dare I say Blood Orange gives me hints of Prince?! Reminiscent of R&B with experimental twists, is what makes up English singer, songwriter, record producer, and director Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange. The songs are chill, touch on old-school emotions, with graceful videos to go along. Fans of Flying Lotus and Tyler, The Creator need to see Swan House Presents: Blood Orange at Variety Playhouse, including the opener, Columbian-Canadian singer Tei Shi.

Blood Orange comes with talent and street cred from working with artists like Solange Knowles, A$AP Rocky, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, Blondie, and Mariah Carey. Hidden gem alert! Zero Mile Presents is giving away a pair of tickets to Tuesday night’s show. First person to DM Creative Loafing’s Instagram mentioning this giveaway gets the tix! @creativeloafingatlanta

$34.50-$55. All ages. 7 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-524-7354. variety-playhouse.com

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11

Grrrl Justice: A Film Screening & Discussion! — Feed your brain with a movie night at Bakie! Southern Fried Queer Pride brings “Grrrl Justice,” for Cinequeer Movie Night. The experimental narrative short explores the rising rates of girls and queer youth of color in the juvenile justice system, applying the lenses of gender and sexuality.

The film’s creator, Shontina Vernon, will be at the event for a discussion of the film and its themes. Vernon is an accomplished grassroots artist in film, theatre, and music, with a passion for educating.

Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

THURSDAY MARCH 12

Lunch and Learn: Discovering the BeltLine’s Native Plants — Attention, PHYTOMANIANS! Urban Forestry director at Trees Atlanta, Brian Williams, wants to teach us about green leafy thangz. Dive into the BeltLine’s past, and bring to light the importance of planting native for urban wildlife and pollinators. Psst: Every time I hear “pollinators,” my inner, dirty hippie blossoms a bit. Bc snax are important, this is a B-Y-O-lunch sitch.

If you’ve found yourself more into plants these days, or even a full-fledged phytomanian, welcome to the tribe. The sale of houseplants tripled over the last four years. I blame Pinterroist — I mean Pinterest! As a freshly minted plant mother, I’ve involuntarily mxnslaughtered many succulents and learned to enjoy phyllomania (Google it!). My fav is the purple waffle plant, even tho I sent mine to the compost after a week in an ICU sunlamp station. Side note! Did you know there are 15 types of fruit trees currently residing in East Atlanta Village? If that tickles your dandelions, give “Concrete Jungle in Atlanta” a Google. And please consider making a donation to Trees Atlanta.

Free. Noon-1 p.m. Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave. S.E. 404-522-4097. treesatlanta.org

FRIDAY MARCH 13

Videodrome and Plaza Present an Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery — Deadly Prey Gallery is completely devoted to hand-painted posters by Ghanaian artists of popular American movies. Many of the artists had never seen said movies, and worked from just a plot summary or, more rarely, a VHS sleeve. A collaboration between Videodrome Atlanta and Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago brings the show to Plaza Atlanta. Artists will include Heavy J, Salvation, Farkira, Mr. Nana, Stoger, Leonardo, Mr. Brew, Papa Warsti, Classic Arts, Adomako, Wise Arts, and Sly Fox Video Club. Most of the posters at this show will be for sale.

Deadly Prey Gallery founder Brian Chankin will also present one of his favorite films (and the gallery’s namesake), David A. Prior’s 1987 ultra-low budget Rambo knockoff,  Deadly Prey. Chankin will be on hand for a Q&A before the film to discuss the gallery’s background and mission.

Why is this The Move? Before one could drive, she’d get calls from the Blockbuster around the corner letting her know there was a new stash of posters being tossed out to accommodate new releases. With big dreams, nowhere near Hollywood, she would romance these posters into her imagination, as she was destined for the stage. She later developed stage fright, retiring at 16. Buy a piece of film and art for your kid, with a reminder that fear isn’t real.

Free-$15 (for Q&A and film). 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-410-1939. Facebook event page

SATURDAY MARCH 14

Artist Skillshare Series: Live Sound Engineering 101 — Ever wonder what the guys wearing biscuits sitting FOH are doing at shows? They could be audio engineers! What’s an audio engineer?! Oh my! … I have no idea. OK, I have some idea, but not nearly as much as the Bakery’s in-house audio engineer, Daniel DeSimone.

Mix it up with DeSimone’s workshop at The Bakery Atlanta. Listen and learn the basics: names and uses of mics and cabling, types of speakers, anatomy of a PA, and mixing boards. Plus, if you aren’t getting an education at The Bakery, are you even living these days?

Suggested donation $5-20. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

THURSDAY MARCH 19

Am Taylor Release w/ Special Cameo Appearance by Jayne County Am Taylor’s latest project was created during a self-imposed hiatus, but she’s not alone at her next show. “I’ve been reborn many times in my life, and I’ve gone through a lot of really hardcore stuff. I’ve been through tragedies, and I’ve had to fight every day. At one point I almost died, and that’s part of my journey,” says the Atlanta-based singer-guitarist. Rising from the ashes, the transgender guitarist brings talented musicians together to perform, including Georgia’s own punk LGBTQ+ legend, Jayne County!

“I can hum a tune to her, and she can pick it out with a guitar in just seconds, she’s got this incredible knack.” — Jayne County, quoted in Please Kill Me, on working with Am Taylor.

County, 73, who happens to be from Dallas, Georgia, was rock’s first openly transgender singer. In the 1970s, County left Georgia and started Wayne County and The Electric Chairs. Producing controversial, campy hits like “(If You Don’t Wanna Fuck Me, Baby, Then) Fuck Off,” County was an early progenitor of New York’s punk rock scene, influencing the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns, and Lou Reed, and in the early ’70s, signed to MainMan, David Bowie’s management firm. County was a muse to Andy Warhol; a regular at the Stonewall Inn, participating in the 1969 riots; and ever-present at CBGB in its heyday.

$10-12. 8-12 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. badearl.com

SATURDAY MARCH 21

Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey Live In Concert — Want to see what the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Cash Cab”’s Ben Bailey does when he’s not living in a lit taxi stocked with trivia secrets? He’s telling jokes! On a stage! Touring around the U.S., most specifically this month in Atlanta at Center Stage in Midtown.

Test the temp on your comedy radar by streaming Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology on Netflix, Bailey’s most recent comedy special. Earth to you. Yes, you. Are you still reading? Pay attention to Creative Loafing’s socials this month bc word on the street is Bailey might pop up with free tix for readers of The Move (kissy winky emoji).

$25-$40. 7:30 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W. 404-885-1365. centerstage-atlanta.com

SUNDAY MARCH 22

Period Packing Party! — Lend a hand with Dykes on Bikes and Sadie Hawkins at Metropolitan Studios in East Atlanta Village. How? By putting together period packs for those hemorrhaging in need, bc Aunt Flo doesn’t care about socioeconomics. Join the period-pack assembly line to pack tampons, pads, and wipes for shelters, those in need on the streets, and young people in schools. Bonus: It’s a great chance to check out Metropolitan Studios for creative courses. And … hmm, how do I explain Dykes on Bikes ... they are … dykes ... on bikes for a cause! More specifically, dykes on motorcycles … so don’t expect to join with your fixie.

Volunteer. 1-3 p.m. Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003.  Facebook event page

SATURDAY MARCH 28

Susto at Terminal West — “Susto” means “an intense fear understood as a condition of the soul,” a nod to some of the Cuban roots behind this project by Jason Osborne, who comes from near my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Yes, I can hear it in the music.

If we went back to the turn of the millennium, you’d catch friends & co. skipping school at Folly Beach blasting a lot of Fuel, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, with hints of new-traditional country along The Washout, a popular surf spot. At a time when surfers headed to Publix for chewing tobacco and concert tickets, Charleston’s now extinct “96 Wave Fest” would have proudly welcomed Susto, and I would’ve surfed the crowd.

Osborne’s music is reminiscent of, but not trapped in, an alt-pop-country-rock state like much of the greater Charleston-area airwaves still today. It’s almost impossible to genre-fy the flavors. Osborne gives credit all over the map, literally, from time spent in Havana to traveling around the globe. He encourages fans to have mobility: “Don’t settle for where you start.” Having spent part of my youth in Summerville, that line resonates. Look for my interview with Osborne on CL’s Instagram post-show, frans!

$18. 9 p.m. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W. 404-876-5566. terminalwestatl.com

 

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SUNDAY MARCH 29

Queer Artist Market Spring Kickoff Social — Why? Because queer means inclusive, and there’s likely something for everyone at this market affair. Shed that ashy, dry winter coat while browsing in the outdoor lot at the cutely outfitted Georgia Beer Garden.

Do not blink and miss vendors like Streetcat.media who taught me how to build, glue and program an LED cloud!! Hells Belles will bring the vintage, WiredByP offers unique handmade jewelry, Neon Horror’s got the queer pop merch, and Kat Gomez, a recipient of the Barb Seegert Lesbian Art Grant, will sell her amazing krisply burned-wood art.

Free. All ages. Noon-4 p.m. Georgia Beer Garden, 420 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-458-5690. Facebook event page

TUESDAY MARCH 31

Planetary Sound Immersion — A sound immersion that uses comfy recliners instead of the floor? I thought they’d never ask! This bath of sound comes with options to add to the visual journey through space by keeping those lids open, or rest them with a gifted eye mask, while sonic chefs create deliciously calming tones with pretty, decorative bowls and gongs and things you never knew the purpose of in those Lil’ 5 Points shops.

Pro Tips for Noobs:  Don’t be late to sound baths! You’ll kill it for the other ears, and likely catch a lot of side-eye, even if it’s under a mask. Get out and support Fernbank. More science in schools, less algebra. #notsponsored

$45. 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive. 678-874-7102. Click here for ticket information"
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Come out and thaw out, my Spring Bithkitz! Hope you’re into nostalgia bc some of The Moves in March are inspired by it, with hints of TMI about my youth and sexuality. Nostalgia is a forever trend that I’m … 1,000 percent on board with! Sounds from my hometown hit the Westside, two nights of Blood Orange and evocative R&B vibes at Variety Playhouse, and the resurgence of a popular TV show has the host on a national comedy tour.

Also, two very real possibilities to get up-close, possibly personal, with Ilana Glazer and audio engineering 101 for less than 20 doll hairs. Buckle up! We’re making moves, y’all. ''Psst...Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about my podcast, "[https://creativeloafing.com/FiHP|Friends in High Places]"''

__SATURDAY MARCH 7 & SUNDAY MARCH 8__

__Genny Social hosted by Ilana Glazer__ — Ilana Glazer is in Atlanta, not once, but two nights back-to-back to promote voter turnout. First stop, [http://www.mammalgallery.com/|Mammal Gallery] for a “Genny Social.” Genny Socials were created by Generator Collective co-founders [https://www.instagram.com/ilana/|Ilana Glazer] and Glennis Meagher. Basically, they want to throw a dance party at each tour stop to educate and spread the good word about how politics really work.

Y’all might remember Glazer from the hit Comedy Central show, ''Broad City'', where she and co-star Abbi Jacobson took us on adventures through the minds of Millennials, and helped change the global word ‘yes’ to “yaaaassss queen.” Glazer realized her own definition of queer while working on the show, helping her live her true queerself post-''Broad City''. I’d like to thank Glazer for her service on the show. I related so much to Glazer’s character, I finally came out as a bi-sexual in my late 20s. For me, previous to ''Broad City'', admitting to being bi in the South only attracted toxic, hetero cis males looking for gangbangs.

''$18.79. 7 p.m.-midnight. Food Court, Mammal Gallery, 682 Murphy Ave. S.W., #3064. 678-744-7095. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[http://mammalgallery.com|mammalgallery.com''

Can’t make the Genny Social? Glazer is also performing her latest stand-up, “[https://www.tabernacleatl.com/|Horny 4 Tha Polls],” at the Tabernacle, Sunday, March 8. BE. THERE.

''$35-$49+, 7:30 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W. 404-659-9022. [http://www.tabernacleatl.com|www.tabernacleatl.com]''

__MONDAY MARCH 9 & TUESDAY MARCH 10__

__[https://www.instagram.com/devhynes/|Blood Orange] at [http://variety-playhouse.com/|Variety Playhouse]__ — Dare I say Blood Orange gives me hints of Prince?! Reminiscent of R&B with experimental twists, is what makes up English singer, songwriter, record producer, and director Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange. The songs are chill, touch on old-school emotions, with graceful videos to go along. Fans of Flying Lotus and Tyler, The Creator need to see Swan House Presents: Blood Orange at Variety Playhouse, including the opener, Columbian-Canadian singer Tei Shi.

Blood Orange comes with talent and street cred from working with artists like Solange Knowles, A$AP Rocky, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, Blondie, and Mariah Carey. Hidden gem alert! [https://zeromile.com/|Zero Mile] Presents is giving away a pair of tickets to Tuesday night’s show. First person to DM ''Creative Loafing''’s Instagram mentioning this giveaway gets the tix! @creativeloafingatlanta

''$34.50-$55. All ages. 7 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-524-7354. [http://variety-playhouse.com|variety-playhouse.com]''

__WEDNESDAY MARCH 11__

__Grrrl Justice: A Film Screening & Discussion!__ — Feed your brain with a movie night at Bakie! Southern Fried Queer Pride brings “Grrrl Justice,” for Cinequeer Movie Night. The experimental narrative short explores the rising rates of girls and queer youth of color in the juvenile justice system, applying the lenses of gender and sexuality.

The film’s creator, Shontina Vernon, will be at the event for a discussion of the film and its themes. Vernon is an accomplished grassroots artist in film, theatre, and music, with a passion for educating.

''Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. [http://thebakeryatlanta.com|thebakeryatlanta.com]''

__THURSDAY MARCH 12__

__Lunch and Learn: Discovering the BeltLine’s Native Plants__ — Attention, PHYTOMANIANS! Urban Forestry director at Trees Atlanta, Brian Williams, wants to teach us about green leafy thangz. Dive into the BeltLine’s past, and bring to light the importance of planting native for urban wildlife and pollinators. Psst: Every time I hear “pollinators,” my inner, dirty hippie blossoms a bit. Bc snax are important, this is a B-Y-O-lunch sitch.

If you’ve found yourself more into plants these days, or even a full-fledged ''phytomanian'', welcome to the tribe. The sale of houseplants tripled over the last four years. I blame Pinterroist — I mean Pinterest! As a freshly minted plant mother, I’ve involuntarily mxnslaughtered many succulents and learned to enjoy phyllomania ''(Google it!).'' My fav is the purple waffle plant, even tho I sent mine to the compost after a week in an ICU sunlamp station. Side note! Did you know there are 15 types of fruit trees currently residing in East Atlanta Village? If that tickles your dandelions, give “Concrete Jungle in Atlanta” a Google. And please consider making a donation to Trees Atlanta.

''Free. Noon-1 p.m. Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave. S.E. 404-522-4097. [http://treesatlanta.org|treesatlanta.org]''

__FRIDAY MARCH 13__

__Videodrome and Plaza Present an Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery__ — Deadly Prey Gallery is completely devoted to hand-painted posters by Ghanaian artists of popular American movies. Many of the artists had never seen said movies, and worked from just a plot summary or, more rarely, a VHS sleeve. A collaboration between Videodrome Atlanta and Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago brings the show to Plaza Atlanta. Artists will include Heavy J, Salvation, Farkira, Mr. Nana, Stoger, Leonardo, Mr. Brew, Papa Warsti, Classic Arts, Adomako, Wise Arts, and Sly Fox Video Club. Most of the posters at this show will be for sale.

Deadly Prey Gallery founder Brian Chankin will also present one of his favorite films (and the gallery’s namesake), David A. Prior’s 1987 ultra-low budget Rambo knockoff,  ''Deadly Prey''. Chankin will be on hand for a Q&A before the film to discuss the gallery’s background and mission.

Why is this The Move? Before one could drive, she’d get calls from the Blockbuster around the corner letting her know there was a new stash of posters being tossed out to accommodate new releases. With big dreams, nowhere near Hollywood, she would romance these posters into her imagination, as she was destined for the stage. She later developed stage fright, retiring at 16. Buy a piece of film and art for your kid, with a reminder that fear isn’t real.

''Free-$15 (for Q&A and film). 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-410-1939. [https://www.facebook.com/events/plaza-atlanta/videodrome-and-plaza-present-an-evening-with-deadly-prey-gallery/182544189513244/|Facebook event page]''

__SATURDAY MARCH 14__

__Artist Skillshare Series: Live Sound Engineering 101__ — Ever wonder what the guys wearing biscuits sitting FOH are doing at shows? They could be audio engineers! ''What’s an audio engineer?! Oh my!'' … I have no idea. OK, I have some idea, but not nearly as much as the Bakery’s in-house audio engineer, Daniel DeSimone.

Mix it up with DeSimone’s workshop at The Bakery Atlanta. Listen and learn the basics: names and uses of mics and cabling, types of speakers, anatomy of a PA, and mixing boards. Plus, if you aren’t getting an education at The Bakery, are you even living these days?

''Suggested donation $5-20. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. [http://thebakeryatlanta.com|thebakeryatlanta.com]''

__THURSDAY MARCH 19__

__Am Taylor Release w/ Special Cameo Appearance by Jayne County__ Am Taylor’s latest project was created during a self-imposed hiatus, but she’s not alone at her next show. “I’ve been reborn many times in my life, and I’ve gone through a lot of really hardcore stuff. I’ve been through tragedies, and I’ve had to fight every day. At one point I almost died, and that’s part of my journey,” says the Atlanta-based singer-guitarist. Rising from the ashes, the transgender guitarist brings talented musicians together to perform, including Georgia’s own punk LGBTQ+ legend, Jayne County!

“I can hum a tune to her, and she can pick it out with a guitar in just seconds, she’s got this incredible knack.” — Jayne County, quoted in ''Please Kill Me'', on working with Am Taylor.

County, 73, who happens to be from Dallas, Georgia, was rock’s first openly transgender singer. In the 1970s, County left Georgia and started Wayne County and The Electric Chairs. Producing controversial, campy hits like “(If You Don’t Wanna Fuck Me, Baby, Then) Fuck Off,” County was an early progenitor of New York’s punk rock scene, influencing the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns, and Lou Reed, and in the early ’70s, signed to MainMan, David Bowie’s management firm. County was a muse to Andy Warhol; a regular at the Stonewall Inn, participating in the 1969 riots; and ever-present at CBGB in its heyday.

''$10-12. 8-12 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. [http://badearl.com|badearl.com]''

__SATURDAY MARCH 21__

__Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey Live In Concert__ — Want to see what the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Cash Cab”’s Ben Bailey does when he’s not living in a lit taxi stocked with trivia secrets? He’s telling jokes! On a stage! Touring around the U.S., most specifically this month in Atlanta at Center Stage in Midtown.

Test the temp on your comedy radar by streaming ''Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology'' on Netflix, Bailey’s most recent comedy special. Earth to you. Yes, you. Are you still reading? Pay attention to ''Creative Loafing''’s socials this month bc word on the street is Bailey might pop up with free tix for readers of The Move (''kissy winky emoji'').

''$25-$40. 7:30 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W. 404-885-1365. [http://centerstage-atlanta.com/|centerstage-atlanta.com]''

__SUNDAY MARCH 22__

__Period Packing Party!__ — Lend a hand with Dykes on Bikes and Sadie Hawkins at Metropolitan Studios in East Atlanta Village. How? By putting together period packs for those hemorrhaging in need, bc Aunt Flo doesn’t care about socioeconomics. Join the period-pack assembly line to pack tampons, pads, and wipes for shelters, those in need on the streets, and young people in schools. Bonus: It’s a great chance to check out Metropolitan Studios for creative courses. And … hmm, how do I explain Dykes on Bikes ... they are … dykes ... on bikes for a cause! More specifically, dykes on motorcycles … so don’t expect to join with your fixie.

''Volunteer. 1-3 p.m. Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003. [https://www.facebook.com/events/metropolitan-studios/period-packing-party/196926288020522/| Facebook event page]''

__SATURDAY MARCH 28__

__Susto at Terminal West__ — “Susto” means “an intense fear understood as a condition of the soul,” a nod to some of the Cuban roots behind this project by Jason Osborne, who comes from near my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Yes, I can hear it in the music.

If we went back to the turn of the millennium, you’d catch friends & co. skipping school at Folly Beach blasting a lot of Fuel, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, with hints of new-traditional country along The Washout, a popular surf spot. At a time when surfers headed to Publix for chewing tobacco and concert tickets, Charleston’s now extinct “96 Wave Fest” would have proudly welcomed Susto, and I would’ve surfed the crowd.

Osborne’s music is reminiscent of, but not trapped in, an alt-pop-country-rock state like much of the greater Charleston-area airwaves still today. It’s almost impossible to genre-fy the flavors. Osborne gives credit all over the map, literally, from time spent in Havana to traveling around the globe. He encourages fans to have mobility: “Don’t settle for where you start.” Having spent part of my youth in Summerville, that line resonates. Look for my interview with Osborne on ''CL''’s Instagram post-show, frans!

''$18. 9 p.m. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W. 404-876-5566. [http://terminalwestatl.com|terminalwestatl.com]''

 

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__SUNDAY MARCH 29__

__Queer Artist Market Spring Kickoff Social__ — Why? Because queer means inclusive, and there’s likely something for everyone at this market affair. Shed that ashy, dry winter coat while browsing in the outdoor lot at the cutely outfitted Georgia Beer Garden.

Do not blink and miss vendors like Streetcat.media who taught me how to build, glue and program an LED cloud!! Hells Belles will bring the vintage, WiredByP offers unique handmade jewelry, Neon Horror’s got the queer pop merch, and Kat Gomez, a recipient of the Barb Seegert Lesbian Art Grant, will sell her amazing krisply burned-wood art.

''Free. All ages. Noon-4 p.m. Georgia Beer Garden, 420 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-458-5690. [https://z-m-www.facebook.com/events/882022895596268/|Facebook event page]''

__TUESDAY MARCH 31__

__Planetary Sound Immersion__ — A sound immersion that uses comfy recliners instead of the floor? I thought they’d never ask! This bath of sound comes with options to add to the visual journey through space by keeping those lids open, or rest them with a gifted eye mask, while sonic chefs create deliciously calming tones with pretty, decorative bowls and gongs and things you never knew the purpose of in those Lil’ 5 Points shops.

Pro Tips for Noobs:  Don’t be late to sound baths! You’ll kill it for the other ears, and likely catch a lot of side-eye, even if it’s under a mask. Get out and support Fernbank. More science in schools, less algebra. #notsponsored

''$45. 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive. 678-874-7102. [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planetary-sound-immersion-tickets-94066103247|Click here for ticket information]''"
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  string(14677) " Ilana Glazer 8  2020-03-02T17:31:47+00:00 Ilana-Glazer-8.jpg    themove Hey, y’all! What’s the move? 29568  2020-03-02T16:29:56+00:00 THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - March 2020 jim.harris@creativeloafing.com Jim Harris Ema Carr Ema Carr 2020-03-02T16:29:56+00:00  As this was posted prior to concerns regarding the global coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, please check to see if these events are still occurring. Be safe. Be healthy. Wash your hands.

The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground events in ATL. Bc you CAN have a balanced diet of disco AND yoga. Warning of side effects: Overdose of culture. Exposure to high levels of Queerdom. Bloated bank account from lack of overpriced ticket consumption. Absorb content at your own risk.

Come out and thaw out, my Spring Bithkitz! Hope you’re into nostalgia bc some of The Moves in March are inspired by it, with hints of TMI about my youth and sexuality. Nostalgia is a forever trend that I’m … 1,000 percent on board with! Sounds from my hometown hit the Westside, two nights of Blood Orange and evocative R&B vibes at Variety Playhouse, and the resurgence of a popular TV show has the host on a national comedy tour.

Also, two very real possibilities to get up-close, possibly personal, with Ilana Glazer and audio engineering 101 for less than 20 doll hairs. Buckle up! We’re making moves, y’all. Psst...Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about my podcast, "Friends in High Places"

SATURDAY MARCH 7 & SUNDAY MARCH 8

Genny Social hosted by Ilana Glazer — Ilana Glazer is in Atlanta, not once, but two nights back-to-back to promote voter turnout. First stop, Mammal Gallery for a “Genny Social.” Genny Socials were created by Generator Collective co-founders Ilana Glazer and Glennis Meagher. Basically, they want to throw a dance party at each tour stop to educate and spread the good word about how politics really work.

Y’all might remember Glazer from the hit Comedy Central show, Broad City, where she and co-star Abbi Jacobson took us on adventures through the minds of Millennials, and helped change the global word ‘yes’ to “yaaaassss queen.” Glazer realized her own definition of queer while working on the show, helping her live her true queerself post-Broad City. I’d like to thank Glazer for her service on the show. I related so much to Glazer’s character, I finally came out as a bi-sexual in my late 20s. For me, previous to Broad City, admitting to being bi in the South only attracted toxic, hetero cis males looking for gangbangs.

$18.79. 7 p.m.-midnight. Food Court, Mammal Gallery, 682 Murphy Ave. S.W., #3064. 678-744-7095. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[http://mammalgallery.com|mammalgallery.com

Can’t make the Genny Social? Glazer is also performing her latest stand-up, “Horny 4 Tha Polls,” at the Tabernacle, Sunday, March 8. BE. THERE.

$35-$49+, 7:30 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W. 404-659-9022. www.tabernacleatl.com

MONDAY MARCH 9 & TUESDAY MARCH 10

Blood Orange at Variety Playhouse — Dare I say Blood Orange gives me hints of Prince?! Reminiscent of R&B with experimental twists, is what makes up English singer, songwriter, record producer, and director Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange. The songs are chill, touch on old-school emotions, with graceful videos to go along. Fans of Flying Lotus and Tyler, The Creator need to see Swan House Presents: Blood Orange at Variety Playhouse, including the opener, Columbian-Canadian singer Tei Shi.

Blood Orange comes with talent and street cred from working with artists like Solange Knowles, A$AP Rocky, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, Blondie, and Mariah Carey. Hidden gem alert! Zero Mile Presents is giving away a pair of tickets to Tuesday night’s show. First person to DM Creative Loafing’s Instagram mentioning this giveaway gets the tix! @creativeloafingatlanta

$34.50-$55. All ages. 7 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-524-7354. variety-playhouse.com

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11

Grrrl Justice: A Film Screening & Discussion! — Feed your brain with a movie night at Bakie! Southern Fried Queer Pride brings “Grrrl Justice,” for Cinequeer Movie Night. The experimental narrative short explores the rising rates of girls and queer youth of color in the juvenile justice system, applying the lenses of gender and sexuality.

The film’s creator, Shontina Vernon, will be at the event for a discussion of the film and its themes. Vernon is an accomplished grassroots artist in film, theatre, and music, with a passion for educating.

Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

THURSDAY MARCH 12

Lunch and Learn: Discovering the BeltLine’s Native Plants — Attention, PHYTOMANIANS! Urban Forestry director at Trees Atlanta, Brian Williams, wants to teach us about green leafy thangz. Dive into the BeltLine’s past, and bring to light the importance of planting native for urban wildlife and pollinators. Psst: Every time I hear “pollinators,” my inner, dirty hippie blossoms a bit. Bc snax are important, this is a B-Y-O-lunch sitch.

If you’ve found yourself more into plants these days, or even a full-fledged phytomanian, welcome to the tribe. The sale of houseplants tripled over the last four years. I blame Pinterroist — I mean Pinterest! As a freshly minted plant mother, I’ve involuntarily mxnslaughtered many succulents and learned to enjoy phyllomania (Google it!). My fav is the purple waffle plant, even tho I sent mine to the compost after a week in an ICU sunlamp station. Side note! Did you know there are 15 types of fruit trees currently residing in East Atlanta Village? If that tickles your dandelions, give “Concrete Jungle in Atlanta” a Google. And please consider making a donation to Trees Atlanta.

Free. Noon-1 p.m. Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave. S.E. 404-522-4097. treesatlanta.org

FRIDAY MARCH 13

Videodrome and Plaza Present an Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery — Deadly Prey Gallery is completely devoted to hand-painted posters by Ghanaian artists of popular American movies. Many of the artists had never seen said movies, and worked from just a plot summary or, more rarely, a VHS sleeve. A collaboration between Videodrome Atlanta and Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago brings the show to Plaza Atlanta. Artists will include Heavy J, Salvation, Farkira, Mr. Nana, Stoger, Leonardo, Mr. Brew, Papa Warsti, Classic Arts, Adomako, Wise Arts, and Sly Fox Video Club. Most of the posters at this show will be for sale.

Deadly Prey Gallery founder Brian Chankin will also present one of his favorite films (and the gallery’s namesake), David A. Prior’s 1987 ultra-low budget Rambo knockoff,  Deadly Prey. Chankin will be on hand for a Q&A before the film to discuss the gallery’s background and mission.

Why is this The Move? Before one could drive, she’d get calls from the Blockbuster around the corner letting her know there was a new stash of posters being tossed out to accommodate new releases. With big dreams, nowhere near Hollywood, she would romance these posters into her imagination, as she was destined for the stage. She later developed stage fright, retiring at 16. Buy a piece of film and art for your kid, with a reminder that fear isn’t real.

Free-$15 (for Q&A and film). 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-410-1939. Facebook event page

SATURDAY MARCH 14

Artist Skillshare Series: Live Sound Engineering 101 — Ever wonder what the guys wearing biscuits sitting FOH are doing at shows? They could be audio engineers! What’s an audio engineer?! Oh my! … I have no idea. OK, I have some idea, but not nearly as much as the Bakery’s in-house audio engineer, Daniel DeSimone.

Mix it up with DeSimone’s workshop at The Bakery Atlanta. Listen and learn the basics: names and uses of mics and cabling, types of speakers, anatomy of a PA, and mixing boards. Plus, if you aren’t getting an education at The Bakery, are you even living these days?

Suggested donation $5-20. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

THURSDAY MARCH 19

Am Taylor Release w/ Special Cameo Appearance by Jayne County Am Taylor’s latest project was created during a self-imposed hiatus, but she’s not alone at her next show. “I’ve been reborn many times in my life, and I’ve gone through a lot of really hardcore stuff. I’ve been through tragedies, and I’ve had to fight every day. At one point I almost died, and that’s part of my journey,” says the Atlanta-based singer-guitarist. Rising from the ashes, the transgender guitarist brings talented musicians together to perform, including Georgia’s own punk LGBTQ+ legend, Jayne County!

“I can hum a tune to her, and she can pick it out with a guitar in just seconds, she’s got this incredible knack.” — Jayne County, quoted in Please Kill Me, on working with Am Taylor.

County, 73, who happens to be from Dallas, Georgia, was rock’s first openly transgender singer. In the 1970s, County left Georgia and started Wayne County and The Electric Chairs. Producing controversial, campy hits like “(If You Don’t Wanna Fuck Me, Baby, Then) Fuck Off,” County was an early progenitor of New York’s punk rock scene, influencing the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns, and Lou Reed, and in the early ’70s, signed to MainMan, David Bowie’s management firm. County was a muse to Andy Warhol; a regular at the Stonewall Inn, participating in the 1969 riots; and ever-present at CBGB in its heyday.

$10-12. 8-12 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. badearl.com

SATURDAY MARCH 21

Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey Live In Concert — Want to see what the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Cash Cab”’s Ben Bailey does when he’s not living in a lit taxi stocked with trivia secrets? He’s telling jokes! On a stage! Touring around the U.S., most specifically this month in Atlanta at Center Stage in Midtown.

Test the temp on your comedy radar by streaming Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology on Netflix, Bailey’s most recent comedy special. Earth to you. Yes, you. Are you still reading? Pay attention to Creative Loafing’s socials this month bc word on the street is Bailey might pop up with free tix for readers of The Move (kissy winky emoji).

$25-$40. 7:30 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W. 404-885-1365. centerstage-atlanta.com

SUNDAY MARCH 22

Period Packing Party! — Lend a hand with Dykes on Bikes and Sadie Hawkins at Metropolitan Studios in East Atlanta Village. How? By putting together period packs for those hemorrhaging in need, bc Aunt Flo doesn’t care about socioeconomics. Join the period-pack assembly line to pack tampons, pads, and wipes for shelters, those in need on the streets, and young people in schools. Bonus: It’s a great chance to check out Metropolitan Studios for creative courses. And … hmm, how do I explain Dykes on Bikes ... they are … dykes ... on bikes for a cause! More specifically, dykes on motorcycles … so don’t expect to join with your fixie.

Volunteer. 1-3 p.m. Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003.  Facebook event page

SATURDAY MARCH 28

Susto at Terminal West — “Susto” means “an intense fear understood as a condition of the soul,” a nod to some of the Cuban roots behind this project by Jason Osborne, who comes from near my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Yes, I can hear it in the music.

If we went back to the turn of the millennium, you’d catch friends & co. skipping school at Folly Beach blasting a lot of Fuel, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, with hints of new-traditional country along The Washout, a popular surf spot. At a time when surfers headed to Publix for chewing tobacco and concert tickets, Charleston’s now extinct “96 Wave Fest” would have proudly welcomed Susto, and I would’ve surfed the crowd.

Osborne’s music is reminiscent of, but not trapped in, an alt-pop-country-rock state like much of the greater Charleston-area airwaves still today. It’s almost impossible to genre-fy the flavors. Osborne gives credit all over the map, literally, from time spent in Havana to traveling around the globe. He encourages fans to have mobility: “Don’t settle for where you start.” Having spent part of my youth in Summerville, that line resonates. Look for my interview with Osborne on CL’s Instagram post-show, frans!

$18. 9 p.m. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W. 404-876-5566. terminalwestatl.com

 

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SUNDAY MARCH 29

Queer Artist Market Spring Kickoff Social — Why? Because queer means inclusive, and there’s likely something for everyone at this market affair. Shed that ashy, dry winter coat while browsing in the outdoor lot at the cutely outfitted Georgia Beer Garden.

Do not blink and miss vendors like Streetcat.media who taught me how to build, glue and program an LED cloud!! Hells Belles will bring the vintage, WiredByP offers unique handmade jewelry, Neon Horror’s got the queer pop merch, and Kat Gomez, a recipient of the Barb Seegert Lesbian Art Grant, will sell her amazing krisply burned-wood art.

Free. All ages. Noon-4 p.m. Georgia Beer Garden, 420 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-458-5690. Facebook event page

TUESDAY MARCH 31

Planetary Sound Immersion — A sound immersion that uses comfy recliners instead of the floor? I thought they’d never ask! This bath of sound comes with options to add to the visual journey through space by keeping those lids open, or rest them with a gifted eye mask, while sonic chefs create deliciously calming tones with pretty, decorative bowls and gongs and things you never knew the purpose of in those Lil’ 5 Points shops.

Pro Tips for Noobs:  Don’t be late to sound baths! You’ll kill it for the other ears, and likely catch a lot of side-eye, even if it’s under a mask. Get out and support Fernbank. More science in schools, less algebra. #notsponsored

$45. 5:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive. 678-874-7102. Click here for ticket information    COURTESY THE MAMMAL GALLERY YOUR VOTE COUNTS: Comedian Ilana Glazer is in the motherf*cking A this weekend and is  throwing a dance party at The  Mammal Gallery March 7.  0,0,2    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - March 2020 "
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Alright, y’all! If you don’t like Sade, not only is it unlikely we’ll be friends off the internet, but this month’s Moves might be a tough read. I couldn’t make this up if I tried ... Three Sade cover bands in 24 hours! “Is it a crime?” bc it sounds too good to be true. 

Also, on the menu and in season this month, puppets improvising your new favorite dramedy, DIY palm reading, and, of course, WE DANCE! Read on for details, fluffy nuggets. And remember, animals are always naked.

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1

Women Self-Healing through Comedy Workshop — Hey ladies, ever wanted to try stand-up? Nationally touring comedian and Fox network favorite, Lace Larrabee, teaches Atlanta’s only stand-up comedy classes for women. This month, Larrabee takes an unusual approach by teaching stand-up to survivors of domestic violence.

“Comedy is an opportunity to change the power dynamic and lead to healing and contemplation. Harness your voice and own your stories!” the event’s Facebook page exclaims.

The organizers ask, in lieu of paying for tickets, please consider donating to the Women’s Resource Center at www.wrcdv.org or donate via Paypal at paypal.me/wrcdv. This is a four-hour workshop, with only 30 spots available. Tix available here.

Free with registration. 12-4 p.m. The Punchline, 3652 Roswell Road N.E. 404-252-5233. Click here for more information.

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7

Wahine’s Hideaway — Dance is in demand in 2020! The hottest party at SPKEZ, on Edgewood Avenue above The Music Room, will masquerade as a tiki disco paradise during Wahine’s Hideaway, for one night only this month!

Wahine wants everyone to enjoy “tiki cocktails, worship false idols, and dance your cares away to the intoxicating sounds of tropical disco and electrified funk, provided by your DJs: The Silver Rider of Whiskey Disco, Music is 4 Lovers (Austin); Wahine of RESRGNS (Los Angeles/Atlanta); and Brian Rojas of Deep South, La Choloteca (Atlanta).”

Also, a much appreciated note from the organizers:  **BS Tolerance Level: ZERO. If you can’t be COOL AND RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE, then get the f*&% out. There is no room for harassment, abuse or judgment in Paradise.**

21+, $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Edgewood SPKEZ, 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E., 404-343-4404. www.atlmusicroom.com

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14

ATL Collective Relives Sade’s “Love Deluxe” — If you aren’t listening to Sade already, are you even living? Valentine’s Day is a great time to start, or continue. If the words of Sade don’t make you feel sultry, deep, lusty love, see a doctor and get your heart checked for lack of love! Just kidding, kinda.

ATL Collective performs Sade’s Love Deluxe album live from start to finish, twice — once during an early show, then, again for a late show. “Cherish the Day” is my favorite, daily pick-me-up from this album. Full disclosure, my Alexa wakes me up to that song. If you want to cry, “Pearls” is another fav. You’ll want to be quiet and listening when Brenda Nicole Moorer takes the mic to belt Sade’s “Like a Tattoo” and “Kiss of Life.”

 21+. $30-40. Early show 6 p.m.; late show 9:30 p.m. City Wintery, 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market, 404-946-3791. Both shows are sold out; waiting list available. citywinery.com/atlanta

Sade Experience: Valentine’s Special — Band Adu is a Sade cover band formed in May, 2019, that has forever changed my life in Atlanta. They are the only Sade cover band I know of that performs here year round. Why are there not more Sade cover bands, you ask? Because, truthfully, no one can touch Sade’s vocals. Vocalist Jamila Sampson gets pretty close with her seductive tone, a must-hear in person. 

With this set, expect classics like “Is It A Crime,” “Kiss of Life,” and “Sweetest Taboo.” These shows sell out super duper fast, y’all!

21+. $18-$25. 7 p.m. (doors). Show starts at 8:30 p.m. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave., 404-343-0111. Click here for more information.

Bless Yr Heart: A Queer Valentine’s Dance Party at The Bakery — Not into strictly hetero activities on Valentine’s Day? Join The Bakery for an always all-inclusive celebration: “We’re celebrating queer love in all of its forms: relationships, self-love, community love, and more!” 

This year, it’s a dance party by Southern Fried Queer Pride, with DJ sets by chel xi (PRISM) & Jsport (Club Morph), and performances by drag stars Evangeline Laveau, JayBella Banks, La Reina, Paege Turner, and SZN ALXNDR. Also promised: “A super queer, kitsch photobooth!” Soak up your time at The Bakery’s current location, before it transitions completely into its new Downtown spot. 

18+ 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Suggested donation $7-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15

Sade Acoustic Tribute — Joy Warren has performed with Tyrese, Will Reagan & United Pursuit, and Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, as well as at major events including New York Fashion Week, NBA All-Star Weekend, BET Music Matters, and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Now, she’s stepping into Sade’s shoes for an all-live acoustic set at Venkman’s. The show is free, free, FREE, but dinner reservations will fill up fast. Standing room available as well. Dinner reservations can be made at Venkmans.com.

Free. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162, venkmans.com

!!SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16

Palmistry Basics Workshop: Radical Self Love — Confession:  I have always wanted to know what palm readers look for when reading a palm, but have always been too lazy to Google it. I’ve only had mine read professionally once, and nothing went according to my palm wrinkles, but I’m optimistic.

The one and only Modern Mystic Shop, upstairs inside Ponce City Market, is hosting Handful of Stars, who will teach us exactly what is going on in the palm of our hands. Mine run clammy. Wonder what that means. 

About the instructor and hands behind Handful of Stars: “Helene Saucedo is a hand analyst who provides private readings out of her vintage camper and travels the country with her craft, lecturing and reading at shops and at events such as Bonnaroo, Dirty South Yoga Festival, and the Bust Craftacular.”

All ages. $40. 1 p.m-2:30 p.m. Modern Mystic Shop @Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. N212, 404-600-2939. modernmysticshop.com

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21

Black Girl Magic: ATL Edition w/ The Vixen from RPDR — Atlanta has no shortage of A-List Queens, whether local or those making a national tour stop. “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” season 10 contestant, The Vixen, is going to brighten up the dark underground that is the Drunken Unicorn with House of ALXNDR to bring you Black Girl Magic, featuring female rappers. The performance line-up includes The Vixen, Dotte Com, Dynisty St. James, Ella/saurus/ REX, JayBella Banks, SZN ALXNDR

Taejah LaBelle Thomas, TAYLOR ALXNDR, Tyra Rex, and more, with DJ sets by DJ Aasha Adore.

Pay just ten bucks extra and get a pic with The Vixen for the gram. 

21+ $10-$15. 10 p.m. (doors); $25 meet-n-greet with The Vixen, 9 p.m. MJQ (The Drunken Unicorn), 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Click here for tickets.

!!SATURDAYS THROUGH MARCH 21

Scandal: Felt Street — Puppets, Sex, & Scandal! — Get ready to settle in for your new weekly drama series. It’s not on Bravo TV, and you can’t stream it on Netflix. These stories require getting off your screens and LOLing IRL. If you suffer from intensified anxiety disorders due to social media, fresh air and human interaction might be good for you.

To Dad’s Garage we go for Scandal: Felt Street. Puppets and improv go together like peanut butter and Oreos (that’s a good thing in my belly). The storyline continues every Saturday until March 21, with puppet actors making up the details as they go along. All ages welcome; however, this will be heavy on the adult humor. If you’re on the Botox you’ll want to bill your doc for those deep laugh lines.

$16.50-$23.50+. 8 p.m. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St. S.E. 404-523-3141. Click here for more information."
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Alright, y’all! If you don’t like Sade, not only is it unlikely we’ll be friends off the internet, but this month’s Moves might be a tough read. I couldn’t make this up if I tried ... Three Sade cover bands in 24 hours! “Is it a crime?” bc it sounds too good to be true. 

Also, on the menu and in season this month, puppets improvising your new favorite dramedy, DIY palm reading, and, of course, WE DANCE! Read on for details, fluffy nuggets. And remember, animals are always naked.

__Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth:__ Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1

__Women Self-Healing through Comedy Workshop__ — Hey ladies, ever wanted to try stand-up? Nationally touring comedian and Fox network favorite, Lace Larrabee, teaches Atlanta’s only stand-up comedy classes for women. This month, Larrabee takes an unusual approach by teaching stand-up to survivors of domestic violence.

“Comedy is an opportunity to change the power dynamic and lead to healing and contemplation. Harness your voice and own your stories!” the event’s Facebook page exclaims.

The organizers ask, in lieu of paying for tickets, please consider donating to the Women’s Resource Center at www.wrcdv.org or donate via Paypal at paypal.me/wrcdv. This is a four-hour workshop, with only 30 spots available. Tix available [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-self-healing-through-comedy-tickets-87370269829|here].

''Free with registration. 12-4 p.m. The Punchline, 3652 Roswell Road N.E. 404-252-5233. [https://www.facebook.com/events/1089985917838504|Click here for more information.]''

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7

__Wahine’s Hideaway__ — Dance is in demand in 2020! The hottest party at SPKEZ, on Edgewood Avenue above The Music Room, will masquerade as a tiki disco paradise during Wahine’s Hideaway, for one night only this month!

Wahine wants everyone to enjoy “tiki cocktails, worship false idols, and dance your cares away to the intoxicating sounds of tropical disco and electrified funk, provided by your DJs: The Silver Rider of Whiskey Disco, Music is 4 Lovers (Austin); Wahine of RESRGNS (Los Angeles/Atlanta); and Brian Rojas of Deep South, La Choloteca (Atlanta).”

Also, a much appreciated note from the organizers:  **BS Tolerance Level: ZERO. If you can’t be COOL AND RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE, then get the f*&% out. There is no room for harassment, abuse or judgment in Paradise.**

''21+, $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Edgewood SPKEZ, 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E., 404-343-4404. [http://www.atlmusicroom.com|www.atlmusicroom.com]''

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14

__ATL Collective Relives Sade’s “Love Deluxe”__ — If you aren’t listening to Sade already, are you even living? Valentine’s Day is a great time to start, or continue. If the words of Sade don’t make you feel sultry, deep, lusty love, see a doctor and get your heart checked for lack of love! Just kidding, kinda.

ATL Collective performs Sade’s Love Deluxe album live from start to finish, twice — once during an early show, then, again for a late show. “Cherish the Day” is my favorite, daily pick-me-up from this album. Full disclosure, my Alexa wakes me up to that song. If you want to cry, “Pearls” is another fav. You’ll want to be quiet and listening when Brenda Nicole Moorer takes the mic to belt Sade’s “Like a Tattoo” and “Kiss of Life.”

 ''21+. $30-40. Early show 6 p.m.; late show 9:30 p.m. City Wintery, 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market, 404-946-3791. Both shows are sold out; waiting list available. [https://citywinery.com/atlanta/|citywinery.com/atlanta]''

__Sade Experience: Valentine’s Special__ — Band Adu is a Sade cover band formed in May, 2019, that has forever changed my life in Atlanta. They are the only Sade cover band I know of that performs here year round. Why are there not more Sade cover bands, you ask? Because, truthfully, no one can touch Sade’s vocals. Vocalist Jamila Sampson gets pretty close with her seductive tone, a must-hear in person. 

With this set, expect classics like “Is It A Crime,” “Kiss of Life,” and “Sweetest Taboo.” These shows sell out super duper fast, y’all!

''21+. $18-$25. 7 p.m. (doors). Show starts at 8:30 p.m. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave., 404-343-0111. [https://www.facebook.com/events/165975414811491|Click here for more information].''

__Bless Yr Heart: A Queer Valentine’s Dance Party at The Bakery__ — Not into strictly hetero activities on Valentine’s Day? Join The Bakery for an always all-inclusive celebration: “We’re celebrating queer love in all of its forms: relationships, self-love, community love, and more!” 

This year, it’s a dance party by Southern Fried Queer Pride, with DJ sets by chel xi (PRISM) & Jsport (Club Morph), and performances by drag stars Evangeline Laveau, JayBella Banks, La Reina, Paege Turner, and SZN ALXNDR. Also promised: “A super queer, kitsch photobooth!” Soak up your time at The Bakery’s current location, before it transitions completely into its new Downtown spot. 

''18+ 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Suggested donation $7-$20. No ''''one turned away for lack of funds. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. [https://thebakeryatlanta.com|thebakeryatlanta.com]''

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15

__Sade Acoustic Tribute__ — Joy Warren has performed with Tyrese, Will Reagan & United Pursuit, and Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, as well as at major events including New York Fashion Week, NBA All-Star Weekend, BET Music Matters, and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Now, she’s stepping into Sade’s shoes for an all-live acoustic set at Venkman’s. The show is free, free, FREE, but dinner reservations will fill up fast. Standing room available as well. Dinner reservations can be made at Venkmans.com.

''Free. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162, [https://www.venkmans.com|venkmans.com]''

!!SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16

__Palmistry Basics Workshop: Radical Self Love__ — Confession:  I have always wanted to know what palm readers look for when reading a palm, but have always been too lazy to Google it. I’ve only had mine read professionally once, and nothing went according to my palm wrinkles, but I’m optimistic.

The one and only Modern Mystic Shop, upstairs inside Ponce City Market, is hosting Handful of Stars, who will teach us exactly what is going on in the palm of our hands. Mine run clammy. Wonder what that means. 

About the instructor and hands behind Handful of Stars: “Helene Saucedo is a hand analyst who provides private readings out of her vintage camper and travels the country with her craft, lecturing and reading at shops and at events such as Bonnaroo, Dirty South Yoga Festival, and the Bust Craftacular.”

''All ages. $40. 1 p.m-2:30 p.m. Modern Mystic Shop @Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. N212, 404-600-2939. [https://modernmysticshop.com|modernmysticshop.com]''

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21

__Black Girl Magic: ATL Edition w/ The Vixen from RPDR__ — Atlanta has no shortage of A-List Queens, whether local or those making a national tour stop. “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” season 10 contestant, The Vixen, is going to brighten up the dark underground that is the Drunken Unicorn with House of ALXNDR to bring you Black Girl Magic, featuring female rappers. The performance line-up includes The Vixen, Dotte Com, Dynisty St. James, Ella/saurus/ REX, JayBella Banks, SZN ALXNDR

Taejah LaBelle Thomas, TAYLOR ALXNDR, Tyra Rex, and more, with DJ sets by DJ Aasha Adore.

Pay just ten bucks extra and get a pic with The Vixen for the gram. 

''21+ $10-$15. 10 p.m. (doors); $25 meet-n-greet with The Vixen, 9 p.m. MJQ (The Drunken Unicorn), 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-girl-magic-atl-edition-w-the-vixen-tickets-90910282101|Click here for tickets].''

!!SATURDAYS THROUGH MARCH 21

__Scandal: Felt Street — Puppets, Sex, & Scandal!__ — Get ready to settle in for your new weekly drama series. It’s not on Bravo TV, and you can’t stream it on Netflix. These stories require getting off your screens and LOLing IRL. If you suffer from intensified anxiety disorders due to social media, fresh air and human interaction might be good for you.

To Dad’s Garage we go for ''Scandal: Felt Street''. Puppets and improv go together like peanut butter and Oreos (that’s a good thing in my belly). The storyline continues every Saturday until March 21, with puppet actors making up the details as they go along. All ages welcome; however, this will be heavy on the adult humor. If you’re on the Botox you’ll want to bill your doc for those deep laugh lines.

''$16.50-$23.50+. 8 p.m. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St. S.E. 404-523-3141. [https://dadsgarage.com/scandal-felt-street|Click here for more information].''"
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Alright, y’all! If you don’t like Sade, not only is it unlikely we’ll be friends off the internet, but this month’s Moves might be a tough read. I couldn’t make this up if I tried ... Three Sade cover bands in 24 hours! “Is it a crime?” bc it sounds too good to be true. 

Also, on the menu and in season this month, puppets improvising your new favorite dramedy, DIY palm reading, and, of course, WE DANCE! Read on for details, fluffy nuggets. And remember, animals are always naked.

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1

Women Self-Healing through Comedy Workshop — Hey ladies, ever wanted to try stand-up? Nationally touring comedian and Fox network favorite, Lace Larrabee, teaches Atlanta’s only stand-up comedy classes for women. This month, Larrabee takes an unusual approach by teaching stand-up to survivors of domestic violence.

“Comedy is an opportunity to change the power dynamic and lead to healing and contemplation. Harness your voice and own your stories!” the event’s Facebook page exclaims.

The organizers ask, in lieu of paying for tickets, please consider donating to the Women’s Resource Center at www.wrcdv.org or donate via Paypal at paypal.me/wrcdv. This is a four-hour workshop, with only 30 spots available. Tix available here.

Free with registration. 12-4 p.m. The Punchline, 3652 Roswell Road N.E. 404-252-5233. Click here for more information.

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7

Wahine’s Hideaway — Dance is in demand in 2020! The hottest party at SPKEZ, on Edgewood Avenue above The Music Room, will masquerade as a tiki disco paradise during Wahine’s Hideaway, for one night only this month!

Wahine wants everyone to enjoy “tiki cocktails, worship false idols, and dance your cares away to the intoxicating sounds of tropical disco and electrified funk, provided by your DJs: The Silver Rider of Whiskey Disco, Music is 4 Lovers (Austin); Wahine of RESRGNS (Los Angeles/Atlanta); and Brian Rojas of Deep South, La Choloteca (Atlanta).”

Also, a much appreciated note from the organizers:  **BS Tolerance Level: ZERO. If you can’t be COOL AND RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE, then get the f*&% out. There is no room for harassment, abuse or judgment in Paradise.**

21+, $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Edgewood SPKEZ, 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E., 404-343-4404. www.atlmusicroom.com

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14

ATL Collective Relives Sade’s “Love Deluxe” — If you aren’t listening to Sade already, are you even living? Valentine’s Day is a great time to start, or continue. If the words of Sade don’t make you feel sultry, deep, lusty love, see a doctor and get your heart checked for lack of love! Just kidding, kinda.

ATL Collective performs Sade’s Love Deluxe album live from start to finish, twice — once during an early show, then, again for a late show. “Cherish the Day” is my favorite, daily pick-me-up from this album. Full disclosure, my Alexa wakes me up to that song. If you want to cry, “Pearls” is another fav. You’ll want to be quiet and listening when Brenda Nicole Moorer takes the mic to belt Sade’s “Like a Tattoo” and “Kiss of Life.”

 21+. $30-40. Early show 6 p.m.; late show 9:30 p.m. City Wintery, 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market, 404-946-3791. Both shows are sold out; waiting list available. citywinery.com/atlanta

Sade Experience: Valentine’s Special — Band Adu is a Sade cover band formed in May, 2019, that has forever changed my life in Atlanta. They are the only Sade cover band I know of that performs here year round. Why are there not more Sade cover bands, you ask? Because, truthfully, no one can touch Sade’s vocals. Vocalist Jamila Sampson gets pretty close with her seductive tone, a must-hear in person. 

With this set, expect classics like “Is It A Crime,” “Kiss of Life,” and “Sweetest Taboo.” These shows sell out super duper fast, y’all!

21+. $18-$25. 7 p.m. (doors). Show starts at 8:30 p.m. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave., 404-343-0111. Click here for more information.

Bless Yr Heart: A Queer Valentine’s Dance Party at The Bakery — Not into strictly hetero activities on Valentine’s Day? Join The Bakery for an always all-inclusive celebration: “We’re celebrating queer love in all of its forms: relationships, self-love, community love, and more!” 

This year, it’s a dance party by Southern Fried Queer Pride, with DJ sets by chel xi (PRISM) & Jsport (Club Morph), and performances by drag stars Evangeline Laveau, JayBella Banks, La Reina, Paege Turner, and SZN ALXNDR. Also promised: “A super queer, kitsch photobooth!” Soak up your time at The Bakery’s current location, before it transitions completely into its new Downtown spot. 

18+ 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Suggested donation $7-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. thebakeryatlanta.com

!!SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15

Sade Acoustic Tribute — Joy Warren has performed with Tyrese, Will Reagan & United Pursuit, and Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, as well as at major events including New York Fashion Week, NBA All-Star Weekend, BET Music Matters, and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Now, she’s stepping into Sade’s shoes for an all-live acoustic set at Venkman’s. The show is free, free, FREE, but dinner reservations will fill up fast. Standing room available as well. Dinner reservations can be made at Venkmans.com.

Free. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162, venkmans.com

!!SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16

Palmistry Basics Workshop: Radical Self Love — Confession:  I have always wanted to know what palm readers look for when reading a palm, but have always been too lazy to Google it. I’ve only had mine read professionally once, and nothing went according to my palm wrinkles, but I’m optimistic.

The one and only Modern Mystic Shop, upstairs inside Ponce City Market, is hosting Handful of Stars, who will teach us exactly what is going on in the palm of our hands. Mine run clammy. Wonder what that means. 

About the instructor and hands behind Handful of Stars: “Helene Saucedo is a hand analyst who provides private readings out of her vintage camper and travels the country with her craft, lecturing and reading at shops and at events such as Bonnaroo, Dirty South Yoga Festival, and the Bust Craftacular.”

All ages. $40. 1 p.m-2:30 p.m. Modern Mystic Shop @Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. N212, 404-600-2939. modernmysticshop.com

!!FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21

Black Girl Magic: ATL Edition w/ The Vixen from RPDR — Atlanta has no shortage of A-List Queens, whether local or those making a national tour stop. “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” season 10 contestant, The Vixen, is going to brighten up the dark underground that is the Drunken Unicorn with House of ALXNDR to bring you Black Girl Magic, featuring female rappers. The performance line-up includes The Vixen, Dotte Com, Dynisty St. James, Ella/saurus/ REX, JayBella Banks, SZN ALXNDR

Taejah LaBelle Thomas, TAYLOR ALXNDR, Tyra Rex, and more, with DJ sets by DJ Aasha Adore.

Pay just ten bucks extra and get a pic with The Vixen for the gram. 

21+ $10-$15. 10 p.m. (doors); $25 meet-n-greet with The Vixen, 9 p.m. MJQ (The Drunken Unicorn), 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Click here for tickets.

!!SATURDAYS THROUGH MARCH 21

Scandal: Felt Street — Puppets, Sex, & Scandal! — Get ready to settle in for your new weekly drama series. It’s not on Bravo TV, and you can’t stream it on Netflix. These stories require getting off your screens and LOLing IRL. If you suffer from intensified anxiety disorders due to social media, fresh air and human interaction might be good for you.

To Dad’s Garage we go for Scandal: Felt Street. Puppets and improv go together like peanut butter and Oreos (that’s a good thing in my belly). The storyline continues every Saturday until March 21, with puppet actors making up the details as they go along. All ages welcome; however, this will be heavy on the adult humor. If you’re on the Botox you’ll want to bill your doc for those deep laugh lines.

$16.50-$23.50+. 8 p.m. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St. S.E. 404-523-3141. Click here for more information.    Ms. Conception Vocalist Jamila Sampson moonlights as Sade with her band, Band Adu, at The Music Room.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - February 2020 "
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Lawd! I’m as ashy as a biscuit and ready to party. This month, on “The Move,” we do it all, including dancing and carb guzzling. And while I’m waiting for my two, new fake bands to take off, I’d like to start January 2020 by blabbing re some of my regular hot spots. Open calendar commitments, mostly. So saddle up, cowgirls, and cheers to more money and honey in 2020. 

Shameless plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

Any Day but Sunday: Cheat on your diet, and stay warm, at the Cheetah. Did you know the carpet is new? I hear it would match the drapes, if there were any. A $4-MILLION-dollar custom faux cheetah print, that I’m constantly reminded not to roll around on. And with that new smoking ban, it’s going to stay flossy. Oh, you didn’t notice? No more smoking inside starting next year, not even in clubs. 

With the Cheetah long since allowing cigars, you can imagine the 2020 City of Atlanta smoking ban causing some concern. Upon research, the Cheetah discovered smoking is actually a deterrent for customers — for the same reason they don’t allow the dancers to wear glitter. Both leave a trace. Makes sense. Where can anyone smoke anymore?? Now, I’m not saying lie about where you’ve been, but when I go back to the office from a lunch meeting at the Cheetah, I don’t need a lady in the elevator offering me Nicorette. OK, Karen. 

If you keep up with The Move, you’ll know we strongly support freedom for sex workers. It all boils down to the belief in humans having the right to do anything they want with their bodies, from stripping, abortions, and healthcare in general to choosing a date with Dr. Kevorkian. But I digress.

The Cheetah treats its staff with respect and professionalism. There’s a hard no-drug policy. The owners pay for private drug dogs to check the staff lockers to make sure there ain’t no shit goin’ on, hoping to create a safer environment for everyone. How do I know all this? I’ve spent hours with the staff as a photographer. Most of the management and bar staff have worked there for 20+ years, and the dancers talk about this being a dream job. Making more than 70 cents on the dollar, as most women in the U.S. do compared to men, and lifting sexual taboos? Strippers should be seen as role models, IMO. I call them the origianl body artists, so let’s celebrate them the way we do other artists.

Stop by for lunch and sit with Paul at the bar, or ask Sam the manager about her 19 years there. Either way, get the fried chicken. Like Chick-fil-A, The Cheetah is closed on Sundays.  @thecheetahatl

!!SUNDAYS

Ecstatic Dance Atlanta — Ecstatic Dance Atlanta makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, like hot water and lemon juice, or a pharmaceutical commercial. EDA has everything. A roof, a floor, music, artists, a DJ, and my blessing. It’s held in a safe space, the Chosewood Ballroom, not far from Atlanta’s federal pen. Move however you want. No talking. No cell phones. No pagers. Just space, and several Burners.

Or, in the words of Ecstatic Dance Atlanta organizer Kathleen Cooley, “A room full of kind-hearted people, of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds, dancing freely to a large variety of (music) genres woven together by a live DJ on a booming sound system. We are a phone/photo/booze/shoe free gathering, and we dance in an old Baptist church turned ballroom, noon till 2 p.m., every Sunday.”

Cooley is also the host/producer of Monday-night radio show “Museday Mashup Mixer” with Katia Kool on WRFG 89.3 from midnight to 3 a.m. “I play primarily female artists from around the world (and a lot of local artists as well). I do play males … but the ratio is about 90/10. I talk a lot about sex and relationships from an older woman’s vantage point,” says Cooley, who stresses her radio show is not related to Ecstatic Dance, but a fun factoid about Kathleen. Y’all know I luv me some fun factoids in The Move.

Recommended donation $15, noon-2 p.m., Sundays, Chosewood Ballroom, 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E. 404-735-4841. chosewoodarts.com

@ecstaticdanceatlanta

!!WEDNESDAYS

Work That Pussy Wednesdays — Let’s say you’re having a rough week at work. Maybe your juice cleanse ended with you finishing an entire Sara Lee pound cake. You are loved, but maybe you should run, not walk, to MJQ Concourse. Watch those pounds melt off at Work That Pussy Wednesdays. DJ sets by Jash Jay, Ree de la Vega, and others are unveiled each week. Drag Queen Brigitte Bidet also makes appearances. I hear she shares a body with a professional dancer, if you need some new moves. 

WTPWs is another brainchild of ATL’s popular DJ, Ree de la Vega, well-known for her weekly summer banger, Chaka Khan Hacienda, at 8ARM. If you see Ree on the flyer, it’s gonna be colorful. Plus, MJQ misses you, even if you’ve never met. A wonderfully small, dark, underground club with the near sole purpose of dancing. 

Free. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesdays. MJQ Concourse, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-870-0575.

@mjqofficial @reedelavega @theJashJay @brigittebidet

!!FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Manifest: An Art Show at FreeMarket Gallery — In the Freemarket Gallery’s first art show of 2020, check out a personal fav, Hi.Adelaide, whose work is as whimsical and trippy as Adelaide’s music videos. Oh! You didn’t know? She’s also the front human of Lady Clementine’s Fantastic Party, a musical sensation, IMO. Here’s what Adelaide has to say on the newer downtown art space: “As one of the first artists at the 86 Pryor (Street) studios it has been so incredible to watch how FreeMarket Gallery has activated Underground (Atlanta) and connected collectors and artists in the heart of the city. After a stunning first opening in November I cannot wait to see and show in ‘Manifest.’”

So, let’s say a gal isn’t collecting fine art yet, although I have been wearing a lot of turtlenecks. FreeMarket Gallery throws these shows for curious catz and gurus alike, according to their Facebook page. “FreeMarket Gallery creates an environment based on the idea that everyone is a creative, and that even latent art consumers can find an avenue to consume artwork free of the traditional barriers of intimidation and social alliances presented by art galleries.”

Free. Time TBD. FreeMarket Gallery, 86 Pryor St. S.W., www.freemarketart.com

@hi.adelaide @freemarketart

!!SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Somebody Told Me: Indie Dance Party at Venkman’s — Kimber and the Nonsense ATL gang threw such a bitchin’ Halloween party at Venkman’s they’re back for more. Known for infamous glow, foam, and even cereal parties such as Heyday and Atlanta Disco Society at the Basement EAV, they are classing the dance party up at Venkman’s, with a whole new vibe for those who feel too clean for East Atlanta Village. The music is for the acquired taste of the ’90s, ’00s, to today: LCD Soundsystem, Beck, and Oasis, more indie vibes than Spice Girls. Kimber’s right, this could just be our favorite new party we’ve never been to, y’all. Beltline accessible!! Protect your new holiday thread haul in a cereal-free environment. 

10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10, Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162. www.venkmans.com

@NonsenseATL @venkmansatl

!!THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

AMEN: A Drag Show & Competition! — A new decade welcomes a breath of fresh drag! Friends and performers of House of ALXNDR will gather to host Edgewood’s longest running drag show, “Amen!” with a fresh competitive spin. Join Dotte Comm, JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell, and TAYLOR ALXNDR for cheap drinks and ample entertainment at Sister Louisa’s Church of Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium. Better known as just Church. Thank God. 

“Every month, the cast of AMEN and special guests will perform, judge, and host five competitors who will vie to win! Winner is chosen half by crowd votes, and half by the judges. Winner receives a cash prize and a spot to perform at the next month’s show. In November 2020, the winners from each show (Jan.-Oct.) will compete in the AMEN Pageant. The top three will be chosen as the new AMEN cast of 2021, receive monthly bookings, and special prizes. — ALXNDR

Wanna compete? Contact the queen mother herself, TAYLOR ALXNDR (contact@tayloralxndr.com) ASAP. These spots fill fast, y’all. This event space is not ADA accessible.

Free, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404.522-8275. www.sisterlouisaschurch.com 

@TAYLORALXNDR @mollyrimswell @thedottecom @sisterlouisaschurch

!!FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Club Soda — Club Soda returns. A resident funky house party at my favorite place to dance, The Music Room. Why? It’s dark, small, and underground with a lot of house music. 

Extra funk is promised at this Club Soda set with APX, an ATL-based synth funk, Billboard- charting, world-touring duo. A mouthful you’re not expected to repeat, just dance to, and they mean it. “A no-nonsense, for-dancers-only energy of the underground sans pretentiousness.” Host and DJ, Taradactyl, was voted Best DJ in CL’s 2019 Best of Atlanta. 

Pro tip:  Feel awkward and don’t know what to do with your hands when you dance? Take a scarf. Use it as a prop. Let it guide you. Wax on. Wax off. 

11 p.m.-3 a.m. $5. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-0111 boomboxatl.com 

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__Shameless plug OTMonth:__ Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

__Any Day but Sunday: __Cheat on your diet, and stay warm, at the Cheetah. Did you know the carpet is new? I hear it would match the drapes, if there were any. A $4-MILLION-dollar custom faux cheetah print, that I’m constantly reminded not to roll around on. And with that new smoking ban, it’s going to stay flossy. Oh, you didn’t notice? No more smoking inside starting next year, not even in clubs. 

With the Cheetah long since allowing cigars, you can imagine the 2020 City of Atlanta smoking ban causing some concern. Upon research, the Cheetah discovered smoking is actually a deterrent for customers — for the same reason they don’t allow the dancers to wear glitter. Both leave a trace. Makes sense. Where can anyone smoke anymore?? Now, I’m not saying lie about where you’ve been, but when I go back to the office from a lunch meeting at the Cheetah, I don’t need a lady in the elevator offering me Nicorette. OK, Karen. 

If you keep up with The Move, you’ll know we strongly support freedom for sex workers. It all boils down to the belief in humans having the right to do anything they want with their bodies, from stripping, abortions, and healthcare in general to choosing a date with Dr. Kevorkian. But I digress.

The Cheetah treats its staff with respect and professionalism. There’s a hard no-drug policy. The owners pay for private drug dogs to check the staff lockers to make sure there ain’t no shit goin’ on, hoping to create a safer environment for everyone. How do I know all this? I’ve spent hours with the staff as a photographer. Most of the management and bar staff have worked there for 20+ years, and the dancers talk about this being a dream job. Making more than 70 cents on the dollar, as most women in the U.S. do compared to men, and lifting sexual taboos? Strippers should be seen as role models, IMO. I call them the origianl body artists, so let’s celebrate them the way we do other artists.

Stop by for lunch and sit with Paul at the bar, or ask Sam the manager about her 19 years there. Either way, get the fried chicken. Like Chick-fil-A, The Cheetah is closed on Sundays.  @thecheetahatl

!!__SUNDAYS__

__Ecstatic Dance Atlanta__ — Ecstatic Dance Atlanta makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, like hot water and lemon juice, or a pharmaceutical commercial. EDA has everything. A roof, a floor, music, artists, a DJ, and my blessing. It’s held in a safe space, the Chosewood Ballroom, not far from Atlanta’s federal pen. Move however you want. No talking. No cell phones. No pagers. Just space, and several Burners.

Or, in the words of Ecstatic Dance Atlanta organizer Kathleen Cooley, “A room full of kind-hearted people, of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds, dancing freely to a large variety of (music) genres woven together by a live DJ on a booming sound system. We are a phone/photo/booze/shoe free gathering, and we dance in an old Baptist church turned ballroom, noon till 2 p.m., every Sunday.”

Cooley is also the host/producer of Monday-night radio show “Museday Mashup Mixer” with Katia Kool on WRFG 89.3 from midnight to 3 a.m. “I play primarily female artists from around the world (and a lot of local artists as well). I do play males … but the ratio is about 90/10. I talk a lot about sex and relationships from an older woman’s vantage point,” says Cooley, who stresses her radio show is not related to Ecstatic Dance, but a fun factoid about Kathleen. Y’all know I luv me some fun factoids in The Move.

''Recommended donation $15, noon-2 p.m., Sundays, Chosewood Ballroom, 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E. 404-735-4841. [https://chosewoodarts.com/|chosewoodarts.com]''

@ecstaticdanceatlanta

!!__WEDNESDAYS__

__Work That Pussy Wednesdays__ — Let’s say you’re having a rough week at work. Maybe your juice cleanse ended with you finishing an entire Sara Lee pound cake. You are loved, but maybe you should run, not walk, to MJQ Concourse. Watch those pounds melt off at Work That Pussy Wednesdays. DJ sets by Jash Jay, Ree de la Vega, and others are unveiled each week. Drag Queen Brigitte Bidet also makes appearances. I hear she shares a body with a professional dancer, if you need some new moves. 

WTPWs is another brainchild of ATL’s popular DJ, Ree de la Vega, well-known for her weekly summer banger, Chaka Khan Hacienda, at 8ARM. If you see Ree on the flyer, it’s gonna be colorful. Plus, MJQ misses you, even if you’ve never met. A wonderfully small, dark, underground club with the near sole purpose of dancing. 

''Free. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesdays. MJQ Concourse, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-870-0575.''

@mjqofficial @reedelavega @theJashJay @brigittebidet

!!__FRIDAY, JANUARY 10__

__Manifest: An Art Show at FreeMarket Gallery__ — In the Freemarket Gallery’s first art show of 2020, check out a personal fav, Hi.Adelaide, whose work is as whimsical and trippy as Adelaide’s music videos. Oh! You didn’t know? She’s also the front human of Lady Clementine’s Fantastic Party, a musical sensation, IMO. Here’s what Adelaide has to say on the newer downtown art space: “As one of the first artists at the 86 Pryor (Street) studios it has been so incredible to watch how FreeMarket Gallery has activated Underground (Atlanta) and connected collectors and artists in the heart of the city. After a stunning first opening in November I cannot wait to see and show in ‘Manifest.’”

So, let’s say a gal isn’t collecting fine art yet, although I have been wearing a lot of turtlenecks. FreeMarket Gallery throws these shows for curious catz and gurus alike, according to their Facebook page. “FreeMarket Gallery creates an environment based on the idea that everyone is a creative, and that even latent art consumers can find an avenue to consume artwork free of the traditional barriers of intimidation and social alliances presented by art galleries.”

''Free. Time TBD. FreeMarket Gallery, 86 Pryor St. S.W., [https://www.freemarketart.com|www.freemarketart.com]''

@hi.adelaide @freemarketart

!!__SATURDAY, JANUARY 11__

__Somebody Told Me: Indie Dance Party at Venkman’s__ — Kimber and the Nonsense ATL gang threw such a bitchin’ Halloween party at Venkman’s they’re back for more. Known for infamous glow, foam, and even cereal parties such as Heyday and Atlanta Disco Society at the Basement EAV, they are classing the dance party up at Venkman’s, with a whole new vibe for those who feel too clean for East Atlanta Village. The music is for the acquired taste of the ’90s, ’00s, to today: LCD Soundsystem, Beck, and Oasis, more indie vibes than Spice Girls. Kimber’s right, this could just be our favorite new party we’ve never been to, y’all. Beltline accessible!! Protect your new holiday thread haul in a cereal-free environment. 

''10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10, Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162. [https://www.venkmans.com|www.venkmans.com]''

@NonsenseATL @venkmansatl

!!__THURSDAY, JANUARY 16__

__AMEN: A Drag Show & Competition!__ — A new decade welcomes a breath of fresh drag! Friends and performers of House of ALXNDR will gather to host Edgewood’s longest running drag show, “Amen!” with a fresh competitive spin. Join Dotte Comm, JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell, and TAYLOR ALXNDR for cheap drinks and ample entertainment at Sister Louisa’s Church of Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium. Better known as just Church. Thank God. 

“Every month, the cast of AMEN and special guests will perform, judge, and host five competitors who will vie to win! Winner is chosen half by crowd votes, and half by the judges. Winner receives a cash prize and a spot to perform at the next month’s show. In November 2020, the winners from each show (Jan.-Oct.) will compete in the AMEN Pageant. The top three will be chosen as the new AMEN cast of 2021, receive monthly bookings, and special prizes. — ALXNDR

Wanna compete? Contact the queen mother herself, TAYLOR ALXNDR (contact@tayloralxndr.com) ASAP. These spots fill fast, y’all. This event space is not ADA accessible.

''Free, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404.522-8275. [https://www.sisterlouisaschurch.com|www.sisterlouisaschurch.com]'' 

@TAYLORALXNDR @mollyrimswell @thedottecom @sisterlouisaschurch

!!__FRIDAY, JANUARY 17__

__Club Soda__ — Club Soda returns. A resident funky house party at my favorite place to dance, The Music Room. Why? It’s dark, small, and underground with a lot of house music. 

Extra funk is promised at this Club Soda set with APX, an ATL-based synth funk, ''Billboard''- charting, world-touring duo. A mouthful you’re not expected to repeat, just dance to, and they mean it. “A no-nonsense, for-dancers-only energy of the underground sans pretentiousness.” Host and DJ, Taradactyl, was voted Best DJ in ''CL''’s 2019 Best of Atlanta. 

Pro tip:  Feel awkward and don’t know what to do with your hands when you dance? Take a scarf. Use it as a prop. Let it guide you. Wax on. Wax off. 

''11 p.m.-3 a.m. $5. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-0111 [http://boomboxatl.com|boomboxatl.com]'' 

@clubsodaatl  @theapxmusic  @djtaradactyl  @djnolan.one  @TheMusicRoomAtlanta
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Lawd! I’m as ashy as a biscuit and ready to party. This month, on “The Move,” we do it all, including dancing and carb guzzling. And while I’m waiting for my two, new fake bands to take off, I’d like to start January 2020 by blabbing re some of my regular hot spots. Open calendar commitments, mostly. So saddle up, cowgirls, and cheers to more money and honey in 2020. 

Shameless plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMSConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

Any Day but Sunday: Cheat on your diet, and stay warm, at the Cheetah. Did you know the carpet is new? I hear it would match the drapes, if there were any. A $4-MILLION-dollar custom faux cheetah print, that I’m constantly reminded not to roll around on. And with that new smoking ban, it’s going to stay flossy. Oh, you didn’t notice? No more smoking inside starting next year, not even in clubs. 

With the Cheetah long since allowing cigars, you can imagine the 2020 City of Atlanta smoking ban causing some concern. Upon research, the Cheetah discovered smoking is actually a deterrent for customers — for the same reason they don’t allow the dancers to wear glitter. Both leave a trace. Makes sense. Where can anyone smoke anymore?? Now, I’m not saying lie about where you’ve been, but when I go back to the office from a lunch meeting at the Cheetah, I don’t need a lady in the elevator offering me Nicorette. OK, Karen. 

If you keep up with The Move, you’ll know we strongly support freedom for sex workers. It all boils down to the belief in humans having the right to do anything they want with their bodies, from stripping, abortions, and healthcare in general to choosing a date with Dr. Kevorkian. But I digress.

The Cheetah treats its staff with respect and professionalism. There’s a hard no-drug policy. The owners pay for private drug dogs to check the staff lockers to make sure there ain’t no shit goin’ on, hoping to create a safer environment for everyone. How do I know all this? I’ve spent hours with the staff as a photographer. Most of the management and bar staff have worked there for 20+ years, and the dancers talk about this being a dream job. Making more than 70 cents on the dollar, as most women in the U.S. do compared to men, and lifting sexual taboos? Strippers should be seen as role models, IMO. I call them the origianl body artists, so let’s celebrate them the way we do other artists.

Stop by for lunch and sit with Paul at the bar, or ask Sam the manager about her 19 years there. Either way, get the fried chicken. Like Chick-fil-A, The Cheetah is closed on Sundays.  @thecheetahatl

!!SUNDAYS

Ecstatic Dance Atlanta — Ecstatic Dance Atlanta makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, like hot water and lemon juice, or a pharmaceutical commercial. EDA has everything. A roof, a floor, music, artists, a DJ, and my blessing. It’s held in a safe space, the Chosewood Ballroom, not far from Atlanta’s federal pen. Move however you want. No talking. No cell phones. No pagers. Just space, and several Burners.

Or, in the words of Ecstatic Dance Atlanta organizer Kathleen Cooley, “A room full of kind-hearted people, of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds, dancing freely to a large variety of (music) genres woven together by a live DJ on a booming sound system. We are a phone/photo/booze/shoe free gathering, and we dance in an old Baptist church turned ballroom, noon till 2 p.m., every Sunday.”

Cooley is also the host/producer of Monday-night radio show “Museday Mashup Mixer” with Katia Kool on WRFG 89.3 from midnight to 3 a.m. “I play primarily female artists from around the world (and a lot of local artists as well). I do play males … but the ratio is about 90/10. I talk a lot about sex and relationships from an older woman’s vantage point,” says Cooley, who stresses her radio show is not related to Ecstatic Dance, but a fun factoid about Kathleen. Y’all know I luv me some fun factoids in The Move.

Recommended donation $15, noon-2 p.m., Sundays, Chosewood Ballroom, 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E. 404-735-4841. chosewoodarts.com

@ecstaticdanceatlanta

!!WEDNESDAYS

Work That Pussy Wednesdays — Let’s say you’re having a rough week at work. Maybe your juice cleanse ended with you finishing an entire Sara Lee pound cake. You are loved, but maybe you should run, not walk, to MJQ Concourse. Watch those pounds melt off at Work That Pussy Wednesdays. DJ sets by Jash Jay, Ree de la Vega, and others are unveiled each week. Drag Queen Brigitte Bidet also makes appearances. I hear she shares a body with a professional dancer, if you need some new moves. 

WTPWs is another brainchild of ATL’s popular DJ, Ree de la Vega, well-known for her weekly summer banger, Chaka Khan Hacienda, at 8ARM. If you see Ree on the flyer, it’s gonna be colorful. Plus, MJQ misses you, even if you’ve never met. A wonderfully small, dark, underground club with the near sole purpose of dancing. 

Free. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesdays. MJQ Concourse, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-870-0575.

@mjqofficial @reedelavega @theJashJay @brigittebidet

!!FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Manifest: An Art Show at FreeMarket Gallery — In the Freemarket Gallery’s first art show of 2020, check out a personal fav, Hi.Adelaide, whose work is as whimsical and trippy as Adelaide’s music videos. Oh! You didn’t know? She’s also the front human of Lady Clementine’s Fantastic Party, a musical sensation, IMO. Here’s what Adelaide has to say on the newer downtown art space: “As one of the first artists at the 86 Pryor (Street) studios it has been so incredible to watch how FreeMarket Gallery has activated Underground (Atlanta) and connected collectors and artists in the heart of the city. After a stunning first opening in November I cannot wait to see and show in ‘Manifest.’”

So, let’s say a gal isn’t collecting fine art yet, although I have been wearing a lot of turtlenecks. FreeMarket Gallery throws these shows for curious catz and gurus alike, according to their Facebook page. “FreeMarket Gallery creates an environment based on the idea that everyone is a creative, and that even latent art consumers can find an avenue to consume artwork free of the traditional barriers of intimidation and social alliances presented by art galleries.”

Free. Time TBD. FreeMarket Gallery, 86 Pryor St. S.W., www.freemarketart.com

@hi.adelaide @freemarketart

!!SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Somebody Told Me: Indie Dance Party at Venkman’s — Kimber and the Nonsense ATL gang threw such a bitchin’ Halloween party at Venkman’s they’re back for more. Known for infamous glow, foam, and even cereal parties such as Heyday and Atlanta Disco Society at the Basement EAV, they are classing the dance party up at Venkman’s, with a whole new vibe for those who feel too clean for East Atlanta Village. The music is for the acquired taste of the ’90s, ’00s, to today: LCD Soundsystem, Beck, and Oasis, more indie vibes than Spice Girls. Kimber’s right, this could just be our favorite new party we’ve never been to, y’all. Beltline accessible!! Protect your new holiday thread haul in a cereal-free environment. 

10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10, Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. 470-225-6162. www.venkmans.com

@NonsenseATL @venkmansatl

!!THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

AMEN: A Drag Show & Competition! — A new decade welcomes a breath of fresh drag! Friends and performers of House of ALXNDR will gather to host Edgewood’s longest running drag show, “Amen!” with a fresh competitive spin. Join Dotte Comm, JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell, and TAYLOR ALXNDR for cheap drinks and ample entertainment at Sister Louisa’s Church of Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium. Better known as just Church. Thank God. 

“Every month, the cast of AMEN and special guests will perform, judge, and host five competitors who will vie to win! Winner is chosen half by crowd votes, and half by the judges. Winner receives a cash prize and a spot to perform at the next month’s show. In November 2020, the winners from each show (Jan.-Oct.) will compete in the AMEN Pageant. The top three will be chosen as the new AMEN cast of 2021, receive monthly bookings, and special prizes. — ALXNDR

Wanna compete? Contact the queen mother herself, TAYLOR ALXNDR (contact@tayloralxndr.com) ASAP. These spots fill fast, y’all. This event space is not ADA accessible.

Free, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404.522-8275. www.sisterlouisaschurch.com 

@TAYLORALXNDR @mollyrimswell @thedottecom @sisterlouisaschurch

!!FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Club Soda — Club Soda returns. A resident funky house party at my favorite place to dance, The Music Room. Why? It’s dark, small, and underground with a lot of house music. 

Extra funk is promised at this Club Soda set with APX, an ATL-based synth funk, Billboard- charting, world-touring duo. A mouthful you’re not expected to repeat, just dance to, and they mean it. “A no-nonsense, for-dancers-only energy of the underground sans pretentiousness.” Host and DJ, Taradactyl, was voted Best DJ in CL’s 2019 Best of Atlanta. 

Pro tip:  Feel awkward and don’t know what to do with your hands when you dance? Take a scarf. Use it as a prop. Let it guide you. Wax on. Wax off. 

11 p.m.-3 a.m. $5. The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-0111 boomboxatl.com 

@clubsodaatl  @theapxmusic  @djtaradactyl  @djnolan.one  @TheMusicRoomAtlanta
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This month, on The Move … Dear Santa, please legalize marijuana. Until then, let’s jingle-all-the-way into wreath making in Grant Park, mingle with Christmaspolitans, and gift suggestions for my THOTs on The Move - THRIFT. Regifting is recycling, so don’t be afraid to re-share that candle that keeps on giving. As Marie Kondo would say, if that shit don’t bring you joy regift it. Maybe that’s not exactly the sentiment but you get the point. News flash! NYE is canceled!

Good Tidings: Hartsfield offish signed off on having a CBD vending machine in the atrium during the holiday travel season. Customers will input info, such as flight duration, age, and ailments, and the vending machine will suggest the recommended CBD dose. 

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmeMsConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!Throughout December

The Miracle Holiday Themed Pop-Up Bars open early this year, starting with Thanksgiving, and continuing through Christmas. Included are Miracle on Monroe at Tapa Tapa in Midtown Promenade, a tiki-themed Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton on Ponce, and Miracle on Highland taking over Parish.

If you’re looking for a place that looks like Santa vomited holiday cheer, Miracle Pop-Up Bars are wildly popular. No reservations accepted, but worth the wait IMO. Each year Miracle uses 160 pounds of hot cocoa, 200 quarts of heavy cream, 200 pounds of pecans, 800 pounds of sugar, 6,000 eggs, 20 pounds of Chai tea, and 4000 cinnamon sticks.

Miracle on Highland served 18,000 Christmas cocktails last year, or 1,500 Christmapolitans per week. For the final amount of holiday cheese, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays hourly. Praise the Lord. 

!!THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 — SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Curious Holiday Encounters — "A curated, popular festival of interactive/immersive performance; truth from all corners of our vibrant city. Celebrate the holidays through non-traditional art and celebration with seven new works created by some Atlanta artists, including Theatre Du Reve, Full Radius Dance, and Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra."

TBH, I’m a noob to this, but it jumped out, and I’m a big fan of everything I’ve witnessed at 7Stages. 

$15-$25.Thurs., Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-523-7647. 7Stages.org

!!FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show — A Tom Petty cover band going strong since 2011, for those unfamiliar with The Sundogs, they are a collective made up of brothers Will and Lee Harraway, blues guitarist and songwriter Jon Harris, renowned guitar slinger Benji Shanks, drummer Kevin Leahy, and keyboardist Kevin Thomas. For one special night a year, The Sundogs perform a Tom Petty tribute, all night. This year, a special guest is Lilly Winwood, daughter of Steve. Dance, drink, and be merry. RIP, TP. 

$18-$35. 8 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com

!!SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Wreck the Halls: The 2019 L5P Krampus Krawl — Krampus and his black goats take over Little Five Points. "Each year the ominous sound of jingling bells and chains fills the air. Cloven-hoofed, horned creatures of the night descend upon the streets of L5P."

This L5P tradition was inspired by 2015’s Krampus, the campy, devilish holiday film and cult classic based on Austro-Bavarian folklore, chronicling the hunt for the half goat-half demon creature, Krampus, who is out to punish naughty children. In true creative L5P fashion, the Krawl features disturbing images and live animals.

Krampi will gather at the Star Bar at 8 p.m. and roam to The Brewhouse Cafe, Little 5 Points Corner Tavern, ending at Java Lords with a brief swing by El Myr. If you’re not into goats, you might wanna stay out of Little 5 that evening.

Free. 8 p.m. The Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. N.E. 404-500-4942 Wreck The Halls: The Little Five Points Krampus Krawl

Wreath-Making — Don’t forget to balance party hopping with crafts this season. Garden*Hood nursery is making spirits bright with this is drop-in class. Materials will be set up, just pick your size, materials, and deck the halls. I prefer the more-is-more approach when it comes to holiday glitz. *adds xtra mistletoe to everything* 

Pro-tip: I recommend signing up for Homestead Atlanta. They send makers classes all over the city, plus you get a discount on workshops. Y’all. We can learn how to make our own bread and butter. In 2.5 hours. Or get melty in a welding class, hand stitch a leather wallet, and carve our own spoons. A full course load from The Homestead Atl calendar would likely help you survive the apocalypse a wee bit longer. 

$25 (10%) off for Homestead Atlanta Members. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two classes, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14. See the “Explore Workshops” calendar @Thehomesteadatl.com

!!SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Christmas at Dollywood — Unfortunately, the Miss Universe pageant forgot to call me, again, to compete, but that goes down at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Fort McPherson, just south of the city. 

The Move typically encourages readers to get out in the world, but when Dolly Parton has a new Hallmark Channel holiday movie special, cancel all plans or DVR it. I will be snuggled in a onesie with dog and hot toddy, and let Dolly take me to Dollywood.  A classic, cringe-worthy Hallmark plot, set during Christmas at Dollywood, follows Rachel, an event planner and single mom who goes home to her Appalachian hometown tasked with planning the 30th Dollywood annual Smoky Mountain Christmas extravaganza. Of course there’s drama when Rachel and the protagonist don’t have the same vision. This is sure to be an Oscar-worthy film. Dolly Parton plays Dolly Parton.

8 p.m. Hallmark Channel (as in television)

!!SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Hemp Holiday Market Meet and Greet — Aviva, of Aviva and the Flying Penguins, obviously, was kind enough to be a guest on my podcast. She’s a weed activist and a songwriter who does tons of community work to help move us forward into unchartered hemp territory. Aviva educates on cars running on cannabis and building houses out of hemp materials. Nearly every month, you can catch a workshop or meet-up with Aviva. 

Aviva’s throwing a casual meet-and-greet at Golden Drops Cafe in Decatur. “We will be discussing farming hemp in Georgia and legislation advocacy, and group brainstorming on creating an amazing, cohesive, eco-friendly hemp industry in Georgia.” If you have even the slightest curiosity about weed, I recommend going to any of Aviva’s laid-back, inclusive gatherings. 

No charge to attend. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Golden Drops Café, 1788 Clairmont Road. 404-968-9981. www.goldendropscafe.com

The Holiday Puckin’ Fuppet Show — Puppets. Love ’em/hate ’em, these underground puppet shows are getting popular — think puppet shorts for adults, often in a small clubs and art spaces. There’s a union of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art, with some experimentation. This particular group, "The Puckin’ Fuppet Show," presents a late-night puppet slam to DragonCon goers, with record-breaking audience numbers. 

How do you feel about audience participation? At any moment, guests are vulnerable to having candy thrown in their face (wrapped, we hope), being challenged to funnel eggnog, or worse/better, competing in a candy cane deep-throat contest. On the fence about that last one. I supposed if it’s consensual and gender-neutral it could be entertaining. Pretty fresh for $10. 

$10. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. 18+. Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. 404-688-8858. www.villagecomedy.com Tickets

!!SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Queer Yoga, Deep Stretch — In the midst of carb season, it’s important to remember how to move, bend, and stretch, not just for extra rolls, but for our wellness. This all-levels deep stretch is as inclusive as it gets, typically with no Lululemon insight. 

Instructor Patrick Joseph Boston, or “Trish,” weaves gracefully and honestly through a 90-minute class. It is not stressful. It is not strenuous. It’s perfect for a Sunday stretch. Post-class, jingle all the way next door for FREE specialty coffee, provided by Counter Culture Coffee, and conversation. Trish is also a coffee connoisseur. A true Jill of all trades. 

Suggested contribution $15. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta @ King Plow Arts Center, 887 West Marietta St. N.W. J-105. 04-885-9933. www.kingplow.com

!!THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

House of ALXNDR presents The Big Queer Game Show! — Joy to drag! And game shows. Get an extra dose of queer in your diet at The Big Queer Game Show! at the Bakery. Performers and attendees can play Password, the Newlywed Game, and Jeopardy for prizes.

Hosted by + featuring performances from the House of ALXNDR:  Avana ALXNDR, Folly Nation, Molly Rimswell, Rrruby Fiasco, and House Mother TAYLOR ALXNDR. Likely a lot of stellar Instagram footage. Plenty of vehicle parking at the Bakery, preferably no reindeer parking. 

$5-$20 sliding scale + suggested. 10 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. www.thebakeryatlanta.com

!!TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Years Eve 2019 — New Year’s Eve is canceled — for me, at least. I resigned from the well-known amateur night a few years back, and wish I’d made the decision sooner. It is the evening to overpay for hotels, transportation, booze, entertainment, and dignity. With so much going on year-round in ATL (#blessed), I can sit NYE out. I will take my seat on the couch, happily sipping cheap red, blazing with Blitzen since he’s off till next Xmas, and stream Phish live from Madison Square Garden. Adios, 2019! It’s been a great ride."
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This month, on The Move … Dear Santa, please legalize marijuana. Until then, let’s jingle-all-the-way into wreath making in Grant Park, mingle with Christmaspolitans, and gift suggestions for my THOTs on The Move - THRIFT. Regifting is recycling, so don’t be afraid to re-share that candle that keeps on giving. As Marie Kondo would say, if that shit don’t bring you joy regift it. Maybe that’s not exactly the sentiment but you get the point. News flash! NYE is canceled!

__~~#000000:Good Tidings:~~__ Hartsfield offish signed off on having a CBD vending machine in the atrium during the holiday travel season. Customers will input info, such as flight duration, age, and ailments, and the vending machine will suggest the recommended CBD dose. 

__~~#000000:Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth:~~__ Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmeMsConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!__Throughout December__

__~~#000000:The Miracle Holiday Themed Pop-Up Bars~~__ open early this year, starting with Thanksgiving, and continuing through Christmas. Included are Miracle on Monroe at Tapa Tapa in Midtown Promenade, a tiki-themed Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton on Ponce, and Miracle on Highland taking over Parish.

If you’re looking for a place that looks like Santa vomited holiday cheer, Miracle Pop-Up Bars are wildly popular. No reservations accepted, but worth the wait IMO. Each year Miracle uses 160 pounds of hot cocoa, 200 quarts of heavy cream, 200 pounds of pecans, 800 pounds of sugar, 6,000 eggs, 20 pounds of Chai tea, and 4000 cinnamon sticks.

Miracle on Highland served 18,000 Christmas cocktails last year, or 1,500 Christmapolitans per week. For the final amount of holiday cheese, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays hourly. Praise the Lord. 

!!__THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 — SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8__

__~~#000000:Curious Holiday Encounters~~__ — "A curated, popular festival of interactive/immersive performance; truth from all corners of our vibrant city. Celebrate the holidays through non-traditional art and celebration with seven new works created by some Atlanta artists, including Theatre Du Reve, Full Radius Dance, and Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra."

TBH, I’m a noob to this, but it jumped out, and I’m a big fan of everything I’ve witnessed at [https://www.7stages.org/|7Stages]. 

''$15-$25.Thurs., Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-523-7647. 7Stages.org''

!!__FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6__

__~~#000000:[https://sundogs.net/|The Sundogs] Present: The Tom Petty Show~~__ — A Tom Petty cover band going strong since 2011, for those unfamiliar with The Sundogs, they are a collective made up of brothers Will and Lee Harraway, blues guitarist and songwriter Jon Harris, renowned guitar slinger Benji Shanks, drummer Kevin Leahy, and keyboardist Kevin Thomas. For one special night a year, The Sundogs perform a Tom Petty tribute, all night. This year, a special guest is Lilly Winwood, daughter of Steve. Dance, drink, and be merry. RIP, TP. 

''$18-$35. 8 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com''

!!__SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7__

__~~#000000:Wreck the Halls: The 2019 L5P Krampus Krawl~~__ — Krampus and his black goats take over Little Five Points. "Each year the ominous sound of jingling bells and chains fills the air. Cloven-hoofed, horned creatures of the night descend upon the streets of L5P."

This L5P tradition was inspired by 2015’s ''Krampus'', the campy, devilish holiday film and cult classic based on Austro-Bavarian folklore, chronicling the hunt for the half goat-half demon creature, Krampus, who is out to punish naughty children. In true creative L5P fashion, the Krawl features disturbing images and live animals.

Krampi will gather at the Star Bar at 8 p.m. and roam to The Brewhouse Cafe, Little 5 Points Corner Tavern, ending at Java Lords with a brief swing by El Myr. If you’re not into goats, you might wanna stay out of Little 5 that evening.

''Free. 8 p.m. The Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. N.E. 404-500-4942 [https://facebook.com/Wreck-The-Halls-The-Little-5-Points-Krampus-Krawl-628007820571409|Wreck The Halls: The Little Five Points Krampus Krawl]''

__~~#000000:Wreath-Making~~__ — Don’t forget to balance party hopping with crafts this season. Garden*Hood nursery is making spirits bright with this is drop-in class. Materials will be set up, just pick your size, materials, and deck the halls. I prefer the more-is-more approach when it comes to holiday glitz. *adds xtra mistletoe to everything* 

__~~#000000:Pro-tip:~~__ I recommend signing up for Homestead Atlanta. They send makers classes all over the city, plus you get a discount on workshops. Y’all. We can learn how to make our own bread and butter. In 2.5 hours. Or get melty in a welding class, hand stitch a leather wallet, and carve our own spoons. A full course load from The Homestead Atl calendar would likely help you survive the apocalypse a wee bit longer. 

''$25 (10%) off for [https://www.thehomesteadatl.com/|Homestead Atlanta ]Members. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two classes, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14. See the “Explore Workshops” calendar @Thehomesteadatl.com''

!!__SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8__

__''~~#000000:Christmas at Dollywood~~''__ — Unfortunately, the Miss Universe pageant forgot to call me, again, to compete, but that goes down at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Fort McPherson, just south of the city. 

The Move typically encourages readers to get out in the world, but when Dolly Parton has a new Hallmark Channel holiday movie special, cancel all plans or DVR it. I will be snuggled in a onesie with dog and hot toddy, and let Dolly take me to Dollywood.  A classic, cringe-worthy Hallmark plot, set during Christmas at Dollywood, follows Rachel, an event planner and single mom who goes home to her Appalachian hometown tasked with planning the 30th Dollywood annual Smoky Mountain Christmas extravaganza. Of course there’s drama when Rachel and the protagonist don’t have the same vision. This is sure to be an Oscar-worthy film. Dolly Parton plays Dolly Parton.

''8 p.m. Hallmark Channel (as in television)''

!!__SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14__

__~~#000000:Hemp Holiday Market Meet and Greet~~__ — Aviva, of Aviva and the Flying Penguins, obviously, was kind enough to be a guest on my podcast. She’s a weed activist and a songwriter who does tons of community work to help move us forward into unchartered hemp territory. Aviva educates on cars running on cannabis and building houses out of hemp materials. Nearly every month, you can catch a workshop or meet-up with Aviva. 

Aviva’s throwing a casual [https://www.facebook.com/events/2434509700131015/|meet-and-greet] at Golden Drops Cafe in Decatur. “We will be discussing farming hemp in Georgia and legislation advocacy, and group brainstorming on creating an amazing, cohesive, eco-friendly hemp industry in Georgia.” If you have even the slightest curiosity about weed, I recommend going to any of Aviva’s laid-back, inclusive gatherings. 

''No charge to attend. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Golden Drops Café, 1788 Clairmont Road. 404-968-9981. www.goldendropscafe.com''

__~~#000000:The Holiday Puckin’ Fuppet Show~~__ — Puppets. Love ’em/hate ’em, these underground puppet shows are getting popular — think puppet shorts for adults, often in a small clubs and art spaces. There’s a union of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art, with some experimentation. This particular group, "The Puckin’ Fuppet Show," presents a late-night puppet slam to DragonCon goers, with record-breaking audience numbers. 

How do you feel about audience participation? At any moment, guests are vulnerable to having candy thrown in their face (wrapped, we hope), being challenged to funnel eggnog, or worse/better, competing in a candy cane deep-throat contest. On the fence about that last one. I supposed if it’s consensual and gender-neutral it could be entertaining. Pretty fresh for $10. 

''$10. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. 18+. Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. 404-688-8858. www.villagecomedy.com [http://www.villagecomedy.com/showtime/the-holiday-puckin-fuppet-show/|Tickets]''

!!__SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15__

__~~#000000:Queer Yoga, Deep Stretch~~__ — In the midst of carb season, it’s important to remember how to move, bend, and stretch, not just for extra rolls, but for our wellness. This all-levels deep stretch is as inclusive as it gets, typically with no Lululemon insight. 

Instructor Patrick Joseph Boston, or “Trish,” weaves gracefully and honestly through a 90-minute class. It is not stressful. It is not strenuous. It’s perfect for a Sunday stretch. Post-class, jingle all the way next door for FREE specialty coffee, provided by Counter Culture Coffee, and conversation. Trish is also a coffee connoisseur. A true Jill of all trades. 

''[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-yoga-deep-stretch-tickets-78315583017?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR2yuLfDywwF1pbgswXKGoksoIIz4bRG7KrrKMZ-QwFgTx9CkuX_JgHaQIw|Suggested contribution $15]. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta @ King Plow Arts Center, 887 West Marietta St. N.W. J-105. 04-885-9933. www.kingplow.com''

!!__THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19__

__~~#000000:House of ALXNDR presents [https://www.facebook.com/events/2284778261812690/|The Big Queer Game Show!]~~__ — Joy to drag! And game shows. Get an extra dose of queer in your diet at The Big Queer Game Show! at the Bakery. Performers and attendees can play Password, the Newlywed Game, and Jeopardy for prizes.

Hosted by + featuring performances from the [https://www.instagram.com/houseofalxndr/?fbclid=IwAR1wp1_hgsVLIrU2cZwxoF46TsdaqsvzhiAnlzHlFGIJde8H5rIoEKaGBcw|House of ALXNDR:]  Avana ALXNDR, Folly Nation, Molly Rimswell, Rrruby Fiasco, and House Mother TAYLOR ALXNDR. Likely a lot of stellar Instagram footage. Plenty of vehicle parking at the Bakery, preferably no reindeer parking. 

''$5-$20 sliding scale + suggested. 10 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. www.thebakeryatlanta.com''

!!__TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31__

__~~#000000:New Years Eve 2019~~__ — New Year’s Eve is canceled — for me, at least. I resigned from the well-known amateur night a few years back, and wish I’d made the decision sooner. It is the evening to overpay for hotels, transportation, booze, entertainment, and dignity. With so much going on year-round in ATL (#blessed), I can sit NYE out. I will take my seat on the couch, happily sipping cheap red, blazing with Blitzen since he’s off till next Xmas, and stream Phish live from Madison Square Garden. Adios, 2019! It’s been a great ride."
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This month, on The Move … Dear Santa, please legalize marijuana. Until then, let’s jingle-all-the-way into wreath making in Grant Park, mingle with Christmaspolitans, and gift suggestions for my THOTs on The Move - THRIFT. Regifting is recycling, so don’t be afraid to re-share that candle that keeps on giving. As Marie Kondo would say, if that shit don’t bring you joy regift it. Maybe that’s not exactly the sentiment but you get the point. News flash! NYE is canceled!

Good Tidings: Hartsfield offish signed off on having a CBD vending machine in the atrium during the holiday travel season. Customers will input info, such as flight duration, age, and ailments, and the vending machine will suggest the recommended CBD dose. 

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmeMsConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!Throughout December

The Miracle Holiday Themed Pop-Up Bars open early this year, starting with Thanksgiving, and continuing through Christmas. Included are Miracle on Monroe at Tapa Tapa in Midtown Promenade, a tiki-themed Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton on Ponce, and Miracle on Highland taking over Parish.

If you’re looking for a place that looks like Santa vomited holiday cheer, Miracle Pop-Up Bars are wildly popular. No reservations accepted, but worth the wait IMO. Each year Miracle uses 160 pounds of hot cocoa, 200 quarts of heavy cream, 200 pounds of pecans, 800 pounds of sugar, 6,000 eggs, 20 pounds of Chai tea, and 4000 cinnamon sticks.

Miracle on Highland served 18,000 Christmas cocktails last year, or 1,500 Christmapolitans per week. For the final amount of holiday cheese, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” plays hourly. Praise the Lord. 

!!THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 — SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Curious Holiday Encounters — "A curated, popular festival of interactive/immersive performance; truth from all corners of our vibrant city. Celebrate the holidays through non-traditional art and celebration with seven new works created by some Atlanta artists, including Theatre Du Reve, Full Radius Dance, and Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra."

TBH, I’m a noob to this, but it jumped out, and I’m a big fan of everything I’ve witnessed at 7Stages. 

$15-$25.Thurs., Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-523-7647. 7Stages.org

!!FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show — A Tom Petty cover band going strong since 2011, for those unfamiliar with The Sundogs, they are a collective made up of brothers Will and Lee Harraway, blues guitarist and songwriter Jon Harris, renowned guitar slinger Benji Shanks, drummer Kevin Leahy, and keyboardist Kevin Thomas. For one special night a year, The Sundogs perform a Tom Petty tribute, all night. This year, a special guest is Lilly Winwood, daughter of Steve. Dance, drink, and be merry. RIP, TP. 

$18-$35. 8 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com

!!SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Wreck the Halls: The 2019 L5P Krampus Krawl — Krampus and his black goats take over Little Five Points. "Each year the ominous sound of jingling bells and chains fills the air. Cloven-hoofed, horned creatures of the night descend upon the streets of L5P."

This L5P tradition was inspired by 2015’s Krampus, the campy, devilish holiday film and cult classic based on Austro-Bavarian folklore, chronicling the hunt for the half goat-half demon creature, Krampus, who is out to punish naughty children. In true creative L5P fashion, the Krawl features disturbing images and live animals.

Krampi will gather at the Star Bar at 8 p.m. and roam to The Brewhouse Cafe, Little 5 Points Corner Tavern, ending at Java Lords with a brief swing by El Myr. If you’re not into goats, you might wanna stay out of Little 5 that evening.

Free. 8 p.m. The Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. N.E. 404-500-4942 Wreck The Halls: The Little Five Points Krampus Krawl

Wreath-Making — Don’t forget to balance party hopping with crafts this season. Garden*Hood nursery is making spirits bright with this is drop-in class. Materials will be set up, just pick your size, materials, and deck the halls. I prefer the more-is-more approach when it comes to holiday glitz. *adds xtra mistletoe to everything* 

Pro-tip: I recommend signing up for Homestead Atlanta. They send makers classes all over the city, plus you get a discount on workshops. Y’all. We can learn how to make our own bread and butter. In 2.5 hours. Or get melty in a welding class, hand stitch a leather wallet, and carve our own spoons. A full course load from The Homestead Atl calendar would likely help you survive the apocalypse a wee bit longer. 

$25 (10%) off for Homestead Atlanta Members. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two classes, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14. See the “Explore Workshops” calendar @Thehomesteadatl.com

!!SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Christmas at Dollywood — Unfortunately, the Miss Universe pageant forgot to call me, again, to compete, but that goes down at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Fort McPherson, just south of the city. 

The Move typically encourages readers to get out in the world, but when Dolly Parton has a new Hallmark Channel holiday movie special, cancel all plans or DVR it. I will be snuggled in a onesie with dog and hot toddy, and let Dolly take me to Dollywood.  A classic, cringe-worthy Hallmark plot, set during Christmas at Dollywood, follows Rachel, an event planner and single mom who goes home to her Appalachian hometown tasked with planning the 30th Dollywood annual Smoky Mountain Christmas extravaganza. Of course there’s drama when Rachel and the protagonist don’t have the same vision. This is sure to be an Oscar-worthy film. Dolly Parton plays Dolly Parton.

8 p.m. Hallmark Channel (as in television)

!!SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Hemp Holiday Market Meet and Greet — Aviva, of Aviva and the Flying Penguins, obviously, was kind enough to be a guest on my podcast. She’s a weed activist and a songwriter who does tons of community work to help move us forward into unchartered hemp territory. Aviva educates on cars running on cannabis and building houses out of hemp materials. Nearly every month, you can catch a workshop or meet-up with Aviva. 

Aviva’s throwing a casual meet-and-greet at Golden Drops Cafe in Decatur. “We will be discussing farming hemp in Georgia and legislation advocacy, and group brainstorming on creating an amazing, cohesive, eco-friendly hemp industry in Georgia.” If you have even the slightest curiosity about weed, I recommend going to any of Aviva’s laid-back, inclusive gatherings. 

No charge to attend. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Golden Drops Café, 1788 Clairmont Road. 404-968-9981. www.goldendropscafe.com

The Holiday Puckin’ Fuppet Show — Puppets. Love ’em/hate ’em, these underground puppet shows are getting popular — think puppet shorts for adults, often in a small clubs and art spaces. There’s a union of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art, with some experimentation. This particular group, "The Puckin’ Fuppet Show," presents a late-night puppet slam to DragonCon goers, with record-breaking audience numbers. 

How do you feel about audience participation? At any moment, guests are vulnerable to having candy thrown in their face (wrapped, we hope), being challenged to funnel eggnog, or worse/better, competing in a candy cane deep-throat contest. On the fence about that last one. I supposed if it’s consensual and gender-neutral it could be entertaining. Pretty fresh for $10. 

$10. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. 18+. Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. 404-688-8858. www.villagecomedy.com Tickets

!!SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Queer Yoga, Deep Stretch — In the midst of carb season, it’s important to remember how to move, bend, and stretch, not just for extra rolls, but for our wellness. This all-levels deep stretch is as inclusive as it gets, typically with no Lululemon insight. 

Instructor Patrick Joseph Boston, or “Trish,” weaves gracefully and honestly through a 90-minute class. It is not stressful. It is not strenuous. It’s perfect for a Sunday stretch. Post-class, jingle all the way next door for FREE specialty coffee, provided by Counter Culture Coffee, and conversation. Trish is also a coffee connoisseur. A true Jill of all trades. 

Suggested contribution $15. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta @ King Plow Arts Center, 887 West Marietta St. N.W. J-105. 04-885-9933. www.kingplow.com

!!THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

House of ALXNDR presents The Big Queer Game Show! — Joy to drag! And game shows. Get an extra dose of queer in your diet at The Big Queer Game Show! at the Bakery. Performers and attendees can play Password, the Newlywed Game, and Jeopardy for prizes.

Hosted by + featuring performances from the House of ALXNDR:  Avana ALXNDR, Folly Nation, Molly Rimswell, Rrruby Fiasco, and House Mother TAYLOR ALXNDR. Likely a lot of stellar Instagram footage. Plenty of vehicle parking at the Bakery, preferably no reindeer parking. 

$5-$20 sliding scale + suggested. 10 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. www.thebakeryatlanta.com

!!TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Years Eve 2019 — New Year’s Eve is canceled — for me, at least. I resigned from the well-known amateur night a few years back, and wish I’d made the decision sooner. It is the evening to overpay for hotels, transportation, booze, entertainment, and dignity. With so much going on year-round in ATL (#blessed), I can sit NYE out. I will take my seat on the couch, happily sipping cheap red, blazing with Blitzen since he’s off till next Xmas, and stream Phish live from Madison Square Garden. Adios, 2019! It’s been a great ride.    Ryan Fleisher GOODWILL TO ALL: Last year’s Miracle on Monroe (at Tapa Tapa).  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - December 2019 "
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Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates: @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
”Girls That Go Bump in the Night,” Naked Girls Reading — I’m attracted to nudity, love a good topless beach, and wish, almost daily, that I could ride my bike topless with zero fux given by anyone in sight. I’m that person who replaces female nipples on the internet with those of a man to prove a nipple is just a nipple. Naturally, when I see an event with the word “naked,” I’m intrigued. No, I am not a pervert, I just don’t like being told what to do with my body, period!

“Naked Girls Reading” first started in Chicago “in March of 2009 as an idea of two international showgirls, Michelle L’amour and Franky Vivid. It is a group of beautiful ladies who love to read … naked. That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to it.” I have so many questions, but I guess I’ll just have to attend to find out. BTW, this Atlanta show celebrates All Souls Day with ghost and horror stories. $20. 8:30 p.m. (doors). Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003. 

!!!THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play — Fringe Fest Atlanta is in its sixth year with 543 curtain calls and counting. This year’s standout performance is one that has already sold out shows across the U.S. Josephine portrays the celebrity life of Josephine Baker, an American ex-pat who moved to France in the 1920s and found success in film as a black woman. “(Baker) starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the ’30s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term ‘drag’ existed in the lexicon.”

On playing the lead role, performer Tymisha Harris says, "I believe the time is long overdue for strong women of color to have their voices heard and their stories told. Playing Josephine Baker for the last three years has made me a better performer and human. To be able to share this story that touches hearts and minds across the world has been the most fulfilling artistic endeavor of my life."

Atlanta Fringe Festival takes place over several days in venues across the city. You have four opportunities to catch “a burlesque cabaret dream play” at the Southwest Arts Center. Though it was established in 2001, I’m just learning of the Center now myself. It was the first Fulton County spot created for the sole purpose of inspiring and housing the arts. It is also MARTA-friendly. Take the train to the West End and hop a short bus. Have you been on a MARTA bus lately? They are clean, virtually empty, and it’s legal to text and ride. $25. 8 p.m. Nov. 7-9. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road S.W. 404-613-3220. 

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Condom Couture — When it comes to philanthropic creativity, this event fits like a condom. Yes, you read it right and no, it’s not a dirty word. Condom Couture Atlanta is shredding sexual taboos, raising money for Planned Parenthood, and supporting local artists with their upcoming fashion runway show at the Westside Cultural Center.

“We're doing this to raise awareness and funds for reproductive health care services, advocacy, and education in Georgia. For men, women, and families; all inclusive of cultures, genders and identities.” — Condom Couture Atlanta.

Local designers will create fashion lewks from condoms. They prefer to work with non-lubed condoms for garments, I’m told. $50-$300. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St. 404-594-6412.

The Original Mannequin Project 2019 — Four years ago, Atlantan Grayton Pinkston was born — and quickly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Almost immediately, a group of his family and friends formed Grayton’s Guardians to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. To date, they have participated in numerous walks and adventures around the country in Grayton’s name. Just last month, members of Grayton’s Guardians hiked from the south ridge of the Grand Canyon to the north ridge to raise awareness and funding for cystic fibrosis research.

The upcoming Atlanta event, however, is a little different. Thrown in true Melrose & McQueen fashion, this is a party. There will be free beer, prizes, and antics at the Basement in EAV for the eighth year of The Mannequin Project, Melrose & McQueen’s annual charitable event. Each year, a different cause is chosen. I asked Grayton’s uncle, Mike Dean, about the connection between Grayton’s Guardians and the hair salon, and it’s quite a charming story.

“Our family’s story with Melrose and McQueen started seven years ago at Inman Park Fest. I dropped by because they were having a party, and the next thing I knew, I was getting my hair cut there each month. Sometimes I even dropped in with my dog, Buckley, who the staff adored. Slowly, each family member started going to Melrose. My wife Natalie, my sister, my brother in law, my mom, and my dad. Kristo and his team have always felt like an extended family. Once Grayton needed his first haircut he naturally was going to go where the rest of the family goes. Grayton's now goes to Melrose for his haircuts. Kristo, Amber, Laura, Kenny, and team usually stop by to say hey, and they talk about Grayton’s favorite subject: monster trucks. Next time you drop by the shop, take a look behind the bar and you’ll see pictures of Grayton and Buckley back there.

“We’re honored to have Grayton’s Guardians partner up with the Mannequin Project,” Dean continues, “because it’s different than other charity events. We love that it supports one of our favorite local businesses along with local artists in the community. We hope to see you there.” $10. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 21+. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 404-622-8686.

!!!WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Mommie Dearest at The Plaza Theatre — This month’s installment of Wussy programming at the Plaza Theatre is the usual camp cult genre, with Faye Dunaway starring in Mommie Dearest. According to her fellow cast members, Dunaway was more difficult and terrifying than the role of Joan Crawford she was playing. I can’t imagine anyone over the age of 30 who hasn’t seen this film, but you’ll want to clear your closet of wire hangers before you return home. $15. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-225-6503.

!!!FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Wahine’s Hideaway Vol. 1 — DJ Wahine is back, Atlanta, and establishing a new TROPICAL party, inside for the winter. This kitschy, tiki-themed party pops up at Edgewood SPKEZ (that’s Speakeasy for those who need more vowels) and encourages tropical lewks. Expect to hear warm sounds of funk and tropical disco.

Wahine on why she decided to rejoin the DJ scene, “I’ve been spinning since ’04 but took a long hiatus and didn’t come back to it until earlier this year. ATL’s very welcoming scene has been a big part of that return.” $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Edgewood SPKEZ, 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-4404. 

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Kinetic Light: “Descent” — The Georgia Tech Arts department has a new director, Dr. Aaron Shackelford. We met at the Ferst Center last month while an aerialist performed high above us on campus during a light and audio mash-up. Wearing a chic scarf and blazer in 90 percent humidity, Shackelford looks the part of a new art director, committing to the scarf despite the heat. His excitement to be in this new role is obvious — and infectious.

The performance I’m most looking forward to this month is by Kinetic Light, a team of dancers in wheelchairs who appear to defy gravity. Kinetic Light has traveled the globe performing “on an architectural ramp with hills, curves, and peaks” in shows that “celebrate the pleasure of reckless abandon.” $15-$25. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive N.W. 404-894-9600.

Nonsense ATL presents Atlanta Disco Society + special guest Ree de la Vega — It tiz zee season to hold up in a dark room and dance with strangers. It’s the only way to exist in cold temps, IMO. OK, obviously I like to do a lot of other activities in cold temps, but dressing in a disco lewk is def high on the list.

“Four times a year, Atlanta Disco Society celebrates the glamour, debauchery, and decadence of the Studio 54 era. With red carpets, a light-up dance floor, next-level fashion and lewks, and disco music from the 1970s through today, ADS is always a night to remember. For the November edition, we’re especially excited to have Ree de la Vega as our special guest, playing along with DJ Kimber.” — Nonsense ATL. $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 404-622-8686. "
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Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates: @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!__SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2__
__”Girls That Go Bump in the Night,” Naked Girls Reading__ — I’m attracted to nudity, love a good topless beach, and wish, almost daily, that I could ride my bike topless with zero fux given by anyone in sight. I’m that person who replaces female nipples on the internet with those of a man to prove a nipple is just a nipple. Naturally, when I see an event with the word “naked,” I’m intrigued. No, I am not a pervert, I just don’t like being told what to do with my body, period!

“[https://nakedgirlsreading.com|Naked Girls Reading]” first started in Chicago “in March of 2009 as an idea of two international showgirls, Michelle L’amour and Franky Vivid. It is a group of beautiful ladies who love to read … naked. That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to it.” I have so many questions, but I guess I’ll just have to attend to find out. BTW, this [https://www.facebook.com/NGRATL/|Atlanta show] celebrates All Souls Day with ghost and horror stories. ''$20. 8:30 p.m. (doors). Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003. ''

!!!__THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10__
__Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play__ — Fringe Fest Atlanta is in its sixth year with 543 curtain calls and counting. This year’s standout performance is one that has already sold out shows across the U.S. ''[https://josephinetheplay.com|Josephine]'' portrays the celebrity life of Josephine Baker, an American ex-pat who moved to France in the 1920s and found success in film as a black woman. “(Baker) starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the ’30s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term ‘drag’ existed in the lexicon.”

On playing the lead role, performer Tymisha Harris says, "I believe the time is long overdue for strong women of color to have their voices heard and their stories told. Playing Josephine Baker for the last three years has made me a better performer and human. To be able to share this story that touches hearts and minds across the world has been the most fulfilling artistic endeavor of my life."

[https://atlantafringe.org/2019-festival/|Atlanta Fringe Festival] takes place over several days in venues across the city. You have four opportunities to catch “a burlesque cabaret dream play” at the Southwest Arts Center. Though it was established in 2001, I’m just learning of the Center now myself. It was the first Fulton County spot created for the sole purpose of inspiring and housing the arts. It is also MARTA-friendly. Take the train to the West End and hop a short bus. Have you been on a MARTA bus lately? They are clean, virtually empty, and it’s legal to text and ride. ''$25. 8 p.m. Nov. 7-9. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10. [http://fultonarts.org/index.php/art-centers/southwest-arts-center|Southwest Arts Center], 915 New Hope Road S.W. 404-613-3220. ''

!!!__SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9__
__Condom Couture__ — When it comes to philanthropic creativity, this event fits like a condom. Yes, you read it right and no, it’s not a dirty word. [https://www.condomcoutureatl.com|Condom Couture Atlanta] is shredding sexual taboos, raising money for Planned Parenthood, and supporting local artists with their upcoming fashion runway show at the Westside Cultural Center.

“We're doing this to raise awareness and funds for reproductive health care services, advocacy, and education in Georgia. For men, women, and families; all inclusive of cultures, genders and identities.” — Condom Couture Atlanta.

Local designers will create fashion lewks from condoms. They prefer to work with non-lubed condoms for garments, I’m told. ''$50-$300. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. [https://www.westsideartscenter.com|Westside Cultural Arts Center], 760 10th St. 404-594-6412.''

__[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-original-mannequin-project-2019-tickets-75234062105|The Original Mannequin Project 2019]__ — Four years ago, Atlantan Grayton Pinkston was born — and quickly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Almost immediately, a group of his family and friends formed Grayton’s Guardians to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. To date, they have participated in numerous walks and adventures around the country in Grayton’s name. Just last month, members of [http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?company_id=3271&pg=national_company|Grayton’s Guardians] hiked from the south ridge of the Grand Canyon to the north ridge to raise awareness and funding for cystic fibrosis research.

The upcoming Atlanta event, however, is a little different. Thrown in true Melrose & McQueen fashion, this is a party. There will be free beer, prizes, and antics at the Basement in EAV for the eighth year of The Mannequin Project, [http://www.melroseandmcqueen.com|Melrose & McQueen]’s annual charitable event. Each year, a different cause is chosen. I asked Grayton’s uncle, Mike Dean, about the connection between Grayton’s Guardians and the hair salon, and it’s quite a charming story.

“Our family’s story with Melrose and McQueen started seven years ago at Inman Park Fest. I dropped by because they were having a party, and the next thing I knew, I was getting my hair cut there each month. Sometimes I even dropped in with my dog, Buckley, who the staff adored. Slowly, each family member started going to Melrose. My wife Natalie, my sister, my brother in law, my mom, and my dad. Kristo and his team have always felt like an extended family. Once Grayton needed his first haircut he naturally was going to go where the rest of the family goes. Grayton's now goes to Melrose for his haircuts. Kristo, Amber, Laura, Kenny, and team usually stop by to say hey, and they talk about Grayton’s favorite subject: monster trucks. Next time you drop by the shop, take a look behind the bar and you’ll see pictures of Grayton and Buckley back there.

“We’re honored to have Grayton’s Guardians partner up with the Mannequin Project,” Dean continues, “because it’s different than other charity events. We love that it supports one of our favorite local businesses along with local artists in the community. We hope to see you there.” ''$10. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 21+. The [https://basementatl.com|Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E.] 404-622-8686.''

!!!__WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13__
__Mommie Dearest at [https://plazaatlanta.com|The Plaza Theatre]__ — This month’s installment of Wussy programming at the Plaza Theatre is the usual camp cult genre, with Faye Dunaway starring in ''Mommie Dearest''. According to her fellow cast members, Dunaway was more difficult and terrifying than the role of Joan Crawford she was playing. I can’t imagine anyone over the age of 30 who hasn’t seen this film, but you’ll want to clear your closet of wire hangers before you return home. ''$15. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-225-6503.''

!!!__FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15__
__[https://www.facebook.com/events/503963173516707/|Wahine’s Hideaway Vol. 1]__ — DJ Wahine is back, Atlanta, and establishing a new TROPICAL party, inside for the winter. This kitschy, tiki-themed party pops up at Edgewood SPKEZ (that’s Speakeasy for those who need more vowels) and encourages tropical lewks. Expect to hear warm sounds of funk and tropical disco.

Wahine on why she decided to rejoin the DJ scene, “I’ve been spinning since ’04 but took a long hiatus and didn’t come back to it until earlier this year. ATL’s very welcoming scene has been a big part of that return.” ''$10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. [https://creativeloafing.com/business-572-edgewood-speakeasy|Edgewood SPKEZ], 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-4404. ''

!!!__SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23__
[https://arts.gatech.edu/content/kinetic-light-descent|__Kinetic Light: “Descent”__] — The Georgia Tech Arts department has a new director, Dr. Aaron Shackelford. We met at the Ferst Center last month while an aerialist performed high above us on campus during a light and audio mash-up. Wearing a chic scarf and blazer in 90 percent humidity, Shackelford looks the part of a new art director, committing to the scarf despite the heat. His excitement to be in this new role is obvious — and infectious.

The performance I’m most looking forward to this month is by [https://kineticlight.org|Kinetic Light,] a team of dancers in wheelchairs who appear to defy gravity. Kinetic Light has traveled the globe performing “on an architectural ramp with hills, curves, and peaks” in shows that “celebrate the pleasure of reckless abandon.” ''$15-$25. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. [https://arts.gatech.edu/content/kinetic-light-descent|Ferst Center for the Arts], Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive N.W. 404-894-9600.''

__[https://www.nonsenseatl.com|Nonsense ATL] presents [https://www.facebook.com/events/2601241503252441/|Atlanta Disco Society] + special guest Ree de la Vega__ — It tiz zee season to hold up in a dark room and dance with strangers. It’s the only way to exist in cold temps, IMO. OK, obviously I like to do a lot of other activities in cold temps, but dressing in a disco lewk is def high on the list.

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Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates: @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
”Girls That Go Bump in the Night,” Naked Girls Reading — I’m attracted to nudity, love a good topless beach, and wish, almost daily, that I could ride my bike topless with zero fux given by anyone in sight. I’m that person who replaces female nipples on the internet with those of a man to prove a nipple is just a nipple. Naturally, when I see an event with the word “naked,” I’m intrigued. No, I am not a pervert, I just don’t like being told what to do with my body, period!

“Naked Girls Reading” first started in Chicago “in March of 2009 as an idea of two international showgirls, Michelle L’amour and Franky Vivid. It is a group of beautiful ladies who love to read … naked. That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to it.” I have so many questions, but I guess I’ll just have to attend to find out. BTW, this Atlanta show celebrates All Souls Day with ghost and horror stories. $20. 8:30 p.m. (doors). Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E. 404-219-2003. 

!!!THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7–SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play — Fringe Fest Atlanta is in its sixth year with 543 curtain calls and counting. This year’s standout performance is one that has already sold out shows across the U.S. Josephine portrays the celebrity life of Josephine Baker, an American ex-pat who moved to France in the 1920s and found success in film as a black woman. “(Baker) starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the ’30s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term ‘drag’ existed in the lexicon.”

On playing the lead role, performer Tymisha Harris says, "I believe the time is long overdue for strong women of color to have their voices heard and their stories told. Playing Josephine Baker for the last three years has made me a better performer and human. To be able to share this story that touches hearts and minds across the world has been the most fulfilling artistic endeavor of my life."

Atlanta Fringe Festival takes place over several days in venues across the city. You have four opportunities to catch “a burlesque cabaret dream play” at the Southwest Arts Center. Though it was established in 2001, I’m just learning of the Center now myself. It was the first Fulton County spot created for the sole purpose of inspiring and housing the arts. It is also MARTA-friendly. Take the train to the West End and hop a short bus. Have you been on a MARTA bus lately? They are clean, virtually empty, and it’s legal to text and ride. $25. 8 p.m. Nov. 7-9. 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road S.W. 404-613-3220. 

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Condom Couture — When it comes to philanthropic creativity, this event fits like a condom. Yes, you read it right and no, it’s not a dirty word. Condom Couture Atlanta is shredding sexual taboos, raising money for Planned Parenthood, and supporting local artists with their upcoming fashion runway show at the Westside Cultural Center.

“We're doing this to raise awareness and funds for reproductive health care services, advocacy, and education in Georgia. For men, women, and families; all inclusive of cultures, genders and identities.” — Condom Couture Atlanta.

Local designers will create fashion lewks from condoms. They prefer to work with non-lubed condoms for garments, I’m told. $50-$300. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St. 404-594-6412.

The Original Mannequin Project 2019 — Four years ago, Atlantan Grayton Pinkston was born — and quickly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Almost immediately, a group of his family and friends formed Grayton’s Guardians to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. To date, they have participated in numerous walks and adventures around the country in Grayton’s name. Just last month, members of Grayton’s Guardians hiked from the south ridge of the Grand Canyon to the north ridge to raise awareness and funding for cystic fibrosis research.

The upcoming Atlanta event, however, is a little different. Thrown in true Melrose & McQueen fashion, this is a party. There will be free beer, prizes, and antics at the Basement in EAV for the eighth year of The Mannequin Project, Melrose & McQueen’s annual charitable event. Each year, a different cause is chosen. I asked Grayton’s uncle, Mike Dean, about the connection between Grayton’s Guardians and the hair salon, and it’s quite a charming story.

“Our family’s story with Melrose and McQueen started seven years ago at Inman Park Fest. I dropped by because they were having a party, and the next thing I knew, I was getting my hair cut there each month. Sometimes I even dropped in with my dog, Buckley, who the staff adored. Slowly, each family member started going to Melrose. My wife Natalie, my sister, my brother in law, my mom, and my dad. Kristo and his team have always felt like an extended family. Once Grayton needed his first haircut he naturally was going to go where the rest of the family goes. Grayton's now goes to Melrose for his haircuts. Kristo, Amber, Laura, Kenny, and team usually stop by to say hey, and they talk about Grayton’s favorite subject: monster trucks. Next time you drop by the shop, take a look behind the bar and you’ll see pictures of Grayton and Buckley back there.

“We’re honored to have Grayton’s Guardians partner up with the Mannequin Project,” Dean continues, “because it’s different than other charity events. We love that it supports one of our favorite local businesses along with local artists in the community. We hope to see you there.” $10. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 21+. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 404-622-8686.

!!!WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Mommie Dearest at The Plaza Theatre — This month’s installment of Wussy programming at the Plaza Theatre is the usual camp cult genre, with Faye Dunaway starring in Mommie Dearest. According to her fellow cast members, Dunaway was more difficult and terrifying than the role of Joan Crawford she was playing. I can’t imagine anyone over the age of 30 who hasn’t seen this film, but you’ll want to clear your closet of wire hangers before you return home. $15. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-225-6503.

!!!FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Wahine’s Hideaway Vol. 1 — DJ Wahine is back, Atlanta, and establishing a new TROPICAL party, inside for the winter. This kitschy, tiki-themed party pops up at Edgewood SPKEZ (that’s Speakeasy for those who need more vowels) and encourages tropical lewks. Expect to hear warm sounds of funk and tropical disco.

Wahine on why she decided to rejoin the DJ scene, “I’ve been spinning since ’04 but took a long hiatus and didn’t come back to it until earlier this year. ATL’s very welcoming scene has been a big part of that return.” $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Edgewood SPKEZ, 327A Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-343-4404. 

!!!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Kinetic Light: “Descent” — The Georgia Tech Arts department has a new director, Dr. Aaron Shackelford. We met at the Ferst Center last month while an aerialist performed high above us on campus during a light and audio mash-up. Wearing a chic scarf and blazer in 90 percent humidity, Shackelford looks the part of a new art director, committing to the scarf despite the heat. His excitement to be in this new role is obvious — and infectious.

The performance I’m most looking forward to this month is by Kinetic Light, a team of dancers in wheelchairs who appear to defy gravity. Kinetic Light has traveled the globe performing “on an architectural ramp with hills, curves, and peaks” in shows that “celebrate the pleasure of reckless abandon.” $15-$25. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive N.W. 404-894-9600.

Nonsense ATL presents Atlanta Disco Society + special guest Ree de la Vega — It tiz zee season to hold up in a dark room and dance with strangers. It’s the only way to exist in cold temps, IMO. OK, obviously I like to do a lot of other activities in cold temps, but dressing in a disco lewk is def high on the list.

“Four times a year, Atlanta Disco Society celebrates the glamour, debauchery, and decadence of the Studio 54 era. With red carpets, a light-up dance floor, next-level fashion and lewks, and disco music from the 1970s through today, ADS is always a night to remember. For the November edition, we’re especially excited to have Ree de la Vega as our special guest, playing along with DJ Kimber.” — Nonsense ATL. $10. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 404-622-8686.     JAY NEWMAN MAKING EYE CONTACT AND SMILING: Laurel Lawson as Venus is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard as Andromeda who is lifting from the ground below.  0,0,1    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly. "
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This month, on The Move, PRIDE. October 11 is National Coming Out Day, and I realize I may never have officially come out as a bisexual human. If necessary, Hi Mom, I’m Queer! Moving on.

I cannot  believe the Qween star power that is coming to this city for Atlanta’s October Pride celebration. Not one, but TWO superstars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will host events from one end of Peachtree to the other. History lesson! National Pride Month is in June, and started after the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Atlanta has celebrated Pride in October since 1994, when a bunch of educators deemed October as LGBT History month.

If you need to get in the spirit, I suggest binge-watching “The L Word” or “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” 

Remember, PRIDE is for everyone! Gays, breeders, with even some kid-friendly events. Let the tomfoolery begin. And by God, let there be glitter. 

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Brazen plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
Atlanta Pride: My Sister’s Room Atlanta’s oldest and last remaining “lesbian bar,” My Sister’s Room is located not far from the Pride activities at Piedmont Park — and they throw f*cking bangers, y’all. Two levels of dance floors filled with people moving, mostly grooving. This year, they’ll host a silent disco in the backyard during Pride weekend. This is also a great place for PDA, if you’re craving some. “The L Word” isn’t just a TV show — and movie coming soon — OMFG, praise Jesus herself, it’s a lifestyle. My Sister’s Room, 84 12th St. N.E., 678-705-4585.

!!!THURSDAY OCTOBER 10
WUSSY & For All Humans Present: Playhouse with Alyssa Edwards 

Alyssa Edwards is coming to town, hunties! The Southern glam queen is internationally famous from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” and her own Netflix original series, “Dancing Queen,” which follows the daily life of a drag queen and choreographer in the South. I have laughed more with Alyssa Edwards than with any other queen. Sorry, ladies. The level of entertainment you get with a Texas pageant queen like her is even higher than her wig. 

Sticking with true inclusive fashion, the ticket on this gig is almost too good to be true. Most of the pride events are ticketed $50 or less, and honestly, for the star power and magic, that is an insane price. Included!! You’ll see many of my personal favorite entertainers, including Taylor ALXNDR, with her House of ALXNDR, an ATL-based drag house + queer events hub. Do yourself a favor and buy the meet-and-greet. Also, this is an all-ages show. Start ’em young! Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E. 8 p.m. 404-843-2825.

!!!SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
MSR’s Electric Circus 

Leisha Hailey, THE BI ONE Y’ALL, from “The L Word” is hosting Electric Circus at District. If you haven’t hit District, it’s the new-ish nightclub over by the Sweetwater Brewery area. The lighting is killer, so an Electric Circus sounds ideal, IMO. You get a fire show, multiple DJs (including personal fave, Ree de la Vega), and an aerialist, which usually seals the deal for an invite, ++ go-go dancers. How am I going to decide what choker to wear?!? Also, you’ll want to glow. District Atlanta, 269 Armour Drive N.E. 404-464-5924.

Atlanta Pride 2019 Trans March! 

This year marks the 50th year since the Stonewall riots. It’s important to remember that still today, violence, and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is alive and well, especially for those of color. I recommend streaming the Netflix series, “Pose,” in middle schools, and for baby boomers.

“While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.” — Human Rights Campaign 

“All trans people and allies are welcome to participate. We encourage individuals to make and bring signs of support. … Assembly for the Trans March will be at Piedmont Park’s Charles Allen Gate (intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive) starting at 1:15 p.m. The march steps off at 1:45 p.m. We will end at the park at the 12th Street entrance.” — Atlanta Pride Committee 

!!!SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
VIEW: Pride Parade Viewing Party 

Of all the amazing Pride events this year, they saved the best for last. VIEW is literally the best view you could ask for of the 49th Atlanta Pride Parade. Mega bonus, it’s at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club, inside and on top of one of the most iconic theaters in the country. It don’t stop there, sweetie pies. Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will be headlining the event WITH the crowd. Between performances, guests get to bump elbows with the queens themselves, including Tatianna! Plus Iv Fischer, Brigitte Bidet, Molly Rimswell, Alex Suarez, Michael Robinson, Diego Serna, Orchid, DJ Kimber, and a custom photo experience by Iris Ray, symbolizing pride and transvisibility. No meet-and-greet pass necessary! Grab the neon gel pens for autographs! 

Expect the scene at the Marquee Club to be BANANAS — if those bananas were bronzed and floating in champagne. The place looks like it was birthed out of Versace’s mind’s eye itself. Three floors, with leather walls, Italian marble, and a ROOFTOP bar for the best view of the parade, food included. Can you say charcuterie? Yes, I’m losing my mind over this event. Get out your ballgowns, humans. The Marquee Room at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100.

!!!SATURDAY OCTOBER 19
Big Bang Block Party

Musician Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, have been added to the Outer Space Project’s 2019’s Big Bang Block Party at Terminal West. If the words interactive experience light your fire, consider this prom. Walk the full property of Terminal West for indoor and outdoor music and live art. With local super artist Greg Mike, it’s outta this world. Pun always intended! Terminal West, 887 Marietta St. 404-876-5566.

“OSP’s goal is to enhance outdoor spaces, generate positive energy, expand the mind, and engage the public through urban beautification and creativity.” — Outer Space Project. 

!!!WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23
Sleater-Kinney 

Throwback! American indie rockers class of ’94, Sleater-Kinney will grace us with their presence at the Tabernacle. Traditionally referred to as feminist, but if you aren’t all feminists in 2019, you’re doing it wrong. I will be getting my Y2K nostalgia on with the duo, which includes Carrie Brownstein of comedic gold, “Portlandia.” Girl crushing so hard RN. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., 404-659-9022."
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This month, on The Move, PRIDE. October 11 is National Coming Out Day, and I realize I may never have officially come out as a bisexual human. If necessary, Hi Mom, I’m Queer! Moving on.

I cannot  believe the Qween star power that is coming to this city for Atlanta’s October Pride celebration. Not one, but TWO superstars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will host events from one end of Peachtree to the other. History lesson! National Pride Month is in June, and started after the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Atlanta has celebrated Pride in October since 1994, when a bunch of educators deemed October as LGBT History month.

If you need to get in the spirit, I suggest binge-watching “The L Word” or “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” 

Remember, PRIDE is for everyone! Gays, breeders, with even some kid-friendly events. Let the tomfoolery begin. And by God, let there be glitter. 

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Brazen plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!__WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 13__
[https://www.facebook.com/events/1269999169838219/|__Atlanta Pride: My Sister’s Room__] Atlanta’s oldest and last remaining “lesbian bar,” My Sister’s Room is located not far from the Pride activities at Piedmont Park — and they throw f*cking bangers, y’all. Two levels of dance floors filled with people moving, mostly grooving. This year, they’ll host a silent disco in the backyard during Pride weekend. This is also a great place for PDA, if you’re craving some. “The L Word” isn’t just a TV show — and movie coming soon — OMFG, praise Jesus herself, it’s a lifestyle. ''My Sister’s Room, 84 12th St. N.E., 678-705-4585.''

!!!__THURSDAY OCTOBER 10__
__WUSSY & For All Humans Present: [https://www.facebook.com/events/1071233139742732/|Playhouse with Alyssa Edwards]__[https://www.facebook.com/events/1071233139742732/| ]

Alyssa Edwards is coming to town, hunties! The Southern glam queen is internationally famous from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” and her own Netflix original series, “Dancing Queen,” which follows the daily life of a drag queen and choreographer in the South. I have laughed more with Alyssa Edwards than with any other queen. Sorry, ladies. The level of entertainment you get with a Texas pageant queen like her is even higher than her wig. 

Sticking with true inclusive fashion, the ticket on this gig is almost too good to be true. Most of the pride events are ticketed $50 or less, and honestly, for the star power and magic, that is an insane price. Included!! You’ll see many of my personal favorite entertainers, including Taylor ALXNDR, with her House of ALXNDR, an ATL-based drag house + queer events hub. Do yourself a favor and buy the meet-and-greet. Also, this is an all-ages show. Start ’em young! ''Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E. 8 p.m. 404-843-2825.''

!!!__SATURDAY OCTOBER 12__
[https://www.facebook.com/events/440323223251598/|__MSR’s Electric Circus__] 

Leisha Hailey, THE BI ONE Y’ALL, from “The L Word” is hosting Electric Circus at District. If you haven’t hit District, it’s the new-ish nightclub over by the Sweetwater Brewery area. The lighting is killer, so an Electric Circus sounds ideal, IMO. You get a fire show, multiple DJs (including personal fave, Ree de la Vega), and an aerialist, which usually seals the deal for an invite, ++ go-go dancers. How am I going to decide what choker to wear?!? Also, you’ll want to glow. ''District Atlanta, 269 Armour Drive N.E. 404-464-5924.''

[https://www.facebook.com/events/446058815990651/|__Atlanta Pride 2019 Trans March!__] 

This year marks the 50th year since the Stonewall riots. It’s important to remember that still today, violence, and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is alive and well, especially for those of color. I recommend streaming the Netflix series, “Pose,” in middle schools, and for baby boomers.

“While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.” — Human Rights Campaign 

“All trans people and allies are welcome to participate. We encourage individuals to make and bring signs of support. … Assembly for the Trans March will be at Piedmont Park’s Charles Allen Gate (intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive) starting at 1:15 p.m. The march steps off at 1:45 p.m. We will end at the park at the 12th Street entrance.” — Atlanta Pride Committee 

!!!__SUNDAY OCTOBER 13__
__[https://www.foxtheatre.org/events/detail/view-pride|VIEW]__[https://www.foxtheatre.org/events/detail/view-pride|__: Pride Parade Viewing Party__] 

Of all the amazing Pride events this year, they saved the best for last. VIEW is literally the best view you could ask for of the 49th Atlanta Pride Parade. Mega bonus, it’s at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club, inside and on top of one of the most iconic theaters in the country. It don’t stop there, sweetie pies. Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will be headlining the event WITH the crowd. Between performances, guests get to bump elbows with the queens themselves, including Tatianna! Plus Iv Fischer, Brigitte Bidet, Molly Rimswell, Alex Suarez, Michael Robinson, Diego Serna, Orchid, DJ Kimber, and a custom photo experience by Iris Ray, symbolizing pride and transvisibility. No meet-and-greet pass necessary! Grab the neon gel pens for autographs! 

Expect the scene at the Marquee Club to be BANANAS — if those bananas were bronzed and floating in champagne. The place looks like it was birthed out of Versace’s mind’s eye itself. Three floors, with leather walls, Italian marble, and a ROOFTOP bar for the best view of the parade, food included. Can you say charcuterie? Yes, I’m losing my mind over this event. Get out your ballgowns, humans. ''The Marquee Room at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100.''

!!!__SATURDAY OCTOBER 19__
__[https://www.facebook.com/events/903442346672782/|Big Bang Block Party]__

Musician Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, have been added to the Outer Space Project’s 2019’s Big Bang Block Party at Terminal West. If the words interactive experience light your fire, consider this prom. Walk the full property of Terminal West for indoor and outdoor music and live art. With local super artist Greg Mike, it’s outta this world. Pun always intended! ''Terminal West, 887 Marietta St. 404-876-5566.''

“OSP’s goal is to enhance outdoor spaces, generate positive energy, expand the mind, and engage the public through urban beautification and creativity.” — Outer Space Project. 

!!!__WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23__
[https://www.facebook.com/events/2322332174679765/|__Sleater-Kinney__] 

Throwback! American indie rockers class of ’94, Sleater-Kinney will grace us with their presence at the Tabernacle. Traditionally referred to as feminist, but if you aren’t all feminists in 2019, you’re doing it wrong. I will be getting my Y2K nostalgia on with the duo, which includes Carrie Brownstein of comedic gold, “Portlandia.” Girl crushing so hard RN. ''The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., 404-659-9022.''"
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This month, on The Move, PRIDE. October 11 is National Coming Out Day, and I realize I may never have officially come out as a bisexual human. If necessary, Hi Mom, I’m Queer! Moving on.

I cannot  believe the Qween star power that is coming to this city for Atlanta’s October Pride celebration. Not one, but TWO superstars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will host events from one end of Peachtree to the other. History lesson! National Pride Month is in June, and started after the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Atlanta has celebrated Pride in October since 1994, when a bunch of educators deemed October as LGBT History month.

If you need to get in the spirit, I suggest binge-watching “The L Word” or “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” 

Remember, PRIDE is for everyone! Gays, breeders, with even some kid-friendly events. Let the tomfoolery begin. And by God, let there be glitter. 

Shameless copy/paste plug OTMonth: Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Brazen plug for the latest episode of “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @CallMeMissConception @CreativeLoafingAtlanta

!!!WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
Atlanta Pride: My Sister’s Room Atlanta’s oldest and last remaining “lesbian bar,” My Sister’s Room is located not far from the Pride activities at Piedmont Park — and they throw f*cking bangers, y’all. Two levels of dance floors filled with people moving, mostly grooving. This year, they’ll host a silent disco in the backyard during Pride weekend. This is also a great place for PDA, if you’re craving some. “The L Word” isn’t just a TV show — and movie coming soon — OMFG, praise Jesus herself, it’s a lifestyle. My Sister’s Room, 84 12th St. N.E., 678-705-4585.

!!!THURSDAY OCTOBER 10
WUSSY & For All Humans Present: Playhouse with Alyssa Edwards 

Alyssa Edwards is coming to town, hunties! The Southern glam queen is internationally famous from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” and her own Netflix original series, “Dancing Queen,” which follows the daily life of a drag queen and choreographer in the South. I have laughed more with Alyssa Edwards than with any other queen. Sorry, ladies. The level of entertainment you get with a Texas pageant queen like her is even higher than her wig. 

Sticking with true inclusive fashion, the ticket on this gig is almost too good to be true. Most of the pride events are ticketed $50 or less, and honestly, for the star power and magic, that is an insane price. Included!! You’ll see many of my personal favorite entertainers, including Taylor ALXNDR, with her House of ALXNDR, an ATL-based drag house + queer events hub. Do yourself a favor and buy the meet-and-greet. Also, this is an all-ages show. Start ’em young! Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E. 8 p.m. 404-843-2825.

!!!SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
MSR’s Electric Circus 

Leisha Hailey, THE BI ONE Y’ALL, from “The L Word” is hosting Electric Circus at District. If you haven’t hit District, it’s the new-ish nightclub over by the Sweetwater Brewery area. The lighting is killer, so an Electric Circus sounds ideal, IMO. You get a fire show, multiple DJs (including personal fave, Ree de la Vega), and an aerialist, which usually seals the deal for an invite, ++ go-go dancers. How am I going to decide what choker to wear?!? Also, you’ll want to glow. District Atlanta, 269 Armour Drive N.E. 404-464-5924.

Atlanta Pride 2019 Trans March! 

This year marks the 50th year since the Stonewall riots. It’s important to remember that still today, violence, and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is alive and well, especially for those of color. I recommend streaming the Netflix series, “Pose,” in middle schools, and for baby boomers.

“While the details of these cases differ, it is clear that fatal violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and that the intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia conspire to deprive them of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.” — Human Rights Campaign 

“All trans people and allies are welcome to participate. We encourage individuals to make and bring signs of support. … Assembly for the Trans March will be at Piedmont Park’s Charles Allen Gate (intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive) starting at 1:15 p.m. The march steps off at 1:45 p.m. We will end at the park at the 12th Street entrance.” — Atlanta Pride Committee 

!!!SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
VIEW: Pride Parade Viewing Party 

Of all the amazing Pride events this year, they saved the best for last. VIEW is literally the best view you could ask for of the 49th Atlanta Pride Parade. Mega bonus, it’s at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club, inside and on top of one of the most iconic theaters in the country. It don’t stop there, sweetie pies. Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will be headlining the event WITH the crowd. Between performances, guests get to bump elbows with the queens themselves, including Tatianna! Plus Iv Fischer, Brigitte Bidet, Molly Rimswell, Alex Suarez, Michael Robinson, Diego Serna, Orchid, DJ Kimber, and a custom photo experience by Iris Ray, symbolizing pride and transvisibility. No meet-and-greet pass necessary! Grab the neon gel pens for autographs! 

Expect the scene at the Marquee Club to be BANANAS — if those bananas were bronzed and floating in champagne. The place looks like it was birthed out of Versace’s mind’s eye itself. Three floors, with leather walls, Italian marble, and a ROOFTOP bar for the best view of the parade, food included. Can you say charcuterie? Yes, I’m losing my mind over this event. Get out your ballgowns, humans. The Marquee Room at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100.

!!!SATURDAY OCTOBER 19
Big Bang Block Party

Musician Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, have been added to the Outer Space Project’s 2019’s Big Bang Block Party at Terminal West. If the words interactive experience light your fire, consider this prom. Walk the full property of Terminal West for indoor and outdoor music and live art. With local super artist Greg Mike, it’s outta this world. Pun always intended! Terminal West, 887 Marietta St. 404-876-5566.

“OSP’s goal is to enhance outdoor spaces, generate positive energy, expand the mind, and engage the public through urban beautification and creativity.” — Outer Space Project. 

!!!WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23
Sleater-Kinney 

Throwback! American indie rockers class of ’94, Sleater-Kinney will grace us with their presence at the Tabernacle. Traditionally referred to as feminist, but if you aren’t all feminists in 2019, you’re doing it wrong. I will be getting my Y2K nostalgia on with the duo, which includes Carrie Brownstein of comedic gold, “Portlandia.” Girl crushing so hard RN. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., 404-659-9022.    Courtesy For All Humans FROM RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: Tatianna will headline VIEW, a Pride parade viewing experience from the top of the Fox Theatre at the Marquee Club, Sunday, October 13.  0,0,1    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly P-R-I-D-E! "
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My GAWD, swamp-ass season isn’t going anywhere any time soon. If you can't take the heat, read on for the sweet tea, my sweaty bithkitz.

SUNDAY SEPT. 1 House in the Park 

House music in Atlanta, outside of festivals, is typically played at night. Late night. Unlike Europe, South America, and basically the rest of the planet where house music is played in every taxi, cafe, Laundromat, and, well, everywhere 24/7. Americans typically associate it with underground club raves. House in the Park happens outside. During the day. In Grant Park. And, it’s family-oriented. For eight hours, four DJs will make the park pulse with international house music while families and extended families park tailgate tent to tailgate with spreads that would make any BBQ pitmaster swoon.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 2 Chaka Khan Pond

Atlanta’s favorite day party, Chaka Khan Hacienda, will be setting up poolside at the W Midtown this Labor Day. NYC’s spicy redhead, Amber Valentine, will share the DJ deck with Chaka Khan Mother, Ree de la Vega. The Human Rights Campaign is the hostess with the mostest swag, info, and a cabana giveaway! Braids with Babes will be there to braid your locks and glitter those pecs. IDK about y’all, but I’d much rather spend my Labor Day at the W than at that dirty death pond y’all call Lake Lanier. I hear it’s not even safe for pups these days. #bluegreenalgae

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Queer Yoga Deep Stretch

First and foremost, this is an event for every body, not just those who identify as queer. Don’t expect to be converted, unless you want to. Do expect to leave inspired by colorful vibes and diversity. Located in the gorgeous King Plow ballroom. Yogis are invited next door to Counter Culture Coffee for some FREE special cups of Joe afterwards. “ALL humans of ALL shapes, sizes, colors, and identities who are willing to contribute to a positive and uplifting community environment are welcome!” says instructor/organizer, Patrick Joseph Boston.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Flying Lotus

What do Steven Ellison, FlyLo, and Captain Murphy have in common? They share a human body with Flying Lotus, an American record producer, musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from LA.

John Coltrane was an experimental jazz influencer. His great-nephew, Flying Lotus, is known for experimental hip hop, alternative hip hop, and electronic music. A Flying Lotus performance is much more than a DJ spinning other musician’s tracks. He creates and records each beat he plays, on staging that is more theatrical than the typical concert stage. Oh the LIGHTS! One can’t really imagine what’s cooking for this tour, but we do know we need to take 3D glasses with us to the Variety Playhouse for this event, according to FL’s Twitter.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12-15 Boys in Trouble

If you, or someone you know, suffers from toxic masculinity syndrome, this is the prescription for you. A nice dose of timely and compelling commentary on contemporary masculinity will fix you right up. Doctor’s orders. This is an all male dance performance, which places a dynamic queer lens on questions of embodiment, violence, black queer love, whiteness, shame, and posturing. Recommending this for fraternities, Brian Kemp’s staff, and all males who regularly frequent the Ivy Buckhead, or any Buckhead dive bar really.

“Sean Dorsey Dance’s award-winning, multigenerational ensemble performs these athletic dances with gusto — moving seamlessly between full-throttle dancing, live speaking, and intimate storytelling,” according to 7 Stages.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 & 13 Heather McMahan’s “Farewell Tour”

A year ago, Heather McMahan was on the verge of winning 2018’s “Best Comedian” by Creative Loafing’s critics. I convinced her to have a slumber party at my carriage house and we hit EAV, with wigs, in full character. Well, Heather stayed in one of her many popular street characters, “Tiffany from Decatur,” and attempted to be “Cim, with a C,” (pronounced Kim), a Zima lush Tiffany met at their shared megachurch.

Since then, Heather’s fame has EXPLODED. A true comedic Instagram sensation, her popularity grew modestly until Maria Shriver became a fan. In July, Shriver was co-hosting the 17th, I mean 4th, hour of “The Today Show” when she recapped Heather’s Instagram stories from the weekend prior. THE. NEXT. WEEK. Heather was on, not as a guest, but as a HOST of “The Today Show” with Jenna Bush Hager. A week after that, she announces her first tour, “The Farewell Tour,” an eight-city Southeastern tour, which sold out in minutes. Why keep a sold-out show on The Move? B/C this is one Atlantan living her truth and doing the most with it — we should be very proud.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Hemp Painting Class

This month, learn how to use hemp for building, sculpting, and painting, oh my! This Decatur workshop with Aviva Kessler will teach attendees how to make a small batch of hemp sculpt and learn how to apply pigment to it and also to hemp plaster batches. You’ll even use hemp paints to paint an actual wall at Waller’s Coffee Shop, and go home with your own small sculpted and pigmented "hemp rock.” I got to hold a hemp rock during Aviva’s “Friends in High Places” podcast interview, and it was surprisingly lightweight. I’m no builder, but I’d prob be kewl with a hemp hut for a home. Just don’t smoke your rock.

Aviva has spent 20 years advocating for marijuana. Bless her. She’s done so by song and education. She crushed CL’s Live from the Archives performance, available on CL’s Instagram. BONUS!! You can catch her with her band, Aviva and the Flying Penguins, live at the Clermont Lounge Thursday, Sept. 19.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 Drag / Burlesque Open Stage

Open mic for drag AND burlesque, holy bajesus, we’ve all died and gone to queer heaven. A safe space and event for those itching to blossom into performance creativity. Amen! We will likely see many stars born from this open mic. I can feel it. “Do you have a drag or burlesque dream in your heart or an act you've been wanting to try in front of a new audience? Tonight is your night! Newcomers welcome!” at The Bakery Atlanta.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 MY ILLEGAL BODY

A timely event to benefit Planned Parenthood and the Feminist Women's Health Center, My Illegal Body will feature live performances by Atlanta favs rose hotel, Riboflavin, Rated Age, TAYLOR ALXNDR, and Taves & Weatherly. Some DJ action with Aja Arnold and Kale Svvick. This event is donation-based, obvi. Also, a write-off! Make your accountant proud by supporting your local performers supporting women. The scene sets up at 529 in East Atlanta Village. C U there!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Meet At MET

Got wheels? Roll over to the MET, formerly known by most Atlantans as the Metropolitan Lofts, during Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest. All afternoon into early evening, the MET will host an artist market, and offer live screenprinting by the MET's own Danger Press, illustrated fortune telling by Paper Ghost Fortune Machine, The Analog Vending Machine! by Sarah Lawrence Design Emporium, art installations by Dayle Bennett of Design Studio No. 4, and even breakdancing by West End's own Toma Fit. Galleries MINT, Mutiny Artwrx, and Flora Aura Photography by Charlie Watts will be open for passersby to peep.

Atlanta Streets Alive occurs three times a year, closing down different sections of Atlanta streets to vehicles for an afternoon. “Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way,” per Atlanta Streets Alive.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest POTcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Cannabis entrepreneurs, politicians, legal experts, artists, and activists, are all available for your listening curiosities on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts."
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__SUNDAY SEPT. 1__ __House in the Park __

House music in Atlanta, outside of festivals, is typically played at night. Late night. Unlike Europe, South America, and basically the rest of the planet where house music is played in every taxi, cafe, Laundromat, and, well, everywhere 24/7. Americans typically associate it with underground club raves. __House in the Park__ happens outside. During the day. In Grant Park. And, it’s family-oriented. For eight hours, four DJs will make the park pulse with international house music while families and extended families park tailgate tent to tailgate with spreads that would make any BBQ pitmaster swoon.

“House in the Park" is a musical exploration of the soul and a vision to see House Music become a unifying movement, transcending every strata of society, ethnic identification, race classification, age, and lifestyle,” claim those who organize House in the Park. It’s been speshy to watch a free festival grow into a larger, ticketed event. Think of it this way: Even if you only dance part of the day, it’s still cheaper (and more fun) at a modest $10, than most exercise classes. Thank you, DJ Ramon “Rawsoul” Guyton and Kai Alce for uniting Atlanta via worldwide vibes.

__MONDAY, SEPT. 2__ __Chaka Khan Pond__

Atlanta’s favorite day party, __Chaka Khan Hacienda__, will be setting up poolside at the W Midtown this Labor Day. NYC’s spicy redhead, Amber Valentine, will share the DJ deck with Chaka Khan Mother, Ree de la Vega. The Human Rights Campaign is the hostess with the mostest swag, info, and a cabana giveaway! Braids with Babes will be there to braid your locks and glitter those pecs. IDK about y’all, but I’d much rather spend my Labor Day at the W than at that dirty death pond y’all call Lake Lanier. I hear it’s not even safe for pups these days. #bluegreenalgae

__SUNDAY, SEPT. 8__ __Queer Yoga Deep Stretch__

First and foremost, this is an event for every body, not just those who identify as queer. Don’t expect to be converted, unless you want to. Do expect to leave inspired by colorful vibes and diversity. Located in the gorgeous King Plow ballroom. Yogis are invited next door to Counter Culture Coffee for some FREE special cups of Joe afterwards. “ALL humans of ALL shapes, sizes, colors, and identities who are willing to contribute to a positive and uplifting community environment are welcome!” says instructor/organizer, __Patrick Joseph Boston__.

__WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11__ __Flying Lotus__

What do __Steven Ellison__, __FlyLo__, and __Captain Murphy__ have in common? They share a human body with __Flying Lotus__, an American record producer, musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from LA.

John Coltrane was an experimental jazz influencer. His great-nephew, Flying Lotus, is known for experimental hip hop, alternative hip hop, and electronic music. A Flying Lotus performance is much more than a DJ spinning other musician’s tracks. He creates and records each beat he plays, on staging that is more theatrical than the typical concert stage. Oh the LIGHTS! One can’t really imagine what’s cooking for this tour, but we do know we need to take 3D glasses with us to the Variety Playhouse for this event, according to FL’s Twitter.

__THURSDAY, SEPT. 12-15__ __Boys in Trouble__

If you, or someone you know, suffers from toxic masculinity syndrome, this is the prescription for you. A nice dose of timely and compelling commentary on contemporary masculinity will fix you right up. Doctor’s orders. This is an all male dance performance, which places a dynamic queer lens on questions of embodiment, violence, black queer love, whiteness, shame, and posturing. Recommending this for fraternities, Brian Kemp’s staff, and all males who regularly frequent the Ivy Buckhead, or any Buckhead dive bar really.

“Sean Dorsey Dance’s award-winning, multigenerational ensemble performs these athletic dances with gusto — moving seamlessly between full-throttle dancing, live speaking, and intimate storytelling,” according to 7 Stages.

__THURSDAY & FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 & 13__ __Heather McMahan’s “Farewell Tour”__

A year ago, __Heather McMahan__ was on the verge of winning 2018’s “Best Comedian” by ''Creative Loafing''’s critics. I convinced her to have a slumber party at my carriage house and we hit EAV, with wigs, in full character. Well, Heather stayed in one of her many popular street characters, “Tiffany from Decatur,” and attempted to be “Cim, with a C,” (pronounced Kim), a Zima lush Tiffany met at their shared megachurch.

Since then, Heather’s fame has EXPLODED. A true comedic Instagram sensation, her popularity grew modestly until Maria Shriver became a fan. In July, Shriver was co-hosting the 17th, I mean 4th, hour of “The Today Show” when she recapped Heather’s Instagram stories from the weekend prior. THE. NEXT. WEEK. Heather was on, not as a guest, but as a HOST of “The Today Show” with Jenna Bush Hager. A week after that, she announces her first tour, “The Farewell Tour,” an eight-city Southeastern tour, which sold out in minutes. Why keep a sold-out show on The Move? B/C this is one Atlantan living her truth and doing the most with it — we should be very proud.

__SUNDAY, SEPT. 22__ __Hemp Painting Class__

This month, learn how to use hemp for building, sculpting, and painting, ''oh my''! This Decatur workshop with __Aviva Kessler__ will teach attendees how to make a small batch of hemp sculpt and learn how to apply pigment to it and also to hemp plaster batches. You’ll even use hemp paints to paint an actual wall at Waller’s Coffee Shop, and go home with your own small sculpted and pigmented "hemp rock.” I got to hold a hemp rock during Aviva’s “Friends in High Places” podcast interview, and it was surprisingly lightweight. I’m no builder, but I’d prob be kewl with a hemp hut for a home. Just don’t smoke your rock.

Aviva has spent 20 years advocating for marijuana. Bless her. She’s done so by song and education. She crushed ''CL’''s Live from the Archives performance, available on CL’s Instagram. BONUS!! You can catch her with her band, __Aviva and the Flying Penguins__, live at the __Clermont Lounge__ Thursday, Sept. 19.

__MONDAY, SEPT. 23__ __Drag / Burlesque Open Stage__

Open mic for drag AND burlesque, holy bajesus, we’ve all died and gone to queer heaven. A safe space and event for those itching to blossom into performance creativity. Amen! We will likely see many stars born from this open mic. I can feel it. “Do you have a drag or burlesque dream in your heart or an act you've been wanting to try in front of a new audience? Tonight is your night! Newcomers welcome!” at __The Bakery Atlanta__.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 __MY ILLEGAL BODY__

A timely event to benefit __Planned Parenthood__ and the __Feminist Women's Health Center__, ''My Illegal Body'' will feature live performances by Atlanta favs __rose hotel__, __Riboflavin__, __Rated Age__, __TAYLOR ALXNDR__, and __Taves & Weatherly__. Some DJ action with __Aja Arnold__ and __Kale Svvick__. This event is donation-based, obvi. Also, a write-off! Make your accountant proud by supporting your local performers supporting women. The scene sets up at __529__ in East Atlanta Village. C U there!

__SUNDAY, SEPT. 29__ __Meet At MET__

Got wheels? Roll over to __the MET__, formerly known by most Atlantans as the Metropolitan Lofts, during __Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest__. All afternoon into early evening, the MET will host an artist market, and offer live screenprinting by the MET's own __Danger Press__, illustrated fortune telling by __Paper Ghost Fortune Machine__, The Analog Vending Machine! by __Sarah Lawrence Design Emporium__, art installations by __Dayle Bennett__ of __Design Studio No. 4__, and even breakdancing by West End's own __Toma Fit__. __Galleries MINT__, Mutiny __Artwrx__, and __Flora Aura Photography__ by __Charlie Watts__ will be open for passersby to peep.

Atlanta Streets Alive occurs three times a year, closing down different sections of Atlanta streets to vehicles for an afternoon. “Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way,” per Atlanta Streets Alive.

__Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it!__ Shameless plug for ''CL''’s latest POTcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Cannabis entrepreneurs, politicians, legal experts, artists, and activists, are all available for your listening curiosities on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts."
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My GAWD, swamp-ass season isn’t going anywhere any time soon. If you can't take the heat, read on for the sweet tea, my sweaty bithkitz.

SUNDAY SEPT. 1 House in the Park 

House music in Atlanta, outside of festivals, is typically played at night. Late night. Unlike Europe, South America, and basically the rest of the planet where house music is played in every taxi, cafe, Laundromat, and, well, everywhere 24/7. Americans typically associate it with underground club raves. House in the Park happens outside. During the day. In Grant Park. And, it’s family-oriented. For eight hours, four DJs will make the park pulse with international house music while families and extended families park tailgate tent to tailgate with spreads that would make any BBQ pitmaster swoon.

“House in the Park" is a musical exploration of the soul and a vision to see House Music become a unifying movement, transcending every strata of society, ethnic identification, race classification, age, and lifestyle,” claim those who organize House in the Park. It’s been speshy to watch a free festival grow into a larger, ticketed event. Think of it this way: Even if you only dance part of the day, it’s still cheaper (and more fun) at a modest $10, than most exercise classes. Thank you, DJ Ramon “Rawsoul” Guyton and Kai Alce for uniting Atlanta via worldwide vibes.

MONDAY, SEPT. 2 Chaka Khan Pond

Atlanta’s favorite day party, Chaka Khan Hacienda, will be setting up poolside at the W Midtown this Labor Day. NYC’s spicy redhead, Amber Valentine, will share the DJ deck with Chaka Khan Mother, Ree de la Vega. The Human Rights Campaign is the hostess with the mostest swag, info, and a cabana giveaway! Braids with Babes will be there to braid your locks and glitter those pecs. IDK about y’all, but I’d much rather spend my Labor Day at the W than at that dirty death pond y’all call Lake Lanier. I hear it’s not even safe for pups these days. #bluegreenalgae

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Queer Yoga Deep Stretch

First and foremost, this is an event for every body, not just those who identify as queer. Don’t expect to be converted, unless you want to. Do expect to leave inspired by colorful vibes and diversity. Located in the gorgeous King Plow ballroom. Yogis are invited next door to Counter Culture Coffee for some FREE special cups of Joe afterwards. “ALL humans of ALL shapes, sizes, colors, and identities who are willing to contribute to a positive and uplifting community environment are welcome!” says instructor/organizer, Patrick Joseph Boston.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Flying Lotus

What do Steven Ellison, FlyLo, and Captain Murphy have in common? They share a human body with Flying Lotus, an American record producer, musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from LA.

John Coltrane was an experimental jazz influencer. His great-nephew, Flying Lotus, is known for experimental hip hop, alternative hip hop, and electronic music. A Flying Lotus performance is much more than a DJ spinning other musician’s tracks. He creates and records each beat he plays, on staging that is more theatrical than the typical concert stage. Oh the LIGHTS! One can’t really imagine what’s cooking for this tour, but we do know we need to take 3D glasses with us to the Variety Playhouse for this event, according to FL’s Twitter.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12-15 Boys in Trouble

If you, or someone you know, suffers from toxic masculinity syndrome, this is the prescription for you. A nice dose of timely and compelling commentary on contemporary masculinity will fix you right up. Doctor’s orders. This is an all male dance performance, which places a dynamic queer lens on questions of embodiment, violence, black queer love, whiteness, shame, and posturing. Recommending this for fraternities, Brian Kemp’s staff, and all males who regularly frequent the Ivy Buckhead, or any Buckhead dive bar really.

“Sean Dorsey Dance’s award-winning, multigenerational ensemble performs these athletic dances with gusto — moving seamlessly between full-throttle dancing, live speaking, and intimate storytelling,” according to 7 Stages.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 & 13 Heather McMahan’s “Farewell Tour”

A year ago, Heather McMahan was on the verge of winning 2018’s “Best Comedian” by Creative Loafing’s critics. I convinced her to have a slumber party at my carriage house and we hit EAV, with wigs, in full character. Well, Heather stayed in one of her many popular street characters, “Tiffany from Decatur,” and attempted to be “Cim, with a C,” (pronounced Kim), a Zima lush Tiffany met at their shared megachurch.

Since then, Heather’s fame has EXPLODED. A true comedic Instagram sensation, her popularity grew modestly until Maria Shriver became a fan. In July, Shriver was co-hosting the 17th, I mean 4th, hour of “The Today Show” when she recapped Heather’s Instagram stories from the weekend prior. THE. NEXT. WEEK. Heather was on, not as a guest, but as a HOST of “The Today Show” with Jenna Bush Hager. A week after that, she announces her first tour, “The Farewell Tour,” an eight-city Southeastern tour, which sold out in minutes. Why keep a sold-out show on The Move? B/C this is one Atlantan living her truth and doing the most with it — we should be very proud.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Hemp Painting Class

This month, learn how to use hemp for building, sculpting, and painting, oh my! This Decatur workshop with Aviva Kessler will teach attendees how to make a small batch of hemp sculpt and learn how to apply pigment to it and also to hemp plaster batches. You’ll even use hemp paints to paint an actual wall at Waller’s Coffee Shop, and go home with your own small sculpted and pigmented "hemp rock.” I got to hold a hemp rock during Aviva’s “Friends in High Places” podcast interview, and it was surprisingly lightweight. I’m no builder, but I’d prob be kewl with a hemp hut for a home. Just don’t smoke your rock.

Aviva has spent 20 years advocating for marijuana. Bless her. She’s done so by song and education. She crushed CL’s Live from the Archives performance, available on CL’s Instagram. BONUS!! You can catch her with her band, Aviva and the Flying Penguins, live at the Clermont Lounge Thursday, Sept. 19.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 Drag / Burlesque Open Stage

Open mic for drag AND burlesque, holy bajesus, we’ve all died and gone to queer heaven. A safe space and event for those itching to blossom into performance creativity. Amen! We will likely see many stars born from this open mic. I can feel it. “Do you have a drag or burlesque dream in your heart or an act you've been wanting to try in front of a new audience? Tonight is your night! Newcomers welcome!” at The Bakery Atlanta.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 MY ILLEGAL BODY

A timely event to benefit Planned Parenthood and the Feminist Women's Health Center, My Illegal Body will feature live performances by Atlanta favs rose hotel, Riboflavin, Rated Age, TAYLOR ALXNDR, and Taves & Weatherly. Some DJ action with Aja Arnold and Kale Svvick. This event is donation-based, obvi. Also, a write-off! Make your accountant proud by supporting your local performers supporting women. The scene sets up at 529 in East Atlanta Village. C U there!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Meet At MET

Got wheels? Roll over to the MET, formerly known by most Atlantans as the Metropolitan Lofts, during Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest. All afternoon into early evening, the MET will host an artist market, and offer live screenprinting by the MET's own Danger Press, illustrated fortune telling by Paper Ghost Fortune Machine, The Analog Vending Machine! by Sarah Lawrence Design Emporium, art installations by Dayle Bennett of Design Studio No. 4, and even breakdancing by West End's own Toma Fit. Galleries MINT, Mutiny Artwrx, and Flora Aura Photography by Charlie Watts will be open for passersby to peep.

Atlanta Streets Alive occurs three times a year, closing down different sections of Atlanta streets to vehicles for an afternoon. “Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way,” per Atlanta Streets Alive.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest POTcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Cannabis entrepreneurs, politicians, legal experts, artists, and activists, are all available for your listening curiosities on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts.     Heather McMahan prepares hits the road for her first tour, "The Farewell Tour".  0,0,2    themove                             THE MOVE: September, Plan Accordingly "
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This month, on The Move, hip-hop for the hearing impaired, a yoga marathon, and more. Can you guess which Australian pop star hits Atlanta in August and is only performing in small venues?? How about Ouiser on the big screen? Read on for the tea, my Fluffy Bithkitz.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Kwanza Hall, The Georgia Hemp Company, Aviva and the Flying Penguins, and Sophia Sabsowitz with Pulp Books ATL, are all available for your listening pleasures on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts.

!!THURSDAY AUG. 1
AMEN: Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets! Best Drag Queen, Best Event Host ... just a few titles our beloved drag queen Brigitte Bidet has earned from CL Best of Atlanta. STUNNING!! But also, this queen is a professionally trained dancer, with a comedic flare that will have you crying tears of laughter after she’s read you from top to bottom. Comb out your best blonde wig and squeeze back into that cheer squad ’fit and pay respects to the legend herself at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets is part of the monthly drag show, AMEN, a TAYLOR ALXNDR production.

!!  THURSDAY AUG. 8
ContrastATL: Dado (Free All Night) ContrastATL is the spot for FREE SOUNDS. This edition brings West Coast dubstep producer, Dado, for an intimate, speshy night of deep curated vibes at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Happens on 8/08, but not in connection with 808Fest. Bass, however, will still be present.

!!FRIDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 9-11
Dirty South Yoga Fest For the sixth consecutive year, Dirty South Yoga Fest brings together all of Atlanta & beyond’s best yogis under one roof. Throughout the weekend, yogis can choose from more than 10 courses of movement, meditation, and camaraderie. Classes vary and include options like RAVI Flow 101 using weighted blankets for additional calming; "Ride the Wave of Breath," a Somatic Exploration; and introductions into acro yoga.

CL’s Best of Atlanta “Best Yogi” 2018, Ziggy Moon will lead the meditation at the Friday-night Kick Off party, which also features vocalist Ruby Velle and yogini performer Charisse. “YES we will meditate, vibrate, and levitate. Buy your tickets for the Fridayyy Kick Off at dirtysouthyogafest.com,” — Ziggy Moon. The Loudermilk Center on Courtland Street is the location for this year’s festivities.

!!SATURDAY AUG. 10
Subtle Presents a Block Party & Warehouse Experience 2 p.m.-4 a.m. House and techno party hosts Subtle popped on the scene earlier in 2019, partnering with the Westside Cultural Arts Center and handpicking a house music selection that proves in demand in Atlanta. A short five months later and they’re bringing us a fest. “Our main focus is techhouse, techno, and house music, but we have included a couple of bass acts on the outdoor stage.” — Brendon, director of operations, Subtle Events.

Need some encouragement to get started early? Shlump tells The Move it is providing an open bar, as in FREE, from 2-3 p.m. Two out of the three stages are AIR CONDITIONED. This is huge. The outdoor stage will collaborate with 808 Fest, a multiday, multivenue celebration of bass happening around Atlanta the same weekend, with Dead Romeo from 4-5 p.m. Times staggered so no headliners are on at the same time. Kill Frenzy and VNSSA of Dirtybird fam are set to perform for the first time in Atlanta. Hoops and poi allowed, but leave that fire at home as they’ve hired professional pyros. Also, I’ll appreciate what else Subtle tells you to leave behind: “No bad attitudes or vibes.”

!!SATURDAY AUG. 17
Brendan Maclean with special guest Chelsea Shag When the Goddess of Nonsense ATL, DJ Kimber, calls to say she’s bringing a queer pop icon stateside, you clear the schedule hunny! “This is a big ol’ deal because his album debuted at #2 on the Australian iTunes charts in March, and he’s been called things like ‘a king of pop in the making’ (by the Guardian UK). He’s a queer icon in Australia but just hasn’t broken over here in a big way yet, so we’re fortunate to have him at such a small venue.”

Maclean’s controversial music video, “House of Air,” was described by the New Yorker as “Should never be viewed in any public setting,” and was eventually removed from Youtube. Why? In the video, homosexual encounters are depicted, casually, but I’m going to guess the interracial analingus is what sent evangelists into a tailspin. Personally, I find the video educational, interesting, and positive in nature. Nothin’ like young gays being gay! Emojis: butterfly, spinny heart, spinny heart, rainbow, boys kissing!!

PS: Preview Maclean live on CL’s Live from the Archives on Wednesday, August 21 on Facebook (@clatl) and Instagram (@creativeloafingatlanta) Live. Simply go to our profiles to view. Show starts around noonish.

!!SUNDAY AUG. 18
Can You Hear Me Now? DEAFinitely Dope is the artist name for Matt Maxey, a deaf performer and “the man bringing music to the deaf community,” landing at The Bakery Atlanta in August. From a young age, Maxey has only heard 25 percent of what’s going on. Add trusted hearing aids, and that volume cranks up to 70 percent. Focusing more on speech therapy, he struggled with sign language, until he challenged himself to sign his favorite rap songs. It worked.

Maxey soon mastered the language and started volunteering his skills. Signing music to the deaf community has led to calls from Chance the Rapper, D.R.A.M. and a spot on the MTV Video Music Awards signing the year’s hip hop category nominees. He currently offers “Visually artistic interpreting for music, motivational speaking, workshops, fundraisers, performances, ASL consulting and minority advancement.” — DEAFinitely Dope.

In classic Bakery fashion, this event comes with more than one attraction. On the menu for the same evening are two short film screenings about deaf artists and an interactive sound exhibit. “We will turn the stall hallways into booths in which you can experience sound in different ways (touch, vibrations, visual).” — Amanda Norris, The Bakery Atlanta

!!THURSDAY–SUNDAY AUG. 29–SEPT. 8
29Rooms: Expand Your Reality Traveling immersive installations making up “29Rooms” will head south August 29 and stay through September 8 at The Works, an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside.

Super blog Refinery29 selected two Atlanta artists to collaborate on this multicity event. Artist Sarah Emerson, chosen to create the welcoming mural, would not giveaway her master plan, but did hint at fluorescents. Let’s glow! Once inside, you’ll find immersive artwork by artists from around the country, including local GSU grad, NNEKKA. Check out @CreativeLoafingAtlanta on Instagram for video interviews with both Emerson and NNEKKA.

“Through multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops, we present you with a new way to connect with creativity, culture, and community.” — 29rooms.com. Besides the art, the beauty of these temporary attractions is they literally don’t get old. Similar to Infinity Mirrors, Candytopia, and Slime City. What a time to be alive!

!!Sundays 5-10 p.m. through October.
Chaka Khan Hacienda. Last month’s Talk of the Town highlighted a very regular Move, Chaka Khan Hacienda. This is one decorated day party owning the current title of “Best Day Party 2018” and “Best Recurring Party 2018,” by CL’s Best of Atlanta critics. This party is the reggae, house, and disco fusion sailing over the smell of Japanese street noodles overlooking the heart of Ponce, produced by bombshell Ree de la Vega.

The SCENE: Colorful. Gays, grays, and baes who slay. But seriously, it’s all ages and family-friendly. Most recently, I paid $5 for temporarily glittered teeth, and an extra $5 for more glitter to the face. Cupping’s a thang too. You know, that ancient form of suctioning glass cups to muscles. Great for pain relief, but leaves hella marks. You know it’s a safe space when everyone is happy, dancing, buying vintage, and paying for giant hickies. Plan on getting sweaty, Betty!

!!WEDNESDAY AUG. 14
WUSSY Mag brings Steel Magnolias to the Plaza Theatre “DRINK YOUR JUICE, SHELBY!” This 1989 classic based on a true story was written in just 10 days. “It just poured out into my typewriter in a 24/7 tsunami of Southernness,” writer Robert Harling has been quoted as saying of the play, which was inspired by the passing of his sister, who would become “Shelby” in the iconic film, set and filmed in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

If you’ve never seen Steel Magnolias on the big screen, now is your time, darlin’! And aw hell y’all, if it ain’t a Wussy party. Drag Queens Brigitte Bidet and Molly Rimswell are hosting a costume contest, so dust off those floral-print couch cushions and start crafting that look. “We encourage attendees to get rowdy, quote, and interact with the film.” — Wussy Mag. If you don’t like folks talking during films, stick to Netflix."
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This month, on ''The Move'', hip-hop for the hearing impaired, a yoga marathon, and more. Can you guess which Australian pop star hits Atlanta in August and is only performing in small venues?? How about Ouiser on the big screen? Read on for the tea, my Fluffy Bithkitz.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Kwanza Hall, The Georgia Hemp Company, Aviva and the Flying Penguins, and Sophia Sabsowitz with Pulp Books ATL, are all available for your listening pleasures on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts.

!!THURSDAY AUG. 1
__AMEN: Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets!__ Best Drag Queen, Best Event Host ... just a few titles our beloved drag queen Brigitte Bidet has earned from ''CL'' Best of Atlanta. STUNNING!! But also, this queen is a professionally trained dancer, with a comedic flare that will have you crying tears of laughter after she’s read you from top to bottom. Comb out your best blonde wig and squeeze back into that cheer squad ’fit and pay respects to the legend herself at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets is part of the monthly drag show, AMEN, a TAYLOR ALXNDR production.

!! %%% THURSDAY AUG. 8
ContrastATL: Dado (Free All Night) ContrastATL is the spot for FREE SOUNDS. This edition brings West Coast dubstep producer, Dado, for an intimate, speshy night of deep curated vibes at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Happens on 8/08, but not in connection with 808Fest. Bass, however, will still be present.

!!FRIDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 9-11
Dirty South Yoga Fest For the sixth consecutive year, Dirty South Yoga Fest brings together all of Atlanta & beyond’s best yogis under one roof. Throughout the weekend, yogis can choose from more than 10 courses of movement, meditation, and camaraderie. Classes vary and include options like RAVI Flow 101 using weighted blankets for additional calming; "Ride the Wave of Breath," a Somatic Exploration; and introductions into acro yoga.

''CL''’s Best of Atlanta “Best Yogi” 2018, Ziggy Moon will lead the meditation at the Friday-night Kick Off party, which also features vocalist Ruby Velle and yogini performer Charisse. “YES we will meditate, vibrate, and levitate. Buy your tickets for the Fridayyy Kick Off at dirtysouthyogafest.com,” — Ziggy Moon. The Loudermilk Center on Courtland Street is the location for this year’s festivities.

!!SATURDAY AUG. 10
Subtle Presents a Block Party & Warehouse Experience 2 p.m.-4 a.m. House and techno party hosts Subtle popped on the scene earlier in 2019, partnering with the Westside Cultural Arts Center and handpicking a house music selection that proves in demand in Atlanta. A short five months later and they’re bringing us a fest. “Our main focus is techhouse, techno, and house music, but we have included a couple of bass acts on the outdoor stage.” — Brendon, director of operations, Subtle Events.

Need some encouragement to get started early? Shlump tells The Move it is providing an open bar, as in FREE, from 2-3 p.m. Two out of the three stages are AIR CONDITIONED. This is huge. The outdoor stage will collaborate with 808 Fest, a multiday, multivenue celebration of bass happening around Atlanta the same weekend, with Dead Romeo from 4-5 p.m. Times staggered so no headliners are on at the same time. Kill Frenzy and VNSSA of Dirtybird fam are set to perform for the first time in Atlanta. Hoops and poi allowed, but leave that fire at home as they’ve hired professional pyros. Also, I’ll appreciate what else Subtle tells you to leave behind: “No bad attitudes or vibes.”

!!SATURDAY AUG. 17
Brendan Maclean with special guest Chelsea Shag When the Goddess of Nonsense ATL, DJ Kimber, calls to say she’s bringing a queer pop icon stateside, you clear the schedule hunny! “This is a big ol’ deal because his album debuted at #2 on the Australian iTunes charts in March, and he’s been called things like ‘a king of pop in the making’ (by the ''Guardian'' UK). He’s a queer icon in Australia but just hasn’t broken over here in a big way yet, so we’re fortunate to have him at such a small venue.”

Maclean’s controversial music video, “House of Air,” was described by the ''New Yorker'' as “Should never be viewed in any public setting,” and was eventually removed from Youtube. Why? In the video, homosexual encounters are depicted, casually, but I’m going to guess the interracial analingus is what sent evangelists into a tailspin. Personally, I find the video educational, interesting, and positive in nature. Nothin’ like young gays being gay! Emojis: butterfly, spinny heart, spinny heart, rainbow, boys kissing!!

PS: Preview Maclean live on ''CL''’s Live from the Archives on Wednesday, August 21 on Facebook (@clatl) and Instagram (@creativeloafingatlanta) Live. Simply go to our profiles to view. Show starts around noonish.

!!SUNDAY AUG. 18
Can You Hear Me Now? DEAFinitely Dope is the artist name for Matt Maxey, a deaf performer and “the man bringing music to the deaf community,” landing at The Bakery Atlanta in August. From a young age, Maxey has only heard 25 percent of what’s going on. Add trusted hearing aids, and that volume cranks up to 70 percent. Focusing more on speech therapy, he struggled with sign language, until he challenged himself to sign his favorite rap songs. It worked.

Maxey soon mastered the language and started volunteering his skills. Signing music to the deaf community has led to calls from Chance the Rapper, D.R.A.M. and a spot on the MTV Video Music Awards signing the year’s hip hop category nominees. He currently offers “Visually artistic interpreting for music, motivational speaking, workshops, fundraisers, performances, ASL consulting and minority advancement.” — DEAFinitely Dope.

In classic Bakery fashion, this event comes with more than one attraction. On the menu for the same evening are two short film screenings about deaf artists and an interactive sound exhibit. “We will turn the stall hallways into booths in which you can experience sound in different ways (touch, vibrations, visual).” — Amanda Norris, The Bakery Atlanta

!!THURSDAY–SUNDAY AUG. 29–SEPT. 8
29Rooms: Expand Your Reality Traveling immersive installations making up “29Rooms” will head south August 29 and stay through September 8 at The Works, an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside.

Super blog Refinery29 selected two Atlanta artists to collaborate on this multicity event. Artist Sarah Emerson, chosen to create the welcoming mural, would not giveaway her master plan, but did hint at fluorescents. Let’s glow! Once inside, you’ll find immersive artwork by artists from around the country, including local GSU grad, NNEKKA. Check out @CreativeLoafingAtlanta on Instagram for video interviews with both Emerson and NNEKKA.

“Through multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops, we present you with a new way to connect with creativity, culture, and community.” — 29rooms.com. Besides the art, the beauty of these temporary attractions is they literally don’t get old. Similar to Infinity Mirrors, Candytopia, and Slime City. What a time to be alive!

!!Sundays 5-10 p.m. through October.
Chaka Khan Hacienda. Last month’s Talk of the Town highlighted a very regular Move, Chaka Khan Hacienda. This is one decorated day party owning the current title of “Best Day Party 2018” and “Best Recurring Party 2018,” by ''CL''’s Best of Atlanta critics. This party is the reggae, house, and disco fusion sailing over the smell of Japanese street noodles overlooking the heart of Ponce, produced by bombshell Ree de la Vega.

The SCENE: Colorful. Gays, grays, and baes who slay. But seriously, it’s all ages and family-friendly. Most recently, I paid $5 for temporarily glittered teeth, and an extra $5 for more glitter to the face. Cupping’s a thang too. You know, that ancient form of suctioning glass cups to muscles. Great for pain relief, but leaves hella marks. You know it’s a safe space when everyone is happy, dancing, buying vintage, and paying for giant hickies. Plan on getting sweaty, Betty!

!!WEDNESDAY AUG. 14
WUSSY Mag brings ''Steel Magnolias'' to the Plaza Theatre “DRINK YOUR JUICE, SHELBY!” This 1989 classic based on a true story was written in just 10 days. “It just poured out into my typewriter in a 24/7 tsunami of Southernness,” writer Robert Harling has been quoted as saying of the play, which was inspired by the passing of his sister, who would become “Shelby” in the iconic film, set and filmed in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

If you’ve never seen ''Steel Magnolias'' on the big screen, now is your time, darlin’! And aw hell y’all, if it ain’t a Wussy party. Drag Queens Brigitte Bidet and Molly Rimswell are hosting a costume contest, so dust off those floral-print couch cushions and start crafting that look. “We encourage attendees to get rowdy, quote, and interact with the film.” — Wussy Mag. If you don’t like folks talking during films, stick to Netflix."
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  21694  2019-08-06T20:13:48+00:00 THE MOVE: August 2019 ema.carr@creativeloafing.com Ema Carr Ema Carr  2019-08-06T20:13:48+00:00 The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground, and some above ground, events in ATL. Bc you CAN have a balanced diet of disco and yoga. Warning of side effects: Overdose of culture and queerdom. Bloated bank account from lack of overpriced ticket purchases. Confusion meeting clarity via mind, body and soul. Consume at your own risk. The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground, and some above ground, events in ATL. Bc you CAN have a balanced diet of disco and yoga. Warning of side effects: Overdose of culture and queerdom. Bloated bank account from lack of overpriced ticket purchases. Confusion meeting clarity via mind, body and soul. Consume at your own risk.

This month, on The Move, hip-hop for the hearing impaired, a yoga marathon, and more. Can you guess which Australian pop star hits Atlanta in August and is only performing in small venues?? How about Ouiser on the big screen? Read on for the tea, my Fluffy Bithkitz.

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. Kwanza Hall, The Georgia Hemp Company, Aviva and the Flying Penguins, and Sophia Sabsowitz with Pulp Books ATL, are all available for your listening pleasures on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and of course, creativeloafing.com/podcasts.

!!THURSDAY AUG. 1
AMEN: Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets! Best Drag Queen, Best Event Host ... just a few titles our beloved drag queen Brigitte Bidet has earned from CL Best of Atlanta. STUNNING!! But also, this queen is a professionally trained dancer, with a comedic flare that will have you crying tears of laughter after she’s read you from top to bottom. Comb out your best blonde wig and squeeze back into that cheer squad ’fit and pay respects to the legend herself at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. Night of 1000 Brigitte Bidets is part of the monthly drag show, AMEN, a TAYLOR ALXNDR production.

!!  THURSDAY AUG. 8
ContrastATL: Dado (Free All Night) ContrastATL is the spot for FREE SOUNDS. This edition brings West Coast dubstep producer, Dado, for an intimate, speshy night of deep curated vibes at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Happens on 8/08, but not in connection with 808Fest. Bass, however, will still be present.

!!FRIDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 9-11
Dirty South Yoga Fest For the sixth consecutive year, Dirty South Yoga Fest brings together all of Atlanta & beyond’s best yogis under one roof. Throughout the weekend, yogis can choose from more than 10 courses of movement, meditation, and camaraderie. Classes vary and include options like RAVI Flow 101 using weighted blankets for additional calming; "Ride the Wave of Breath," a Somatic Exploration; and introductions into acro yoga.

CL’s Best of Atlanta “Best Yogi” 2018, Ziggy Moon will lead the meditation at the Friday-night Kick Off party, which also features vocalist Ruby Velle and yogini performer Charisse. “YES we will meditate, vibrate, and levitate. Buy your tickets for the Fridayyy Kick Off at dirtysouthyogafest.com,” — Ziggy Moon. The Loudermilk Center on Courtland Street is the location for this year’s festivities.

!!SATURDAY AUG. 10
Subtle Presents a Block Party & Warehouse Experience 2 p.m.-4 a.m. House and techno party hosts Subtle popped on the scene earlier in 2019, partnering with the Westside Cultural Arts Center and handpicking a house music selection that proves in demand in Atlanta. A short five months later and they’re bringing us a fest. “Our main focus is techhouse, techno, and house music, but we have included a couple of bass acts on the outdoor stage.” — Brendon, director of operations, Subtle Events.

Need some encouragement to get started early? Shlump tells The Move it is providing an open bar, as in FREE, from 2-3 p.m. Two out of the three stages are AIR CONDITIONED. This is huge. The outdoor stage will collaborate with 808 Fest, a multiday, multivenue celebration of bass happening around Atlanta the same weekend, with Dead Romeo from 4-5 p.m. Times staggered so no headliners are on at the same time. Kill Frenzy and VNSSA of Dirtybird fam are set to perform for the first time in Atlanta. Hoops and poi allowed, but leave that fire at home as they’ve hired professional pyros. Also, I’ll appreciate what else Subtle tells you to leave behind: “No bad attitudes or vibes.”

!!SATURDAY AUG. 17
Brendan Maclean with special guest Chelsea Shag When the Goddess of Nonsense ATL, DJ Kimber, calls to say she’s bringing a queer pop icon stateside, you clear the schedule hunny! “This is a big ol’ deal because his album debuted at #2 on the Australian iTunes charts in March, and he’s been called things like ‘a king of pop in the making’ (by the Guardian UK). He’s a queer icon in Australia but just hasn’t broken over here in a big way yet, so we’re fortunate to have him at such a small venue.”

Maclean’s controversial music video, “House of Air,” was described by the New Yorker as “Should never be viewed in any public setting,” and was eventually removed from Youtube. Why? In the video, homosexual encounters are depicted, casually, but I’m going to guess the interracial analingus is what sent evangelists into a tailspin. Personally, I find the video educational, interesting, and positive in nature. Nothin’ like young gays being gay! Emojis: butterfly, spinny heart, spinny heart, rainbow, boys kissing!!

PS: Preview Maclean live on CL’s Live from the Archives on Wednesday, August 21 on Facebook (@clatl) and Instagram (@creativeloafingatlanta) Live. Simply go to our profiles to view. Show starts around noonish.

!!SUNDAY AUG. 18
Can You Hear Me Now? DEAFinitely Dope is the artist name for Matt Maxey, a deaf performer and “the man bringing music to the deaf community,” landing at The Bakery Atlanta in August. From a young age, Maxey has only heard 25 percent of what’s going on. Add trusted hearing aids, and that volume cranks up to 70 percent. Focusing more on speech therapy, he struggled with sign language, until he challenged himself to sign his favorite rap songs. It worked.

Maxey soon mastered the language and started volunteering his skills. Signing music to the deaf community has led to calls from Chance the Rapper, D.R.A.M. and a spot on the MTV Video Music Awards signing the year’s hip hop category nominees. He currently offers “Visually artistic interpreting for music, motivational speaking, workshops, fundraisers, performances, ASL consulting and minority advancement.” — DEAFinitely Dope.

In classic Bakery fashion, this event comes with more than one attraction. On the menu for the same evening are two short film screenings about deaf artists and an interactive sound exhibit. “We will turn the stall hallways into booths in which you can experience sound in different ways (touch, vibrations, visual).” — Amanda Norris, The Bakery Atlanta

!!THURSDAY–SUNDAY AUG. 29–SEPT. 8
29Rooms: Expand Your Reality Traveling immersive installations making up “29Rooms” will head south August 29 and stay through September 8 at The Works, an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside.

Super blog Refinery29 selected two Atlanta artists to collaborate on this multicity event. Artist Sarah Emerson, chosen to create the welcoming mural, would not giveaway her master plan, but did hint at fluorescents. Let’s glow! Once inside, you’ll find immersive artwork by artists from around the country, including local GSU grad, NNEKKA. Check out @CreativeLoafingAtlanta on Instagram for video interviews with both Emerson and NNEKKA.

“Through multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops, we present you with a new way to connect with creativity, culture, and community.” — 29rooms.com. Besides the art, the beauty of these temporary attractions is they literally don’t get old. Similar to Infinity Mirrors, Candytopia, and Slime City. What a time to be alive!

!!Sundays 5-10 p.m. through October.
Chaka Khan Hacienda. Last month’s Talk of the Town highlighted a very regular Move, Chaka Khan Hacienda. This is one decorated day party owning the current title of “Best Day Party 2018” and “Best Recurring Party 2018,” by CL’s Best of Atlanta critics. This party is the reggae, house, and disco fusion sailing over the smell of Japanese street noodles overlooking the heart of Ponce, produced by bombshell Ree de la Vega.

The SCENE: Colorful. Gays, grays, and baes who slay. But seriously, it’s all ages and family-friendly. Most recently, I paid $5 for temporarily glittered teeth, and an extra $5 for more glitter to the face. Cupping’s a thang too. You know, that ancient form of suctioning glass cups to muscles. Great for pain relief, but leaves hella marks. You know it’s a safe space when everyone is happy, dancing, buying vintage, and paying for giant hickies. Plan on getting sweaty, Betty!

!!WEDNESDAY AUG. 14
WUSSY Mag brings Steel Magnolias to the Plaza Theatre “DRINK YOUR JUICE, SHELBY!” This 1989 classic based on a true story was written in just 10 days. “It just poured out into my typewriter in a 24/7 tsunami of Southernness,” writer Robert Harling has been quoted as saying of the play, which was inspired by the passing of his sister, who would become “Shelby” in the iconic film, set and filmed in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

If you’ve never seen Steel Magnolias on the big screen, now is your time, darlin’! And aw hell y’all, if it ain’t a Wussy party. Drag Queens Brigitte Bidet and Molly Rimswell are hosting a costume contest, so dust off those floral-print couch cushions and start crafting that look. “We encourage attendees to get rowdy, quote, and interact with the film.” — Wussy Mag. If you don’t like folks talking during films, stick to Netflix.    Ema Carr Humidity looks good on it's Very Harry, with Atlanta royalty Brigitte Bidet and Orchid at Chaka Khan Hacienda.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: August 2019 "
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This month, on The Move, we are building thangz and gettin’ our hands dirty, catching a flick at the fabulous Fox and of course, lots of dancing. Read on for the tea, Sweet Peaches <3  

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmemissconception @creativeloafingatl 

FRIDAY JULY 5

DIY Backyard Compost Box Street Cat Media strikes again with yet another industrious, earth-friendly workshop! A few years ago, I bought a large plastic container and started throwing food waste in it. It’s still sitting there, but I’ve been too afraid to peek under the lid. Any volunteers? Assuming that’s a no, I’m going to jump on building a legit compost box. 

“Get your hands dirty at this basic woodworking workshop where you’ll learn how to assemble your own backyard composting box out of recycled wood pallets.” These workshops are nice and small, but you’ll want to snatch a spot sooner than later. Going down in the Bakie Makie space at The Bakery Atlanta.

SATURDAY JULY 6

GRIN: A Multimedia Gallery Installation: Opening Reception What’s the GRL PWR move on The Move this month, you ask? It’s GRIN. “GRIN takes a turn toward the physical attributes that play a part in a woman’s historical path of navigating ‘a man’s world,’ while asking questions about choice, survival, and rebellion.”

The opening and closing receptions will include live performance art. Attendees are encouraged to film these performances — no security hassle here! The film submitted by audience members will “be edited into a community dance film, giving filmmaker credits to everyone who participates. The final film will be shared with the community.” Become part of this exhibit for the long haul with your video contributions. As someone with 25k+ photos and videos on my iPhone, I’m pumped to take more footage. Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan?

THURSDAY JULY 11

DIY Wearables: Sewing LEDs Thus far, each time I’ve dressed in my drag lewk at Miss Conception (yes, cis women can do drag!), I’ve included some type of wearable string lighting. Another Street Cat Media workshop will be taking my drag game to the next level! At this basic electronics workshop, you’ll learn how to code a string of LEDs, some soldering, some sewing — and all in good company. In June, I attended a DIY LED Cloud class and walked out with a lot more than a psychedelic LED cloud of my very own. Now, I’m headed to the DIY Wearables to learn how to be lit on the go! Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan? Typically, I prefer to offer from a wide-range of venues, but The Bakery Atlanta is packed in July and I can’t resist. 

FRIDAY JULY 19

Nonsense: Glow Party at The Basement Nonsense parties make The Move for many reasons. Here are a few. When a flyer says, “Kimber is the DJ,” know they’re talking about the winner of CL’s Best of Atlanta 2018’s BEST DJ. But she doesn’t just bring the tunes, she provides all the flare you need —  in case you forget to dress up or bring your own nonsense. 

“Nonsense is bringing back its most popular theme party with industrial black lights, free neon face and body painting, free glow wear, confetti cannons, and your favorite pop, indie dance, house, and sing-along surprises. Kimber is the DJ.” 

SATURDAY JULY 20

Shiba San at Ravine Dirty Bird fam! My favorite Frenchie, Shiba San, is coming back to ATL! Have you been to Ravine yet? This venue is perfect for large acts, but still feels intimate and vibey with its wood walls, dope sound system, and plenty of space to move. 

“After a 15-year career in the French hip-hop scene, Shiba San became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house, inspiring him to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music.”  Peux-tu danser?! (Can you dance?!)

Reproductive Bits: A Comedy Fundraiser It can be tough to laugh off stress, especially in 2019’s highly-charged climate. That’s why I’m taking my stress straight to the comedy professionals. Each laugh will cure one evangelist — I wish. In reality, all proceeds go to the ACLU of Alabama, currently fighting the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. 

Performances take place at The Beacon, Grant Park’s newest development on the south interim BeltLine trail, by Windy Peach Comedy, Medium Arts ATL and All Together Now Atl. For cereal though, in today’s sensitive times, it’s important to remember the healing effects of laughter. 

SATURDAY JULY 27

The Princess Bride at the Fox Theatre My first experience at the Fabulous Fox Theatre was to see the film The Goonies — and where is “Goonies: The Musical” now that I think about it? — and it was magical. Although I typically only catch concerts at the Fox now, I love the simplicity of lower security and a casual classic film on the big screen. Most have probably seen the films being screened, so expect a lot of reciting of classic one-liners. If you like to watch your movies in silence, try Netflix. 

The Coca-Cola summer film series is a great time to check out the shiny, new Fox Marquee Club. The bumped-up ticket includes priority access to the club 90 minutes prior to showtime, expedited security checks, and a buffet heavy on the pre-show hors d’oeuvres. You may also skip lines and use late-seating holds with access to the club’s private bars and restrooms; unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and rooftop access after the show. Stick around for a nightcap and enjoy a historic view from the Marquee Club on the Fox rooftop.

SATURDAY JULY 27

OYE Fest OYE Fest is a relatively new Latinx festival in ATL, with a mission of togetherness and safety in the Latinx community. OYE Fest celebrates the Latinx scene, creating a platform enabling it to rise and shine, while gaining much-deserved exposure. Lucky for the rest of us

The event typically tops out with a crowd of around a thousand. OYE Fest goes down at the Masquerade in Underground Atlanta. This is a FREE block party, featuring food, an artists market, and performances. Come support Atlanta’s lovely Latinx community. [[Note: The concert, taking place inside the Masquerade, is a tickets event.]

SUNDAY JULY 28

New York Stripped “The Candybox Revue is proud to present the fourth annual installment of their hit Broadway Revue! Come catch the glitz, glamour, and spectacle of classic Broadway hits that include your favorites with a twist, or, learn to fall in love with shows that are hot off the press! It’s Broadway like only Burlesque can do it, made even better by The Candybox Revue!” "
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This month, on The Move, we are building thangz and gettin’ our hands dirty, catching a flick at the fabulous Fox and of course, lots of dancing. Read on for the tea, Sweet Peaches <3  

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmemissconception @creativeloafingatl 

__FRIDAY JULY 5__

__DIY Backyard Compost Box__ Street Cat Media strikes again with yet another industrious, earth-friendly workshop! A few years ago, I bought a large plastic container and started throwing food waste in it. It’s still sitting there, but I’ve been too afraid to peek under the lid. Any volunteers? Assuming that’s a no, I’m going to jump on building a legit compost box. 

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__SATURDAY JULY 6__

__GRIN: A Multimedia Gallery Installation: Opening Reception__ What’s the GRL PWR move on The Move this month, you ask? It’s GRIN. “GRIN takes a turn toward the physical attributes that play a part in a woman’s historical path of navigating ‘a man’s world,’ while asking questions about choice, survival, and rebellion.”

The opening and closing receptions will include live performance art. Attendees are encouraged to film these performances — no security hassle here! The film submitted by audience members will “be edited into a community dance film, giving filmmaker credits to everyone who participates. The final film will be shared with the community.” Become part of this exhibit for the long haul with your video contributions. As someone with 25k+ photos and videos on my iPhone, I’m pumped to take more footage. Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan?

__THURSDAY JULY 11__

__DIY Wearables: Sewing LEDs__ Thus far, each time I’ve dressed in my drag lewk at Miss Conception (yes, cis women can do drag!), I’ve included some type of wearable string lighting. Another Street Cat Media workshop will be taking my drag game to the next level! At this basic electronics workshop, you’ll learn how to code a string of LEDs, some soldering, some sewing — and all in good company. In June, I attended a DIY LED Cloud class and walked out with a lot more than a psychedelic LED cloud of my very own. Now, I’m headed to the DIY Wearables to learn how to be lit on the go! Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan? Typically, I prefer to offer from a wide-range of venues, but The Bakery Atlanta is packed in July and I can’t resist. 

__FRIDAY JULY 19__

__Nonsense: Glow Party at The Basement__ Nonsense parties make The Move for many reasons. Here are a few. When a flyer says, “Kimber is the DJ,” know they’re talking about the winner of ''CL''’s Best of Atlanta 2018’s BEST DJ. But she doesn’t just bring the tunes, she provides all the flare you need —  in case you forget to dress up or bring your own nonsense. 

“Nonsense is bringing back its most popular theme party with industrial black lights, free neon face and body painting, free glow wear, confetti cannons, and your favorite pop, indie dance, house, and sing-along surprises. Kimber is the DJ.” 

__SATURDAY JULY 20__

__Shiba San at Ravine__ Dirty Bird fam! My favorite Frenchie, Shiba San, is coming back to ATL! Have you been to Ravine yet? This venue is perfect for large acts, but still feels intimate and vibey with its wood walls, dope sound system, and plenty of space to move. 

“After a 15-year career in the French hip-hop scene, Shiba San became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house, inspiring him to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music.”  Peux-tu danser?! (Can you dance?!)

__Reproductive Bits: A Comedy Fundraiser__ It can be tough to laugh off stress, especially in 2019’s highly-charged climate. That’s why I’m taking my stress straight to the comedy professionals. Each laugh will cure one evangelist — I wish. In reality, all proceeds go to the ACLU of Alabama, currently fighting the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. 

Performances take place at The Beacon, Grant Park’s newest development on the south interim BeltLine trail, by Windy Peach Comedy, Medium Arts ATL and All Together Now Atl. For cereal though, in today’s sensitive times, it’s important to remember the healing effects of laughter. 

__SATURDAY JULY 27__

__''The Princess Bride'' at the Fox Theatre__ My first experience at the Fabulous Fox Theatre was to see the film T''he Goonies'' — and where is “Goonies: The Musical” now that I think about it? — and it was magical. Although I typically only catch concerts at the Fox now, I love the simplicity of lower security and a casual classic film on the big screen. Most have probably seen the films being screened, so expect a lot of reciting of classic one-liners. If you like to watch your movies in silence, try Netflix. 

The Coca-Cola summer film series is a great time to check out the shiny, new Fox Marquee Club. The bumped-up ticket includes priority access to the club 90 minutes prior to showtime, expedited security checks, and a buffet heavy on the pre-show hors d’oeuvres. You may also skip lines and use late-seating holds with access to the club’s private bars and restrooms; unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and rooftop access after the show. Stick around for a nightcap and enjoy a historic view from the Marquee Club on the Fox rooftop.

__SATURDAY JULY 27__

__OYE Fest__ OYE Fest is a relatively new Latinx festival in ATL, with a mission of togetherness and safety in the Latinx community. OYE Fest celebrates the Latinx scene, creating a platform enabling it to rise and shine, while gaining much-deserved exposure. Lucky for the rest of us

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This month, on The Move, we are building thangz and gettin’ our hands dirty, catching a flick at the fabulous Fox and of course, lots of dancing. Read on for the tea, Sweet Peaches <3  

Psst… Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for the latest episode of, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. For more updates:  @callmemissconception @creativeloafingatl 

FRIDAY JULY 5

DIY Backyard Compost Box Street Cat Media strikes again with yet another industrious, earth-friendly workshop! A few years ago, I bought a large plastic container and started throwing food waste in it. It’s still sitting there, but I’ve been too afraid to peek under the lid. Any volunteers? Assuming that’s a no, I’m going to jump on building a legit compost box. 

“Get your hands dirty at this basic woodworking workshop where you’ll learn how to assemble your own backyard composting box out of recycled wood pallets.” These workshops are nice and small, but you’ll want to snatch a spot sooner than later. Going down in the Bakie Makie space at The Bakery Atlanta.

SATURDAY JULY 6

GRIN: A Multimedia Gallery Installation: Opening Reception What’s the GRL PWR move on The Move this month, you ask? It’s GRIN. “GRIN takes a turn toward the physical attributes that play a part in a woman’s historical path of navigating ‘a man’s world,’ while asking questions about choice, survival, and rebellion.”

The opening and closing receptions will include live performance art. Attendees are encouraged to film these performances — no security hassle here! The film submitted by audience members will “be edited into a community dance film, giving filmmaker credits to everyone who participates. The final film will be shared with the community.” Become part of this exhibit for the long haul with your video contributions. As someone with 25k+ photos and videos on my iPhone, I’m pumped to take more footage. Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan?

THURSDAY JULY 11

DIY Wearables: Sewing LEDs Thus far, each time I’ve dressed in my drag lewk at Miss Conception (yes, cis women can do drag!), I’ve included some type of wearable string lighting. Another Street Cat Media workshop will be taking my drag game to the next level! At this basic electronics workshop, you’ll learn how to code a string of LEDs, some soldering, some sewing — and all in good company. In June, I attended a DIY LED Cloud class and walked out with a lot more than a psychedelic LED cloud of my very own. Now, I’m headed to the DIY Wearables to learn how to be lit on the go! Another one at The Bakery Atlanta. Have I mentioned, I’m a fan? Typically, I prefer to offer from a wide-range of venues, but The Bakery Atlanta is packed in July and I can’t resist. 

FRIDAY JULY 19

Nonsense: Glow Party at The Basement Nonsense parties make The Move for many reasons. Here are a few. When a flyer says, “Kimber is the DJ,” know they’re talking about the winner of CL’s Best of Atlanta 2018’s BEST DJ. But she doesn’t just bring the tunes, she provides all the flare you need —  in case you forget to dress up or bring your own nonsense. 

“Nonsense is bringing back its most popular theme party with industrial black lights, free neon face and body painting, free glow wear, confetti cannons, and your favorite pop, indie dance, house, and sing-along surprises. Kimber is the DJ.” 

SATURDAY JULY 20

Shiba San at Ravine Dirty Bird fam! My favorite Frenchie, Shiba San, is coming back to ATL! Have you been to Ravine yet? This venue is perfect for large acts, but still feels intimate and vibey with its wood walls, dope sound system, and plenty of space to move. 

“After a 15-year career in the French hip-hop scene, Shiba San became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house, inspiring him to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music.”  Peux-tu danser?! (Can you dance?!)

Reproductive Bits: A Comedy Fundraiser It can be tough to laugh off stress, especially in 2019’s highly-charged climate. That’s why I’m taking my stress straight to the comedy professionals. Each laugh will cure one evangelist — I wish. In reality, all proceeds go to the ACLU of Alabama, currently fighting the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. 

Performances take place at The Beacon, Grant Park’s newest development on the south interim BeltLine trail, by Windy Peach Comedy, Medium Arts ATL and All Together Now Atl. For cereal though, in today’s sensitive times, it’s important to remember the healing effects of laughter. 

SATURDAY JULY 27

The Princess Bride at the Fox Theatre My first experience at the Fabulous Fox Theatre was to see the film The Goonies — and where is “Goonies: The Musical” now that I think about it? — and it was magical. Although I typically only catch concerts at the Fox now, I love the simplicity of lower security and a casual classic film on the big screen. Most have probably seen the films being screened, so expect a lot of reciting of classic one-liners. If you like to watch your movies in silence, try Netflix. 

The Coca-Cola summer film series is a great time to check out the shiny, new Fox Marquee Club. The bumped-up ticket includes priority access to the club 90 minutes prior to showtime, expedited security checks, and a buffet heavy on the pre-show hors d’oeuvres. You may also skip lines and use late-seating holds with access to the club’s private bars and restrooms; unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and rooftop access after the show. Stick around for a nightcap and enjoy a historic view from the Marquee Club on the Fox rooftop.

SATURDAY JULY 27

OYE Fest OYE Fest is a relatively new Latinx festival in ATL, with a mission of togetherness and safety in the Latinx community. OYE Fest celebrates the Latinx scene, creating a platform enabling it to rise and shine, while gaining much-deserved exposure. Lucky for the rest of us

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SUNDAY JULY 28

New York Stripped “The Candybox Revue is proud to present the fourth annual installment of their hit Broadway Revue! Come catch the glitz, glamour, and spectacle of classic Broadway hits that include your favorites with a twist, or, learn to fall in love with shows that are hot off the press! It’s Broadway like only Burlesque can do it, made even better by The Candybox Revue!”     Oh Snap Kid IN HER ELEMENT: CL’s “Best of Atlanta” winner, DJ Kimber, during the Nonsense Glow Party at The Basement EAV.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - July 2019 "
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Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS IN JUNE:

Lunchtime Fiber 2019 It’s time to take yarn to the next level, my DIY dreamers. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance wants you to drop in to their studio from 10-2 to work on a fiber/textile project during your lunch break. Pack your lunch and snack while working around like-minded crafters and fiber experts. Next stop, the High Museum*! 

*Disclaimer: May require more than two lunch breaks a week to get exhibit at High Museum of Art. This event is free to the public. 

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Collect Atlanta Fundraiser Join artists FRKO, Y. Malik Jalal, Free Rent, and more as they come together in support of Collect Atlanta for an installation, and continue to shrink Atlanta-area food deserts. The fundraiser, held at the South Bend Commons on Lakewood Terrace, supports Collect Atlanta’s mission “to gather people who want access to resources or information about food sustainability in their communities.” 

Can’t make the event? Look for the GoFundMe page floating around. Funds also support partners South Bend Commons, Industrial Workers of the World,  FTP Farms, The Housing Justice League, and Community Movement Builders Project.  https://www.facebook.com/events/317993468875527/

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Blue Spirit Wheel Live Set at Ecstatic Dance Atlanta Y’all know I love me a day rave! This special addition of Ecstatic Dance Atlanta comes with a LIVE MUSIC set by Blue Spirit Wheel, self-described as “Achieving liberation from the cycle of life-death-rebirth and helping others to do the same!” 

Being a morning person, the only thing I dislike about dance music is the hours. My body wants to dance all day, and then go get hours of sleep please and thank you. Also, sober dance party = no hangovers! Only $20 at the door!

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Hemp Out the Toxins $5 Hemp is the answer to most problems in my life, and you should totally jump on this bandwagon if you haven’t already. Sure, the devil’s lettuce can get you high, but the uses of hemp go way beyond getting your buzz on. 

Here’s a new one to me, hemp for toxic waste. Instead of costly remediation for toxic water and landfills, the Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization wants to use hemp to create a healthier eco system. “There is a better way.  We can plant hemp, sunflowers, poplar trees, mushroom barriers .... so many possibilities!” —The Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards The Sunflower Project (GA Phytoremediation Program) and to frame a proposal to Georgia Power to research hemp phytoremediation.

Come for the hemp-plastered earth house, stay for the live hemp-building demos, music, hemp hay rides, and an education on “hemping out the toxins.” 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Waller’s Coffee Shop, 240 DeKalb Industrial Way in Decatur.

THURSDAY JUNE 13:

ContrastATL (Free All Night) UUeird brings up another FREE night of music. Bassheads can rejoice in an intimate setting at Edgewood Speakeasy, above the Music Room on Edgewood Avenue. This month, Xenotype. Guest DJs are encouraged to play out of their usual genres, so it will be interesting to hear how Xenotype steps away from dubstep.

ContrastATL runs every second Thursday, housing fresh insight into Atlanta’s current DJ scene. Strictly 21 and up.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12:

Tchaikovsky & More in Piedmont Park Enjoy the work of the Russian composer who wrote the soundtracks to our lives before there were soundtracks, when conductor Robert Spano and the ASO perform Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony for free in Piedmont Park. An early show featuring the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra begins at 6:30 p.m. Also on the bill: Rossini and Christopher Theofanidis.

Go chill the box wine and call ahead on those Publix subs because I really can’t think of a better reason for a picnic in the park. Pro tip: Go early to catch a great view. Although there is plenty of space, the closer to the stage, the more likely you can drown out the Chatty Cathys. 

SATURDAY JUNE 15:

Summer Photo Walk Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s paradise. PERIOD. I love the reaction from visitors when I mention we’re going to an event in the cemetery, but it truly is one of the best stops on any tour of Atlanta.

Meet up with photogs of all levels during the golden hour to capture Victorian funerary sculptures and cultivated gardens with a stunning backdrop of the city of Atlanta. “This will be an excellent opportunity to practice macro and architecture photography.” — HOC. Well praise Jesus, bc I personally live for macro photo ops! The event is $15 for members of Historic Oakland Foundation and $20 for non-members.  

SATURDAY JUNE 15:

Deep South presents Ladies of LCD Soundsystem DJ Tour LCD Soundsystem is a top-five all-time band for me. This music gets my serotonin off the charts!! I’m a survivor of the two-night face-melter performance at the Roxy in 2017. Night one was the first time I ever cried tears of joy at a concert. Two years later, they’re sending the ladies, or the best of the band IMO. These women are nothing short of prolific in their solo careers, as well as time with LCD. 

“Ladies of LCD Soundsystem is a DJ tour with Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russom. The tour is a celebration of their work as solo artists, and an exploration of their music beyond their work with LCD Soundsystem as keyboard player/vocalist and synthesist respectively.”

At the Music Room, 327 Edgewood Avenue. If you like dancing in a tiny, intimate club with legends, this is the party for you. 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26–SUNDAY JUNE 30:

Southern Fried Queer Pride Atlanta 2019! Celebrating five years of fried pride! Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer and trans, arts & advocacy that goes down at The Bakery Atlanta — the most adorable DIY space in ATL right now. Personally looking forward to a DIY Menstrual Pads (Upcycled) Workshop, a useful life skill I’d wish I’d learned instead of algebra. 

“This means 5 years of legendary dance parties, catalyzing community discussions, provocative art galleries, A BALL, and so much more. Now we bring you 5 DAYS of deep fried, queer seasoned events!” — SFQP

The festival has a suggested $7 to $20 sliding-scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Sigh. If only the whole world operated like our friends at SFQP. 

http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpatl2019

SUNDAY JUNE 23:

2019 LGBTQ History Tour Ever wonder how Atlanta neighborhoods became gayborhoods? The Center for Civil and Human Rights’ LGBTQ Institute wants to ride around on a shuttle and educate you. From Ansley Mall to 10th and Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge, activists Dave Hayward and Maria Helena Dolan explain the history of these predominantly LGBTQ areas. Learn about Atlanta neighborhoods, and the human and civil rights saga that helped sew its fabric. Two hours for only $20. https://www.atlantapride.org/event/"
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__Collect Atlanta Fundraiser__ Join artists FRKO, Y. Malik Jalal, Free Rent, and more as they come together in support of Collect Atlanta for an installation, and continue to shrink Atlanta-area food deserts. The fundraiser, held at the South Bend Commons on Lakewood Terrace, supports Collect Atlanta’s mission “to gather people who want access to resources or information about food sustainability in their communities.” 

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Being a morning person, the only thing I dislike about dance music is the hours. My body wants to dance all day, and then go get hours of sleep please and thank you. Also, sober dance party = no hangovers! Only $20 at the door!

__SUNDAY JUNE 9:__

__Hemp Out the Toxins $5__ Hemp is the answer to most problems in my life, and you should totally jump on this bandwagon if you haven’t already. Sure, the devil’s lettuce can get you high, but the uses of hemp go way beyond getting your buzz on. 

Here’s a new one to me, hemp for toxic waste. Instead of costly remediation for toxic water and landfills, the Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization wants to use hemp to create a healthier eco system. “There is a better way.  We can plant hemp, sunflowers, poplar trees, mushroom barriers .... so many possibilities!” —The Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards The Sunflower Project (GA Phytoremediation Program) and to frame a proposal to Georgia Power to research hemp phytoremediation.

Come for the hemp-plastered earth house, stay for the live hemp-building demos, music, hemp hay rides, and an education on “hemping out the toxins.” 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Waller’s Coffee Shop, 240 DeKalb Industrial Way in Decatur.

__THURSDAY JUNE 13:__

__ContrastATL (Free All Night)__ UUeird brings up another FREE night of music. Bassheads can rejoice in an intimate setting at Edgewood Speakeasy, above the Music Room on Edgewood Avenue. This month, Xenotype. Guest DJs are encouraged to play out of their usual genres, so it will be interesting to hear how Xenotype steps away from dubstep.

ContrastATL runs every second Thursday, housing fresh insight into Atlanta’s current DJ scene. Strictly 21 and up.

__WEDNESDAY JUNE 12:__

Tchaikovsky & More in Piedmont Park Enjoy the work of the Russian composer who wrote the soundtracks to our lives before there were soundtracks, when conductor Robert Spano and the ASO perform Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony for free in Piedmont Park. An early show featuring the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra begins at 6:30 p.m. Also on the bill: Rossini and Christopher Theofanidis.

Go chill the box wine and call ahead on those Publix subs because I really can’t think of a better reason for a picnic in the park. Pro tip: Go early to catch a great view. Although there is plenty of space, the closer to the stage, the more likely you can drown out the Chatty Cathys. 

__SATURDAY JUNE 15:__

Summer Photo Walk Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s paradise. PERIOD. I love the reaction from visitors when I mention we’re going to an event in the cemetery, but it truly is one of the best stops on any tour of Atlanta.

Meet up with photogs of all levels during the golden hour to capture Victorian funerary sculptures and cultivated gardens with a stunning backdrop of the city of Atlanta. “This will be an excellent opportunity to practice macro and architecture photography.” — HOC. Well praise Jesus, bc I personally live for macro photo ops! The event is $15 for members of Historic Oakland Foundation and $20 for non-members.  

__SATURDAY JUNE 15:__

__Deep South presents Ladies of LCD Soundsystem DJ Tour__ LCD Soundsystem is a top-five all-time band for me. This music gets my serotonin off the charts!! I’m a survivor of the two-night face-melter performance at the Roxy in 2017. Night one was the first time I ever cried tears of joy at a concert. Two years later, they’re sending the ladies, or the best of the band IMO. These women are nothing short of prolific in their solo careers, as well as time with LCD. 

“Ladies of LCD Soundsystem is a DJ tour with Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russom. The tour is a celebration of their work as solo artists, and an exploration of their music beyond their work with LCD Soundsystem as keyboard player/vocalist and synthesist respectively.”

At the Music Room, 327 Edgewood Avenue. If you like dancing in a tiny, intimate club with legends, this is the party for you. 

__WEDNESDAY JUNE 26–SUNDAY JUNE 30:__

__Southern Fried Queer Pride Atlanta 2019!__ Celebrating five years of fried pride! Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer and trans, arts & advocacy that goes down at The Bakery Atlanta — the most adorable DIY space in ATL right now. Personally looking forward to a DIY Menstrual Pads (Upcycled) Workshop, a useful life skill I’d wish I’d learned instead of algebra. 

“This means 5 years of legendary dance parties, catalyzing community discussions, provocative art galleries, A BALL, and so much more. Now we bring you 5 DAYS of deep fried, queer seasoned events!” — SFQP

The festival has a suggested $7 to $20 sliding-scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Sigh. If only the whole world operated like our friends at SFQP. 

http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpatl2019

__SUNDAY JUNE 23:__

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Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here. 

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS IN JUNE:

Lunchtime Fiber 2019 It’s time to take yarn to the next level, my DIY dreamers. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance wants you to drop in to their studio from 10-2 to work on a fiber/textile project during your lunch break. Pack your lunch and snack while working around like-minded crafters and fiber experts. Next stop, the High Museum*! 

*Disclaimer: May require more than two lunch breaks a week to get exhibit at High Museum of Art. This event is free to the public. 

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Collect Atlanta Fundraiser Join artists FRKO, Y. Malik Jalal, Free Rent, and more as they come together in support of Collect Atlanta for an installation, and continue to shrink Atlanta-area food deserts. The fundraiser, held at the South Bend Commons on Lakewood Terrace, supports Collect Atlanta’s mission “to gather people who want access to resources or information about food sustainability in their communities.” 

Can’t make the event? Look for the GoFundMe page floating around. Funds also support partners South Bend Commons, Industrial Workers of the World,  FTP Farms, The Housing Justice League, and Community Movement Builders Project.  https://www.facebook.com/events/317993468875527/

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Blue Spirit Wheel Live Set at Ecstatic Dance Atlanta Y’all know I love me a day rave! This special addition of Ecstatic Dance Atlanta comes with a LIVE MUSIC set by Blue Spirit Wheel, self-described as “Achieving liberation from the cycle of life-death-rebirth and helping others to do the same!” 

Being a morning person, the only thing I dislike about dance music is the hours. My body wants to dance all day, and then go get hours of sleep please and thank you. Also, sober dance party = no hangovers! Only $20 at the door!

SUNDAY JUNE 9:

Hemp Out the Toxins $5 Hemp is the answer to most problems in my life, and you should totally jump on this bandwagon if you haven’t already. Sure, the devil’s lettuce can get you high, but the uses of hemp go way beyond getting your buzz on. 

Here’s a new one to me, hemp for toxic waste. Instead of costly remediation for toxic water and landfills, the Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization wants to use hemp to create a healthier eco system. “There is a better way.  We can plant hemp, sunflowers, poplar trees, mushroom barriers .... so many possibilities!” —The Georgia Hemp Economic Revival Organization. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards The Sunflower Project (GA Phytoremediation Program) and to frame a proposal to Georgia Power to research hemp phytoremediation.

Come for the hemp-plastered earth house, stay for the live hemp-building demos, music, hemp hay rides, and an education on “hemping out the toxins.” 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Waller’s Coffee Shop, 240 DeKalb Industrial Way in Decatur.

THURSDAY JUNE 13:

ContrastATL (Free All Night) UUeird brings up another FREE night of music. Bassheads can rejoice in an intimate setting at Edgewood Speakeasy, above the Music Room on Edgewood Avenue. This month, Xenotype. Guest DJs are encouraged to play out of their usual genres, so it will be interesting to hear how Xenotype steps away from dubstep.

ContrastATL runs every second Thursday, housing fresh insight into Atlanta’s current DJ scene. Strictly 21 and up.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12:

Tchaikovsky & More in Piedmont Park Enjoy the work of the Russian composer who wrote the soundtracks to our lives before there were soundtracks, when conductor Robert Spano and the ASO perform Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony for free in Piedmont Park. An early show featuring the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra begins at 6:30 p.m. Also on the bill: Rossini and Christopher Theofanidis.

Go chill the box wine and call ahead on those Publix subs because I really can’t think of a better reason for a picnic in the park. Pro tip: Go early to catch a great view. Although there is plenty of space, the closer to the stage, the more likely you can drown out the Chatty Cathys. 

SATURDAY JUNE 15:

Summer Photo Walk Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s paradise. PERIOD. I love the reaction from visitors when I mention we’re going to an event in the cemetery, but it truly is one of the best stops on any tour of Atlanta.

Meet up with photogs of all levels during the golden hour to capture Victorian funerary sculptures and cultivated gardens with a stunning backdrop of the city of Atlanta. “This will be an excellent opportunity to practice macro and architecture photography.” — HOC. Well praise Jesus, bc I personally live for macro photo ops! The event is $15 for members of Historic Oakland Foundation and $20 for non-members.  

SATURDAY JUNE 15:

Deep South presents Ladies of LCD Soundsystem DJ Tour LCD Soundsystem is a top-five all-time band for me. This music gets my serotonin off the charts!! I’m a survivor of the two-night face-melter performance at the Roxy in 2017. Night one was the first time I ever cried tears of joy at a concert. Two years later, they’re sending the ladies, or the best of the band IMO. These women are nothing short of prolific in their solo careers, as well as time with LCD. 

“Ladies of LCD Soundsystem is a DJ tour with Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russom. The tour is a celebration of their work as solo artists, and an exploration of their music beyond their work with LCD Soundsystem as keyboard player/vocalist and synthesist respectively.”

At the Music Room, 327 Edgewood Avenue. If you like dancing in a tiny, intimate club with legends, this is the party for you. 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26–SUNDAY JUNE 30:

Southern Fried Queer Pride Atlanta 2019! Celebrating five years of fried pride! Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer and trans, arts & advocacy that goes down at The Bakery Atlanta — the most adorable DIY space in ATL right now. Personally looking forward to a DIY Menstrual Pads (Upcycled) Workshop, a useful life skill I’d wish I’d learned instead of algebra. 

“This means 5 years of legendary dance parties, catalyzing community discussions, provocative art galleries, A BALL, and so much more. Now we bring you 5 DAYS of deep fried, queer seasoned events!” — SFQP

The festival has a suggested $7 to $20 sliding-scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Sigh. If only the whole world operated like our friends at SFQP. 

http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpatl2019

SUNDAY JUNE 23:

2019 LGBTQ History Tour Ever wonder how Atlanta neighborhoods became gayborhoods? The Center for Civil and Human Rights’ LGBTQ Institute wants to ride around on a shuttle and educate you. From Ansley Mall to 10th and Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge, activists Dave Hayward and Maria Helena Dolan explain the history of these predominantly LGBTQ areas. Learn about Atlanta neighborhoods, and the human and civil rights saga that helped sew its fabric. Two hours for only $20. https://www.atlantapride.org/event/    Ema Carr The main move right now: Women’s rights – in May, there were a total of four protests at the Georgia State Capitol, sending a loud message of disapproval to the governor.   0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan accordingly - June 2019 "
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Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here.

Friday May 3–Sunday May 19: 

Broken Bone Bathtub: Atlanta Ever tried showering in a cast? Hard pass. Artist and activist Siobhan O’Loughlin discovered the tub was the way to go after a bad cycling accident in NYC left her with a broken arm. Her apartment was equipped with only a stand-up shower, so she called on friends to ask if she could, well, bathe in their tubs. Naturally. Not only was she able to bathe with a cast, but she became a cast of one creating the one-woman show, Broken Bone Bathtub.

The play premiered in Tokyo, played the UK, and has since been performed throughout Australia, Ireland, and across the USA — and now Atlanta, where tubs across the city are being prepared. O’Loughlin will bounce from tubs in Grant Park to Belvedere to Sandy Springs for multiple performances. Anywhere from four to 12 audience members are allowed at the shows, depending on the size of the bathroom hosting the performance for the evening. Nothin’ like a good lemons-to-lemonade story.

Friday May 3–Sunday May 5: 

Shaky Knees Music Festival The line-up gets better and better each year at Atlanta’s hometown mega rock fest, IMO. This is the festival’s sixth year and will feature headliners Incubus (and the resurrection of my Brandon Boyd teenage fantasies), Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Tame Impala. Along with these main acts, the fine-print lineup will get me there early each day, including long-time Atlanta faves like The Black Lips and Deerhunter, plus new faves Japanese Breakfast.

And, hey, Liz Phair! Welcome back to my life! I always knew we’d meet again. Also, don’t sleep on The Joy Formidable, or perhaps a little band you may have heard of, Tears For Fears. This annual fest is a great bang for your buck with a consistently electric lineup of today’s and yesterday’s favorite rockers. Again, IMO. I’m a fan (girl).

Monday May 6: 

Queers on Film: The Doom Generation Wussy takes over the Plaza Atlanta theater for a screening of The Doom Generation. The mag’s new film series highlights queer characters in vintage — yes the ’90s are now vintage — movies. And, I assume, it’s okay to sing the film series title along to  Duran Duran’s iconic hit, “Girls on Film.” Crowd participation is encouraged at these screenings, as well as dressing up however TF your lil’ heart desires, hunties.

Every Tuesday May 7–28 

5Rhythms Atlanta According to 5Rhythms’ “story” on Facebook, “The 5Rhythms® — Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness — are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness — inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional, and intellectual. Movement as a spiritual practice is a path to presence — losing the dancer and becoming the dance.

If losing yourself to dance seems far-fetched, this is an event for you, bc I’m guessing you desperately need to Let. Go. 5 Rhythms will encourage that with absolutely zero judgment. Turn off the mind and follow your body, it might just surprise you. The First Existentialist Congregation, 470 Candler Park Drive, N.E. 404-378-5570.

Wednesday May 8: 

Combo Chimbita & Yukons + La Choloteca DJs Combo Chimbita claim “the New York-by-way-of-Colombia troupe fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latinx diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of our ancestry.” What you need to know is, it’s music that’s impossible to stand still to! And why anyone would want to is beyond …

Bonus!! La Choloteca DJs will open the show. If you’re a noob to evenings with La Choloteca, welcome to your new regularly scheduled mini-staycation.

Thursday May 9–Sunday May 12: 

Illumine If anyone is reading this column on the reg (omg thank you), you’ll notice Oakland Cemetery typically makes the cut. This month, enjoy a mile-long light display by local artists with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop.

Live music by The Shoal Creek Stranglers and bevvies by Old 4th Ward Distillery accompany this afterhours Oakland Cemetery shindig. This event is free for the kiddos and uber fam-friendly. Seances not encouraged. Perform at own risk.

Sunday May 12: 

HBD MOM! Shouldies, Taylor Alxndr, Jamee Cornelia, Sweet William Does your mom really want more flowers, cards, jewelry, brunch? Probably. But let’s throw drag into the mix this Mother’s Day! Mother Bar + Kitchen will celebrate six years on Edgewood Avenue Sunday, May 12, with our favorite ladies in drag. I don’t know about y’all, but my mom lives for drag so this will be a win-win.

This party is free! “We are asking for donations to help us update our performance space, including building a stage, installing lights, and installing a stair-lift for better accessibility. $3-$10 suggested donation with no one turned away for lack of funds!” say those at Mother Bar + Kitchen.

Friday May 17: 

Music Matters Presents: Full Send at Aisle 5 If anything matters in life, music matters. Music Matters Productions gets this, producing a number of live music events in this city. They are throwing a show with their favorite DJs: M3WT, Animal Ace, Juna Red, Andy Bruh, and Ployd, aka “Bass Jesus,” a CL “Best of Atlanta” winner.

“Get ready to dump some gas down the ol’ cylinders, because we’re gonna send it,” the group claims. Translation: “They’ve got the speakers and lasers to pull off a serious banger, y’all.”

Saturday May 18: 

Full Moon Hike Occasionally, The Move takes to nature, bc well, balance and shit. The Tallulah Gorge State Park rangers will guide you on a tour to a suspension bridge smack between two cliffs and above a gorge. A full moon will be making a vibrant appearance, weather depending.

The hike’s round-trip distance is one mile and costs $5. The group tours are small and often fill fast. If you miss this month’s, you’ll want to sign up for August, November, or December sooner than later.  Hooowwwwlllllllllllllllllll. Best I got.

Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26: 

Atlanta Jazz Festival To say one doesn’t like jazz is like saying one doesn’t like green foods. They all taste different, how could you possibly blanket those poor green foods! But, I digress. Atlanta Jazz Fest will whisk you away to other lands, without leaving the A. Plus, it’s two FREE days of live music in Piedmont Park. Need I say more?! But of course I will!

I’m looking forward to the soulful depth of vocalist and Georgia native, Lizz Wright, and the swanky sounds of Alex Lattimore. Also, Kandace Springs — inspired by Nina Simone, and a favorite of Prince, RIP — takes the stage Saturday evening with a voice that rivals Sade, a description I never use lightly.

I’m on a quest to find Morris in the Morning, Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s morning DJ, Morris Baxter. [[It shouldn’t be too hard, he’s on Facebook and at WCLK in the a.m. — Editor] If you ain’t in on Baxter’s morning motivations, know that, according to Baxter, “it’s for you because it’s way bigger than me!”  and that “something good is going to happen to me [[and you] today.”

L.Y.L.A.S.,

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__Friday May 3–Sunday May 19: __

__Broken Bone Bathtub: Atlanta__ Ever tried showering in a cast? Hard pass. Artist and activist Siobhan O’Loughlin discovered the tub was the way to go after a bad cycling accident in NYC left her with a broken arm. Her apartment was equipped with only a stand-up shower, so she called on friends to ask if she could, well, bathe in their tubs. Naturally. Not only was she able to bathe with a cast, but she became a cast of one creating the one-woman show, ''Broken Bone Bathtub''.

The play premiered in Tokyo, played the UK, and has since been performed throughout Australia, Ireland, and across the USA — and now Atlanta, where tubs across the city are being prepared. O’Loughlin will bounce from tubs in Grant Park to Belvedere to Sandy Springs for multiple performances. Anywhere from four to 12 audience members are allowed at the shows, depending on the size of the bathroom hosting the performance for the evening. Nothin’ like a good lemons-to-lemonade story.

__Friday May 3–Sunday May 5: __

__Shaky Knees Music Festival__ The line-up gets better and better each year at Atlanta’s hometown mega rock fest, IMO. This is the festival’s sixth year and will feature headliners Incubus (and the resurrection of my Brandon Boyd teenage fantasies), Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Tame Impala. Along with these main acts, the fine-print lineup will get me there early each day, including long-time Atlanta faves like The Black Lips and Deerhunter, plus new faves Japanese Breakfast.

And, hey, Liz Phair! Welcome back to my life! I always knew we’d meet again. Also, don’t sleep on The Joy Formidable, or perhaps a little band you may have heard of, Tears For Fears. This annual fest is a great bang for your buck with a consistently electric lineup of today’s and yesterday’s favorite rockers. Again, IMO. I’m a fan (girl).

__Monday May 6: __

__Queers on Film: The Doom Generation__ ''Wussy'' takes over the Plaza Atlanta theater for a screening of ''The Doom Generation''. The mag’s new film series highlights queer characters in vintage — yes the ’90s are now vintage — movies. And, I assume, it’s okay to sing the film series title along to  Duran Duran’s iconic hit, “Girls on Film.” Crowd participation is encouraged at these screenings, as well as dressing up however TF your lil’ heart desires, hunties.

__Every Tuesday May 7–28 __

__5Rhythms Atlanta__ According to 5Rhythms’ “story” on Facebook, “The 5Rhythms® — Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness — are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness — inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional, and intellectual. Movement as a spiritual practice is a path to presence — losing the dancer and becoming the dance.

If losing yourself to dance seems far-fetched, this is an event for you, bc I’m guessing you desperately need to Let. Go. 5 Rhythms will encourage that with absolutely zero judgment. Turn off the mind and follow your body, it might just surprise you. The First Existentialist Congregation, 470 Candler Park Drive, N.E. 404-378-5570.

__Wednesday May 8: __

__Combo Chimbita & Yukons + La Choloteca DJs__ Combo Chimbita claim “the New York-by-way-of-Colombia troupe fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latinx diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of our ancestry.” What you need to know is, it’s music that’s impossible to stand still to! And why anyone would want to is beyond …

Bonus!! La Choloteca DJs will open the show. If you’re a noob to evenings with La Choloteca, welcome to your new regularly scheduled mini-staycation.

__Thursday May 9–Sunday May 12: __

__Illumine__ If anyone is reading this column on the reg (omg thank you), you’ll notice Oakland Cemetery typically makes the cut. This month, enjoy a mile-long light display by local artists with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop.

Live music by The Shoal Creek Stranglers and bevvies by Old 4th Ward Distillery accompany this afterhours Oakland Cemetery shindig. This event is free for the kiddos and uber fam-friendly. Seances not encouraged. Perform at own risk.

__Sunday May 12: __

HBD MOM! Shouldies, Taylor Alxndr, Jamee Cornelia, Sweet William Does your mom really want more flowers, cards, jewelry, brunch? Probably. But let’s throw drag into the mix this Mother’s Day! Mother Bar + Kitchen will celebrate six years on Edgewood Avenue Sunday, May 12, with our favorite ladies in drag. I don’t know about y’all, but my mom lives for drag so this will be a win-win.

This party is free! “We are asking for donations to help us update our performance space, including building a stage, installing lights, and installing a stair-lift for better accessibility. $3-$10 suggested donation with no one turned away for lack of funds!” say those at Mother Bar + Kitchen.

__Friday May 17: __

__Music Matters Presents: Full Send at Aisle 5__ If anything matters in life, music matters. Music Matters Productions gets this, producing a number of live music events in this city. They are throwing a show with their favorite DJs: M3WT, Animal Ace, Juna Red, Andy Bruh, and Ployd, aka “Bass Jesus,” a ''CL'' “Best of Atlanta” winner.

“Get ready to dump some gas down the ol’ cylinders, because we’re gonna send it,” the group claims. Translation: “They’ve got the speakers and lasers to pull off a serious banger, y’all.”

__Saturday May 18: __

__Full Moon Hike__ Occasionally, The Move takes to nature, bc well, balance and shit. The Tallulah Gorge State Park rangers will guide you on a tour to a suspension bridge smack between two cliffs and above a gorge. A full moon will be making a vibrant appearance, weather depending.

The hike’s round-trip distance is one mile and costs $5. The group tours are small and often fill fast. If you miss this month’s, you’ll want to sign up for August, November, or December sooner than later.  Hooowwwwlllllllllllllllllll. Best I got.

__Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26: __

__Atlanta Jazz Festival__ To say one doesn’t like jazz is like saying one doesn’t like green foods. They all taste different, how could you possibly blanket those poor green foods! But, I digress. Atlanta Jazz Fest will whisk you away to other lands, without leaving the A. Plus, it’s two FREE days of live music in Piedmont Park. Need I say more?! But of course I will!

I’m looking forward to the soulful depth of vocalist and Georgia native, Lizz Wright, and the swanky sounds of Alex Lattimore. Also, Kandace Springs — inspired by Nina Simone, and a favorite of Prince, RIP — takes the stage Saturday evening with a voice that rivals Sade, a description I never use lightly.

I’m on a quest to find Morris in the Morning, Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s morning DJ, Morris Baxter. [[[[It shouldn’t be too hard, he’s on Facebook and at WCLK in the a.m. — Editor] If you ain’t in on Baxter’s morning motivations, know that, according to Baxter, “it’s for you because it’s way bigger than me!”  and that “something good is going to happen to me [[[[and you] today.”

L.Y.L.A.S.,

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Psst … Xtra! Xtra! Weed all about it! Shameless plug for CL’s latest podcast series, “Friends in High Places.” Listen along as I interview the likes of those mapping out the cannabis industry for Georgians, bc it’s not coming, it’s here.

Friday May 3–Sunday May 19: 

Broken Bone Bathtub: Atlanta Ever tried showering in a cast? Hard pass. Artist and activist Siobhan O’Loughlin discovered the tub was the way to go after a bad cycling accident in NYC left her with a broken arm. Her apartment was equipped with only a stand-up shower, so she called on friends to ask if she could, well, bathe in their tubs. Naturally. Not only was she able to bathe with a cast, but she became a cast of one creating the one-woman show, Broken Bone Bathtub.

The play premiered in Tokyo, played the UK, and has since been performed throughout Australia, Ireland, and across the USA — and now Atlanta, where tubs across the city are being prepared. O’Loughlin will bounce from tubs in Grant Park to Belvedere to Sandy Springs for multiple performances. Anywhere from four to 12 audience members are allowed at the shows, depending on the size of the bathroom hosting the performance for the evening. Nothin’ like a good lemons-to-lemonade story.

Friday May 3–Sunday May 5: 

Shaky Knees Music Festival The line-up gets better and better each year at Atlanta’s hometown mega rock fest, IMO. This is the festival’s sixth year and will feature headliners Incubus (and the resurrection of my Brandon Boyd teenage fantasies), Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Tame Impala. Along with these main acts, the fine-print lineup will get me there early each day, including long-time Atlanta faves like The Black Lips and Deerhunter, plus new faves Japanese Breakfast.

And, hey, Liz Phair! Welcome back to my life! I always knew we’d meet again. Also, don’t sleep on The Joy Formidable, or perhaps a little band you may have heard of, Tears For Fears. This annual fest is a great bang for your buck with a consistently electric lineup of today’s and yesterday’s favorite rockers. Again, IMO. I’m a fan (girl).

Monday May 6: 

Queers on Film: The Doom Generation Wussy takes over the Plaza Atlanta theater for a screening of The Doom Generation. The mag’s new film series highlights queer characters in vintage — yes the ’90s are now vintage — movies. And, I assume, it’s okay to sing the film series title along to  Duran Duran’s iconic hit, “Girls on Film.” Crowd participation is encouraged at these screenings, as well as dressing up however TF your lil’ heart desires, hunties.

Every Tuesday May 7–28 

5Rhythms Atlanta According to 5Rhythms’ “story” on Facebook, “The 5Rhythms® — Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness — are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness — inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional, and intellectual. Movement as a spiritual practice is a path to presence — losing the dancer and becoming the dance.

If losing yourself to dance seems far-fetched, this is an event for you, bc I’m guessing you desperately need to Let. Go. 5 Rhythms will encourage that with absolutely zero judgment. Turn off the mind and follow your body, it might just surprise you. The First Existentialist Congregation, 470 Candler Park Drive, N.E. 404-378-5570.

Wednesday May 8: 

Combo Chimbita & Yukons + La Choloteca DJs Combo Chimbita claim “the New York-by-way-of-Colombia troupe fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latinx diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of our ancestry.” What you need to know is, it’s music that’s impossible to stand still to! And why anyone would want to is beyond …

Bonus!! La Choloteca DJs will open the show. If you’re a noob to evenings with La Choloteca, welcome to your new regularly scheduled mini-staycation.

Thursday May 9–Sunday May 12: 

Illumine If anyone is reading this column on the reg (omg thank you), you’ll notice Oakland Cemetery typically makes the cut. This month, enjoy a mile-long light display by local artists with the Atlanta skyline as the backdrop.

Live music by The Shoal Creek Stranglers and bevvies by Old 4th Ward Distillery accompany this afterhours Oakland Cemetery shindig. This event is free for the kiddos and uber fam-friendly. Seances not encouraged. Perform at own risk.

Sunday May 12: 

HBD MOM! Shouldies, Taylor Alxndr, Jamee Cornelia, Sweet William Does your mom really want more flowers, cards, jewelry, brunch? Probably. But let’s throw drag into the mix this Mother’s Day! Mother Bar + Kitchen will celebrate six years on Edgewood Avenue Sunday, May 12, with our favorite ladies in drag. I don’t know about y’all, but my mom lives for drag so this will be a win-win.

This party is free! “We are asking for donations to help us update our performance space, including building a stage, installing lights, and installing a stair-lift for better accessibility. $3-$10 suggested donation with no one turned away for lack of funds!” say those at Mother Bar + Kitchen.

Friday May 17: 

Music Matters Presents: Full Send at Aisle 5 If anything matters in life, music matters. Music Matters Productions gets this, producing a number of live music events in this city. They are throwing a show with their favorite DJs: M3WT, Animal Ace, Juna Red, Andy Bruh, and Ployd, aka “Bass Jesus,” a CL “Best of Atlanta” winner.

“Get ready to dump some gas down the ol’ cylinders, because we’re gonna send it,” the group claims. Translation: “They’ve got the speakers and lasers to pull off a serious banger, y’all.”

Saturday May 18: 

Full Moon Hike Occasionally, The Move takes to nature, bc well, balance and shit. The Tallulah Gorge State Park rangers will guide you on a tour to a suspension bridge smack between two cliffs and above a gorge. A full moon will be making a vibrant appearance, weather depending.

The hike’s round-trip distance is one mile and costs $5. The group tours are small and often fill fast. If you miss this month’s, you’ll want to sign up for August, November, or December sooner than later.  Hooowwwwlllllllllllllllllll. Best I got.

Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26: 

Atlanta Jazz Festival To say one doesn’t like jazz is like saying one doesn’t like green foods. They all taste different, how could you possibly blanket those poor green foods! But, I digress. Atlanta Jazz Fest will whisk you away to other lands, without leaving the A. Plus, it’s two FREE days of live music in Piedmont Park. Need I say more?! But of course I will!

I’m looking forward to the soulful depth of vocalist and Georgia native, Lizz Wright, and the swanky sounds of Alex Lattimore. Also, Kandace Springs — inspired by Nina Simone, and a favorite of Prince, RIP — takes the stage Saturday evening with a voice that rivals Sade, a description I never use lightly.

I’m on a quest to find Morris in the Morning, Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s morning DJ, Morris Baxter. [[It shouldn’t be too hard, he’s on Facebook and at WCLK in the a.m. — Editor] If you ain’t in on Baxter’s morning motivations, know that, according to Baxter, “it’s for you because it’s way bigger than me!”  and that “something good is going to happen to me [[and you] today.”

L.Y.L.A.S.,

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Festival season is here, but did it ever really go away? As they say, it’s always a great time to be in Atlanta! Peep this spring’s picks for the moves in April, y’all! 




April 3, Wednesday:

New MJQ Wednesdays

What can I say? Classic! DJ Ree de la Vega is relighting the fire on Ponce with her New MJQ Wednesdays takeover and La Hacienda, the best weekly summer party, IMO. 

“I just wanted to freshen it up with newer djs playing current underground dance music mixed with classic party jams. Also bringing in new hosts was important to let people know that Wednesdays are where you can express yourself however you want and be applauded for it. Brigitte (Bidet) and nyveda are their own little pieces of artwork.” — Ree de la Vega 

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for more than five years, and haven’t been to MJQ, you should probably start living. An underground hideaway with beats and a safe space to be YOU. And don’t use age as an excuse. It really is just a number after all. GO! DANCE!




April 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday:

The SAGE Experience

Longing for a day I’ll likely never experience, when I can ride a bike topless with zero head turns. Until then, I plan on stripping down for a SAGE experience workshop! Let’s #FreetheNip and feel relaxed in this body with which we share human experiences. Am i rite!?! Artist and SAGE Experience creator Meagan Jain gets us pretty close — helping us create OG artwork with our mostly nude bodies in a comfortable setting.

EXCLUSIVE!! Jain is offering an exclusive deal to readers of The Move for her Saturday, April 6 workshop! Go to BeSAGEWorkshop.com to sign up. There are only a few spaces available — to keep the environment intimate. 




April 9, Tuesday: 

Thelma & the Sleaze w/ special guests at The EARL

Thelma and the Sleaze heads east from Nashville in a church van to grace us with some rock ’n’ roll. What kind of rock ’n’ roll? As one band member puts it, “Eddie Money woke up in the South on a pile of Judas Priest cassettes.” As a retired cowgirl, I can relate. Unrelated to the iconic pop culture film Thelma and Louise, the band will perform songs from their latest album, Somebody’s Doin’ Something. We hope they won’t leave out older fan faves like “Cum” and “Motor Tits.” Great songs — and great words I’d like to see in print more. 




April 12, Friday: 

Jenny Lewis, ‘On the Line Tour 2019,’ Variety Playhouse

Jenny Lewis lives on my hypothetical inspo pedestal. You may remember her from early 2000s bands Rilo Kiley and Postal Service. Her latest solo album, 

On the Line, was recorded with support from some of rock’s best musicians, including Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and Ringo Starr.

She did not disappoint last year at Athens’ Georgia Theatre. And I can’t wait to see whatever sequined, iridescent country-western, Nudie-styled cowgirl suit she’ll choose for a unicorn and drool-worthy entrance.

DMX — 20th Anniversary Tour

Balance in life is so very important. That’s why The Move may often move from classical ballet to hip-hop legend/ex-con DMX. Twenty years ago, in good company with 3 6 Mafia and Eazy E, DMX motivated me to stop being such a pussy and to sneak out of the house with my peers. We were 12 and needed to hit Club Whatever, Summerville, SC’s only teen gathering spot. The It’s Dark and Hell is Hot 20th-anniversary tour celebrates DMX’s OG debut album. It actually turns 21, but DMX was incarcerated during its 20th anniversary, and I’m not arguing with DMX. Go celebrate with him at the Tabernacle. It’s gonna get rowdy, Lawd willing. 




April 13, Saturday:

Spring 2019 Invitational Group Show

Now THIS is a list of artists I fux with. Greg Mike and Dr. Dax in tow with 40+ contemporary artists invited by ABV Gallery. Swing by between 6 to 10 p.m. to scope out the 24” x 24” pieces in this spring’s group show. 

Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

“Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse will be brimming with seasonal blooms during Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale,” declares the event’s website.

What a great excuse to float around Oakland Cemetery, rain or shine. Take your camera phones because the entire site is a photo op. If a cemetery could be sexy… Plus, PLANTS! If there’s one thing most womxn can agree on, it’s more plants, please. Note: it’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, and they’re offering vintage and gently used containers, tools, yard art, and more for sale.




April 14, Sunday:

ATL Collective Relives Fiona Apple’s Tidal

My first adult girl crush, Fiona Apple, won’t be there, but we have the next best thing, thanks to ATL Collective. Let’s collectively swoon for the powerhouse vocals of Atlanta artists PRISCA, Ruby Velle of Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Pip the Pansy, and Erika JaNaé, who will certainly dominate the stage that evening. Relive this album live at City Winery. Drinking a bowl of wine and crying to this album are more than acceptable. 




April 19 to 21, Friday to Sunday:

SweetWater 420 Fest 2019

I go to 420 Fest at least one day every year to support my Georgia Hemp Company family, Atlanta’s first CBD brand — if you don’t already know! They will be selling REAL CBD flower/grass/tree/pot, whichever description of smokable plant matter you prefer, and pre-rolled joints onsite in hopes of doing a massive SMOKE OUT at 4:20 p.m. Psst … A little stoner whispered they may be giving away a few FREE jays around 3:50 p.m. at their tent. Also, I hear this is a music festival. Lol.




April 23, Tuesday:

Finding My Voice: Valerie Jarrett and Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House minority leader and Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, gather in conversation at the beautiful Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. 

Sorry Movers and Shakers, but free registration for this event is AT CAPACITY. Why share? To offer the continued support for Abrams and to not let her star fade. She may not be Georgia’s governor, but I think most Atlantans would agree, she’s ATL’s chosen governor. 




April 27, Saturday:

FILA Fest

An annual get down that happens every year during Inman Park Fest. Melrose & McQueen Salon shuts down Elizabeth Street to host FILA Fest, or Forever I Love Atlanta Fest, a free festival benefiting The Buffalo Project.

Vintage vendors like No Surrender Collective will get you fit. Glitter braids with babes will fix that wig. FREE Miller High Life, thx to Graveyard Tavern, will get you loose. Plus, kombuchas, CBDs, and yogas to keep life balanced. You will leave feeling that good kind of weird."
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Festival season is here, but did it ever really go away? As they say, it’s always a great time to be in Atlanta! Peep this spring’s picks for the moves in April, y’all! 




__April 3, Wednesday:__

__New MJQ Wednesdays__

What can I say? Classic! DJ Ree de la Vega is relighting the fire on Ponce with her New MJQ Wednesdays takeover and La Hacienda, the best weekly summer party, IMO. 

“I just wanted to freshen it up with newer djs playing current underground dance music mixed with classic party jams. Also bringing in new hosts was important to let people know that Wednesdays are where you can express yourself however you want and be applauded for it. Brigitte (Bidet) and nyveda are their own little pieces of artwork.” — Ree de la Vega 

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for more than five years, and haven’t been to MJQ, you should probably start living. An underground hideaway with beats and a safe space to be YOU. And don’t use age as an excuse. It really is just a number after all. GO! DANCE!




__April 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday:__

__The SAGE Experience__

Longing for a day I’ll likely never experience, when I can ride a bike topless with zero head turns. Until then, I plan on stripping down for a SAGE experience workshop! Let’s #FreetheNip and feel relaxed in this body with which we share human experiences. Am i rite!?! Artist and SAGE Experience creator Meagan Jain gets us pretty close — helping us create OG artwork with our mostly nude bodies in a comfortable setting.

EXCLUSIVE!! Jain is offering an exclusive deal to readers of The Move for her Saturday, April 6 workshop! Go to BeSAGEWorkshop.com to sign up. There are only a few spaces available — to keep the environment intimate. 




__April 9, Tuesday: __

__Thelma & the Sleaze w/ special guests at The EARL__

Thelma and the Sleaze heads east from Nashville in a church van to grace us with some rock ’n’ roll. What kind of rock ’n’ roll? As one band member puts it, “Eddie Money woke up in the South on a pile of Judas Priest cassettes.” As a retired cowgirl, I can relate. Unrelated to the iconic pop culture film ''Thelma and Louise'', the band will perform songs from their latest album, ''Somebody’s Doin’ Something''. We hope they won’t leave out older fan faves like “Cum” and “Motor Tits.” Great songs — and great words I’d like to see in print more. 




__April 12, Friday: __

__Jenny Lewis, ‘On the Line Tour 2019,’ Variety Playhouse__

Jenny Lewis lives on my hypothetical inspo pedestal. You may remember her from early 2000s bands Rilo Kiley and Postal Service. Her latest solo album, 

''On the Line'', was recorded with support from some of rock’s best musicians, including Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and Ringo Starr.

She did not disappoint last year at Athens’ Georgia Theatre. And I can’t wait to see whatever sequined, iridescent country-western, Nudie-styled cowgirl suit she’ll choose for a unicorn and drool-worthy entrance.

__DMX — 20th Anniversary Tour__

Balance in life is so very important. That’s why The Move may often move from classical ballet to hip-hop legend/ex-con DMX. Twenty years ago, in good company with 3 6 Mafia and Eazy E, DMX motivated me to stop being such a pussy and to sneak out of the house with my peers. We were 12 and needed to hit Club Whatever, Summerville, SC’s only teen gathering spot. The ''It’s Dark and Hell is Hot'' 20th-anniversary tour celebrates DMX’s OG debut album. It actually turns 21, but DMX was incarcerated during its 20th anniversary, and I’m not arguing with DMX. Go celebrate with him at the Tabernacle. It’s gonna get rowdy, Lawd willing. 




__April 13, Saturday:__

__Spring 2019 Invitational Group Show__

Now THIS is a list of artists I fux with. Greg Mike and Dr. Dax in tow with 40+ contemporary artists invited by ABV Gallery. Swing by between 6 to 10 p.m. to scope out the 24” x 24” pieces in this spring’s group show. 

__Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale__

“Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse will be brimming with seasonal blooms during Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale,” declares the event’s website.

What a great excuse to float around Oakland Cemetery, rain or shine. Take your camera phones because the entire site is a photo op. If a cemetery could be sexy… Plus, PLANTS! If there’s one thing most womxn can agree on, it’s more plants, please. Note: it’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, and they’re offering vintage and gently used containers, tools, yard art, and more for sale.




__April 14, Sunday:__

__ATL Collective Relives Fiona Apple’s ''Tidal''__

My first adult girl crush, Fiona Apple, won’t be there, but we have the next best thing, thanks to ATL Collective. Let’s collectively swoon for the powerhouse vocals of Atlanta artists PRISCA, Ruby Velle of Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Pip the Pansy, and Erika JaNaé, who will certainly dominate the stage that evening. Relive this album live at City Winery. Drinking a bowl of wine and crying to this album are more than acceptable. 




__April 19 to 21, Friday to Sunday:__

__SweetWater 420 Fest 2019__

I go to 420 Fest at least one day every year to support my Georgia Hemp Company family, Atlanta’s first CBD brand — if you don’t already know! They will be selling REAL CBD flower/grass/tree/pot, whichever description of smokable plant matter you prefer, and pre-rolled joints onsite in hopes of doing a massive SMOKE OUT at 4:20 p.m. Psst … A little stoner whispered they may be giving away a few FREE jays around 3:50 p.m. at their tent. Also, I hear this is a music festival. Lol.




__April 23, Tuesday:__

__Finding My Voice: Valerie Jarrett and Stacey Abrams__

Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House minority leader and Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, gather in conversation at the beautiful Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. 

Sorry Movers and Shakers, but free registration for this event is AT CAPACITY. Why share? To offer the continued support for Abrams and to not let her star fade. She may not be Georgia’s governor, but I think most Atlantans would agree, she’s ATL’s chosen governor. 




__April 27, Saturday:__

__FILA Fest__

An annual get down that happens every year during Inman Park Fest. Melrose & McQueen Salon shuts down Elizabeth Street to host FILA Fest, or Forever I Love Atlanta Fest, a free festival benefiting The Buffalo Project.

Vintage vendors like No Surrender Collective will get you fit. Glitter braids with babes will fix that wig. FREE Miller High Life, thx to Graveyard Tavern, will get you loose. Plus, kombuchas, CBDs, and yogas to keep life balanced. You will leave feeling that good kind of weird."
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Festival season is here, but did it ever really go away? As they say, it’s always a great time to be in Atlanta! Peep this spring’s picks for the moves in April, y’all! 




April 3, Wednesday:

New MJQ Wednesdays

What can I say? Classic! DJ Ree de la Vega is relighting the fire on Ponce with her New MJQ Wednesdays takeover and La Hacienda, the best weekly summer party, IMO. 

“I just wanted to freshen it up with newer djs playing current underground dance music mixed with classic party jams. Also bringing in new hosts was important to let people know that Wednesdays are where you can express yourself however you want and be applauded for it. Brigitte (Bidet) and nyveda are their own little pieces of artwork.” — Ree de la Vega 

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for more than five years, and haven’t been to MJQ, you should probably start living. An underground hideaway with beats and a safe space to be YOU. And don’t use age as an excuse. It really is just a number after all. GO! DANCE!




April 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday:

The SAGE Experience

Longing for a day I’ll likely never experience, when I can ride a bike topless with zero head turns. Until then, I plan on stripping down for a SAGE experience workshop! Let’s #FreetheNip and feel relaxed in this body with which we share human experiences. Am i rite!?! Artist and SAGE Experience creator Meagan Jain gets us pretty close — helping us create OG artwork with our mostly nude bodies in a comfortable setting.

EXCLUSIVE!! Jain is offering an exclusive deal to readers of The Move for her Saturday, April 6 workshop! Go to BeSAGEWorkshop.com to sign up. There are only a few spaces available — to keep the environment intimate. 




April 9, Tuesday: 

Thelma & the Sleaze w/ special guests at The EARL

Thelma and the Sleaze heads east from Nashville in a church van to grace us with some rock ’n’ roll. What kind of rock ’n’ roll? As one band member puts it, “Eddie Money woke up in the South on a pile of Judas Priest cassettes.” As a retired cowgirl, I can relate. Unrelated to the iconic pop culture film Thelma and Louise, the band will perform songs from their latest album, Somebody’s Doin’ Something. We hope they won’t leave out older fan faves like “Cum” and “Motor Tits.” Great songs — and great words I’d like to see in print more. 




April 12, Friday: 

Jenny Lewis, ‘On the Line Tour 2019,’ Variety Playhouse

Jenny Lewis lives on my hypothetical inspo pedestal. You may remember her from early 2000s bands Rilo Kiley and Postal Service. Her latest solo album, 

On the Line, was recorded with support from some of rock’s best musicians, including Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and Ringo Starr.

She did not disappoint last year at Athens’ Georgia Theatre. And I can’t wait to see whatever sequined, iridescent country-western, Nudie-styled cowgirl suit she’ll choose for a unicorn and drool-worthy entrance.

DMX — 20th Anniversary Tour

Balance in life is so very important. That’s why The Move may often move from classical ballet to hip-hop legend/ex-con DMX. Twenty years ago, in good company with 3 6 Mafia and Eazy E, DMX motivated me to stop being such a pussy and to sneak out of the house with my peers. We were 12 and needed to hit Club Whatever, Summerville, SC’s only teen gathering spot. The It’s Dark and Hell is Hot 20th-anniversary tour celebrates DMX’s OG debut album. It actually turns 21, but DMX was incarcerated during its 20th anniversary, and I’m not arguing with DMX. Go celebrate with him at the Tabernacle. It’s gonna get rowdy, Lawd willing. 




April 13, Saturday:

Spring 2019 Invitational Group Show

Now THIS is a list of artists I fux with. Greg Mike and Dr. Dax in tow with 40+ contemporary artists invited by ABV Gallery. Swing by between 6 to 10 p.m. to scope out the 24” x 24” pieces in this spring’s group show. 

Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

“Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse will be brimming with seasonal blooms during Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale,” declares the event’s website.

What a great excuse to float around Oakland Cemetery, rain or shine. Take your camera phones because the entire site is a photo op. If a cemetery could be sexy… Plus, PLANTS! If there’s one thing most womxn can agree on, it’s more plants, please. Note: it’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, and they’re offering vintage and gently used containers, tools, yard art, and more for sale.




April 14, Sunday:

ATL Collective Relives Fiona Apple’s Tidal

My first adult girl crush, Fiona Apple, won’t be there, but we have the next best thing, thanks to ATL Collective. Let’s collectively swoon for the powerhouse vocals of Atlanta artists PRISCA, Ruby Velle of Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Pip the Pansy, and Erika JaNaé, who will certainly dominate the stage that evening. Relive this album live at City Winery. Drinking a bowl of wine and crying to this album are more than acceptable. 




April 19 to 21, Friday to Sunday:

SweetWater 420 Fest 2019

I go to 420 Fest at least one day every year to support my Georgia Hemp Company family, Atlanta’s first CBD brand — if you don’t already know! They will be selling REAL CBD flower/grass/tree/pot, whichever description of smokable plant matter you prefer, and pre-rolled joints onsite in hopes of doing a massive SMOKE OUT at 4:20 p.m. Psst … A little stoner whispered they may be giving away a few FREE jays around 3:50 p.m. at their tent. Also, I hear this is a music festival. Lol.




April 23, Tuesday:

Finding My Voice: Valerie Jarrett and Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House minority leader and Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, gather in conversation at the beautiful Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. 

Sorry Movers and Shakers, but free registration for this event is AT CAPACITY. Why share? To offer the continued support for Abrams and to not let her star fade. She may not be Georgia’s governor, but I think most Atlantans would agree, she’s ATL’s chosen governor. 




April 27, Saturday:

FILA Fest

An annual get down that happens every year during Inman Park Fest. Melrose & McQueen Salon shuts down Elizabeth Street to host FILA Fest, or Forever I Love Atlanta Fest, a free festival benefiting The Buffalo Project.

Vintage vendors like No Surrender Collective will get you fit. Glitter braids with babes will fix that wig. FREE Miller High Life, thx to Graveyard Tavern, will get you loose. Plus, kombuchas, CBDs, and yogas to keep life balanced. You will leave feeling that good kind of weird.    Courtesy of Georgia Hemp Company, by Elizabeth Karp REALLY?: Atlanta’s Georgia Hemp Company legally sells smokable CBD cannabis.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - April 2019 "
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EXCLUSIVE: There’s a new warehouse venue opening on the Westside and we’ve got zee 411, thanks to our friends, sub*tle. First show at the new spot brings ANNA all the way from Brazil. Read on my homeskillets for the tea.

In other news ... Our Google calendars and social medias remind us, it’s Women’s History Month. Highlighting femme-centric events is the norm for this column, as it should be everywhere. Let’s consider every month “Women’s Month,” please. She is, after all, the origin of power. And sorry (not sorry), no St. Pat’s events here because, well, honestly that sh*t’s for amateurs. No offense shrug emoji.




March 7, Thursday:

From Refugee to Pop Star: Screening & Panel Discussion of Matangi/Maya/MIA On the eve of International Women’s Day, Refugee Women’s Network will host a screening inside the world of international pop superstar MIA. You might know her lyrics, but did you know her father is Arul Pragasam, a leader in Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance? Me either. Or maybe I forgot. This screening shows her personal footage more than 20 years in the making. How did she go from Matangi to Maya to the star we know, MIA? IDK, let’s go find out, while supporting the Refugee Women’s Network. Win. Win. 

(The Refugee Women’s Network is a nonprofit organization, created by women for women, that inspires and equips refugee and immigrant women resettled in Georgia to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.)

More than 400 volunteers converged at the Capitol on Valentine’s Day to engage with legislators and show their support and open arms for the refugees in Georgia. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Serendipity Labs Buckhead. @miamatangi; @RWNGeorgia; @BuckheadLabs




March 8, Friday:

Midnight March to Break Rape Culture

Feeling helpless? Take the rage offline, strap those boots/platforms on, and gather to resist the patriarchal oppression that is rape culture. There is something that happens when we march. The loneliness and scars feel a little less deep. Whether we are victims, or just NOT having any of that toxic patriarchal BS, the move is to march around midnightish.

March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1911, so what better time to march for our lives? Edgewood Avenue at 11:45 p.m. is the move, with an exact address TBD. SWERFs and TERFs are not welcome. 11:45 p.m. @AtlantaGDC




March 10 & 24 Sunday & Sunday:

Queer Yoga (All Welcome) Patrick Joseph Boston is one of Atlanta’s beloved yoginis and queer influencers, but the first thing she wants you to know is, her series of queer yoga is for every body! This is NOT your hardcore power crossfit yoga mashup, ya sweaty freaqs. JK, I recall stretching and posing, but mostly being taught effortlessly and nonscripted by Boston. I recall giggling with strangers, too, as the environment is tolerant, open, and oozing with positive energy, a spark that seems to follow Boston around day-to-day. She even provided The Move with her personal mantra, quoted below. Bring these words with you to practice and/or use in your daily routine:

“I am strong

I am beautiful

I am capable

I am in charge.”

PJB says, “It really affirms I am worthy and capable of taking risks, ‘leveling up.’ 

It reminds me I am in control of my actions and reactions, and that all things in life are temporary. Like, if I make a decision or a choice that no longer serves me, then I can simply choose to make another one.” 

+++ Free coffee from Counter Culture Coffee after class, okurrr?! Go. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @patrickjosephboston 





March 10, Sunday:

Sound Healing Vibrations at Healium “You will journey in serenity until stillness will descend upon the mind, and you will bask in the glorious moment that is now.” Um. Take my money? 

Kennedy OneSelf is a man with many arms. Or that’s what it seems when he performs a sound bath to wash all over you. At the Healium Center in Candler Park, you’ll be led down a narrative path by Blue Thunder, with sounds laced by Kennedy OneSelf playing his traditional instruments. The vibe will be created, literally, with acoustic vibrations and figuratively with some serious good juju. Two hours in a horizontal corpse pose? Easy-peazy. 7-9 p.m. @blue_thunder_heal; @kennedy_oneself




March 11 & March 12, Monday & Tuesday:

Step by Step, Donna Under the Dome The REAL Donna J. Trump is taking a break from her usual “Presidential” duties to get her steps in at the Georgia State Capitol. One million steps to be exact. For the 40 days the General Assembly is in session, Trump will dedicate each step to the one million eligible citizens who didn’t vote in 2018. This is a good opp for you to meet legislators and the Real Donna J. Trump. This is also a great photo op for that 2019 family holiday card. Bring your ID for Capitol entry. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. @therealdonnajtrump




March 15, Friday:

The Motet at Variety Playhouse Need some fiery, funky soul to make that disco heart jive? Insert The Motet on Friday, March 15. “When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” says Motets drummer Dave Watts. I’d say job well done, Dave, after taking a tour via Spotify. The Motet style feels like a mashup of Jamiroquai and The Floozies, with a bit more soul. 

If there’s one venue where I always seem to catch the grooves, it’s Variety Playhouse. ATL Collective performing James Brown’s Funky Christmas, Khruangbin, and a jazzy Kamasi Washington are just a few of the impressive performances I’ve caught at VP in the past year. The crowd is equally crunchy and classy, a place I try to live, theoretically. 9 p.m. @themotet; @varietyplayhouse; @zmpresents




March 16, SATURDAY:

TWERK, WALK, and TALK Fresh Faces hits ATL with its competition “for upcoming queens & kings to express their artistry & self expression,” Barry Brandon, “This Free Life/For All Humans.” This party is a great excuse to check-in to Atlanta’s newest, queerest hotel Moxy Atlanta Midtown (psst $119 room rates this weekend!!). This Free Life, an organization committed to promoting a smoke-free youth, comes bearing gifts and giveaways galore. Performances by Lucy Stoole, Chitown’s black, bearded beauty, and Atlanta’s IV Fischer. I’ll be there in a lewk just being kyoot and sh*t, so come! Likely find me stalking photographer Savana Ogburn for photos all eve, or by the snacks. Free event w/ RSVP & 18+ welcome. @thisfreelife, @tyislucystoole, @moxyatl, @forallhumans.




March 23, Saturday:

SPRUNG! w/ Aquaria of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Wussy Mag wants you to DRESS for qween Aquaria, y’all! “The lewk is Slutty-Spring-Nymph, Fragonard’s Floral Fuckb0i, PopPrincess, Clad in Pastels, Bacchanalian Bottoms.”

Come out in your fwinest attire, but don’t even think about slut-shaming! Only body-positive spring chicks welcome to this party. Go, marvel at the precision that is a Wussy Mag event. 

Hosted by Aquaria, season 10 winner of RuPaul’s “Drag Race,” as well as featuring some of CL’s Best of Atlanta winners, Edie Bellini, Hydrangea Heath, IV Fischer, Molly Rimswell, Taylor Alxndr, Thin Mint, Video Tronic. Going down at not-so-hole-in-the-wall Deep End behind Ponce City Market on North Avenue. But, as Aquaria put it on “Snatch Game” Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 10, “Any hole is a goal.” 10 p.m.-3 a.m. @wussymag; @ageofaquaria 




March 28, Thursday:

Beer & Lounging at the Clermont feat. Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause BEER AND LOUNGING at the Clermont Lounge with food ... HOLD! THE! PHONE! I’ve only ever eaten a hot dog outside the Clermont Lounge. Memorable bc I was eating with internet sensation, The Fat Jew (Josh Ostrovsky), while discussing best strip-club food in the U.S. — and bc I love hot dogs.

Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause, a CL fave, will pop up at the Clermont, with Lillian’s BBQ Catering. Joining will be Tiger! Tiger! and Boo Hag for a night of rock ’n’ roll, BBQ, beer, and the most famous duct-taped bar you ever will see! Just don’t take any photos. Do take a shot at getting kicked out of the Hotel Clermont before leaving the property. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. @annakramermusic; @clermontlounge




March 29, Friday:

Sub*tle Presents... ANNA (Kompakt / Drumcode) As, promised, our exclusive announcement: Sub*tle will open its newly refinished warehouse space connected to the Westside Cultural and Arts Center (760 10th St. N.W.). First party brings ANNA, a sultry, trance-y Brazilian DJ export. As it goes with some warehouse parties, attendees are typically kept in the dark re location until closer to the event date. A trend that often comes with late-night, after-hours parties, that, typically, I’m banned from sharing publicly … BUT CL’s The Move got the offish party deets early, y’all!!

“This space is fully permitted and has a liquor license … We will have food trucks on site to satisfy any late-night cravings. www.subtleevents.com for info and tickets. Event is 21+. Doors from 10 p.m.-??.”

The major difference between the most Atlanta nightclubs and these warehouse raves, you ask? The culture. Unlike a trip to a mega club, the fear of a #Metoo run-in doesn’t accompany me at the underground parties. Nothing but super speshy, mucho +++ vibes with feels of international techno clubs from Playa to Barcelona. When the lights come on and the crowd wants more — and the DJ plays on — it’s been a solid night.

Sub*tle, self-described as “delicately complex and understated,” is an events company planning to lay the groundwork for underground. @subtleeventsatl; @DJAnnaBr; @theDJbri




March 30, Saturday:

SERMON ATL: Yheti, Slug Wife and more at Freight Depot Described best by headliner, Yheti, the “future’s past brought to you in the present.” Dubstep at Georgia Freight Depot seems right. A long, narrow, dark indoor train depot with brick walls to absorb and reflect lasers, it’s the perfect spot to cram in a lot of people for a long night of “DUBDUBDUB ZOOOOOOOEEEM DUBUWUUUUU  UUUUUB WUBUB REEER WAAAAAUUUUU HUUUUU ZOOOOOOOM REEEE DUBUBUBUB WUBUBUB WUUUUU DUUUU WUUUU.” via @DubstepSong Twitter

Very into these one-day music series brought to us by monster brands like Red Bull Music and Hennessy. A one-night festival right at home in ATL, making it easy to wash my wook off after a rager. By the presounds of it, this sermon might also remind me of that time on Special K. Something called a bleep bloop was eating all the marshmallows and, well, I forget the rest. PSA: Don’t do drugs, but if you do, get that sh*t tested y’all!

::::) 8 p.m.-5 a.m. @yhetimusic; @_slugwife_ @littlesnakemusic; @vctre_; @esseksmusic; @_digitalethos; @kursaaaa; @zmpresents; @speakeasypromo; @nativegroove; @aisle5_atl; @envisionedarts_atl"
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__EXCLUSIVE:__ There’s a new warehouse venue opening on the Westside and we’ve got zee 411, thanks to our friends, sub*tle. First show at the new spot brings ANNA all the way from Brazil. Read on my homeskillets for the tea.

__In other news ...__ Our Google calendars and social medias remind us, it’s Women’s History Month. Highlighting femme-centric events is the norm for this column, as it should be everywhere. Let’s consider every month “Women’s Month,” please. She is, after all, the origin of power. And sorry (''not sorry''), no St. Pat’s events here because, well, honestly that sh*t’s for amateurs. No offense ''shrug emoji''.




__March 7, Thursday:__

__From Refugee to Pop Star: Screening & Panel Discussion of Matangi/Maya/MIA__ On the eve of International Women’s Day, Refugee Women’s Network will host a screening inside the world of international pop superstar MIA. You might know her lyrics, but did you know her father is Arul Pragasam, a leader in Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance? Me either. Or maybe I forgot. This screening shows her personal footage more than 20 years in the making. How did she go from Matangi to Maya to the star we know, MIA? IDK, let’s go find out, while supporting the Refugee Women’s Network. Win. Win. 

''(The Refugee Women’s Network is a nonprofit organization, created by women for women, that inspires and equips refugee and immigrant women resettled in Georgia to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.)''

More than 400 volunteers converged at the Capitol on Valentine’s Day to engage with legislators and show their support and open arms for the refugees in Georgia. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Serendipity Labs Buckhead. @miamatangi; @RWNGeorgia; @BuckheadLabs




__March 8, Friday:__

__Midnight March to Break Rape Culture__

Feeling helpless? Take the rage offline, strap those boots/platforms on, and gather to resist the patriarchal oppression that is rape culture. There is something that happens when we march. The loneliness and scars feel a little less deep. Whether we are victims, or just NOT having any of that toxic patriarchal BS, the move is to march around midnightish.

March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1911, so what better time to march for our lives? Edgewood Avenue at 11:45 p.m. is the move, with an exact address TBD. SWERFs and TERFs are not welcome. 11:45 p.m. @AtlantaGDC




__March 10 & 24 Sunday & Sunday:__

__Queer Yoga (All Welcome)__ Patrick Joseph Boston is one of Atlanta’s beloved yoginis and queer influencers, but the first thing she wants you to know is, her series of queer yoga is for every ''body''! This is NOT your hardcore power crossfit yoga mashup, ya sweaty freaqs. JK, I recall stretching and posing, but mostly being taught effortlessly and nonscripted by Boston. I recall giggling with strangers, too, as the environment is tolerant, open, and oozing with positive energy, a spark that seems to follow Boston around day-to-day. She even provided The Move with her personal mantra, quoted below. Bring these words with you to practice and/or use in your daily routine:

“I am strong

I am beautiful

I am capable

I am in charge.”

PJB says, “It really affirms I am worthy and capable of taking risks, ‘leveling up.’ 

It reminds me I am in control of my actions and reactions, and that all things in life are temporary. Like, if I make a decision or a choice that no longer serves me, then I can simply choose to make another one.” 

+++ Free coffee from Counter Culture Coffee after class, okurrr?! Go. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @patrickjosephboston 





__March 10, Sunday:__

__Sound Healing Vibrations at Healium__ “You will journey in serenity until stillness will descend upon the mind, and you will bask in the glorious moment that is now.” Um. Take my money? 

Kennedy OneSelf is a man with many arms. Or that’s what it seems when he performs a sound bath to wash all over you. At the Healium Center in Candler Park, you’ll be led down a narrative path by Blue Thunder, with sounds laced by Kennedy OneSelf playing his traditional instruments. The vibe will be created, literally, with acoustic vibrations and figuratively with some serious good juju. Two hours in a horizontal corpse pose? Easy-peazy. 7-9 p.m. @blue_thunder_heal; @kennedy_oneself




__March 11 & March 12, Monday & Tuesday:__

__Step by Step, Donna Under the Dome__ The REAL Donna J. Trump is taking a break from her usual “Presidential” duties to get her steps in at the Georgia State Capitol. One million steps to be exact. For the 40 days the General Assembly is in session, Trump will dedicate each step to the one million eligible citizens who didn’t vote in 2018. This is a good opp for you to meet legislators and the Real Donna J. Trump. This is also a great photo op for that 2019 family holiday card. Bring your ID for Capitol entry. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. @therealdonnajtrump




__March 15, Friday:__

__The Motet at Variety Playhouse__ Need some fiery, funky soul to make that disco heart jive? Insert The Motet on Friday, March 15. “When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” says Motets drummer Dave Watts. I’d say job well done, Dave, after taking a tour via Spotify. The Motet style feels like a mashup of Jamiroquai and The Floozies, with a bit more soul. 

If there’s one venue where I always seem to catch the grooves, it’s Variety Playhouse. ATL Collective performing ''James Brown’s Funky Christmas'', Khruangbin, and a jazzy Kamasi Washington are just a few of the impressive performances I’ve caught at VP in the past year. The crowd is equally crunchy and classy, a place I try to live, theoretically. 9 p.m. @themotet; @varietyplayhouse; @zmpresents




__March 16, SATURDAY:__

__TWERK, WALK, and TALK__ Fresh Faces hits ATL with its competition “for upcoming queens & kings to express their artistry & self expression,” Barry Brandon, “This Free Life/For All Humans.” This party is a great excuse to check-in to Atlanta’s newest, queerest hotel Moxy Atlanta Midtown (psst $119 room rates this weekend!!). This Free Life, an organization committed to promoting a smoke-free youth, comes bearing gifts and giveaways galore. Performances by Lucy Stoole, Chitown’s black, bearded beauty, and Atlanta’s IV Fischer. I’ll be there in a lewk just being kyoot and sh*t, so come! Likely find me stalking photographer Savana Ogburn for photos all eve, or by the snacks. Free event w/ RSVP & 18+ welcome. @thisfreelife, @tyislucystoole, @moxyatl, @forallhumans.




__March 23, Saturday:__

__SPRUNG! w/ Aquaria of RuPaul’s Drag Race!__ ''Wussy'' Mag wants you to DRESS for qween Aquaria, y’all! “The lewk is Slutty-Spring-Nymph, Fragonard’s Floral Fuckb0i, PopPrincess, Clad in Pastels, Bacchanalian Bottoms.”

Come out in your fwinest attire, but don’t even think about slut-shaming! Only body-positive spring chicks welcome to this party. Go, marvel at the precision that is a ''Wussy'' Mag event. 

Hosted by Aquaria, season 10 winner of RuPaul’s “Drag Race,” as well as featuring some of CL’s Best of Atlanta winners, Edie Bellini, Hydrangea Heath, IV Fischer, Molly Rimswell, Taylor Alxndr, Thin Mint, Video Tronic. Going down at not-so-hole-in-the-wall Deep End behind Ponce City Market on North Avenue. But, as Aquaria put it on “Snatch Game” Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 10, “Any hole is a goal.” 10 p.m.-3 a.m. @wussymag; @ageofaquaria 




__March 28, Thursday:__

__Beer & Lounging at the Clermont feat. Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause__ BEER AND LOUNGING at the Clermont Lounge with food ... HOLD! THE! PHONE! I’ve only ever eaten a hot dog ''outside'' the Clermont Lounge. Memorable bc I was eating with internet sensation, The Fat Jew (Josh Ostrovsky), while discussing best strip-club food in the U.S. — and bc I love hot dogs.

Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause, a ''CL'' fave, will pop up at the Clermont, with Lillian’s BBQ Catering. Joining will be Tiger! Tiger! and Boo Hag for a night of rock ’n’ roll, BBQ, beer, and the most famous duct-taped bar you ever will see! Just don’t take any photos. Do take a shot at getting kicked out of the Hotel Clermont before leaving the property. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. @annakramermusic; @clermontlounge




__March 29, Friday:__

__Sub*tle Presents... ANNA (Kompakt / Drumcode)__ As, promised, our exclusive announcement: Sub*tle will open its newly refinished warehouse space connected to the Westside Cultural and Arts Center (760 10th St. N.W.). First party brings ANNA, a sultry, trance-y Brazilian DJ export. As it goes with some warehouse parties, attendees are typically kept in the dark re location until closer to the event date. A trend that often comes with late-night, after-hours parties, that, typically, I’m banned from sharing publicly … BUT ''CL''’s The Move got the offish party deets early, y’all!!

“This space is fully permitted and has a liquor license … We will have food trucks on site to satisfy any late-night cravings. www.subtleevents.com for info and tickets. Event is 21+. Doors from 10 p.m.-??.”

The major difference between the most Atlanta nightclubs and these warehouse raves, you ask? The culture. Unlike a trip to a mega club, the fear of a #Metoo run-in doesn’t accompany me at the underground parties. Nothing but super speshy, mucho +++ vibes with feels of international techno clubs from Playa to Barcelona. When the lights come on and the crowd wants more — and the DJ plays on — it’s been a solid night.

Sub*tle, self-described as “delicately complex and understated,” is an events company planning to lay the groundwork for underground. @subtleeventsatl; @DJAnnaBr; @theDJbri




__March 30, Saturday:__

__SERMON ATL: Yheti, Slug Wife and more at Freight Depot__ Described best by headliner, Yheti, the “future’s past brought to you in the present.” Dubstep at Georgia Freight Depot seems right. A long, narrow, dark indoor train depot with brick walls to absorb and reflect lasers, it’s the perfect spot to cram in a lot of people for a long night of “DUBDUBDUB ZOOOOOOOEEEM DUBUWUUUUU {animal sounds} UUUUUB WUBUB REEER WAAAAAUUUUU HUUUUU ZOOOOOOOM REEEE DUBUBUBUB WUBUBUB WUUUUU DUUUU WUUUU.” via @DubstepSong Twitter

Very into these one-day music series brought to us by monster brands like Red Bull Music and Hennessy. A one-night festival right at home in ATL, making it easy to wash my wook off after a rager. By the presounds of it, this ''sermon'' might also remind me of that time on Special K. Something called a bleep bloop was eating all the marshmallows and, well, I forget the rest. PSA: Don’t do drugs, but if you do, get that sh*t tested y’all!

::::) 8 p.m.-5 a.m. @yhetimusic; @_slugwife_ @littlesnakemusic; @vctre_; @esseksmusic; @_digitalethos; @kursaaaa; @zmpresents; @speakeasypromo; @nativegroove; @aisle5_atl; @envisionedarts_atl"
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In other news ... Our Google calendars and social medias remind us, it’s Women’s History Month. Highlighting femme-centric events is the norm for this column, as it should be everywhere. Let’s consider every month “Women’s Month,” please. She is, after all, the origin of power. And sorry (not sorry), no St. Pat’s events here because, well, honestly that sh*t’s for amateurs. No offense shrug emoji.




March 7, Thursday:

From Refugee to Pop Star: Screening & Panel Discussion of Matangi/Maya/MIA On the eve of International Women’s Day, Refugee Women’s Network will host a screening inside the world of international pop superstar MIA. You might know her lyrics, but did you know her father is Arul Pragasam, a leader in Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance? Me either. Or maybe I forgot. This screening shows her personal footage more than 20 years in the making. How did she go from Matangi to Maya to the star we know, MIA? IDK, let’s go find out, while supporting the Refugee Women’s Network. Win. Win. 

(The Refugee Women’s Network is a nonprofit organization, created by women for women, that inspires and equips refugee and immigrant women resettled in Georgia to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.)

More than 400 volunteers converged at the Capitol on Valentine’s Day to engage with legislators and show their support and open arms for the refugees in Georgia. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Serendipity Labs Buckhead. @miamatangi; @RWNGeorgia; @BuckheadLabs




March 8, Friday:

Midnight March to Break Rape Culture

Feeling helpless? Take the rage offline, strap those boots/platforms on, and gather to resist the patriarchal oppression that is rape culture. There is something that happens when we march. The loneliness and scars feel a little less deep. Whether we are victims, or just NOT having any of that toxic patriarchal BS, the move is to march around midnightish.

March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1911, so what better time to march for our lives? Edgewood Avenue at 11:45 p.m. is the move, with an exact address TBD. SWERFs and TERFs are not welcome. 11:45 p.m. @AtlantaGDC




March 10 & 24 Sunday & Sunday:

Queer Yoga (All Welcome) Patrick Joseph Boston is one of Atlanta’s beloved yoginis and queer influencers, but the first thing she wants you to know is, her series of queer yoga is for every body! This is NOT your hardcore power crossfit yoga mashup, ya sweaty freaqs. JK, I recall stretching and posing, but mostly being taught effortlessly and nonscripted by Boston. I recall giggling with strangers, too, as the environment is tolerant, open, and oozing with positive energy, a spark that seems to follow Boston around day-to-day. She even provided The Move with her personal mantra, quoted below. Bring these words with you to practice and/or use in your daily routine:

“I am strong

I am beautiful

I am capable

I am in charge.”

PJB says, “It really affirms I am worthy and capable of taking risks, ‘leveling up.’ 

It reminds me I am in control of my actions and reactions, and that all things in life are temporary. Like, if I make a decision or a choice that no longer serves me, then I can simply choose to make another one.” 

+++ Free coffee from Counter Culture Coffee after class, okurrr?! Go. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @patrickjosephboston 





March 10, Sunday:

Sound Healing Vibrations at Healium “You will journey in serenity until stillness will descend upon the mind, and you will bask in the glorious moment that is now.” Um. Take my money? 

Kennedy OneSelf is a man with many arms. Or that’s what it seems when he performs a sound bath to wash all over you. At the Healium Center in Candler Park, you’ll be led down a narrative path by Blue Thunder, with sounds laced by Kennedy OneSelf playing his traditional instruments. The vibe will be created, literally, with acoustic vibrations and figuratively with some serious good juju. Two hours in a horizontal corpse pose? Easy-peazy. 7-9 p.m. @blue_thunder_heal; @kennedy_oneself




March 11 & March 12, Monday & Tuesday:

Step by Step, Donna Under the Dome The REAL Donna J. Trump is taking a break from her usual “Presidential” duties to get her steps in at the Georgia State Capitol. One million steps to be exact. For the 40 days the General Assembly is in session, Trump will dedicate each step to the one million eligible citizens who didn’t vote in 2018. This is a good opp for you to meet legislators and the Real Donna J. Trump. This is also a great photo op for that 2019 family holiday card. Bring your ID for Capitol entry. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. @therealdonnajtrump




March 15, Friday:

The Motet at Variety Playhouse Need some fiery, funky soul to make that disco heart jive? Insert The Motet on Friday, March 15. “When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” says Motets drummer Dave Watts. I’d say job well done, Dave, after taking a tour via Spotify. The Motet style feels like a mashup of Jamiroquai and The Floozies, with a bit more soul. 

If there’s one venue where I always seem to catch the grooves, it’s Variety Playhouse. ATL Collective performing James Brown’s Funky Christmas, Khruangbin, and a jazzy Kamasi Washington are just a few of the impressive performances I’ve caught at VP in the past year. The crowd is equally crunchy and classy, a place I try to live, theoretically. 9 p.m. @themotet; @varietyplayhouse; @zmpresents




March 16, SATURDAY:

TWERK, WALK, and TALK Fresh Faces hits ATL with its competition “for upcoming queens & kings to express their artistry & self expression,” Barry Brandon, “This Free Life/For All Humans.” This party is a great excuse to check-in to Atlanta’s newest, queerest hotel Moxy Atlanta Midtown (psst $119 room rates this weekend!!). This Free Life, an organization committed to promoting a smoke-free youth, comes bearing gifts and giveaways galore. Performances by Lucy Stoole, Chitown’s black, bearded beauty, and Atlanta’s IV Fischer. I’ll be there in a lewk just being kyoot and sh*t, so come! Likely find me stalking photographer Savana Ogburn for photos all eve, or by the snacks. Free event w/ RSVP & 18+ welcome. @thisfreelife, @tyislucystoole, @moxyatl, @forallhumans.




March 23, Saturday:

SPRUNG! w/ Aquaria of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Wussy Mag wants you to DRESS for qween Aquaria, y’all! “The lewk is Slutty-Spring-Nymph, Fragonard’s Floral Fuckb0i, PopPrincess, Clad in Pastels, Bacchanalian Bottoms.”

Come out in your fwinest attire, but don’t even think about slut-shaming! Only body-positive spring chicks welcome to this party. Go, marvel at the precision that is a Wussy Mag event. 

Hosted by Aquaria, season 10 winner of RuPaul’s “Drag Race,” as well as featuring some of CL’s Best of Atlanta winners, Edie Bellini, Hydrangea Heath, IV Fischer, Molly Rimswell, Taylor Alxndr, Thin Mint, Video Tronic. Going down at not-so-hole-in-the-wall Deep End behind Ponce City Market on North Avenue. But, as Aquaria put it on “Snatch Game” Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 10, “Any hole is a goal.” 10 p.m.-3 a.m. @wussymag; @ageofaquaria 




March 28, Thursday:

Beer & Lounging at the Clermont feat. Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause BEER AND LOUNGING at the Clermont Lounge with food ... HOLD! THE! PHONE! I’ve only ever eaten a hot dog outside the Clermont Lounge. Memorable bc I was eating with internet sensation, The Fat Jew (Josh Ostrovsky), while discussing best strip-club food in the U.S. — and bc I love hot dogs.

Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause, a CL fave, will pop up at the Clermont, with Lillian’s BBQ Catering. Joining will be Tiger! Tiger! and Boo Hag for a night of rock ’n’ roll, BBQ, beer, and the most famous duct-taped bar you ever will see! Just don’t take any photos. Do take a shot at getting kicked out of the Hotel Clermont before leaving the property. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. @annakramermusic; @clermontlounge




March 29, Friday:

Sub*tle Presents... ANNA (Kompakt / Drumcode) As, promised, our exclusive announcement: Sub*tle will open its newly refinished warehouse space connected to the Westside Cultural and Arts Center (760 10th St. N.W.). First party brings ANNA, a sultry, trance-y Brazilian DJ export. As it goes with some warehouse parties, attendees are typically kept in the dark re location until closer to the event date. A trend that often comes with late-night, after-hours parties, that, typically, I’m banned from sharing publicly … BUT CL’s The Move got the offish party deets early, y’all!!

“This space is fully permitted and has a liquor license … We will have food trucks on site to satisfy any late-night cravings. www.subtleevents.com for info and tickets. Event is 21+. Doors from 10 p.m.-??.”

The major difference between the most Atlanta nightclubs and these warehouse raves, you ask? The culture. Unlike a trip to a mega club, the fear of a #Metoo run-in doesn’t accompany me at the underground parties. Nothing but super speshy, mucho +++ vibes with feels of international techno clubs from Playa to Barcelona. When the lights come on and the crowd wants more — and the DJ plays on — it’s been a solid night.

Sub*tle, self-described as “delicately complex and understated,” is an events company planning to lay the groundwork for underground. @subtleeventsatl; @DJAnnaBr; @theDJbri




March 30, Saturday:

SERMON ATL: Yheti, Slug Wife and more at Freight Depot Described best by headliner, Yheti, the “future’s past brought to you in the present.” Dubstep at Georgia Freight Depot seems right. A long, narrow, dark indoor train depot with brick walls to absorb and reflect lasers, it’s the perfect spot to cram in a lot of people for a long night of “DUBDUBDUB ZOOOOOOOEEEM DUBUWUUUUU  UUUUUB WUBUB REEER WAAAAAUUUUU HUUUUU ZOOOOOOOM REEEE DUBUBUBUB WUBUBUB WUUUUU DUUUU WUUUU.” via @DubstepSong Twitter

Very into these one-day music series brought to us by monster brands like Red Bull Music and Hennessy. A one-night festival right at home in ATL, making it easy to wash my wook off after a rager. By the presounds of it, this sermon might also remind me of that time on Special K. Something called a bleep bloop was eating all the marshmallows and, well, I forget the rest. PSA: Don’t do drugs, but if you do, get that sh*t tested y’all!

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I’ll be on the move to Venkman’s for a TWO-NIGHT RUN of Sade. OK, maybe it’s the ATL Collective covering Sade’s Love Deluxe, but it’s my first time seeing Sade covered live. If we’ve met even once, you already know about my love for Sade, and constant contemplation to tattoo or not to tattoo her face on my body. And it just so happens I’ve never seen a bad ATL Collective performance either, so this feels like an obvious win. (Psst… ATL Collective is performing No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom March 23 at Aisle 5.) 

Sneak some culture at the Trap Music Museum and play the escape room, where you have 30 minutes to “Escape the Trap” before the Feds bust open the doors. “Making a Murder” IRL, dancing under the moon, and a five-night Valentine’s Day pop-up. Go out and celebrate the Super Bowl being over. 




FEB. 7, THURSDAY:

Trap Music Museum and Escape Room — In the midst of what I expect to be my busiest week of 2019, a colleague throws me an email saying they can no longer attend the media invite-only opening of the Trap Music Museum — would I be interested? I clear my schedule.

The walls and counters of this museum scream at the visitors. Step directly into Gucci Mane’s trap kitchen, then turn around and meet the Snowman, aka Jeezy. The museum is also a great space to discover emerging artists — and their work is for sale. As pieces move out, new art comes in, giving you another reason to keep this on your radar. Not recommended for younger eyes.

Escape the Trap: — You are locked into a room for 30 minutes with 2-10 people and given clues to escape the trap house before the Feds arrive. Not a space for the overly conservative, which is probably why it’s now my #1 destination in ATL. 630 Travis St. N.W. trapmusicmuseum.us. https://defpen.com/trap-music-museum/

FEB. 9, SATURDAY:

A Night of Alchemy: Palette presents a film called glo. — Whether you caught creative group Palette’s social performance live or not, you will certainly not want to miss the screening of the film, a story of empathetic bodies at work, or the evening, a cyclical meditation of film, food, and peacekeeping referencing the philosophical tradition of alchemy. The venue is the old Rhodes Theatre, which opened in 1938 with Clark Gable’s Test Pilot as the first show. Admittedly, I’d never heard of the Rhodes Theatre before this event, and, it seems most of Atlanta has forgotten it. Not the people at glo, however, who are intent on reviving dormant spaces in our city. Get out and rediscover this historic Atlanta theater between Spring and West Peachtree streets. From Clark Gable to glo, this is a venue with which I can vibe. 62 S. Rhodes Center N.W., https://www.thepalettegroup.com/information https://mailchi.mp/gloatl/a-film-called-glo-a-night-of-alchemy

Land Trust Winter Dance — When I discovered the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, I realized the Georgia Burners (Burners = Burning Man attendees) were much closer than expected. Their Facebook page describes the Trust as “a green oasis in the middle of Atlanta for celebrating nature and cultivating community,” and it also happens to offer some unique events. Tip to the wise: Never miss a solstice, and try and catch a drum circle every now and again. 470 Candler Park Dr. N.E 

Paranormal Investigation — This event should appeal to believers of the paranormal and skeptics alike. Most recently, I attended “The Poe Experience” at the Wren’s Nest and decided it would be a regular venue of mine. Creepy — and it appears not much has changed here since its 19th-century roots. Make it an anti-Valentine’s date night in the West End. Don’t sleep on Tassili’s or Healthful Essence for a bite. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., S.W., 

FEB. 10, SUNDAY:

Super Museum Sunday — Enjoy free admission at a museum — get outta town! Literally, or check out local spots. Super Museum Sunday is a free golden ticket to most any museum in Georgia. From downtown Savannah to Midtown Atlanta, and from Statesboro to Darien, more than 60 statewide cultural institutions participate in this annual event. Cultural overload.

Inside “Making A Murderer” Live — As an amateur detective and true crime addict, I will likely be in the front row. Although, this particular story takes my anxiety woes to the next level. If you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” you’ll want to binge before this event with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. The venue is the renovated Buckhead Theatre. That nasty carpet is a goner, and there’s a welcome new sound system by Music Matters Productions. Worth the trip to Buckhead even if you don’t like going much above Midtown. 3110 Roswell Road N.E.

FEB. 10 –15, SUNDAY– FRIDAY:

Swoon Bar: A Valentine’s Bar Featuring Work by Elise Williams — Swoon Bar takes over MOTHER for a five-day pop-up Valentine’s bar, featuring “Luminescence,” an installation by artist Elise Williams with five nights of events, including an artist’s market, Lonely Hearts Karaoke, and art parties. 

MOTHER Bar + Kitchen is a concept birthed by a joint effort between a local indie art gallery and a popular Brooklyn NY dance club. The kitchen is open late (get the tacos), the vibe is always good, and the events keep poppin’ with creativity. 447 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

FEB. 14, thursday:

021419 ContrastATL S2E2 (free all night) One of my favorite monthly installments happens to fall on V-day this month. Soak up experimental sounds solo or with your soulmate. This party stays on “The Move” for many reasons, one being because it is free. Having to pay to dance feels like being robbed while expressing a natural human instinct. Want to keep the party going? Add to the cash flow by buying a round at the bar. Or tip the DJ when you enjoy yourself.  #ContrastATL is a recurring party the second Thursday of every month at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Put on by UUeird, it aims to give fresh insight into the best DJs in Atlanta. 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

If I Told You — In the aftermath of the Squishiepuss firestorm, The Beacon Atlanta welcomes “If I Told You… ,” a group art exhibition with accompanying public programs focusing on female artists, and those who identify as female, to discuss issues of sexual harassment and violence in our community. 1039 Grant St. S.E.

FEB. 14–15, THURSDAY and FRIDAY:

ATL Collective relives Sade’s Love Deluxe at Venkman’s Her love is Qween! If I’d sell a kidney for anything, it’d be to see Sade. She’s known to be a recluse and hasn’t toured since 2011; however, when Oprah called in 2018 needing a song for her Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, next thing you know, Sade’s got a new single. She and the band are officially back in the studio working on the successor to their most recent album, Soldier of Love.

In the meantime, I will not miss either of these two performances of Love Deluxe by ATL Collective at Venkman’s. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E.

FEB. 14–17, THURSDAY–SUNDAY:

Atlanta Balloon Glow  — Get all warm and cozy with friends of the human and furry variety for a V-day celebration under the glow of hot air balloons. No need to drive out to open pastures to hop on, as the balloons will hover directly over Piedmont Park and offer tethered rides. VIP options available with food trucks near the tether spots. Piedmont Park. Organizers warn people not to drive but to take MARTA, Uber, Lyft, or walk. 

FEB. 16, SATURDAY:

Afrobeat, Funk, Samba, and Soul with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective with Khari Cabral Simmons — The claim: “A magnificent fusion of Afrobeat, soul, hip-hop, and funk-jazz, fused into the best party you’ll ever have.” Recently honored with the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, Mausiki Scales has been a force in the Atlanta indie music scene for almost two decades as a sought-after keyboardist and founder/musical director of the critically acclaimed ensemble, the Common Ground Collective.

This dance party happens at Venkman’s, a place I revisited recently and have decided I’m very into. Previously, I’d only been to shows with seated situations. While watching Nikki & the Phantom Callers there in January, the middle of the room was wide open, with a disco ball over the dance floor and some serious toe-tappin’. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE."
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Sneak some culture at the Trap Music Museum and play the escape room, where you have 30 minutes to “Escape the Trap” before the Feds bust open the doors. “Making a Murder” IRL, dancing under the moon, and a five-night Valentine’s Day pop-up. Go out and celebrate the Super Bowl being over. 




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__Trap Music Museum and Escape Room__ — In the midst of what I expect to be my busiest week of 2019, a colleague throws me an email saying they can no longer attend the media invite-only opening of the Trap Music Museum — would I be interested? I clear my schedule.

The walls and counters of this museum scream at the visitors. Step directly into Gucci Mane’s trap kitchen, then turn around and meet the Snowman, aka Jeezy. The museum is also a great space to discover emerging artists — and their work is for sale. As pieces move out, new art comes in, giving you another reason to keep this on your radar. Not recommended for younger eyes.

__Escape the Trap:__ — You are locked into a room for 30 minutes with 2-10 people and given clues to escape the trap house before the Feds arrive. Not a space for the overly conservative, which is probably why it’s now my #1 destination in ATL. 630 Travis St. N.W. trapmusicmuseum.us. https://defpen.com/trap-music-museum/

__FEB. 9, SATURDAY:__

__A Night of Alchemy: Palette presents a film called ''glo''__. — Whether you caught creative group Palette’s social performance live or not, you will certainly not want to miss the screening of the film, a story of empathetic bodies at work, or the evening, a cyclical meditation of film, food, and peacekeeping referencing the philosophical tradition of alchemy. The venue is the old Rhodes Theatre, which opened in 1938 with Clark Gable’s ''Test Pilot'' as the first show. Admittedly, I’d never heard of the Rhodes Theatre before this event, and, it seems most of Atlanta has forgotten it. Not the people at glo, however, who are intent on reviving dormant spaces in our city. Get out and rediscover this historic Atlanta theater between Spring and West Peachtree streets. From Clark Gable to ''glo'', this is a venue with which I can vibe. 62 S. Rhodes Center N.W., https://www.thepalettegroup.com/information https://mailchi.mp/gloatl/a-film-called-glo-a-night-of-alchemy

__Land Trust Winter Dance__ — When I discovered the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, I realized the Georgia Burners (Burners = Burning Man attendees) were much closer than expected. Their Facebook page describes the Trust as “a green oasis in the middle of Atlanta for celebrating nature and cultivating community,” and it also happens to offer some unique events. Tip to the wise: Never miss a solstice, and try and catch a drum circle every now and again. 470 Candler Park Dr. N.E 

__Paranormal Investigation__ — This event should appeal to believers of the paranormal and skeptics alike. Most recently, I attended “The Poe Experience” at the Wren’s Nest and decided it would be a regular venue of mine. Creepy — and it appears not much has changed here since its 19th-century roots. Make it an anti-Valentine’s date night in the West End. Don’t sleep on Tassili’s or Healthful Essence for a bite. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., S.W., 

__FEB. 10, SUNDAY:__

__Super Museum Sunday__ — Enjoy free admission at a museum — get outta town! Literally, or check out local spots. Super Museum Sunday is a free golden ticket to most any museum in Georgia. From downtown Savannah to Midtown Atlanta, and from Statesboro to Darien, more than 60 statewide cultural institutions participate in this annual event. Cultural overload.

__Inside “Making A Murderer” Live__ — As an amateur detective and true crime addict, I will likely be in the front row. Although, this particular story takes my anxiety woes to the next level. If you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” you’ll want to binge before this event with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. The venue is the renovated Buckhead Theatre. That nasty carpet is a goner, and there’s a welcome new sound system by Music Matters Productions. Worth the trip to Buckhead even if you don’t like going much above Midtown. 3110 Roswell Road N.E.

__FEB. 10 –15, SUNDAY– FRIDAY:__

__Swoon Bar: A Valentine’s Bar Featuring Work by Elise Williams__ — Swoon Bar takes over MOTHER for a five-day pop-up Valentine’s bar, featuring “Luminescence,” an installation by artist Elise Williams with five nights of events, including an artist’s market, Lonely Hearts Karaoke, and art parties. 

MOTHER Bar + Kitchen is a concept birthed by a joint effort between a local indie art gallery and a popular Brooklyn NY dance club. The kitchen is open late (get the tacos), the vibe is always good, and the events keep poppin’ with creativity. 447 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

__FEB. 14, thursday:__

__021419 ContrastATL S2E2 (free all night)__ One of my favorite monthly installments happens to fall on V-day this month. Soak up experimental sounds solo or with your soulmate. This party stays on “The Move” for many reasons, one being because it is ''free''. Having to pay to dance feels like being robbed while expressing a natural human instinct. Want to keep the party going? Add to the cash flow by buying a round at the bar. Or tip the DJ when you enjoy yourself.  #ContrastATL is a recurring party the second Thursday of every month at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Put on by UUeird, it aims to give fresh insight into the best DJs in Atlanta. 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

__If I Told You__ — In the aftermath of the Squishiepuss firestorm, The Beacon Atlanta welcomes “If I Told You… ,” a group art exhibition with accompanying public programs focusing on female artists, and those who identify as female, to discuss issues of sexual harassment and violence in our community. 1039 Grant St. S.E.

__FEB. 14–15, THURSDAY and FRIDAY:__

__ATL Collective relives Sade’s ''Love Deluxe'' at Venkman’s__ Her love is Qween! If I’d sell a kidney for anything, it’d be to see Sade. She’s known to be a recluse and hasn’t toured since 2011; however, when Oprah called in 2018 needing a song for her Disney film ''A Wrinkle in Time'', next thing you know, Sade’s got a new single. She and the band are officially back in the studio working on the successor to their most recent album, ''Soldier of Love''.

In the meantime, I will not miss either of these two performances of ''Love Deluxe'' by ATL Collective at Venkman’s. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E.

__FEB. 14–17, THURSDAY–SUNDAY:__

__Atlanta Balloon Glow__  — Get all warm and cozy with friends of the human and furry variety for a V-day celebration under the glow of hot air balloons. No need to drive out to open pastures to hop on, as the balloons will hover directly over Piedmont Park and offer tethered rides. VIP options available with food trucks near the tether spots. Piedmont Park. Organizers warn people not to drive but to take MARTA, Uber, Lyft, or walk. 

__FEB. 16, SATURDAY:__

__Afrobeat, Funk, Samba, and Soul with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective with Khari Cabral Simmons__ — The claim: “A magnificent fusion of Afrobeat, soul, hip-hop, and funk-jazz, fused into the best party you’ll ever have.” Recently honored with the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, Mausiki Scales has been a force in the Atlanta indie music scene for almost two decades as a sought-after keyboardist and founder/musical director of the critically acclaimed ensemble, the Common Ground Collective.

This dance party happens at Venkman’s, a place I revisited recently and have decided I’m very into. Previously, I’d only been to shows with seated situations. While watching Nikki & the Phantom Callers there in January, the middle of the room was wide open, with a disco ball over the dance floor and some serious toe-tappin’. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE."
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I’ll be on the move to Venkman’s for a TWO-NIGHT RUN of Sade. OK, maybe it’s the ATL Collective covering Sade’s Love Deluxe, but it’s my first time seeing Sade covered live. If we’ve met even once, you already know about my love for Sade, and constant contemplation to tattoo or not to tattoo her face on my body. And it just so happens I’ve never seen a bad ATL Collective performance either, so this feels like an obvious win. (Psst… ATL Collective is performing No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom March 23 at Aisle 5.) 

Sneak some culture at the Trap Music Museum and play the escape room, where you have 30 minutes to “Escape the Trap” before the Feds bust open the doors. “Making a Murder” IRL, dancing under the moon, and a five-night Valentine’s Day pop-up. Go out and celebrate the Super Bowl being over. 




FEB. 7, THURSDAY:

Trap Music Museum and Escape Room — In the midst of what I expect to be my busiest week of 2019, a colleague throws me an email saying they can no longer attend the media invite-only opening of the Trap Music Museum — would I be interested? I clear my schedule.

The walls and counters of this museum scream at the visitors. Step directly into Gucci Mane’s trap kitchen, then turn around and meet the Snowman, aka Jeezy. The museum is also a great space to discover emerging artists — and their work is for sale. As pieces move out, new art comes in, giving you another reason to keep this on your radar. Not recommended for younger eyes.

Escape the Trap: — You are locked into a room for 30 minutes with 2-10 people and given clues to escape the trap house before the Feds arrive. Not a space for the overly conservative, which is probably why it’s now my #1 destination in ATL. 630 Travis St. N.W. trapmusicmuseum.us. https://defpen.com/trap-music-museum/

FEB. 9, SATURDAY:

A Night of Alchemy: Palette presents a film called glo. — Whether you caught creative group Palette’s social performance live or not, you will certainly not want to miss the screening of the film, a story of empathetic bodies at work, or the evening, a cyclical meditation of film, food, and peacekeeping referencing the philosophical tradition of alchemy. The venue is the old Rhodes Theatre, which opened in 1938 with Clark Gable’s Test Pilot as the first show. Admittedly, I’d never heard of the Rhodes Theatre before this event, and, it seems most of Atlanta has forgotten it. Not the people at glo, however, who are intent on reviving dormant spaces in our city. Get out and rediscover this historic Atlanta theater between Spring and West Peachtree streets. From Clark Gable to glo, this is a venue with which I can vibe. 62 S. Rhodes Center N.W., https://www.thepalettegroup.com/information https://mailchi.mp/gloatl/a-film-called-glo-a-night-of-alchemy

Land Trust Winter Dance — When I discovered the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, I realized the Georgia Burners (Burners = Burning Man attendees) were much closer than expected. Their Facebook page describes the Trust as “a green oasis in the middle of Atlanta for celebrating nature and cultivating community,” and it also happens to offer some unique events. Tip to the wise: Never miss a solstice, and try and catch a drum circle every now and again. 470 Candler Park Dr. N.E 

Paranormal Investigation — This event should appeal to believers of the paranormal and skeptics alike. Most recently, I attended “The Poe Experience” at the Wren’s Nest and decided it would be a regular venue of mine. Creepy — and it appears not much has changed here since its 19th-century roots. Make it an anti-Valentine’s date night in the West End. Don’t sleep on Tassili’s or Healthful Essence for a bite. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., S.W., 

FEB. 10, SUNDAY:

Super Museum Sunday — Enjoy free admission at a museum — get outta town! Literally, or check out local spots. Super Museum Sunday is a free golden ticket to most any museum in Georgia. From downtown Savannah to Midtown Atlanta, and from Statesboro to Darien, more than 60 statewide cultural institutions participate in this annual event. Cultural overload.

Inside “Making A Murderer” Live — As an amateur detective and true crime addict, I will likely be in the front row. Although, this particular story takes my anxiety woes to the next level. If you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” you’ll want to binge before this event with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. The venue is the renovated Buckhead Theatre. That nasty carpet is a goner, and there’s a welcome new sound system by Music Matters Productions. Worth the trip to Buckhead even if you don’t like going much above Midtown. 3110 Roswell Road N.E.

FEB. 10 –15, SUNDAY– FRIDAY:

Swoon Bar: A Valentine’s Bar Featuring Work by Elise Williams — Swoon Bar takes over MOTHER for a five-day pop-up Valentine’s bar, featuring “Luminescence,” an installation by artist Elise Williams with five nights of events, including an artist’s market, Lonely Hearts Karaoke, and art parties. 

MOTHER Bar + Kitchen is a concept birthed by a joint effort between a local indie art gallery and a popular Brooklyn NY dance club. The kitchen is open late (get the tacos), the vibe is always good, and the events keep poppin’ with creativity. 447 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

FEB. 14, thursday:

021419 ContrastATL S2E2 (free all night) One of my favorite monthly installments happens to fall on V-day this month. Soak up experimental sounds solo or with your soulmate. This party stays on “The Move” for many reasons, one being because it is free. Having to pay to dance feels like being robbed while expressing a natural human instinct. Want to keep the party going? Add to the cash flow by buying a round at the bar. Or tip the DJ when you enjoy yourself.  #ContrastATL is a recurring party the second Thursday of every month at the Edgewood Speakeasy. Put on by UUeird, it aims to give fresh insight into the best DJs in Atlanta. 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E.

If I Told You — In the aftermath of the Squishiepuss firestorm, The Beacon Atlanta welcomes “If I Told You… ,” a group art exhibition with accompanying public programs focusing on female artists, and those who identify as female, to discuss issues of sexual harassment and violence in our community. 1039 Grant St. S.E.

FEB. 14–15, THURSDAY and FRIDAY:

ATL Collective relives Sade’s Love Deluxe at Venkman’s Her love is Qween! If I’d sell a kidney for anything, it’d be to see Sade. She’s known to be a recluse and hasn’t toured since 2011; however, when Oprah called in 2018 needing a song for her Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, next thing you know, Sade’s got a new single. She and the band are officially back in the studio working on the successor to their most recent album, Soldier of Love.

In the meantime, I will not miss either of these two performances of Love Deluxe by ATL Collective at Venkman’s. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E.

FEB. 14–17, THURSDAY–SUNDAY:

Atlanta Balloon Glow  — Get all warm and cozy with friends of the human and furry variety for a V-day celebration under the glow of hot air balloons. No need to drive out to open pastures to hop on, as the balloons will hover directly over Piedmont Park and offer tethered rides. VIP options available with food trucks near the tether spots. Piedmont Park. Organizers warn people not to drive but to take MARTA, Uber, Lyft, or walk. 

FEB. 16, SATURDAY:

Afrobeat, Funk, Samba, and Soul with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective with Khari Cabral Simmons — The claim: “A magnificent fusion of Afrobeat, soul, hip-hop, and funk-jazz, fused into the best party you’ll ever have.” Recently honored with the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, Mausiki Scales has been a force in the Atlanta indie music scene for almost two decades as a sought-after keyboardist and founder/musical director of the critically acclaimed ensemble, the Common Ground Collective.

This dance party happens at Venkman’s, a place I revisited recently and have decided I’m very into. Previously, I’d only been to shows with seated situations. While watching Nikki & the Phantom Callers there in January, the middle of the room was wide open, with a disco ball over the dance floor and some serious toe-tappin’. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE.    Ema Carr WORD: Trap Music Museum, a hybrid art gallery and interactive exhibit, life in the ATL.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan accordingly - February 2019 "
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No pro tip this month. Instead, a shout-out to the Queen of ATL, the mamita we all loved, Speakerfoxxx. You showed us that being a boss has nothing to do with gender. You taught me about Thai tea and mixtapes. You helped me eliminate my fear of bangs. More than anything, you inspired this city and have left a legacy nothing short of badass. I wouldn’t have a clue what the move is in ATL without you, Queen.







JAN. 11, FRIDAY:

House of Funk Atlanta — One Night Only Acid House co-creator DJ Pierre opened Wildpitch Underground, downtown’s newest dance party. The line-up is consistent if you are into house music, but this House of Funk is guaranteed good vibes with The Apex, DJ Kemit, Treasure Fingers, and Taradactyl. If you don’t know these folks, give them a Google because you should. 255 Trinity Ave.

@wildpitchunderground

JAN. 13, SUNDAY:

Ecstatic Dance Atlanta — Every Sunday A sober daytime dance party with only three guidelines: Move however you wish, no talking on the dance floor, respect yourself and one another. If you are naturally awkward, this is a great place to transform, and it’s a lot closer than Burning Man. Join at Chosewood Ballroom, conveniently located at 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E.. Grab some prison tacos at El Progresso before/after. Also, join in anytime between 12-2 p.m. for as little or as long as you like. No pressure here! @ecstaticdanceatlanta

JAN. 15, TUESDAY:

Tales: The Telling of Firsts featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn Curatorial platform has been hunkered down at The Bakery this winter with the project “bakie’s kansas city,” a time-based art bar that is a cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun. Join ALTERED MEANS for “Tales: The Telling of Firsts,” an evening of performance art featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn’s “Drought,” a personal narrative regarding the influence society can have on the way individual(s) view the sexual identity of, and intimacy with, the disabled. Using her form, surrogates, and sound, Blinkhorn creates a visually engaging scene while selectively pointing to audience members and assigning tasks that encourage physical interaction between herself and the viewer. 825 Warner St. S.W. @TheBakeryATL

JAN. 16, WEDNESDAY:

Labyrinth at the Plaza Wussy Mag has been selling out the Plaza for sometime now with their selection of campy cult classics. January’s selection, the 1986 Bowie classic, Labyrinth, also comes with costume prizes for the best Goblin, Goblin Kings or Queens, and a DEMAND for audience members to get rowdy. Hosted by the Goblin Queen, Molly Rimswell, 2018 Best of Atlanta Winner. All ages welcome! Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @WussyMag




Mdou Moctar Visitors at 529 Dear Mdou Moctar, forgive my ignorance and being uncertain how to pronounce your name, but I dig your sounds. Thanks for teaching me I’m into desert guitar music. An intimate setting at 529 in East Atlanta Village feels right on for this sound bath. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. @mdou_moctar 

Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 at The Masquerade Afrobeat royalty Sean Kuti’s tours continue his father’s legacy, and keep him close to his Egyptian roots. Heaven at The Masquerade might feel elevated during this live performance with some very vibey beats and rhythms. If you want to globalize your listening palate, start here. (This has been moved to Feb. 16.)50 Lower Alabama St. @masquerade_atl




New MJQ Wednesdays — Every Wednesday After getting fake married and divorced at MJQ, I took a few Wednesdays off to recover. Now it looks like I’ll be heading back on the reg with my girl Brigitte Bidet letting all us tryin’ heauxs in for free, ALL. NIGHT. Ree de la Vega, Sofa King (Theo Celeste), Anonima, JSPORT (Jay Levy), Divine Interface (Drew Briggs) and Jash Jay (Jay Philip Johnson) for our listening pleasures on Ponce. Bless our hearts. 736 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @mjqofficial

JAN. 17, THURSDAY:

QWIK Education: The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy A friend of mine recently turned me on (pun almost always probably intended) to the group Queer Women in Kink, aka QWIK. The online community is engaging and feels like an extremely safe place to discuss intimacy, find a play partner, learn about roping, or just meet like-minded, progressive women in the streets and the sheets. The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy is Maisha Najuma Aza’s multidimensional approach to intimacy, in a female affirming setting at the Rush Center. If an open discussion about intimacy makes you cringe, go and sit up front. It’ll be good for you. 1530 DeKalb Ave. N.E.




2019 Atlanta Biennial: Reception The exhibition A thousand tomorrows aims to address complexities and deep vernacular traditions of the Southeast. Twenty regional artists share their voices through visual arts, television, fiber arts, music and sound. You will likely be inspired by the art and the attendees. 535 Means St. N.W. @AtlantaContemporary 

JAN. 20, SUNDAY:

Gallery: An Experimental Video Game Showcase It’s a gallery inside a gallery inside a bar! Focusing on time-based interactive art, avantBeetle is curating a show that revolves around the theme of virtual galleries. This casual exhibition will be a part of The Bakery’s bakie’s kansas city, an art bar that welcomes all kinds of creatives to hang out and share ideas and a drink or two. This event will be going on all day, so pop by for an afternoon and get lost in virtual art galleries. Featured artists include Moshe Linke, The Zium Museum, AAArtgames, and more to come! 825 Warner St. S.W. @thebakeryATL

JAN. 26, SATURDAY:

Nonsense Atlanta Disco Society III Nonsense ATL’s DJ Kimber and her party-throwing husband don’t have any human kids, but if they did, it’d be the kyootest nonsense disco baby. Go to the Basement in EAV and celebrate surviving another January. Because like my mother never said, there’s no such thing as too much disco. 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. @NonsenseATL




Bonus: There are an umpteen amount of Super Bowl 53 events happening leading up to the big game, which is on February 3 at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Visit creativeloafing.com for a list of most SB53 events, big and small, from corporate America’s super sponsors to underground Atlanta’s off-the-grid tailgates. Yay sports.1 AMB Drive Northwest."
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No pro tip this month. Instead, a shout-out to the Queen of ATL, the mamita we all loved, Speakerfoxxx. You showed us that being a boss has nothing to do with gender. You taught me about Thai tea and mixtapes. You helped me eliminate my fear of bangs. More than anything, you inspired this city and have left a legacy nothing short of badass. I wouldn’t have a clue what the move is in ATL without you, Queen.







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__House of Funk Atlanta — One Night Only__ Acid House co-creator DJ Pierre opened Wildpitch Underground, downtown’s newest dance party. The line-up is consistent if you are into house music, but this House of Funk is guaranteed good vibes with The Apex, DJ Kemit, Treasure Fingers, and Taradactyl. If you don’t know these folks, give them a Google because you should. 255 Trinity Ave.

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__Ecstatic Dance Atlanta — Every Sunday__ A sober daytime dance party with only three guidelines: Move however you wish, no talking on the dance floor, respect yourself and one another. If you are naturally awkward, this is a great place to transform, and it’s a lot closer than Burning Man. Join at Chosewood Ballroom, conveniently located at 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E.. Grab some prison tacos at El Progresso before/after. Also, join in anytime between 12-2 p.m. for as little or as long as you like. No pressure here! @ecstaticdanceatlanta

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__Tales: The Telling of Firsts featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn__ Curatorial platform has been hunkered down at The Bakery this winter with the project “bakie’s kansas city,” a time-based art bar that is a cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun. Join ALTERED MEANS for “Tales: The Telling of Firsts,” an evening of performance art featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn’s “Drought,” a personal narrative regarding the influence society can have on the way individual(s) view the sexual identity of, and intimacy with, the disabled. Using her form, surrogates, and sound, Blinkhorn creates a visually engaging scene while selectively pointing to audience members and assigning tasks that encourage physical interaction between herself and the viewer. 825 Warner St. S.W. @TheBakeryATL

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__Labyrinth at the Plaza__ Wussy Mag has been selling out the Plaza for sometime now with their selection of campy cult classics. January’s selection, the 1986 Bowie classic, ''Labyrinth'', also comes with costume prizes for the best Goblin, Goblin Kings or Queens, and a DEMAND for audience members to get rowdy. Hosted by the Goblin Queen, Molly Rimswell, 2018 Best of Atlanta Winner. All ages welcome! Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @WussyMag




__Mdou Moctar__ Visitors at 529 Dear Mdou Moctar, forgive my ignorance and being uncertain how to pronounce your name, but I dig your sounds. Thanks for teaching me I’m into desert guitar music. An intimate setting at 529 in East Atlanta Village feels right on for this sound bath. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. @mdou_moctar 

__Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 at The Masquerade__ Afrobeat royalty Sean Kuti’s tours continue his father’s legacy, and keep him close to his Egyptian roots. Heaven at The Masquerade might feel elevated during this live performance with some very vibey beats and rhythms. If you want to globalize your listening palate, start here. (This has been moved to Feb. 16.)50 Lower Alabama St. @masquerade_atl




__New MJQ Wednesdays — Every Wednesday__ After getting fake married and divorced at MJQ, I took a few Wednesdays off to recover. Now it looks like I’ll be heading back on the reg with my girl Brigitte Bidet letting all us tryin’ heauxs in for free, ALL. NIGHT. Ree de la Vega, Sofa King (Theo Celeste), Anonima, JSPORT (Jay Levy), Divine Interface (Drew Briggs) and Jash Jay (Jay Philip Johnson) for our listening pleasures on Ponce. Bless our hearts. 736 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @mjqofficial

__JAN. 17, THURSDAY:__

__QWIK Education: The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy__ A friend of mine recently turned me on (pun almost always probably intended) to the group Queer Women in Kink, aka QWIK. The online community is engaging and feels like an extremely safe place to discuss intimacy, find a play partner, learn about roping, or just meet like-minded, progressive women in the streets and the sheets. The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy is Maisha Najuma Aza’s multidimensional approach to intimacy, in a female affirming setting at the Rush Center. If an open discussion about intimacy makes you cringe, go and sit up front. It’ll be good for you. 1530 DeKalb Ave. N.E.




__2019 Atlanta Biennial: Reception__ The exhibition A thousand tomorrows aims to address complexities and deep vernacular traditions of the Southeast. Twenty regional artists share their voices through visual arts, television, fiber arts, music and sound. You will likely be inspired by the art and the attendees. 535 Means St. N.W. @AtlantaContemporary 

__JAN. 20, SUNDAY:__

__Gallery: An Experimental Video Game Showcase__ It’s a gallery inside a gallery inside a bar! Focusing on time-based interactive art, avantBeetle is curating a show that revolves around the theme of virtual galleries. This casual exhibition will be a part of The Bakery’s bakie’s kansas city, an art bar that welcomes all kinds of creatives to hang out and share ideas and a drink or two. This event will be going on all day, so pop by for an afternoon and get lost in virtual art galleries. Featured artists include Moshe Linke, The Zium Museum, AAArtgames, and more to come! 825 Warner St. S.W. @thebakeryATL

__JAN. 26, SATURDAY:__

__Nonsense Atlanta Disco Society III__ Nonsense ATL’s DJ Kimber and her party-throwing husband don’t have any human kids, but if they did, it’d be the kyootest nonsense disco baby. Go to the Basement in EAV and celebrate surviving another January. Because like my mother never said, there’s no such thing as too much disco. 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. @NonsenseATL




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No pro tip this month. Instead, a shout-out to the Queen of ATL, the mamita we all loved, Speakerfoxxx. You showed us that being a boss has nothing to do with gender. You taught me about Thai tea and mixtapes. You helped me eliminate my fear of bangs. More than anything, you inspired this city and have left a legacy nothing short of badass. I wouldn’t have a clue what the move is in ATL without you, Queen.







JAN. 11, FRIDAY:

House of Funk Atlanta — One Night Only Acid House co-creator DJ Pierre opened Wildpitch Underground, downtown’s newest dance party. The line-up is consistent if you are into house music, but this House of Funk is guaranteed good vibes with The Apex, DJ Kemit, Treasure Fingers, and Taradactyl. If you don’t know these folks, give them a Google because you should. 255 Trinity Ave.

@wildpitchunderground

JAN. 13, SUNDAY:

Ecstatic Dance Atlanta — Every Sunday A sober daytime dance party with only three guidelines: Move however you wish, no talking on the dance floor, respect yourself and one another. If you are naturally awkward, this is a great place to transform, and it’s a lot closer than Burning Man. Join at Chosewood Ballroom, conveniently located at 420 McDonough Blvd. S.E.. Grab some prison tacos at El Progresso before/after. Also, join in anytime between 12-2 p.m. for as little or as long as you like. No pressure here! @ecstaticdanceatlanta

JAN. 15, TUESDAY:

Tales: The Telling of Firsts featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn Curatorial platform has been hunkered down at The Bakery this winter with the project “bakie’s kansas city,” a time-based art bar that is a cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun. Join ALTERED MEANS for “Tales: The Telling of Firsts,” an evening of performance art featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn’s “Drought,” a personal narrative regarding the influence society can have on the way individual(s) view the sexual identity of, and intimacy with, the disabled. Using her form, surrogates, and sound, Blinkhorn creates a visually engaging scene while selectively pointing to audience members and assigning tasks that encourage physical interaction between herself and the viewer. 825 Warner St. S.W. @TheBakeryATL

JAN. 16, WEDNESDAY:

Labyrinth at the Plaza Wussy Mag has been selling out the Plaza for sometime now with their selection of campy cult classics. January’s selection, the 1986 Bowie classic, Labyrinth, also comes with costume prizes for the best Goblin, Goblin Kings or Queens, and a DEMAND for audience members to get rowdy. Hosted by the Goblin Queen, Molly Rimswell, 2018 Best of Atlanta Winner. All ages welcome! Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @WussyMag




Mdou Moctar Visitors at 529 Dear Mdou Moctar, forgive my ignorance and being uncertain how to pronounce your name, but I dig your sounds. Thanks for teaching me I’m into desert guitar music. An intimate setting at 529 in East Atlanta Village feels right on for this sound bath. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. @mdou_moctar 

Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 at The Masquerade Afrobeat royalty Sean Kuti’s tours continue his father’s legacy, and keep him close to his Egyptian roots. Heaven at The Masquerade might feel elevated during this live performance with some very vibey beats and rhythms. If you want to globalize your listening palate, start here. (This has been moved to Feb. 16.)50 Lower Alabama St. @masquerade_atl




New MJQ Wednesdays — Every Wednesday After getting fake married and divorced at MJQ, I took a few Wednesdays off to recover. Now it looks like I’ll be heading back on the reg with my girl Brigitte Bidet letting all us tryin’ heauxs in for free, ALL. NIGHT. Ree de la Vega, Sofa King (Theo Celeste), Anonima, JSPORT (Jay Levy), Divine Interface (Drew Briggs) and Jash Jay (Jay Philip Johnson) for our listening pleasures on Ponce. Bless our hearts. 736 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. @mjqofficial

JAN. 17, THURSDAY:

QWIK Education: The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy A friend of mine recently turned me on (pun almost always probably intended) to the group Queer Women in Kink, aka QWIK. The online community is engaging and feels like an extremely safe place to discuss intimacy, find a play partner, learn about roping, or just meet like-minded, progressive women in the streets and the sheets. The Art of Love through Sacred Intimacy is Maisha Najuma Aza’s multidimensional approach to intimacy, in a female affirming setting at the Rush Center. If an open discussion about intimacy makes you cringe, go and sit up front. It’ll be good for you. 1530 DeKalb Ave. N.E.




2019 Atlanta Biennial: Reception The exhibition A thousand tomorrows aims to address complexities and deep vernacular traditions of the Southeast. Twenty regional artists share their voices through visual arts, television, fiber arts, music and sound. You will likely be inspired by the art and the attendees. 535 Means St. N.W. @AtlantaContemporary 

JAN. 20, SUNDAY:

Gallery: An Experimental Video Game Showcase It’s a gallery inside a gallery inside a bar! Focusing on time-based interactive art, avantBeetle is curating a show that revolves around the theme of virtual galleries. This casual exhibition will be a part of The Bakery’s bakie’s kansas city, an art bar that welcomes all kinds of creatives to hang out and share ideas and a drink or two. This event will be going on all day, so pop by for an afternoon and get lost in virtual art galleries. Featured artists include Moshe Linke, The Zium Museum, AAArtgames, and more to come! 825 Warner St. S.W. @thebakeryATL

JAN. 26, SATURDAY:

Nonsense Atlanta Disco Society III Nonsense ATL’s DJ Kimber and her party-throwing husband don’t have any human kids, but if they did, it’d be the kyootest nonsense disco baby. Go to the Basement in EAV and celebrate surviving another January. Because like my mother never said, there’s no such thing as too much disco. 1245 Glenwood Ave. S.E. @NonsenseATL




Bonus: There are an umpteen amount of Super Bowl 53 events happening leading up to the big game, which is on February 3 at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Visit creativeloafing.com for a list of most SB53 events, big and small, from corporate America’s super sponsors to underground Atlanta’s off-the-grid tailgates. Yay sports.1 AMB Drive Northwest.    Still from The APX video “Jupiter” CALLING ALL FUNKBOTZ: The APX drops the funk at the House of Funk party.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan accordingly - January 2019 "
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This month’s pro-tip from The Move, watch your vapes. Grass may be decriminalized in the city of Atlanta, but those THC vape cartridges you’re all pocketing are still considered a felony. Best way to get it past security? Hide in plain sight. It’s an e-cig! (wink, wink). If you do get caught, you’ll want this number 1-833-L-LADIES @TheLawLadies.




Dec. 1, Saturday:

Grand Opening of the Georgia Hemp Company So much talk around CBD. Is it legal? Does it work? Where can you get it? Finally, the long-anticipated arrival of the Georgia Hemp Company, the state’s first local cannabis company. Not your average headshop, GHC is for anyone interested in wellness. CBD for adults, kids, pets — anyone seeking help to cure ills, from anxiety to inflammation. And it’s 100 percent legal. Check them out @georgiahempco #HempNotKemp

Dec. 6, Thursday: 

AMEN: The Holigay Show! Jesus wants to save you, and her name is TAYLOR ALXNDR. Head to Church (it’s a bar) on Edgewood Avenue and let the drag save you. No cover here. Just Sangria and gals havin’ a holigay ol’ time! @TAYLOR ALXNDR @sisterlouisa

Dec. 8, Saturday:

The Original Mannequin Project 2018 Melrose & McQueen’s annual —  wait … what charity is this for again? —  fundraiser is bound to be a banger. Don’t be surprised if they have a face tatting station next to the glitter braiding. Socially awkward? There’s open bar for that. All of you yupsters who’ve moved to Inman Park, you can thank Melrose for creating the cool. This year’s funds are stashed for The Shoe That Grows, a nonprofit developing shoes meant to grow with children from one to five years of age who may only get that one pair. @theshoethatgrows @melrosemcqueen

Dec. 11, Tuesday:

Miracle on North Highland Admittedly, I’ve never been to one of these pop-up Christmas-themed bars. I’m not much for lines, and the most common comment I’ve heard is, “It’s a three+ hour wait.” Hard pass. I’ve seen your Instagram feeds. All good. BUT. This specific evening, they’re charging $20 with 100 percent of ticket sales going to The Giving Kitchen. Well worth 20 bucks to guarantee entry and The Giving Kitchen is one of few nonprofits I support. BYE Susan G Komen. @MiracleBarAtlanta

Dec. 12, Wednesday:

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: To Jesus, Thanks for Everything! As they say, give every gal the gift of a gig this December, because Jesus done already got all his attention. Support these sisters all the way from the North Pole Seattle as if their platforms depend on it, because they do. Get out and giggle, y’all. @bendelacreme @thejinkx

Dec. 13, Thursday:

ContrastATL Season 2 Kickoff (It’s Been a Good Year) ft. Zeplinn UUeird is popping up with their monthly installment of sounds at Edgewood Speakeasy. Zeplinn appears this round with diverse, ambient tracks. This is not your mom’s second wedding DJ. GREAT vwibes (yes, I’m pronouncing it Vwibes. Try it. It’s fun.) Let’s get UUeird, ATL. First 25 before 11 p.m. are free then $6-10. @edgewoodspeak 

Dec. 14, Friday:

Atlanta QueerGirl Holiday Party The queer community in Atlanta is thriving. Young people not afraid to be themselves and owning their queerdom. There’s been a shift from the cliche “angry lesbian” to an all-positive girl power movement. Although we appreciate those who’ve paved the way, it’s time to let loose and dance. QueerGirl is 100 percent inclusive of the entire LGBTQIA+ & heterosexual community, and also throws one helluva party. Plus, it’s at the Music Room. If you don’t like dancing, this ain’t your party.  @queergirlevents @musicroom327




Winter Motherland Drag Show at Mother Yes, there’s a lot of drag on this list, but the world of Drag in Atlanta is KILLING IT right now. So much talent that Creative Loafing greatly expanded 2018’s Best of Atlanta drag category. If you haven’t been to MOTHER, go early or expect a line. DJ Jsport, featuring special Misfit Toys-inspired performances by JayBella Banks, Micky Bee, Ella-Saurus-Rex, and TAYLOR ALXNDR! Forever supporter of Southern Fried Queer Pride. $5 cover after 10 p.m. @sfqp @mother447 

Dec. 16, Sunday:

A Pop-Up Holiday Market Inspired by his time in Berlin and the city’s 70+ Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas markets), Patrick Joseph Boston decided to whip up a holiday market in at The Deep End. For this, we thank him! Too many artists and makers to name but all the hot and cold seasonal bevvies to keep you spreading cheer. Or cash. ’Tis the season y’all! @PatrickJosephBoston




Unsilent Night 2018 Caroling in 2018 looks like this... BYO smart phone and speaker and download the tracks. Decorating your person with lights is encouraged. There is an option to BYO boombox. If you still have a boombox, can we be friends? @gallery992atl

Dec. 21, Friday:

CLAVVS at Aisle 5 CLAVVS came into my life at the Creative Loafing 2017 holiday bash. Genuine humans with an authentic sound. They’ve left us for Brooklyn, but glad to see them touring … and heading South. @clavvsduo 

@aisle5_atl




Nonsense 2018 Holiday Dance Party When it comes to ambience, Nonsense by far puts the most spendy into their decor. You’re guaranteed to leave tinseled AF. There’s also an option to sit on mall Santa’s lap, if you’re into that kind of thing. Think tiny basement club, because that’s exactly what it is. $5. @basement_eav@nonsenseATL

Dec. 27, Thursday: 

Gucci Mane & Friends East Atlanta Santa is back! Gucci will almost always be part of The Move. I still have underoos that say “Free Gucci.” Who doesn’t? Word to the wise, he’s always late so be ready for the longest hype man routine. Worth it. @laflare1017 @thefoxtheatre

Dec. 28, Friday:

West End Motel / Nikki & the Phantom Callers / Twisty Cats If you’re a bit hesitant about hanging out in EAV, please don’t come.  But if you’re cool and want to check it out, go to this show at 529. There is no shortage of great local bands in Atlanta right now. These are some of them. The best $12 you’ll spend on music this month. @529_eav @westendmotelfans @nikkiandthephantomcallers @twisty_cats

Dec. 29, Saturday:

Bowie Returns to Smiths! Glitter and lightning bolts mandatory. Maybe that’s just a personal rule, but you won’t regret it. Do it for Bowie. Tickets starting at $10 and likely to sell out. @smithsoldebar

Dec. 30 and 31, Sunday & Monday:

The Coathangers NYE Celebration Two. Night. Run!!! The Coathangers decide to crossover into 2019 with us hometown fans at The Earl. If glitz and glam ain’t your thang, this show might be. If you’ve never rocked with The Coathangers, I feel bad for you son. Both nights are a steal at $40. @thecoathangers @badearl

Dec. 31, Monday:

Family And Friends w/ Neighbor Lady + Dot.s at Variety Playhouse  Sweet sounds all around. Soak up time with Neighbor Lady and Dot.s before they blow up. I have a feeling I’ll be following Dot.s for a while. Dance party, all the way. @dot.smusic @familyandfriendstagram @neighbor_lady @zmpresents @varietyplayhouse




Frankenstein’s Ball  A creepy, cultured Christmas? Step into Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s eccentric world of monsters, poets, and madmen with dinner, theatre, and a ball to follow. Highland Ballroom remains one of the last cool places in Virginia-Highland, somehow surviving gentrification. P.S. Frankenstein is the name of the monster’s creator. Not the actual monster.@foundstages @thehighlandinn"
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This month’s pro-tip from The Move, watch your vapes. Grass may be decriminalized in the city of Atlanta, but those THC vape cartridges you’re all pocketing are still considered a felony. Best way to get it past security? Hide in plain sight. It’s an e-cig! (wink, wink). If you do get caught, you’ll want this number 1-833-L-LADIES @TheLawLadies.




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__AMEN: The Holigay Show!__ Jesus wants to save you, and her name is TAYLOR ALXNDR. Head to Church (it’s a bar) on Edgewood Avenue and let the drag save you. No cover here. Just Sangria and gals havin’ a holigay ol’ time! @TAYLOR ALXNDR @sisterlouisa

__Dec. 8, Saturday:__

__The Original Mannequin Project 2018__ Melrose & McQueen’s annual —  wait … what charity is this for again? —  fundraiser is bound to be a banger. Don’t be surprised if they have a face tatting station next to the glitter braiding. Socially awkward? There’s open bar for that. All of you yupsters who’ve moved to Inman Park, you can thank Melrose for creating the cool. This year’s funds are stashed for The Shoe That Grows, a nonprofit developing shoes meant to grow with children from one to five years of age who may only get that one pair. @theshoethatgrows @melrosemcqueen

__Dec. 11, Tuesday:__

__Miracle on North Highland__ Admittedly, I’ve never been to one of these pop-up Christmas-themed bars. I’m not much for lines, and the most common comment I’ve heard is, “It’s a three+ hour wait.” Hard pass. I’ve seen your Instagram feeds. All good. BUT. This specific evening, they’re charging $20 with 100 percent of ticket sales going to The Giving Kitchen. Well worth 20 bucks to guarantee entry and The Giving Kitchen is one of few nonprofits I support. BYE Susan G Komen. @MiracleBarAtlanta

__Dec. 12, Wednesday:__

__BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: To Jesus, Thanks for Everything! __As they say, give every gal the gift of a gig this December, because Jesus done already got all his attention. Support these sisters all the way from the North Pole Seattle as if their platforms depend on it, because they do. Get out and giggle, y’all. @bendelacreme @thejinkx

__Dec. 13, Thursday:__

__ContrastATL Season 2 Kickoff (It’s Been a Good Year) ft. Zeplinn__ UUeird is popping up with their monthly installment of sounds at Edgewood Speakeasy. Zeplinn appears this round with diverse, ambient tracks. This is not your mom’s second wedding DJ. GREAT vwibes (yes, I’m pronouncing it Vwibes. Try it. It’s fun.) Let’s get UUeird, ATL. First 25 before 11 p.m. are free then $6-10. @edgewoodspeak 

__Dec. 14, Friday:__

__Atlanta QueerGirl Holiday Party __The queer community in Atlanta is thriving. Young people not afraid to be themselves and owning their queerdom. There’s been a shift from the cliche “angry lesbian” to an all-positive girl power movement. Although we appreciate those who’ve paved the way, it’s time to let loose and dance. QueerGirl is 100 percent inclusive of the entire LGBTQIA+ & heterosexual community, and also throws one helluva party. Plus, it’s at the Music Room. If you don’t like dancing, this ain’t your party.  @queergirlevents @musicroom327




__Winter Motherland Drag Show at Mother __Yes, there’s a lot of drag on this list, but the world of Drag in Atlanta is KILLING IT right now. So much talent that ''Creative Loafing'' greatly expanded 2018’s Best of Atlanta drag category. If you haven’t been to MOTHER, go early or expect a line. DJ Jsport, featuring special Misfit Toys-inspired performances by JayBella Banks, Micky Bee, Ella-Saurus-Rex, and TAYLOR ALXNDR! Forever supporter of Southern Fried Queer Pride. $5 cover after 10 p.m. @sfqp @mother447 

__Dec. 16, Sunday:__

__A Pop-Up Holiday Market__ Inspired by his time in Berlin and the city’s 70+ Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas markets), Patrick Joseph Boston decided to whip up a holiday market in at The Deep End. For this, we thank him! Too many artists and makers to name but all the hot and cold seasonal bevvies to keep you spreading cheer. Or cash. ’Tis the season y’all! @PatrickJosephBoston




__Unsilent Night 2018 __Caroling in 2018 looks like this... BYO smart phone and speaker and download the tracks. Decorating your person with lights is encouraged. There is an option to BYO boombox. If you still have a boombox, can we be friends? @gallery992atl

__Dec. 21, Friday:__

__CLAVVS at Aisle 5 __CLAVVS came into my life at the Creative Loafing 2017 holiday bash. Genuine humans with an authentic sound. They’ve left us for Brooklyn, but glad to see them touring … and heading South. @clavvsduo 

@aisle5_atl




__Nonsense 2018 Holiday Dance Party__ When it comes to ambience, Nonsense by far puts the most spendy into their decor. You’re guaranteed to leave tinseled AF. There’s also an option to sit on mall Santa’s lap, if you’re into that kind of thing. Think tiny basement club, because that’s exactly what it is. $5. @basement_eav@nonsenseATL

__Dec. 27, Thursday: __

__Gucci Mane & Friends __East Atlanta Santa is back! Gucci will almost always be part of The Move. I still have underoos that say “Free Gucci.” Who doesn’t? Word to the wise, he’s always late so be ready for the longest hype man routine. Worth it. @laflare1017 @thefoxtheatre

__Dec. 28, Friday:__

__West End Motel / Nikki & the Phantom Callers / Twisty Cats__ If you’re a bit hesitant about hanging out in EAV, please don’t come.  But if you’re cool and want to check it out, go to this show at 529. There is no shortage of great local bands in Atlanta right now. These are some of them. The best $12 you’ll spend on music this month. @529_eav @westendmotelfans @nikkiandthephantomcallers @twisty_cats

__Dec. 29, Saturday:__

__Bowie Returns to Smiths! __Glitter and lightning bolts mandatory. Maybe that’s just a personal rule, but you won’t regret it. Do it for Bowie. Tickets starting at $10 and likely to sell out. @smithsoldebar

__Dec. 30 and 31, Sunday & Monday:__

__The Coathangers NYE Celebration __Two. Night. Run!!! The Coathangers decide to crossover into 2019 with us hometown fans at The Earl. If glitz and glam ain’t your thang, this show might be. If you’ve never rocked with The Coathangers, I feel bad for you son. Both nights are a steal at $40. @thecoathangers @badearl

__Dec. 31, Monday:__

__Family And Friends w/ Neighbor Lady + Dot.s at Variety Playhouse __ Sweet sounds all around. Soak up time with Neighbor Lady and Dot.s before they blow up. I have a feeling I’ll be following Dot.s for a while. Dance party, all the way. @dot.smusic @familyandfriendstagram @neighbor_lady @zmpresents @varietyplayhouse




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  string(8390) " News05 The Move1 1 17 Web  2020-04-13T19:45:09+00:00 news05_The Move1-1_17_web.jpg    themove Hey, y’all! What’s the move? 30776  2018-12-18T05:00:00+00:00 THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - December 2018 jim.harris@creativeloafing.com Jim Harris Ema Carr Ema Carr 2018-12-18T05:00:00+00:00  The Move is a column intended to help you beat the fight against basic, one move at a time. Look here for all the best underground events in ATL. Warning of side effects:  Becoming too cool. Overdose of culture. Exposure to high levels of Queerdom. Wallet weight gain from lack of overpriced ticket purchase. Consume at your own risk.

This month’s pro-tip from The Move, watch your vapes. Grass may be decriminalized in the city of Atlanta, but those THC vape cartridges you’re all pocketing are still considered a felony. Best way to get it past security? Hide in plain sight. It’s an e-cig! (wink, wink). If you do get caught, you’ll want this number 1-833-L-LADIES @TheLawLadies.




Dec. 1, Saturday:

Grand Opening of the Georgia Hemp Company So much talk around CBD. Is it legal? Does it work? Where can you get it? Finally, the long-anticipated arrival of the Georgia Hemp Company, the state’s first local cannabis company. Not your average headshop, GHC is for anyone interested in wellness. CBD for adults, kids, pets — anyone seeking help to cure ills, from anxiety to inflammation. And it’s 100 percent legal. Check them out @georgiahempco #HempNotKemp

Dec. 6, Thursday: 

AMEN: The Holigay Show! Jesus wants to save you, and her name is TAYLOR ALXNDR. Head to Church (it’s a bar) on Edgewood Avenue and let the drag save you. No cover here. Just Sangria and gals havin’ a holigay ol’ time! @TAYLOR ALXNDR @sisterlouisa

Dec. 8, Saturday:

The Original Mannequin Project 2018 Melrose & McQueen’s annual —  wait … what charity is this for again? —  fundraiser is bound to be a banger. Don’t be surprised if they have a face tatting station next to the glitter braiding. Socially awkward? There’s open bar for that. All of you yupsters who’ve moved to Inman Park, you can thank Melrose for creating the cool. This year’s funds are stashed for The Shoe That Grows, a nonprofit developing shoes meant to grow with children from one to five years of age who may only get that one pair. @theshoethatgrows @melrosemcqueen

Dec. 11, Tuesday:

Miracle on North Highland Admittedly, I’ve never been to one of these pop-up Christmas-themed bars. I’m not much for lines, and the most common comment I’ve heard is, “It’s a three+ hour wait.” Hard pass. I’ve seen your Instagram feeds. All good. BUT. This specific evening, they’re charging $20 with 100 percent of ticket sales going to The Giving Kitchen. Well worth 20 bucks to guarantee entry and The Giving Kitchen is one of few nonprofits I support. BYE Susan G Komen. @MiracleBarAtlanta

Dec. 12, Wednesday:

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: To Jesus, Thanks for Everything! As they say, give every gal the gift of a gig this December, because Jesus done already got all his attention. Support these sisters all the way from the North Pole Seattle as if their platforms depend on it, because they do. Get out and giggle, y’all. @bendelacreme @thejinkx

Dec. 13, Thursday:

ContrastATL Season 2 Kickoff (It’s Been a Good Year) ft. Zeplinn UUeird is popping up with their monthly installment of sounds at Edgewood Speakeasy. Zeplinn appears this round with diverse, ambient tracks. This is not your mom’s second wedding DJ. GREAT vwibes (yes, I’m pronouncing it Vwibes. Try it. It’s fun.) Let’s get UUeird, ATL. First 25 before 11 p.m. are free then $6-10. @edgewoodspeak 

Dec. 14, Friday:

Atlanta QueerGirl Holiday Party The queer community in Atlanta is thriving. Young people not afraid to be themselves and owning their queerdom. There’s been a shift from the cliche “angry lesbian” to an all-positive girl power movement. Although we appreciate those who’ve paved the way, it’s time to let loose and dance. QueerGirl is 100 percent inclusive of the entire LGBTQIA+ & heterosexual community, and also throws one helluva party. Plus, it’s at the Music Room. If you don’t like dancing, this ain’t your party.  @queergirlevents @musicroom327




Winter Motherland Drag Show at Mother Yes, there’s a lot of drag on this list, but the world of Drag in Atlanta is KILLING IT right now. So much talent that Creative Loafing greatly expanded 2018’s Best of Atlanta drag category. If you haven’t been to MOTHER, go early or expect a line. DJ Jsport, featuring special Misfit Toys-inspired performances by JayBella Banks, Micky Bee, Ella-Saurus-Rex, and TAYLOR ALXNDR! Forever supporter of Southern Fried Queer Pride. $5 cover after 10 p.m. @sfqp @mother447 

Dec. 16, Sunday:

A Pop-Up Holiday Market Inspired by his time in Berlin and the city’s 70+ Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas markets), Patrick Joseph Boston decided to whip up a holiday market in at The Deep End. For this, we thank him! Too many artists and makers to name but all the hot and cold seasonal bevvies to keep you spreading cheer. Or cash. ’Tis the season y’all! @PatrickJosephBoston




Unsilent Night 2018 Caroling in 2018 looks like this... BYO smart phone and speaker and download the tracks. Decorating your person with lights is encouraged. There is an option to BYO boombox. If you still have a boombox, can we be friends? @gallery992atl

Dec. 21, Friday:

CLAVVS at Aisle 5 CLAVVS came into my life at the Creative Loafing 2017 holiday bash. Genuine humans with an authentic sound. They’ve left us for Brooklyn, but glad to see them touring … and heading South. @clavvsduo 

@aisle5_atl




Nonsense 2018 Holiday Dance Party When it comes to ambience, Nonsense by far puts the most spendy into their decor. You’re guaranteed to leave tinseled AF. There’s also an option to sit on mall Santa’s lap, if you’re into that kind of thing. Think tiny basement club, because that’s exactly what it is. $5. @basement_eav@nonsenseATL

Dec. 27, Thursday: 

Gucci Mane & Friends East Atlanta Santa is back! Gucci will almost always be part of The Move. I still have underoos that say “Free Gucci.” Who doesn’t? Word to the wise, he’s always late so be ready for the longest hype man routine. Worth it. @laflare1017 @thefoxtheatre

Dec. 28, Friday:

West End Motel / Nikki & the Phantom Callers / Twisty Cats If you’re a bit hesitant about hanging out in EAV, please don’t come.  But if you’re cool and want to check it out, go to this show at 529. There is no shortage of great local bands in Atlanta right now. These are some of them. The best $12 you’ll spend on music this month. @529_eav @westendmotelfans @nikkiandthephantomcallers @twisty_cats

Dec. 29, Saturday:

Bowie Returns to Smiths! Glitter and lightning bolts mandatory. Maybe that’s just a personal rule, but you won’t regret it. Do it for Bowie. Tickets starting at $10 and likely to sell out. @smithsoldebar

Dec. 30 and 31, Sunday & Monday:

The Coathangers NYE Celebration Two. Night. Run!!! The Coathangers decide to crossover into 2019 with us hometown fans at The Earl. If glitz and glam ain’t your thang, this show might be. If you’ve never rocked with The Coathangers, I feel bad for you son. Both nights are a steal at $40. @thecoathangers @badearl

Dec. 31, Monday:

Family And Friends w/ Neighbor Lady + Dot.s at Variety Playhouse  Sweet sounds all around. Soak up time with Neighbor Lady and Dot.s before they blow up. I have a feeling I’ll be following Dot.s for a while. Dance party, all the way. @dot.smusic @familyandfriendstagram @neighbor_lady @zmpresents @varietyplayhouse




Frankenstein’s Ball  A creepy, cultured Christmas? Step into Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s eccentric world of monsters, poets, and madmen with dinner, theatre, and a ball to follow. Highland Ballroom remains one of the last cool places in Virginia-Highland, somehow surviving gentrification. P.S. Frankenstein is the name of the monster’s creator. Not the actual monster.@foundstages @thehighlandinn    Fabian Fernandez/Oh Snap SERIOUS BUSINESS: A scene from last year’s Nonsense Holiday Party, FAF.  0,0,10    themove                             THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - December 2018 "
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