Datebook: Top picks for awesome events this week

Madonna #RebelHeart Tour

The night fans have anticipated for months is finally here. But even though you knew it, there’s no way to fully prepare for the coming of a gay icon. The highly anticipated return of Her Madgesty claims its permanent spot in your memories, including fabulous staging backdrops as part of the show by a gay Atlanta man interviewed in this issue of David Atlanta.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Philips Arena

1 Philips Drive

2016 GA. Legislative Kickoff @ Apres Diem

rainbow_lgbt_democrats_donkeyThe Democratic Ga. LGBT Caucus, Fulton County Dems, Young Democrats of Georgia and more welcome anyone and everyone who wants to turn Georgia blue. Socialize, munch on appetizers, tip back a cocktail, and hear from activists and elected officials about the upcoming session and election season.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Apres Diem

931 Monroe Drive NE

Armorettes 37th Anniversary Weekend

The camp queens with hearts of gold mark another year with two shows. The celebration of nearly four decades raising funds against AIDS starts on Saturday during the monthly backroom Heretic show, and the fun continues Sunday with an expanded edition of the weekly Hideaway fandango.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Heretic

Sunday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., The Hideaway

LGBT MLK Day Breakfast

Photo by Project Q Atlanta

Among scores of all-weekend gay parties and commemorations, the keystone event putting the LGBT in your MLK is this Bayard Rustin-Audre Lorde Breakfast. Enjoy food, speakers and camaraderie before a gay contingent joins the annual march through historic Atlanta.

Monday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m.

Loudermilk Center

40 Courtland St. NE

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