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THE MOVE: Plan Accordingly - May 2020

Hey, y’all! What’s the move?

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Photo credit: 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.

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.

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CORONAVIRUS COSMETOLOGY: Shave your head! Photo credit: Selfie
  • 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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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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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__

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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/.

__[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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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

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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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