Black Women Equal Pay Day Event – Atlanta @ Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$ We are excited to bring women of Atlanta and surrounding cities training on Equal Pay and ways to cope with stress of economic injustices impacting black women.

$ Participants will leave understanding the intersections of Equal Pay; especially black women who are adversely affected by legislation, policies, and work culture surrounding Equal Pay.

$ Participants will also leave with a toolkit on how to ask and negotiate for Equal Pay.

$ More information contact Shanda @ or 678-842-3682

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ATC Skillshare: Go Bags! @ Neighborhood Church
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

UPDATE: Unfortunately, our original trainer is no longer available to lead this skillshare. Two of our co-organizers will be leading a similar session on the topic of go bags instead. Read below for their bios. $5 donation for the training will be waived – Event is free!

SAVANAH: Savanah (she/her) has prepared and tested several go bags in desert and forest climates. She increased her gear knowledge and training by working at REI for three years. She is not a field expert, but she can help beginners plan their packs and identify needs.

SAM: Sam (they/them) is an RN and street medic interested in healthcare autonomy for all. Sam will demonstrate and talk participants through the contents of their medic bag.

Come at 6:30 for socializing and community announcements. Skillshare starts at 7. We will hold a short organizing meeting after the skill share. Can’t wait to see you there!


The Apocalypse Training Collective is a newly formed group working to organize survival skillshare events centering queer and trans folks in the Atlanta area. We will be holding monthly skill shares with community discussions that help us connect and prepare to take care of each other.

– This training will be held on the first floor of the Neighborhood Church. There is a ramp leading directly to the main floor and accessible bathrooms located on the same level. There are two reserved accessible parking spaces located around the corner from the entrance.
– All bathrooms on the first floor will be All Genders for the duration of the training.

Call out Culture (@The Bakery in Adair Park)
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discussion Topic: Call Out Culture

We’re gonna talk about Call out Culture. Defined by Wikipedia, Call-out culture (also known as outrage culture) is a form of public shaming that aims to hold individuals and groups accountable by calling attention to behavior that is perceived to be problematic, usually on social media. Have you seen it in your personal circles? In the celebrity world? Does it work? What are the pros and the cons or alternatives?

Note: To ensure quality moderation of this discussion and to allow everyone an opportunity to speak (if they wish), we are capping # of participants at 16. Please RSVP and join the Wait List if the event is full.

Parking: Parking lot with lots of spots!
We would like to thank the Bakery for hosting this discussion in their Adair Park studio space!


Guns and Black Southern Life: A WABE Community Conversation @ Auburn Avenue Research Library
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.” – Ida B. Wells

Journalist and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells wrote those words in 1892. She was speaking to a southern history of black gun ownership that continues today. We also now live in a time when black Americans are disproportionately impacted by gun violence.

On Thursday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m., join WABE reporter, Lisa Hagen, and Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, Dr. Regina Bradley, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library as they host a Community Conversation on the role of guns in black, Southern life. The panel will consider a range of topics including Southern history, self-defense, identity, violence, safety, and survival. The discussion is in coordination with the Guns & America reporting collaborative.

Panelists will include representatives from the National African American Gun Association, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and our featured guest, professor and award-winning author, Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s most recent book, the memoir HEAVY, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, the LA Times’ Isherwood Prize, and was named one of the best books of 2018 by the New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post, among others.

The Fulton County Library System has a no-weapons policy.

All free WABE events require prior registration, but your registration does not guarantee entry. Audience members will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

United for Justice @ Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and Restaurant
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all fans of soccer and social justice! Join Georgia Justice Project (GJP) for an evening of cheering on Atlanta United while communing with others invested in criminal justice reform.

GJP staff, volunteers, friends and soccer fans will gather on August 23rd at Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and Restaurant for our 2019 United for Justice event. This is a casual pre-game event to hang out and network with like-minded folks. Following the event, we’ll gather to watch the Atlanta United match at 8PM, vs. our rival – Orlando City!

The pre-game event will include:
– Free appetizers
– Live DJ
– Outdoor games
– Casual trivia with prizes
– A GJP-themed cocktail available for purchases (part of the proceeds will go to GJP!)

Tickets are $5 each and can be bought online at the “Purchase Tickets” link above, or at the event.

There is a paid parking deck next door to H+H, and limited free street parking nearby.

Using Art as a tool: HIV Awareness, Acceptance, + Representation @ Hill Auditorium
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Using Art as a tool for HIV Awareness, Acceptance, and Representation: A Conversation with Kia LaBeija

Join us for a conversation with Kia LaBeija, an artist and performer. LaBeija composes cinematic autobiographical portraits and self-portraits; staging, re-imagining, sometimes documenting in real time or all of the above. Many of her early portraits focus on her identity as a mixed black queer woman living with HIV.

This discussion will focus on how these intersections are used as tools for community representation for artists living with HIV.

Hill Auditorium @ The Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Followed by Chop The Stigma Kiki Ball! presented by MORPH and Southern Fried Queer Pride.

Chop The Stigma Kiki Ball!
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

HIV/AIDS stigma is getting CHOPPED! MORPH & Southern Fried Queer Pride are happy to bring you the Chop The Stigma Kiki Ball, happening on Friday, August 23rd at The Mammal Gallery (At the MET: 680 Murphy Ave SW #3064, Atlanta, GA 30310). All in collaboration with Living Walls, the City Speaks’ #StartTalkingStopHIV campaign!

Featuring Byrell The Great of Qween Beat!

A “Kiki”, by definition, is a low-key function, including dancing and friendly competition – always fun, never too serious. The Kiki scene is focused heavily on community, and events are often run by up-and-comers. Members of the ballroom community use Kiki balls to practice for the mainstream balls but also form smaller houses and balls within, allowing younger performers to harness their craft in a smaller setting.

Categories are:
Virgin Runway
– Present a misconception about HIV/AIDS then hit the runway.
Virgin Vogue
– Name a HIV/AIDS resource then hit the floor.
OTA Runway – $75
– Bring a prop that represents chopping the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
Tag Team Performance – $200
– Legends and Virgins. Each team must wear one solid color showing unity.
OTA Realness – $50
OTA Face – $50
OTA Performance – $50
– Show us your heart! Display a heart on your clothes to represent love for all.

Doors for the event open at 10PM. This event is all ages.
Door cover is FREE. You must RSVP for this event here:

The Mammal Gallery at the MET Atlanta is located at 680 Murphy Ave SW #3064, Atlanta, GA 30310. Parking is free at the venue. We highly suggest taking Lyft or Uber. The West End MARTA Station is across the street.

MORPH is a Black owned creative agency crafting experience and sound since 2016:

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!

Community Consultation on Human Rights in America @ Rod Logal Center for Justice
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

America’s human rights record will be reviewed by the United Nations as part of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2020. According to the United Nations Association (UNA-USA), “(t)he goal of . . . organizing a local UPR consultation is to constructively set the agenda on a human rights challenge in the United States, collaborate with likeminded community partners, and help catalyze change in the U.S. through a universal UN process.”

Towards that end, the United Nations Association of Atlanta is teaming with National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. as well as Golden Badge to address human rights violations allegedly accomplished through U.S. criminal justice system abuse. Our specific topic is . . .

*SET UP TO SUPPRESS: When Unfounded Criminal Charges are Used to Deter First Amendment Activity in America*

Kindly join us on Saturday – August 24, 2019 at the Rod Logal Center for Justice to share your related story, insights, concerns, and interests. Before then, we’re asking for feedback from American citizens and U.S. residents who were subjected to one or more criminal prosecutions in which:

1. probable cause was allegedly fabricated with complicity of one or more U.S. criminal law enforcement officers, a prosecutor and/or one or more deputy prosecutors, and/or one or more U.S. judicial officers;

2. in response to the targeted defendant’s whistleblowing and/or other First Amendment activity.

Has this happened to you? If yes, please, at your earliest convenience, tell us about your experience via the Google form @

See you soon!

No Child Detention Center in Atlanta! Honking Protest in Midtown
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Have you heard the news? Atlanta is being considered as a possible location for housing migrant children in a long-term detention center.

Join us in sending a clear and loud message to the Trump administration and Atlanta leaders that we will NEVER tolerate our beloved city as place that separates immigrant children from their families.

Invite your friends! Encourage cars passing by to honk in support of this protest! Spread the word about the proposal to put innocent kids in a detention center right here in ATL!

See below for more details.

We will have some signs designed specifically for this rally, but will also need attendees to bring homemade signs. Please limit your messaging only to family separation and the crisis on the border and really zero-in on the planned Child Detention Center in ATL.

We also prefer that you refrain from using strong profanity. (“P*ssed Off Mom/s” is fine and will probably be one of our hashtags. “Impeach the mother****er” is not appropriate and is the opposite of helpful if closing the camps is really your agenda. “Impeach Trump” is fine.

Our hashtags are #CloseTheCamps #CloseTheCampsATL #PissedOffMoms #ClassroomsNotCages #MothersAgainstTheCamps #FathersAgainstTheCamps #TeachersAgainstTheCamps #[Your Group]AgainstTheCamps #FamiliesAgainstFamilySeparation #NoCagesInATL #ReturnTheKids

Meet us at the intersection of W. Peachtree and North Avenue in Midtown (directly in front of North Avenue MARTA station).

We strongly encourage you to take MARTA. There is paid parking at normal downtown rates. We are not aware of any way to validate parking at this location.


Atlanta Latinx Community Potluck
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Eres una persona Latinx o Chicanx y estas buscando cómo conectarte con otras personas de tu comunidad a quien les importa la justicia social y racial? Estamos construyendo nuestra casita política con personas que son pro-latinx, pro-negro, pro-mujer, pro-LGBTQ, y pro-clase trabajadora porque nuestra comunidad es todo eso y mucho más. Te invitamos a una tarde llena de comida, comunidad y plática sobre cómo crear las ciudades, condados, y sociedades en las que queremos vivir.

Are you a Latinx or Chicanx person in the Atlanta area looking to connect with others latinx folks who care about social and racial justice? We are building our political casita with those who are not only pro-Latinx but pro-Black, pro-woman, pro-queer, pro-working class because our community is all that and more. Please join us for an afternoon of community, food, and chismeando about creating the cities, counties, & society we want to live in.

JORTSFEST 2019 @ Peters Street Station
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm


Peters Street Station is a wheelchair accessible, non-smoking space with zero-step entry and gender-neutral bathroom on the first floor.

Need help getting to JORTSFEST? Send us an email:

floral print –
Tears for the Dying –
Identikit –
Allen Thomas –
Dagmar Vork –
Dimestore –
Angie Wheelis –

6:00PM – Doors
6:30PM – Angie Wheelis
7:05PM – Dimestore
7:55PM – Identikit
8:45PM – Tears for the Dying
9:35PM – Dagmar Vork
10:25PM – Allen Thomas
11:15 PM – Floral Print

The space is transit accessible, with the Vine City and Garnett MARTA train stations each a 15-minute (0.7 mile) walk away. There is also a bus stop right in front of the venue where Walker Street and Peters Street meet. This bus stop is serviced by MARTA route 813, which runs to and from the MARTA Five Points rail station.

Map of route to Peters Street Station from the Vine City MARTA train station:
This route is wheelchair accessible. Take Northside Drive south until Trenholm Street. Sidewalks on the eastern side of Northside Drive are suggested for ease of travel. Take a left on Trenholm Street and follow the street until Peters Street appears. Peters Street Station will be on the left.

Map of route to Peters Street Station from the Garnett MARTA train station:
This route is NOT wheelchair accessible. Take Garnett Street west until Ted Turner Drive. Sidewalks on the northern side of Northside Drive are suggested for ease of travel. Take a right on Ted Turner Drive Street and follow the street until Trinity Avenue appears. Cross Trinity Avenue and then make a left to cross Ted Turner Avenue on to Peters Street on the opposite side. There is no curb cut to access Peters Street from Ted Turner Avenue. Follow Peters Street until Walker Street. Cross Walker Street and Peters Street Station will be on the right.

Limited free street parking is available in the streets adjacent to Peters Street Station. Please be aware of surroundings when parking: Do not block driveways and do not park in areas where signs indicate parking is not allowed. Escobar Restaurant & Tapas has a paid valet available next door to Peters Street Station. Taking transit, biking, walking, carpooling, and ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) are highly encouraged.

Townhall: New Lgbtq+ Community Center @ Jason's Deli
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cheryl Courtney Evans Center is a start up project that aims to create a LGBTQ+ youth and community center permantely here in ATL!


We need community input, advocates, and organizers to come together to make this dream a reality!

We will be meeting upstairs in Jason’s Deli for a lunch/discussion on where the organization should go. Help is definitely needed in order to kick this thing off the ground.

If you have any questions please reach out to Bryant Couvillon.

Much love.

Accessibility: Elevator available to get to top floor! YAY!
Parking on side of building, free YAY!
If you want to come but can’t afford lunch, lunch can be payed for. Only for folks who need.

Stronger Together Listening Journey @ Unity North Atlanta
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

We invite you to an opportunity to hear Cobb County students share experiences they have had in school as relate to race and racism. The students will respond to the groundbreaking documentary series “America to Me,” which is an award-winning program that was developed to encourage community dialogues about race in schools and released last year on STARZ.

DeepMay Build Day @ The South Bend Commons
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DeepMay connects high tech and creative design skills to radical social struggle. Build Day is a space for introductions: to new ideas and new people. Come to DeepMay Build Day if you’re just exploring the tech/design world for the first time, if you want to put your skills to work on a collective effort, or if you have an idea you want to share with like-minded people.

DeepMay students have used data science to counter gentrification, built a website for a prison abolition collective, and designed branding for community initiatives.

Come to take in presentations and learn what others are working on, or bring your own ideas to work on and take advantage of the expertise of DeepMay advisors to accelerate your project.

– Presentation by a developer of ORC (Onion Routed Cloud), a decentralized anonymity technology
– Demonstration of simple robots and machine learning technology
– Psychedelic graphics synthesis for total beginners
– Your project here

All skill levels are welcome.
Women, queer and trans folks (and other people traditionally excluded from tech and design discussions) are especially welcome.

Shannon Watts: Fight Like a Mother @ Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On the morning of December 14, 2012, Shannon Watts was folding laundry when news broke about a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Outraged, heartbroken, and overwhelmed by a need to act, she discovered there was no gun violence prevention equivalent to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. So, the stay-at-home mother of five founded Moms Demand Action, a grassroots effort that has grown into a national organization with millions of supporters and local chapters in all 50 states.

Guns outnumber citizens in the US. Our country is home to 82% of gun deaths worldwide. And 38,658 Americans died by gun-related incidents in 2016 alone. FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World (HarperOne; May 28, 2019) by Shannon Watts is the powerful story of how one mother’s cry for action started a national movement to fight some of the richest and most powerful people in America: the gun lobby. Along with her observations and wisdom, Watts shares moving messages of perseverance, courage, and compassion, and outlines the core mantras and principles that Moms Demand Action has used to battle the NRA and the intimidating tactics they employ to prevent gun safety progress.

Bringing activism into the everyday, Fight Like a Mother will inspire anyone motivated to work for change and channel their values into action.

Environmental Health Action Team @ Georgia Beyond Coal
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The purpose of this team is to collect health and environmental data on frontline communities and disseminate the information to the general public and key stakeholders.

Existing literature suggests coal fired power plants are associated with respiratory illnesses, fish kills, and greenhouse gases. Some ideas for dissemination are video trailers, one-on-one interviews, newspaper editorials, phone banking, and mass texting. We need your help so we can make a huge impact on Georgia’s 2019 Energy Plan.

Schedule: We will continue to meet every 4th Monday of the month. Some meetings may be rescheduled due to holidays and events. We hope to see you then.

Feel free to contact Tori at: if you have any questions.

Environmental Health Action Team @ Georgia Beyond Coal
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The purpose of this team is to collect health and environmental data on frontline communities and disseminate the information to the general public and key stakeholders.

Existing literature suggests coal fired power plants are associated with respiratory illnesses, fish kills, and greenhouse gases. Some ideas for dissemination are video trailers, one-on-one interviews, newspaper editorials, phone banking, and mass texting. We need your help so we can make a huge impact on Georgia’s 2019 Energy Plan.

Schedule: We will continue to meet every 4th Monday of the month. Some meetings may be rescheduled due to holidays and events. We hope to see you then.

Feel free to contact Tori at: if you have any questions.

Let’s Get ICE Out of Gwinnett! @ Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In response to the recent community event on on 287(g), let us show up to the upcoming Gwinnett Board of Commissioners (BOC) Meeting on August 27th and make public comment standing against Sheriff Butch Conway and 287(g)! Message the ICE Out of Gwinnett page for details on our strategy. Meet outside of the BOC Meeting Room at 8PM.

Fundraising & Grantwriting Workshop @ Latino Community Fund -LCF Georgia
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Fundraising is a peer-to-peer sport. It is about being prepared and it is about cultivating relationships.

Nonprofit professionals participate in fundraising every day, and while the majority of our organizations secure most of their revenue via special events and individual connections, GRANTWRITING remains one space where we could all grow.

Join us and learn from general fundraising strategies and specifically from grant writing opportunities, structures, types and walk away with an idea of a template you can use and tweak to start securing programmatic dollars for your organization.

We are grateful to our educator Natalie Hernandez Ph.D., M.P.H Faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine and former Satcher Health Policy Leadership Fellow. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Hernandez held leadership positions in a number of coalitions dedicated to advancing health equity, community health promotion, education, technical assistance and advocacy

THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR LCF GEORGIA MEMBERS. A $25 nominal fee is requested from students and partner organizations. Limited spaces are available. Lunch is included.

NARAL’s Feminist Power Hour @ Manuel's Tavern
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A monthly mix and mingle with pro-choice peaches! Evenings will include special guests and actions pushing for reproductive freedom — but most all, community building!

RSVP so that we have enough refreshments!

SNaP Co.’s Welcome Back Membership Meeting @ Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s official! We’re off our much needed Chrysalis for the last six months. Our Season in Bloom has officially begun, and we’re ready to be back in direct connection with you and our communities. Here at the Brick House, we’ve done a lot of growing and a lot of underground movement work. We’re excited to share with you all the seeds we’ve planted, and to hear what work is moving beyond us. Not only do we want to hear how our folks are doing, we want to manifest and workshop how we can be together in this new iteration of SNaP Co. Please be our guest to our much anticipated membership meeting and relaunch of SNaP Co. on August 28th, from 6PM-8PM at the Brick House! Love and Power.

There will be food and drinks provided. The event location is Marta accessible and is one block from the East Point Train Station. There is also parking on site behind the Brick House and the Blue House.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Base Meeting: Restorative Justice Training! @ Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta in the movement for immigrant justice and liberation in the South!

At the August Base Meeting, our presentation will be a training on Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice (RJ) is a community-based approach to building, repairing and restoring relationships. At its best, RJ provides a space for community members to be held accountable while participating in creating pathways to repair. We will be presenting on RJ given recent events and the need to learn how to de-escalate situations in more polarizing times.

– Updates and next steps on our work + ICE Out of Gwinnett
– Report backs from community members
– Restorative Justice Training

New comers to the organization and/or to activism are welcome! We’ll have food, refreshments, and great company. Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month, so mark your calendars!

Activist Meet n Greet for August @ Little Five Points Community Center
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you outraged by injustice but don’t know what to do?
New to activism or looking to get more connected?
Want to support your community in solidarity and love?

You are invited to join Activists Recruiting, Organizing and Mentoring in Atlanta (AROMA) for our metro-Atlanta meet and greets every LAST Thursday of the month.

These are informal and semi-structured networking events to support the local activist community in ATL. Our relationships are the most important resource we have to win the world we need.

You can expect to participate in Activist Speed-Friending, hear more about what it really means to organize for justice, and meet some of the folks on the front lines already doing the work needed to transform society and transition into a better world!

You can also expect to start to see how you can be the change, and invitations to participate in efforts for justice right away.

If you are able, please BRING FOOD, drinks, or donations to share, and please SPREAD THE WORD by inviting your friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!


Activist calendar:

Article about AROMA:

The Chairman: A Theatrical Stage Reading @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In collaboration with NDC Productions and in recognition of Black August and the birth of activist and revolutionary, Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a stage reading of The Chairman by playwright Nykieria Chaney.

The Chairman is a play about Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and how he was assassinated by the FBI December 4, 1969. Fred Hampton was an activist and a revolutionary that was successful in organizing youth for the NAACP and eventually rose to Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and Deputy Chairman of the National organization.

Working Cross Differences: The Black LGBTQIA Health/Wellness Public Forum @ ArtsXchange
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Us in Atlanta for Black Gay Pride!
Discussions on Intersectional Issues around Race, Mental Health, Class, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Black Queer Mothering, Aging, and Spirituality
Featuring Activists, Scholars, Theologians, and Musicians:
Lourdes Dolores Follins, Jonathan Mathias
Lassiter, DeeDee Chamblee, Dani Lee Harris, G Funmilayo Devoe,
Duncan Teague, Mary Anne Adams, Shannon Miller, Kofi Adoma, Angela Denise Davis, Pat Hussain, Abigail “Ali” Sewell, Falami Devoe and Sandra Lawson.
ZAMI NOBLA in Partnership with the Southern Unity Movement
Working Cross Differences: The Black LGBTQIA Health/Wellness Public Forum
Saturday, August 31, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
ArtsXchange 2148 Newnan Street, East Point, GA 30344
Free Admission + Free Lunch!
Register Now! Tixs Are Going Fast!
Please come back soon for updates.