Best Bets: Mar. 18 – Mar. 31 The GA Voice Editors March 18, 2011 Nightlife Friday, March 18 “Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin,” a documentary about the gay man who advised Martin Luther King Jr., screens at the Third Friday Film Series. Suggested donation $1-$10 sliding scale. 7-9 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. The Maria Gabriella Band performs at 8 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.bellissima-atlanta.com. Play softball with the Decatur Women’s Sports Leagues. Games on Friday evenings through May 20 at Kelly C. Cofer Park, 4259 N. Park Drive, Tucker, Georgia 30084, www.decaturwomenssportsleague.info. A new production of the musical “Cabaret,” complete with Eve Michaels, the Armorettes and the Flaming Sugarbaker Sisters as the Kit Kat Girls, takes the stage at Jungle. Performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. through March 26. Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com. Host Eve Michaels presents Dragateria with new drag theme shows. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com. Saturday, March 19 The gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta launches its spring season with games from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Candler Park, 1561 McClendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.nffla.com. The Atlanta Bucks, the city’s gay rugby team, recruits new players at Spring Rugby 101, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sammye Coan Middle School, 1550 Hosea L.Williams Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, www.atlantabucksrugby.org. Join MEGA Family Project for “Maybe Baby,” a workshop about LGBT parenting where you can learn about donor insemination, international adoption, open adoption, surrogacy, and adopting from foster care. Registration required. 1-3:30 p.m. The Dixie Invitational Bowling Tournament, one of the oldest gay tournaments in the South, hosts a Beer Bust & Cookout to raise funds for the Easter Weekend competition. 2-6 p.m. at The Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.dixiebowl.org. The Atlanta Rollergirls play two roller derby bouts starting at 5 p.m. at Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantarollergirls.com. V-Day Atlanta hosts a charity reading of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer,” writings to stop violence against women and girls. Actors include lesbian radio personality Melissa Carter and gay playwright Topher Payne. 7:30 -10:30 p.m. at Emory University’s Canon Chapel, 515 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30030, www.eventbrite.com/event/1331924823/efblike. The incomparable Cloris Leachman brings her one woman show to Atlanta. 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.thebuckheadtheatre.com. It’s the return of Studio 54 with DJ Ed Bailey and disco, disco, disco at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com. Sunday, March 20 “The Church’s Gay Divide: The Bible & Gays” is a five-part seminar series examining biblical passages commonly cited as prohibitions against homosexuality. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.dhpc.org. For The Kid In All Of Us presents Project Prom, a cocktail party featuring a runway fashion show to help bring Georgia’s underprivileged teens prom dreams to life. After the show, dresses will be donated to high school students going to prom, and proceeds from ticket sales will go to dinner at a local restaurants to make their big night complete. 5-8 p.m. at W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361, www.forthekid.org. The gay Hotlanta Softball League launches its spring season at Southside Park, 3460 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30354, www.hotlantasoftball.org. Monday, March 21 Best-selling author Jodi Picoult shares her latest novel, “Sing You Home,” which explores sexual orientation and assisted reproduction. Event is free with preferred seating if you purchase the book at Outwrite. 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308. “101 Humiliating Stories,” a one-woman play written by lesbian playwright Lisa Kron in which she dives deep into the universal experience of humiliation, runs through March 23 at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.synchrotheatre.com. Watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 9 p.m. at Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.einsteinsatlanta.com. Or catch the show at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com. Tuesday, March 22 The Big Gay Supper Club meets for dinner from 7-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 1080 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.thebiggaysupperclub.com. Prompted by a desire to respond to Tyler Perry’s movie, Envisioning Real Colored Girls, led by community activist L’Erin Asantewaa, focuses on imagining widely accessible representations of healthy, whole black women. 7 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org. Wednesday, March 23 The Queer Literary Fiction Group meets to discuss “Blue Boy” by Rakesh Saytal. 7 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org. MEGA Family Project hosts a seminar from Georgia Mentor on how you can adopt from foster care. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org. Queerstory Spaghetti Bingo is the annual fundraiser for MondoHomo, the Memorial Day weekend queer festival. Enjoy a three-course spaghetti dinner, followed by Bingo. Each table will feature a “queer mentor” to tell stories about LGBTQ life in decades past. 6-10:30 p.m. at Ria’s Blue Bird, 421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312, www.mondohomo.com. Acclaimed writer and performance artist Karen Finley signs “The Reality Shows.” 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com. East Side Pride hits the rink for roller disco. 6-9 p.m. at All American Recreation Center, 5400 Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087, www.eastsidepridenews.blogspot.com. Thursday, March 24 Lesbian erotica writer and former Atlantan Fiona Zedde returns to read, sign and chat about her new book, “Dangerous Pleasures.” 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com. If you think he’s sexy and you want his body, catch Rod Stewart with the indomitable Stevie Nicks. 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.ticketmaster.com. “Confessions of a Nightingale” features award-winning actor Sid Shier performing as gay playwright Tennessee Williams talking about his life, his loves and his pains. Opens tonight at 8 p.m. with performances Thursday through Sunday through April 24. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.woodruffcentertickets.org. The gay Atlanta Executive Network hosts 4th Thursday Professional Development, with a happy hour and speaker Gail M. Reid, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Low Cost Start-ups.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.aen.org. Friday, March 25 The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts Fourth Friday networking. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vivid Salon, 1401 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.atlantagaychamber.org. Josh Kilmer-Purcell signs “Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers.” 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com. Johnny Drago’s “Kiss of the Vampire” imagines what happens when one partner in the perfect gay couple gets bitten by a vampire bat, and is days away from transforming into the undead. Opens tonight and runs through April 16 at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30033, www.onstageatlanta.tix.com. Discuss technology and activism with Virginia Eubanks, author of “Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org. Renee Mixon performs at 8 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. DJ Lydia Prim spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com. Can we talk? Joan Rivers brings her one-woman show to Atlanta. 8 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.ticketmaster.com. Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26 The popular drag competition is back: “Dragnique 2” begins tonight with celebrity judge Hedda Lettuce. Friday, March 25, 9 p.m. at Jungle. Hedda returns Saturday with a full live show. 8-10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324. Advance tickets $10 on sale now at www.jungleclubatlanta.com. Saturday, March 26 MEGA Family Project hosts a potluck for dads and their families, as well as future dads. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org. Celebrate Tennessee Williams’ 100th birthday as Sid Shier reads “Confessions of A Nightingale” at 2 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com. The Big Wig Party benefits the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus with an open bar and prizes for the biggest wig. 7-11 p.m. at Bradford Gallery, 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.agmchorus.org. Susan Werner Band, featuring Trina Hamlin and special guest Erin McKeown, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com. After a long winter hiatus, Flux returns with a new name: Boombox is the same great dance party with DJ Vicki Powell. 10 p.m. at The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1836. DJ Pat Scott spins every fourth Saturday at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com. DJ Roland Belmares spins at The Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com. Sunday, March 27 Papi’s Brunch at Las Margaritas includes DJ Karlitos playing your favorite beats. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com. PFLAG-Marietta holds its monthly meeting. 1-3 p.m. at Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066, firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, March 28 Stars of the Century, led by Niesha Dupree, takes the stage at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com. Tuesday, March 29 Longtime LGBT activist Betty Couvertier hosts “Alternative Perspectives” every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. on WRFG 89.3. The show is a mix of news and interviews focused on LGBT issues and concerns. Atlanta’s gay bars play “Glee,” the queer-inclusive high school musical, every week on the big screens. Enjoy tonight’s episode at 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com. Or watch “Glee” at 8 p.m. followed by show tunes at Oscars Atlanta’s Video & Martini Bar, 1510 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.oscarsatlanta.com. Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) performs 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org. Wednesday, March 30 Enjoy indoor rock climbing every Wednesday with the LGBT group Georgia Dyno’mos. 7-10 p.m. at Stone Summit, 3701 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340, www.queerclimbing.com. Birdcage Bingo is hosted by Ruby Redd and benefits CHRIS Kids, which helps LGBT youth and other children and families. 8 – 10 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.chriskids.org. Thursday, March 31 Chris Coleman’s Indulge party goes from 9 p.m. to midnight at W Hotel – Midtown, 188 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30361; email email@example.com. Eva Friedlander and Mickey Goodman read from “Nine Lives of a Marriage.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.chariscircle.org. Azuca features Latin beats with DJ Karlitos at The Heretic, 2069 Chesire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 2 + seven = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.