Arts at a Glance: February 28-March 12

Friday, Feb. 28

Mix and mingle with LGBTQ+ business professionals, allies, non-profit leaders, and more at OUT Georgia’s February 2020 Fourth Friday, hosted by Creative Approach.

5:30 – 7:30pm


Bi+ Georgia and Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta Pride Committee, Southern Fried Queer Pride, and The Counter Narrative Project invite you to “In Vibrant Color: Celebrating Queer Black Cinema” which will include a screening of the 2015 HBO film “Bessie” about Bessie Smith, the openly bisexual Empress of The Blues. A post-film discussion panel will feature Ashleigh Atwell, Craig Hardesty, Khafre Abi and Leo Hollen moderated by Taylor Alxndr.


Out Front Theatre Company


Saturday, Feb. 29

The ATL LGBTQ Book Club is a group for Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The goal is to have diverse thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. Participants meet and often go to lunch after. February’s book is “Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera.

10 – 11:30am

Charis Books and More


Atlanta Prime Timers meets today at 3pm.

Phillip Rush Center Annex


It’s NunDay Funday, a full night of revelry. Meet at Ansley Square at 7pm and then proceed to First Existentialist Church in Candler Park at 7:30pm, where the Feed and Seed Band are celebrating the Leap Year and have invited The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to attend. At 8:30pm at Mary’s will be a Meet and Greet and Mix and Mingle. At 9:30pm at Corner Tavern Little help spread joy and love to the community by passing out cards and mixing and mingling. The final stop is a return to Ansley Square to spread more joy.


Monday, March 2

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.

6:30 – 8pm

Charis Books and More


The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight.

7:30 – 9pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta


Wednesday, March 4

Enjoy an advance screening of the internationally acclaimed gay film “And Then We Danced” tonight at 7pm at the Midtown Art Cinema before it officially opens March 6, sponsored by Out On Film.


Thursday, March 5

Building on the feminist activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month Charis Books and More invites community members to join this lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to help talk through those issues. Group members will share resources, books, websites, and support. The goal is for this group to grow from a place of venting and expressions of solidarity into concrete actions and collaborations. Whether you are new to thinking about feminism or have been through several waves, we invite you to join us and share. People of all genders, levels of political experience, and education are welcome.

7 – 8:30pm


Saturday, March 7

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dr. Maisha S. Akbar, who will discuss her latest publication, “Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays.” “Preaching the Blues” examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar’s scholarship re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent upon race-based settings in black households versus white households. She also discusses performances of lynching plays at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South and reviews lynching plays closely tied to black school campuses.



Voices of Note presents the Gay Men’s Chorus in Queens & Queen. The chorus pays tribute to the iconic “queens” of music: Cher, Elton John, Madonna, Whitney H ouston and a special tribute to the well-loved group Queen, featuring special guests Yacht Rock Schooner.

8 – 10pm

Lassiter Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 11

In the sweltering heat of the Louisiana Bayou, Ogun Size tenuously reunites with his brother Oshoosi, who has recently been released from prison. When Oshoosi’s charismatic former cellmate Elegba arrives, the two brothers find themselves on a collision course with fate in this unflinching and tender exploration of the complex bonds of brotherhood. From Tarell Alvin McCraney – the Academy Award-winning writer of “Moonlight,” “The Brothers Size” weaves together poetry, music and mythology to magnify the struggle for freedom and the need to belong somewhere.

8pm, through April 11

Actor’s Express


Thursday, March 12

A poetic and raw re-imagining of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus, “warplay” requires us to reexamine our assumptions about heroism and love. The journey of the two is a meditation on male intimacy, destiny, and how the constant shadow of war may warp us all.

8pm, through March 28

Out Front Theatre Company



Saturday, March 14

Join the Atlanta Gender Variations group for parents supporting parents of transgender children, with a separate group for trans teens and allies meeting at the same time. Meetings take place every second Saturday of the month.

2 – 4pm

Spiritual Living Center Atlanta


Minnie Bruce Pratt, the acclaimed lesbian poet, writer, and anti-racist and anti-imperialist activist will visit Charis Books and More to give a prepared talk, “Queer Socialism, Sexuality and Gender,” co-sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of the Workers World Party. Pratt is the author of the classic collections “Crime Against Nature,” “S/HE,” and the co-author along with Elly Bulkin and Barbara Smith of “Yours In Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives On Anti-Semitism And Racism.” She is also a contributing editor to Workers World newspaper. She is the widow of the author and activist Leslie Feinberg. $5 suggested donation.

7:30 – 9pm


Tuesday, March 17

Come meet your neighbors at Red’s Beer Garden in Benteen Park for a St. Patrick’s Day community social. Spend the evening hanging out with your neighbors and making new friends socializing.

6 – 8 pm


Tuesday, March 18

The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and follows the unforgettable journey of a group of students in late 19th century Germany as they move from adolescence into adulthood.  The landmark musical written by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that has been exhilarating audiences across the nation since it first premiered in 2007. Exploring the beautiful and often painful woes of growing up, “Spring Awakening” in the beautiful and eerie woods of Serenbe Playhouse will be raw and gut wrenchingly poignant. Don’t miss out on this contemporary masterpiece in the perfect outdoor setting,

8pm, through April 12