Arts at a Glance: March 13-26

Friday, March 13

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. She is the widow of the author/activist Leslie Feinberg. $5 suggested donation.

7:30 – 9pm


Sunday, March 15

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

2:30 – 4pm

Spiritual Living Center


Monday, March 16

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


Wussy Mag + Out On Film and Plaza Atlanta present “Queers on Film” – a monthly series of LGBTQ+ arthouse and independent classics. Tonight is a screening of the 2015 groundbreaking film, “Tangerine.” The film follows a transgender sex worker who discovers her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her. The film was shot with three iPhone 5S smartphones. The event features a post-film discussion with Jim Farmer from

Out On Film.


Plaza Atlanta


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


Wednesday, March 18

Local director T. Cooper premieres the new “I Am Samantha,” a series of short films with a cast of 27 trans actors.


Plaza Theatre


Wednesday, 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.

8pm, through April 12


Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22

Atlanta’s LGBT+ convention for sci-fi, pop culture, multimedia and gaming, Outlantacom is this weekend.

Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.


Thursday, March 19

The Out Georgia Business Alliance Business Builder Networking Lunch is hosted by Chip Ivie on the third Thursday of each month. Open floor seating limited to 14 respondents. Please email Chip Ivie to RSVP at


Henry’s Midtown Tavern


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


Friday March 20 – Saturday March 21

Through song and story the Atlanta Women’s Chorus’ “She Rises” celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, along with a focus on human rights for all. March 20 at 8pm, Virginia Highlands Church and March 21. 4pm at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church.


Sunday, March 22

Get “On Your Feet!” today. From humble beginnings in Havana to international superstardom, Gloria and Emilio Estefan changed the music industry forever. Experience the true story of two people whose belief in their art and determination created a new crossover genre of music. This Broadway sensation is a dance party that features all of your favorite songs including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Conga,” “Turn the Beat Around” and more.

2:30pm, through April 12

Aurora Theatre


Tuesday, March 24

Out Front Theatre Company and Out On Film present the film “Song Lang” as part of their Stage to Screen series. Set in 1980s Saigon, well before the U.S. embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994, “Song Lang” depicts a gritty underworld whose only source of brightness comes from the gorgeous stage productions of a local opera troupe. A hunky, brooding debt collector forms an unlikely friendship with the charismatic lead actor of the struggling company, and their friendship, to their surprise, awakens feelings in both men.



Thursday, March 26

The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles, all in the comfort of an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore. Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitator of this group. All community members are invited to participate with the acknowledgment that this is a space that centers Black women’s thoughts, creativity, and lived experiences. March’s book is “Heads of the Colored People” by Nafissa Thompson Spire.

7 – 9pm

Charis Books and More



Saturday, March 28

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, followed by diverse, thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. March’s book is “In The Dream House: A Memoir” by Carmen Maria Machado.

10 – 11:30am

Charis Books and More