Friday, March 2

The First Friday Dance features an East Coast Swing lesson from 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by open ballroom dancing at The Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

Brent Star and Friends features drag and comedy with host MC Chase Daniels and DJ Melody. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Cyberaver presents Spring Breaks with DJ Exzakt at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Angelica D’Paige hosts The Fab Five on Fridays at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Foreplay Fridays are back with Girls in the Night America. Doors open at 10 p.m. at Club Life, 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,
www.girlsinthenight.com

Kitty Le Claw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 10:30 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Saturday, March 3

One Sordid Night is a benefit for Jerusalem House, which helps provide housing for people impacted by HIV, featuring emcee actress Ann Walker, who played “Lavonda Dupree” from the movie and TV series “Sordid Lives” by Del Shores. Includes drag show, hunk auction, and more. Dress as your favorite  character. 6-10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.onesordidnight.eventbrite.com

Search for treasures and help support homeless LGBT youth with a yard sale benefitting the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Lost-n-Found Youth. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307

MEGA Family Project hosts Maybe Baby, a seminar to help LGBT people navigate their options for parenthood. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org

Prime Timers, a social group for older gay and bisexual men, meets at 3 p.m. at The Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.AtlantaPrimeTimers.com

Emory University hosts its 20th annual Pride Awards, celebrating 20 years of LGBT activism and inclusion. Emory OUTLaw reception at 6 p.m., Pride Awards reception at 7 p.m. and Pride Awards at 7:30 p.m. at Tull Auditorium, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, www.lgbt.emory.edu

Lesbian-inclusive “alterna-grass” band Roxie Watson celebrates the release of their new CD with two shows. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Starting tonight, Saturday’s are Early Country and Late Night Dance, bringing you the best of both worlds at the Heretic. 3 Legged Cowboy country from 8 p.m. – midnight, dance with DJ Mike Pope from midnight to 3 a.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Eurotrash is a going away party for Kyle Keyser — community activist, DJ and openly gay mayoral candidate — as he moves to Berlin. Sets by DJ Vicki Powell, Rami Lollipop and Le Sexoflex. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Friends on Ponce, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.

Expect tons of drag performances plus DJ Liz Owen as My Sister’s Room hosts the Mr. GA USofA MI fundraiser to send Drue Lingue and Diego Wolf to the national competition.  10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

DJ Ed Bailey spins for the Studio 54 party at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Jealouse’s Daring Divas perform at 10:30 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

DJ Patt Scott spins at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Sunday, March 4

Kelli’s Childcare Collective of Atlanta hosts a Women’s History Month story time with pizza for kids and parents. 2-3:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

DJ Bill Berdeaux spins from 3-7 p.m. and DJ Darryl Cox spins from 7 p.m. to closing at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Wanna dance with somebody? Remember Whitney Houston at a special edition of DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service at 7 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312

Monday, March 5

PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.pflagatl.org

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin performs at 8 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.ticketmaster.com

Every Monday, catch “Smash,” NBC’s new musical drama, at 10 p.m. on the video screens at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,
www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Tuesday, March 6

The MISTER Community Center for gay and bi men hosts a meditation workshop every first and third Tuesday. 5:45-7 p.m. at Positive Impact, 60 Eleventh Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.positiveimpact-atl.org

Sing along with pianist David Reeb on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to midnight at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Author Hanne Blank reads and discusses “Straight: the Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Wednesday, March 7

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon. 11:55 a.m. at Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030, www.atlantagaychamber.org 

The Decatur Women’s League’s Winter Bowling season winds down from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Suburban Lanes, 2619 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033,
www.decaturwomen.com

 “Heal the Heart, the Mind Will Follow: a Self-Healing Workshop” features spiritual teacher Marilyn Munro. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com 

Dragnique, the unique drag contest at Jungle, launches its third season tonight hosted by Phoenix and Bubba D. Show begins at 10 p.m. at Jungle,

The acclaimed documentary “Vito,” about the life of “Celluloid Closet” author Vito Russo, will have its Southeastern premiere as a fundraiser for Out On Film’s 25th anniversary year. 7:30 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema, 31 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.outonfilm.org

Thursday, March 8 – Friday, March 9

Raja, winner of the last season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” performs at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Thursday, March 8

“Hidden Man,” the controversial play about the true-life friendship between folk artist Howard Finster and gay artist Robert Sherer, opens tonight and runs through March 25 at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.7stages.org

Join contributors from the anthology “Shifting Balance Sheets: Women’s Stories of Naturalized Citizenship and Cultural Attachment” as they talk about their experiences of multiple cultural identities in celebration of International Women’s Day. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Barry Brandon’s Hold Me in Your Heart organization hosts Art for the Heart, accepting donations and with a silent auction benefiting “Sweet Bea,” a little girl named Beatrice battling a rare form of brain cancer. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Aurum Lounge, 915 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.sweetbeafund.com

Xplosion Thursdays feature hip hop starting at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Every Thursday, catch Balls Deep Karaoke at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

The second Thursday of the month is Shake Appeal at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Every Thursday, get Twisted with Phoenix of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Friday, March 9

Gay stylist Brad Goreski reads from “Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2900 Peachtree Road, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Local author Kim Green celebrates the release of her first novel, “Hallucination,” about a woman living with lupus. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com 

The Divas Cabaret stars Destiny Brooks, Heather Daniels, Jasmine Antoinette, Monica Van Pelt and Iysis Dupree. Every Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. at the New LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10

The annual Seasons of Love cabaret raises funds for CHRIS Kids, which provides LGBT-inclusive youth services. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.chriskids.org

Saturday, March 10

The Roy G. Biv Project hosts LGBT night at Sips ‘N Strokes, where you can bring your own bottle and appetizers to enjoy while you paint, with help from an experienced artist. 6:30 p.m. at Sips ‘N Strokes, 3019 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

Amy Ray and her band perform a solo show to promote her new album, “Lung of Love.” The Shadowboxers open. 8 p.m. at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.ticketmaster.com 

Purim Off Ponce — the annual fundraiser for The Rainbow Center, part of Jewish Family & Children’s Services — gets groovy with a 1970s theme. This year’s entertainers include the Mike Veal Band, Dames Aflame, aerialist Sadie Hawkins and the Armorettes. 7:30-11 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.PurimOffPonce.org

The second Saturday of the month is Southern Bears night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

DJ M and Twee host the Secret Party with Traxx Girls at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.traxxgirls.com

Frisky Monkey plays at 9 p.m. at Smith’s Olde Bar/The Atlanta Room, 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.friskymonkeymusic.com

DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Sunday, March 11

The Atlanta Ducks host their first annual Duck Invitational preseason softball warm-up tournament, followed by a beer bust from 4-8 p.m. at FROGS Cantina. Softball from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Southside Park, 3460 Jonesboro Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30354. For info, search “Atlanta Ducks” on Facebook.

On Sundays, catch the camp drag Armorettes at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Monday, March 12

Mondays are Texas Hold ‘Em at 7:30 p.m. at Woofs, Atlanta’s first gay sports bar. 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.woofsatlanta.com

Niesha Dupree’s Stars of the Century takes the stage on Mondays at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Tuesday, March 13

Enjoy a Business Builder Luncheon with the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, 11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille, 2964 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.atlantagaychamber.org

Featuring a score by openly gay part-time Atlantan Sir Elton John, “Billy Elliot the Musical,” about a young boy who wants to be a dancer despite his father’s disapproval, runs tonight through March 18 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.broadwayinatlanta.com

Tuesdays are Mary-oke at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Wednesday, March 14

Wednesday nights are karaoke with Jack Daddi and Missy Miller at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

DJ Lydia Prim spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Catch “Feathers & Flesh,” a burlesque review, at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Thursday, March 15

MEGA Family Project hosts a Waiting for the Stork support group for LGBT prospective parents. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org

Enjoy an open “no mic” night as Cliterati wows you with spoken word poets, this month featuring Akinfe Fatou. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The Georgia USofA Pageantry System hosts a benefit for United 4 Safety, which addresses domestic violence, during the Triple-Crowing Pageant for Miss Georgia USofA, Miss Georgia USofA At Large, and Miss Georgia USofA Newcomer. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,
www.united4safety.org, www.georgiausofa.com

Ruby Redd hosts Dirty Boy Bingo on Thursdays at 10 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com

Thursday nights, catch the Unexpected Cabaret at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, March 18

The boys, er, girls of “Designing Women Live” return with two new episodes featuring Topher Payne, DeWayne Morgan, Johnny Drago, Frankie
Asher, Spencer Stephens and Amanda Cucher. Shows 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, www.onstagetlanta.tix.com

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