Friday, March 28

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gathers for its monthly Fourth Friday networking/meeting at the Alliance Theatre, with discounted tickets to the company’s “The Tall Girls” available, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., with the play at 8 p.m.,

ATTA – Atlanta’s Team Tennis Association – sponsors a Friday Night Spring Mixer, with open play, instruction and food and beer. A pro-clinic is from 6 – 7 p.m., and the mixer is from 7 – 10 p.m., Athletic Club Northeast, $5 for ATTA members and $10 for non-members,

Get your Italian on with Dinner With the Bears, as Southern Bears’ members go to Bambinellini’s Italian Restaurant, with coffee at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m.,

“Strawberry Fields Forever,” indeed – the national tour of “Beatlemania” is at 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre,

Sweet Tea: Girl Powerrrrr! A queer variety show is celebrating Women’s History Month in its third show to honor all the “women, ladies and femmebots of the world.” The event is free but suggested donation of $5 gets you two raffle tickets. Hosted by Taylor Alxndr and featuring DJ PK FIRE. 8 p.m., The Hangar, 151 Sampson St., Atlanta, GA 30312.

Swank, a ladies monthly social mixer, is tonight from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., with DJ Prism and no cover, 10th & Piedmont,

Edie Cheezburger and a gaggle of special guests present “The Other Show” drag event weekly at Jungle Atlanta, 9:30 p.m.,

Get the flannel and boots ready – it’s Manshaft night, with a Lumberjack Gear theme, with DJ Diablo Rojo, beginning at 10:30 p.m., preceded by DJ Dancing Bear at 7:30 p.m., Mary’s,

“Stranger By the Lake,” the acclaimed gay-themed drama that was the winner of the Queer Palm and Un Certain Regard Directing Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, continues at the Midtown Art Cinema, various times,

The Atlanta Film Festival opens tonight and lasts through next weekend, with several LGBT-themed films and filmmakers, various venues,

Whose Beloved Community? Evening of Spoken Word Poetry featuring Staceyann Chinn, Jericho Brown and Red Summer. Free and open to the public. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dobbs University Center-Harland Cinema,

Saturday, March 29

Lost-n-Found 5th and Juniper House Cleanup/Round 3. In this cleanup volunteers will be removing metal pipes, old HVAC systems, tear off floor coverings and pull down ceilings to prepare the house for rehab work. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 768 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30308.

Free Texas Hold Em poker is available from 4 – 8 p.m. followed by various DJs at 10 p.m at Mixx Atlanta,

DJs Liz Owen and MC Chase Daniels liven up My Sister’s Room with an Electronic Paint Party. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cover is $10 all night,

Free line dance lessons are from 8 – 9 p.m. just before Early Country Night at the Heretic until 12:30 a.m. with DJ Wayne, then DJ Mike Pope takes over to spin,

A bear bash, undergear edition, and DJ Berry Huffine get the night kicking at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Shawnna Brooks hosts Synergy at Burkharts beginning at 11 p.m.,

DJ Tony Moran returns to Jungle Atlanta,

Sunday, March 30

Xion opens its doors for its weekly dance party, beginning at 3 a.m.,

Wanna lean more about roller derby and try out to be an Atlanta Rollergirl? Come to the Spring Skills Workshop today, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1721 Wilwat Drive, Norcross, GA 30093

Lips Atlanta is the home for Gospel Brunch, with the Sisters of Sequin, hosted by Bubba D. Licious, with a brunch special and $5 show cover, with brunch at 12:30 p.m. and entertainment at 1:30 p.m.,

It’s Opening Day of the new Hotlanta Softball League, with various Atlanta teams. More information on games and times can be found at

Charis and ZAMI NOBLA sponsor an afternoon with Cheryl Clarke upon the re-release of her famous poetry book, “Living as a Lesbian,” from 3 – 4:30 p.m. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Event with a suggested donation of $5, Charis Books,

As part of the REEL OUT LGBT Film Series sponsored by HIV/AIDS advocacy group Cycle for Freedom in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, a screening of “MissunderSTUD,” a feature length documentary giving voice to women within the gay community who identify as masculine. There will be a brief community discussion following the film. 3 p.m., Philip Rush Center,

Jazz @ 781, a new series sponsored by St. Mark United Methodist Church, runs through June 8, Sundays at 6:30 p.m.,

Lateasha Shante Shuntel, Nicole Paige Brooks, Shawna Brooks and more divas host Cell Block Sunday at 8 p.m. at Blake’s,

Monday, March 31

Get your voice ready for Blue Monday Karaoke with Darlene Majewski, 10 p.m., Burkhart’s,

New Monday Night Trivia, emceed by Wild Cherry Sucret, offers chances to win up to $250 in cash and prizes. 11 p.m., Blake’s,

Tuesday, April 1

The public is invited to the Charis Book’s 40th Birthday Planning Meeting, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Charis Books,

Dine Out at Yeah! Burger in Virginia-Highlands  to raise funds for AIDS Vaccine 200,

Wednesday, April 2

“American Idol” winner Kris Allen visits Eddie’s Attic, 8 p.m.,

Hump Night fun is hosted by Regina at Friends on Ponce at 8 p.m.,

Yo-Yo Ma brings a legion of fans to the Atlanta Symphony, 8 p.m.,

Angelica D’Paige, Monica Van Pelt and more guests add spice to Bitchy Bingo Wednesdays at Lips Atlanta.

Karaoke Wednesdays at My Sister’s Room features DJ M, Twee, and hosts Jack Daddy and Missy,

LeBuzz cranks up its new Newcomer drag competition tonight at 10 p.m.,

Traxx Atlanta presents Primetime Wednesdays with hip hop all night, $3 martinis and $5 well drinks, Sutra Lounge, 1136 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, April 3

SAGE Atlanta takes a field trip to the Emory LGBT Archives, leaving the Phillip Rush Center at 10:30 a.m. and having lunch afterward at Our Way Café.

The Silver Stars Party and Silent Auction, a benefit for Jerusalem House, offers great entertainment and merchandise to bid on, tonight from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Georgian Ballroom of the Biltmore,

Daphne Willis and The Sea The Sea with special guest Robby Hecht play tonight at Red Clay Theatre at 7:30 p.m.,

Author Angela Jackson-Brown reads from her coming-of-age novel “Drinking from a Bitter Cup” tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Topher Payne, DeWayne Morgan and more bring “Designing Women Live 8” to Onstage Atlanta with two brand new episodes of the Sugarbaker antics, 8 p.m.,

Ruby Redd brings Dirty Boy Bingo to Cockpit at 10 p.m.,

Tat It Up Thursdays at the new Anchor Bar offers free admission and $5 drinks, 1878 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30324

Friday, April 4

DJ Nat headlines Onyx Bar Night, 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Destiny Brooks and Justice Taylor turn it up for Femme Fatale, 11 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Drag Otic is a drag extravaganza with Nicole Luv Dupree, Trinity Bonet and many more, 11 p.m., Blake’s,

Traxx Girls night at My Sister’s Room offers drink specials, great music and lots o’ women,

Wassup N Atl hosts Fame and Fortune Fridays at Tantra, with free admission, 10 p.m., 2285 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309,

LeBUZZ is the home for the M4M hardbody revue/competition, with a $100 cash prize weekly, hosted by Envy Van Michaels, 10 p.m.,

The all new Faded Fridays hosted by Angel X Events, Trump Entertainment and Traxx 2.0 takes place at Enigma nightclub, 2000 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30067,

Saturday, April 5

A 5K Run for Kenya to benefit the Mwangaza Children’s Home starts at 8:30 a.m. at Yellow River Park. One run supports one orphan for one month,

A drop-in photo shoot with Familiar Roots Photography exploring feminism begins at noon today at Charis Books,

Atlanta Gender Variations: Parents of gender variant/trans children support group meets in Atlanta, 2 – 4 p.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church,

The Atlanta Bucks play host to a home rugby game today at 2 p.m. More information at

Dixie Does Drag is a fundraiser for the upcoming Dixie Invitational Bowling Tournament, 6 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

Lady Antebellum plays Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood, 7 p.m.,

Atlanta’s Every Womyn hosts Soul Out Saturday Poetry Slam. First 10 poets to sign up will be competing for a chance to win two airline tickets from Southwest airlines. The mistress of ceremonies is LadyVee Da Poet and judges include Imani Evans, Daryl Funn, Namaste Evolving, Sparatic General and Tiffany Naturally Nubian. All inclusive. Cost is $25 to compete, 7-10 p.m at the Phillip Rush Center,

The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present Jock Strap Sister Twister from 9 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Hot Mess is a weekly dance party at Mary’s tonight,

Sunday, April 6

Joining Hearts’ Change of Seasons Tea Dance/fundraiser, with special guest DJ Corey David, is tonight from 4 – 9 p.m. at Loews Atlanta,,

$2 well drinks are on tap all day and night at Sunday Funday at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Georgia USofA Pageantry at the Miss Gay Georgia USofA and Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large, 7 p.m. at Jungle,

Monday, April 7

Trans and Friends: A Project of the Feminist Outlawz is a youth focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and allies. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books,

The PFLAG-Atlanta Support Group meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation o Atlanta,

Tuesday, April 8

Author Jan Willis discusses her novel “Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist” tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Jungle Atlanta hosts Dance night featuring EDM. Doors open at 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, April 9

Bring an empty stomach to Taco, Tequila and Beer Night at Amsterdam Atlanta, with $5 tacos, 6 – 11 p.m.,

Out singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler brings her set to Eddie’s Attic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.,

B-23! Bubba D. Licious, Brent Starr and Kimora Layou join together for ‘80s Bingo, raising money for PALS (Pets Are Loving Support). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

A director’s cut screening of “The Tin Man Project,” a film about Atlanta entertainer Barry Brandon and his ordeals living with a rare heart condition as well as documentation of his ninth open heart surgery and the show he created “In My Own Words” takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets at

The infamous, ubiquitous Ruby Redd hosts Birdcage Bingo at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Hideaway,

Woofs Atlanta’s Trivia begins at 8 p.m.,

Save your energy for the Pig Dance Blackout Party at the Heretic, with DJ Stan Jackson, beginning at 10 p.m.,

Thursday, April 10

It’s cards and social hour morning for SAGE Atlanta, from 10 – 11 a.m., Philip Rush Center,

Want to make a difference in helping to bring homeless LGBT youth off the street? Lost-n-Found Youth hosts volunteer training from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Lost-n-Found Youth Center, 2585 Chantilly Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Atlanta’s Original Ladies Night marks the return of Monica Van Pelt and special guest hosts each week. Early Karaoke begins at 9 p.m. for the ladies and a dance party goes until 3 a.m., LeBUZZ,

Decadence: A Night of Drinking and Debauchery is every Thursday starting at 10 p.m., hosted by Adam Bland and Ashley Mitchell with beats by DJ Daryl Cox. A wet underwear contest begins at 11 p.m, with a cash prize and dancers aplenty, Ten Atlanta,

Friday, April 11
Atlanta Leather Pride kickoff with Fetish Night, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Saturday, April 12

Lost-n-Found Youth hosts the second half of its volunteer training from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Lost-n-Found Youth Center, 2585 Chantilly Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Activist and author Penny Rosenwasser talks about her new book, “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears,” 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2014 Contest takes place at 8 p.m. followed by the Atlanta Leather Pride SWEAT Victory Dance,


Tuesday, April 15

Mary Moore, founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, and Don Hackett, manager of Cook’s Decatur store and a certified sommelier, will come together for “Nourishing Our Community: An Evening of Food, Fellowship and Fermented Beverages ― Benefiting CHRIS Kids.” This evening includes a homemade meal as well as wine selections. 7-9 p.m., Cook’s Decatur, $100,

Friday, April 18

The Third Friday Film series presents a TBD film at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, May 6

Lady Gaga visits Philips Arena,

Monday, May 12

It’s the gay ticket of the year! Cher un-retires and comes to Philips Arena, with Cyndi Lauper opening.

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