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Thursday and Friday, March 27 – 28

The Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights conference will open with a keynote conversation featuring activist Mandy Carter, civil rights leader Julian Bond Civil and scholar, activist and writer Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for Friday and Saturday conference activities. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church,

Thursday, March 27-Sunday, March 30

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “When I Was Your Age,” a complex look at the relationships of fathers and sons through art and music. Fabrefaction Theatre,

Thursday, March 27

It’s Trivia Night at Joe’s on Juniper, beginning at 8 p.m.,

Sing for Your Live Season 2—Week 10 Top 4 – Songs of JL and Grammy award winning songs. 8 p.m., Jungle,

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, March 28

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts 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.,

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,

“Strawberry Fields Forever,” indeed – the national tour of “Beatlemania” 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 with DJ Prism. No cover. 9 p.m. at 10th and Piedmont,

The Other Show — Turn About where all your favorite cast members will play each other. Celeste as Violet, Edie as Jaye, Evah as Edie, Jaye as Miami, Miami as Evah, and Violet as Celeste. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., Jungle,

Tank and Lizzie’s last bar night as Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle. 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

The ManShaft: Lumberjack Gear Edition. Put on your flannel and your tightest Levis. And be careful how you wave your axe. 10:30 p.m., Mary’s,

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.

Ruby’s Redd Light District is every Saturday and features Ruby Redd, River-Song-Redd, Marcella Grrleen, ReddExtasy, GreyMah Ross Monroe, Anglica D’Paige and Trashetta Galore, 9 p.m. at Jungle,

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 man the tables at Jungle Atlanta, 11 p.m.,

Sunday, March 30

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,