LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for March 10 – 16

Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12

Shake the rust off your rackets, come out of hibernation and kick off the 2017 tennis season with your tennis friends and family. Come join ATTA (Atlanta Team Tennis Association) for the 2017 Hooch Doubles Classic. Register now to play in the always competitive and fun-filled men’s, women’s and mixed doubles draws. This tournament serves as ATTA’s club championships. Sharon Lester Tennis Center, 400 Park Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Friday, March 10

Nearly two dozen mosques throughout Georgia are taking part in the second annual Visit a Mosque Day, where they will open their doors to help people of other faiths learn about Islam. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.,

The Picture Newspaper and Reception/Release Party of Regional Edition exhibition considers the history of Picture Newspaper, an anonymous queer newspaper originally conceived in New York City by Peter Hujar and Steve Lawrence. The publication, which originally ran from 1969 to 1971, celebrated the early work of Hujar alongside Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. Marcelo Yáñez, a young art historian, gay activist and archivist at NYU, discovered the publication in the closet of Danny Fields, of untold punk fame, and began to extensively research its history. He subsequently elected to recreate the publication, championing contemporary, transgressive queer and transgender photography. The exhibition will be curated by Mo Costello and Marcelo Yañez, Murmur, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.100 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Busted – A Night of Fugly Drag is the official afterparty for the reception of Picture Newspaper and Reception/Release Party of Regional Edition at Murmur. The event features a full cast of local trans and gender nonconforming performers: Darionce Jackson, JayBella Banks, Koochie-Koochie Ku, Lola Bundy, Mystery Meat, Pity Soirée and Zaida J, with music by DJ Christal Gemme. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Sandra Bernhard performs her all new show “SANDRA MONICA BLVD: Coast to Coast.” Bernhard is traversing the country taking audiences on a journey to find the soul of America. She takes you to all the places you forgot, but longed to remember in the muted colors of dreamy landscapes. Tonight at 8 p.m., City Winery, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 30308,
Saturday, March 11
The drama “Exit Strategy,” which deals with education and also has a gay subplot, has an 8 p.m. performance tonight, running through March 19, Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30331,

Enjoy a night with Atlanta’s own Diane Durrett and Soul Suga’. With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs, Durrett sang with Sting, The Indigo Girls, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell and Peter Stroud and opened shows for Tina Turner, KoKo Taylor, Faith Hill, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and Derek Trucks, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., The Vista Room ATL, 2836 LaVista Road, Decatur, GA 30033,

Sunday, March 12

It’s Round Two of the Postcard Party, aka Postcards from the Edge. Join other politically minded Atlantans to write postcards demanding no votes to defunding Planned Parenthood, to repealing the Affordable Care Act, to privatizing Medicare, having a Muslim ban and creating a wall on the US-Mexico border, 6 p.m., Noni’s, 357 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Monday, March 13

State legislatures the nation over are making strides to deny transgender folks access to public facilities. So, the trans community will occupy the steps and common area of the Georgia State Capitol to make lawmakers understand the necessity of unfettered access to public accommodations at the No One Pees event. Allies are encouraged to show up in support. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30334

Tuesday, March 14

Come out for #TMITuesdays tonight at the Atlanta Eagle, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome internationally-acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the University of Georgia as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. Tóibín will hold public speaking events on and off the UGA campus, as well as participate in more personal interactions with students and faculty during his visit. 1260 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30602

Wednesday, March 15

Atlanta Pride and Out On Film present a screening of the award-winning documentary “Political Animals,” which tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women – a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects – Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg and Christine Kehoe – the film follows four groundbreaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government, Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Thursday, March 16

Emory’s annual Out in Law Networking Night is at 6:00 p.m. in Room G575 of Gambrell Hall. This year, Out in Law will be set up as a speed networking event to encourage conversations between students and attorneys. 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322,

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic and reading series on the third Thursday of every month. This month’s feature is Tori Grace Nichols. Nichols is a rising performance artist, poet, musician, actor, dancer and activist. They identify as a queer, genderqueer, transracial adoptee living with disabilities. Through their work as an educator and organizer, they have been given insight to the multi-layered, multi issue movements of our time, and our great need for healing. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event, with a suggested donation of $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Saturday, March 18

Celebrated Grammy winner Craig Hella Johnson and The UGA Hodgson Singers & Glee Clubs will perform Johnson’s new masterwork, “Considering Matthew Shepard.” Led from the piano by Johnson, “Considering Matthew Shepard” will feature the UGA Hodgson Singers, glee clubs, and an instrumental chamber ensemble. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Actor’s Express opens “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” about an Elvis impersonator who, through a chain of events, turns to drag performing, 8 p.m. tonight, running through April 16, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318,