LGBT Best Bets for March 4 – 17

Friday, March 4

Written by out playwright Joe DiPietro, Horizon Theatre’s very funny musical “The Toxic Avenger” runs through March 13, with an 8 p.m. show today,

The Indigo Girls perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m.,
Come out to ONYX’s Hanky Code night, which includes a silent auction, demos, a special appearance by Leatherman of Color 2016 Khalid El Bey and DJ Ron Pullman spinning, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Saturday, March 5

Come to Woofs for a $10 beer bust celebrating manager Aaron Born’s birthday and a new non-smoking policy, 4 – 8 p.m.

Bring a tasty dish and plenty to talk about to the Lesbian 50+ Potluck and Social, 6 – 8 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

The Atlanta Opera opens the classic “The Pirates of Penzance,” 8 p.m., running through March 13, Cobb Energy Centre,

Purim off Ponce is SOJOURN’s (Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity) annual fundraiser. Now in its tenth year, Purim off Ponce has been known as one of Atlanta’s best costume parties, with great drinks, dancing, and of course, drag queens. All proceeds from Purim off Ponce support the important work of SOJOURN. Purim off Ponce 2016 honors the work of Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. In recognition of his longtime support of SOJOURN, Jeff will receive the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award. 8 – 11:59 p.m., Le Fais do-do, 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

DJ Seth Breezy joins Jungle for the Jerseys and Jocks events,

Sunday, March 6

Fabio Campos spins at Xion Atlanta, 3 a.m.,

SCAD FASH, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum celebrating fashion and film, presents “Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken” — the first U.S. exhibition featuring the work of artist, stylist and designer Daniel Lismore — through April 1,

It is Sunday FUNday with GLAAD Atlanta. Join the American Poolplayers Association (APA) as they host GLAAD Atlanta for an afternoon of billiards, booze and entertainment. Besides the eight pool tables, dart boards, poker, board games and arcades the fabulous Calico Deville will perform. Entrance donation is $10 per person to benefit GLAAD, 2- 5 p.m., The Independent,

Monday, March 7

The PFLAG support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people and their parents and family meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Writing the Walls Down: An Evening of LGBTQ Genre-Breaking, explores the physical and metaphorical significance of walls within the LGBT community. What stories do city walls, border walls, prison walls have to tell us? What stories are stuck inside bedroom walls, kitchen walls, and the walls that separate neighbors from each other? How do these walls mirror the ones we learned to build inside our bodies? And what have been the consequences? Over 45 international writers and artists reflect on these questions and more in this groundbreaking anthology. Featuring readings on this night by contributors Vanessa Huang and Alexis Gumbs and co-editor Amir Rabiyah, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Tuesday, March 8

It’s an especially hot night of the week at Blake’s – Latino Tuesday with guest DJs,

Gay rocker and “American Idol” alum Adam Lambert visits the Tabernacle, 8 p.m.,

Politics, sex, religion, loss, and beauty – all of the topics that you can’t talk about over dinner but can at a museum – are open for discussion in “Art AIDS America,” an exhibition that reveals for the first time how the AIDS crisis forever changed American art. Its stop at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art is the only Southern stop on its national tour. Tonight, artists Robert Sherer and Kia LeBeija each give an artist talk discussing their artworks, practices, and how the HIV and AIDS epidemic shaped their creative processes. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,

Join Charis for a special book event in honor of International Women’s Day. “The Strength of My Soul: Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration” is a new anthology featuring twenty-seven women from a variety of races, classes, and backgrounds sharing their greatest joys and their greatest pains. Join editor SharRon Jamison and contributors April VanMansfeild, Ava Cary, Yvette D Bennett, Kim J King, Angelia Henderson, Nicole Beth and Dr. Carole Hysmith for a wide ranging discussion of the stories that shape our lives. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Wednesday, March 9

The new Cirque du Soleil show, “Kurios,” has opened at Atlantic Station, with an 8 p.m. curtain tonight,

It’s karaoke night at the newly re-opened Cockpit, 465 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Thursday, March 10

Enjoy the Ciao Winter Queer Ride tonight, 7 p.m. with a TBD route,

Join Charis for a celebratory conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, co-editor of “Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines,” an anthology that centers mothers of color and marginalized mothers’ voices in exploring connections between movement work and the work of parenting. “Revolutionary Mothering” argues that the challenges faced by movements working for anti-violence, anti-imperialist, and queer liberation, as well as racial, economic, reproductive, gender, and food justice are the same challenges that marginalized mothers face every day. Alexis will read selections from the anthology and lead us in a community discussion about mothering, parenting, and the revolutionary movements we are all a part of. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Aurora Theatre opens Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” with a performance tonight at 8 p.m., running through April 17,

The Pretty Girl Hideout Thursdays is tonight, hosted by Mook Dahost, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Friday, March 11 – 13

Shake the rust off your racquets, come out of hibernation, and kick off the 2016 tennis season in style. Come join ATTA (Atlanta Team Tennis Association) for the 2016 Hooch Doubles Classic. This tournament serves as the organization’s club championships. Sharon Lester Tennis Center, 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Friday, March 11

Hillary Clinton is one of the most divisive political figures in recent American memory. The arguments over whether she is a feminist and if so, what kind of feminist she is are legion. As we move further into the 2016 electoral process, join Charis in welcoming a few of the contributors and the editor of the new book “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox.” Editor Joanne Bamberger and contributors Jennifer Hall Lee, and Lezlie Bishop will read selections from their essays and answer questions. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Now in its sixth year, pb&j Gallery hosts “Body and Soul,” which celebrates the male nude form. Artists involved include videographer Drew Davis, presenting an erotic video short, and award-winning photographers Bob Burkhardt and Trevor Green. The show will be on display through March 18.

DJ Tron spins at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

The dancing boys of BJ’s come out at 9 p.m., BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Saturday, March 12

Pull out those flannels, union suits, skull caps, squeeze into your signature tight jeans and expect a hot log jam full of furry chests and faces, hot daddies, bears and their cubs at Manshaft, with DJ Neon the Glowgobear spinning at 9 p.m. and then DJ Diablo Rojo taking over, Heretic,

The Southern Bears monthly meeting and bar night is tonight, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Sunday, March 13

Wake up and make joyful noise with the Sisters of Sequin – Bubba D. Licious and Justice Counce – at Gospel Brunch, Lips Atlanta,

The Armorettes light up The Hideaway tonight, beginning at 8:30 p.m.,

Monday, March 14

The long-running Stars of the Century drag show is tonight at Jungle, with doors opening at 10:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, March 15

Join host Ken for Let’s Make a Deal from 6 – 10 p.m. at Friends on Ponce,

Art It Out Therapy Center is now offering an Expressive Art Therapy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tuesdays. Through art, the group will explore self-identity, coping with stress, intimate and parental relationships, and coming out. 7 p.m., 255 Village Parkway (in Paper Mill Village), Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30067

Wednesday, March 16

Get your best Tina Turner impression on at the Humpday Karaoke competition, hosted by Angelica and Malibu, 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Thursday, March 17

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Builder Luncheon is Hosted by Chip Ivie and Chris Torrens on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. The event is limited to 14 respondents. Henry’s Midtown,

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series on the third Thursday of every month. March’s feature is Tawny Powell. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

My Sister’s Room hosts a Game Night/Beer Pong every Thursday night,


Saturday, March 19

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a double feature game today, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

A benefit for Pride School of Atlanta is tonight. Various youth and folk artists will be donating art to be sold/traded for donations. Food and drinks, including adult beverages, will be available, 7:30 p.m., Kavarna, 707 E Lake Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30030