Cortez Wright

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 23 – 29

Friday, March 23 – 25

Capitol City Opera Company presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30319

Friday, March 23

Every year, Affinity at Agnes Scott sponsors the drag show A Night in the Cosmos, and the fierce queens on tap tonight include Molly Rimswell, JayBella Banks, Mystery Meat, Dotte Com and Taylor Alxndr, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,

Out Front Theatre Company opens “Buyer & Cellar” tonight. It’s the story of a struggling actor in L.A. who takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar, running through March 25, 8 p.m., 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318,

SPECTRA will feature Atlanta local queer-identified artists with an art opening event tonight. Featured artists include Cameron Lee, Jon Dean, Savana Ogburn, Taylor Alxndr and LaRue Caillet, 8 – 11 p.m., Revelator Coffee Company, 691 14th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Party for Princess, a benefit show and dance party benefiting Princess Charles, revs up at 10 p.m., MSR My Sister’s Room, 66 12th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, March 24

Boundary-pushing stand-up comedian and insult comic Lisa Lampanelli is in town for a set at Center Stage Theater, 7 p.m., 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Atlanta Freedom Bands present the soundtracks of sport, competition and video gaming during “Let the Games Begin!” Taking place during the height of March Madness, this stirring music will transport you from the baseball diamond, around the race track, through mysterious gaming worlds and to the top of Mount Everest. And what sporting music collection would be complete without John Williams’ works from the Olympics? The evening also features the premiere of “Soundtrax,” a new work from resident student composer Connor Sullivan, a junior at Kennesaw State University, composed especially for the concert. 8 p.m., Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Grab a Peter Pan costume and join the fun at the yearly epic party the Neon Neverland Theme Event, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sugar, tea, and a little bit of variety … these are the ingredients used to create Atlanta’s longest-running queer variety show. Come out tonight for SWEET TEA: A Queer Variety Show. The event is hosted by and features a performance by Taylor Alxndr, with special guests Don Crescendo, Michael Cera Palin, Micky Bee, Paege Turner and Xt Venus Valentine. Doors opens at 9 p.m. with a DJ set by DJ Coxino, and the show starts at 10 p.m., The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Sunday, March 25

Get ready to sing along to “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous” and more as Aurora Theatre continues its run of “Mamma Mia!” through April 22, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA, 30046,

Monday, March 26

The Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” – featuring transgender actress Daniela Vega – continues at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse today, various showtimes, 5920 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

Tuesday, March 27 – 28

The AgLanta Conference is a premier urban agriculture conference, organized by Agritecture and hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture innovation, foster community engagement and generate economic development. AgLanta 2018 will challenge this dominant notion of Smart Cities by asking: Can a city really be “smart” without agriculture? 8 a.m., The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, 65 M.L.K. Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Tuesday, March 27

Don’t miss Trans Week: Art Talk with Shoog McDaniel and Cortez Wright, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Troy Moore Library at Georgia State University, Room 2343, 25 Park Place N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Wednesday, March 28

Enjoy Hump Night with host Regina tonight at 8 p.m., Friends Neighborhood Bar, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Thursday, March 29

Amir Rabiyah is a two spirit disabled queer female poet and writing coach and the author of “Prayer for My 17th Chromosome.” Come hear her read from the book tonight at Charis Books and More, 7:30 – 9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Saturday, March 31

Field Day is a grown-up version of the most awesome school games from your childhood, with three-legged races, hula-hoops, tug-of-war, dizzy lizzy and plenty of other fun games throughout the day. The event benefits Action Cycling Atlanta, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to ending HIV/AIDS. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Emory Student Activity & Academic Center – Recreation Field, 1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033,