Bianca Del Rio

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 9 – 15

Friday, March 9 – 10

Actor’s Express will commemorate its anniversary season by presenting a special concert version of the landmark musical “The Harvey Milk Show” starring AE co-founder and former artistic director Chris Coleman, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Friday, March 9

Dance the night away at Women’s Disco Night tonight. Enjoy a special performance by Lisa Van Osch then enjoy old school disco music with DJ Yvonne Monet. Funds raised will go to Women’s Outdoor Network and Lost-n-Found Youth. Doors open at 7 p.m., Avondale Towne Cinema, 106 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002,

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” sensation Bianca Del Rio comes to the ATL for Blame It On Bianca, 8 p.m, Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E.,, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

Saturday, March 10

Raksha is proud to present the Women’s Empowerment Art Show. Celebrate International Women’s Day and honor the struggles and triumphs of women and girls, and support local artists who have created artworks that show their own journeys and experiences. All artwork will be for sale, with artists keeping 100 percent of the profits. Food will be provided by local restaurants, 12 – 4:30 p.m., House of Blended Ink Studios and Gallery, 300 Oakland Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Join authors and activists Balogun Ojetade and Kalonji Jama Changa and artists Flux and Nicola for From the Black Panthers to the Black Panther, a discussion on the impact, importance and need for Creative Resistance and Heroic Black Imagery. Works of creative resistance that feature black heroes and sheroes in fiction, non-fiction and art will be available for sale from vendors. 12 – 4 p.m. 640 W. Community Cafe & Event Space, 640 Evans St., Atlanta, GA 30310,

Get your disco on for homeless pets at AARF’s annual fundraiser, AARFstravaganza. Tickets get you drinks, light appetizers, a chance to bid on great silent auction prizes and a show by the fabulous Armorettes, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Fort Troff Maneuvers gained legendary status as the dirtiest men-only gear party in the country – and it returns tonight. Countless leathermen and all sorts of guy from across the country will be participating, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Manifest 4U, 2103 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Come out for an amazing night of music and dancing. Deep South + Music Room present Honey Dijon, with opening sets by Vicki Powell and Keiran Neely 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Sunday, March 11

How have lesbian/queer/bisexual/same-gender-loving/dyke-identified women in Atlanta built community throughout our histories? What worked in the past? What would you want to see in the future? Join Atlanta Pride Committee, Charis Books and More and Rotten Peaches for “Then & Now: Queer and Lesbian Women in Atlanta,” an intergenerational community discussion and brainstorming session on building more fulfilling and exciting lesbian and queer women’s public spaces. 6 p.m. 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The second Sunday of the month means the New Faces competition at Friends Neighborhood Bar, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Monday, March 12

The highly-acclaimed, Oscar nominated “A Fantastic Woman” – featuring transgender actress Daniela Vega – continues at the Midtown Art Cinema today, various showtimes, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Tuesday, March 13

Ever wanted to learn how to make a zine? Do you know the history behind zines? Come out to How To: Make a Zine, a workshop series organized by Southern Fried Queer Pride. SFQP How To is a monthly workshop series equipping the public with artistic know-how, skills and more, featuring insight and wisdom from zine maker and multi-media artist Sharah Hutson, 6 – 8:30 p.m., The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St., Atlanta, GA 30310,

Lucky Charms Drag Queen Bingo is dragishly D. Licious.  Hosted by PALS Atlanta, the event features camp, fun and – of course – lots o’ bingo and drag, including Bubba Dee, 7:30 p.m., Lips – Atlanta, 3011 Buford Highway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329,

Wednesday, March 14

In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, Sonya Renee Taylor examines the intersection of radical self-love and social justice in “The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.” This book identifies the correlation between systems of oppression and our relationships to our bodies. Taylor will read from the book tonight, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

WUSSY magazine presents “Spice World” tonight. Prizes will be awarded for the best Spice Girls look, 8 and 10 p.m., Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Thursday, March 15

Come meet Rainbros Coach Mark Buhrke, Rainbros’ featured quarterly meeting speaker, who will work with you on ways to explore, discover and learn about your own spiritual path. 7 – 8 p.m., Creative Approach Atlanta, 1080 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309,


Friday, March 16

The adorable, LGBTQ-themed “Love, Simon” – shot in Atlanta – opens in area theaters

Saturday, March 17

Break out your festive green britches and shamrock party dresses for the St. Patrick’s Day Swank event. Meet your friends for a cocktail and a dance as the dining room of Henry’s Midtown transforms into a dance floor and the party takes off into the night. DJ FreeCity is also on tap for the night plus free cover, 132 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,