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Best Bets: Mar. 4 – Mar. 17

Thursday, March 3

Grub for Giving is hosted by the East Point Possums drag troupe, with proceeds earmarked for Atlanta Pride and Positive Impact. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Radial Café, 1530 Dekalb Ave.,

Friday, March 4

Del Shores, creator of the gay-favorite TV series “Sordid Lives,” performs his one-man show “Sordid Confessions.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m., performance 8-10 p.m. Following “Sordid Confessions,”

“Dragateria” the new event from Dragnique’s Eve Michaels, gets underway with special guest Chad Michaels. Both at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

“Stomp,” the found-percussion extravaganza, runs through March 6 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Celebrate Mardi Gras with DJay McCracken, beads, coin toss and costumes at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” the award-winning parody of the Peanuts cartoon, delves into issues including drug use, suicide, rebellion and sexual orientation. Runs through March 13 at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318,

“Exit, Pursued by a Bear” is described as “part ‘I Love Lucy,’ part Jacobean revenge tragedy and part feminist power ballad,” and includes a gay key character. Through March 27 at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 6

The Hotlanta Classic Volleyball Tournament brings together gay volleyball teams for two days of competition at Emory University’s Woodruff PE Center, 600 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322,

Saturday, March 5

Join the scrum as the Atlanta Bucks, the city’s gay rugby team, recruits new players at Spring Rugby 101, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Sammye Coan Middle School, 1550 Hosea L.Williams Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317,

Atlanta Prime Timers meet at 3:00 pm at Ponce deLeon Branch Library, Community Room 980, Ponce deLeon Avenue.  APT is a social organization of older men and admirers that promotes educational, cultural, and social activities.  Membership is available to gay/bisexual men of age 21 and older.

The Doug Varone Dancers perform at 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332,

Richy’s Big 40th Birthday Fundraiser benefits Jerusalem House and includes a hunk auction, live auction, and special guest entertainers Mary Edith Pitts, Alicia Kelly and Monica Mitchells. 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Jungle Night Club, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Martin Fry spins, and Xavier Gold performs at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Halfway to Wonder World features DJs Scott Anthony, Sean Mac and Mike Pope to start the countdown to Gay Days in Orlando, which is June 2-6. 9 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,,

Sunday, March 6

“The Church’s Gay Divide: The Bible & Gays” is a five-part seminar series examining biblical passages commonly cited as prohibitions against homosexuality. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306,

LGBT couples and singles are invited to the QuickSilver Gender-Free Contra Dance, 1:30 – 5 p.m. at Life Enrichment Center, 1340 Mcconnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033,

OklaHomo 2011 benefits Devin Liquor’s trip to Oklahoma for a national drag king competition. 9 -11 p.m. at Friends On Ponce, Ponce de Leon Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, March 7

PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Join Bubba D. Licious and the rest of the drag ladies at Dragamundo, which tonight features special guest Eve Michaels from Dragnique. 8 – 11 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324m

Tuesday, March 8

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and Charis celebrates with a reading by Georgia State University Professor Amira Jarmakani from her book “Imagining Arab Womanhood.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Atlanta’s gay sports bar celebrates Mardi Gras with beads and a costume contest. 8-11 p.m. at Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30345,

Enjoy Fat Tuesday with Evolve, a Mardi Gras showtune party with VJ Marco Polo. 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

The Heretic hosts a Mardi Gras party with beads and a coin toss; costumes encouraged. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Wednesday, March 9

Mardi Gras is the theme for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious; the event raises money for PALS, which helps people with HIV and other health conditions keep their pets. 6:45 – 9:45 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Find out the news about Atlanta’s lesbian-owned feminist bookstore at Charis’s Big Announcement Party, and help shape the next phase in Charis’ journey. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Gay Fathers of Atlanta meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Moe’s on Ponce, then hold a support meeting from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Atlanta / Fulton County Public Library, 980 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306,

Thursday, March 10

It’s comedy for a cause at the St Baldrick’s Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research. Comedians take the stage and help benefit Christina Johnson’s efforts to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s before shaving her head March 12 in solidarity with kids with cancer. 8-11 p.m. at Bellissma, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Tabatha Coffey of Bravo’s hit series “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” visits Whiskey Park to sign copies of her book “It’s Not Really About The Hair.” You get to meet Coffey if you buy her book. 9 p.m. at W Hotel – Midtown, 188 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30361; email

New York Times food writer Kim Severson reads from her autobiography, “Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life,” which includes her coming out as a lesbian and struggle with alcoholism. 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Get ready, table captains! It’s time to select your tables as HRC Atlanta hosts a Gala Pre-Dinner Reception to build excitement for the May 14 dinner. 7-9 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Loews Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

At “The Fast and the Fabulous: A Night with the Pink Cadets,” 25 percent of proceeds from fun at Malibu Grand Prix benefit breast cancer with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $25 pass includes go karts, miniature golf, video games and 16 batting cage tokens. 5-9 p.m. at Malibu Grand Prix, 5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, GA 30071.

Miss Gay USofA Dominque Sanchez and other titleholders will perform as the Miss Georgia USofA, At Large and Newcomer Pageants take the stage from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Friday, March 11

It’s opening night for softball for the Decatur Women’s Sports League. Games on Friday evenings through May 20 at Kelly C. Cofer Park, 4259 N. Park Drive, Tucker, Georgia 30084,

Tabatha Coffey signs “It’s Not Really About The Hair” at 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite. This is a VIP line event; tickets are free and given out numerically with purchase of the book. 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Come dressed in your best Zoolander-inspired vagrant, homeless, or crack whore fashion as Bedlam presents “DeReliCte,” with DJ Shane V and a performance by Carly Krantz. 10 p.m. at My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

A new production of the musical “Cabaret,” complete with Eve Michaels, the Armorettes and the Flaming Sugarbaker Sisters as the Kit Kat Girls, opens tonight at Jungle. Performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. through March 26. Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 12

Seasons of Love, the annual variety show benefit for CHRIS Kids, focuses on musical icons and invites attendees to sing along and watch dancers pay homage to Cher, Elvis, Madonna, Brittany, Streisand and many more. 8 p.m. each night at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13

The ChATTAhoochee Doubles Classic (“The Hooch”) is the gay Atlanta Team Tennis Association’s club championship tournament, held each Spring. It features Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles at various levels of competition. Friday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. to March 13 at 11 a.m. with matches at the Dekalb Tennis Center and the Sharon Lester Tennis Center in Piedmont Park. Register by March 5.

Saturday, March 12

The gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta launches its spring season with games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Candler Park, then follows with NFFLA Team bowling night from 6-9 p.m. at Midtown Bowl, 1936 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324,

Lesbian blues-rocker Michelle Malone returns to Atlanta for two shows. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

“Idol” alum Melinda Doolittle performs at 8 p.m. at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332,

Purim Off Ponce, the annual benefit for the Rainbow Center, features an Egyptian theme: “Let My People Come Out!” Entertainment includes costume contest and prformances by the Armorettes and trapeze artists. 7:30 – 11 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306,

The Southern Bears hold a monthly meeting at Amsterdam Atlanta (502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306) followed by Southern Bears Night at the Atlanta Eagle (306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308),

Expect a very gay observance of the 230th anniversary of finding the planet between Saturn and Neptune with the “Re-Discover Uranus Celebration,” featuring DJs 5 Hour Boner and Sam Rothstein. 9 p.m. at Mary ‘s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Chandler Bearden, Mr. Atlanta Eagle 2010, hosts Men of Leather, featuring the Mr. Atlanta Kinkster competition and DJ Eddie Baez. 9 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, March 13

Papi’s Brunch at Las Margaritas includes DJ Karlitos playing your favorite beats. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Monday, March 14

Writing With Intent is open to writers of fiction and creative non-fiction; group offers motivational exercises, constructive criticism and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Tuesday, March 15

Barry Brandon’s band Stiletto Effect performs with Eryn Woods at EastSide Lounge, 485 Flat Shoals Rd, Atlanta, GA 30310

Thursday, March 17

It will be one singular sensation as “A Chorus Line” opens tonight and plays through March 20 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339,

MEGA Family Project’s Coming Out Support Group, a free service for adults, meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the MEGA Family Project office space at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307. The same night at the same time is the group’s “Waiting for the Stork” Prospective Parent Meet Up.

Cliterati Open No-Mic features spoken word on the third Thursday of every month. Hosted by Karen G and Theresa Davis, this month’s special guest is Dylan Rocket. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Get your green beer as Woof’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. 2-5 p.m. at Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30345,

Friday, March 18

The incomparable Cloris Leachman brings her one woman show to Atlanta. 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305,