LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for the weekend

Friday, March 20-Sunday, March 29

The Atlanta Film Festival screens dozens of films of numerous genres, including an LGBT track, at various venues,

Friday, March 20-22

Ladyfest Atlanta is a weekend of arts, music, politics and more for women and gendernonconformists. Various venues throughout the city,

Friday, March 20

Third Friday Film Series presents, “Dear White People,” with showtime promptly at 7 p.m. Snacks and drinks for sale and donations accepted, but no one will be turned away, First Existentialist Congregation,

The Atlanta Ballet presents the world premiere of its “Camino Real,” based on the Tennessee Williams work, tonight at 8 p.m. and running through March 22, Cobb Energy Centre,

Charis Books & More has recently turned 40, and the Crunk Feminist Collective is turning 5! Come to a house party in Midtown to benefit both of these Atlanta-based feminist institutions that you know and love! Entrance fee: $5-$40 (no one turned away, no amount too high). The goal is to raise $1,000. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available. Parking note: The house is on Myrtle St near 9th St, which is permit-only parking in the evening. Parking south of 8th street does not require a permit, so please park there if you are able. For those who need a shorter walk, please let us know — we do have a limited number of guest permits and an off-street space, 8 p.m., 956 Myrtle St.,

Saturday, March 21

Join Atlanta Freedom Bands for “Heroes and Heroines,” a concert of heroic music honoring heroic people. Artistic Director Dr. Kathleen Nicole Fallin has selected a stirring program with pieces that will move and inspire you. Each selection was composed to honor heroes and heroines in different fields. The show will honor some local heroes as well during the concert, giving you a chance to meet people who make our community better each day through their work and sacrifice. 8 p.m., North Atlanta High School,

Sunday, March 22

Chaka Idris hosts Comedy Improv Nights from 8 – 10 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

Saturday, March 28

Atlanta Pride sponsors “You Can’t Change What We Never Chose,” a discussion on the ex-gay movement and conversion therapy with Sam Brinton and Justin Utley, 10 a.m. – noon. The event is free but donations are welcome. Phillip Rush Center,

Join singer/songwriter Justin Utley and speaker Sam Brinton for a benefit concert to raise money for the Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 and the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. $10 minimum donation, 8 – 10 p.m., My Sister’s Room,

Out actress and Emmy winner Jane Lynch performs at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.,

“Rupaul’s Drag Race” Battle of the Seasons/2015 “Con-drag-ulations” tour is tonight, hosted by Michelle Visage, with appearances by the likes of Sharon Needles, Bianca Del Rio and more, 9 p.m., Center Stage,