Community, nightlife and entertainment events for the weekend and beyond

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Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10

The annual Seasons of Love cabaret raises funds for CHRIS Kids, which provides LGBT-inclusive youth services. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, March 10

The Roy G. Biv Project hosts LGBT night at Sips ‘N Strokes, where you can bring your own bottle and appetizers to enjoy while you paint, with help from an experienced artist. 6:30 p.m. at Sips ‘N Strokes, 3019 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

Amy Ray and her band perform a solo show to promote her new album, “Lung of Love.” The Shadowboxers open. 8 p.m. at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, 

Purim Off Ponce — the annual fundraiser for The Rainbow Center, part of Jewish Family & Children’s Services — gets groovy with a 1970s theme. This year’s entertainers include the Mike Veal Band, Dames Aflame, aerialist Sadie Hawkins and the Armorettes. 7:30-11 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306,

The second Saturday of the month is Southern Bears night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

DJ M and Twee host the Secret Party with Traxx Girls at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312,

Frisky Monkey plays at 9 p.m. at Smith’s Olde Bar/The Atlanta Room, 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, March 11

The Atlanta Ducks host their first annual Duck Invitational preseason softball warm-up tournament, followed by a beer bust from 4-8 p.m. at FROGS Cantina. Softball from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Southside Park, 3460 Jonesboro Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30354. For info, search “Atlanta Ducks” on Facebook.

On Sundays, catch the camp drag Armorettes at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Monday, March 12

Mondays are Texas Hold ‘Em at 7:30 p.m. at Woofs, Atlanta’s first gay sports bar. 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Niesha Dupree’s Stars of the Century takes the stage on Mondays at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,