Community, entertainment and nightlife events for the weekend and beyond

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Thursday, March 22

Brushstrokes hosts its first author signing at Mixx, featuring “party boy blogger” Totally Tyler, author of “Your Boyfriend & Other guys I’ve Kissed.” 7 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,,

Friday, March 23

The Kennesaw State Pride Alliance hosts “Unleash the Queens and Kings,” their fifth annual PALS charity fundraiser drag show. 8 – 11 p.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067,

Ru Paul’s Drag Race season three alum Yara Sofia performs around 10 p.m., at Club Rush, 2715 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Saturday, March 24

Hotlanta Softball’s Atlanta Talons host their third annual beer bust. Enjoy entertainment by Amanda Topp & Company, DJ Joey S, Jell-O shots and raffle prizes. 2 – 7 p.m. at F.R.O.G.S., 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) will be the guest speaker at “Love in Action Sunday” at Decatur United Church of Christ at 11 a.m., 109 Hibernia Ave., Decatur GA 30030,

International Communities United hosts “Bridging the Gap.” 6 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Ladies at Play host Dance 101 with special guest DJ E. Relax with your friends for casual chit-chat in one room, dance to high energy tracks in another. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at 9 Poplar St NW (Formerly the Mark Ultra Lounge), Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comedians Woody, Emmett, Jaz and headliner Keno take the stage for J.O.E Presents Insane Saturday hosted by Julie O. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Heretic makes a day of it, with a Shamrock Shindig 1 p.m. – 6  p.m., a country dance lesson. 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a 3-Legged Cowboy night until midnight, then high energy dance music ‘til close. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Igor Magalhaes juggles the beats for the boys on the dance floor at Jungle. 10 p.m., 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, March 25

It’s opening day for the Hotlanta Softball League, and this year the organization says they’ve got more teams than ever. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Metro Softball Complex, 7301 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30331,