LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 2 – 15

The Cobb Energy Centre hosts An Evening with Audra McDonald: Songs from the American Music Theater on Saturday, March 3. (Publicity photo)

Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4

Don’t miss the Georgia Tiny House Fest this weekend, 12 – 5 p.m., Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228, www.facebook.com/events/131495984211130

Friday, March 2

Theatrical Outfit has opened Topher Payne’s award-winning play “Perfect Arrangement,” 8 p.m. tonight running through March 18, and Gay for Plays hosts a special night out with a pre-show event with Payne at 6 p.m., The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/1424397024338286.

Saturday, March 3

Get your friends together and come crawl along the Atlanta BeltLine Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Spring Edition. Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with food and drink specials at each participating location. 12 – 4 p.m., www.facebook.com/events/1591689914234016

Atlanta Prime Timers meets today at 3 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

Atlanta United fans, come to the Away Game Viewing Party: Atlanta v. Houston. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. so get there early, grab a drink, find your table and mingle before the game starts, Woofs on Piedmont, 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1583179775114295

All transgender and non-binary people, along with allies and loved ones, are invited to attend the TransDecatur support group meeting, from 4 – 6 p.m., Decatur First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/155991038374330/

Atlanta OutWorlders present Game Night, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., www.facebook.com/events/645079518949128

Now in its eighth year, pb&j gallery presents Body&Soul. This exhibition celebrates the nude male form at its most compelling. This year, in addition to the latest work from photographers Bob Burkhardt, Trevor Green and Bart Thomas, there are drawings by Alexander Clark. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 7 – 10 p.m., 35 Howard St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30317, www.facebook.com/events/2104847529744306

Purim Off Ponce 2018 will honor Judy Marx and Billy Planer, who each will receive the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award for their professional and personal efforts toward building loving communities where LGBTQ people feel welcomed, listened to and safe. Entertainment will include aerialist Sadie Hawkins and drag performer Jaye Lish. All proceeds from Purim Off Ponce support the important education and training at the heart of Sojourn: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity, 7:30 – 11 p.m., The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/316044262132771

The Cobb Energy Centre hosts An Evening with Audra McDonald: Songs from the American Music Theater. VIP tickets include a pre-show reception and a short post-show meet-and-greet. 8 p.m., 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.facebook.com/events/209730219592561

Join “The Lesbian Lounge Lizard,” comic Julie Wheeler, direct from Provincetown for a night of music and comedy, 8 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/1584926231589211

Sunday, March 4

My Sister’s Room hosts a beer bust benefiting Southern Fried Queer Pride, with $10 bottomless cups until the kegs runs dry. Then stay later for Tossed Salad at MSR, 5 – 8 p.m., 66 12th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/546025135767383

“Call Me By Your Name” and other LGBTQ titles contend at the Academy Awards tonight, 8 p.m. ABC

Monday, March 5

The HRC Atlanta Gala & Auction Pre-Dinner Reception: Table Selection is tonight, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/314487345734645

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,
www.charisbooksandmore.com

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org

Tuesday, March 6

Learn more about volunteering with Atlanta Pride tonight at Joe’s on Juniper. RSVP to Kimble@atlantapride.org if you are interested in attending, 7 – 8:30 p.m., 1049 Juniper St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/104276260395153

Wednesday, March 7

Be brave and attend Underwear Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Thursday, March 8

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

On International Women’s Day, join Charis Books and More in celebrating the Atlanta release of Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ “M Archive.” Following the innovative collection of “Spill,” “M Archive” – the second book in a planned experimental triptych – is a series of poetic affairs that speculatively documents the persistence of black life following a worldwide cataclysm, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,
www.charisbooksandmore.com

Out Front Theatre Company opens “Buyer & Cellar” tonight. It’s the story of a struggling actor in L.A. who takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar, running through March 25, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.outfronttheatre.com

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, www.actorsexpress.com

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, www.facebook.com/events/1905050083140616

“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, www.facebook.com/events/505373559829606

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, www.facebook.com/events/174698759925393

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, www.facebook.com/events/2029627083941831

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, https://www.facebook.com/events/103978620402063

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, www.facebook.com/events/1994935514089720

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, www.facebook.com/events/156483185151505

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,” a 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, www.facebook.com/events/151605988886107

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, www.facebook.com/events/146453332693417

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, www.landmarktheatres.com

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, www.facebook.com/events/2016412188632085

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, www.facebook.com/events/146161652729698

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, www.facebook.com/events/2067597076589223

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, www.facebook.com/events/392153021247425

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, www.facebook.com/events/435465396856618

UPCOMING

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, www.facebook.com/events/409797879475337

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