In like a lion, the month roars onto the LGBT Atlanta events scene. March may be just getting started, but it hits the ground running to keep you busy with soirees, sports and socials.
Friday, March 3
Alan Cumming (top photo). The triple-threat queer dynamo hits the stage on his latest tour “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” @ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.
The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m. Stick around. It’s Fuego Friday with DJ Isi’s Latin beats and spotlight performances, 11 p.m.
Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club does what they do best with DJ beats as their soundtrack @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Pump gets your weekend started with its man-on-man magic @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.
Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Saturday, March 4
ManShaft: Lumberjack Edition (middle photo). DJ Diablo Rojo returns with his quarterly party celebrating male archetypes. This time, it’s flannel and plaid and you all over @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Dress for it, because it’s frigging epic. Even legendary.
HSL Jersey Party. The gay Hotlanta Softball League passes out its 2017 jerseys in advance of the season kickoff during this beer bust celebration @ Heretic, 3 p.m.
#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 10 p.m.
Legislative Update Social. LGBT state legislators Park Cannon and Sam Park host this gay patio cocktailer for your rights-fighting pleasure @ Joe’s on Juniper, 6 p.m.
NFFLA Opening Party. Before they play on the gridiron, National Flag Football League of Atlanta has to play off the field @ Jungle, 6 p.m.
Body & Soul. Celebrate the reception for this annual celebration of photography that celebrates the male body. Celebrate good times, come on @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.
DJ Rob Moore kicks it into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Fever turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.
Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.
GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
DJ Karlitos All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, March 5
HSL Pre-Season Tournament. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League shake off the rust @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. HSL Pre-Season Margarita Bust (bottom photo) celebrates afterward @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.
Fulcrum. Join the fledgling LGBTQ Support Group for its inaugural meeting with free pizza @ Rush Center, 6 p.m.
Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.
Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.