Even when the temps aren’t cooperating, spring is in the LGBT Atlanta air when gay sports leagues, niche exhibits and queer plays start piling up. See what you can get into this weekend.
Friday, March 2
Coach (top photo). Sports edition brings out the gay jocks to DILF’s latest so-masc underwear dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Gear Two.Oh! Brian McCall’s second in a series of photographs get the reception treatment @ Barking Leather, 6 p.m.
“Perfect Arrangement.” Topher Payne’s play about a gay male and a lesbian couple in the 50s hiding in plain sight as two straight couples takes its bow @ Theatrical Outfit, 8 p.m. Runs through March 18.
Friday Night Lights. Sports on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.
Hot Mic Comedy Showcase. Queer comic Ian Aber’s Hot Mic Comedy together with Urban Tree presents this showcase with hilarious closer Gilbert Lawand @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.
DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Uncut Friday. Alissah Brooks works the crowd with Latino go-go boys on Latin Night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m.
Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and a pretty new drag show @ Ten, 10 p.m.
Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 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.
Saturday, March 3
Purim Off Ponce (middle photo). The queer-founded SOJOURN – Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity – hosts its annual costume ball with this year’s ‘Fairytales’ theme @ The Temple, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Pride Membership Meeting. The community is always invited to this monthly organizing gathering about the October festival @ Rush Center, 10 a.m.
#GirlScoutCookieDaydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Jersey Party. Kick off Hotlanta Softball League season with players in this season’s shirts, a spirit stick cheer competition, and bottomless beers @ Heretic, 3 p.m.
Atlanta United Viewing Party. All Stripes members, the local gay fans of ATL’s pro soccer club, gather to watch an away game against Houston @ Woofs, 3 p.m.
NFFLA Team Reveal Party.The gridiron gays of National Flag Football League of Atlanta starts up their season by hookingup coaches and teams over food and drinks @ The Deep End, 6:30 p.m.
Body & Soul. Celebrate the opening of the annual queer-run and queer-inclusive art show featuring gorgeous studies of the human form @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.
Audra McDonald. The Broadway legend serves songs from her most famous roles and solo recordings @ Cobb Energy PAC, 8 p.m.
Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.
Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love in a new home @ Ten, 9 p.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear + Ms. Atlanta Eagle Cigar Night kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Heyday. The ‘80s dance party for absolutely every f-in body @ The Basement, 10 p.m.
Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 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.
Sunday, March 4
‘Wild’ Softball Tournament (bottom photo). The Atlanta Wild team hosts a day of games for C & D Division Hotlanta Softball League players who can’t wait to start playing @ Johnson Park, Conyers, all day.
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.
Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Academy Awards Watch Party. Out on Film hosts a big gay fete in Buckhead, as do all your favorite Midtown bars @ ABC, 7 p.m.
Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows, now in a new home bar @ Oscar's, 8 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.