Come on, springtime! Catch the spirit as activities and special events peek through the winter thaw to show you a good time. LGBT Atlanta events make good use of your well-earned weekend.
Friday, March 18
Powder Room with Miss Fame (top photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” queen appears to serve face to the people at Wussy’s femme-positive, semi-regular party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
And Justice For All concert combines the voices of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and its sister Atlanta Womens Chorus. Songs fit the equality theme @ Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 8 p.m. Two Saturday shows as well.
DickLit: Exposing the Modern Inbox. Dramatic readings and interpretive performances of actual crass messages people get on social media and dating sites @ Mammal Gallery, 8 p.m.
Boys Room. Come smoke with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil: Kurios. The latest cirque show hits town with a steampunk “cabinet of curiosities” @ Atlantic Station, 8 p.m. Runs through May 8.
“Into the Woods.” You like musicals. This is one of the best. A local production of the classic runs through April 17 at Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m.
Titleholder Takedown. The last bar night for the reigning Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle before next month’s 2016 contest and crowning. Make it a good one @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m
Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 p.m.
Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 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.
Friday Night Dance Party. Another weekly way to kick off your weekend just hit 10th Street. See what you can get into @ G’s, 10 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.
Chaparral Night turns up the volume on its weekly gay Latin party with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Saturday, March 19
NFFLA Flag Football pits the gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta in their weekly gay jock showdown @ Silverbacks Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Then hit the 7th Annual NFFLA Margarita Bust (bottom photo) to soak up the sun and down the green stuff @ Zocalo, 4 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 nighttime shenanigans, 9 p.m.
And Justice For All Concert combines the voices of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and its sister Atlanta Womens Chorus. Songs fit the equality theme @ Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Dixie Does Drag Variety Show. The LGBT bowlers of the Dixie Invitational raise funds by donning dresses @ Jungle, 7 p.m.
Black America Pageant. Drag glamour served with an all-weekend twist. See who snatches the crowns for Jr. and Jr. Miss @ Club 708 Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. More title contests continue Sunday.
Armorettes LNF Show. The monthly show from camp dragsters for various LGBT charities. Get in on the fun @ Heretic, 8 p.m.
Dumb Dumb Dumb! The third alternaqueer Dumb Party lands with DJs Vicki Powell, Robert Ansley and host-mastermind King Atlas @ Felix’s, 9 p.m.
DJ Joe Gauthreaux (second photo). How does this spinmeister stay so sexy and ageless through all these years? Ask him during his welcome-back dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Synergy 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.
Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a show to supplement its weekly womyn ways in a new Midtown location @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
DJ Martin Fry All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Saturday never really ends @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, March 20
Hotlanta Softball League Opening Day pits the teams of gay pitchers and catchers against each other @ Johnson Park, Conyers, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Don’t miss the Opening Day Beer Bust with Oscars Sting @ Oscar’s, 3 p.m.
Bubbles & Biscuits. A champagne reception brings gay politicos together with LGBT elected officials like Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (bottom photo) to hear “next step” plans from Victory Fund @ Wimbish House, 1 p.m.
AV200 Beer Bust. The riders of the AIDS Vaccine 200 pour bottomless brew for the cause @ Frog’s, 3 p.m.
Spring T Bear Bust wraps your weekend just the way you like it, with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight
High Energy & Super Sunday. Get to gettin' with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Super Sunday drag show with Evah Destruction, Nichelle Paris, Shawnna Brooks and Raquell [email protected] Blake's, 8 p.m.
Pride School Benefit. Live bands and visual artists, food, drinks and more benefit Atlanta’s proposed LGBT K-12 school @ Kavarna, Decatur, 7:30 p.m.
Black America Pageants. Drag glamour served with an all-weekend twist. See who snatches the crowns for Mr., Miss and Plus @ Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against AIDS are back doing 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, 9:30 p.m.