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LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 30 – April 12

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for March 30 – April 12

Come out and join in a day of fun with the Armorettes at the Original Easter Drag Races on Sunday, April 1 at Oscar’s. (File photo)

Friday, March 30

Second Self Beer Company presents: Hot Spot! Expect lots of people, jelly beans and fun spring beers, 5 p.m. – 3 a.m., Noni’s, 357 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/2107234196188661

When Love Takes Over presents “Deeper and Deeper” sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka and The Deep End. Come grab Deep Eddy’s decadent frozen drinks or taste some of the best tacos in town. This fun social gathering is an open invite so feel free to invite a friend, 6 – 9 p.m., 621 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/153198712027102

Saturday, March 31

Field Day is a grown-up version of the most awesome school games from your childhood, with three-legged races, hula-hoops, tug-of-war, dizzy lizzy and plenty of other fun games throughout the day. This event benefits Action Cycling Atlanta, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to ending HIV/AIDS. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Emory SAAC (Student Activity & Academic Center) – Recreation Field, 1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033, www.facebook.com/events/1806968316267363

Atlanta’s outrageously savory and oft-salacious annual event, BaconFest, is back for its 18th annual event. All proceeds benefit Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, 1 – 6 p.m., 569 Ezzard St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/208683503013746

At Spring Time Storytime, Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker will share some of her favorite stories about spring and the change of seasons. Following storytime, children will enjoy a special spring themed craft project, 3 – 4 p.m. Ponce de Leon Branch Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/152808328847302

Didn’t get to enjoy your first prom? Want a re-do? Want to experience prom in an affirming space while listening to amazing live music and seeing great drag performances? Then come out to the Alliance For Sexual and Gender Diversity’s Queer Prom tonight. Midway through the prom will be a pop-up drag show and a live music performance by Jay Americana, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/2048253348728412

Celebrate the Deep South second anniversary on Easter Weekend with Honcho. Acts include George d’ Adhemar, Aaron Clark and Clark Price with an opening set by Vicki Powell, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/342578112812693

Do you remember the old variety shows like “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Muppet Show” or “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour”? Did you always dream of being in the audience and being a part of the show? Atlanta’s all-LGBTQIA+-identifying comedy group, Queeriety, has just the show for you – Girls Just Want to Have Fun. This month’s show will be jam-packed with improvisation, live sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, puppetry and drag performances, complete with all the campy costume changes and set designs you want to see in a fabulous, over-the-top variety show. It also celebrates Women’s History Month. The special guest is Ian Aber, 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., The Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/744627025742764

Sunday, April 1

Join Cowtippers and Ruby Redd today for the one-year anniversary show of the Cowtippers Heifer Review. This heifer-sized show will include all the dancing divas and campy queens showcased the past year. Wear your Easter best in hopes for prizes and giveaways. Easter Brunch starts at 11 a.m. and Smirnoff Easter cocktails flow at 12:30 p.m., 1600 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/176119469681230

Come out and join in a day of fun with the Armorettes at the Original Easter Drag Race. Organizers will have some of your favorite games: Tops & Bottoms, Musical Chairs, Snap Your Weiner, Gang Bang, Easter Egg Hunt and Drag Race, as well as the annual Easter Bonnet Contest. 2 – 10 p.m., Oscars Atlanta, 1510 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/423893001381695

Didn’t get your sweet tooth satisfied on Valentine’s Day? Then get your fix today as Jamie Williams and Sean Karta of Beyond Productions bring you Atlanta’s newest and sweetest Tea Dance, SUGAR. DJ Russ Rich of San Francisco is the special guest. A portion of the proceeds will be going to Jerusalem House, , 5 – 10 p.m., Loca Luna, 550 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306., www.facebook.com/events/153048688731478

Monday, April 2

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, April 3

Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners and community sponsors to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a networking lunch. The event is limited to 20 participants. Please pre-register by emailing harborlunch@maapatl.org, 1820 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,
www.maapatl.org/event-calendar

Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport will be coming to Eddie’s Attic tonight in support of their sophomore album, “Bats.” This deeply personal collection of songs chronicles lead singer Tim Nelson’s journey of coming out as gay and admitting his love for fellow band member Sam (Bolan) Netterfield. The two are now happily engaged. 7 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA, 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Wednesday, April 4

The adorable, gay-themed, filmed-in-Atlanta “Love Simon” is still in area theaters – check it out tonight.

Thursday, April 5

The Atlanta Opera hosts the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s gay-themed opera “Out of Darkness: Two Remain” tonight at Theatrical Outfit at 7:30 p.m., with performances through April 15, The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.atlantaopera.org

Friday, April 6

The beloved “Stomp” returns to town tonight for a two-night gig at the Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. tonight and 2 and 8 p.m. April 7, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Saturday, April 7

Join the 3rd Annual Food Truck festival in Old Fourth Ward Park today. Food trucks from all over the Southeast will be present as well as local bands to enjoy while you’re grazing on the creations from amazing chefs and enjoying fresh cocktails and local beer from one of the six bars. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Atlanta Beltline at historic Old Fourth Ward Skate Park, www.facebook.com/events/926733807491761

Out Front Theatre and Living Room are teaming up to present readings of three powerful plays dealing with HIV/AIDS. Today at 2 p.m. is a reading of “Safe Sex,” 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.outfronttheatre.com

Thaw out from Winter with Abetterbuzz at Woofs and raise money for Lost-n-Found Youth today. Drink up at the beer bust and fill your belly with food, get new t-shirts, tanks and hats and enter raffles for fantastic, furry prizes. 6 – 10 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/410746746022059

Sunday, April 8

The streets of Atlanta will spring to life today as a 4.4-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Lake Claire is opened to people on foot and bike, and closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross). Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, this is the first Atlanta Streets Alive of the year. Join as organizers introduce a brand new route in uncharted territory for open streets via Dekalb Avenue and Decatur Street. This new route will connect 11 Atlanta neighborhoods which include: Downtown, Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Reynoldstown, Candler Park, Edgewood, Lake Claire and Kirkwood. Grab your friends and family and get ready to activate the streets with human-powered amusement, 2 – 6 p.m., www.facebook.com/events/856497387844451

Monday, April 9

Play Texas Hold ‘Em tonight at Friends on Ponce, 8:30 p.m., 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.friendsonponce-atl.com

Tuesday, April 10

Museum of Design Atlanta’s original exhibition, Designing Playful Cities, takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban environments. This exhibition is on view through May 13, 12 – 6 p.m., 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.museumofdesign.org

Wednesday, April 11

WUSSY returns with its monthly campy feature — the 1996 classic “The Birdcage.” All ages are welcome and prizes are awarded for the best looks. 7 – 10 p.m., Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/172307373570899

Get ready to sing along to “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous” and more as Aurora Theatre continues its run of “Mamma Mia!” through April 22, 8 p.m., 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA, 30046, www.auroratheatre.com

Thursday, April 12

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

Join Fiona Zedde tonight at Charis for the debut of “Insatiable Appetites,” the fourth installment in her “How Sweet it is Series” (think “Sex and the City” with lesbians). These hot Miami gals play hard and love harder, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be queer, wild and free. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

UPCOMING

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

Atlanta Leather Pride – Southeast, Black and Blue Events and the Atlanta Eagle are proud to present Atlanta Leather Pride 2018 this weekend with all sorts of contests, cocktails, demos and debauchery, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/185154375419468

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

The 82th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes spring back into the ATL this weekend, with Shawn Mullins performing Saturday night at 9 p.m., Piedmont Park, with the festival opening at noon on Friday, www.facebook.com/events/147670472527483

Friday, April 13

The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off tonight with the racial drama “Blindspotting,” with Pink Peach LGBTQ films in the line-up as well, 7 p.m., Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/622379114775575

Saturday, April 14

The all-women band Antigone Rising plays Eddie’s Attic tonight, 8:30 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA, 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

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