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Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for April 3 - April 16

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Easter Day means the Ar­morettes an­nual drag race at the Hide­away. Love is in the air, flow­ers are bloom­ing, and queens all over At­lanta are pre­pared to show off their best Easter bon­net! This is an of­fi­cial Ar­morettes fundraiser. The fun all starts at 2 p.m. with sign-ups for the games start­ing at 3 p.m.,­lantahide­ (File photo)


Strike! The Dixie In­vi­ta­tional Bowl­ing

Tour­na­ment brings hun­dreds to town for the four-day sport­ing event, www.dix­


Hairy men of all kind will be at

Oz Camp­ground as the Bear Ne­ces­si­ties week­end event gets un­der­way, www.oz­camp­


“Mar­cus; or the Se­cret of Sweet,” writ­ten by award-win­ning play­wright Tarell Alvin McCraney, star­ring a gay lead char­ac­ter, con­tin­ues its run through April 26, with an 8 o’clock per­for­mance tonight, Ac­tor’s Ex­press,­tor­sex­

The Traxx Ladies Lounge 2.0 Fri­days event is ev­ery Fri­day at 9 p.m., fea­tur­ing ro­tat­ing en­ter­tain­ers/DJs/hosts, with a dance party and show un­til 3 a.m., My Sis­ter’s



At­lanta Pride hosts Chair Yoga as a fundraiser, $5, 9 – 10 a.m., Phillip Rush

Cen­ter, www.rush­cen­ter­ The Hu­man Rights Cam­paign and Jun­gle At­lanta present Her HRC 2015,

fea­tur­ing a battle of the DJs be­tween DJ Can­vas, DJ Ree De La Vega, DJ Sed, and DJ She­jay Liz Owen. With danc­ing and a spe­cial VIP per­for­mance by lo­cal co­me­di­ans Lace Larrabee and Dulcé

Sloan. VIP doors open at 4:15 p.m. and the VIP com­edy show starts at 5:15 p.m., gen­eral ad­mis­sion is at 5:45 p.m. with the con­test be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. Tick­ets avail­able at­lanta The Les­bian 50+ Potluck and So­cial com­bines great food and great com­pany. At­ten­dees are asked to bring a cov­ered dish and their own bev­er­age. 6 – 8 p.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter, www.rush­cen­ter­ The Gen­tle­men’s Foun­da­tion hosts a wine tast­ing fundraiser at Sher­lock’s

Wine Mer­chant in De­catur, fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by Co­ri­ol­ogy, a por­tion of the funds will ben­e­fit 4US Sports, an or­ga­ni­za­tion help­ing LGBT ath­letes, from 7-9 p.m., tick­ets avail­able at www.the­gentle­mensfoun­da­ The At­lanta Opera presents the clas­sic “The Mar­riage of Fi­garo” tonight through April 12, with a per­for­mance tonight at 8, Cobb En­ergy Per­for­mance Arts Cen­tre, www.cobben­er­gy­cen­ The At­lanta Ea­gle hosts Bar+Code “What Code is Your Mode” night

with DJ Eric spin­ning the beats, 10 p.m.,­lantaea­

DJ Deanne re­turns to Jun­gle At­lanta, with a dance party be­gin­ning at 10:30 p.m., www.jun­


Late night partiers can dance to the tunes of

DJ Ana Paula, 3 a.m., Xion At­lanta,­i­o­capro­duc­


Mon­day Min­gle at Blake’s is an op­por­tu­nity to net­work, with a free buf­fet and prizes, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., www.blakeson­thep­arkat­ Trans and Friends: a Project of the

Fem­i­nist Outlawz is a youth fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. This is a project of the Fem­i­nist Outlawz. This event is co-spon­sored by Charis Cir­cle’s Strong Fam­i­lies, Whole Chil­dren Pro­gram. There is no sug­gested do­na­tion for youth par­tic­i­pants of this pro­gram but adults and al­lies may make a do­na­tion. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, www.charis­book­sand­ The PFLAG At­lanta sup­port group

meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Uni

ver­sal­ist Uni­tar­ian,


Nina MacLaugh­lin reads from “Ham­mer Head: The Mak­ing of a Car­pen­ter,” a pas­sion­ate book full of sweat, swear­ing, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of find­ing real mean­ing in work and life. This is a


The gay-themed ‘An Hon­est Liar,’ about ma­gi­cian James Randi, opens at the Mid­town Art Cinema,­mark­the­ (Photo via Face­book)

Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter

Event. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­ An­gel­ica D’Paige is the em­cee for Dra­geoke at Burkhart’s at 10:30 p.m.,


The Icarus Project At­lanta, a lo­cal sup­port net­work and me­dia project by and for peo­ple who ex­pe­ri­ence the world in ways that are of­ten di­ag­nosed as men­tal ill­ness, hosts its monthly meet­ing tonight. This event is spon­sored by Charis Cir­cle’s Ur­ban Sus­tain­abil­ity and Well­ness Pro­gram. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books, www. charis­book­sand­

Drag Wars is a weekly open battle for all drag per­form­ers: ex­pe­ri­enced, first timers, queens and kings are all el­i­gi­ble to come to fight it out! Sign up is ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 8 – 8:30 p.m. with the battle at 9 p.m.,

Jun­gle At­lanta, www.jun­


SAGE At­lanta hosts its So­cial Hour at 10 a.m. fol­lowed by a gen­eral meet­ing at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter, www.rush­cen­ter­ Join Jerusalem House for the sixth

an­nual The Stars Party & Si­lent Auc­tion, a cock­tail party & fundrais­ing auc­tion. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by

The Will Scruggs Band and food by Steel Restau­rant & Lounge At­lanta, Soiree Cater­ing and Events, Strip at At­lantic Sta­tion, and Bridge Cater­ing. Star cock­tails are pro­vided by Tito’s, from 6 – 9 p.m., www.jerusalem­ The HRC At­lanta Din­ner & Auc­tion Com­mit­tee is team­ing up with its Membership Out­reach Com­mit­tee to put

on a pre-din­ner re­cep­tion at the W Ho­tel in Mid­town. En­joy some drinks, free ap­pe­tiz­ers, com­pli­men­tary valet park­ing and great con­ver­sa­tions from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the W’s main bar, The Living Room. www.wat­lantamid­ Charis wel­comes lo­cal au­thor El­lie Collins to cel­e­brate the pub­li­ca­tion of “Em­pire Val­ley: The Ar­rival,” the first book in her new se­ries. Af­ter the gov­ern­ment is forced to ac­cept the ex­is­tence of su­per­nat­u­ral crea­tures, they are rounded up, im­pris­oned and shipped off to an is­land to live out the rest of their days, for­bid­den to leave or to ever have con­tact with hu­man­ity again. This is a Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter Lit­er­ary Event. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charsi­book­sand­

Char­lene, Suzanne and all the Su­gar­bak­ers are part of “Designing Women #9,” open­ing at On­stage At­lanta tonight and run­ning through April 19, show­time at 8 p.m., www.on­stageat­

FRI­DAY, APRIL 10 – 12 At­lanta Leather Pride 2015 is this

week­end, with the crown­ing of Mr. and Ms. At­lanta Ea­gle, the Mr. Southeast

Rub­ber con­tests and more, At­lanta Ea­gle,­lantaleather­

FRI­DAY, APRIL 10 – 12 Over a mil­lion peo­ple will visit Pied­mont Park this week­end for the an­nual Dog

wood Fes­ti­val,­


Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in At­lanta, while the Other Girls will leave you gasp­ing with laugh­ter and sur­prise. Ad­mis­sion is $5, Jun­gle, 10 p.m., Jun­gle

At­lanta, www.jun­

SATUR­DAY, APRIL 11 The Out­worlders Spring Pic­nic is to­day with the in­fa­mous Iron Chef com­pe­ti­tion, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

Brook Run Park and Play­ground,

4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dun­woody, GA 30338, www.face­ events/1645537019007674

Out direc­tor Brian Clow­dus’ “Man of La

Man­cha” closes tonight at 8 p.m., www. seren­be­play­

Join At­lanta Pride for Sips-N-Strokes Pride Night, a night of paint­ing and awe­some giveaways. Bring snacks and drinks of your choice and plenty of money for raf­fle and auc­tion items! Please reg­is­ter by con­tact­ing Sips-N-Strokes Toco Hills di­rectly at 404-901-1099. The event is from 6:30 – 9 p.m., www.sip­

SUN­DAY, APRIL 12 Wake up and make joy­ful noise at Gospel

Brunch, with the Sis­ters of Se­quin, hosted by Bubba D. Li­cious and Jus­tice

Counce, with brunch seat­ing at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 1:30 p.m., Lips

At­lanta, www.lip­

MON­DAY, APRIL 13 The Peaches Ripe Suc­cu­lente & Ready to Host Trivia starts at 10 p.m., Blake’s, www.blakeson­thep­arkat­

TUES­DAY, APRIL 14 For­mer Con­gress­man Bar­ney Frank of Mas­sachusetts reads from, dis­cusses and signs copies of his new book, “Frank: A Life in Pol­i­tics from the Great So­ci­ety to Same-Sex Mar­riage,” at the Carter

Cen­ter. Tick­ets are $30 and in­cludes a book, while cou­ples tick­ets are $40 and also in­cludes one book. Tick­ets may be pur­chased at A Cap­pella Books in In­man Park or at www.brown­pa­pertick­ event/1362541. The evening be­gins at 7 p.m.,acap­pella­


THURS­DAY, APRIL 16 An Evening with David Sedaris cel­e­brates the pa­per­back re­lease of the nov­el­ist’s popular “Let’s Ex­plore Di­a­betes with Owls,” tonight at 7:30 p.m.,

Fox Theatre, www.foxthe­ The King of Thrones Drag Show,

hosted by Niko Gi­a­vanni, is tonight, with a $5 cover all night, $5 Smirnoff drinks, $5.99 wing bas­kets and $2 tacos, My Sis­ter’s Room,­sis­ter­ B–15! Ruby Redd hosts Bird­cage Bingo at 8:30 p.m., and it’s free to play, The

Hide­away,­lantahide­ Dar­lene Ma­jew­ski hosts Hump­day Karaoke at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

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