Celebrations, concerts, politics and parties. We’ve narrowed down our list of March events into our Agenda of must-do entertainment.
Compiled by Mike Fleming
Cirque du Soleil: Kurios
A cabinet of curiosities is in store when the big top goes back up at Atlantic Station for the latest acrobatic extravaganza from the creative minds at Cirque du Soleil. Steampunk fantasies come to life with clockworks, gears, and Victorian inspirations flying through the air. Shows run March 3 through May 8 at Atlantic Station. Visit cirquedusoliel.com.
Purim Off Ponce
Drinks, dance and drag queens collide at the annual fundraiser for SOJOURN. Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity celebrates the Purim holiday by welcoming all comers in costume. This year’s event takes on a “Wild” theme, but any costume will be embraced with open arms. Purim Off Ponce takes place March 5 at Le Fais do-do. Visit sojourngsd.org.
The gay rocker with the Elvis hair and dreamy eyes brings his latest show to Atlanta for a one-night-only tour de force performance that fans won’t want to miss. The former “Idol” runner up brings The Original High Tour complete with big-blast production numbers, current songs, as well as favorite hits from his whirlwind career. Lambert plays the Tabernacle on March 8. Visit tabernacleatl.org
The Barbadian beauty hits Atlanta fresh on the heels of her Anti album release. Whether she had you at “Umbrella” or she finally made you “Stay,” superfans are chomping at the bit for this one. All the frustration over her release promises of 2015 are forgiven as she takes the stage for the adoration of her gays – you know, and everybody else. Rihanna plays Phillips Arena on March 9. Check out phillipsarena.com.
And Justice For All
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus holds its first-ever full blown concert with its sisters of Atlanta Women’s Chorus. Collectively known at Voices of Note, a sound 200 voices strong performs songs of equality. The centerpiece work “Libertad” is composed by AGMC conductor Kevin Robison, based on poetry by Walt Whitman. Three performances on March 18-19 take place at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Visit voicesofnote.org.
NFFLA Margarita Bust
Just as their gridiron games get started, National Flag Football League of Atlanta takes a break for one of their signature parties. The margaritas flow with the gay jocks playing host to typically hundreds of fans and supporters. Join the whole gang on the patio and inside at Midtown mainstay Zocalo on March 19.
Get ready for the Broadway smash about a drag queen with a heart of gold who helps save an ailing business with her thigh-high stilletos. When Lola’s takes over Charlie’s shoe factory, together they become the next big thing. Hilarity and musical numbers can ensue beginning March 29 and playing through April 3 at the Fox Theatre. Read our preview in this issue of Goliath, and get tickets and more information at foxtheatre.org
Bubbles & Biscuits
Victory Fund is the national organization that trains and campaigns to get LGBT candidates elected across the country. The local arm of the group throws this champagne reception with noshes to update supporters, hobnob with candidates and elected officials. Help them raise money for their ongoing work on March 20 at Wimbish House.