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Contents 8 A Note from the Editor 10 3 Shots 14 Karmin 20 The Atlanta Ballet 22 Chastain Park Concerts 26 All-Star Divas 28 Betty Who 38 Seen@: 10th & Piedmont 42 Seen@: Jungle 44 Seen@: LGBTQ Equality Breakfast 48 the Scene 50 Bartab 52 Datebook 56 Fairyscopes 58 Favorite Bitch 60 Bitch Session

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On Creative Freedom

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reative freedom’s been on my mind a lot this week. First, there was the release of the Kickstarterfunded Veronica Mars in theaters, some seven years after the show was cancelled. As a major fan of the show during its run (and a Kickstarter contributor, I should note), seeing the creative people behind the series come back to create something that feels organic to the series and still accessible for newcomers felt like a dream come true. It was also, thankfully, a better reboot than, say, Arrested Development’s reboot on Netflix last year. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to Lady Gaga’s keynote address at SXSW. This comes the afternoon after her unhinged performance at SXSW, which included (most notoriously) a vomit-fueled performance of “Swine.” It’s a lengthy discussion about, among other things, artistic freedom and the importance of creativity. That creativity is one of the reasons I love Gaga. With every single, every album, every music video, every concert – that creative drive is just there on display. I’m a big believer in the power of creative people. It’s a major reason I enjoy my job, since part of my job involves promoting artists to our community here in Atlanta, and thanks to the Internet, sometimes much further than our city. Sometimes, that involves artists who are breaking through on a national level – like two artists we interviewed

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for this week’s issue, Karmin and Betty Who. Other times, it involves promoting local talents offering something new and interesting to the art scene, like the Atlanta Ballet’s performance this weekend of Modern Choreographic Voices. All of this to say: if you’re creative, indulge in your creativity. If you’re a fan, support creative talent. Life’s more fun with creativity!

Elijah Sarkesian P.S. In case you haven’t noticed elsewhere, voting for our Men of David contest began earlier this week. It’s all leading up to a major event next month benefiting AID Atlanta, where we hope you join us. Look for the ad in this book for more details!


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his week, we’re catching up with Jungle’s Kyle Randall. A recent college graduate who spends his days interning with advertising agencies, Kyle got his start at Joe’s on Juniper before moving over to Jungle. Be sure to keep an eye out for him the next time you’re at the popular club. Atlanta, meet Kyle! What’s the most unusual drink request you’ve received? I was asked once for a Bloody Mary but made with Hennessy instead of vodka. Both of those things taste great by themselves, but I can’t image them being very good together. To each their own, though! Can you guess what people are drinking before they even order it? Sometimes. I make it a goal to memorize what my most frequent guests like to drink. When a bartender knows what you want without asking, it can make you feel more at home. I do have the habit of referring to people as their favorite drinks before I get formally introduced. I’ve run into people outside of the bar and been like “Yeah, I remember you! You’re Citron and Sprite, right?” while shaking their hand. I’m terrible with names so drinks sometimes stick better. What’s the worst thing a customer can do? For me, it would have to be a disregard for one’s personal limits when consuming alcohol. I’m here to make sure you’re having a great time and part of that may involve getting tipsy, but keeping you and the people around you safe is one of my top priorities. My biggest piece of advice for people drinking is to know how much you can drink, self-regulate, and switch to water when you’ve gone past that. Don’t drink like a teenager, drink like an adult.

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DAVID ATL ANTA E XCLUSIVE

Karmin Brings New Album, Tour to Atlanta BY ELIJAH SARKESIAN

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et’s be honest: between his good looks and her diva-like vocals, the pop duo Karmin seem almost tailor-made for gay audiences. And while Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are engaged to each other, they certainly don’t mind the attention.

After breaking through on YouTube thanks to a series of covers, including Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” Karmin was signed to Epic Records and released their first EP of original material, Hello, back in 2012. With a smash single in “Brokenhearted” and a dance club hit in “Hello,” Karmin spent 2013 putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album, Pulses, which drops March 25.

Amy Heidemann: Yeah, it feels more like a duo, and it’s definitely got a bit more darkness and aggression in there, probably because that’s what we were going through when we were recording it. DA: You touched on this already, but what was different about recording Pulses vs. Hello? You had some success with Hello, so I’m sure the pressure was on to sustain or build upon that momentum. NN: Kind of, yes and no. I feel like this one was more… Hello was kind of a collection of singles, almost. This is more an actual –

David Atlanta spoke with Amy and Nick recently about the AH: A body of work. making of Pulses, their connection to gay audiences, and what Atlantans can expect when their Pulses Tour comes to NN: – body of work, and I think it says a lot more and represents a lot more. Atlanta on April 12. David Atlanta: What can you tell us about your AH: Yeah. I think, when we were originally signed with Epic new album, Pulses? Records, it was like, everyone was super excited, because there was a lot of hype, and that can be really amazing. It was Nick Noonan: First of all, this is our first actual full-length amazing for us, obviously. It was a jumping-off platform for album. The other release was an EP, Hello, which had us. But it was nice to go in and really just take full creative “Brokenhearted” and everything on it. So this has been a la- control over our sound, and we’re so proud of it, we’re not rebor of love. We’ve been recording for over a year. Sonically, ally worried about outdoing something that we did in the past. and kind of vibe-wise, it was called Pulses because we’re We’re just trying to be as honest as we possibly can. experiencing a little more of real life, not so much, you know, just honeymoon, just having success off of YouTube. So DA: You’ve released a few singles from the album there’s more highs and lows. There are still some party songs, already, and the current one, “I Want It All,” seems but there’s also a darker, edgier feel to the whole album. And like a bit of a departure for you compared to your it has a lot more of both of us, both Amy and me, on it. previous singles. How did the song come about, then get selected as a single? davidatlanta.com // 15


NN: It’s funny – people always say it’s good to get everyone’s opinion, because we don’t really hear it as that different. But some people hear the song, and say, “Oh, that song is so different!” And we’re like, “Oh, I had no idea.” (Laughs)

DA: Karmin has a strong following in the LGBT community. You’ve played at numerous Pride events in the past. Why do you think the LGBT community has connected with Karmin?

We definitely loved that kind of old funk feel – you know, like with the guitar line and all that stuff – and putting modern sounds on that. Obviously, those are all real drums and real guitars; everything’s really being played.

NN: That is a good question. I think it’s because of our performance style, kinda. We really don’t hold anything back. It’s not very safe. I know some people tend to associate radio acts with “safe,” sonically or content-wise, but when you come to a show, it’s very unsafe – very free. Like Amy was saying, in comments we get afterwards, it’s like, “Holy shit, that was a rock show!” We’re running around, and as we were developing our style, we did notice that it was the Pride events and all these other things where we got the most interaction with the audience. We got the most interaction with the stuff where we were kinda just going for it. It was more like a total, all-out energy rock show. And that was very relieving. We were like, “Oh, that’s awesome, because that’s what we naturally do anyway.” So it’s good to have people react to that. And in a way, it helped us develop our style.

AH: And horns! NN: And horns, yes. AH: We wanted horns on a single so bad, since the beginning of time. Nick is an amazing trombone player, and it’s something we’ve just been wanting, so it worked out. We tried to keep the melody super-simple and catchy, which is kind of the Karmin thing to do, but it was a departure from “Acapella,” which was a departure from the previous singles. We definitely want to make sure people are surprised when a Karmin single comes out.

DA: The two of you have been engaged for a while DA: I definitely think this single surprised people a now. Do you plan on making things “official” any little bit. Amy, you tend to rap on so many of your time soon? released songs, so hearing a Karmin song without a rap was a surprise. NN: We do. The problem is, we’ve had plans for a very, very long time, but we still haven’t been able to come to fruition. But AH: Absolutely, yeah. We thought it was appropriate. We were yeah. At this point, it’s just…we’re thinking about the whole like, what is this song about? Well, it’s a greedy song, right? We “run off to Vegas” scenario, but we’ll see. We’re still planning want everything. It’s not just material things. But we thought, why on it. We were hoping to do it at the end of 2013, but it didn’t don’t we put out a single where we’re not necessarily giving them happen. the rap, or whatever, and we’re doing a totally different thing. AH: Yeah. Right now, we’re just domestic partners. (Laughs) DA: What can Atlantans expect on the Pulses Tour? DA: Now, you two are involved both professionally AH: First of all, we love Atlanta. We love coming to perform there. and personally. How do you maintain a healthy relaThe taste in music there is right up our alley. We have that hy- tionship with that kind of dynamic? brid blend of hip-hop and pop music, and there’s definitely some tinges of… Well, there’s a song on the album that has a reggae AH: Well, it is tough. It’s a blessing, but it’s also very difficult. I vibe, and a lot of R&B in my vocal, I think, and… the show goes mean, yesterday, we had to be like, “Okay, have a good day, see pretty hard. I would say it’s worth coming to see us, because a you tomorrow.” You have to have your personal time and space, lot of people think one thing about Karmin – they may know us and it’s difficult when you’re on a tour bus all the time. from our YouTube covers or the radio singles, but the live show is almost like a 90s No Doubt show. There’s a lot of sweating and DA: Is there anything you’d like to add for our readjumping around. It’s very audience-interactive, so I think that’s ers? the best part. And it’s the best way to experience the new album: hearing us play it. We’ve actually designed the album after the NN: The album comes out the 25th, and we can’t wait for you live show. Like, “What would be awesome here? A guitar solo!” guys to hear it. And then, we’re obviously going to come by and That’s what makes the tour special. play the whole thing live for you. DA: You mentioned fans who know you from You- AH: Follow us on Twitter, @karminmusic. We’re always on Tube. When it comes to the set list for the tour, do there, so that’s the best way to keep in touch with us. And we you have any challenges balancing out your original can’t wait to see you guys in April! material with covers? Karmin’s Pulses drops March 25, and the NN: No, yeah. We do actually do a couple of new covers interduo will bring their Pulses Tour to Attwined in the middle of an original song. We’ll just go into “Thrift lanta’s Center Stage Theatre on April 12. Shop” for a minute. But we also still try to do a couple of oldschool Karmin covers.

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or one weekend only, March 21-23, Atlanta Ballet will offer three cutting edge works by a trio of dynamically distinct choreographers at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for its Modern Choreographic Voices production.

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Tara Lee, veteran company dancer and budding choreographer who’ll represent the young, emerging artistic class. Power, precision and stamina are three words that may spring to mind when watching Alexei Ratmansky’s intense, fast-paced Seven Sonatas – a work that has become a hallmark for the Russian dancer-turned-choreographer, who, at 45, has already become an icon in the ballet world. The New York Times has even called him “the most looked-to choreographer in Western ballet” and “the most gifted choreographer specializing in classical ballet today.”

Atlanta Ballet and David Atlanta have partnered to present LGBT Nite Out for the Saturday evening performance of the Company’s Modern Choreographic Voices. For just $50, the Nite Out package includes a specially discounted ticket to the performance as well as entry to the exclusive Nite Out Lounge in the grand tier of the Cobb Energy Centre, one complimentary cocktail and a meet-and-greet with an Atlanta Ballet dancer. Atlanta Ballet dancer Tara Lee will take her artistic range to Nite Out begins at 6:30 pm, with the performance beginning task as she balances the roles of dancer and choreographer, at 8 pm. proving she has the ability to do it all. In addition to the huge undertaking of staging her own world premiere, titled the authors, Modern Choreographic Voices is an evolution of the program Lee, who’s in her 18th season with the Company, will dance in created by Atlanta Ballet in 2010, titled then Ignition: New both Naharin’s Secus and Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas. Choreographic Voices. Over the past four seasons, artistic director John McFall has molded the program into a barometer To round out the MCV bill, Atlanta Ballet will present Ohad of what’s new and exciting in the dance world, presenting new Naharin’s Secus - the Company’s second work with the interworks by up-and-coming artists as well as premieres by mod- nationally heralded choreographer. ern day greats. Naharin, a native of Israel, is a protégé of ballet legend and Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance mother of modern dance Martha Graham. He, himself, is now companies in the country and the official state Ballet of one of the most unique contemporary voices in dance, employGeorgia. Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, ing a movement language – known as “Gaga” - that strips the highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. formality and barriers of traditional dance away in favor of a more organic, sensory dance experience. Atlanta was introA highlight of this year’s performance is a breathtaking duet duced to Naharin and his signature style last season with the with company members Christian Clark and gay company crowd-favorite Minus 16.  member Brandon Nguyen. This special, male pas de deux is Atlanta Ballet’s Modern Choreographic featured in the third piece of the evening, Secus. While there Voices opens Friday, March 21 and runs is no one center of attention in the piece, audience’s eyes will for four performances at the Cobb Energy automatically be drawn to this romantic, athletic, sensual and Performing Arts Centre. To purchase the powerful segment between Clark and Nguyen. Nite Out package (for Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 pm), visit: atlantaballet.com/niteThis season’s production will feature two of ballet’s most out or call 404-892-3303. recognized and well-respected living dance makers – Ohad Naharin and Alexei Ratmansky – joined by Atlanta Ballet’s own

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Music to Our Ears:

Chastain Park Amphitheatre Concert Series Returns This Spring

By Dylan S. Goldman

photo: RUBÉN MARTÍN / RCA Records

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or the last 40 years, Atlanta has been privileged to welcome some of the greatest musicians of all time to the modest – but not meager – stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

Eight-time Grammy nominated American singer Ledisi will jazz it up the following weekend, with opener Robert Glasper Experiment, on Fri., May 9th at 8 p.m. Ledisi’s powerful, Jazz-inspired lyrics will stay with you even after the curtain falls.

Naturally, as it is tucked away in the middle of a Buckhead neighborhood, Chastain is smaller in size than some of Atlanta’s other gargantuan stadiums. But its size and location have ultimately contributed to the uniquely intimate atmosphere that keeps fans pouring though the gates each year.

One of Simon Cowell’s creations, Il Divo is an operatic, multinational, vocal pop group from the United Kingdom that will grace the stage with their melodic vocals on Sat., May 10th at 8 p.m. With beautiful voices to listen to and beautiful bodies to ogle, Il Divo would be a good date for opera-loving, or hot guy-loving, people. Lea Salonga opens.

Live Nation and Chastain have teamed up yet again for another fabulous concert series in 2014. Previous years have featured Singing duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, more commonly known headliners such as Anita Baker, The Temptations, Diana Ross, as simply Hall & Oates, grace the outdoor stage on Sun. June James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper and countless others. 15th at 8 p.m. The pair was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. It’s about time: they only have six number one Keeping in tradition with star-studded line-ups, this year’s con- singles and six platinum albums! cert series brings more of music’s greats, including Eric Clapton, Santana, Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson and Flash back to the 90s when Counting Crows lands in Atlanta Lionel Richie to the stage, for Part A of the two part series. on Sun., June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Expect to hear songs from their new live album “Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow”, but we’re sure Carlos Santana kicks off the series on Sat., April 26 at 8 that Round Here you’ll run into Mr. Jones in his Big Yellow Taxi. p.m. For over 40 years, the Latin guitar god has been haunting Opening for C.C. is Toad the Wet Sprocket, another one of audiences with his soulful, sexy riffs, styling and jams. Santana the more popular bands of the 90’s. would be a perfect date night activity, guaranteeing a sensual evening of music…and maybe more. Last but not least, Lionel Richie wraps up Series A on Mon., July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The next weekend, Live Nation presents American country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson with bluegrass-country The opening act will be The Voice’s own CeeLo Green, who singer-songwriter Alison Krauss & Union Station on always keeps the audience engaged with his unique sound, bold Fri., May 2nd at 7 p.m., with opener The Devil Makes Three. No lyrics and over-the-top wardrobe choices. If you’re looking for a coolers allowed at this performance. romantic evening, say “Hello” to the former Commodore and his timeless ballads. On Sat., May 3rd at 7:30 p.m., living legend Eric Clapton For tickets, visit www.livenation.com/ makes his way to the stage, following opener ZZ Ward. Here’s venues/14450/chastain-park-amphithesomething you may not know about Clapton: The former mematre. ber of Cream is the only person in history who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Try not to miss this one. No coolers allowed at this performance.

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All-Star Divas e admit, it’s a bit of a stereotype that gay divas coming into town over the next few months. So many, men love divas. But it’s pretty true – we in fact, that you may have a hard time narrowing down your love women with powerful voices and mes- choices. Well, we’re here to help! sages. And Atlanta, do we have a slew of Ellie Goulding March 20 • Fox Theatre For British-loving gays who enjoy dance music with an emotional punch.

Megan Hilty May 10 • Cobb Energy Centre For Broadway-loving gays who may or may not miss Smash.

Miley Cyrus March 25 • Philips Arena For gays who love to party – and we mean party – unapologetically.

Cher May 12 • Philips Arena For age-defying gays who know how to survive.

Marsha Ambrosius April 6 • Center Stage Theatre For gays looking for some soul in their divas.

Cyndi Lauper May 12 • Philips Arena For gays who want their wacky divas a little older and calmer.

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Who’s That Girl? It’s Betty Who!

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fter releasing her first EP, The Movement independently a few months ago, Betty Who burst on to the scene with a name to remember and a message to bring. With the help of a young man named Spencer Stout, and his Home Depot marriage proposal to boyfriend Dustin, her song “Somebody Loves You” became a viral chart hit. She has since signed with RCA Records and her second EP, Slow Dancing, comes out April 8. David Atlanta caught up with the singer before she kicks off her tour, which stops here on March 26 at the Masquerade.

By Dylan Michael anyone who watched it and didn’t cry. It’s so sweet and full of love and those boys [Spencer and Dustin Stout] are absolutely amazing. DA: Have you kept in touch with them since? BW: Oh yes! I went to their wedding! I actually sang “Somebody Loves You” while they walked down the aisle. DA: What has been your craziest experience so far?

David Atlanta: How did you get your start? And BW: There are two things that stand out to me, and they’re both where did you get the name “Betty Who”? kind of silly. The first one was when RuPaul tweeted my song and said it was her favorite cardio jam. I’m such a fan of hers, Betty Who: The name actually came around pretty organically. so it was surreal to be recognized by a legend. I had written a song called “Betty Who” a long time ago, and when I was talking about stage names that was the first thing The second one was when I was performing at an event a while that stood out to us, so we just went with it. back. We were all just hanging out, waiting to go on, and I heard someone say “That’s Nick fucking Jonas.” And I lost it. The I went to Berklee College of Music in Boston and that is where 15-year-old girl came out in me! I know it’s dumb, but I’m obI met my friend, and producer, Peter Thomas. And the two of sessed with them. us have been inseparable and writing together since freshmen year. We wrote my entire first EP, The Movement, together. DA: How excited are you to play Atlanta? Time and opportunities have taken me to where I am now. BW: I am actually so excited to play Atlanta. I’ve never been DA: What inspires you when you write songs like here before. I’ve excited to see what the South is all about. I’ve “Somebody Loves You” and your newest single, heard nothing but good things! “Heartbreak Dream”? DA: What’s next for you? BW: I pull inspiration from everywhere. Most of the stories I tell in my songs have come from relationships that I’ve had, and my BW: I’ve been writing for my first full-length album for a while, personal experiences, or they are stories that my friends told and we actually just finished writing. I’m hoping to release that me. Someone once told me that the worst thing you can be as towards the end of the summer. Plus, we have the tour coming an artist, or songwriter, is “fat, married and happy.” Apparently up so make sure you come see that! It’ll be a blast! you have to struggle in order to write good songs. If you have a good boyfriend, or girlfriend, then there’s no material! (Laughs) Find out more from Betty Who in our extended interview, available at davidatDA: How did it feel to be a part of the proposal flash lanta.com. Betty Who makes her Atlanta mob? Did you know they were going to use your debut at the Masquerade on March 26. song in the video? You can follow her on Facebook (/BettyWhoMusic) and Twitter (@BettyWho BW: I didn’t know anything about it. But it was the most amazMusic). ing feeling ever. I watched the video and cried. I don’t know

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Drag Star Veteran on Board to Perform at Augusta Pride

Despite not taking the crown as the next drag superstar, Royale was voted as a fan favorite, receiving the title, Miss Congeniality for the entire season. With multiple local competition wins, and television fame under her belt, Royale plans to continue her passion of performing. “It’s time for me to spread these wings a bit further,” says Royale.

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ne of the Season Four veterans of RuPaul’s Drag With the success of last year’s performer, Chad Michaels—who Race, will make an Augusta debut during the 5th an- also appeared alongside Royale on season four of RPDR—Royale nual Augusta Pride this June. should be insured as big of turnout amongst the Augusta crowd.

Latrice Royale, who was in top five, season 4, and close con- When it comes to Royale’s performances, she believes she offers tender for the first ever All-star season will be on list for per- something more than just a lip sync performance. formers for one of Augusta’s biggest festivals. “What you and your guest are about to encounter is an advenThe Florida native will be one of multiple--still to be an- ture. An adventure that you nor your guest will ever forget,” says nounced--performers to take the stage Friday night, June Royale. 27th during the Beats on Broad outdoor dance party, and after Royale will be joined by a multiple performers, who will be anthe Augusta Pride parade, Saturday June 28th. nounced leading up to the pride festival this June.

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14 Club Eros

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Amsterdam 502 Amsterdam Ave NE

15 Cowtippers

28 Joe's on Juniper

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Atlanta Eagle 306 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

16 The Den

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BJ Roosters 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd

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Blake's 227 10th St NE

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Boy Next Door 1447 Piedmont Ave NE

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Le Buzz 585 Franklin Rd SE Marietta, GA

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Brushstrokes 1510 Piedmont Ave NE

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Lips Atlanta 3011 Buford Hwy NE

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Brushstrokes Pleasures 1510 Piedmont Ave NE

22 G’s Midtown

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Mary's 1287 Glenwood Ave SE

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23 Gravity Fitness

36 Roxx

My Sister's Room 1271 Glenwood Ave SE

11 Bulldogs

24 Henry’s

37 Sam's Hair Salon

Club Rush 2715 Buford Hwy NE

12 Burkhart's

25 Heretic

38 Southern Nights

Sister Louisa’s Church 466 Edgewood Ave SE

13 Campagnolo

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Swinging Richard's 1400 Northside Dr NW

1579 Monroe Dr NE 893 Peachtree St NE 1492 Piedmont Ave NE 980 Piedmont Ave NE

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10th & piedmont Half Price Wine Bottles BLAKE’S Trivia at 11. $$$ prizes BURKHART’S Blue Monday Karaoke with Darlene at 10PM COCKPIT  Big Red Cup All Day, specials EAGLE Music Videos with Scotty FELIX’S  Free Pool FRIENDS Manic Mondays DJ opens - 2 pm G’s Half Price Wine Bottles and Trivia HERETIC Jukebox drag with Knomie Moore HIDEAWAY  $2.50 Domestic Beer JUNGLE Stars of the Century Show 11pm MODEL T Monday Night Madness Free Pool - 10pm - 2am OSCAR’S Service Industry Night with Eric swinging richards Hip-Hop Night, Sponsored by Hennessy 8:30pm

TUESDAY

10th & piedmont Shareable Experience BLAKE’S Karaoke with Sasie Monroe & Suzanne Gleeson @ 11pm BURKHART’S DRAG-EOKE with Angelica D’Paige and Ruby Redd at 10PM club rush “Tipsy Tuesday” 18 & up Open until 4am COCKPIT  80s Party 9pm, specials 5-8pm EAGLE Tuesdays w/ Tony FELIX’S  Smirnoff Martini Night FRIENDS Let’s Make A Deal with Ken 6 pm G’s Industry Night HERETIC 2-Step Tuesday, dance till 11pm HIDEAWAY Trivia with Wil 9 pm las margaritas Cuban Night - $12.95 All You Can Eat Cuban Buffet & $5 Mojitos MODEL T Wii Tuesday Afternoons 2pm 9pm $2.50 beer / $3.0 well vodka OSCAR’S Show Tune Tuesday with Chad8 pm SWINGING RICHARDS 1/2 Price cover

WEDNESDAY

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Datebook NCAA March Madness Screenings

Wednesday, March 19–Monday, April 7 • Las Margaritas (1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd) • lasmargaritasmidtown,com Join Las Margaritas as they hold screenings all day during NCAA’s March Madness tournament, including a margarita and beer bust on April 7.

‘Maple and Vine’

I’m Poly, And…

Wednesday, March 19 • 7:30–9 p.m. • Charis Books (1189 Euclid Ave) • charisbooksandmore.com

Wednesday, March 19 • 8 p.m. • Actor’s Express (887 West Marietta St NW J-107) • actorsexpress. com

This new play, from out playwright Jordan Harrison and out director Kate Warner, This panel about polyamory includes author Elisabeth Sheff, premieres in “director’s rough cut” form tonight at Actor’s PhD, who will be signing copies of her book The Polyamorists Express. The show officially premieres Saturday night and runs through April 20. Next Door.

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MAAP March Kickoff Party

Thursday, March 20 • 6–8:30 p.m. • Mixx (1492 Piedmont Ave NE) • maapatl.org MAAP continues celebrating their launch with the March edition of their monthly Third Thursday networking event. TEKSystems serves as the event’s sponsor.

Mr. GA Continental

This Week in Theaters

Friday, March 21 • 8 p.m. • LeBuzz (585 Franklin Rd SE, Divergent: Here’s your next Twilight / Hunger Games pheMarietta) • thenewlebuzz. nomenon. Based on the bestselling book series, Divergent com lands in theaters with Shailene Woodley as Tris, Theo James as Four, and Kate Winslet as the series’ villain. The inaugural Mr. GA Continental event is the offi- Bad Words: Jason Bateman stars and directs in this very cial preliminary event for the politically incorrect comedy about a 40-year-old who comnational Mr. Continental event, petes in a national spelling bee through a loophole. and includes appearances by Nicole Luv Dupree, Christoper Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppets return, this time Iman and Kalil Valentino. with Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey leading the huAdmission is $10 for 21+, $15 man side of the cast. for 18-20.

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fairyscopes ARIES (March 20 – April 19):

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22):

Your emotions could get the best of you today if you don’t find an outlet. Don’t think you’re any less masculine if you indulge in a good crying session. Hey, contestants on The Biggest Loser cry all the time, and no one thinks any less of them.

Share your manscaping skills with friends today, because some of them may really need it. Teach them the value of good grooming and always looking your best. If it works for you it can work for them, even those with the grooming habits of a caveman.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20):

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21):

You may be sick of the snooty attitude of men, so hang out with your gal pals today. Plan fun activities like shopping or lunch with them. You’ll enjoy the unique perspective woman bring to the table. They, in turn, will greatly appreciate the cosmetic and beauty tips you’ll pass on to them.

Stock up on extra Kleenex today if you plan on watching any sad movies tonight. Even the manliest of men can benefit from a good cry, so let yourself go. But you may have explaining to do should friends stop by in the middle of The English Patient – they won’t believe that you were just peeling onions.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20):

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20):

Recent financial downturns may force you to get tight with your money today. The timing couldn’t be worse. But it’ll be in your best interest to be thrifty, no matter how many seasonal sales are going on.

You may find yourself attracted to someone who is completely different from you. Your energies may be mismatched, but you’ll swear there’s an attraction. The only way to find out is to approach him. That’s when you’ll find out he’s from a different country, and you don’t even speak the same language.

CANCER (June 21- July 22):

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19):

Today’s a good one to grab the bull by the horns. Being confident and assertive will help you get the things you want today, especially when it comes to men. You’ll be so poised guys may actually be intimidated by you. That’ll be a good thing, as it will add to your masculine allure.

Deal with issues as they arise today. This will keep them from exploding in your face at the most inopportune times. It could also have you dumping a guy who has become a real nuisance, and who is only a phone call away from becoming a bona fide stalker.

LEO (July 23 – August 22):

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18):

You’ll see your sensitive side emerge today. This may not sit too well as you make the social rounds. There may be wolves who’ll see a chance to take advantage of the vulnerable lion. But one mighty roar could snap you back into shape, and you’ll find those wolves are actually lambs in disguise.

Why so serious? Your raging emotions could derail what should be a relaxing day. Keeping them under control could be tough, however, as you tend to wear them on your sleeve. Lighten up, or you could find yourself spending the evening alone…again.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22):

PISCES (February 19 – March 19):

You’ll be quite the therapist today as friends come to you with their problems. You’ll offer uncanny insight into their troubles, and they’ll thank you for your help. Their thanks may be short-lived, however, after they get your bill in the mail, and they discover that your services don’t come cheap.

You’ll have tons of romantic fun today as guys will be attracted to your dreamy, sensitive side. They’ll find everything you do to be fascinating and cool. Until you start reciting your own poetry to them, and their discomfort will be palpable.

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pring is officially here, Hunties! And there are two things you can count on: a new wardrobe and Georgia Power disconnecting the past-due motha fuckahs that they let slide during the winter months. If you need a clean slate or a new dick to suck, now is the perfect time for fresh starts. This week’s Favorite Bitch is all about new fucking beginnings. P.S., if you’re looking for something fabulous to add to that new Spring wardrobe - check out my new collection for FierceTshirt.com! Enter promo code ATL and take $10 off any item plus free shipping - offer good for my David Atlanta bitches thru April 1st!

Dear Miss Tiger, I ditched my boyfriend because he wouldn’t eat me out. I need a new man who’ll enjoy it! Got any tips? -Tia Dear Make It Rain, Pussy is like a flower. Water it real good and there’ll be plenty of bees looking to suck that nectar! NEXT!

Dear Miss Tiger, My new fuckbuddy is muscled down for days. He’s an insatiable bottom who moans like crazy during sex. He’s butch, but I swear to God his moaning sounds a lot like Dear Miss Tiger, Miss Piggy! I’m totally not fucking with you, Miss Tiger! I started a new job at Dunkin’ Donuts. One of my co-workers PLEASE help me out here! is a young college jock. He’s been flirting with me heavily. -Midtown Gay Bartender The other night, he put my hand on his big bulge. He had a fucking huge hard-on! I’m ready to take him to bed but I have Dear Giving Him The Big Bird Special, a boyfriend. What should I do, girl? Try snatching a muzzle, the way you snatch up tips from -Greg overpriced drinks ... and you won’t need any of my advice. NEXT! Dear Fuckery Like This Is Probably Why You Ended Up Working In A Dunkin’ Donuts In The Dear Miss Tiger, First Place, I’m a Spring complexion. I’m looking for a new lipstick. The pay is for shit ... but it looks like the ‘employee incen- What shade should I wear? tives’ are the best in the business. Go ahead and let that dude -Nancy smash your boypussy like jelly donuts thrown in a paper bag during the morning rush! Dear I Got The Shade For You Alright, Bitch, do I look like an Esteé Lauder beauty consultant P.S. - You got a man, hunty ... so instead of taking him to bed, from Macy’s? Take yo‘ ass to their counter ... and choose take the motha fuckah on into the broom closet and get your a color that’ll look best on the base of ya man’s cock! donut glazed there. NEXT! Need advice? Get it LIVE! Tune in to Miss Tiger Dear Miss Tiger, on March 24th on Derek and Romaine SiriusXM I was in a long term relationship for 8 years. We broke up last Channel 109 at 9pm ET. month, so I decided to make up for lost time. I’m enjoying hooking-up with some of Atlanta’s hottest strippers. I even hired a Rentboy with an 11” dick and took it all! However, I got my face cracked because I found out they all know each Advice columnist • SiriusXM radio personality ... other. Now, my new attitude has branded me a slut! Any and everyone’s #FAVORITEBITCH advice for me? Website: FavoriteBitch.com Facebook: /MissTiger -Mike Advice : ask@misstiger.com

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Bitch SESSION SEND US YOUR BITCHES! Text 404.969.BTCH or email bitch@davidatlanta.com

Has anyone EVER checked to see how the room or wall behind them looks before taking and posting 50 selfies?

My pet peeve: being called “exotic.” I’m not a multicolored bird. Drunk and horny. What’s a boy to do?

You gotta hand it to blind prostitutes.

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Can we get over this Paula Deen crap? She said the “N” word once. She’s a scapegoat. Who among us can cast that stone? Move on!

Oh, you love your partner SOOO much? Really! Then how come he doesn’t know you have hepatitis? That’s not love, liar!

Ignoring you? Bubba, we don’t do fake here! Throw your drink on someone else.

Putin persecutes gays in his own country, then goes and enters another country through the back door. Very mixed messages, Russia.

I may not be your cup of tea, but I’m your tenth shot of tequila.

You think I’m going to chase you? I don’t even chase my liquor.

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