MAY 11–MAY 12
Atlanta Ballet will close the season
on a high note with their “Bach to
Broadway” event this weekend. Part
of the program is George Balanchine’s
spirited “Who Cares,” set to 13 Gershwin
classics. Complementing Balanchine’s
vibrant work, San Francisco Ballet Artistic
Director Helgi Tomasson’s “7 for Eight”
evokes the Balanchine style with fluid,
dramatic choreography that intertwines
eight dancers with the sumptuous melodies
of seven Bach movements. The program
also includes a world premiere by Mariinsky
Theatre’s Maxim Petrov, who is making his
North American choreographic debut.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
8pm on May 11–13 (2pm on May 12)

MAY 11
Like great drag? Don’t miss Doraku in
Drag tonight in Buckhead, 11pm–2am at
Doraku Sushi.

MAY 11–20
An inventive new take on “Candide”
involves both the Alliance Theatre and
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, with out
actor Christopher Sieber in the cast as well.
Alliance Theatre
8pm

SATURDAY, MAY 12

As a group exhibit, MELT – a Queer
Photo Show, will be featuring some
of Atlanta’s underground talent whose
varying styles and techniques are uniquely
individual but tied together in a large
dialogue of queer art and expression.
Similarly, these photographers highlight
the boldness, tenderness, and power
of the ever-morphing queer experience.
Showcasing fluidity and presentation, the
11 photographers pinpoint elements of
evolution in the queer experience. MELT
aims to explore the transmutability of
embodiment, persona, and identity. New
works include artists Pierre Pastel, Maggy
Swain, Jon Dean, Savana Ogburn, LaRue
Calliet, Mo Castillo, Patrick DiRito, Jody
Fausett, Austin Frantz, Cameron Lee,
Jesse Pratt Lopez, and an audio/visual
installation by Johnnie Ray Kornegay.
Facet Gallery
See Facet’s Facebook for details
7–10pm

“Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”
— written by Alice Birch — finds theatrical
exhilaration in a puckish, yet deadly
serious meditation on how language molds
our experience of sex and gender. It has a
way of making you question everything you
say when it comes to discussing women
and their relationships with men, one
another, and a world in a state of unending
upheaval.
7 Stages
May 12–13
8pm

Out artist Sonia Leigh plays with special
guests Molly Stevens and Daphne Willis.
Eddie’s Attic
8pm

SUNDAY, MAY 13
The acclaimed, lesbian-themed
“Disobedience,” starring Rachel
Weisz and Rachel McAdams, continues
its run at the Midtown Art Cinema.
Showtimes vary.

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 ends May 13.
12–6pm

Join Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong
Emporium for fellowship and spirituals
on the patio for its eight-year anniversary.
In honor of Mother’s Day, disco tracks
for moms will be on tap. The DJs will be
Chelsea Starr, Brian Rojas, and Vicki
Powell. See their Facebook for more
details.
7–11:45pm

MONDAY, MAY 14
Meet candidate for governor Stacey Evans
at a Happy Hour in her honor tonight.
1161 Hess Drive, Avondale Estates,
GA 30002
6–7:30pm

TUESDAY, MAY 15
The riotous Bianca Del Rio returns in
“From Russia With Hate.” A sequel to the
2016 fi lm “Hurricane Bianca,” the fi lm gets
a local premiere courtesy of Out On Film
and Out Front Theatre Company.
7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce presents AGLCC
University, proposed by Coca-Cola Company.
One Coca-Cola Plaza, 310 North Ave.
AtlantaGayChamber.org
6–8pm

THURSDAY, MAY 17
In continuing its personal and
professional growth series,
Metro Atlanta Association of
Professionals is diving into a
discussion of passion versus our purpose
facilitated by Wellness Practitioner
Sharon Elise. The event will feature open
networking and light bites.
WeWork Colony Square
6–8pm

FRIDAY, MAY 18
The fi lm “Anything” stars John Carroll
Lynch, and Matt Bomer as a transgender
character. Showtimes vary.
Plaza Atlanta Theater

SATURDAY, MAY 19–
SUNDAY, MAY 20
It’s a Del Shores weekend. Out Front
Theatre Company closes its production
of Shores’ “Sordid Lives” Saturday
at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Out Front
teams with Out On Film for a screening
of “A Very Sordid Wedding”
Saturday at 3pm, and Shores closes the
weekend with his acclaimed new show
“Six Characters in Search of a Play” at
7pm on Sunday.

SATURDAY, MAY 19
Don’t miss the fi fth annual Atlanta Pride
Family Fun Day, with painting, kids‘
yoga, games, and food for all ages.
Glenlake Park
11am–1pm

Deep South welcomes Jasmine Infiniti
to The Music Room. Infiniti’s DJ roots began
in Oakland and she is known for blending
dark and sometimes ambient techno and
industrial sounds with break beats and
tracks creating a unique soundscape
glimpsing into the future. The opening sets
are by Robert Ansley and Beyond.
The Music Room
10pm–3am

SUNDAY, MAY 20

The PFLAG support group for parents
and families of LGBTQ children meets up to
discuss best practices.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Atlanta
2:30–4pm

MONDAY, MAY 21

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.
Charis Books and More
7–8:30pm

Bingo Night at My Sister’s Room has all
sorts of games, food, and drink specials.
Bonus: Brent Star hosts!
My Sister’s Room
9pm–11pm

TUESDAY, MAY 22
Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans? Today
is Election Day to determine who the
Georgia governor competitors will be this
fall, among other races. Find a polling
place near you and vote!

It’s likely to be the theater event of the year
– the Tony-winning sensation “Hamilton”
finally opens in the ATL courtesy of
Broadway in Atlanta.
Fox Theatre
May 22–June 10

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Jam out at Jukebox Wednesdays at
Oscars Atlanta.
8pm

THURSDAY, MAY 24
SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings
are still held on the second and fourth
Thursday of each month. Drop in!
Phillip Rush Center Annex
10:30am–1pm

Do you want to read books by amazing
Black women writers? Do you want
to discuss works from a Black feminist
perspective in a feminist bookstore? Then
the Black Feminist Book Club is for
you. Charis Circle board chair Susana
Morris will be the facilitator of this group.
This month’s book is the poignant “The
Mothers” by Brit Bennett.
Charis Books and More
7–9pm

SATURDAY, MAY 26
Come celebrate with TRANScending
Barriers, who is celebrating its one year
anniversary.
Piedmont Park
1–5pm

SUNDAY, MAY 27
Need a relaxing day? Come get some sun,
fresh air, and community at Frolic, a queer
picnic put on by Southern Fried Queer
Pride. Field games, music, popsicles, and
water will be at the event.
Inman Park
2–6pm

Share your opinion on what an LGBTQ+
community center should look like at a
Community Townhall discussing a new
LGBTQ community center.
Phillip Rush Center
5–8pm

SATURDAY, MAY 19
Deep South welcomes
Jasmine Infiniti to
The Music Room

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