Best Best: 5.24.13 – 6.6.13

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Friday, May 24

Charis Books screens the documentary “Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 – 1992” tonight at 7 p.m.,

Bwb appears with Chrisette Michele, who played Black Gay Pride in 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre,

Gay singer-pianist Michael Feinstein performs at 8 p.m. at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,

Singer-songwriter Jen Foster performs at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic,

Edie Cheezburger presents The Other Show on Fridays. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. at Jungle,

DJ Stan Jackson spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic,

Enjoy Mr./Mrs. Atlanta Eagle Bar Night at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

“Rupaul’s Drag Race” sensation Raven rocks the joint at 11 p.m. tonight at Burkhart’s,

Shavonna B. Brooks hosts Extravaganza at 11 p.m. Saturday nights at Burkhart’s,

Saturday, May 25

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a Basic Skills Workshop at 11 a.m., 1721 Wilmat Drive, Norcross, 30093,

JustUsATL, a youth-run organization that provides a safe space for LGBTQQA youth, celebrates its first anniversary with games, meet-and-greets, dinner and more, 6 – 9 p.m. at JustUsATL,

Expect to see undergarments galore at the Boxers, Briefs & Bras Fashion Underwear & Swimsuit Show from 6 – 10 p.m. at Jungle,

Gay singer-songwriter Lucas Miré celebrates his CD release concert at 7 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic,

The Heretic hosts Country Night Dancing beginning at 8 p.m., followed by DJ Mike Pope.

Play, Atlanta’s new Latino night, heats up at 10 p.m. Saturdays at Mixx,

DJ Birdman graduates from high school and throws a party, with all kinds of merriment and special guests, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., LeBUZZ,

Sounds by DJ Roots Queen & DJ E spice up the LovHer: Memorial Day Edition party, 10:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Takorea,

Check out “The Q,” as four drag queens hold a roundtable “kaffee klatsch” discussion with local celebs and authors, cooking segments and more. 9-10:30 p.m. then DJ Alex Acosta spins for a gym-themed Locker Room Party at Jungle,

My Sister’s Room hosts the Traxx Girls Memorial Party with DJ Ree De La Vega,

Sunday, May 26

The Heretic brings the beach to the ATL at the Summer Kick Off Party, with swimsuit contest and DJ Mike Pope and more. Benefits Joining Hearts. 3 – 9 p.m. at the Heretic,

Ladies at Play hosts a Memorial Day Weekend party at AJA beginning at 10 p.m.,

Monday, May 27

Friends on Ponce continues its Pensacola on Ponce holiday party weekend,

Angelica D’Paige hosts Blue Monday Karaoke at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Tuesday, May 28

Tuesdays, unwind with a sing-along with pianist David Reeb at 8 p.m. at Mixx,

Tuesdays, Thursdays and early Saturdays are Three Legged Cowboy country nights at the Heretic,

Wednesday, May 29

Feed your inner feminist! Dine out for Charis Circle from 5 – 10 p.m. at Wahoo Decatur,

Phoenix and Nicole Paige Brooks host Dragamaniacs, an open mic drag talent show, at 10 p.m. at Jungle,

DJ Lydia Prim spins for Cubby Underwear Night. 10 p.m. at Atlanta Eagle,

Thursday, May 30

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicks off with good eats and great events through June 2 at various Midtown Atlanta restaurants/sites,

Daryl Hall and John Oates perform live at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park,

Gay humorist David Sedaris reads from his new book of essays, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” at 6 p.m. at the Egdewood Barnes & Noble bookstore in Edgewood, located at 1217 Caroline St.

Friday, May 31

Meak Productions hosts a mixer and press conference detailing future plans to celebrate the organization’s 10th anniversary, 5 – 9 p.m. at 200 Office,

Author and former Atlanta resident Yolo Akili reads from his new inspirational book “Dear Universe” at 7 p.m. at Charis Books & More,

See familiar faces and get to know new friends at the Meet Project Live Love event and social event for the organization, who’s mission is to influence culture through love in action by engaging, networking and mobilizing people who are motivated by love. 7 p.m., East Andrews & Andrews Upstairs,

A foursome of artists in the round – John McCutcheon, Michelle Malone, Caroline Herring and Levi Lowrey – perform at 8 p.m. at the Red Clay Theatre,

Best Coast plays at 8:30 p.m. at Variety Playhouse,

“Swank,” a new monthly event for women, debuts. 10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at 10th & Piedmont,

Strap on your gear and get ready for to see uniforms aplenty at the Military Edition of Manshaft, 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at Cockpit,

The LeBUZZ staff does double duty at the 4th annual Turnabout, performing duets, solos and then making drinks at 11 p.m. at LeBUZZ,
DJ Christopher Kind spins at 11:30 p.m. for Jungle University,

Saturday, June 1

Austin’s DJ C-Rail joins the hirsute crowd for the popular Bear Invasion, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Heretic,

CHRIS Kids hosts its annual Premiere Party benefitting area children, youth and families, with DJ Vicki Powell spinning. 6 – 10 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery,

Atlanta Pride kicks off Stonewall Month with the Sylvia Rivera Community Event, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center,

Activist/Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence member Rick Westbrook turns 50 and many of his friends celebrate him with a “(Pork) roast,” benefitting Lost–n-Found Youth. 6 – 9 p.m. at Jungle,

Charis Books hosts author Fiona Zedde for a book release party in honor of “Broken in Soft Places,” 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.,

A summer staple with arts, food and fun, the Virginia Highland Summerfest takes place this weekend,

Get ready to croon “Seasons of Love” at the “Rent” sing along and dinner, 7 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center,

Occupy Our Homes celebrates its one year anniversary party, 7:30 – 11 p.m., Occupy Our Homes Atlanta,

‘60s beach party realness/music and a screening of “Psycho Beach Party” highlight Barnacle Babes at 10:30 p.m. at Mary’s,

Sunday, June 2

A session specifically addressing legal issues for same-sex couples is on tap today, sponsored by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride. The second half of the session is scheduled for June 16. Both sessions run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Phillip Rush Center,

Ron Pullman presents the Humble Legends Tea Dance, 6 p.m. at Jungle,

The inimitable Armorettes spice up Sunday night, 6 – 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

DJ Rick and DJ Maestro spin at 7 p.m. on Sundays at Mixx,

Fall Out Boy performs at 8 p.m. at the Tabernacle,

Monday, June 3

PFLAG-Atlanta hosts a support group meeting, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Tuesday, June 4

Every Tuesday, sing out at Mary-oke starting at 9 p.m. at Mary’s,

VJ Marco Polo puts on a night of showtunes every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta,

Wednesday, June 5

The second annual Fringe Festival begins tonight and runs through June 9, including the trans show “It’s My Penis and I’ll Cry if I Want To” and the gay-themed “LoversLane” at 7 Stages,

On Wednesdays, catch the Lust & Bust Show with host Lena Lust and featuring Shawnna Brooks. 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park,

Thursday, June 6

Rascal Flatts and the Band Perry team up at 7 p.m. at Lakewood,

Gay comedian Ross Mathews of “Chelsea Lately” cracks jokes at his Man Up! Tour at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Theater,

Learn all about our LGBT history at Stonewall 101, presented by Touching Up Our Roots, Love Under Fire, and Atlanta Pride at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center,

Sister’s Night at Woofs: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hold their monthly meeting to raise money for various charities, 6 – 9 p.m.,


Hosted by the gay Hotlanta Softball League, the Big Peach tournament brings dozens of teams from around the country to compete in three divisions, with plenty of social events as well.

The Decatur Arts Festival takes to the Decatur Square on Saturday and Sunday for two days of art, music, theater, children’s activities and more. Musical performances include Shawn Mullins on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.  and Delta Moon on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival brings music, vendors and more to Piedmont Park from Saturday to Monday, including a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday by Meshell Ndegeocello, who is bi and known for her politically charged lyrics.


Saturday, June 8

As part of Stonewall Month, Atlanta Pride and Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America offer an Insider history of LGBT Atlanta, 11 a.m. at Open Door Community, 

“Cirque Nuit,” the 2013 version of the Atlanta Cotillion/AID Atlanta fundraiser, is tonight from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Delta Heritage Museum Hangar,

Three years of love, looks and diversity are honored at H2(H)O3, the Bedlam third-anniversary party. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., Wetbar of the Atlanta W Downtown,

The weekend Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts offers a park full of arts and crafts, with an emphasis on Georgia artists. Peachtree Hills Recreation Center,

Monday, June 10

Stevie and Lindsey and the rest of Fleetwood Mac perform at 8 p.m. at Philips Arena,

Sting performs at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park,

Tuesday, June 11

A part of Stonewall Month, catch the “On these Shoulders We Stand” screening, sponsored by Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride, at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Art Cinema,

Billy Idol rocks at 8:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle,

Wednesday, June 12

Stephen Mosher and Pat Dwyer – the male couple who get married in every state they can – appear at a screening of “Married and Counting,” sponsored by Out On Film and Atlanta Pride, 7 p.m. at the Midtown Art Cinema,

Toga is the theme for PALS Bingo night at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle,

Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15

Indigo Girls and Joan Baez play two shows at 7 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre,

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

Peach Party weekend features DJs Twisted Dee, Corey David, Tony Moran, Russ Rich, Paulo, Manny Lehman, David Knapp, Martin Fry and Alyson Calagna spinning at venues including the Heretic, Piedmont Park, Jungle, Xion and Las Margaritas. More info and passes available at

Friday, June 14

Adult film director Chi Chi LaRue appears at Atlanta Pride Night, 10 p.m., BJ Roosters,

Saturday, June 15

In partnership with Atlanta Pride the raucous, drag-heavy East Point Possum Show benefits Lost-n-Found Youth. 7 – 11 p.m., 2727 East Point Street,

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus debuts its Big Gay Sing at 6 p.m. at Jungle,

Southeast Black & Blue Bound in Leather Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Sunday, June 16

Manny Lehman spins at private club Xion at 3 a.m.,

Tuesday, June 18

Go “Out in the Stands” as the Atlanta Braves host their third annual LGBT night as the Braves take on the New York Mets. 5 – 7 p.m. pre-game meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen, 7 p.m. first pitch, presented by the Atlanta Braves, benefitting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation,