Friday, April 13

Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday hosts a happy hour that includes massages for a $1 minimum donation. 6 – 8 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Enjoy Femmistry Fridays with Traxx Girls, 10 p.m. at Encore, 2520 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The guys at WassupNAtl get the party going with three levels of fun at Trio Fridays. 10 p.m – 4 a.m. at Mengo’s. 91 Broad Street, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Join the guys at Mixx for a Grown & Sexy Party with DJ Smash. 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

DJ Lydia Prim spins every Friday at the Heretic. 10 p.m. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Savannah’s Club One and Savannah Pride present a performance by Ru Paul’s Drag Race finalist Jujubee. 10:30 p.m. at Clue One, 1 Jefferson St., Savannah, GA 31401,

Every Friday, Destiny Brooks, Jasmine Antoinette, Monica Van Pelt, Iysis Dupree, Eva Destruction and an ensemble cast from Dragstar Season 2 star in “Divas Get Schooled,” a cabaret production. 11 p.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067.

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

The Atlanta Eagle celebrates their 25th anniversary and co-produces the third annual Leather Pride, which includes a BBQ and beer bust, Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle Contest and Dutch Treat Leather Brunch. All events at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Head to Athens for the 23rd annual Boybutante Weekend, featuring the April 14 Boybutante Ball, promising the South’s “best and raunchiest drag performers” and this year’s theme of “Carnivale Cabaret: A Seductive Circus of Sin.” Events raise funds to support the Boybutante AIDS Foundation.

Saturday, April 14

The Magnetic Fields, led by gay musician Stephin Merritt, brings the “Tour at the Bottom of the Sea” to Atlanta. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at the Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Rev Coffee presents the 6th semi-annual Rev Fest, a one-day music and arts festival featuring local artists and musicians, including gay filmmaker and artist Milford Thomas. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Rev Coffee, 1680 Spring Road, Smyrna GA 30080,

The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival in conjunction with Charis Books and More, the Ponce De Leon Branch of the Fulton/Atlanta Public Library and Atlanta Pride host a poetry workshop with Alice Teeter that covers ideas of ensemble and will produce a collaborative piece. 1 – 2:30 p.m. at 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Ponce De Leon Branch Library, 980 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta GA 30306, 404-885-7820,

The Atlanta Pedal Pushers, a cycling team in the AIDS Vaccine 200 to benefit the Emory Vaccine Clinic, hosts a beer bash/bust with DJ Corey D to raise funds for HIV/AIDS vaccine research. $10, 2 – 7 p.m. at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave. Atlanta, GA 30324

Topher Payne switches it up as the title character in the show “Auntie Mame.” Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. through May 5 at OnStage Atlanta, 2597 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033,

Sister Funk, a five-girl punk band featured on “L-Word,” rocks My Sister’s Room. DJ Liz Owen spins after. $10, 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Washington, D.C.’s DJ Alex Cohen turns the beat for the boys at the Heretic. 10 p.m. at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Jungle presents a “Ruff: a night to play” where DJ Martin Fry mans the turntables and guys wearing leather are $5 before 11. $10 otherwise, 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15

The Festival on Ponce, part of the gay-owned and operated Foundation for Public Spaces festivals, offers local arts and crafts at Olmsted Linear Park. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Olmstead Linear Park near the intersection of Ponce De Leon and Moreland Ave., Atlanta, GA.

Sunday, April 15

The students at Kennesaw State’s Coles College of Business host a $15 bottomless bellini event to raise funds for AID Atlanta. A brunch menu will be available, but “every penny” of your $15 bottomless bellini goes to the southeast’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. 12 – 3 p.m. at Cucina Asellina, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Celebrate Joining Hearts’ 25 years of fundraising with a Change of Seasons tea dance with dueling DJs Mike Pope and Vicki Powell. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 4 – 9 p.m. at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

The Armorettes present a special show at their usual Sunday spot, turning Burkhart’s into the “Burkhart’s Pub Chapel,” with “Coretta’s Revival 2012,” featuring hostesses Coretta Scott Queen and Wild Cherry Sucret. 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta GA 30309,

The Wilderness Network of Georgia — a group of gay men who host various outdoor social activities — host an introduction to fly fishing followed by a walk to Island Ford, a shoals area on the Chattahoochee River where your new skill can be put into play 12 – 4 p.m. Details and contacts at

The Roy G. Biv project, a social group for gay families and allies, celebrates its second anniversary with an LGBT BBQ in Piedmont Park with a little help from Gay Pride at Six Flags. Look for the big rainbow umbrella by the play ground near the pool. 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Piedmont Park.

Monday, April 16

“T&F Transitionz: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz” is an open forum to discuss gender and facilitating dialogue and activism around social issues lead by social justice minded feminists Buttonz and SJ. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

Niesha Dupree’s Stars of the Century takes the stage on Mondays at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Tuesday, April 17

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a prix fixe Business Builder Luncheon. $20, cash only, RSVP to 11:55 a.m. at Hudson Grille, Brookhaven Station, 4046 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319,

3 Legged Cowboy night at Heretic means free dance lessons at 8 p.m., then open dance from 9 – 11 p.m. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Jerry hosts “I Gotta Sing!” karaoke. 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Angelica D’ Paige hosts Trivia Tuesday Karaoke at Burkhart’s, where you’ll have your turn on the mic and a chance to win free shots by answering trivia questions throughout the night.  11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Wednesday, April 18

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a prix fixe Business Builder Luncheon. $20, cash only, RSVP to 11:30 a.m. at Marlows at the Doubletree Hotel, 4156 La Vista Road, Tucker, GA 30084,

Doria Roberts celebrates the release of “Blackeyed Susan” at Eddie’s Attic. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Every third Wednesday, Jungle hosts “The Big Gay Game Show,” a fundraiser for Lost-n-Found, an organization to aid Atlanta’s homeless LGBT youth. Games include Family Feud, Match Game, Let’s Make a Deal and more. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Thursday, April 19

The White House Office of Public Engagement and Office of National AIDS Policy, in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine, present a White House LGBT conference on HIV/AIDS for a public engagement session with the Obama Administration on issues related to the epidemic on the LGBT community with specific focus on national strategy. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at he Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310,

“Waiting for the Stork” is a group discussion of information, ideas and support to those going through IVF, adoption, surrogacy or donor insemination. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

South Georgia Pride hosts their monthly meeting and a special showing of “Beyond Gay,” a documentary about Pride festivals around the world. 7 p.m. at the Wooden Nicklen Pub, 3269 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, GA, 31605,

The Cliterati Open No-Mic features Karen G., Amy Pence, Theresa Davis and members of the Art Amok Slam Team in celebration of National Poetry Month. The series cultivates the voices of authors, novices, poets, songstresses and storytellers. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

Friday, April 20

SAGE Atlanta, a social group of LGBT elders co-sponsors and leads the discussion at The Third Friday Film Series presentation of “Beginners.” Doors at 7 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta’s gay Out on Film Festival 2011 Audience Award winner “Leave it On the Floor” begins its theatrical run with a week at the Plaza Theatre. Through April 26 at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,,

Prepare for Atlanta’s part in the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March  with a pre-party and sign making event. Every group and individual is welcome. 7 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Charis Books and More hosts the first Atlanta Queer Poetry Ensemble featuring participants of the Ponce workshops hosted by Franklin Abbott. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

My Sister’s Room revamps it’s Raw Talent drag king, queen and femme competition with hosts Tiff-nay and Romeo Lee. The shows starts tonight and runs every other Friday through the August 24 finale. 11 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

It’s a big Taurus birthday bash with DJ Ree De La Vega and DJ Fluff. As the owners themselves say “Dress up in your favorite kid’s costume and get ready to shake your ass and clap them thighs!” 10 p.m. at Marys, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,,

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21

Savannah Pride hosts their annual sunset cruise along the Georgia coast from the Barrier Islands to the Black Water Inland Rivers. $25/person, $49/couple. 6:30 – 8 p.m. departing from Bull River Marina. Make reservations with

Saturday, April 21

Atlanta is taking part in the Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March Movement for Equal rights to protest employment discrimination, housing discrimination, hate crimes and marriage inequality. 12 – 2 p.m. starting in Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303,

The Atlanta Bucks host their annual “Purple Dress Run” fundraiser, where the beefy boys of the city’s gay rugby team invite runners to don purple dresses for a run/bar crawl through Midtown. For more details, see story on page 32. 1 – 5 p.m. Run starts at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30309.

The MEGA Family Project ventures out to Sips N Strokes for a day of painting for the kids and adults. Participants must RSVP with Sips N Strokes. 2 – 4 p.m. at Sips N Strokes, 2855, N. Druid HIlls Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-901-1099,

DJ Randy Bettis spins for an “Ultraviolet Blacklight Underwear Party” at Jungle. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Atlanta Rollergirls play two roller derby bouts starting at 5 p.m. at Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22

The Pride Expo, billed as the “premiere lifestyle and entertainment event,” takes over the Atlanta Convention Center for two days with a number of LGBT vendors and features, entertainment by Barry Brandon, Jean Kelly, Brie and more. VIP ticket holders enjoy an after party at My Sister’s Room on Saturday at 9 p.m., as well. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days at The Atlanta Convention Center at Americas Mart, 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, April 22

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Encore: A Night of Music.” The event is produced by former Broadway performer and award-winning New York cabaret artist Robert Ray. Melissa Carter guest hosts. 7 – 10 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Gay singer, songwriter and actor Terrell Carter performs live for an after party for the stage place “The Lost Sons,” with a special performance by Kai Richards. Tickets are going fast. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. at Justin’s, 2200 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Monday, April 23

Writing With Intent is open to writers of fiction and creative non-fiction; group offers motivational exercises, constructive criticism and more to keep you on track. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, April 25

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon at 11:50 a.m. East Point Corner Tavern, 2783 Main St. East Point, GA 30344,

Thursday, April 26

Apres Diem “Feeds the Soul” with a monthly fundraising venture for Atlanta’s non-profits. This month it’s CHRIS Kids, and 20% of today’s total receipts will be donated. Apres Diem, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Out & Equal, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Executive Network join forces for the 2012 Spring Fling, an LGBT professional networking event highlighting the value of diverse personal branding and finding a position in an organization that values LGBT contributors. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Westing Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303,

K. Murry Johnson brings his book “Images of Emeralds and Chocolate” to Mixx via Brushstrokes. 7 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Party with Impact celebrates the work of Positive Impact, an Atlanta HIV/AIDS service organization with a focus on mental health counseling, outpatient substance abuse treatment and risk reduction services to the HIV/AIDS community. Festive attire is requested as guests enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine bar. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Wimbish House, 1150 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309,

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