Friday, August 17
The acclaimed “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” — directed by Desiree Akhavan, starring Decatur’s Chloe Grace Moretz, and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance — opens in Atlanta today at the Midtown Art Cinema with various showtimes.
Don’t miss Halcyon live tonight at Eddie’s Attic, 7 pm.
Serenbe Playhouse and out director Brian Clowdus present the musical “Titanic” and will actually sink a ship each night. Running now through August 19.
WUSSY returns to The Heretic for a poptastic sugar sweet taste of Juicy Fruits featuring The Vixen from season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Wear your most colorful and bold neon pops of color for the dance floor and photo booth. The event is hosted by Taejah Thomas with shows by Dotte Comm, Orchid, Royal Tee, Taejah Thomas, Taylor Alxndr, Ellisorous Rex, Evah Destruction, and The Vixen.
Saturday, August 18
Join Charis in welcoming local author M. Jackson to kick off the news series of local author spotlights. Jackson is the author of the “Speechless” series, an omnibus of poetry featuring the already published “Speechless: #Uneasy Thoughts” and “Speechless: #NostalgicBliss” and two more upcoming books. Besides reading, Jackson will meet and greet patrons.
Charis Books and More
The 3rd and 4th place play-off teams — the Rays and the Shocks — square off today at 5pm as part of an Atlanta Rollergirls double-header, with the 1st and 2nd place teams — the Stix and the Demons — playing against each other for the league championship.
Yaarab Shrine Center
TEN Atlanta will once again transform from a crowded dance club into a cozy NYC Cabaret for consecutive Wednesday nights tonight with Boys Night “OUT” on Broadway, a one-hour musical and comedy revue written by Broadway veteran performer Robert Ray.
7pm and 9 pm
Deep South is proud to welcome Manu Miran to Atlanta for the first time. The event is hosted by Kiki Slaytana, Faielle Stocco, Josephine Figueroa, Alli Royce Soble, Danyale Taylor, Rocky The Mermaid, Orion, Paege Turner, Cody, Pure Joy. Kenneth Figueroa, Brian Pollard, and Bryan Lee.
The Music Room
Sunday, August 19
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today.
Atlanta International School
The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a film screening about primetime television and race in the United States. “Color Adjustment” traces 40 years of race relations through the lens of primetime entertainment, scrutinizing television’s racial myths and stereotypes. Narrated by Ruby Dee, the documentary revisits some of television’s most popular stars and shows.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Monday, August 20
Gay Georgia (GAGA) is organizing a rally in support of LGBTQ-owned/gay friendly venues at City Hall. Organizers want the city to know that our legacy is important to not only our community, but to the city. Tourism and neighborhoods flourish when diversity is part of the fabric of Georgia.
Tuesday, August 21
Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP) hosts its Connecting Lunch Networking Lunch today.
Ri Ra Irish Pub
Wednesday, August 22
Don’t miss Ruby Redd’s Birdcage Bingo tonight, joined by some drag royalty.
The Hideaway Atlanta
Thursday, August 23
Meak Productions’ National Black LGBT Division presents the seventh anniversary installment of History of Black Atlanta/Black Pride Press Conference Series, featuring the 1st Gentleman of HBGA, Sir’Akeem Gionnie Black, and Black Pride organizers.
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. This month’s book is “Welcome to Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo.
Charis Books and More
Sing along to “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning” at the Grease Sing-A-Long, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the film.
Friday, August 24–August 25
Southern Fried Queer Pride is proud to present the return of WEAVESTOCK. An all-black-drag stage production and extravaganza, WEAVESTOCK: Haus Party is a scripted drag celebration of black nightlife. Throughout the night, the company of performers celebrate iconic party black music from every decade, from the past century from jazz to trap, from synth pop to 90s R&B, including choreographed live drag performances, live music, and screening scenes of the SFQP sponsored film “WEAVESTOCK: Haus Party.”
7:30pm tonight and tomorrow
Out Front Theatre Company
Friday, August 24
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) hosts its August Fourth Friday Networking Night, hosted by IHG. Come network and unwind with LGBTQ business owners, corporate partners, and supporters.
Out of Box Theatre opens the play “Bat-Hamlet.” What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick’s death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth.
Out of Box Theatre
Every Friday at midnight, it’s time to slip on those fishnets and makeup for the greatest live troupe in the city, Lips Down On Dixie, Inc., for a righteous party in front of the big screen for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Saturday, August 25
“A Sordid Three Ring Circus” is a benefit for Positive Impact Health Centers starring Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan of “Will and Grace,” Del Shores of “Sordid Lives,” and actress Ann Walker, known also for “Sordid Lives.”
Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl
Aurora Theatre’s excellent version of the musical “Newsies,” adapted by Harvey Fierstein, continues tonight.
8pm, running through September 2
Join Charis Books and More in celebrating the fourth issue in Sinister Wisdom’s series covering lesbian-feminist activism in the late 20th-century South, focusing on lesbian gathering places and ways they created community while continuing activism. Sinister Wisdom 109: Hot Spots explores the Southern spaces where lesbians gathered and organized during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Writers from this issue include Rose Norman, Gail Reeder, Drea FireWalker, and B. Leaf Cronewt (Mary Ann Hopper) who will share excerpts from their work. Lorraine Fontana will read excerpts from a piece by Pam Edwards.
Come see The Queeriety Variety Show on the last Saturday of every month. Each show will be jam-packed with improvisation, live sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, puppetry, and drag performances.
The Village Theater
Sunday, August 26
The High Museum of Art has opened the major touring exhibition “Outliers and American Vanguard Art.” The show brings together more than 250 diverse works by more than 80 trained and untrained artists.
Running through September 30, 12–5 pm
Monday, August 27
The Panther Levi/Leather meeting is tonight from 7 pm–3am at the Atlanta Eagle.
Tuesday, August 28
Thad Stevens hosts Karaoke Night at My Sister’s Room, with all sorts of drink and food specials.
Wednesday, August 29
Enjoy free pool tonight and beats by rotating DJs at Bulldogs, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Thursday, August 30
One of the biggest events of the year, Atlanta Black Gay Pride starts today and lasts through Monday, bringing thousands to town.
Also opening today and bringing the masses to town is DragonCon, now in its 32nd year as the universe’s biggest multi-genre conference.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Atlanta Prime Timers meets today at 3 pm.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
“Tales of the City” author Armistead Maupin appears at the Decatur Book Festival two times this weekend, co-sponsored by GPB and Out On Film. Maupin will do a Q & A after a screening of the film “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” tonight at 7pm at the Decatur Public Library, and then read from his memoir “Logical Family” from 1:15–2 pm at the First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary. Both events are free, but tickets are needed for the film and Q and A.
Come out to AMEN: The Beyonce Show at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium as the best drag show on Edgewood serves up a show spanning Bey’s entire discography, featuring the talents of Dotte Comm, JayBella Banks, LaLa Ri.Daniel, Molly Rimswell, and more.
Thursday, Sept. 6
The Process Theatre opens the Terrence McNally play “It’s Only a Play.”
Out of Box Theatre
Friday, Sept. 7
Another acclaimed film based on a book, “We the Animals,” starring Raul Castillo from “Looking,” opens at the Midtown Art Cinema today, with various showtimes.