Friday, April 26
Mix and mingle with LGBTQ+ business professionals, allies, non-profit leaders, and more at the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) Fourth Friday Networking night.
At this special Fourth Friday, you can bring your (well-behaved and vaccinated) dog.
5:30 – 7:30pm
Saint Mark United Methodist Church is excited to bring Raja, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season Three winner, to Atlanta for her acclaimed one-woman show “Masque.” 50% of the proceeds of this event will go towards Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization within the United Methodist Church fighting for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church.
7 – 8pm
MORPH’s new party series Dirty South Rave is here, with sounds all night by Leonce, Ash Lauryn, Nohighs, King Nappa and Helix.
11pm – 4am
HARDER NYC’s sexiest dance party makes its Atlanta debut with Vicki Powell spinning the beats all night long! Resident DJ Eric Bloom will also make his debut at Heretic with a unique sound of dark and sexy beats. Dress to dance and to play! Gear is highly encouraged. Tickets available on the event’s Facebook page.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, April 27
Come out for the grand re-opening party of Charis Books and More at its new location at Agnes Scott College, with DJs and all sorts of fun.
10am – 7pm
Drag Queen Storytime is expanding and is taking the show on the road. Join the first Drag Queen Storytime OTP. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker will host, reading stories and taking photos. Guests will receive a commemorative bookmark.
Alpharetta City Library
It has been told and retold over and over, in movies (“Pretty Woman”) and books (“La Dame aux Camélias”) and musicals (“Moulin Rouge”), but no one tells the story quite like Verdi — with a sumptuous setting and sweeping music. In his masterwork “La Traviata,” Violetta — a young and beautiful courtesan — falls in love with the equally young and beautiful Alfredo. Love, however, can be deadly to a woman in her position. The Atlanta Opera mainstage season closes with this classic story of love and loss — a gorgeous interpretation of one of the most well-known and well-loved operas in the repertoire.
7:30pm running through May 5
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
A deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live in, the Tony Award-winning sensation “Dear Evan Hansen” is finally in Atlanta.
7:30pm running through April 28
Joe Fiore’s infamous NYC sexy furry party Furball returns tonight with superstar
DJ Dani Toro in the house. Get your jock, fetish wear and gear ready for a sexy night — and get ready to dance your butt off.
10pm – 3am
Sunday, April 28
Keep the party going at Xion with the return of DJ J Warren to take you higher until the sunrises across Atlanta.
3am – 7am
Enjoy Old School House Music at Mixx Atlanta tonight.
To celebrate the release of WUSSY Vol.06’s biannual print rag, organizers are throwing a good ol’ tea dance in East Atlanta, free with RSVP. Expect dancing on the porch and an artist market on the inside. Music will be provided by Ree De La Vega (Chaka Khan Hacienda), with other special guests.
3 – 7pm
Monday, April 29
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds its weekly meeting tonight.
St. Annes Episcopal Church
Tuesday, April 30
DJ Diva Darlene gets a rowdy Karaoke Night going tonight at 9pm at Felix’s
Wednesday, May 1
Don’t miss Ruby Redd’s Birdcage Bingo tonight, joined by some drag royalty.
The Hideaway Atlanta
Thursday, May 2
Gather some friends for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” watch party at Midtown Moon, followed by Pussykat Karaoke hosted by the divine Angelica D’Paige Brooks.
Expect some unexpected fun at BlackOut Night at Manifest.
9pm – 4am
Friday, May 3
DJ Ron Pullman will take you on a five-hour journey full of music, lights, and sexy men! It’s a night of deep, soulful, afro, Latin, and classic house music!
10pm – 3am
Join MAAP for the It’s Friday – Mix, Mingle, and Network session tonight. Leave the work week behind and connect with like-minded professionals over drinks, laughter, and good professional conversation. This month’s Friday mixer is sponsored by Bill Kaelin Marketing and host Altitude Apartments. To help speed up check-in, please pre-register now at www.eventbrite.com/e/maap-its-friday-mix-mingle-network-registration-60281791461
6 – 8pm
The Bear Mayhem event takes place this weekend at The River’s Edge Campground, with a DJ on tap and a pool party, with Lost-n-Found Youth as the beneficiary.
Drop into James Beard’s Greenwich Village kitchen for bean-spilling anecdotes, on-air flashbacks, and a salty voyage around the world of love, life, and comfort food. Sit close and sample a taste. Bill Murphey stars as the gay James Beard in “I Love to Eat,” without Clifton Guterman directing.
7:30pm running through May 5
Every Friday night at Mary’s Atlanta, come enjoy Queer Bait, featuring videos with DJ Headmaster
Joe Whitaker Presents DILF “Do Me Harder” for a special DILF app release party in Atlanta! DJ Milty Evans from Chicago will bring you the beats all
10pm – 3am
Saturday, May 4
Join the Atlanta Bucks today for their first ever Bucks Beer Battle at the Atlanta Eagle. The Beer Battle is the Bucks’ version of a Beer Olympics, as well as a beer bust. Up to 20 teams of four players each will get the opportunity to showcase their drinking prowess and compete for top honors, but only one lucky team will walk away a champion. The battle will be composed of three different drinking events and a final showdown. Events will be spaced out over the afternoon. Specific games and rules of play will be announced as the event approaches.
Noon – 6pm
Atlanta Prime Timers meets today.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
The 32nd Annual HRC Atlanta Gala is an annual black-tie fundraiser that consists of an evening of live and silent auctions, dinner and special speakers to celebrate accomplishments and progress towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality, and to refocus on the work ahead. Since its inception, the event has become one of the largest LGBTQ fundraisers in the country.
6 – 10pm
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sunday, May 5
Hailing from San Francisco, Atlanta’s newest resident and DJ Mohammad keeps the party going with his beats all morning long.
3am – 7am
See the excellent, just-opened gay film “Sauvage” (Wild) today at the Plaza Atlanta theatre
Every Sunday night, My Sister’s Room hosts Queer AF, with a trio of DJs.
Monday, May 6
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta.
7:30 – 9pm
Tuesday, May 7
It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country — a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl” is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections. Author Andrea Lawlor will talk all things queer literature and ’90s fashion with author and Emory University professor T Cooper. Lawlor will also sign books. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.
7:30 – 9pm
Charis Books & More
Wednesday, May 8
Don’t miss Trivia at Woofs Atlanta every Wednesday.
Thursday, May 9
As part of the “50 Years of LGBT Cinema” film series sponsored by Out On Film and Atlanta Pride, “Desert Hearts” screens tonight. Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first film, “Desert Hearts” was groundbreaking upon its 1986 release: a love story about two women, produced and directed by a woman. In the 1959-set film, an adaptation of a beloved novel by Jane Rule, straitlaced East Coast professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) arrives in Reno to file for divorce, but winds up catching the eye of someone new, the younger free spirit Cay (Patricia Charbonneau), touching off a slow seduction that unfolds against the breathtaking desert landscape. With smoldering chemistry between its two leads, an evocative jukebox soundtrack, and vivid cinematography by Robert Elswit, “Desert Hearts” beautifully exudes a sense of tender yearning and emotional candor.
Saturday, May 11
In an Atlanta Rollergirls double feature, the Rumble Bs take on the River City Rat Pack and the Toxic Shocks take on the Demons.
Yaarab Shrine Center
The Michelle Malone Band will be playing bluesy as well as some of Michelle’s favorite blues classics tonight at the Blues and BBQ Birthday Bash.
7 and 9:15pm
Tuesday, May 14
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host poet Jericho Brown who will read from and discuss his daring new poetry collection, “The Tradition.” “The Tradition” questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative.
Cinco De Mayo Event Spotlights
Saturday, May 4
The Atlanta Margarita + Taco Festival features 40 taco vendors and 12 bars. The event is free and an all day drink pass is only $6, Noon – 5 pm, Grant Park
Music 2 My Ears Entertainment, a local organization who seeks to empower the community through music, dance, and the arts, will host the first Salsa on the Square event Downtown Decatur. Salsa lessons will be provided by Latin dance legend Mambo Mario Diaz, and music by DJ Jeremy Lane. Free to the public, the event will include local dancers as well as beginners who want to learn salsa dance or just want to enjoy good music and outdoor fun, 5- 9 pm, Decatur Square
Atlanta’s biggest Cinco de Mayo party is back again in the Midtown Entertainment District at Tacos & Tequila Midtown. Get your sombreros, mustaches and mariachis out — it’s fiesta time. Join the neighborhood and munch on some of the best tacos East of the Mississippi, 7pm
Sunday, May 5
Celebrate the day at the Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Day Party today. Drink and food specials are plentiful and the first 100 guests get free party favors, 3 pm, Alibi Atlanta
Las Margaritas will hold its annual Cinco de Mayo event today, with a festival, the Atlanta United game on outside and the usual food, drinks and fun.