Wednesday, June 27
In recognition of Pride Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hope Clinic at the Emory School of Medicine, will screen the independent documentary “parTy boi: Black Diamonds in Ice Castles.” This film focuses on methamphetamine addiction within the LGBTQ community of color, and explores a drug epidemic that is affecting the lives of Black and Latino gay millennials at an alarming rate. Directed by filmmaker Micheal Rice, “parTy boi” is deftly crafted to spark debate and educate LGBTQ youth around the world about crystal meth and drug addiction. This event will include a post-screening discussion and is free and open to the public.
Catch Actor’s Express’ version of the lesbian-themed “The Color Purple,” the musical based on Alice Walker’s book running through July 29.
Thursday, June 28
SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30am–1pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. RushCenterAtl.org
In partnership with Atlanta Contemporary’s signature program Contemporary Cocktails night, WUSSY will be releasing Volume 4 of its boutique, quarterly queer arts magazine, featuring exclusives with Amanda Lepore, Big Dipper, Lucy Stoole, Miz Cracker, Asia O’Hara from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Will Sheridan, ATL’s own Bitch Puddin’ of The Boulet Brothers Dragula, and more. Get your photo taken for the annual WUSSY yearbook and come dressed in your best queer high-school fantasy attire. Sexy teachers, band geeks, lunch ladies, varsity cheerleaders, all welcome. This event is free and open to the public. See their Facebook event for more deets.
Out On Film and the Atlanta Pride Committee present “The Wound” for Stonewall Month. “The Wound” is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. See their Facebook event for more details.
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
Friday, June 29 –
Saturday, June 30
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus brings Broadway back to the stage with “Broadway and Peachtree,” featuring favorite songs from Broadway revivals like “Hairspray” and “Falsettos” to the greatest hits from current shows, including “Something Rotten,” “Hamilton,” “Kinky Boots,” and “ Dear Evan Hansen.”
Out Front Theatre Company
Friday, June 29
3-Legged Cowboy presents Friday Night Country, with free dance lessons from 8 – 9 p.m. and an open dance at 9 p.m.
Actors and musicians Lea Michelle and Darren Criss and have embarked on their first ever co-headlining tour, LM/DC. The duo will hit the stage tonight together and solo, performing songs from Broadway, “Glee” and original songs from their recent solo albums.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, June 30
The High Museum of Art has just 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, and includes sections and featured works by artists including Greer Lankton, Zoe Leonard, Forrest Bessand, and Henry Darger that examine sexuality and gender. Together, the works on view offer an unprecedented overview of the profound impact of American self-taught artists on the evolution of modern and contemporary art over the past 100 years. They also reveal how these artists galvanized the mainstream art world to embrace difference and diversity across race, region, class, age, and gender. Running through Sept. 30.
Sunday, July 1
Don’t miss Tossed Salad, hosted by Brigitte Bidet and featuring new queens weekly.
My Sister’s Room
Monday, July 2
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
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today, with a featured speaker, from 7:30–9pm.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Tuesday, July 3
DeWayne Morgan hosts Trivia Tuesdays at the Hideaway Atlanta.
Wednesday, July 4
Come enjoy the Fourth of July at Hump Night with Regina.
Friends Neighborhood Bar
Thursday, July 5
Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups each month, Charis Books and More invites community members to join The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent, to talk about personal issues or societal issues they are trying to deconstruct. The group will use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to talk through these issues.
Saturday, July 7
Atlanta Prime Timers meets today at 3pm.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
Tuesday, July 10
Erasure’s World Be Gone tour swings through the Tabernacle Atlanta tonight at 8pm. See their Facebook event for more details.
Wednesday, July 11
Serenbe Playhouse and out director Brian Clowdus present the musical “Titanic” and will actually sink a ship each night beginning now through August 12.