Friday, May 10
Come join the Relaunch Community BBQ for The SPOT at the Rush Center. The SPOT offers free, fast, late-night HIV and now STI testing. Come meet the new staff and enjoy some food and drinks.
6 – 9pm
Don’t be late for this important date! The dark and twisted energy of Wonderland will bring Ritual to life in this once a year event. Let us shock your senses and rock your world in this gothic and fantastic take on this timeless concept. DJ Lechter and DJ Caz 10 will be spinning your favorite goth-industrial dance tracks!
10pm – 3am
Saturday, May 11
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
In an Atlanta Rollergirls double feature, the Rumble Bs take on the River City Rat Pack and the Toxic Shocks take on the Demons.
5pm and 7:30pm
Yaarab Shrine Center
The former First Lady comes to town for her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama event.
State Farm Arena
Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard brings his Wunderbar International Tour to the ATL.
ENL Productions Proudly Presents RISE with DJ Mike Pope spinning high energy vocal house and circuit all night long.
10pm – 3am
Sunday, May 12
Call your mother and spend Mother’s Day with Big and Little Edie, when the Plaza Atlanta Theater screens the classic documentary “Grey Gardens.”
Monday, May 13
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds its weekly meeting.
St. Annes Episcopal Church
What’s next for Stacey Abrams? The New York Times bestselling author of “Lead From The Outside,” Abrams will be joining Posman Books in conversation tonight to reveal her future plans.
7 – 10pm
The Carter Center
Join the League of Atlanta Pups Mondays at the Atlanta Eagle. Pup gear is encouraged but not required. A padded mosh area will be the set-up so the pups can enjoy some play time.
7:30pm – 3am
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.
Wednesday, May 15
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 silver screen classic “Cruel Intentions” with an all-new musical. Based on the French novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe, and Sarah Michelle Geller, “Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical” pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl—and anyone who gets in their way — they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love. The musical features your favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Thursday, May 16
Grammy®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning artist Ben Platt of “Dear Evan Hansen” fame visits the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre tonight in support of his debut solo LP “Sing to Me Instead.”
Friday, May 17
Amanda Palmer has released her first solo album in six years, “There Will Be No Intermission,” and is bringing it to Atlanta.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Charis welcomes Atlanta author Jason Allen to celebrate his debut novel “The East End.” Jason will read from the novel, take questions and sign books. A tragic accident threatens to unravel two families in this gripping novel of suspense and culture clash in the Hamptons. Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled life, sneaks into a neighboring mansion belonging to a billionaire CEO who arrives unexpectedly with a companion, leading to a shocking poolside incident.
7:30 – 9pm
Charis Books & More
Horizon Theatre opens “The Cake” tonight. When Della, a North Carolina Baker and devout Christian, is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed. That joy is short-lived, though, when she learns that the intended is another bride. Struggling to reconcile her deeply-held belief in “traditional marriage” and the love she has for the woman she helped raise, Della finds herself in strange new territory. Inspired by a story still in the headlines, this is a new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV’s “This is Us”)
8pm, through June 23
Every Friday night at Mary’s Atlanta, come enjoy Bitch Please.
Kick off Peach Party 2019 with DJ Cindel from Chicago spinning the hottest beats all night long! Weekend passes and individual party tickets available on the event’s Facebook page.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, May 18
Keep Peach Party going at Xion after hours with Twisted Dee.
Join the fun at the Sixth Annual LGBTQ Family Day with Atlanta Pride. There will be painting, games, and food at this family-friendly picnic. Kids of all ages are welcome as well as their grown-ups.
11am – 1pm
Come out and play flag football with other LGBTQ folks today. Bring your water bottles and your short shorts. Coaches, cheerleaders, and sideline fans are encouraged to come out as well.
Dust that pollen off your dancing shoes because it’s time to swing. This year, the MetroGnomes Stage Band presents its fifth “Spring Swing,” the season’s swankiest event. Swing dance lessons are available so you can learn a step or two so you can glide across the dance floor when the live music begins shortly after. The program includes swing and big band and pop music along with special guest vocalists.
Hudson Grille Midtown
DJ Pat Scott returns to the Atlanta Eagle for the annual Britney Bash, Atlanta’s premiere summer kick-off party, benefitting P.A.L.S.
10pm – 3am
Tom Stephan from London, England, makes his Atlanta debut at the Peach Party 2019 main event.
10pm – 3am
Hogtied returns to the Heretic Atlanta. Dust off those dog masks and come in your best fetish/leather/bondage gear for the chance to win a prize. The event will feature Bigtch Puddin,’ Meatball from The Boulet Brother’s Dragula, Alex Suarez, Cola Fizz, Dotte Com, Kryean Kally, Michael Robinson, Molly Rimswell, TJ Maxxx, Video Tronic, D’Knighten Day, Mo’Dest Volgare and SH, with DJ Zaida on deck.
10pm – 3am
Sunday, May 19
Xion is the place to be to keep the party going into the early morning. DJ Eddie Martinez makes his Peach Party debut for an after-hours party you don’t want to miss.
3am – 7am
Each third Sunday in May a large group of house music lovers assemble in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park Pavilion for an explosive high energy event called Indigenous House Atlanta, What makes this different from other events in the country is a unique crowd from all the original house music clubs of America, with an energy and excitement all its own every year.
Noon – 10pm
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today.
2:30pm – 4pm
The Atlanta International School
Atlanta’s own Seth Breezy will get your Sunday Funday right at the Peach Party Sunday T-Dance.
4 – 7pm
The party continues with the sounds of DJ Isaac Escalante and the best lighting and sound in the ATL.
7pm – Midnight
Monday, May 20
End Peach Party 2019 with one final dance at Xion after hours with DJ Deanne.
Midnight – Until
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,
7 – 8:30pm
Charis Books and More
Tuesday, May 21
Support Atlanta Pride tonight at Dine Out for Pride.
4 – 8pm
Panera Bread at Ansley Mall
Enjoy Retro Video Night with Mr. Richard tonight.
6 – 10pm
Wednesday, May 22
Catch the biggest and best of Broadway as you’ve never seen it before. The biggest hits from every decade — “Annie,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and more, hosted by Edie Cheezburger.
Thursday, May 23
Molly Rimswell and D’Knighten Day host Trashed Thursdays.
My Sister’s Room
Do you want to read books by amazing Black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a Black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris is the facilitator of this group. This spring and summer Black Feminist contemporary memoirs are on tap and tonight it’s “Hunger” by Roxane Gay. This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event and the suggested donation is $5.
7 – 9pm
Wednesday, May 29
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with artist/activist Charmaine Minniefield of The New Freedom Project will host a screening of the documentary “Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker.” While not as well known as famed leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Ella Baker was the behind-the-scenes force that ensured the success of some of the movement’s most important organizations and events. Her life and accomplishments are chronicled in this powerful documentary. “Fundi” was her nickname, from a Swahili word that means a person who passes down a craft to the next generation. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 31
Get ready for another “Sordid Lives” experience as Del Shores, writer/director of the iconic gay film and many more, spends a weekend at River’s Edge, with film screenings and performances.
5pm, through the weekend
A musical fantasy about the rise of singer (and part-time Atlanta native) Elton John, “Rocketman” opens today in metro Atlanta theaters.
Saturday, June 1
Enjoy a day of fun and rides at Atlanta Pride’s Out in the Park at Six Flags. Patrons can enjoy an exclusive all-you-can-eat catered meal at the Private Picnic Pavilion located across from SkyScreamer from 2 – 4pm. Unlimited beer and wine pre-purchases are also available.
Friday, June 7
The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) is a day-long conference and expo, covering topics relevant to the Southeastern LGBTQ business community. Tickets include networking, expo, general sessions, reception, keynote presentation and more with interactive panel discussions and national business leaders and an overview of the state of today’s LGBT economy.
1 – 7:30pm
Atlanta Marriott Northeast