Friday, May 24
Horizon Theatre has opened the LGBTQ-themed “The Cake.” 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
Kia and Company and My Sister’s Room present Vibe Pride LGBTQ Memorial Day Weekend through Sunday, with a Lez Laugh Comedy Show and an Andros Models and Bottles Blackout Dance Party and Drag Show tonight.
Deep South presents CHUNK with DJ’s Marceaux Marceaux, Cakes, and Vicki Powell! Don’t miss a performance by J Bella and experience what Hotlanta’s hottest go-go dancers!
10pm – 3am
Saturday, May 25
Come out to the GA State Capitol today for a protest against the GA Heartbeat bill, as participants march from the Capitol to CNN.
Cubs and grizzlies run galore this Memorial Day weekend — it’s Bear Invasion night with DJ Eric James.
Sunday, May 26
DJ Karlitos is back at Xion after hours spinning beats into the early morning!
3am – 7am
Don’t miss Midtown Rouge tonight with DJ Bill Berdeaux and host Peaches.
Blakes on the Park
Get ready to boogie at the Battle POP party with DJ Fernando this holiday party.
10pm – 3am
Monday, May 27
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds its weekly meeting.
St. Annes Episcopal Church
Tuesday, May 28
It’s Good Vibes Only night with DJ Scrilla.
Thursday, May 30
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.
The Gendr Blendr is a dance party hosted by Iv Fischer during which performers and party-goers alike are encouraged to turn their best genderf*ck look. This event will feature the lesser-known trans talent of Atlanta in an effort to increase visibility and appreciation of these performers. The party will include a competition during which anyone, regardless of gender identity, can enter so long as they are turning a sickening, conceptual, and androgynous look that plays with gender. Performances will be by Jaybella Banks, Miss He, Video Tronic and Iv Fischer with hosts Marie Limieux, Kaius and TJ Maxxx and beats from Taylor Alxndr and more.
9pm – 2am
My Sister’s Room
Friday, May 31
A musical fantasy about the rise of singer (and part-time Atlanta native) Elton John, “Rocketman” opens today in metro Atlanta theaters.
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
Onstage Atlanta opens Topher Payne’s comedy “Morningside” directed by Cathe Hall Payne.
8pm, through June 29
This Free Life presents Flaunt It, a national, fashion-forward dance series that energizes the LGBTQ+ community to visualize, internalize and flaunt a tobacco-free lifestyle. Special guest Trannika Rex is joined by hosts Iv Fischer, Trissshhh, Miss He, Taylor Alxndr, Royal Tee, Thin Mint, Honey Mint, Michael Kemp, Shi, Video Tronic, Tyra Rex, Marie LeMieux, Miss Conception, Prince Johnny and Lala Ri, with DJ Ree de la Vega spinning and a runway competition.
9pm – 1am
Moxy Midtown Atlanta
Every Friday night at Mary’s Atlanta, come enjoy Bitch Please.
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. Unlimited beer and wine pre-purchase is also available.
2 – 4pm
Atlanta Prime Timers meets today.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
Sunday, June 2
Join the LGBTQ Institute, Touching Up Our Roots, and Atlanta Pride today at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to board a shuttle with LGBT friends and allies to explore our LGBTQ history on the 2019 LGBT History Tour. This two hour tour, narrated by local LGBTQ historian Dave Hayward and others, will offer us a glimpse into the past while enjoying an afternoon of fun. Tour 1 will focus on the Little Five Points area and lesbian oriented spaces and events, as well as the Midtown area including some of the first openly gay bars like Mrs. P’s on Ponce and sites of assaults like the raid on the Eagle bar on Ponce de Leon.
An annual party since the opening of the big deck at Henry’s Midtown Tavern, Canines & Cocktails is a must-do event. Rain or shine, patrons will enjoy fun disco/old school dance tunes while sipping on cocktails, with a tea dance by DJ Zach Falls. Also on tap is a silent auction and fun games such as Human Slot Machine and the Spin Wheel.
3 – 7pm
Charis Books and More welcomes Monica Helms to sign her memoir, “More Than Just a Flag.” Monica is the creator of the Trans Pride flag. Monica’s book details the major events of her life, from childhood through to the book’s publication in 2019. Included are her service in the U.S. Navy as a submariner and her personal journey to discovering her true self as a trans woman, including the subsequent battles as she fought with her civilian employers, Sprint. Helms recalls her creation of the Transgender Pride Flag in 1999 and her donation of the original to the Smithsonian in 2014. Monica details her founding of the Transgender American Veterans Association in 2003, where she went on to serve as president for 10 years. Along with numerous other examples of her trans activism, Helms recounts lobbying state legislators in Arizona and Georgia, as well as in D.C, and being elected a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
3 – 4:15pm
Monday, June 3
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
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children opens its doors tonight.
7:30 – 9pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Tuesday, June 4
Come play Let’s Make a Deal with host Ken tonight.
Friends Neighborhood Bar
Wednesday, June 5
In honor of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Pride Month, now is the time, more than ever, for older and younger generations of the LGBTQ community to share histories, knowledge, and advice. Join Atlanta Pride Committee & Out Front Theatre Company tonight for Across Generations — an intergenerational discussion. Come talk with members of the community across ages to share and grow.
6:30 – 9pm
Out Front Theatre Company
Charis Books and More and Men Stopping Violence welcome Jared Yates, the author of “The People Are Going to Rise Upon Your Shore,” to talk about “The Man They Wanted Me to Be,” in which he turns his keen eye to our current crisis of masculinity using his upbringing in rural Indiana to examine the personal and societal dangers of the white supremacist patriarchy. Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, “The Man They Wanted Me to Be” is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society.
7:30 – 9pm
Thursday, June 6
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Southern Center for Human Rights will host James Foreman, Jr. who will discuss his latest publication “Locking Up Our Own,” a masterly examination of the historical roots of contemporary criminal justice in the U.S., based on James Forman, Jr.’s vast experience and deep knowledge of the legal system, and its often-devastating consequences for citizens and communities of color.
It’s like Freaky Friday but on a Thursday, and with drag queens! Your favorite Edgewood queens are back. Come out to AMEN: The Switcheroo Show tonight when each cast member will be performing as each other. The event features the talents of Dotte.Comm, JayBella banks, Molly Rimswell and Taylor Alxndr.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
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
Joe Whitaker presents DILF, “Do Me Harder” jock and underwear party! Experience some of the hottest daddies in the city while DJ John LePage serves up beats all night long! For more info, visit theDILFparty.com.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, June 8
Female icons of the music world thrill us all, Come celebrate some of the most powerful female legends the world has ever known with Legendary, the Atlanta Women’s Chorus entertaining close to their season.
2 and 8pm
Out Front Theatre Company
Woofs Atlanta hosts a Beer Bust fundraiser for The Hotlanta Volleyball Association tonight.
4 – 7pm
Friday, June 14
Out On Film and Atlanta Pride conclude its “50 Years of LGBTQ Cinema” free film series this weekend, with two screenings tonight — “Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100” at 7pm and “The Watermelon Woman” at 9pm, “Save Me,” “Brother to Brother” and “Shelter” on Saturday and “Saturday Church,” “Rafiki” and “Pride” on Sunday.
Out Front Theatre Company
Pride Night at the Atlanta Braves game includes a pre-game party and a Braves Pride T-shirt.
Saturday, June 15
Join the Atlanta Rollergirls today for two Pride Expo Bouts.
Yaarab Shrine Center