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Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25

The Big Peach softball tournament features players throughout the area and region competing against each other in a round robin format. More event information and locations can be found at

Friday, May 23

Come meet celebrity chef Shane McIntosh at one of AGLCC’s (Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) newest culinary members, Ocean Market Atlanta/Ocean Catering Company, for the 4th Friday networking event, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.,

Stevens Layne and The Black Feathers appear at Red Clay Theatre with special guest Bridget Vogel,  8 p.m.,


B.I.G. Productions presents Bear Invasion with special guests Craig C from Denver and DJ Sean Mac, as well as a house full of hairy man, Heretic Atlanta, 9 p.m.,

Edie Cheezburger and her usual assortment of special guests present “The Other Show” drag event weekly at Jungle, 9:30 p.m.,

The M4M Hardbody Revue, hosted by Envy Van Michaels, is a competition for men with a $100 cash prize weekly, LeBUZZ,
Saturday, May 24
LovHer, Ladies at Play and LilBad AzzDJ E presents free Memorial Day party at Krave Lounged from 6-10 p.m.,

Actor’s Express’s musical “End of the Rainbow” finds Judy Garland trying to make a comeback with a series of high-profile London concerts. Gay radio personality John Lemley is in the cast, 8 p.m. tonight with performances through June 15,

LovHer: Memorial Day edition with sounds by MJQ’s resident spinner DJ Majestik aka Skenny Kravitz along with Deejay Deliver. Doors open at 10 p.m. with $10 cover, $15 cover after midnight. Takorea, 818 Juniper St. NW, Atlanta,

The Atlanta Eagle hosts the Panther Leather/Levi club Night, 10 p.m.,

Bedlam presents CirqueDeCabaret, a dance party with performance art, 10 p.m. at a TBD location.

My Sister’s Room is the home for the Official Glow Party as part of Memorial Day Weekend,

Producer/DJ Tracy Young returns to Jungle Atlanta,

Sunday, May 25

Not ready to go home just yet? Join the early morning fun at Xion Atlanta with DJ Stan Jackson, 3 a.m.,

Transgender dancer and choreographer Sean Dorsey’s acclaimed “The Secret History of Love” closes today at 7 Stages, with a final show at 2 p.m.,

No need to go to Pensacola for some fun in the sun. Joining Hearts and Heretic have teamed up for an all out Beer and BBQ Extravaganza for $15. DJ Mike Pope will be spinning with Angelica D’Paige hosting an afternoon of fun activities including frozen t-shirt contest, Twiter, Bust My Bubble and more. Proceeds benefit Joining Hearts. 3-9 p.m., Heretic,

wnba_g_dream_gb1_576Decatur Women’s Sports night at the Atlanta Dream is tonight. Tip-off is 6 p.m. as the Dream take on the Indiana Fever at Philips Arena,

DJ Kidd Madonny visits the Heretic Atlanta for a Memorial Day Weekend dance event, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m,

Ladies at Play 10th anniversary at Tongue and Groove, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.,

Monday, May 26

The official Rooftop Farewell Day Party (rain or shine, indoor/outdoor) presented by LovHer and Ladies at Play, 3-8 p.m., Café Circa Atlanta,

Monday Night Trivia, emceed by Wild Cherry Sucret, offers chances to win up to $250 in cash and prizes, 11 p.m. at Blake’s,

Tuesday, May 27

Fourth Tuesday dinner at Tin Lizzy’s in Grant Park. 6-9 p.m.,

“Unleashing the Muse” – a five week writing course with author Tamara Madison – begins tonight at Charis Books. This workshop will focus on identifying censorship (even your own) and freeing creativity to burrow past writer’s block. 7 – 9 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 28

Private to Public: The Art of Activism brings together 7 Stages artistic director Heidi S. Howard and transgender dancer/choreographer Sean Dorsey with panelists Melissa Carter, Theresa Davis, Topher Payne, and Scott Turner Schofield in a conversation about bullying, 6:30 p.m., 7 Stages,

Charis presents its Advanced Sexuality Series: “Using Your Power to Initiate.” Have you ever felt so attracted to someone that you just wanted to jump their bones?  Are you in a LTR and for some reason your confidence in approaching your partner for sex seems scary?  The workshop in this series is to help you with your power and how you can you use that power to initiate what you want, especially when it comes to sexual desires.  This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness event. The suggested donation is $15. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

The Queer Moxie Cabaret is a variety show fundraiser starring Heather Daniels, Devin Liquor, Brent Star, Iysis Dupree, Nicole Paige Brooks and many more, hosted by Ian Aber, helping to raise money to complete the queer performance documentary “Queer Moxie,” 8 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

Monica Van Pelt, Angelica D’Paige and Viola Chachki are the hosts for Lips Atlanta’s Bitchy Bingo event, with showtime at 8:45 p.m.,

The Atlanta Eagle hosts its Wednesday Cubby Hole Underwear Night. $1 off drinks for those in their underwear as well as an underwear contest, 9 p.m.,

Iysis Dupree
Brent Star
Fonda Lingue
Drue Lingue
Ellisorous Rex
Julie Osborne
Nicole Paige Brooks

Hosted By
Ian Aber

Thursday, May 29

SAGE Atlanta’s games and social hour kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center,

Classical musician Joshua Bell performs at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tonight and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,

Decadence: A Night of Drinking and Debauchery is every Thursday starting at 10 p.m., hosted by Adam Bland and Ashley Mitchell with beats by DJ Daryl Cox. A wet underwear contest begins at 11 p.m, with a cash prize and dancers galore, TEN Atlanta,

Friday, May 30

Serenbe Playhouse opens its 2014 season with the family show “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” at 11 a.m.,

Dinner with the Bears offers an opportunity to mix and mingle and eat with members of the Southern Bears, with 7 p.m. coffee at the Ansley Starbucks and 8 p.m. dinner at Cowtippers.

Boys Room is a Friday night dance party with DJ Headmaster and all sorts of retro music videos, Mary’s Atlanta,

Traxx Girls night at My Sister’s Room offers drink specials, great music and lots of beautiful women, 10 p.m.,

Destiny Brooks hosts Femme Fatale at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Saturday, May 31
A new organization for LGBTQ youth—Real Youth—is starting up in Atlanta and it will hold its first picnic from noon to 3 p.m. at Bernard Halpern Park, 4150 Tilly Mill Road, Doraville.

Free Texas Hold ‘Em poker is available from 4 – 8 p.m. followed by various DJs at 10 p.m at Mixx Atlanta,

“Let’s Make a Deal,” hosted by Ken, is on tap tonight at Friends on Ponce, 6 – 10 p.m.,

Local favorite Michelle Malone visits Eddie’s Attic tonight at 8 p.m.,

Monica van Pelt brings Synergy to Burkharts, 11 p.m.,

Sunday, June 1

Jazz @ 781, a series sponsored by St. Mark United Methodist Church, runs through June 8, Sundays at 6:30 p.m.,

Lateasha Shante Shuntel, Nicole Paige Brooks, Shawna Brooks and more divas present Cell Block Sunday at 8 p.m. at Blake’s,

Angelica D’Paige hosts Sex Kitten Sundays, with $5 burgers and Smirnoff cocktails, 8 p.m., 10th & Piedmont,

$2 well drinks are on tap all day and night at Sunday Funday at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Monday, June 2

The Atlanta PFLAG support group meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,
Tuesday, June 3

The musical “Evita” comes to the Fox Theatre, telling the tale of Argentine Eva Peron. Tonight’s opening night is at 7:30 p.m. with performances through Sunday, June 8th at the Fox Theatre,

Recording artist Morrissey visits Atlanta as part of his new U.S. tour, with special guest songwriter and keyboardist Kristeen Young, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Centre,

Free dance lessons are on the menu courtesy of Two-Step Tuesdays at the Heretic Atlanta, 8 – 9 p.m., followed by an open dance from 9 – 11 p.m.,

Sasie Monroe brings Pop! karaoke to the night time crowd at Blake’s beginning at 11 p.m.,
Wednesday, June 4

Loosen up and settle in for some exercise with yoga at the MISTER Center, 5:30 p.m.,

Bring an empty stomach to Taco, Tequila and Beer Night at Amsterdam Atlanta, with $5 tacos, 6 – 11 p.m.,

Primetime Wednesdays dance party revs up from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Sutra Lounge, 1136 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, June 5

Dirty Boy Bingo at Cockpit Atlanta is hosted by the inimitable Ruby Redd, 10 p.m.,

Sisters’ Night at Woof’s sports bar features bingo, more jello shots, more prizes and fun. Tonight’s funds support Georgia Safe Schools Coalition’s mission to eliminate LGBTQQ oppression in Georgia schools! 7 – 9 p.m.,

Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8
Atlanta Poly Weekend is a three day international conference for the polyamorous and non-monogamous community, their friends, and allies, hosted by Relationship Equality Foundation and Atlanta Polyamory. In its 4th year, the event features over 20 educators from all across the globe, including experts in the field of non-monogamy research such as Dr. Elizabeth Scheff and Dr. Susan Mayer, to advocates and community leaders such as Franklin Veaux and Samantha Frazier, $60.00 at the door or via pre-registration, Holiday Inn Perimeter-Dunwoody.

Friday, June 6

The gay-themed military film “Burning Blue” opens in Atlanta area theaters,

Softball begins tonight as part of the Decatur Women’s Sports League,

Creedence Clearwater Revival kicks off this season’s Concerts in the Garden series at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 8 p.m.,

Saturday, June 7

The Atlanta Gender Variations: Parents of gender variant/trans children support group meets in Atlanta today from 2 – 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

CHRIS Kids Premiere Party will be at Mason Murer Fine Art from 6-10 p.m. Suggested attire is all white.

Join your favorite village queens for 90s Pride Prom and Gurlfrandz, a prom evening to support Atlanta Pride, 10 – 11:45 p.m., Mary’s,

 Tuesday, June 10

HBO, Human Rights Campaign and Out On Film present the Atlanta premiere of the Sundance Award-winning “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the 2013 Supreme Court Prop 8 hearing. Director Ryan White and plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry will be in attendance, SCADshow (formerly 14th Street Playhouse). More information TBA.

Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15

The Sci Fi Summer Con brings together sci-fi fans all weekend for various activities at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria,

Saturday, June 14

It’s back!! Atlanta Pride’s biggest fundraiser is the East Point Possum Show, with all sorts of special and unexpected performances, benefitting Lost-n-Found Youth, 7 p.m.,

Tuesday, June 17

Siblings Derek and Julianne Hough, from TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” bring their new dance show “Move Live on Tour” to the Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 18

Atlanta Pride and Out On Film present the documentary “To Be Takei,“ looking at the life of iconic out actor George Takei, as part of Stonewall Month activities, 7:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center,

Saturday, June 21

The Atlanta Cotillion’s Cirque De Nuit en Rouge event features performances from Liquid Sky, Prince Poppycock, Dragon house and Dance Crew benefitting AID Atlanta, Delta Flight Museum, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.,

Georgia Equality hosts its 10th annual Evening for Equality, Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station,

Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, June 29

Taylor Dayne is among the acts headlining this year’s Augusta Pride,

Saturday, June 28

An LGBTQ Commitment Ceremony, speed dating and a strong entertainer lineup highlight the annual Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 275 Riverside Parkway

Katy Perry visits Philips Arena, 8 p.m.,
Saturday, August 2

The Inaugural 5k Run/Walk will take place in the historic Marietta Square, beginning at 8 p.m., benefitting the Health Initiative,