Friday, April 25

MetroFresh is donating proceeds from today’s sales to AID Atlanta, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., www.metrofreshatl.com

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce sponsors its Fourth Friday event at The Joint from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., www.atlantagaychamber.org

ATTA’s rescheduled spring mixer is tonight at the Athletic Club Northeast, with a free pro clinic from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and the mixer from 6:30 – 10 p.m., with food and beer. $5 for ATTA members, $10 non-members, www.atta.org

Come enjoy Dinner With the Bears tonight with members of the Southern Bears at 7 p.m. at the Greater Good Barbecue, www.greatergoodbbq.com

Topher Payne’s “Lakebottom Prime” opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta, www.onstageatlanta.com

It’s Family/Media Day for M.PoWeR Productions’ dance production “A True Loves Tale,” with LGBT performers in the cast. 8 p.m. at The Horizon School, 1900 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.onyxkeesha.com

Swank, a ladies monthly social mixer with DJ Prism and no cover, cranks up tonight from 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., 10th & Piedmont, www.communitashospitality.com/10th-and-piedmont/

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

Fire Gear Night with DJ Christopher Kind doubles with Panther L/L Bar Night, 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

DJ superstars Chus and Ceballos bring their beats to Opera nightclub. This is a Chris Coleman Enterprises LLC event, with proceeds benefiting AID Atlanta, 10 p.m., www.operanightclub.com

Saturday, April 26 – Sunday April 27

The Inman Park Festival is this weekend. Atlanta’s largest street market offers more than 250 booths of antiques and handcrafted wares. A juried arts and crafts show includes more than 150 fine artists working in sculpture, paintings and photography, www.inmanparkfestival.org

Saturday, April 26

Meet the Democratic candidates running for statewide offices with chances to ask questions. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Democratic Party of Georgia’s LGBT Caucus, Fulton County Democrats, the Young Democrats of Atlanta and the Democratic Women’s Council. 10:30 a.m. — 1 p.m., Democratic Party of Georgia Headquarters, 763 Trabert Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.georgiadems.org

Pre-Mother’s Day indie pop-up craft fair featuring new artists from 11 a.m. — 5 p.m., Charis Books & More, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Georgia author Christopher D. Coleman will be celebrating the release of his new book “No Longer Confined” at two separate Midtown Atlanta events today. The first is a book-signing event from 11:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. at Einstein’s. The book release party will be held later that evening from 7 p.m. — 11 p.m. at Joe’s on Juniper, www.einsteinsatlanta.com, www.joesonjuniper.com

The second annual Ready for Hope Patio Bear-B-Q raises money and awareness, with a $15 cover going towards the Atlanta AIDS Walk. 2 — 6 p.m. at Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.com

Greg Lawson/Ginger Vitis’ 50th birthday roast and show to raise funds for Lost-n-Found Youth. 6 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, www.mixxatlanta.com

The Beloved Community dialogue on marriage equality is moderated by Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner with panelists Robin Shahar, Mayor Kasim Reed’s LGBT liaison; Dr. Susan Barrett; Branden Mattox; and Conrad Honicker. Hosted by Friends School of Atlanta. 6 p.m. at Friends School of Atlanta, www.friendsschoolatlanta.org

The Men of David contest is a benefit for AID Atlanta, with an 8 p.m. VIP reception and the show at 9 p.m. Hosted by Ruby Redd with DJ David Knapp and special guest Lady Bunny at Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

Sweet Tea: Spring Splashback, a queer variety show, returns with host Taylor Alxndr. The Hangar, 8 p.m. — 12:30 a.m., http://tinyurl.com/pekjjyw

Monica Van Pelt hosts Synergy at Burkhart’s beginning at 11 p.m., www.burkharts.com

Sunday, April 27

The Big Gay Anniversary Beer Bust benefits Joining Hearts, Joe’s on Juniper. 1 – 5 p.m., www.joesonjuniper.com

Canines & Cocktails – join Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and the Lions Clubs, whose members founded Leader Dogs for the Blind, for a fundraising event, 3 – 7 pm on the big deck of Henry’s Midtown, www.henrysatl.com

Sugarbaker 5.0 is a birthday party for Jimmy Sugarbaker as well as fundraiser for Lost-n-Found Youth and the Armorettes. 4 — 8 p.m., Amsterdam, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

My Sister’s Room hosts Sunset Soiree, a benefit for Georgia Equality, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. emceed by Ricky Simone with music by DJ Tina V, www.mysistersroom.com

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

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

Monday, April 28

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, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Tuesday, April 29

Free dance lessons are on the menu on Two-Step Tuesdays. 8 – 11 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, www.hereticatlanta.com

Wednesday, April 30

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

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

Recording artist Christina Perri comes to the Buckhead Theatre, 7 p.m., www.thebuckheadtheatre.com

Join Charis and GA WAND for a special presentation in honor of “Earth Month” by Ellen Griffith-Spears, author of “Baptized in PCBs Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town.” This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event. The suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Thursday, May 1

SAGE Atlanta’s general membership meeting features a guest speaker and other programming, 11 a.m – 12:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

Green Day’s Broadway sensation “American Idiot” makes it Atlanta debut at the Fox Theatre, running through May 4, 7:30 p.m., www.foxtheatre.org

Campus Pride presents Hero Night for LGBTQ Youth & Safe Spaces with a screening of the film “The Rugby Player,” featuring Alice Hoagland, mother of 9/11 hero Mark Bingham. The event, free with donations encouraged, is in partnership with Atlanta Pride, The StandUP Foundation, Atlanta Pocket Rocket Guide and the Atlanta Bucks Rugby team, 7:30 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

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 aplenty, TEN Atlanta, www.tenatlanta.com

Friday, May 2 — Sunday, May 4
Parker Ranch women only weekend includes hiking, dining, boat cruise, discussion and watching of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. 
To register, visit www.meetup.com/GoRabun/events/160190202/

Friday, May 2

Festive Friday is a street festival celebration on Zonolite Road from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free cocktails, wine and beer are provided, as is live music. For more information, contact Gerlinda Grimes at ggrimes@tuckermott.com

Traxx Girls night at My Sister’s Room offers drink specials, great music and lots of beautiful women, 10 p.m., www.mysistersroom.com
Destiny Brooks hosts Femme Fatale at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

The M4M Hardbody Revue, hosted by Envy Van Michaels, is a competition for men with a $100 cash prize weekly, LeBUZZ, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Saturday, May 3

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

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

HRC Atlanta hosts its annual Gala Dinner, with a silent auction and special guests, 5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Atlanta, www.atlantaregency.hyatt.com. More information available at www.hrcatlanta.org

The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and The Atlanta Eagle bring a night of fun and frolic the first Saturday night of the month with Jockstrap Sister Twister. 9 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle. www.atlantaeagle.com

Hot Mess is a weekly dance party at Mary’s tonight, www.marysatlanta.com

Las Margaritas hosts an all-weekend Cinco De Mayo party/celebration, with giveaways, live entertainment, models, DJs and a Mariachi band, www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com

Sunday, May 4

Circuit legend Morabito returns to Atlanta for an extended morning of fun. 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta, www.xionatlanta.com

Lips Atlanta is the home for Gospel Brunch, with the Sisters of Sequin, hosted by Bubba D. Licious, with a brunch special and $5 show cover, with brunch at 12:30 p.m. and entertainment at 1:30 p.m., www.lipsatl.com

SkateBoyz ATL hosts its montly Atlanta Bicycle Ride beginning at 3 p.m.  at the main entrance of Piedmont Park, across the street from Skate Escape Bike Shop. Call 404-940-4399 for more info.

Join the Atlanta PBR Talons from 4 – 8 p.m. at The Hideaway and celebrate Extra Innings Cinco de Mayo style! The night features a $10 Beer Bust, Talons Gourmet Jell-O Shots, Raffle, and DJ Robert Ansley mixing it up on the turn tables, www.atlantahideaway.com

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

Monday, May 5

PFLAG-Atlanta meets tonight, 7 – 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, http://www.uuca.org

Practice those Top Ten numbers beforehand – Blue Monday Karaoke with Darlene Majewski is at 10 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

Tuesday, May 6

The one and only Lady Gaga visits Philips Arena, www.philipsarena.com

Wednesday, May 7

Lynne Huffer will discuss her most recent book, “Are the Lips a Grave? A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex,” exploring the messy space where queers and feminists both disagree and converge. Huffer moves from the decriminalization of sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas to a personal story about interracial love to contemporary literature and film to explore the possibilities of an ethical queer queer feminism for the 21st century. This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event and the suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The infamous, ubiquitous Ruby Redd hosts Birdcage Bingo at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Hideaway, www.atlantahideaway.com

Woofs Atlanta’s Trivia begins at 8 p.m., www.woofsatlanta.com

Traxx Atlanta presents Primetime Wednesdays with hip hop all night, $3 martinis and $5 well drinks, Sutra Lounge, 1136 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, May 8

SAGE Atlanta hosts its popular Cards and Social Hour, 10 – 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

Lost-n-Found Youth hosts a Volunteer Training session tonight from 7 – 9 p.m., Lost-n-Found Youth Center,  2585 Chantilly Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, www.lost-n-found-youth.org

Songwriters In-the-Round with Hannah Thomas, Wyatt Espalin and Emily Kate Boyd, 8 p.m., Red Clay Theatre, www.eddieowenpresents.com

She’s everywhere – Ruby Redd brings Dirty Boy Bingo to Cockpit at 10 p.m., www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com

It’s Ladies Night at Friends on Ponce with host Regina, 10 p.m., www.friendsonponce.com

UPCOMING

Saturday, May 10

Who’s that running down the street in purple? It’s the Purple Dress Run, benefiting Atlanta Bucks and Lost-n-Found Youth, with a kick off at 1 p.m. at Mixx and ending with a cookout at the Atlanta Eagle, http://atlantabucksrugby.org/

Atlanta Pride hosts its Pride Ride, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Alexander Lake Pavillion, 5089 Flat Bridge Road Southwest, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Broadway and “Smash” star Megan Hilty comes to the Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m., www.cobbenergycentre.com

Monday, May 12

It’s the official gay ticket of the year! Cher un-retires and comes to Philips Arena, with Cyndi Lauper as her opening act, www.philipsarena.com

Thursday, May 15

Out artists Tegan and Sara perform at Buckhead Theatre, with special guests Lucius and The Courtneys, 8 p.m., www.thebuckheadtheatre.com

Thursday, May 15 – Saturday, May 17

The MCC People of African Descent, Our Friends and Allies Conference visits the ATL.  For more information on the conference, sponsorship and registration, go to http://padconference.mcchurch.org/.

Friday, May 16

St. Mark United Methodist Church and Out On Film sponsor a screening of the GLAAD Award-winning documentary “Call Me Kuchu,” examining the anti-gay climate in Uganda. Admission is free but donations are accepted, 7 p.m., Saint Mark, www.stmcc.org

Saturday, May 17

Mayhem with the Atlanta Titans, 1 – 5 p.m., Joe’s on Juniper, www.joesonjuniper.com

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a double bill bout, one at 5 p.m. and the next at 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30318

Sunday, May 18

The Health Initiative’s Garden Party returns, 4 – 7 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.org

Tuesday, June 3

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, www.cobbenergycentre.com

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. www.atlantapolyweekend.com

Saturday, June 21

Georgia Equality hosts its 10th annual Evening for Equality, TWELVE Hotel, Atlantic Station, www.georgiaequality.org

Atlanta Cotillion Presents Cirque De Nuit, an Avant Garde Ball Benefitting AID Atlanta, 7 – 11 p.m., Delta Flight Museum, www.AtlantaCotillion.com

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