LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for April 15 – 28

Friday, April 15

Broadway’s “Dreamgirls” cast member Terry Burrell stars in “Ethel,” a one woman show about legendary Ethel Waters, tonight at 7:30 p.m., running through May 1 at the Alliance Theatre,

Funny lady Kathy Griffin brings her Like a Boss tour to the Atlanta Symphony, 8 p.m.,

The infamous Charlie Brown hosts Glitz and Glam tonight (and tomorrow) at Lips Atlanta,

Saturday, April 16

Ever fantasized about having your car washed by your favorite go-go boy, drag queen, or Atlanta sister? Join the Suds & Suds Car Wash and Beer Bust with the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to support disABILITY LINK. For only $10 you can have your car washed and for $5 more you can enjoy a Southern cookout. The event begins at 1 p.m. at BJ Roosters and Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324

The Mr. HSL (Hotlantasoftball) Contest tonight benefits the sports group as well as Lost-N-Found Youth and AID Atlanta, 5 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

The Atlanta Rollergirls stage a double feature game today, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Redheads are all the rage at Ginger Appreciation Night, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m., Woofs Atlanta,

Dust off your dancing shoes! The season’s swankiest event returns as The MetroGnomes Stage Band presents Spring Swing! This year’s event will start with free swing dance lessons from Down South Swing at 7 p.m. Live music begins at 8 p.m. The program will include the best music from the swing and big band eras along with some pop and funk tunes to keep the evening rocking. There will be appetizers and desserts, plus the bar staff at the Hudson Grille Midtown will keep attendees well-hydrated during the evening. 7 – 11 p.m., 942 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

If it’s 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, hot boys will be on the bar, bartenders will be pouring strong drinks, and DJ Tommy will be spinning fun tunes, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

DJ Rob Reum returns to Jungle Atlanta for the Glow Party,

Sunday, April 17

DJ Ivan Gomez spins for the late night crowd at 3 a.m. at Xion Atlanta,
Today is Sunday Fund Day: A Fundraiser for the Lost N Found GED Program. LNF Academy is a project created by Georgia State Social Work graduate students in partnership with Lost-N-Found Youth that focuses on empowering youth, meeting their needs, and supporting them to reach their education goals in a safe and LGBTQ friendly space. A $10 donation will help pay for books, materials, and will help pay for LGBTQ at-risk and homeless youth to take and pass their GED. 2 p.m., F.R.O.G.S,

Aurora Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” with a final performance today at 2:30 p.m.

The PFLAG support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people and their parents and family meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta. 1730 Northeast Expressway NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Passion for Paws presents the annual Canines & Cocktails Big Deck event benefitting Leader Dogs for the Blind and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. A $10 donation gets you a complimentary cocktail and swag. DJ Zach Falls will keep attendees dancing all afternoon. The event features an auction and amazing raffles plus adoptable dogs. 3 – 7 p.m., Henry’s Midtown,

Don’t miss the Miss Gay Georgia USofA & Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large pageant, 7:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta,

Regina Simms hosts the New Faces contest tonight at 9 p.m., Friends on Ponce,

Monday, April 18

Trans and Friends is a youth focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. Charis provides a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world. This is a project of the Feminist Outlawz and is co-sponsored by Charis Circle’s Strong Families, Whole Children, 7 – 8:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, April 19

Art It Out Therapy Center is now offering an Expressive Art Therapy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tuesdays. Through art, the group will explore self-identity, coping with stress, intimate and parental relationships, and coming out. 7 p.m., 255 Village Parkway (in Paper Mill Village), Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30067

J’s Lounge is the home for Rainbow Tuesdays, with Dymond Onasis and Nicole Paige Brooks leading the fun and DJ Destin providing house music, 1995 Windy Hill Road #1, Smyrna, GA 30080

Wednesday, April 20

100 local participating restaurants participate in the 24th Dining Out For Life,

The new Cirque du Soleil show, “Kurios,” has opened at Atlantic Station, with several openly gay performers, with an 8 p.m. curtain tonight, running through May 8,

Come enjoy hump day specials and karaoke at the newly reopened Cockpit, 465 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Thursday, April 21

SAGE Atlanta hosts a social hour at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

Join Transgender Law Center and Southerners on New Ground for an evening of community building, meal sharing and entertainment at the Garden Party and Open House from 4 – 8 p.m. at their new office space at 580 Holderness St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. To RSVP, visit

Mark your calendars for an evening of networking. Join the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP) and Gayborhood tonight and spend the evening connecting with Metro Atlanta professionals and business owners. Enjoy a complimentary drink sponsored by Gayborhood while expanding your professional network. 6- 8 p.m., Steel Restaurant & Lounge, 950 West Peachtree St NW #255, Atlanta, GA 30309

St. Mark United Methodist Church presents “Godspell” at the McDowell Fine Arts Center tonight – Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. and also on Sunday April 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased:

The Pretty Girl Hideout Thursdays is tonight, hosted by Mook Dahost, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24

Join the second annual Atlanta Bear Pride for a big weekend of events and entertainment, featuring bears, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers and friends from around the globe. The host hotel is the La Quinta Inn Atlanta. More details and schedule of events coming soon to

Friday, April 22

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) holds its Fourth Friday Networking night from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Einstein’s, hosted by AARP,

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has opened a version of “Dreamgirls,” directed by gay Ricardo Aponte, running through April 24 with an 8 p.m. curtain tonight,

Destiny Brooks and Shavonna Brooks hosts Femme Fatales, 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Saturday, April 23

Deep South presents the Bears in Space event, with DJs Chris Bowen and Victor Rodriguez, 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

Edie Cheezburger hosts Glitter Bomb at 11 p.m., Blake’s,

Sunday, April 24

Politics, sex, religion, loss, and beauty – all of the topics that you can’t talk about over dinner but can at a museum – are open for discussion in “Art AIDS America,” an exhibition that reveals for the first time how the AIDS crisis forever changed American art. Its stop at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art is the only Southern stop on its national tour, through May 22,

Monday, April 25

Enjoy beer specials all night long at The Hideaway,

Tuesday, April 26

DJ Kaye G spins at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

Wednesday, April 27

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 book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board co-chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event and the suggested donation is $5. 7 – 9 p.m.,

Wednesdays are Warp Zone night, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by the Pig Dance Blackout party with DJ Stan Jackson at 10 p.m., Heretic Atlanta,

Thursday, April 28

Performers from some of the best known productions on Broadway will appear at a benefit supporting Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) and the homeless youth it serves. The fifth annual A Night of Broadway Stars will be held tonight hosted by renowned composer and lyricist, Neil Berg. 6 p.m., The Buckhead Theater,

Googie Uterhardt plays Hollywood queen Bette Davis in “Me and Jezebel,” opening tonight at 8 p.m. and running through May 15 at ART Station,

Thursdays are Trivia and Game Night at My Sisters Room, with bingo, beer pong, darts and billiards,


Friday, April 29

The seventh annual Thriving Children Gala Fashion Show benefits Lost-n-Found Youth. The gala includes performances by a live orchestra, live auction, silent auctions, food, and drinks. Entertainers this year include Chad Michaels, Cher impersonator of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, and the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Panache Ensemble, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., Fox Theatre,

Saturday, April 30

The 29th Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner and Auction is tonight. This year’s Gala theme is “Beyond Marriage, All Rights for All People” and celebrates the recent success of marriage equality and acknowledging HRC’s next big fight, comprehensive LGBT civil rights and non-discrimination bills. 5 – 9:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Atlanta,