LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for June 10 – 23

Friday, June 10

The Atlanta Braves will once again host LGBT Night at Turner Field beginning tonight at 6 p.m. Fans will be offered an exclusive ticket package for the contest between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs. A pregame patio party will take place in the Right Field Patio and feature a live performance by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. The specially priced ticket package includes a voucher for a commemorative Atlanta Braves hat and a $5 donation to Lost-N-Found Youth. For more information or to purchase tickets to LGBT Night, visit

Always willing to explore the cutting edge of design, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) offers a special evening with Ti Chang, whose company, Crave, creates luxurious adult toys for women, some of which double as beautiful pieces of jewelry. Let’s Talk About Sex: An Evening with Ti Chang will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.,

Horizon Theatre returns its acclaimed musical “The Toxic Avenger,” written by out Joe DiPietro, to Piedmont Park for free performances through June 12, with a 7:30 curtain tonight,

DJ Kevin Durard presents Summer Friday T at 8 p.m. at the Heretic Atlanta,

Saturday, June 11

The East Point Possums Show, the Southeast’s largest drag extravaganza, features 20 acts, food, drinks and fun. The event, beginning at 7 p.m., benefits Lost-n-Found Youth,

Michael Carbonaro of “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Another Gay Movie” brings his magic show to the Cobb Energy Centre, 7:30 p.m.,

Sunday, June 12 – Monday, June 13

The 5th Atlanta One Minute Play Festival takes place tonight and Monday at 8 p.m., with Topher Payne and many other playwrights participating,

Sunday, June 12

DJ Robert Ansley spins for the night owl crowd, 3 a.m., Xion Atlanta,

From 17th Street to Decatur Street, Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street will close to vehicular traffic and transform into a vibrant pedestrian mecca filled with walkers, bikers, strollers, skateboarders and more for Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s annual Atlanta Streets Alive event, featuring music, artists and a EuroCup viewing party,

The Pride Kickball Pool Party celebrates the start of Summer Pride Kickball! Free entrance includes a free cocktail, music, giveaways and more, 1 – 6 p.m., W Downtown, 16th Floor Pool Deck,

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta’s foremost theater that exists to tell stories of the LGBTQIA experience and community, hosts an evening titled “A Tony Award Takeoff” at 10th & Piedmont starting at 6:30 p.m.,

Monday, June 13

The second annual Queer Ride is tonight. The tour will check out both historical and contemporary queer spots in the city, from Amsterdam Café, to Cockpit, to Mother. 6:30 p.m., beginning at the gate at 12th and Piedmont.

Tuesday, June 14

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, June 15

Serenbe Playhouse presents John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” tonight at 8 p.m., through June 26,

Blake’s go-go boys spice up Voyeur Wednesdays at Blake’s. 10 p.m.,

Thursday, June 16

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

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

Friday, June 17 – Monday, June 20

The fifth annual Peach Party Atlanta weekend starts tonight and lasts through Monday, with events at Heretic Atlanta, Xion, Jungle, the Tabernacle and TEN Atlanta,

Friday, June 17

Actor’s Express continues the gay-themed romantic comedy “Significant Other,” written by “Bad Jews” writer Joshua Harmon, at 8 p.m. tonight, running through June 19,

Bring out your best construction worker look as the Atlanta Eagle hosts the Bar Code – Construction event, with VJ Eric. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.,

Saturday, June 18

Georgia Equality hosts the 12th annual Evening for Equality tonight, with a Host/Sponsor Reception at 6 p.m. and the event at 7 p.m., including a number of awards, InterContinental Buckhead Hotel,

The White Party is an annual cocktail party to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. All proceeds from this annual celebration benefit CHRIS Kids, which serves LGBTQ and all youth of Atlanta who suffer from trauma and neglect. The night will feature food, drinks, a silent auction, dancing and live performances with DJ Yvonne Monet. 7 – 11 p.m., Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Atlanta Freedom Bands will close its 23rd season with “Groundbreakers!” an exciting, innovative music performance by today’s most talented composers. The program includes some of the best in 21st century wind band music. Vandy Beth Glenn will be the tour guide through this great music, 8 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta 30306

DJ Tommy spins fun tunes at 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Sunday, June 19

Join the LGBT Institute, Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride today at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to board the trolley with LGBT friends and allies to explore our LGBT history. This two-hour tour, narrated by local LGBT historian Dave Hayward and drag diva Diamond Lil, will begin at 2 p.m. and offer a glimpse into the past while enjoying an afternoon of fun. Register at:

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ youth/individuals meets today at 2:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 1730 Northeast Expressway NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Lips Atlanta will host an extra special Stonewall Month Dine Out for Pride this year, as well as a celebration of volunteer Peter Nunn, 6:30 – 10 p.m.,

DJ Tron spins at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

Monday, June 20

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. 7 – 8:30 p.m.,

Play Texas Hold’Em tonight for cash prizes at 8:30 p.m. at Friends on Ponce,

Tuesday, June 21

Join the annual Judson Women’s Leadership Conference, created to help young women achieve greatness in their lives through thought leadership, positive mentorship, and education enabling, today from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center,

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

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of “The Wizard of Oz” is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted London and Toronto audiences with the revival of “The Sound of Music.” The musical opens tonight at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and runs through June 26,

Wednesday, June 22

WNBA season is in full gear. The Atlanta Dream, off to a fast 2016 start, hosts the New York Liberty at a rare noon game tonight, Philips Arena,

Charis Books welcomes Zakiya J. Lord, the regional development and engagement officer for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, to help lead community members in a discussion about experiences organizing and fundraising for feminist, LGBTQ, racial justice, and other causes in Atlanta. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Angelica D’Paige and Malibu host The A.M. Show at 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Thursday, June 23

Every Thursday night is game and trivia night at My Sister’s Room, with doors opening at 6 p.m.,

Join Charis Books in welcoming Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, author of “Godless Circumcisions,” a witty and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays, poems and biographical trysts disrobe issues central to the black, queer and working class existences. Wilson speaks fluently — fluctuating between academic authority, queer griot and matter-of-fact honesty — to issues of racial-sexual terror; masculine anxiety; how black men learn the erotic, sex and vulnerability; the stereotypes of black and blaqueer people in the United States. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Atlanta Pride Committee and Kashi Atlanta offer a viewing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt tonight through June 28, Kashi Atlanta Urban Ashram, 1681 Mclendon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307


Friday June 24 – Saturday, June 25

Stories of the complex relationships between fathers and sons returns to the stage in three performances of “The Story of U.S.” by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, with an 8 p.m. show tonight and a 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. show Saturday, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306

Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26

Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is a queer and trans Pride festival in Atlanta celebrating the robust and vivid Southern queer communities that exist amidst the Bible Belt and the Deep South. SFQP aims to provide a weekend of full-flavored community and intersectionality, without all the corporate and capitalist additives that taint modern-day Pride festivals across the nation,

Saturday, June 25

Singer-songwriters Dianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla, and Jamie Anderson return to Atlanta with an 8 p.m. round robin evening of music and mirth. Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 W. Howard, Decatur. Tickets ($25 in advance and $30 at the door) are available at Charis Books or

Wednesday, June 29

AARP and Out On Film present a free screening of “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” the acclaimed documentary looking at the relationship of activist Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, 7 p.m., Midtown Art Cinema. RSVP at