LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for June 9 – 22

Friday, June 9: DJ Marc J Cubs is back from Australia for one night with no cover, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Friday, June 9

Stage Door Players’ farcical “Boeing, Boeing” has a performance tonight at 8 p.m., running through June 11, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338,

Saturday, June 10

Join a fun summer afternoon Beer Bust with your AV200 friends. Woofs is donating a portion of the proceeds to the AV200 and there will be door prizes and a raffle, 2 – 5 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

CHRIS 180’s White Party is tonight, with DJ Yvonne Monet, a silent auction and food and drink, 7 p.m., Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Don‘t miss the Prince ’80s Music Video Dance Party: Purple Edition. It’s Atlanta’s only New Wave ’80s music video dance party, every second Saturday of the month, hosted by VJ Anthony Events. Come out and dance and watch music videos on multiple screens throughout the club. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Amsterdam Atlanta, 502 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Soul Seduction will be every second Saturday at Mixx Atlanta’s Upscale Nightclub and Lounge. The night will feature the best in hip hop, R&B and old school, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., 1492 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Sunday, June 11

The streets of Atlanta spring to life today as a 3.8-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Underwood Hills is opened to people on foot and bike, and closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross). Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Atlanta Streets Alive introduces a brand new route in uncharted territory for open streets via Marietta St. and Howell Mill Road. 4 – 8 p.m.,

Monday, June 12

Bill Berdeaux hosts All Music Monday at Blake’s tonight, 227 10th St. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Tuesday, June 13: Sing along to ABBA classics as “Mamma Mia!” hits the Fox Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m., running through June 18, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Tuesday, June 13

Learn more about Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, which includes severe cuts to many HIV and related programs, at In the Black: A Community Roundtable on the Trump Budget, HIV and the African-American Community. RSVP here:, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, June 14

Kick off the summer season at the next Mix-It-Up Midtown event. Network with your neighbors who live and work in the district, and chat with the leadership and staff at Midtown Alliance to learn about projects and initiatives going on in the area. This mixer will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at YOO on the Park. 207 13th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Atlanta Pride and Out On Film present a free screening of the film “Jewel’s Catch One,” about the oldest black-owned disco in America and the legacy of lesbian businesswoman, activist and healer Jewel Thais-Williams, whose club stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. 7 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307

Thursday, June 15

SAGE Atlanta’s social hour begins at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Joseph Young, this year’s ASO Performance in the Park concert will follow a “Song and Dance” theme, featuring David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, a special performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto featuring Principal Trumpet Stuart Stephenson and more. The Orchestra will close out the performance with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” 7:30 – 9 p.m., Piedmont Park,

Lip Sync For Your Life is a one-night only fundraising event in Atlanta set for tonight, featuring 12-15 lip syncing acts competing against each other. Proceeds benefit Rainbow Railroad, 8 – 11:30 p.m. Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Friday, June 16 – Monday, June 19

The Peach Party Atlanta celebration features soirees all weekend – Phil B at the Heretic from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Friday; Dee Martello (aka Twisted Dee) at Xion from 3 – 7 a.m. Saturday; Paulo with entertainment by Phoenix from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at Jungle Atlanta from 10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. Saturday; Alec Acosta at Xion from 3am – 8am, Sunday; Josh Whitaker at Ten Atlanta from 3 – 6 p.m. Sunday; and the Alegria event at Jungle Atlanta at 10 p.m. Sunday,

Friday, June 16

The Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival celebrates the abolishment of slavery. The main emphasis is on commemorating ancestors and acknowledging 150-plus years of achievements. Morris Brown College, 643 M.L.K. Jr. Dr. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30314, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.,

The High Museum of Art is the exclusive East Coast venue for the Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation retrospective, featuring more than 250 prints and ephemera by artist Andy Warhol. This comprehensive show is the largest exhibition of its kind and includes such iconic screenprint portfolios as Marilyn Monroe (1967), Campbell’s Soup I (1968), Electric Chair (1971) and Mao (1972), 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, June 17

Saturday, June 17: Celebrating its 27th year, The Atlanta Pride Run & Walk is an annual 5K race and walk organized by the Front Runners Atlanta running club and presented by Alta Midtown. Front Runners Atlanta is a running, walking and social club for LGBT people and friends. Proceeds from the registration and other fundraisers are donated to a local charity that supports the LGBT community in Georgia, Piedmont Park, 8 – 10 a.m.,

Kick off the global Pride season by learning about important local LGBT history right here in Atlanta. 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 others, offers a glimpse into the past with an afternoon of fun. 1-3 p.m., 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313,

You are invited to a very special “before” preview of the new Charis Books and More home. For one afternoon only, Charis is opening the new space for everyone to see before renovations. Drop in any time between 2 – 4 p.m. to check out the architect’s drawings, walk through the space, enjoy light refreshments and hear how you can get involved in building the feminist future of the bookstore at Agnes Scott College. 184 S. Candler St., Decatur, GA 30030-3740

Woofs hosts the Push Up for PALS event to raise money for Pets Are Loving Support today, 2- 5 p.m. 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Big Snow Entertainment presents J. Tyler as he celebrates the release of his debut EP tonight at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, with special guests, James Shealy, Erick Nathan and Shayna Marcela Garcia! 7 – 11 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, 215 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Georgia Equality hosts its Evening for Equality event, drawing some 400 of Georgia’s most important community leaders, 7:30 p.m., Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30326,

Atlanta Freedom Bands closes its 24th season with music from one of America’s greatest composers, George Gershwin. The concert features music from three of his greatest works presented with special guest soloists for a truly orchestral experience. The evening begins with a pre-concert talk by Ken Meltzer, the Atlanta Symphony’s “orchestra insider.” Ken will share his insight into the life and music of Gershwin along with a few listening tips for the evening’s program. The concert begins with a stroll through the City of Lights with scenes from “An American in Paris.” Piano soloist Trey Clegg will join for the symphonic jazz fusion of “Rhapsody in Blue.” 8 p.m. North Atlanta High School, 4111 Northside Parkway N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327
Sunday, June 18

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., Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 1730 Northeast Expressway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329

Monday, June 19

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 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Tuesday, June 20

Join Charis in welcoming Pastor Linda Herzer to discuss her new book “The Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance.” This event is designed for transgender and gender non-conforming people, including clergy who are looking for scriptural support as well as non-transgender clergy and congregants who wish to be better allies to their trans and gender non-conforming friends, family and neighbors. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, June 21

Join Charis, the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival and Atlanta Pride for a Stonewall Week Celebration honoring our queer literary ancestors, including works by Langston Hughes, Gloria Anzaldua, Amy Lowell, Audre Lorde, Justin Chin, Leslie Feinberg, Adrienne Rich, Truman Capote, Edna St. Vincent Millay, James Baldwin, The Lady Chablis and more. The suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Georgia Reproductive Specialists hosts a free LGBT Family Planning Seminar. Seminar attendees (new patients only) will receive a credit of $250 to apply toward new patient evaluation services provided in the office. 7- 8:30 p.m., 5445 Meridian Mark Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30342,

Thursday, June 22

“Bad Feminist” Roxane Gay returns with a deeply personal memoir about what it means to be a woman in an “unruly” body, what it means to nurture oneself through all one’s hungers and how to find a home in the world that is not always or even often safe, but is sometimes beautiful. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Agnes Scott College – Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA, 7:30 – 9 p.m.,


Saturday, June 22

Join Atlanta Pride for a day of fun in the sun at Six Flags over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway S.W., Austell, GA, 30168,