LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for June 3 – June 9


Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4

The Atlanta Women’s Chorus closes its season this weekend with “Unfolding Peace.” The selections, ranging from favorite popular tunes to a creative new commissioned work, will honor the struggle through adversity as the chorus imagines peace for all. Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Decatur, GA 30306,

Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5

The dings we log along life’s journey can rob a person of their humanity, vitality, and freedom(s) when they are caught being human in the spectrum of homosexuality. “The Dingalogues” is a gay themed, original theatrical stage production, running tonight through Sunday, 7 Stages,

Friday, June 3

Jeremy presents the Skin event tonight at Tripps, 4:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., 1931 Piedmont Circle NE Atlanta, 30309

Pick up your flowers for the season at Garden*Hood and feast on snacks and wine provided by Stone Soup Kitchen. Donations benefit Atlanta Pride Committee. 5 – 8 p.m., 353 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

HOGTIED returns to Heretic, this year joined by Kim Chi, the hungriest avant-garde queen to ever grace the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” mainstage. Dust off those dog masks and come in your best fetish/leather/bondage gear for the chance to win a cash prize! Scheduled performers include: Abhor Ra, Arrianna Paris, Brigitte Bidet, Chelsea Daggers, Dax Exclamation Point, Dynisty St. James, Ellisorous Rex, Evah Destruction, and Lavonia Elberton. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic,

Saturday, June 4

The Sylvia Rivera Day of Service honors Rivera, an American bisexual transgender activist and trans woman. She was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance and helped found Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries, a group dedicated to helping homeless young street drag queens and trans women. 1 – 5 p.m., Lost-N-Found Thrift Store, 2585 Chantilly Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324. To participate, sign up at

The City Winery at Ponce City Market hosts 10,000 Maniacs for a 7 and a 10 p.m. set of shows,

Held at Paris on Ponce on Atlanta’s Beltline, “Broadway on Ponce” benefits Actor’s Express and features music, magic and desserts. Broadway’s Claybourne Elder (“Bonnie & Clyde,” “Road Show”) headlines. 716 Ponce de Leon Pl NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306

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

Sunday, June 5

Enjoy draft specials all day beginning at noon at The Hideaway Atlanta,

Monday, June 6

Although it may not seem like it, parents are a big influence on teens’ decisions, especially about sex. The Real Life. Real Talk – Planned Parenthood Southeast’s Teen Action Group will talk to parents about what their children need. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

The PFLAG support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people and their parents and family meets from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

It’s Blue Monday Karaoke night with Angelica D’Paige at 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s,

Tuesday, June 7

Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners, job seekers and community supporters to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no set price, just pay on your way out for your meal. Please preregister by emailing Todd Cosper at

Art It Out Therapy Center offers 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

Wednesday, June 8

Atlanta Pride and Out On Film present a screening of “Upstairs Inferno.” On June 24, 1973, a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge was deliberately set on fire, resulting in the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. This documentary, directed by Robert Camina and narrated by Christopher Rice, examines the circumstances leading up to it and talks to some of the survivors. 7 p.m. The event is free but donations are accepted. Rush Center Annex, 1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Tonight is a free preview of all 24 productions that make up this year’s 5th annual Atlanta Fringe Festival, taking place June 9-12 in Little Five Points, 8 p.m., 7 Stages,

As part of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, twelve queer comedians will perform tonight at My Sister’s Room, with Julie Osborne hosting, 8 p.m.,

Are you Dragnificent? This elimination series seeks out the best up-and-coming drag talent. Doors open at 8 p.m. Jungle,

Thursday, June 9

Thursday night is Ladies Night at Friends on Ponce and features Texas Hold’Em at 8:30 p.m. and Regina at 10 p.m.,


Friday, June 10

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.,

Saturday, June 11

The East Point Possums Show, the Southeast’s largest drag extravaganza, features 20 acts, food, drinks and fun. The event is Atlanta Pride’s largest annual fundraiser.

Michael Carbonaro of “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Another Gay Movie” brings his magic show to the Cobb Energy Centre, 7:30 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, beginning at the gate at 12th and Piedmont