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LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for June 2 – June 8


Three tasting tent sessions, 10 dinners and events and 85 learning experiences including 200 chefs and presenters make up the 2017 Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. N.E, Atlanta, GA 30309,


FRIDAY, JUNE 2 – SATURDAY, JUNE 3: The Candler Park Music & Food Festival is back with two days of live music, dozens of Atlanta’s food trucks and festival food favorites, an artist and craft market and a Saturday morning 5K run benefiting Atlanta ContactPoint. Friday’s music includes Railroad Earth, Matisyahu, Ripe, Chelsea Shag and Saturday’s includes Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, Lake Street Dive, The Marcus King Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Webster Band Atlanta. Candler Park, 1500 McClendon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, (Publicity photo)

Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious, witty feminist comedians and writers who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against repro-ductive rights. They believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix it. Hosted by co-founder and “The Daily Show” creator Lizz Winstead, the comedy show features a diversity of voices that not only spread the good word on reproductive rights, but also fight sexism, racism and homophobia. 8 p.m., Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, More information at

Go mod at the Warhol Factory Party! Be the first to see the exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation before it officially opens to the public tomorrow. Enjoy a drop-in screen printing in partnership with Indie Craft Experience and Broken Window Theory, factory-inspired music spun by DJ Teknology, a silver photo-booth, Warhol-inspired screen tests, exhibition tours and more. Remember to dress as your favorite Warhol Factory regular, like Candy Darling, Edie Sedgwick, The Velvet Underground and Basquiat, 6-10 p.m. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA30309,


The Virginia Highland Summerfest celebrates 34 years of art, food and fun this weekend, both days 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 833 Virginia Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306-3630,


After 20 years, this is the final East Point Possums show. Come see the largest number of drag acts in the Southeast entertaining you while raising money for Lost-n-Found Youth. 7-11 p.m., 2727 E. Point St., East Point, GA 30344,

Legendary Children’s HOGTIED returns to Heretic and your favorite performers are back for more. Dust off those dog masks and come in your best fetish/leather/bondage/latex gear! This year’s special guest is Eureka from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with performances by Biqtch Puddin’, Brigitte Bidet, Daddie Dearest, Dax Exclamation Point, Ellisorous Rex, Mystery Meat, JayBella Banks and music from Prima Nocta aka King Atlas and Robert Ansley, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,


Kick off the global Pride season by learning about important local LGBT history. Join the LGBT Institute, Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride today at the Center for Civil and Human Rightsas they board the trolley with LGBT friends and allies to explore our LGBT history. This two-hour tour, narrated by local LGBT his-torian Dave Hayward and others, will offer a glimpse into the past while enjoying an afternoon of fun. The tour will begin and end at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. 1 p.m., 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313,


Independent Lens/PBS presents a screening of the documentary “Real Boy,” co-sponsored by CHRIS 180, Atlanta Pride and Out On Film. The film is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. Stick around after the film for a livestream interview with director Shaleece Haas and open mic featuring talented local artists, 7 p.m. RSVP here:, participate in the open mic by registering here:, Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

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 6: Ann Wilson of Heart performs at The Buckhead Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, (Publicity photo)

The PFLAG support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and question-ing people and their parents and family meets tonight from 7:30-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (Room 209/210), 1605 Interstate 85 Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329,


As part of the Resistance World Tour 2017, Otep jams at The Masquerade tonight with special guests The Convalescence, The World Over, Sickness In the System and Dead Reckoning. 7 p.m., 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

You better have your tickets already! Jake Shears of The Scissor Sisters plays at The Earl tonight, 8-11 p.m., 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316,


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,

In partnership with Atlanta Contemporary’s signature program Contemporary Cocktails night, WUSSY will be releasing “The Fight Issue,” a brand-new arts/literary zine featuring work from over 30 Southern queer artists. A panel discussion on “Southern Queer Representation in Arts and Media” will feature Corian Ellisor (performance artist and drag mother at Mary’s), Jody Fausett (Idea Capital and Atlanta artist), Liliana Bakhtiari (arts activist and candidate for ATL City Council District 5), Leo Hollen Jr. (filmmaker and co-creator of “Queer Moxie”), Theresa Davis (Atlanta spoken word artist) and Zaida J (associate editor at WUSSY). Topics include: what is the Southern and queer narrative and how is it defined; the importance of the Southern queer narrative and the current state of Southern queer representation, 6-8:30 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month Charis Books and More invites community members to join The Personal is Political, a lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to help talk through those is-sues, 7:30-9 p.m., 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

There is much to be learned and emulated as a result of the amazing banding together of the Orlando, Florida community after the tragic shooting at Pulse in June 2016. Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month’s Forever Strong event attempts to unite in solidarity with Orlando leaders in this dynamic conversation highlighting the strength of community when united in love, acceptance and equality. Orlando residents directly impacted by the Pulse nightclub shooting will share their unique experiences and their community’s collective healing journey. 8-11 p.m., Woodruff Arts Center,1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,



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,