Atlanta Bear Pride

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for April 20 – 26

Friday, April 20 – Monday, April 23

Join the 4th annual Atlanta Bear Pride for a big weekend of events, entertainment and showcase of what Atlanta has to offer. Bears, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers and friends from around the globe will present. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Buckhead. A full schedule is available at,

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21

In “Brilliance,” OurSong — the Atlanta gay and lesbian chorus — explore both the splendor of our natural world and the beings that create grandeur. Composers include Dan Forrest, Daniel Elder and Jake Runestad, as well Garth Brooks and selections from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman.” 8 p.m., First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,

Friday, April 20

Catch the laugh-filled “Something Rotten” at the Fox Theatre tonight, 7:30 p.m. and running through April 22, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Saturday, April 21

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, will host author Young Hughley, who will discuss his latest publication, “Images Finally Focused,” a book of poems, essays and short stories documenting an intimate coming-of-age journey in a repressive hetero-sexist society, 3 p.m., 101 Auburn Ave., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303,

PB&J gallery presents Storytellers featuring photography by Robin Davis and Kathryn Nee, plus mixed media by Jack Simonetta. For this special show, each artist offers a unique series of images rich in narrative detail. 7 – 10 p.m. 35 Howard St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30317,

The Atlanta Bucks are back with their next installment of their annual drag fundraiser, Miss Ruck N’ Maul. One of the new participants is Dee’Juana, who’ll do anything twice. Come out for a fun night with your favorite rugby queens as they replace their rucks with tucks and locks with frocks. This year’s beneficiary is AIDS Vaccine 200, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

In the mood to dance all night? Deep South presents DJ Holographic tonight with opening sets by Ash Lauryn and Vicki Powell, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Deep South ATL, 327 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Sunday, April 22

Spring is here and the Atlanta Pride Committee is having a Trans Field Day today. Come out for an afternoon of field day games — bocce ball, corn hole, volleyball, sack races, board games and more. This event is specifically for trans/transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks. If you have any questions, feel free to email, 2 – 6 p.m., Brownwood Park, 602 Brownwood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Come hear from three members of our community in different phases of life as they discuss what a healthy lifestyle and well-lived life looks like at the ages of 20, 40 and 70, as part of the Rainbros spring quarterly meeting. After a group panel discussion will be a Q-and-A. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

The Armorettes bring their patented sense of mischief and fun to Oscars Atlanta tonight, 8 – 10 p.m.
1510 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Monday, April 23

Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for an evening of poetry, featuring Jennifer Holley Lux, Karen Paul Holmes and Amy Pence, DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030, 7:15 – 9 p.m.,

La Choloteca presents Zeta, Wastelands and Yukons, 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m., The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Tuesday, April 24

Museum of Design Atlanta’s original exhibition, Designing Playful Cities, takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban environments. This exhibition is on view through May 13, 12 – 6 p.m., 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Wednesday, April 25

Tonight’s benefit screening of Milford Thomas’ “Claire” is the premiere of the long-awaited quartet adaptation by Brian Mitchell of Anne Richardson’s original music score, performed live along with the film. “Claire” is loosely based on the ancient Japanese fable “Kaguyahime,” most recently made into the animated feature “The Tales of Princess Kaguyu.” This special presentation will benefit the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence grant fund. Filmmaker and cast members will be in attendance, 7:30 p.m., Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Thursday, April 26

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective in a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. This month’s book is “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

7 Stages’ “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again” — written by Alice Birch — finds theatrical exhilaration in a puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender. It has a way of making you question everything you say when it comes to discussing women and their relationships with men, one another and a world in a state of unending upheaval. 8 p.m. tonight, running through May 13, 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Friday, April 27

The highly-anticipated “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bam” — starring the legendary pop goddess — opens at the Midtown Art Cinema today, various showtimes,

Come network and unwind with LGBTQ business owners, corporate partners and supporters at the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Friday event, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., The Westin Atlanta, Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328,

Monday, April 30

Join Charis for a very special National Poetry Month Celebration: “From Her to Her to Her: A Matriarchal Poetic Lineage” featuring poets L Marilyn Kallet, Karen Head, and Sarah O. Oso, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Friday, May 4

The acclaimed, lesbian-themed “Disobedience,” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, opens in TBD area theaters today.