LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for April 6 – April 12

Friday, April 6

The beloved “Stomp” returns to town tonight for a two-night gig at the Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. tonight and 2 and 8 p.m. April 7, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Saturday, April 7

Join the 3rd Annual Food Truck festival in Old Fourth Ward Park today. Food trucks from all over the Southeast will be present as well as local bands to enjoy while you’re grazing on the creations from amazing chefs and enjoying fresh cocktails and local beer from one of the six bars. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Atlanta Beltline at historic Old Fourth Ward Skate Park,

Out Front Theatre and Living Room are teaming up to present readings of three powerful plays dealing with HIV/AIDS. Today at 2 p.m. is a reading of “Safe Sex,” 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318,

The Southern Unity Movement hosts a discussion with queer state Rep. Park Cannon (D-Atlanta) at the Phillip Rush Center as she gives a legislative update on bills that affect the LGBTQ community, such as those involving adoption, affordable housing, HIV/AIDS, hate crimes, undocumented individuals and more. 3 p.m., 328 Mell Ave., Ste. B, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Thaw out from Winter with Abetterbuzz at Woofs and raise money for Lost-n-Found Youth today. Drink up at the beer bust and fill your belly with food, get new t-shirts, tanks and hats and enter raffles for fantastic, furry prizes. 6 – 10 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, April 8

The streets of Atlanta will spring to life today as a 4.4-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Lake Claire 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, this is the first Atlanta Streets Alive of the year. Join as organizers introduce a brand new route in uncharted territory for open streets via Dekalb Avenue and Decatur Street. This new route will connect 11 Atlanta neighborhoods which include: Downtown, Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Reynoldstown, Candler Park, Edgewood, Lake Claire and Kirkwood. Grab your friends and family and get ready to activate the streets with human-powered amusement, 2 – 6 p.m.,

Monday, April 9

Play Texas Hold ‘Em tonight at Friends on Ponce, 8:30 p.m., 736 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Tuesday, April 10

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 11

WUSSY returns with its monthly campy feature — the 1996 classic “The Birdcage.” All ages are welcome and prizes are awarded for the best looks. 7 – 10 p.m., Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Get ready to sing along to “Dancing Queen,” “Voulez Vous” and more as Aurora Theatre continues its run of “Mamma Mia!” through April 22, 8 p.m., 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA, 30046,

Thursday, April 12

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,

Join Fiona Zedde tonight at Charis for the debut of “Insatiable Appetites,” the fourth installment in her “How Sweet it is Series” (think “Sex and the City” with lesbians). These hot Miami gals play hard and love harder, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be queer, wild and free. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,


Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

Atlanta Leather Pride – Southeast, Black and Blue Events and the Atlanta Eagle are proud to present Atlanta Leather Pride 2018 this weekend with all sorts of contests, cocktails, demos and debauchery, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

The 82th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes spring back into the ATL this weekend, with Shawn Mullins performing Saturday night at 9 p.m., Piedmont Park, with the festival opening at noon on Friday,

Friday, April 13

The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off tonight with the racial drama “Blindspotting,” with Pink Peach LGBTQ films in the lineup as well, 7 p.m., Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Saturday, April 14

The all-women band Antigone Rising plays Eddie’s Attic tonight, 8:30 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA, 30030,