Friday, April 12
Updated for the Trump era, Topher Payne’s comedy/drama “Angry Fags” is an uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meets-“Fight Club” fantasia about how good ideas go bad, the destructiveness of toxic masculinity, and how no one is really afraid of gay guys. The success of the 2013 original prompted a renewed interest in a sociopolitical world that seemed wildly absurd at the time but may now be closer to reality than we could have ever imagined.
8 pm, through April 14
Spring weather season is upon us just in time for another dope edition of #AfroPopATL, tonight at The Music Room. On tap is Afrobeats, AfroHouse, Soca, Afro-Latin House, DanceHall, Afro-Trap, paired with turntablism, live African drums and more.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, April 13
The Atlanta Film Festival continues, with its usual share of LGBTQ films.
Runs through April 14.
Plaza Theater and other venues
It’s Out On Film night at Aurora Theatre for the world premiere musical “Men With Money,” a romantic romp full of dreams, schemes and lavish musical numbers set in the golden age mecca of Manhattan in the 1950s, with a twist — two of the lead characters are gay. After the 8pm show, join in a discussion with the cast and special guest show lyricist and composer. Joseph Trefler. The conversation will be led by Georgia Voice theater critic Jim Farmer and Out On Film’s Craig Hardesty. Order tickets online with the promo code OUTONFILM for a $10 discount. More info: https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/men-with-money
Atlanta Leather Pride brings you Saturday night SWEAT at the Atlanta Eagle with local DJ Neon the Glowgobear. As always, NO COVER!
10pm – 3am
Billy Banderas Productions proudly presents The Room featuring international DJ and producer, ARON. The hottest party of the Spring brings you the best music and lighting, plus all the sexy men you can handle. And don’t miss superstar vocalist, Beth Sacks as she serenades you will some of the hottest dance songs on the charts. Tickets for sale on the event’s Facebook page.
10pm – 3am
Sunday, April 14
Keep the party going at Xion with DJ Leo Blanco spinning into the early morning.
3am – 7am
Every Sunday night, have a blast at Queer AF featuring DJ Wulf, DJ Romo, and
My Sister’s Room
It’s time for a Spring flight beer bust with the Atlanta Chargers and the Atlanta Eagle. Wear your jocks and grab a beer for an afternoon full of prizes and fun!
4pm – 8pm
Monday, April 15
The 30th Miss Gay Georgia USofA Pageant triple crowning is tonight presented by M.E, LLC & USofA Pageants, promoted by Jeremy Burnette, honoring Georgia USofA Royalty Robyn Cassadine, Sonja Jae Savage, and Dorae Saunders.
7:30 – 9:30pm
Tuesday, April 16
The Film Love series continues its five-program retrospective at the High Museum of Art tonight with a rare screening of the Maysles brothers’ documentary “Meet Marlon Brando” along with other selected “trickster” films curated by series founder Andy Ditzler.
7 – 9pm
Essex Hemphill (1957 – 1995) was a black gay poet, essayist, editor, activist, and visionary. His brilliant writings put the stunning rage and revolutionary desires of a generation of black gay men into words. Many were transformed and politicized through reading his work. In some of the darkest moments of our movement history, he taught us how to resist. He inspired us to dream. The Counter Narrative Project was founded as a love letter to Essex Hemphill. Join the organization at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History to celebrate Hemphill on his birthday. Special guests will be reading his poems.
7 – 9pm
The Women Wine and Wellness event will be an evening spent with women in the local community as well as female leaders in wellness. Raffle prizes will be on tap too.
Resinger Family Chiropractic
Wednesday, April 17
Meet up with MAAP (Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals) for its quarterly Pride in Tech mixer hosted at the new NCR Corporation Global Headquarters. The event will begin with open networking featuring sponsor Flatiron School, who will discuss how they are helping the LGBTQ community get into the technology space.
6 – 8pm
Thursday, April 18
With a Tony-winning score by William Finn, “Falsettos” is a landmark musical about how we love, live and grow. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina for a guy named Whizzer, they all determine to salvage something from the resulting fallout to form a new kind of family. Throw in a lovesick psychiatrist, a precocious 13-year-old and two lesbians from next door and you get the story of a modern family learning to navigate the stress of family dinners, the pressure of planning the perfect bar mitzvah and the heartbreak of saying goodbye.
8pm, through April 28
Friday, April 19
Come get some grub and make new friends with wonderful people of all ages at the Belong. LGBT (formerly Rainbros) Social Fridays Dinner Series at Roxx.
Bear Invasion is proud to part of Atlanta Bear Pride 2019 and is kicking off the fifth annual Atlanta Bear Pride weekend tonight with the sounds of the one and only DJ Manny Lehman.
9pm – 3am
Saturday, April 20
Put on your spring bonnet and join OutWorlders for our annual spring picnic. OutWorlders will provide the burgers and dogs (including some meatless veggie option). Bring a side dish or beverage (adult or otherwise) to share. Enter the Vibranium Chef Competition and bring your best dish using the secret ingredient, mayonnaise. Judging for Vibranium Chef will begin at noon. If you want to include a dish, be sure to be there by 11:30pm. First place winner gets to pick the secret ingredient for the next picnic and OutlantaCon is donating a full weekend pass to their upcoming event.
11am – 4pm
Hammonds House Museum hosts Beyond the Barbershop: Conversations About Black Masculinity today. Marc Bamuthi Joseph, an artist and graduate of Morehouse College, is the vice president and artistic director of social impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He will lead a dynamic panel discussion and conversation with Black men about what it means to be Black and Male in contemporary American society. In addition, Joseph will perform an excerpt from his award-winning work, “Word Becomes Flesh,” which was based on a series of letters he wrote to his unborn son and screen a short from his most recent work, “The Just and The Blind.”
2 – 4pm
- Manhattan. “In the beginning there was Beard,” said Julia Child of the first TV chef whose charisma transformed him from aspiring actor to culinary expert. A flamboyant yet introverted gastronomist, James Beard was his own greatest promoter and harshest critic. He weathered shifts in foodie culture for half a century, and the award bearing his name today is craved by chefs worldwide. Drop into Beard’s Greenwich Village kitchen for bean-spilling anecdotes, on-air flashbacks, and a salty voyage around the world of love, life, and comfort food. Sit close and sample a taste. Bill Murphey stars as the gay James Beard in “I Love to Eat,” with gay director, Clifton Guterman.
7:30pm, through May 5
Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for Easter Swank. Start crafting your fabulous Easter bonnets and head over to Henry’s Midtown Tavern. Bunny suits and festive Easter attire encouraged. DJ Amy Alexander will get the party hopping with the best beats in town.
Bearracuda is back as the main event for Atlanta Bear Pride weekend! Special guest DJ Tony Moran spins all night long into the early morning. For more ticket info, visit the event’s Facebook page.
10pm – 3am
It’s the ultimate battle of the diva’s night! Madonna vs. GAGA, Cher vs. Shakira! Bring your inner diva to the dancefloor with beats by DJ Fernando! As always, NO COVER!
10pm – 3am
Sunday, April 21
Atlanta Bear Pride welcomes DJ Alain Jackinsky to Xion for your early morning after hours party!
3am – 7am
Monday, April 22
T-Time Atlanta Trans Youth holds their weekly meeting tonight.
St. Annes Episcopal Church
Tuesday, April 23
Charis Books and More and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum welcome Valerie Jarret, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Jarrett will appear in conversation with former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for a conversation in celebrating “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” Jarrett’s recounting of her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system and improving the lives of working families.
7 – 9:30pm
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the Cecil B Day Chapel.
A deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live, in the Tony Award-winning sensation “Dear Evan Hansen” hits the ATL tonight.
7:30pm through April 28
Thursday, April 25
Venture out and Dine Out For Atlanta Pride today at F.R.O.G.S. Cantina. 10% of sales from the evening will benefit the organization.
5 – 10pm
Saturday, April 27
Come out for the grand re-opening party of Charis Books and More at its new location at Agnes Scott College, with DJs and all sorts of fun.
10am – 7pm
It has been told and retold over and over, in movies (“Pretty Woman”) and books (“La Dame aux Camélias”) and musicals (“Moulin Rouge”), but no one tells the story quite like Verdi – with a sumptuous setting and sweeping music. In his masterwork “La Traviata,” Violetta, a young and beautiful courtesan, falls in love with the equally young and beautiful Alfredo. Love, however, can be deadly to a woman in her position. The Atlanta Opera mainstage season closes with this classic story of love and loss – a gorgeous interpretation of one of the most well-known and well-loved operas in the repertoire.
7:30pm through May 5.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Joe Fiore’s infamous NYC sexy furry party Furball returns with DJ Dani Toro. Get your jock, fetish-wear, and gear ready for a sexy night, and get ready to dance your butt off.
10pm – 3am
Saturday, April 28
Xion welcomes DJ J Warren to Atlanta to keep your party going after Furball!
3am – 7am
To celebrate the release of WUSSY Vol. 06’s bi-annual print rag, organizers are throwing a good ol’ tea dance in East Atlanta, free with RSVP. Expect dancing on the porch and an artist market on the inside. Music will be provided by Ree De La Vega (Chaka Khan Hacienda).
3 – 7pm