Stephen Hough Plays Saint Saens / Publicity photo

ASO and Dad’s Garage Host LGBTQ Events

When it comes to enjoying Atlanta’s abundance of arts, there are a few new ways for LGBTQ people to get their fix — both the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Dad’s Garage are hosting LGBTQ-specific events in the coming months.

The ASO has launched a new way to enjoy the renowned organization. In Unison is the ASO’s new group for LGBTQ patrons and their friends. These events, happening once a month over the next six months, will give LGBTQ Atlantans an opportunity to network and meet artists and musicians.

The event kicks off with a performance from the ASO (to which In Unison attendees get premium seating) then concludes with a post-concert networking cocktail reception and artist meet and greets. Access to both the show and event will cost $55; those who already have a ticket for the performance can get access to the post-show festivities for $20.

The first In Unison event was held on November 20. Upcoming shows are as follows: 

Thursday, December 9 at 8pm: Christmas with the ASO

Saturday, January 15 at 8pm: Stephen Hough Plays Saint-Saens

Sunday, March 20 at 3pm: Stutzmann and the ASO Chorus

Saturday, April 2 at 8pm: Mandolinist Avi Avital Returns

Thursday, May 19 at 8pm: Verdi’s Aida in Concert

For tickets and more information, visit 


Every year, Dad’s garage — a comedy improv theater — hosts their annual holiday show, Invasion: Christmas Carol. The concept is simple: a cast of Dad’s Garage improvisers rehearse a straight-up scripted adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story. However, every night a new improvised character will show up to wreak havoc. The character could be anyone — like Mr. T, Elmo, Martha Stewart, or Jesus – but no one in the audience or cast will know until the they step on the stage. Hilarity ensues, laughs are guaranteed, and every night Scrooge’s past, present, and future unfold in a completely new way.

The show will run from December 3 through 29, but for one night only, queer attendees will be able to enjoy the show with a twist. On December 17, the show will be adapted specifically for an LGBTQ audience. Tickets are $36.50 and the show starts at 8pm. For tickets to this Pride night performance, visit To get $5 off, use code IXC2021FAN at checkout.