Atlanta LGBT Best Bets for May 22-29

Friday, May 22

My Sister’s Room hosts Traxx Girls and Blue Diamond Ent. Ladies Lounge 2.0 with a dance party and shows until 3 a.m.,
Registration for the 30th annual Big Peach Softball Tournament is from 5-10 p.m. on the 27th floor of the W Hotel and includes a 80s party featuring Ruby Redd and DJ Neon the Glowgobear,

Topher Payne and DeWayne Morgan star in Charles Busch’s “Die! Mommie! Die!” at Onstage Atlanta, showtime at 8 p.m. and running through Saturday, May 23,

Join B.I.G. Productions for the third annual Bear Invasion Memorial Weekend Kickoff. DJ Sean Mac spins. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover before 10 p.m. (and with Big Peach Softball credentials) and a $10 one after, Heretic,
Saturday, May 23

Tournament plan begins today in the Big Peach Softball Tournament and continues through Sunday,

Out musician Lucas Mire performs at Eddie’s Attic, with special guests The Good Graces, 8 p.m.,

It’s two parties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins inside while DY Daryl Cox turns up the music outside at TEN Atlanta,

Divas Monica Van Pelt and Shawnna Brooks present Synergy, 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s,
Sunday, May 24

Alex Acosta spins for the late night revelers at Xion, 3 a.m.,

Sinners Sundays offers friendly company and $2 Budweisers, 4 p.m. – midnight, Atlanta Eagle,

DJ Caprice works the crowd at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, May 25

Since Mondays tend to drag on anyway, why not make the most of it? MAX’s Wine Dive, the Midtown restaurant and wine bar known for pairing casual fare with fine wines, has teamed up with Atlanta’s best drag queens for “Monday’s a Drag” – a viewing party from 6 – 10 p.m. each Monday featuring a classic drag movie or TV show. MAX’s is offering campy drinks and food specials. Who doesn’t enjoy a $5 glass of wine or an $8 Mixed Berry Sangria? Ten percent of all food and drink sales from each week’s event will be donated to Lost-n-Found Youth. Tonight’s movies are “Some Like It Hot” and “Venus Boyz,

Writing With Intent is a monthly writing class led by Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson. The focus shifts from month to month but the specific goal is to provide artistic accountability in a busy world and offer some academic insight outside the academy. The suggested donation is $10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Charis Books,

Tuesday, May 26

Angelica D’Paige is the emcee for Drageoke at Burkhart’s at 10:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 27

Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call was born out of a series of conversations, panel discussions, debates, and dinners with friends, colleagues and comrades over the years, assessing the impact and legacy of Joseph Beam and the writers of the In the Life generation. Come learn more from writers included in this anthology that aims to bring the dazzling history of the black gay arts movement of the 1980s front and center to contemporary black gay life. Black Gay Genius consists of writers, scholars, and activists responding to In the Life and the influence of Joseph Beam. The suggested donation is $5, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

My Sister’s Room presents karaoke night with no cover and $5 Smirnoff drinks, $5.99 wing baskets and $2 tacos, 8 p.m.,

Thursday, May 28

SAGE Atlanta hosts a social hour with games at 10 a.m. and a general meeting/potluck luncheon at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

Faces Lounge in Marietta’s new All Star Cabaret is every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. with the likes of Heather Daniels and Coco Chanelle, 138 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30060