Best Bets 5.28 – 6.10

Friday, May 28

MondoHomo queer fest takes over Atlanta for Memorial Day Weekend. Tonight is Mondo Cabaret featuring queer drag, burlesque, theater, puppetry and other performance artists from across the country. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 (or $25 for full weekend pass), Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, 404-522-0655,

DJ Steve James spins at Amsterdam at 10 p.m. No cover. 502-A Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-892-2227,

Underwear Beach Party with DJ Chiruco. 10 p.m., Chaparral Nightclub, 2715 Buford Hwy., Atlanta, GA 30324,

DJ Rick Walsh plays to your Primal Urges and spins at Heretic. 10 p.m., 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

It’s “Studs and Spurs” every Friday at 3 Legged Cowboy. Shows at 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight. 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-876-0001,

The premiere of “London Calling” featuring Susan Bird and DJ KT with $5 Beefeater gin and tonics. $5 cover. 10 p.m., My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30316, 678-705-4585,

“Independent Atlanta Band Night” with The Falcon Lords, The Judi’s and How I Became the Bomb from Nashville. No cover but donations accepted at the door for bands. 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31

Drag legend Mary Edith Pitts will be entertaining the crowds at gay-owned Lumberjacks Camping Resort. 50 Highway 230, Unadilla, GA 31091,

Saturday, May 29

Get ready to shake your booty. MondoHomo presents Mondo Musico, an all-day music fest featuring hip hop, disco, punk, electro, rock, cabaret, and the Atlanta debut of the Sissy Bounce phenom, Sissy Nobby from New Orleans. 2 p.m.-1 a.m. $15. Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, 404-522-0655,

The Atlanta Beat women’s pro soccer team, which includes an openly gay goalkeeper, plays the Saint Louis Athletica. 7 p.m., Kennesaw State University soccer stadium, 3220 George Busbee Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-4999,

DJ Rick Walsh spins at Heretic. 10 p.m., 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Mixx Atlanta serves up A Deeper Love with DJ Ron Pullman. 10 p.m. 1492 Piedmont Ave. #B, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Siren Saturdays presents “Black Out” hosted by DJ Melody. My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m., 1271 Glenwood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30316, 678-705-4585,

Sunday, May 30

Lesbian musician Garrison Starr in concert along with The Rescues. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door, $75 tables. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-377-4976,

MondoHomo keeps the party going with HomoCon, a free day of creative workshops. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. the fest presents Mondo Cinema featuring outrageous queer film shorts. $5. Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, 404-522-0655,

VJDJ Hot Rod Killer mixes the hottest dance videos.  9 p.m., No cover. Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-892-2227,

Chris Coleman and Fernando Jardim present “Q” with Twisted Dee, an all-night party. 10 p.m.-8 a.m., Legends, 181 Ralph David Albernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312,

Ladies at Play’s Memorial Weekend bash. First floor with DJ M3, second floor with DJ Gaffle, third floor is karaoke. On the rooftop will be live music by the Kassondra Rockswell Band. 9 p.m. At FAB (French American Brasserie), 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, May 31

The Georgia chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, a group that supports LGBT veterans, holds its annual Memorial Day Taps Ceremony at Piedmont Park. Noon at the veterans memorial in front of the old American Legion hall at intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 12th Street. Acting Atlanta Police Chief George Turner will attend.

MondoHomo concludes with Homo Day Camp at Cabbagetown Park. Playground sports and, of course, outdoor cruising. Free. Noon-5 p.m. 200 Tye St. (at Kirkwood Avenue), Atlanta, GA 30316,

DJ Sean Mac spins for Mixx Atlanta’s First Anniversary T-Dance. 1492 Piedmont Ave. #B, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Tuesday, June 1

It’s movie night and $2 tapas with a showing of “I Am Sam” at Las Margaritas. 7:30 p.m. 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-873-4464,

“The Politics of Love Tour” featuring Tom Goss and Jeremiah Clark. Admission is $10 at the door with proceeds going to support Augusta Pride. Showtime is at 7 p.m. at Le Chat Noir, 304 8th St., Augusta, GA 30901.

Wednesday, June 2

It’s Texas Hold ‘Em every Wednesday at Bellissima. 6:30 p.m. 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Thursday, June 3

Princess Charles’ Fashionistas, including Destiny Brooks (top right) and Angelica D’Paige (bottom right) take over Burkharts every Thursday. 11:30 p.m., 1492-F Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305,

Friday, June 4

The Atlanta Dream takes on the Chicago Sky in women’s pro basketball. 7 p.m., Philips Arena, 1Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Sing along to the tunes of ABBA with a showing of “Mamma Mia!” Tickets range from $5-$10, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., The Earl Strand Theatre, 117 N Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060,

The incomparable Diana Ross brings her “More Today than Yesterday” greatest hits tour to Atlanta. 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327,

It’s an annual tradition. The Boys of Summer Swimsuit contest comes to Mary’s with the winner taking home $100. The contest starts promptly at 9 p.m. 1287 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316,

“Relax and Rewind” at a new 1980s-inspired party from Bill Kaelin and Barry Brandon. Featuring DJ Shane V and DJ Sydney Slain. 10 p.m., Hobnob, 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Saturday, June 5

Take part in the Big Gay Amazing Race with Hotlanta Softball’s Pink Cadets team. The event starts at noon at Piedmont Park and will include challenges throughout Midtown with lots of great prizes. Cost is $50 per team (five people per team), or $10 for an individual who can be assigned to a team. All players must be 21 and older. Proceeds go to the Pink Cadets who are playing to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer. Email for registration information.

Saturday, June 5 – Sunday, June 6

It’s DJ Vicki Powell’s two-day party Flux Deluxe, this month in honor of  Bill Kaelin’s 40th birthday. DJs and performance art. The event begins with the Flux dance party on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday enjoy a special brunch and rooftop pool party. Special room rates available; to make a reservation call Kaelin at 404-396-5750. The Livingston Restaurant & Bar, 659 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, June 6

The Roy G Biv Project partners with My Sister’s Room for a family day at the lesbian-owned bar. A smoke-free event, the party includes punch and snacks for the kids, beer and wine for the adults. $5 for adults and $3 for children age 6 and younger. 1271 Glenwood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30316, 678-705-4585,,

Wednesday, June 9

A panel of experts joins the Atlanta LGBT Immigration Forum. Co-sponsored by the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Raksha and Asians and Friends. Free. 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. E-mail

Thursday, June 10

Screen on the Green is back in Piedmont Park with tonight’s viewing of “Dreamgirls,” starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. Hudson and Murphy won Oscars for best supporting actress and actor. Guests are allowed to bring picnics and alcoholic beverages, but no glass containers. Movies begin at sunset.