LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for June 19 – June 25

Friday, June 19

Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has a lead gay character, running tonight at 8 p.m., through June 28, Horizon Theatre,

Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

DJ Shane Stiel spins at the Heretic as part of this weekend’s Peach Party Atlanta,

Saturday, June 20

The Atlanta Radical Faeries will be holding the fifth annual Midsummer’s Night event today. This year’s theme is “A Midsummer’s Wet Dream.” The event will be held at the Arts Exchange in Grant Park; the festivities will go on from noon to morning.

Celebrating Georgia Equality’s 20th year, Evening for Equality is expected to draw some 300 of Georgia’s most important community leaders tonight for Georgia Equality’s Equality Awards. Guests will gather for a dinner reception to celebrate the successes of the past year and contributions of several leaders in the movement to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. The VIP Reception begins at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30 p.m., Intercontinental Buckhead,

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen join forces for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre,

Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate Comedy Special is tonight at 8 p.m., with meet and greet tickets available, Center Stage Theater,

Gay and Lesbian composers fill the program during “Glitter & Be Gay!” Atlanta Freedom Bands’ concert celebration of Stonewall Week. The concert program features orchestral masterworks by composers with a secret past paired with works with works by contemporary composers living openly. 8 p.m., North Atlanta High School,

Dawn & Kyle’s 80s & Beyond Retro Theme Birthday Bash/Costume Party starts at 8 p.m., Atlanta Heretic,

DJ Stan Jackinsky and performer Phoenix join forces at Jungle as part of Peach Party Atlanta, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, June 21

Wake up and make joyful noise with the Sisters of Sequin at Gospel Brunch with performers Bubba D. Licious and Justice Counce, 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. show, Lips Atlanta,

Kevin Durand works the crowd as part of Peach Party Atlanta today from 3 – 7 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Alyson Calagna is the guest attraction at Jungle as part of Peach Party Atlanta beginning at 7 p.m.,

Abel finishes Peach Party Atlanta weekend late tonight at Xion,

Monday, June 22

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. Ten percent of all food and drink sales from each week’s event will be donated to Lost-n-Found Youth.

Tuesday, June 23

The all-new Latino Tuesday kicks off with DJ Karlito, Blake’s,

Wednesday, June 24

Crazy Nights Karaoke is every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room,

Nicole Paige Brooks, Mychelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo’Dest Volgare host Wild Out Wednesdays at Felix’s.

Thursday, June 25 – June 28

Augusta Pride starts today and runs through Sunday, with “American Idol’s” Daniel Hernandez one of the performers,

Thursday, June 25

Author Robert Beachy discusses his book, “Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity” at 8 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center,


Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a three day queer culture pride festival happening featuring workshops, a film night, a queer arts and craft day performance artists and a queer bicycle ride, various area locations,

Friday, June 26 – Saturday 27

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Men in the Mirror,” which revisits classical and traditional choral literature for male voices, from Georgian folk music to classic and contemporary music. Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church,

Saturday, June 27

Much beloved LGBT singer-songwriters Deidre McCalla, Dianne Davidson, and Jamie Anderson bring women’s music back to Atlanta with an in-the-round evening of songs, stories and sarcasm. Called “We Aren’t Dead Yet!” 8 p.m. at the First Existentialist Congregation, 470 Candler Park Drive NE, Atlanta. Tickets ($25 adv/ $30 door) are available online at

The 2nd Annual WONfest (Women’s Outdoor Network) is today, with a line-up including Maria Gabriella Band, Diane Durrett & Soul Suga, Steff Mahan, Tabetha Durham, Ruthann Hayes and the Morgan Rowe Band. Entrance to the event is $15 for WON members; $20 pre-paid non-members and $30 at the event. Saturday, 12 -6 p.m. at the Lake Claire Land Trust, 280 Arizona Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.