Friday, May 8-Sunday, May 10
OutlantaCon, the Atlanta-based weekend-long event for the queer geek audience, takes place this weekend and includes discussion panels, gaming, costuming, special events and more, the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. For the full schedule visit www.outlantacon.org

Friday, May 8

Pearl Cleage’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” returns to the Fox Theatre, with a major gay character, tonight at 8 p.m. through May 10, www.alliancetheatre.com

Dine Out for Charis Circle at Duck’s Kitchen during lunch or dinner and a portion of proceeds go to benefit the work of nonprofit Charis Circle, www.duckskitchen.com

Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta, while the Other Girls will leave you gasping with laughter and surprise. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

Saturday, May 9

As part of the Atlanta Pride Ride, cyclists can choose from a variety of trails in the Panola Mountain State Park and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. This ride is open to all ages and experience levels. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Bud Light, participants will receive a T-shirt and a post-ride meal. Assembly begins at the Alexander Lake Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Free parking is provided. Registration: $35 in advance, $40 on site, www.atlantapride.org

Tha Big Dogs Spring Day Party from 4-7 p.m. is for big men and their chasers to enjoy each other at Bulldogs with DJ Sir Daniel on the turntables. The Deeper Love Project is also hosting a $5 raffle that benefits their program to empower, educate and network black gay men of Atlanta through discussions, retreats and mixers, www.facebook.com/thabigdogs

The Atlanta Roller Girls host a double feature of games, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Men of David event benefits AID Atlanta, with hunks being auctioned off. DJ Lee Dagger spins. A VIP pre-reception starts at 8 p.m. and general admission is at 9 p.m., Jungle, www.davidatlanta.com/menofdavid

It’s two parties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins inside while DY Daryl Cox turns up the music outside Saturday nights at TEN Atlanta, http://tenatlanta.com/

Sunday, May 10

Seth Breezy whips the late night crowd up at Xion Atlanta, 3 a.m., www.cariocaproductions.com

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, www.lipsatl.com

Every Sunday night is Tossed Salad, a dance party hosted by Brigitte Bidet, Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

Monday, May 11

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes is a writing group for those who work, move or spend time serving others through human service and community professions. Here, writing is used as a means for deepening understandings of private and public journeys, relationships, work and how we make space for ourselves (or don’t) in the midst of it all. This is Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program. The suggested donation is $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

Come to Mary’s to watch “Rupaul’s Drag Race” with local contestant Violet Chachki at 9 p.m., www.marysatlanta.com
Tuesday, May 12

DJ Kaye G gets the boys going at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308
Wednesday, May 13

BJ Roosters’ new Amateur Night is every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. with a $100 cash prize, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

The Icarus Project Atlanta is a local support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. This group seeks to advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. This event is sponsored by Charis Circle’s Urban Sustainability and Wellness Program. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Tonight’s monthly meeting is from 7 – 8:30 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com
Thursday, May 14

SAGE Atlanta’s social hour starts at 10 a.m., followed by a general meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center, www.rushcenteratl.com

Lambda Legal’s Mix and Mingle features light appetizers and discounted drinks. Stay for a recap of the Supreme Court oral arguments and an update on Lambda’s recent wins. 6 – 8 p.m., TEN Atlanta, www.tenatlanta.com

Actor’s Express stages “The Whale,” starring AE Artistic Director Freddie Ashley as a dying, overweight gay man hoping to reconcile with his daughter, 8 p.m., through June 14, www.actorsexpress.com
Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss comes to the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, 8 p.m., www.EddieOwenPresents.com

Presented by Ian Aber, “Hot Mic” is a weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic featuring the best and brightest of local Atlanta talent, new and emerging comics and the occasional out of town guest. 10 p.m., The Hideaway, www.atlantahideaway.com

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
UPCOMING

Friday, May 13

Bette Midler brings her Divine Intervention tour – and plenty of sass – to Philips Arena, her first tour in a decade. The evening will feature plenty of Midler’s hits and new material from her new album, “It’s The Girls!,” a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. 8 p.m., www.philipsarena.com
Saturday, May 14

For one night only, immerse yourself in the glitz, glamour, and excitement of Las Vegas, all without leaving the ATL! Lost-n-Found Youth’s Casino Party will have you trying your luck for a worthy cause. Join in for guilt free gaming and spectacular prizes and auctions, be amazed by incredible performers, and, in true Las Vegas style, indulge in free drinks and a buffet of culinary delights. A mere $10 donation at the door grants access to food catered by more than five Atlanta restaurants; free drinks; live music by Atlanta’s Next Legend winner Norwood, a performances by a dare devil fire breather, and a DJ playing music to boost your mood . 7 – 10 p.m., Lost-n-Found Youth, 2585 Chantilly Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

The Atlanta Bucks rugby team dons appropriate attire for the Purple Dress Run, 1 p.m., Mixx, www.mixxatlanta.com

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