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The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus will hold a private shopping bonanza and fundraiser tomorrow night at Jonathan Adler from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event, a celebration to mark the end of the AGMC's 30th season, will feature summer drinks and light bites provided by Radial Cafe.
Attendees are encouraged to make a purchase or three as a portion of all the sales during the event will go directly to the AGMC.
For more information, click here.
Charis Books, Radial Cafe and Mondo Homo protest Ga. immigration law
Radial Cafe, owned by gay businessman Frank Bragg, and the annual alternative queer arts fest Mondo Homo have signed on to be Buy Spots and provide Sanctuary Zones to protest Gov. Nathan Deal's signing of the state's controversial immigration bill.
Lesbian-owned Charis Books & More was the first business to sign on in early May. Deal signed HB 87 into law on May 13.
A complete list of businesses and organizations that have signed on to be Buy Spots and Sanctuary Zones can be found here.
As Buy Spots and Sanctuary Zones, Charis Books & More in Little 5 Points, Radial Cafe and Mondo Homo will offer a safe haven to people who need a place to go and will offer their space for organizers who are working to overturn the law. They will also urge their customers to not shop at stores that are not Buy Spot and Sanctuary Zones.
The way to art lovers' hearts is through their stomachs, or so the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is hoping as it launches its new supper club Tuesday, May 10.
Gay-owned Radial Cafe will be cooking up the entrees and drink specials for $40 with proceeds benefiting AGMC as well as Actor's Express.
"The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is launching a fundraiser in the form of a supper club. The proceeds from each dinner will be shared with another nonprofit organization. Our first partnership is with Actor's Express! We're joining forces with Frank Bragg, owner of Radial Café, to create a special night celebrating the arts. Please join us!" states the AGMC website announcing the May 10 dinner.
Gay-owned Radial Café has been named a state winner of the 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award granted by the Georgia Restaurant Association and is now in the running for a national award.
Other state winners are AmRest LLC (Applebee’s), Arby’s Restaurant Group, Homegrown Restaurant Concents that includes Doc Chey’s Noodle House and Osteria 832.
The Georgia Restaurant Association recognized Radial Café for its many community service projects, including serving Christmas dinner to 65 homeless children who are supported by CHRIS Kids. Each child received also received a "Christmas Day Gift Bag" with movie tickets, candy and mittens.
Also, for the past decade, Radial Café has fed 180-200 members of the LGBT community walking in the Martin Luther King Day Parade. Radial Cafe also was instrumental in helping For the Kid in All of Us through its annual projects Backpack in the Park and Toy Party, helping the nonprofit collect more than 5,000 toys for Christmas and 1,600 backpacks filled with school supplies in the summer to be given to children in need.