Cubs, otters, grizzles, and more – Atlanta Bear Pride is three days of bear-themed events and parties showcasing the diversity of bear culture and bringing people from around the Southeast to converge in Atlanta for one big weekend. Photo via Facebook.

April Best Bets

Mercury 

April 5, 7:30pm, through April 28

Actor’s Express

Revenge is a dish best served bloody in Actor’s Express’s “Mercury.” In this savagely hilarious comedy-thriller, three different stories converge through a strange curiosity shop in Portland, Oregon. Joining in on this crazy thrill ride of a play is a nosy neighbor, a bickering couple, a missing dog named Mr. Bundles, a guy with the worst job in the underworld and a housewife who is not handling the end of her secret affair very well. This play is from Steve Yockey, the creative mind behind AE hits “Octopus” and “Pluto” and TV’s “The Flight Attendant” and “Dead Boy Detectives.”

TRANSformation 

April 6, 7:30pm

Byers Theatre

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is strategically elevating the lived experiences of the trans, nonbinary and gender-fluid community in a concert entitled TRANSformation. Curated by a group of trans and nonbinary members of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus, along with members of the broader Atlanta trans community, this show acknowledges the challenges and celebrates the beauty and authenticity of what it means to be your true self in the face of being eradicated.

We Love Mrs. Roper 

Drag Queen Bingo 

April 9, 6:30pm

Lips Atlanta

Grab a marker and enjoy the fun at PALS’ We Love Mrs. Roper Drag Queen Bingo.

Fat Ham 

April 10, 7:30pm, through May 12

Alliance Theatre

“Fat Ham” is the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play that recently finished its critically acclaimed Broadway run. Playwright James Ijames has reinvented Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Hamlet, creating what The New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.” Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up at their backyard barbecue, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love, loss, masculinity, pain and joy.

Business Builder Lunch 

April 11, noon

La Hacienda

Join OUT Georgia for its Business Builder Lunch (BBL) Midtown at La Hacienda on the second Thursday of each month.

Mozart Don Giovanni 

April 12, 7:30pm, through April 21

7 Stages

Don’t miss “Mozart Don Giovanni” at 7 Stages. This contemporary English singing adaptation of Mozart’s classic opera “Don Giovanni” transports the characters and story into the modern era while staying true to the essence of the beloved original. The notorious womanizer, Don Giovanni, still meets a supernatural end, but his licentious exploits are now portrayed with frankness and complexity, reflecting today’s more nuanced perspectives on gender and morality.

Rocky Horror Drag Brunch 

April 13, 12:30pm

City Winery Atlanta

Let’s do the time warp again! Put on some lipstick and don’t miss this extra special drag brunch presented by WUSSY Mag that will have you shivering. The event features performances by Boudreaux, Brigitte Bidet, Dotte Com, Miss He, Orchid, and Stella Pearl Fontaine.

Trans and Friends 

April 15, 7pm for youth, 8pm for adults

Charis Books and More

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.

Atlanta Bear Pride 

April 19-21

Various Atlanta venues

Cubs, otters, grizzles, and more – Atlanta Bear Pride is three days of bear-themed events and parties showcasing the diversity of bear culture and bringing people from around the Southeast to converge in Atlanta for one big weekend. Learn more at atlantabearpride.com. 

Chutney Popcorn 

April 19, 7pm

White Hall 205

“Chutney Popcorn” is part of Emory University’s spring series of Indian queer cinema of the ‘90s. A comedy-drama film. Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York City. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister’s baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena’s sexual orientation. The film explores the conflict between Reena’s sexual and ethnic identities as well as her mother Meenu’s attempts to come to terms with the Western lives of both her daughters. Free and open to the public.

PFLAG Support Group 

April 21, 2:30pm

Spiritual Living Center

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person.

LGBTQ Book Club 

April 27, 10am

The LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The aim is to have diverse, thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. All are welcome to join.  This month’s book is “Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Writers” edited by Laura Kate Dale. No registration is required. This Zoom link will allow you to join the meeting at any time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85007056372.

Revival

April 28, 7:30pm

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre presents Revival, hosted by Kevin Kinney and featuring performances by Indigo Girls, Charlie Starr with Benji Shanks of Blackberry Smoke, and special appearances by Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins. Revival is a benefit concert dedicated to supporting the preservation of Georgia’s historic theaters and enhancing the Fox’s educational and community partnerships. This unique musical event is inspired by the power of storytelling and the role theaters play in bringing communities together.

Coming Up 

Psycho Beach Party

May 2, 8pm, through May 18

Out Front Theatre Company

Out Front Theatre Company presents the Charles Busch classic “Psycho Beach Party.” Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a checkout girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve, and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind.