Prepare yourself for an unforgettable celebration of the diverse kink and fetish communities taking inspiration from renowned events like Folsom Street Fair, IML, Off Sunset Festival, and Austin Kink Weekend. Kink Down South Weekend is set to be a thrilling experience for both seasoned kinksters and newcomers alike. Local DJs will keep the energy flowing. 15 kink classes, a vendor market and three dance parties are on tap as well. Learn more and buy tickets at kinkdownsouth.com.
June 2, 7:30pm, through June 4
You can’t stop the beat! “Hairspray,” Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Tell Your Story
June 3, 2-4pm and 7-9m
Lassiter Concert Hall
Voices of Note presents Tell Your Story. Sometimes Broadway songs propel the story forward and other times they add dimension and perspective to the story. This show by the Atlanta Women’s Chorus focuses on songs from Broadway that tell a story.
Local Shorts Encore
June 5, 7pm
Out Front Theatre Company
Out On Film hosts a free encore of its Local Shorts program from the 2022 festival, as well as a queer filmmaker celebration, 7pm, Out Front Theatre Company
Trans and Friends
June 5, 7-8pm for youth, 8-9pm 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.
Returning to the Root
June 9-10, 7:30pm
Atlanta City Hall
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus’ “Returning to the Root” is a concert about the golden rule that is central to both religious and secular communities. The concert will focus on the concept of a loving relationship between people within a sacred context (particularly LGBTQ+ loving relationships), rather than on the more traditional religious concept of a personal, loving relationship with a higher power.
Drag Down South
June 10, 7pm
2757 E Point Street
Grammy and Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday is the special guest for Drag Down South. Adding to the excitement, original Possum Prissy Cilla and Shenita Lott will also be there, showcasing their iconic charm and energy. The lineup of Atlanta legends includes Mr. Charlie Brown, Shawnna Brooks, Bubba Dee, Amber Divine, Chucky Deville, Charmaine Sinclair Dupree, Misti Shores, Lena Lust, Myah Ross Monroe, and Tatianna Tuesday Dickerson.
“4 Old Broads on the High Sea”
June 10, 8pm, through June 25
Onstage Atlanta presents “4 Old Broads on the High Sea.” Your favorite broads are back again and ready for a Sassy Seniors cruise to the Bahamas.
Sista x Sista
June 11, 1pm
Best End Brewing
Sista x Sista is a new drag brunch hosted by your favorite sistas Canzara SZN & Tyra Rex, brought to you by the House of ALXNDR.
June 13, 7:30pm
Hostesses Bubba D. Licious and Erica Lee and special guest performers will delight, amaze, and shock you as they call bingo, put on a show, and help raise money for Pets Are Loving Support (PALS). Tonight’s theme is “DIVAS — Too Hot Handle Bingo.”
Atlanta Freedom Bands 30th Anniversary Concert
June 17, 8pm
Church at Ponce and Highland
Atlanta Freedom Bands celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert tonight, charting a course through a galaxy of music inspired by space and science fiction. The mission includes music from “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” and “Doctor Who,” paired with pieces that evoke the mystery and beauty of what we will find as we explore the great beyond. The concert includes two premieres. AFB commissioned a new work from conductor and composer Dr. Erika Svanoe of Augsburg University in Minneapolis. “Where no one has gone before” is her tribute to her love of science fiction.
PFLAG Support Group
June 18, 2:30pm
Spiritual Living Center
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person today.
The Power of Connection
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to hold the Power of Connection: 2023 LGBTQ Business Summit, presented by Morris, Manning & Martin. This special two-day experience will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, with networking, keynotes, and sessions exploring impact for LGBTQ businesses, employees, organizations, and communities across Georgia.
LGBTQ Book Club
June 24, 10am
The LGBTQ+ Book Club, sponsored by Charis Books and More, is a group for LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The goal is to have diverse thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history and topical issues. All are welcome to join. This month’s book is 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell. RSVP in advance for this meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-GorD4rEtyIqhO2YmNJzhURDxyg_p5y.
Out in the Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
Celebrate Stonewall month with Atlanta Pride at Six Flags Over Georgia today
Angela Davis in Conversation with Sheree L. Greer
June 25, 4pm
Charis Books and More, virtual
Join Angela Davis for the ZAMI NOBLA Pßodcast in conversation with writer Sheree L. Greer as they talk about writing, building community, and the release of Greer’s latest book, the 10th anniversary edition of “Once and Future Lovers.” In this provocative, anniversary edition collection of short fiction, characters grapple with the courage it takes to love once while discovering the inherent challenge put to all lovers: embracing or denying the possibility of loving again, and again. Online viewers can register at https://www.crowdcast.io/c/once-and-future-lovers