The award-winning cast and crew of “The Golden Gals Live!” have returned to Atlanta. / Photo via Out Front Theatre Company

June Best Bets

Kink Down South Weekend 
June 7-9
Various venues
Kink Down South Weekend offers a series of parties, workshops, and social activities that celebrate the kink and BDSM community. Opening night at Blake’s on the Park features a meet and greet with Mr. Kristofer and other guests.
The Preacher’s Wife 
June 7, 8pm, through June 16
Alliance Theatre
In their fast-gentrifying Harlem neighborhood, Preacher Henry and his wife Julia struggle to keep their congregation going in the face of development.  When all seems lost, Henry asks God for help, and receives it in the form of an angel.  But will this mysterious newcomer really help or make matters worse? Featuring an original score by actor, comedian, and writer Tituss Burgess (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and a book by actress, producer, and writer Azie Dungey (TV’s “Harlem”), the Alliance Theatre’s “The Preacher’s Wife” is a can’t-miss theatrical celebration of community, family, and faith.
The Golden Gals Live 
June 8, 8pm, through June 16
Out Front Theatre Company
The award-winning cast and crew of “The Golden Gals Live!” have returned to Atlanta with a brand-new show, directed by and starring Ginger Minj from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as Blanche.
Texas Hold ‘Em Drag Bingo 
June 11, 6:30pm
Lips Atlanta
Come support PALS Atlanta at Texas Hold’ Em Drag Bingo with a great cast of performers/hostesses.
Retro Play Pride Series 
June 11, 18, and 25, 7pm
Midtown Art Cinema
Landmark Theatre’s Retro Play Pride Series includes the classic “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” today followed by a talkback/discussion, with “Moonlight” on June 18 and “But I’m a Cheerleader” June 25, all hosted by Out On Film.
Supplier Diversity Forum and Matchmaker 
June 13, 9:30am
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
OUT Georgia hosts its Supplier Diversity Forum & Matchmaker.
The Glass Menagerie 
June 13, 8pm, through June 22
7 Stages Backstage Theatre
Authenticity Theater presents the Tennessee Williams classic “The Glass Menagerie.” Set in St. Louis during the depression era of the 1930s, the play is the poignant drama of a family’s gradual disintegration, under pressure both from outside and within. A frustrated mother persuades her rebellious son to provide a ‘gentleman caller’ for her shy, crippled daughter, but her romantic dreams are shattered by the intervention of harsh reality.
Sister Act 
June 14, 8pm, through June 23
Aurora Theatre
In Aurora Theatre’s musical “Sister Act,” lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is in fear for her life. The cops answer her prayers, sort of… They put her in protective custody in the one place the police are sure she won’t be found — a convent.  Based on the hit 1992 film, this uplifting musical is reason to rejoice.
Gay Paris! 
June 15, 7pm
The Church at Ponce and Highland
The countdown to the 2024 Olympic games has begun. In “Gay Paris!” Atlanta Freedom Bands takes you on a musical journey to the City of Light, showcasing the sights and sounds of this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris. This Olympic celebration includes music by French composers for band and orchestra along with pieces celebrating sport and competition. The program features several pieces never before heard in Atlanta along with some favorites you are sure to recognize. Guest vocalist Rachelle Barr will sing songs made popular by Edith Piaf.
PFLAG Support Group 
June 16, 2:30pm
Spiritual Living Center
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person today.
Dream vs. Sparks 
June 16, 3pm
Gateway Center Arena
The Atlanta Dream take on the L.A. Sparks today.
Trans and Friends 
June 17, 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.
Lavender Fest 
June 19-23
Out Front Theatre Company
Lavender Fest, an LGBTQIA+ performing arts festival, launches today. The lineup of shows will include: “The Real Black Swann: Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen” by Les Kurkendaal-Barrett; “You Are Not Your Face”  by Sof Delgado; “Drag Reflex,” a lip-sync free drag show featuring local Atlanta drag performers; “By the Light of the Moon”  by Quinlan Orear; “Open”  by Davin Grindstaff; “The Heterosexuals “by Johnnie McNamara Walker; “Very Queer Comedy Hour” featuring Jessica, Richard, Dani, & Twiggs; “Strings Attached” by Chayton Pabich Danyla; and “Moonshot: A Musical Comedy”  with book by Marc Erdahi & Tyler Oberle and music & lyrics by Corey Everly.
Black Panther 
June 20, 8:30pm
1005 Peachtree St NE
Come see the classic “Black Panther” for free as part of Midtown Movie Night, sponsored by Midtown ATL and Out On Film.
LGBTQ Book Club 
June 22, 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 “Don’t Cry for Me: A Novel” by Daniel Black. No registration is required. This Zoom link will allow you to join the meeting at any time:
The Bus is Back: Atlanta LGBTQ Story Tour
June 23 and 30, 1pm
Ansley Mall
Explore key sites that shaped our community’s legacy during this incredible LGBTQ history tour, hosted by expert historian Dave Hayward of the Atlanta LGBTQ Story Project and Touching Up Our Roots. Learn more and book your ticket via Eventbrite.
Thursdays R&B
June 27, 10pm
My Sister’s Room
Enjoy Thursdays R&B with Melissa Scott at My Sister’s Room.