In Aurora Theatre’s musical “Sister Act,” lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is in fear for her life. / Photo via Facebook

May Best Bets

Psycho Beach Party 

May 3, 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.

HRC Gala 

May 4, 5:30pm

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

HRC hosts its annual Atlanta gala dinner and dinner. The support generated from this event will help fuel the work for LGBTQ+ equality in Georgia and across the country.

Spread Eagle Comedy 

May 7, 8pm

Atlanta Eagle

Get your chuckles on at Spread Eagle Comedy!

Fat Ham 

May 8, 7:30pm, through May 19

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.

Meet Me There 

May 9, 7:30pm

Charis Books and More

“Meet Me There” is a monthly intergenerational poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction experience curated by trans/genderqueer poet and sound artist Samuel Ace. Writers exploring genre and gender boundaries will be a special focus of this series. May’s featured poets are Christopher Nelson (editor), Jos Charles, Rajiv Mohabir, and Magdalena Zurawski from the anthology, “Essential Queer Voices of U.S. Poetry.”

Wanda Sykes Live 

May 10, 7:30pm

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Wanda Sykes is an Emmy-winning stand-up comic, writer, actress, and producer who has been entertaining audiences for over twenty years. She has ranked among Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest People in America” and her peers have called her “one of the funniest stand-up comics” in the field.

Diana Ross Live 

May 10, 8pm

Cadence Bank Amphitheatre

The iconic Diana Ross brings her Beautiful Love tour to Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park!

Speed Dating 

May 11, 9pm

My Sister’s Room

Get your speed dating on at My Sister’s Room tonight, hosted by the Hookah Hottie, 9pm.

Mommie Dearest Drag Bingo 

May 14, 6:30pm

Lips Atlanta

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mommie Dearest Drag Bingo!

AQuAA Net Event 

May 15, 7:30pm

Out Front Theatre Company

Don’t miss tonight’s AQuAA Net event. AQuAA (Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance) invites the community to hear about the triumphs, challenges, collaborations and passions that drive the vibrant and vital queer arts scene in our region. During this panel discussion, audience members will learn about all the organizations that make up AQuAA and how they can celebrate what makes queer art in Atlanta so special.

Best in Show 

May 18, 8:30pm

1005 Peachtree St NE

Come see the comedy classic “Best in Show” for free  as part of Midtown Movie Night — and bring your dog! “Best in Show” is a comic howler with Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, and Jane Lynch and Jennifer Coolidge as a lesbian couple. Sponsored by Midtown ATL and Out On Film.

Trans and Friends 

May 20, 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.

Sister Act

May 23, 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.

LGBTQ Book Club 

May 25, 10am

Virtual

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 “Solo Dance” by Li Kotomi. No registration is required, join the Zoom meeting here.

The Preacher’s Wife 

May 29, 7:30pm, 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.

Coming Up 

Phoenix Rising 

June 1, 2pm and 7pm

Lawrenceville Arts Center

Atlanta Women’s Chorus presents the Phoenix Rising event. First performed in September of 2021, this show explores what it means to call Atlanta home. From the Native Americans that called this area home, the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and gay rights, to classical, popular and hip-hop music that has been derived here — there is so much that makes Atlanta a rich and diverse.

Dream Pride 

June 2, 3pm

Gateway Center Arena

Come celebrate Dream Pride at the Gateway Center Arena today as the dynamic Atlanta Dream takes on the Connecticut Sun. The Dream Pride Game will celebrate contributions from LGBTQIA+ Georgians, local spotlight of LGBTQIA+ organizations, special Dream Pride swag items, and a portion of all ticket proceeds will support the OUT Georgia Impact Fund, powered by United Way of Greater Atlanta.