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May Best Bets

20th Anniversary Industry Mixer 

May 5, 6:30pm 

Atlanta City Hall 

Don’t miss Meak Productions’ 20th Anniversary Industry Mixer, hosted by Councilwoman Keisha S. Waites.

Prayer for the French Republic 

May 5, 7:30, through May 14

Actor’s Express

Actor’s Express presents “Prayer for the French Republic,” written by Joshua Harmon. On the eve of the 2016 French presidential elections, a Parisian doctor fears for her family amid the rise of antisemitism in France. As she considers relocating to Israel, we flashback to her great-grandparents in 1945 anxiously awaiting the return of loved ones recently liberated from the concentration camps. This uplifting family saga introduces us to five generations yearning for the safety of home. 


May 5, 9pm


Manhole, Atlanta’s only all drag king show, is back tonight at Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312) for an all Latinx cast in time for Cinco de Mayo. 

It’s Only a Play 

May 6, 8pm, through May 14 

Process Theatre 

The Process Theatre presents “It’s Only a Play,”a Broadway comedy about the comedyof Broadway. 

A Very ‘90s Drag Brunch 

May 7, 2pm 

Atlanta Comedy Theater 

Hear your favorite ‘90s songs performed by our fabulous cast of ATL’s best drag queens at a Very ‘90s Drag Brunch. Come in a ‘90s lewk and sing along, with performances by Brigitte Bidet, Drew Friday, Dotte Com, Eden, Ellasaurus Rex, and JayBella Banks. 

Ruthless! The Musical

Out Front Theatre Company

May 7, 3pm, through May 20

“Ruthless! The Musical” is now running at Out Front Theatre Company.  In it, eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. “Anything” includes murdering the leading lady.

PALS Bingo 

May 9, 7:30pm 

Lips Atlanta

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 “Big Hat Bingo — Kentucky Derby Night. 

Significant Others 

May 12, 8pm, through May 14 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

A world première commissioned by Atlanta Ballet; “Significant Others” explores the role of artistic collaboration in the relationships of three historical power couples of the art world. Using the music of Clara and Robert Schumann, the visual art of Sonja and Robert Delaunay, and the writing of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald as starting points for his own work, Remi Wörtmeyer sets out to prove that artists achieve their greatest creative potential by inspiring and supporting each other, particularly when bound together by the complicated, colorful, and powerful force we call love. 

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 

May 13, 7:30pm 

Charis Books and More

Charis Books and More welcomes Sarah Schulman for a reading and discussion of “Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993.” Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman’s novel is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism. In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. 

Trans and Friends 

May 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, 7 – 8pm for youth and 8 – 9pm for adults, Charis Books and More

Piano Night

May 16, 7pm 

Atlanta Eagle 

Tonight is Piano Night at Atlanta Eagle, with an open piano with David Reeb and an open mic.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade 

May 20, 7:45pm 

Adair Park 1

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade returns today. Bring your lantern to line up at Adair Park 1, at Catherine Street and Lexington, and find a spot behind one of the five marching bands. Marshals will be there to help Line up starts at 7:45pm with a little festival courtesy of Atlanta Beltline Inc., and the step-off is at 8:45pm. 

PFLAG Support Group 

May 21, 2:30pm 

Spiritual Living Center 

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

Ruby Redd’s Drag Liquid Brunch 

May 21, 1pm 

The Hideaway 

Defend drag by brunching with Ruby Redd! $1 of each brunch buffet sold goes to the ACLU’s Drag Defense Fund.

Grease Screening 

May 25 

10th Street Park 

Midtown Alliance and Out On Film are happy to present a free outdoor screening of “Grease” tonight at sunset. The event will take place at 10th Street Park., 1005 Peachtree St NE. Bring your friends, bring your dog, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy free popcorn. A free bike valet will also be available at this event.

LGBTQ Book Club 

May 27, 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 “You Exist Too Much: A Novel” by Zaina Arafat. RSVP in advance for this meeting – 

All-1-Family Support Groups 

May 27, 3pm 

1530 Dekalb Ave NE

Atlanta Pride sponsors two All-1-Family support groups – All-1 Umbrella: This biweekly group is for transgender, cisgender, inter-sexed, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth ages 13-17 of all sexual identity.  All-1 Connection: Biweekly group host by A master’s level clinician will facilitate a therapeutic support group for biological parents; adopted parents; foster parents and any adult that would like to support the LGBTQ+ youth.