In “The Prom,” four fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadway’s brassiest are coming to join the fight and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. The musical had its world premiere here in Atlanta before moving to Broadway.
November 10, 8pm; November 12, 3pm
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Giuseppe Verdi’s definitive tragic opera “Rigoletto” comes to Atlanta as a co-production with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Opera. Rigoletto is a master of the tongue, a wily wordsmith with a malicious edge. But as he finds himself cursed by an affronted courtier, Rigoletto will discover the true consequences of his words will have an indelible impact on that which he holds most dear. Jasmine Habersham returns home to perform the role of Gilda in The Atlanta Opera’s production.
“The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Impact Driving Movement We Need Now More Than Ever”
November 14, 7:30pm
Charis Books and More, Virtual
Charis welcomes Latanya Mapp Frett in conversation with Dázon Dixon Diallo for a discussion of “The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Social Impact Driving Movements We Need Now More Than Ever,” an invigorating exploration of impactful feminist movements and strategies for replicating their success. In “The Everyday Feminist: The Key to Sustainable Social Impact-Driving Movements We Need Now More than Ever,” accomplished feminist activist and executive Latanya Mapp Frett delivers a powerful and practical exploration of the factors that make a feminist social movement impactful in its place and time. In the book, you’ll discover popular and not-so-popular social movements and the leaders, art, research, and narratives that drove them. The author explains what made these social movements so effective and explains the steps that organizations, nonprofits, and social impact professionals can take to replicate that success on the ground and in the present. You can RSVP at this link – https://www.crowdcast.io/c/everyday-feminist
November 14, 7:30pm
Hostesses Budda D 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 PALS. Tonight’s theme is Superheroes vs. Villains Bingo.
How Barriers to Wellness Cause Violence to Trans and Gender Expansive People
November 15, 2pm
Transformation Journeys Worldwide and Kinsey Wellness present the Community Event: How Barriers to Wellness Cause Violence to Trans & Gender Expansive People.While Transgender Day of Remembrance honors gender diverse people who have suffered lethal violence, the daily harm experienced by trans and gender expansive (TGX) folks comes in many forms. In this fireside chat, Dalia Kinsey —a queer, Black, nonbinary Registered Dietitian and author of “Decolonizing Wellness” — will share insights into the wide range of violence experienced by TGX people and what YOU can do about it. RSVP link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-barriers-to-wellness-cause-violence-to-trans-gender-expansive-people-registration-734722573997?aff=
November 15, 7:30pm through November 19
“The Wiz” is the groundbreaking twist on “The Wizard of Oz” changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. Audiences get to enjoy the epic grooves of such beloved, timeless hits as “Ease on Down the Road,” which became the show’s break-out single, and the bona fide classic “Home” in this spectacular revival. Featuring a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), director Schele Williams (‘The Notebook,” revival of Disney’s “Aida”), choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), Amber Ruffin (additional material), and Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements) conjure up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before.
“A Christmas Carol”
November 17, 8pm through December 24
The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production “A Christmas Carol” returns to The Coca-Cola Stage with its stunning new adaptation, featuring a brilliantly reimagined set design and striking new costumes. Described as “high art of the season…a nostalgic feast for the eyes,” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, audiences will be transported to the streets of London to revisit the timeless redemption story of Ebenezer Scrooge, told with beautiful live music and an all-star cast.
Early Saturday Drag King Show
November 18, 9pm
My Sister’s Room
Don’t miss the Early Saturday Drag King Show tonight!
PFLAG Support Group
November 19, 2:30pm
Spiritual Living Center
The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person today.
Trans and Friends
November 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.
Out On Film hosts an advance screening of the acclaimed “Maestro,” starring Bradley Cooper as cultural icon Leonard Bernstein. The film, directed by Cooper, focuses on Bernstein’s lifelong relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). For location and to RSVP, visit outonfim.org.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
November 23, 5pm
Come have Thanksgiving Dinner with your Chosen Family. Richard and team will be providing turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, dressing and more! Bring a dish if you wish and enjoy drink specials, football, and community!
Atlanta Gay Men’s
Chorus Holiday Concert
December 1, 8pm; December 2, 2pm and 6pm
Cathedral of St. Philip
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus returns to kick off the holiday season with their 43rd annual holiday concert.
December 3, 6pm
The For the Kid in All of Us annual Toy Party is Atlanta’s premier “see and be seen” fundraiser for Georgia’s children and families in need. With the belief that giving should feel good and is worth celebrating, organizers are planning the biggest event ever, including a Silent Auction. VIP admission begins at 5pm.