Queer Atlanta pops with spring shows, specials and soirees

Gird your loins, children. Mother Nature, Father Time and the power of spring’s queer heritage of renewal team up to keep your to-do list popping all season.

Here’s the skinny on cornerstone annual events like the HRC Gala and Peach Party, as well as our selections for spring’s best bets through the very last splash.

These are our best bets through Memorial Day, and be sure to check the Queer Agenda calendar each Thursday. That's where we break down the Best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta for every single weekend.

 

 

 

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Friday, April 12

Sarah & the Safe Word

with Fable Cry, Soviet, Shiksa and Nobody’s Darlings

Star Bar, 8 p.m.

starbaratlanta.com

 

Play: Pajama Party

With For All Humans

Moxy Atlanta Midtown, 9 p.m.

forallhumans.co

 

Friday April 12 – Sunday April 14

Automoto

Car show on the Beltline

All weekend

autohaussocial.com

 

Doggies on the Catwalk

Opening Reception & Gallery Exhibit, Friday

Runway Show Gala, Saturday

fashionado.net

 

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Piedmont Park

dogwood.org

 

 

Saturday, April 13

Evensong & Eucahrist

Amplifying Queer Voices in Worship

ft. the music of Madonna

Neighborhood Church, 7:30 p.m.

neighborhoodchurchatl.com

 

The Room with DJ Aron

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Sunday, April 14

Daddies in Kilts

Woofs, 3 p.m.

woofsatlanta.com

 

Wednesday, April 17

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

wussymag.com

 

Friday, April 19

TRANScending Barriers

2ndAnniversary

Midtown Bowl, 6:30 p.m.

transcendingbarriersatl.com

 

Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20

Atlanta Bear Pride

Heretic, BJ Roosters, Manifest 4 U and Blake's, all weekend

hereticatlanta.com

 

Saturday, April 20 – Sunday April 21

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces

6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs

sandyspringsartsapalooza.com

 

Saturday, April 20

Outworlders Spring Picnic

McKoy Park, 11 a.m.

outworlders.org

 

Sunday, April 21

Big Hare Games

Ten Atlanta, 2 p.m.

tenatlanta.com

 

Armorettes Easter Drag Races (top photo)

Midtown Moon, 2 p.m.

thearmorettes.com

 

Sugar with DJ Russ Rich

Loco Luna, 4 p.m.

facebook.com/beyondatl

 

Easter Service with DJ Vicki Powell

Sister Lousia’s Church, 6 p.m.

sisterlouisaschurch.com

 

Tuesday, April 23

Dear Evan Hansen Opening Night

Fox Theatre

foxtheatre.org

 

Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28

Inman Park Festival &

Tour of Homes

inmanparkfestival.org

 

Saturday, April 27

The Odd Ball with Yvie Oddly

My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

wussymag.com

 

Charis Books Grand Re-Opening

184 S. Candler St. Decatur, all day

charisbooksandmore.com

 

Sunday, April 28

EAV Tea Dance

Includes Wussy Release & Artist Market

Banshee, 3 p.m.

wussymag.com

 

 

Tuesday, April 30

Indigo Girls

El Refugio Benefit

Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

variety-playhouse.com

 

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5

Gay Cinco de Mayo

Las Margaritas

Mama’s Cocina Latina

Ten Atlanta

Guac y Margys

Zocalo

Midtown Moon

 

 

Saturday, May 4

32ndHRC Atlanta Gala Dinner

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 6 p.m.

hrcatlanta.org

 

Change of Seasons

with Joining Hearts 

Heretic, 9 p.m.

joininghearts.org

 

Sunday, May 5

Gay Day at the Zoo

Zoo Atlanta, 12 noon

atlantaga.gov/lgbtq

 

May 8

Judas Priest

ft. Rob Halford

foxtheatre.org

 

Thursday, May 9

Desert Hearts Screening

Rush Center, 7 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Lizzo

Tabernacle, 8 p.m.

tabernacleatl.com

 

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12

OutlantaCon

One Hartsfield Center Parkway, all weekend

outlantacon.org

 

Saturday, May 11

Trans Equity Symposium 2019

Center for Civil & Human Rights, 9 a.m.

civilandhumanrights.org

 

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.

foxtheatre.org

 

Michelle Malone Birthday Bash

Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

eddiesattic.com

 

Miss Mid-Life Crisis

With the Armorettes

Heretic, 8 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Wednesday, May 15

Garrison Starr & Lolo

Eddie’s Attic, 7:30 p.m.

eddiesattic.com

 

Thursday, May 16

Ben Platt

Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.

cobbenergycentre.com

 

Friday, May 17

Amanda Palmer

of the Dresden Dolls, 8 p.m.

Cobb Energy Centre

cobbenergycentre.com

 

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

Peach Party 2019

Heretic, BJ Roosters & Buckhead Theatre

peachpartyatlanta.com

 

AIDS Vaccine 200

Emory Vaccine Center

av200.org

 

Saturday, May 18

Kirkwood Spring Fling

Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

Bessie Branham Park

kirkwoodspringfling.com

 

Friday, May 31

Betty Who

Variety Playhouse

variety-playhouse.com

 

Morningside Opening Night

By Topher Payne

OnStage Atlanta, through June 29

onstageatl.com

This feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the digital edition here.

 

 

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