Friday: There’s MondoHomo to do today

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imageThanks to the organizers of MondoHomo for letting us know that, well, we screwd up.

We included the alterna-queer cultural festival in our community calendar, but through a programming glitch that was our fault, the event didn’t appear in the calendar today. So, when our event gurus pulled together The Gay Agenda for today, MondoHomo was left out of the mix. When we said there were Nine Gay Thngs to Do Today, we really meant there were 10.

With that explanation comes our apology. We love our alterna-queer brothers and sisters and certainly didn’t mean to overlook them today. In fact, MondoHome opened Thursday and continues through Monday with an impressive slate of events, View the full event listing from our calendar.

More about today’s scedule from MondoHomo’s own site:

Friday, May 22

MondoHomoHop, $10, Eyedrum Gallery, co-presented by Southern Comfort Conference

7:30-9pm, NYC bad girl and Nan Goldin protegé Katrina Del Mar screens Tuff Chicks, a collection of short films including her Girl Gang Trilogy.

9pm-1am, Mondo HomoHop, hosted by DJ Baker (NYC) and Jeremy Gloff (Tampa), featuring KIN4LIFE (NYC/ATL), Deadlee and Down Low (LA), Fiona Simone (ATL), Pretty Thugz (LA), Tori Fixx (MN), Benni E (Philly), Last Offence (LA), Tru Bloo (Oakland), and DaLyrical (OH), then 1am – Jumpin’ Jumpin’ Dance Party with DJ Double Dutch

Saturday, May 23

HomoCon, $FREE, ALL AGES! at Eyedrum Gallery

noon-5pm, featuring Workshops by CEO of Riot Grrrl, Ink. Gina Mamone, Lady Jane, Ms. Bea Haven, Smokin’ McQueen, Vagina Jenkins and more, then at 4pm, Community Roundup Rodeo, a speed-dating BINGO event where you get to know your local activist groups!

Mondo Mondo, $15, at Eyedrum Gallery, co-presented by Southerners on New Ground

7-8:30pm, Andy Ditzler screens BODIES: the sexual revolution on screen, featuring the films of Barbara Hammer, Curt McDowell, Constance Beeson, and Michael Wallin. 18+ only.

8:30-11:30pm, all ages, Star of stage, screen, and cabaret Justin Bond (Shortbus, Kiki & Herb) performs Rites of Spring, with special performances by Dave End (Philly), Gently (ATL), Shitty Candy (ATH), and Sarah Greenwood of GSX (NYC). then11:30-the break of dawn, The Return of Log Jam makeout dance party with DJ Hawg-Tied!

Sunday, May 24

Mondo Day Camp, at Cabbagetown Park, $FREE, all ages Family Event, co-presented by Youth Pride

Noon-5pm, Everybody Wins at the Gay Games! Playground sports & outdoor crusing! Performances by Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, Dances in Air, Eggplant Faerie Players, and Humble Tripe featuring Melissa York (ex-Butchies).

7-9:30pm, Mondo Cockettes, $10, at Eyedrum Gallery
Documentary footage of SF’s legendary drag troupe in action, The Cockettes: Midnight at the Palace. Featuring the Cockette’s campy & controversial re-enactment of Richard Nixon’s daughter’s 1971 White House nuptials in Tricia’s Wedding.

9:30-10:30pm, Special performance by the incomparable Diamond Lil & the Naked Hearts, singing heartfelt standards to make you weak in the knees and tight in the pants!

Monday, May 25

Mondo Finalé, a burlesque brunch, $15 includes brunch from Ria’s Bluebird! at Eyedrum Gallery
11am-1pm, Chicken & Waffles from Ria’s Bluebird smothered in jams by Radiotron’s DJ Lil Ray.
1:30-3pm, Top Shelf Burlesque hosted by Dickie Van Dyke (Blast-Off Burlesque) & Diana Cage (NYC), featuring performances by Ms. Bea Haven (CHI), Smokin’ McQueen (NC), Bambi Galore (DC), Cherry Bomb (NYC), Devin Liquor (ATL), Cocoa Storm (KY), Cherry Bomb (NYC), Boydonna (ATL), Noah Redd (CO) and our own hometown favorite, the lady Vagina Jenkins (ATL).
3:15-3:45pm, New American Junk Theatre premieres Billy Budd: A Portrait in Seamen, adapted from Herman Melville by John Drago.
3:45-6pm, Balls to the wall dance party led by DJ Lil Ray of Radiotron!


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