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Country Dancing for Everyone!
Country Dance Night!

Every Thursday 8pm-3am at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd. Country dance nights. Free Line Dance Lessons 8-9pm + Open Dance 9pm-3am. Never a cover! Beginners welcome.
Hosted by TAYLOR ALXNDR, House of ALXNDR and Taylor Alxndr
SLOW JAMZ: A Drag Show of R&B Classics! - Online Event

August 28, 2020, 9:30pm-12:30am on Zoom. Performers w/ curated productions of your favorite slow jamz - Erykah Badu to TLC to D'Angelo + more. Featuring: The Vixen! (RuPaul's Drag Race), Canzara SZN, Dotte Com, EllaSaurus-Rex, Honey Mint, Ivana Fischer, Jacque Strap, JayBella Banks, King Perka $exxx, Majic Dyke, Miss He, Szn Alxndr, and TAYLOR ALXNDR.
Hosted by Atlanta Pride Committee & WUSSY MAG + Big thanks to Atlanta Pride!
Pull Up! ATL Drive-In Drag Show w/ Hosts: Taylor Alxndr + Ellasaurus Rex

September 4-6, 2020, 7:30pm at Amazza. Socially-distanced, quarantine-style Drive-In Drag show weekend! Queers always find a way to turn a stage. Support the dolls, crack a Red Bull and order Ammazza pizza. Performers: Alex Suarez, Brigitte Bidet, Dotte Com, Iv Fischer, JayBella Banks, Malachi, Miss He, Orchid, Perka Sexxx, SHI, Taejah LaBelle Thomas, TJ Maxxx. Music by Ree de la Vega.
Who's ready for the return of the LGBTQIA Arcade + ArtGallery?
Multiplay Tuesdays at Atlanta Eagle

September 8, 2020 - February 23, 2021, every TUESDAY 9pm-3am. Presented by @gamemasterherb featuring 10+ gaming stations: Atari, TurboGrafx, NES, SNES, Genesis, NEOGEO, N64, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, PS3, PSVITA, PS4, XBOX, Switch with DDR, SmashBros, and MarvelVSCapcom. See details at:
Post-Lockdown Events
At Heretic

September 9, 2020, every WED 9pm WarpZone Game Night + 10pm Boys' Night Out. Sep 11 + 19, FRI 9-11pm, SAT 8-10pm Armorettes Burleque. Sep 12, 10pm DJ Tony Moran. Sep 19, 10pm DJ AJ Ready. Sep 25, 10pm-3am Code Red Party w. DJ Mike Pope. Sep 26, 7-9pm Stardust Outdoor Drag w/ DETOX, Phoenix, Destiny Brookes, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Heart + Taejah Thomas. Every THU 9pm Country Dancing.
Hosted by Ready4Hope - The 8th Annual
Ready4Hope Bear BQ ABP Weekend - Cancelled

September 12, 2020, 12-5pm. get "piggy" at at Heretic - a fun-filled day with all of your friends. Come hungry, thirsty, and READY to party. $20 at the door will get you unlimited draft beer, and BBQ lunch. Music by DJ Mohammad. Ruby Redd will MC the event again this year, so prepare for a good time!
A conversation, hosted by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society - An Online Event

September 15, 2020, 7:30-9pm. Writers Angela Chen and Jess Zimmerman in conversation for the launch of Chen's book. An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world obsessed with sexual attraction; what the ace perspective can teach all people about desire and identity. Chen shares her path to understanding her own asexuality alongside perspectives of diverse others.
Hosted by Atlanta Pride Committee
APC Sex and The City Trivia With Ree De La Vega

September 16, 2020, 7-8pm. RSVP via Eventbrite link. Zoom information will be sent out an hour before the event.
Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals
MAAP It’s Friday - Virtually Mix, Mingle & Network

September 18, 2020, 6-7pm, online. Committed to creating environments where you can bring your whole self to professional networking - adapting to life with social distancing. Meet us for another successful virtual networking. MAAP is an Atlanta-based professional business referral networking group for LGBTQ people and straight allies, with social events every month!
Enjoy the biggest party of the year - this year online
The Rainbow Ball: Pajama Party

September 19, 2020, 6:30pm. Don your most comfortable pajamas you own as Out Front Theatre Company takes the annual Rainbow Ball fundraiser online, for an evening of entertainment, supporting the arts - FREE! Virtual performances, guest appearances, live and silent auctions, and more to enjoy from your sofa and home bar. Make the most of social distancing with Out Front!
Hosted by The Armorettes
Drag Show with The Armorettes

September 19, 2020, 8-10pm. In-person Show with: Ally Yankadic, Autumn Skyy, Nurse Holly, Baby D GaLore, Taylore Alexander, Linuxx Lovee and Plenty Moore. Also with broadcast on Facebook Live. Your Longest Running Camp Drag Show in Atlanta GA and beyond - and all for charity!
Hosted by Southern Fried Queer Pride
Queer Yoga in the Park!

September 20, 2020, 11am-12:30pm at Adair Park, 742 Catherine St SW. Come out, bring a mat, stretch, and enjoy the sun for Queer Yoga in the Park, led by Crystal Monds (she/they), on Sunday. A social distanced, masks required event. All attendees will be spaced 8ft apart. Hand sanitizer, water bottles, and extra masks will be provided.
A youth-focused group, hosted by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Trans and Friends Discussion Group - A Feminist Outlawz Project

September 21, 2020, 7:30-8:30pm. Discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues, silently or aloud. Consider your own gender in a transient world. The meeting requires a reservation. Join the zoom call, abiding by the code of conduct and guiding principles of the group: confidentiality/ no audio or video recordings without prior consent of the organizers.
33 years of LGBT film screenings
Atlanta's OUT on Film - Online

September 24 - October 4, 2020, 11-day annual LGBT film series of screenings online - presented by Warner Media - normally at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Celebrating LGBT Pride at the Movies since 1987. See their website for screening details and special events.
Hosted by New England Open Markets
Big Gay Market Atlanta! New Dates

September 26, 2020, 11am-6pm (tentative dates). The Big Gay Market is coming to Atlanta! All are welcome Saturday, September 26th at the Heretic Atlanta for an LGBQT+ allies outdoor market! Featuring over 50 artists, designers, makers, vintage and antique dealers, drag performances, food trucks and much more! Save the date and stay tuned for more details.
The 12th annual
Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

Fall, 2020 (dates TBA), 10am-5pm SAT+SUN, at Piedmont Park. Outdoor Midtown event presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces; all ages, races, customs and interests, featuring up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather/ metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters; artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, foods and beverages, and an Emerging Artists Pavilion.
Hosted by Future Atlanta and 2 others
Future Atlanta Opening Weekend! + Future Pride

October 2, 2020 (TBC). Details coming soon! Stay safe Atlanta and we will be here ready to open whenever the world opens back up. Oct 10, 9pm-3am Future Pride Party w/ details TBA.
In-person events have been cancelled
Atlanta Pride 2020 Virtual Events

October 9-11, 2020. The 2020 Pride Festival will not be held in person this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, the festival will be held as a virtual event centered around October scheduled dates.
United to create an atmosphere of inclusion and community
Atlanta Pride 2020 Dyke March! - Cancelled

October 10, 2020, times TBA, Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr NE. Open to ALL women (trans-inclusive) of any race, culture, orientation, ability, health, socioeconomic level, family structure, faith, or age. Making/ bringing signs of support encouraged. Past year assembly was at the Charles Allen Gate (10th Street/ Charles Allen Drive), 4:30pm with march stepping off at 5pm.
With an innovative new open-air venue
Molly Blank Big Tent Series 2020-21

October 22 - November 14, 2020. Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci performed in repertory with The Kaiser of Atlantis. Each with nine performances, alternating nightly on Anderson Field/ Hermance Stadium at Oglethorpe University, in a custom-made tent without walls. See production details at:
By Elise Forier Edie
The Pink Unicorn

January 21 - February 1, 2021, 8pm (3pm SUN). Comedy about gender identity and big hair! The story of Christian widow Trisha, whose life in a conservative Texas town is thrown into turmoil as her teen daughter announces she is gender queer and starting a Gay and Straight Alliance chapter at high school. A crisis Trisha never saw coming, with such issues not even on her radar.
By Harrison David Rivers
This Bitter Earth

March 4-20, 2021, 8pm (3pm SUN). A deep love is challenged by divisive political realities. Introspective black playwright, Jesse finds his choices questioned when his white Black Lives Matter activist boyfriend, Neil, calls him out for his political apathy. As passions and priorities collide, the couple must reckon with issues of race, class and the bravery it takes to love out loud.
At Atlanta’s premiere Leather/Levi dance bar - no stand & model here...
Atlanta Leather Pride 2021

Early April, 2021, annual 3 day weekend - most events at Atlanta Eagle. Past year: FRI 10pm Meet+Greet. SAT 1:15pm Judges/Contestants meet/ interviews + 5pm BBQ/Beer Bust. 8pm Contest + 10pm Victory Party. SUN 11:30am Leather Brunch at Roxx Tavern. See updates for 2021 at:
Back for the 6TH ANNUAL Atlanta Bear Pride!
Atlanta Bear Pride 2021

April 16-18, 2021. Big weekend of events, entertainment and showcase all of what Atlanta has to offer. Bears, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers and friends from around the globe. More details TBA at:
Atlanta Bear Pride 2020
Bearracuda - Bear Pride

April 17, 2021, 6pm-3am. Main event for Atlanta Bear Pride Saturday w/ special guest TONY MORAN, all night a the Heretic. An Underwear/ Singlets and Jocks Night - party for bears, cubs & friends. See BearPride.
Peach Party 2020 has been rescheduled for Summer 2021
Peach Party 2021

June 10-14, 2021 - annual parties typically include FRI 9pm Kickoff at Heretic + 3am Xion at Future. SAT 2pm Peach Tea + 9pm Main Event at Future + GSP + 3am XION After at Future. SUN 7pm Closing Party at District + 12am Xion at Future.
Southern Bears July 4th lazy fun and fur weekend
Atlanta Bear Fest 2021 - Bears & Balls

July 2-5 2021. Bear Run + Charity Event. Lazy days of sun & fun - pool parties, bar/events/socials, food, Mr. Atlanta Bear and Atlanta Cub Contests at The Atlanta Eagle, side trips, vendors. Atlanta Bear Fest is back for the 2021 July 4th weekend - escape from everyday ordinary to Bears & Balls.
At the Atlanta Eagle
Southeast Black and Blue Weekend

August 6-8, 2021 (TBC) at Eagle Atlanta. Annual SE LeatherSir, Leatherboy, Community Bootblack and SE Mr. Rubber contests. Vendors, cigar party, spanking & paddling, rope bondage demos, BBQ/Beer Bust, Puppy Mosh, entertainment, auctions, SEBB Pig Dance Saturday, and more. See current and past titleholders for Mr. Southeast Rubber and Mr. Hotlanta Rubber on their website.
Kickoff + After Parties
Atlanta Pride 2021

October 9-10, 2021. One of the largest Pride festivals in the nation w/ 300,000+ revelers from the SE and beyond. Events typically include: SUN Parade (noon Civic Center); Cultural Exhibit/ Interactive Art; Gaymers Space; Literary Block; Trans March; Dyke March; Dance Party; Womens Party; Pride Brunch; Sunday Funday Free Day Party. See updates at:
Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly

November, 2021 (TBC), Cultures collide as an American naval officer, stationed in Nagasaki, takes a Japanese wife. A delicate bride, Cio-Cio-San, fifteen years old and in love, dreams of her new life with the handsome young officer. Settling into his home overlooking Nagasaki Harbor, renouncing her culture and family to become a proper American wife, she waits for his ship to return.