Don’t Ms.: Bridesmaids, Women Who Rock, Queer Scavenger Hunt and More!

Boston: Catch the last week of the Boston LGBT film festival! through May 15

New York: Join NOW-NYC and feminist activist Shelby Knox as she talks online organizing and teaches you how to be revolutionary thinker on the web. May 10, 6:30 p.m. @ 150 West 28th Street, Suite 304

Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund will be throwing its fourth annual “Politics, Sex, and Cocktails” party. The event brings together elected officials and young activists to talk reproductive rights over drinks… and? May 12, 7 p.m. @ 168 Delancey Street at Clinton

The 5th Annual Amazingly Queer Race for Economic Justice involves a scavenger hunt across New York City to help fight poverty and homelessness in the LGBT community. May 14, 12 p.m., 147 W. 24th St., 4th floor

Check out the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards as they read their work, featuring poet Eileen Myles. May 12, 7 p.m. @ Bluestocking Books, 172 Allen Street

Washington, D.C.: Check out C.L.I.T. Fest DC’s self-defense workshop and learn how to kick some ass. May 14, 1 p.m. @ Emergence Community Arts Center, 733 Euclid Street NW

Cleveland: To celebrate the opening of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum’s “Women Who Rock” exhibit, Wanda Jackson and Cyndi Lauper will perform. May 13, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Seattle: Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival has a lot of amazing films, including Becoming Chaz about Chaz Bono’s life. May 12-15

The trailer for the movie Bridesmaids tickles my funny-bone. It’s written by SNL star Kristen Wiig and Groundlings alum Annie Mumolo, and features SNL‘s Maya Rudolph and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. What could be better?  In theaters May 13

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Image of Cyndi Lauper from Wikimedia





Dahlia Grossman-Heinze is a feminist, an avid viewer of every Real Housewives series and very into Britney Spears.