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Friday, Aug. 5
“The Black Girl Project” screens from 5-8 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The Decatur Women’s Sports League hosts sign-ups tonight for the fall softball season, which features Friday evening games from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Savage Pizza Avondale, 115 Laredo Drive, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, www.decaturwomen.com.
Drag Race 2 begins tonight and continues every first and third Friday for 10 installments. Any king or queen can enter; the 10 weekly winners will progress to the finale. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Enjoy the Divas Cabaret and Dance Party featuring Nicole Paige Brooks, Destiny Brooks, Heather Daniels, Jasmine Antoinette and special guests. 10 p.m. at Le Buzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.
DJ Nat spins at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.
Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
Friday, Aug. 5- Saturday, Aug. 6
Lesbian comedian and musician Clare Summerskill brings her show “Well That Explains It!” to benefit Decatur United Church of Christ. Shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30030. www.decaturucc.org.
Saturday, Aug. 6
The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club hosts Fall Rugby 101, a chance to learn about the team and sport. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coan Middle School, 1550 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, www.atlantabucksrugby.com.
DJ Tracy Young has spun for parties for Madonna, Cher and Sean Combs — now she is back to spin for Atlanta. Doors open 10 pm. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt and Caroline Aiken perform for Women in Rock in the Round. 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
DJ Travis spins and Angelica D’Paige performs for the Get Bronzed pool party and fundraiser for the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. Noon to 6 p.m. at a private estate in Buckhead. For more info check www.bronzedparty.eventbrite.com.
Drench, the W Downtown’s weekly summer Saturday pool party, gets wet from 1-7 p.m. at the W Atlanta Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313, www.chriscolemanenterprises.com.
Enjoy a pool party to support Ric Sosa’s bid for Atlanta Cotillion, the annual debutante fundraiser for AID Atlanta. 2-6 p.m. at the home of Dr. Jesse Peel. $20 suggested donation. http://tinyurl.com/3e5q3ku.
Prime Timers of Atlanta, a social organization of older gay and bisexual men, meets at 3 p.m. in the community room of the Ponce de Leon Branch Library, 980 Ponce deLeon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. www.AtlantaPrimeTimers.com.
Join the members of Atlanta Team Tennis Association and see how multitalented they are at the ATTA Variety Show. 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road Atlanta, GA 30324, www.atta.org.
Softball season recently ended, so celebrate the achievements of the Hotlanta Softball League. 7-9 p.m. at The Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30324, www.hotlantasoftball.org.
Déjà vu Discothèque revisits Limelight Atlanta and looks back to the 1980s and ‘90s with DJs Randy Easterling, Noel Aguirre, Aron Siegel and Lydia Prim. Silent auction benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Georgia. VIP at 8 p.m., general admission at 9 p.m. at Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.limelightatl.com.
The Alien Love Ball is a fundraiser for Savannah Pride and the MISTER Project of Atlanta-based Positive Impact, featuring the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 8 p.m. at Roy’s Hideaway, a private gay campground at 268 Catfish Lane, Collins, GA 30421, www.royshideaway.com.
Shavonna B. Brooks hosts the Extravaganza drag show at 11:30 p.m at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.
Get down with Dirty Love Saturdays at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Sunday, Aug. 7
DJ Susan Morabito spins at 3 a.m. at Xion, 2241 Faulkner Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.xionatlanta.com.
Fill up on food and fun at Papi’s Brunch Buffet, with music by DJ Karlitos. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com.
MixHer Sundays celebrate the ladies. 6 p.m. to midnight at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/bellissima.atlanta.
The Armorettes, the infamous camp drag troupe, performs at 7 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.
Monday, Aug. 8
Join Bubba D. Licious and the rest of the drag ladies at Dragamundo. Every Monday from 8 – 11 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Princess Charles and the Sophisticated Ladies of Atlanta present “Let’s Get Soakin’ Wet.” 9 p.m. at the Sol Pool Deck at the Melia Hotel. 590 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.solmelia.com.
The Go Go’s Ladies Gone Wild Tour rocks at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342, www.ticketmaster.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
“Back to Oz” is the theme for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious. The popular event raises money for PALS, which helps people with HIV and other health conditions keep their pets. 6:45–9:45 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.palsatlanta.org.
Thursday, Aug. 11
Join Topher Payne, DeWayne Morgan, Johnny Drago, Frankie Asher, and Spencer Stephens in “Designing Women Live.” Opens today and runs through Aug. 14 at OnStage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30313, www.theprocesstheatre.org/fundraiser.html.
Atlantic Station’s Thursday night outdoor film series features “Hairspray.” Film starts at dusk, around 8:45-9 p.m. www.atlanticstation.com.
Thursdays are now 3 Legged Cowboy night at the Heretic, with country music and line-dancing like the former gay country bar. Dance lessons 8-9 p.m. at 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Chris Coleman’s Indulge party is Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight at W Hotel – Midtown, 188 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30361, www.chriscolemanenterprises.com.
Monte St. James presents the Purple Dragon every Thursday night. Talent show at 10 p.m., main show at 11:15 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.
Friday, Aug. 12
Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday hosts a Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/bellissima.atlanta.
The Trans Health Initiative in conjunction with the Feminist Women’s Health Center hosts a Wine and Chocolate Tasting fundraiser to benefit the Robert Eads Health Fair Partnership, which provides medical screenings to trans men during September’s Southern Comfort Conference. 6-8 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307, [email protected]m.
DJ Phil B returns to the Heretic. 10 p.m. at 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Celebrate the CD release of “Artbreak Hotel,” new tunes from Flat Cat, which includes gender queer rocker Bucky Motter. Also includes a performance by the Sexual Side Effects, led by trans musician Amber Taylor. 9 p.m. in the “dungeon level” of the MJQ Concourse at The Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/flatcatatlanta.
DJ Kevin DuRard spins at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
Famed DJ Lisa Pittman spins at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Pride at SIX FLAGS Over Georgia features a full day of rides and attractions, plus a picnic buffet and beats by DJ Vicki Powell. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell, GA, www.prideatsixflags.com.
Join the Decatur Women’s Sports League for the last day of kickball games for this season; just show up to play! Noon to 5 p.m. at Kelly C. Cofer Park, 4259 N. Park Drive, Tucker, GA 30084, www.decaturwomen.com.
“Hearing for the Heart” features former International Mr. Leather Jeffrey Payne, lesbian comic Vickie Shaw and the Armorettes to raise funds for the Sharon St. Cyr Fund. 5-10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hearingfortheheartatl.com.
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342, www.ticketmaster.com.
Reinvent yourself as a cheerleader or athlete as Bedlam presents QueersCheers&Champs. 9 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.Facebook.com/BedlamPresents.
Celebrate the Material Girl’s birthday at Madonna-Rama starting at 9 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.
The gay Dixie Invitational Bowling Committee hosts a booth inviting the community to join the fun in member leagues. 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com, www.dixiebowl.org.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Burlesque! is a silent auction and cabaret show for Atlanta Cotillion to benefit AID Atlanta. 5-10 p.m. at Opera Atlanta Event Center, 1150B Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.atlantacotillion.com.
Watch Cheryl Dunye’s film “The OWLS,” about Older and Wiser Lesbians, and partake in an after-movie discussion with ZAMI NOBLA and First E’s Social Justice Guild. 4-6 p.m. at the First Existentialist Congregation, 470 Candler Park Drive Atlanta, GA 30307.
DJ Vicki Powell spins for her monthly Sunday Service. 6-11 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312.
The Black Kings and Princes drag show features both seasoned performers and amateurs to raise funds for AGenda Benda Justice and the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative. 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316. Call 404-210-2354 for more info.
Monday, Aug. 15
Meak Productions presents a live radio recording and press conference in honor of 15 years of Atlanta Black Gay Pride. 6-8 p.m. at the Melia Hotel, 590 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/meakproductions.
Stevie Nicks performs at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342, www.ticketmaster.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
MEGA Family Project hosts an Adoption Support Group for LGBT prospective adoptive parents. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org.
Enjoy a night of lesbian noir with J.M. Redmann as she reads from her collection of stories. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 17
For the month of August, the Birdcage Bingo hosted by Ruby Redd benefits the Armorettes, the drag troupe that raises money for HIV. 8 – 10 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308.
Learn about urban agriculture as a tool for job skills training with the Edgewood Farm Crew. 7:30-9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
The Beauty & the Bitch Drag Comedy Show features Bubba D. Licious and Charlie Brown. 9:30 p.m. at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.metrocafes.com/Cowtippers.
Thursday, Aug. 18
The gay Atlanta Executive Network presents Eric Schilling, director of talent acquisition at Home Depot. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hudson Grille Midtown Atlanta, 942 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.aen.org.
Enjoy an open “no mic” night as Cliterati wows you with spoken word poets. 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,
Johnny Diaz signs his new novel, “Take the Lead.” 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com.
Favorite gay funnyman Leslie Jordan brings his one-man show to Atlanta. 9:30 p.m. both nights at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
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