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FRI­DAY, JULY 18 AND SATUR­DAY, JULY 19

The Indigo Girls hit the At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­dens as part of the Con­certs in the Gar­den se­ries, 8 p.m. both evenings, www.at­lantab­otan­i­cal­gar­den.org

FRI­DAY, JULY 18

SAGE At­lanta spon­sors a Sec­ond Hand Rose Thrift Store Visit and Lunch, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., be­gin­ning at Find­ers Keep­ers, 2130 North De­catur Rd, De­catur, GA 30033 The gay-themed “Yves Saint Lau­rent” opens at the Mid­town Art Cin­ema, www.land­mark­the­atres.com The Third Fri­day Film Se­ries presents the Os­car nom­i­nated “Good Night and Good Luck,” co-spon­sored by At­lanta Demo­cratic So­cial­ists of Amer­ica, at 7:30 p.m. at First Ex­is­ten­tial Con­gre­ga­tion, with do­na­tions ac­cepted, http://www.firs­tex­is­ten­tial­ist.org Edie Cheezburger and her usual as­sort­ment of spe­cial guests present “The Other Show” drag event weekly at Jun­gle, 9:30 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com

It’s Mr/Ms At­lanta Ea­gle Bar Night with DJ Ron Pull­man, 10 – 11 p.m., At­lanta Ea­gle, www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 19

“The Won­der­ful Wizard of Oz” con­tin­ues at Serenbe Play­house, di­rected by out Brian Clow­dus, through Au­gust 2, with an 11 a.m. per­for­mance to­day, www.seren­be­play­house.com Thomas Hynds leads an iden­tity theft sem­i­nar at 11 a.m. at the Phillip Rush Cen­ter An­nex, www.rush­cen­ter­atl.com Jun­gle hosts DJ Aron and vo­cal­ist Beth Sacks from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., for the Join­ing Hearts af­ter­party ben­e­fit­ing Join­ing Hearts, www.jun­gleatl.com

SUN­DAY, JULY 20

Up early? Still rev­el­ing in Join­ing Hearts fun? Stop by Xion and hear DJ Alyson Calagna, 3 a.m., www.xion­at­lanta.com Join LGBT Dance At­lanta for a Beer Bust to raise funds for AIDS Walk At­lanta and 5K Run. There will be $10 all-you-can-drink beer, raf­fle prizes, $2 jello shoot­ers and spe­cial guest DJ Neon the Glow­gob­ear. 1-5 p.m. at Joe’s on Ju­niper,

www.face­book.com/LGBTDanceAt­lanta Still angry about the Hobby Lobby decision? Join the Fem­i­nist Women’s Health Cen­ter for Supremely Pissed Shenani­gans & Karaoke at My Sis­ter’s Room. Sug­gested do­na­tion is $5 at the door to be used to help FWHC ac­tivists. 5-10 p.m., MSR, www.fem­i­nist­cen­ter.org/rsvp

GA Boy Pro­duc­tions and Jun­gle At­lanta present the of­fi­cial clos­ing party for Join­ing Hearts week­end with a party from 7-mid­night at Jun­gle. On the ones and twos is DJ Kevin Du­rard. Tick­ets are $10, www.jun­gleatl.com

An­gel­ica D’Paige and friends — in­clud­ing Brent Star and Des­tiny Brooks — purr up fun at Sex Kit­ten, with $5 burg­ers and Smirnoff cock­tails, 8 p.m. at 10th and Pied­mont, www. com­mu­ni­tashos­pi­tal­ity.com/10th-and-pied­mont/ pro­mo­tions/Sex-Kit­ten-with-An­gel­ica-DPaige $2 well drinks are on tap all day and night at Sun­day Fun­day at Bull­dogs, 893 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309

MON­DAY, JULY 21

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Fem­i­nist Out­lawz is a youth fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. This is a project of the Fem­i­nist Out­lawz co-spon­sored by Charis Cir­cle’s Strong

Fam­i­lies, Whole Chil­dren Pro­gram. There is no sug­gested do­na­tion for youth par­tic­i­pants of this pro­gram but adults and al­lies can make a do­na­tion, 7 – 8:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

TUES­DAY, JULY 22

Dine Out for Charis at Rag­ing Bur­rito. A do­na­tion of pro­ceeds from meals sold be­tween 5-10 p.m. will go to­ward Charis Cir­cle, www.charis­book­sand­more.com At­lanta Pride Com­mit­tee is also host­ing a Dine Out event, this one at Agave Restau­rant. 5-10 p.m., at­lantapride.org

Fourth Tues­day Din­ner Tues­day is tonight from 6 - 9 p.m. at a Wa­hoo Grill, www.face­book.com/ FourthTues­dayAt­lanta

Cara­pace Ra­con­teurs: HUNGER is the theme for this sto­ry­telling group. Bring a five to seven-minute story built around Hunger, 7:30-9 p.m., Manuel’s Tav­ern, www.cara­paces­to­ries.com

Two Step Tues­days of­fer free two-step, waltz and swing lessons from 8 – 9 p.m. be­fore an open dance from 9 – 11 p.m., Heretic, www.hereti­cat­lanta.com Ruby Redd and An­gel­ica D’Paige are the em­cees of Dra­geoke, 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 23

$5 ta­cos, tequila and beer are on tap at Am­s­ter­dam At­lanta, from 6 – 11 p.m., www.am­s­ter­damat­lanta.com Join the De­catur Women’s Sports League for bowl­ing ev­ery Wed­nes­day night this sum­mer at 7 p.m. at Sub­ur­ban Lanes, http://www.at­lanta­sub­ur­ban­lanes.com

Sara Bareilles sings some of her great­est hits with her Lit­tle Black Dress tour at Chas­tain Park Amp­ithe­atre, 7 p.m., www.tick­et­mas­ter.com The Ad­vanced Sex­u­al­ity Se­ries: Trans­folks Talk Sex is a panel of trans iden­ti­fied folks talk­ing can­didly about their sex­ual ex­pe­ri­ences, what they’ve learned about their bod­ies dur­ing their tran­si­tion and how cis­gen­der peo­ple can do bet­ter when ap­proach­ing trans­gen­der folks about sex. This event is co-spon­sored by Vel­vet Lips and Charis Cir­cle’s Ur­ban Sus­tain­abil­ity and Well­ness se­ries. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $10. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­more.com

Ian Aber hosts the funny Abear Com­edy Show, 8 p.m., Jun­gle, www.jun­gleatl.com

THURS­DAY, JULY 24

Charis hosts Can’t Get Enough! An Erotic Evening with Te­nille Brown, in which the veteran erot­ica au­thor and first-time ed­i­tor talks about the sto­ries she has col­lected for the book that high­light the

essence of in­sa­tiable de­sire. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­more.com Come do the Time Warp at Ac­tor’s Ex­press with a new pro­duc­tion of the cult clas­sic “The Rocky Hor­ror Show,” run­ning through Au­gust 9, with a per­for­mance tonight at 8 p.m., ww.ac­tor­sex­press.com

Brent Star hosts Game Night at G’s Mid­town ev­ery Thurs­day from 9 – 11 p.m., http://www.com­mu­ni­tashos­pi­tal­ity.com/gs-mid­town/

GLITZ: The Queer Moxie Edi­tion fea­tur­ing DJ 5 Hour Boner and the GLITZ Crue team­ing up with the stars of the doc­u­men­tary Queer Moxie. This is a fundraiser to help fin­ish the doc­u­men­tary and a chance for peo­ple to catch a sneak peek of the film that is five years in the mak­ing. 9 p.m. at Mary’s, www.queer­moxie.com

Deca­dence: A Night of Drink­ing and De­bauch­ery is ev­ery Thurs­day start­ing at 10 p.m., hosted by Adam Bland and Ash­ley Mitchell with beats by DJ Daryl Cox. A wet un­der­wear contest be­gins at 11 p.m, with a cash prize and dancers galore, TEN At­lanta, www.tenat­lanta.com

FRI­DAY, JULY 25

Join the South­ern Bears for “Din­ner With the Bears” tonight at the Colon­nade, with cof­fee at 7 p.m. and a meal at 8 p.m., http://colon­nadeatl.com Au­thor Marja Mills dis­cusses her book “The Mock­ing­bird Next Door” tonight. In 2004, Chicago Tri­bune re­porter Marja Mills moved next door to Harper Lee, the renowned and beloved au­thor of “To Kill a Mock­ing­bird.” “The Mock­ing­bird Next Door” de­tails the next 18 months of life with Harper Lee. Fans of Harper Lee will not want to miss this in­ti­mate look at the au­thor’s life, as Mills shares a rare por­trait of Harper Lee. 7 p.m., First Bap­tist Church of De­catur, http://fbcde­catur.com/ Charis is thrilled to cel­e­brate the re­lease of “Sin­is­ter Wis­dom Is­sue 93: South­ern Les­bianFem­i­nist Her­story 1968-1994.” A panel dis­cus­sion will be fa­cil­i­tated by Charis Books and More co-owner Sara Look. Pan­elists in­clude ed­i­tor Rose Nor­man, SONG Co-Founder Pat Hus­sain, writ­ers Lor­raine Fon­tana, Gail Reeder, Lenny Lasat­era and Char­lene Ball. This is a Charis Cir­cle Found­ing the Fu­ture of Fem­i­nism Project. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­more.com Mary’s hosts its rau­cous Boys Room party with DJ Head­mas­ter, www.marysat­lanta.com It’s Pump Fri­day Nights at the Heretic, 10 p.m., www.hereti­cat­lanta.com

The M4M Hard­body Re­vue, hosted by Envy Van Michaels, is a com­pe­ti­tion for men with a $100 cash prize weekly, LeBUZZ, www.the­newle­buzz.com

Traxx Girls night at My Sis­ter’s Room of­fers drink spe­cials, great mu­sic and lots of beau­ti­ful women, 10 p.m., www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com

Fetish Gear United hosted by Mr. SECC Leather 2014 and the Sis­ters of Per­pet­ual In­dul­gence to ben­e­fit the MIS­TER Cen­ter is a night to wear your fa­vorite fetish gear, en­joy kinky live demos, get some new gear, and a chance to win raf­fle items. Free and con­fi­den­tial HIV test­ing will be pro­vided on-site. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion. 10 p.m., At­lanta Ea­gle, www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 26

“Let’s Make a Deal,” hosted by Ken, rounds up con­tes­tants tonight at Friends on Ponce, 6 – 10 p.m., www.friend­son­ponce-atl.com The Sex As­sess­ment: Us­ing Grace to Cri­tique

Your Sex Part­ner is a work­shop to give you the tools to cri­tique your part­ner with­out hurt­ing their feel­ings. Role-play­ing, rep­e­ti­tion and dirty talk to grace­fully arouse your part­ner all while qual­i­fy­ing them as ideal sex­ual part­ners will be used in the work­shop. Hosted by Vel­vet Lips, 8-10 p.m., 1464 Athens Ave. SW, At­lanta, GA 30310, www.vel­vetlip­sllc.com It’s Pan­ther Levi/Leather night at the At­lanta Ea­gle, with the evening serv­ing as a fundraiser for Ahimsa House, 10 – 11 p.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com Join Jor­dan Michael McCord and friends for a

night of drag king fun at My Sis­ter’s Room, www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com Gay per­former Guy­ton Mau­rice per­forms from 8 – 10 p.m. at the new Vena at Vin­ings, 3300 Cobb Park­way, Ste. 104, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30339 Mon­ica Van Pelt presents Syn­ergy at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

SUN­DAY, JULY 27

Back­pack in the Park is a fundraiser for For the Kid in All of Us, with ad­mis­sion $30 on­line or $40 at the door, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., Ca­tor Woolford Gar­dens, 815 Ponce de Leon Av­enue, At­lanta, GA 30308 Frankly, you’ll give a damn – “Gone With the

Wind” screens at 2 p.m. as part of the Coca Cola Film Fes­ti­val, Fox The­atre, www.foxthe­atre.org

Sun­day Fun­day at Ten At­lanta fea­tures two

par­ties in one – DJ Rob Reum inside and DJ Rob Ans­ley on the pa­tio, www.tenat­lanta.com

MON­DAY, JULY 28

The monthly Writ­ing with In­tent writ­ing class this month fo­cuses on “Po­etry for Prose Writ­ers” and how to use po­etry to shake up your in­ter­nal cre­ative en­gine. This is a Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter Lit­er­ary Pro­gram and the sug-

gested do­na­tion is $10. Taught by ER An­der­son, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Charis Cir­cle. 6:30-8 p.m., www.chariscir­cle.org

Mon­day Night Trivia, em­ceed by Wild Cherry Su­cret, of­fers chances to win up to $250 in cash and prizes, 11 p.m. at Blake’s, www.blakeson­thep­arkat­lanta.com

TUES­DAY, JULY 29

The At­lanta Dream take on the Con­necti­cut Sun, noon, Philips Arena, www.philip­sarena.com

The in­au­gu­ral meet­ing of Kidlit­er­ate: A book club by Lau­rel Sny­der and Re­bekah Goode-Peo­ples is tonight from 7 – 9 p.m. tonight at Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­more.com Cock­pit At­lanta is the home for You Tubes­day

‘90s mix, with VJ Ayem, www.the­cock­pit-at­lanta.

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Team Trivia with Wil, 9 – 11 p.m., At­lanta Hide­away, http://www.at­lantahide­away.com/

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 30

Loosen up and set­tle in for some ex­er­cise with

yoga at the MIS­TER Cen­ter, 5:30 p.m., www.mis­ter­center.org Wed­nes­day night is Pi­ano Night with David Reed at Mixx At­lanta, www.mixxat­lanta.com Mon­ica Van Pelt, An­gel­ica D’Paige and Vi­ola Chachki are the hosts for Lips At­lanta’s Bitchy Bingo

event, with show time at 8:45 p.m., www.lip­satl.com

Prime­time Wed­nes­days dance party revs up from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Su­tra Lounge, 1136 Cres­cent Av­enue, At­lanta, GA 30309, www.su­traloungeatl.com

THURS­DAY, JULY 31

The 5th An­nual Ma­ri­etta Rainbow Fes­ti­val/

Ma­ri­etta Pride will be hosted by The North Ge­or­gia Rainbow Coali­tion and LeBUZZ to­day through Sun­day, Au­gust 2, www.rain­bow­ge­or­gia.org An LGBT fundraiser to support Ja­son Carter’s can­di­dacy for Gov­er­nor of Ge­or­gia is tonight at The Es­tate in Buck­head, hosted by Tony Con­way and “A Leg­endary Event.” 6 – 8:30 p.m. More in­for­ma­tion - https://www.face­book.com/ events/1428810357399628/?re­f_­dash­board_ fil­ter=up­com­ing

UP­COM­ING

FRI­DAY, AUG. 1

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson per­form as part of Con­certs in the Gar­den at the At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, 7 – 10 p.m., www.at­lantab­otan­i­cal­gar­den.org

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 2

The At­lanta Gen­der Vari­a­tions: Par­ents of

gen­der vari­ant/trans chil­dren support group meets in At­lanta from 2 – 4 p.m. at Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of At­lanta, http://www.uuca.org

The In­au­gu­ral 5k Run/Walk, part of Ma­ri­etta Pride, will take place in the his­toric Ma­ri­etta Square, be­gin­ning at 8 p.m., ben­e­fit­ting the Health Ini­tia­tive, www.5ke­qual­i­tyrun.org

SUN­DAY, AUG. 3

Phish plays the Ver­i­zon Wire­less Am­phithe­atre at En­core Park, 7:30 p.m., www.tick­et­mas­ter.com

THURS­DAY, AUG. 7

Meak Pro­duc­tions presents the sec­ond an­nual

GLBT Ca­reer Fair & Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter Expo. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hy­att At­lanta Mid­town, with a spe­cial net­work­ing and happy hour from 4 – 8 p.m., http://lgbt­fair.meakpro­duc­tions.com

FRI­DAY, AUG. 8

Jay Bran­non per­forms with open­ing act Richard Par­sons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Par­sons tak­ing the stage at 8 p.m. and Bran­non tak­ing the stage at 8:45 p.m. Bran­non is tour­ing for his new al­bum, “Al­ways, Then & Now.” At Ed­die’s

At­tic, www.ed­diesat­tic.com

South­east Black and Blue Week­end is Aug. 8-10 and is a week­end long event of BDSM classes and demos all cen­tered at the At­lanta Ea­gle. Tick­ets avail­able at www.pi­catic.com and a full sched­ule of events avail­able at www.sebbevents.com

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 16SUNDAY, AUG. 17

Char­lotte Pride 2014 will be held in Up­town Char­lotte this week­end. Each year the fest at­tracts more than 80,000 peo­ple. More info at char­lot­tepride.org

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