LGBT AT­LANTA BEST BETS EVENTS

Our Guide to the Best LGBT Events in At­lanta for July 10-23

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WED­NES­DAY, JULY 15

“Amer­i­can Idol” win­ner – and bear – Lee DeWyze plays Ed­die’s At­tic, 9:30 p.m., www.ed­diesat­tic.com

FRI­DAY, JULY 10

Charis wel­comes Rev. Glenna Shep­herd, whose new book, “Out on a Limb: Ser­mons of Risk and Revo­lu­tion” is a col­lec­tion of hom­i­lies that fo­cus on lib­er­at­ing spir­i­tu­al­ity. Rev. Shep­herd, a min­is­ter in the United Church of Christ, ex­plores the in­ter­sec­tions of cur­rent po­lit­i­cal and so­cial is­sues and the rad­i­cal mes­sages of the prophets of Judeo-Chris­tian scrip­tures. She brings a fresh per­spec­tive to is­sues that of­ten di­vide and alien­ate mod­ern peo­ple from re­li­gion: gen­der, sex­u­al­ity, race, immigration, mar­riage, and na­tion­al­ism. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com Get ready for the num­ber one dance party ev­ery Fri­day night with Blue Diamond Ent and Traxx Girls. Doors open at 9 p.m., My Sis­ter’s Room, www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 11

This ain’t your granny’s tea dance! The At­lanta Sis­ters of Per­pet­ual In­dul­gence present Sis­ter’s Sum­mer Tea Dance, with a $10 bot­tom­less beer bust, 4 – 7 p.m.,www.tav­er­naplakaat­lanta.com Join CHRIS Kids at the an­nual White Party, for­merly known as Pre­miere Party, at Ma­son Fine Art from 6- 10 p.m., fea­tur­ing live per­for­mances by Pan­dora Boxx and Court­ney Act from “Ru­Paul’s Drag Race” and mu­sic by DJ Vicki Pow­ell, www.ma­son­fin­eartande­vents.com The Bear Night monthly meet­ing and bar night is tonight at the At­lanta Ea­gle, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SUN­DAY, JULY 12

DJ Moose NYC gets the late night crowd jump­ing, 3 a.m., Xion, www.xion­at­lanta.com Join At­lanta Pride for a morn­ing of fam­ily-friendly paint­ing and awe­some give­aways, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be live mu­sic and spo­ken word. Come for fel­low­ship and to ex­press your cre­ativ­ity. Bring snacks and drinks of your choice. Please register by con­tact­ing Sips n Strokes di­rectly at 404/901-1099, cost: $35.00/per­son, www.sip­snstrokes.com Wake up and make joy­ful noise with the Sis­ters of Se­quin at Gospel Brunch with per­form­ers Bubba D. Li­cious and Jus­tice Counce, 12:30 p.m. fol­lowed by a 1:30 p.m. show, Lips At­lanta, www.lip­satl.com The At­lanta Dream take on the New York Lib­erty at 3 p.m., Philips Arena, www.philip­sarena.com

MON­DAY, JULY 13

Bring a strong set of pipes to Blue Mon­day Karaoke, with host Kyle Kirkland, 10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

TUES­DAY, JULY 14

Full house! Tues­day night is poker night at The Model T, be­gin­ning at 7 p.m., www.mod­eltat­lanta.com

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 15

It’s Am­a­teur Night ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 9 p.m. at BJ Roost­ers, www.bjroost­ers.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 11

The At­lanta Rol­ler­girls host a dou­ble fea­ture home bout, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Cen­ter, www.yaarab­shrine.net Ni­cole Paige Brooks, My­chelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo’Dest Vol­gare host Wild Out Wed­nes­days at Felix’s, www.fe­lixsat­lanta.com

THURS­DAY, JULY 16

SAGE At­lanta hosts a so­cial hour and games at 10 a.m. and then a gen­eral meet­ing at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter An­nex, www.rush­cen­ter­atl.com Come out to the les­bian-owned Twisted Soul for Food Fight­ers Thurs­day. Ev­ery Thurs­day en­joy $5 drink spe­cials and com­pli­men­tary hors d’oeu­vres at the bar, www.twist­ed­soulk­itchenand­bar.com Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an invit­ing and fierce open mic & read­ing se­ries on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month. This month’s fea­tured per­former is Keisha Reaves, au­thor of “The French­man,” a mod­ern story of love, friend­ship, and the lies we tell our­selves to not wind up alone. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

FRI­DAY, JULY 17

The doc­u­men­tary “Do I Sound Gay?” opens at the Land­mark Midtown Art Cin­ema to­day, with di­rec­tor David Thorpe down for Q&A on Sun­day, July 19, af­ter the 7:15 p.m. screen­ing, www.land­mark­the­atres.com Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in At­lanta. Ad­mis­sion is $5, Jun­gle, 10 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com It’s Mr. At­lanta Ea­gle Rob­bie But­ler’s birth­day and the Ea­gle is hav­ing an An­i­mal House Toga Party, with jello shots, cake, raf­fles and more. The pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit The Leather Heart foun­da­tion (www.leather­heart.org) and the Mr. and Ms. At­lanta Ea­gle travel fund, 10 p.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com Di­vas Des­tiny Brooks and Shavonna Brooks host the su­per sexy Femme Fa­tale show, 11 p.m., Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 18

At­lanta Pride will host a do­na­tion drive at the Phillip Rush Cen­ter to­day from 9 a.m. - noon. Please bring cloth­ing and house­hold items to the Rush Cen­ter An­nex to do­nate to Lost-N-Found Youth, www.rush­cen­ter­atl.org Join­ing Hearts of­fers up its an­nual pool party, this year ti­tled Dive, at Pied­mont Park, with en­ter­tainer Debby Hol­i­day and DJ Grind, 4 – 11 p.m., www.join­ing­hearts.org Molly, Ally, Judd, Emilio and An­thony Michael are back — the clas­sic “The Break­fast Club” screens at the Fox Theatre as part of the Coca-Cola Sum­mer Film Fes­ti­val, 7:30 p.m., www.foxthe­atre.org It’s two par­ties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins in­side while DJ Daryl Cox turns up the mu­sic out­side at TEN At­lanta, www.tenat­lanta.com They’re creepy and kooky – catch “The Addams Fam­ily Mu­si­cal” at a mati­nee to­day, 3 p.m., On­stage At­lanta, www.on­stageat­lanta.com DJ Caprice works the crowd at Bull­dogs, 893 Peachtree Street, At­lanta, GA 30308, www.face­book.com/ bull­dogs­barat­lanta.com Regina Simms em­cees the New Faces event with singers, dancers, mu­si­cians, drag kings and queens and more, 9 p.m., Friends on Ponce, www.friend­son­ponce-atl.com

MON­DAY, JULY 20

Since Mon­days tend to drag on any­way, why not make the most of it? MAX’s Wine Dive, the Midtown res­tau­rant and wine bar, has teamed up with At­lanta’s best drag queens for “Mon­day’s a Drag” —a view­ing party from 6 – 10 p.m. each Mon­day fea­tur­ing a clas­sic drag movie or TV show. MAX’s is of­fer­ing campy drinks and food spe­cials. Ten per­cent of all food and drink sales from each week’s event will be do­nated to Lost-n-Found Youth. www.maxswine­dive.com/at­lanta-12th-street

TUES­DAY, JULY 21

The all-new Latino Tues­day kicks off with DJ Kar­l­ito, Blake’s, www.blakeson­thep­arkat­lanta.com

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 22

Crazy Nights Karaoke is ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 8 p.m. at My Sis­ter’s Room, www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com

Out Brian Clow­dus opens his sum­mer musi- cal “Evita” at Serenbe Play­house, run­ning through Aug. 16 with an 8:30 cur­tain tonight, www.seren­be­play­house.com

Ruby Redd’s Bird­cage Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m., with $3 well drinks all night, then Tyler King hosts Beauty and the Beast karaoke at 11 p.m., The Hide

away, www.at­lantahide­away.com

THURS­DAY, JULY 23

The Hide­away hosts Ian Aber for Hot Mic com­edy nights, 10 p.m., www.at­lantahide­away.com Faces Lounge in Ma­ri­etta’s new All Star Cabaret is ev­ery Thurs­day at 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. with the likes of Heather Daniels and Coco Chanelle, 138 Pow­ers Ferry Road, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30060

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