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Our guide to the best LGBT events in At­lanta for Aug. 21- Sept. 3

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SATUR­DAY, AUG. 22

Michelle Malone’s un­plugged CD re­lease party with Tr­ish Land and spe­cial guests Eliot Bron­son and Lau­rie Ray will be a cel­e­bra­tion and fundraiser to keep mu­sic in Ge­or­gia schools. Michelle’s new CD, “Stronger than You Think” and Tr­ish Land’s latest se­ries of paint­ings (inspired by songs from Michelle’s new al­bum) will be avail­able. 8 p.m., Red Clay Mu­sic Foundry, www.ed­die­owen­sp­re­sents.com (Pub­lic­ity photo)

FRI­DAY, AUG. 21

Shake to your fa­vorite old school dance tunes at the new My Sis­ter’s Room (MSR) lo­ca­tion in Midtown at Disco Night with the Women’s Out­door Net­work (WON At­lanta). 7 p.m., www.my­sis­ter­sroom.com Natalia Na­man’s gay-themed “The Old Ship of Zion” runs through tonight, 8 p.m., pre­sented by Es­sen­tial Theatre, www.es­sen­tialthe­atre.com Dis­cus­sion is the build­ing block of ac­tivism. Danc­ing is the build­ing block of cel­e­bra­tion. Blend those two to­gether with some rad­i­cal mu­sic and you get a Po­lit­i­cal Party, with is­sues of agency, body pol­i­tics, vi­o­lence, moth­er­hood, sex and gen­der, cur­rent events and more. A Womyn­hood panel dis­cus­sion will be at 8:30 p.m. and the mu­sic starts at 10 p.m. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. Big House on Ponce, www.face­book. com/events/1508183036139262/ Ce­leste Holmes hosts Boys of BJ’s tonight at 9 p.m. at BJ Roost­ers, www.bjroost­ers.com The At­lanta Ea­gle hosts the Mr. and Ms. At­lanta Ea­gle Night – Pimps and Hos, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 22

The At­lanta Friends Meet­ing will host a cel­e­bra­tion of the Supreme Court mar­riage equal­ity de­ci­sion to­day. The event will in­clude time for au­di­ence re­flec­tion on the his­toric law, some mu­sic by Dei­dre McCalla, chil­dren’s in­put, fol­lowed by a potluck meal. All are wel­comed and child­care will be pro­vided. 701 W. Howard Ave., De­catur 30030. 5 – 8:30 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact 404/377-2474 or at­lantaquk­ers@gmail.com The leg­endary Melissa Etheridge brings her “This is ME. Solo” gig to the At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 8 p.m., www.at­lantabg.org Ac­tor’s Ex­press has opened the clas­sic mu­si­cal “Rent,” with sev­eral queer char­ac­ters, with Fred­die Ash­ley di­rect­ing, clos­ing with an 8 p.m. show tonight, www.ac­tor­sex­press.com 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

SUN­DAY, AUG. 23

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 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

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 29

The ‘Frozen’ sing-a-long at the Fox Theatre, as part of the Coca Cola Sum­mer Film Fes­ti­val at 1 p.m., will en­ter­tain chil­dren and frighten adults, www.foxthe­atre.org (Pub­lic­ity photo)

MON­DAY, AUG. 24

DJ Su­per Blue spins at Bull­dogs, 893 Peachtree Street, At­lanta, GA, 30308, www.face­book.com/bull­dogs­barat­lanta.com

TUES­DAY, AUG. 25

Writ­ing With In­tent is a monthly writ­ing class led by Charis Cir­cle Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor El­iz­a­beth An­der­son. The fo­cus shifts from month to month but the spe­cific goal is to pro­vide artis­tic ac­count­abil­ity in a busy world and of­fer some aca­demic in­sight out­side the academy. All are welcome to at­tend. This is a Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter Literary Pro­gram and the Sug­gested Do­na­tion is $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com Aces high! Tues­day night is poker night at The Model T, be­gin­ning at 7 p.m., www.mod­eltat­lanta.com “Amer­i­can Idol” run­ner-up Crys­tal Bow­er­sox per­forms at Ed­die’s At­tic with Maia Sharp, Linda Tay­lor and Von Strantz, 8 p.m., www.ed­diesat­tic.com

WED­NES­DAY, AUG. 26

Ruby Redd’s Bird­cage Bingo starts at 8:30 p.m., with $3 well drinks all night, then Tyler King hosts Beauty and the Beat karaoke at 11 p.m., The Hide­away, www.at­lantahide­away.com Ni­cole Paige Brooks, My­chelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo’Dest Vol­gare host Wild Out Wed­nes­days at Felix’s, www.fe­lixsat­lanta.com

THURS­DAY, AUG. 27

Warm sum­mer days pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity to put yummy food on the grill and have a great cook­out! Kick It with SPARK is a monthly pro­gram for LGBTQQ youth of color (16 – 25) to have a ded­i­cated space to so­cial­ize, build com­mu­nity, and find re­sources. It will be held ev­ery fourth Thurs­day of each month. Au­gust’s event will be open to the fam­ily and friends of at­tend­ing youth. This month is the Cook­out edi­tion, 6 – 8 p.m., Phoenix III Park, www.sparkrj.org 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

FRI­DAY, AUG. 28

Out On Film hosts the At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce (AGLCC) Fourth Fri­day mixer at Mixx At­lanta, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., www.ou­t­on­film.org “Driv­ing Miss Daisy” bows at On­Stage At­lanta with an out di­rec­tor – Cathe Hall Payne – and a largely gay cast, through Sept. 5, 8 p.m., www.on­stageat­lanta.com Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in At­lanta. Ad­mis­sion is $5, Jun­gle, 10 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com Shavonna Brooks and Des­tiny Brooks em­cee the ri­otous Femme Fa­tale show, 11 p.m., Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 29

The Chicago Sky come to town to take on the At­lanta Dream as the reg­u­lar sea­son nears its end, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, www.philip­sarena.com Come dressed as your fa­vorite char­ac­ter as South­east Black & Blue and BAR­CODE presents Nerds & Jocks, a fundraiser for South­east Black & Blue, At­lanta Ea­gle, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., www.at­lantaea­gle.com

SUN­DAY, AUG. 30

DJ Kevin Du­rard spins for the late night revel­ers, 3 a.m., Xion At­lanta, www.xion­at­lanta.com Charis is proud to once again host friends from LostintheLet­ters. This read­ing fea­tures Scot­tish writer He­len McClory with her de­but book “On the Edges of Vi­sion.” This is a Charis Cir­cle From Mar­gin to Cen­ter Literary event. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 6 - 7 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

MON­DAY, AUG. 31

They’ve been do­ing it for 15 years and have never been bet­ter. The Stars of the Cen­tury hit the stage at Jun­gle for an un­for­get­table show led by em­cees Miss Sophia and Joe Jack­son. Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by Necole Luv Dupree, Archie Bonet, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Lord, Da­moni Hall Dick­er­son, Trin­ity Bonet and more, 11 p.m., www.jun­gleatl.com

TUES­DAY, SEPT. 1

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

WED­NES­DAY, SEPT. 2

En­joy games with hairy men at Woofs Game Night, 8 p.m., www.woof­sat­lanta.com It’s Am­a­teur Night ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 9 p.m. at BJ Roost­ers, www.bjroost­ers.com 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 line dance at the Heretic tonight with free lessons be­gin­ning at 8 p.m. and then an open dance at 9 p.m., www.hereti­cat­lanta.com 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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