FRIDAY, JULY 22
Join Sibling Rivalry Press authors Theresa Davis, Brent Calderwood, Jessie Carty, Collin Kelley, Megan Volpert, Kaveh Akbar and special guest SRP publisher Bryan Borland for an evening of poetry. The writers will be reading from new and favorite works, as well as talking about their experiences with the award-winning small press. Borland will discuss SRP’s exciting transition to a nonprofit, which will create even more opportunities for authors. This event is presented by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book. Books will be available for sale. 7:15 – 8:30 p.m., Georgia Center for the Book, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030 Join The Hideaway tonight for Tuesday Trivia w/ Jason Walker, 8:30 p.m., atlantahideaway.com J’s Lounge is the home for Rainbow Tuesdays, with Dymond Onasis and Nicole Paige Brooks leading the fun and DJ Destin providing house music, 1995 Windy Hill Road #1, Smyrna, GA 30080
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Enjoy free pool at Bulldogs, 893 Out director Brian Clowdus presents the musical “Miss Saigon” tonight at Serenbe Playhouse Yes, a live helicopter will land every night! www.serenbeplayhouse.com (Publicity photo) Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 Monica Van Pelt and Bubba D. Licious host Bitchy Bingo tonight, with all sorts of drag performances, Lips Atlanta, www.atldragshow.com
THURSDAY, JULY 28
SAGE Atlanta’s social hour begins at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, www.rushcenteratl.org Join Atlanta Pride and Outworlders for a night of gaming. The event will offer more than 50 games from strategy to charades, 6- 10 p.m., Rush Center Annex, www.rushcenteratl.org On Thursday, June 2, 70 members of the Atlanta LGBT community came together to talk, disagree, give and get going on some action after Orlando. A lot of important first steps came out of the meeting and Charis continues that tonight. The event name has been changed to “Strategies for a Trans Queer Future Following Orlando” to reflect the collective understanding of the need to not subsume trans identities under the queer umbrella and re-enter trans voices in this conversation. All are welcome, whether or not they could attend the first meeting. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Charis Books, www.charisbooksandmore.com The Pretty Girl Hideout Thursdays is tonight, hosted by Mook Dahost, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.traxxgirls.com
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Stage Door Players is mounting a version of “Kiss Me, Kate,” featuring a celebrated score by Cole Porter, tonight at 8 p.m. running through Aug. 7, www.stagedoorplayers.net Zaida and the rest of the Wussy Mag team are back to bring you Queer Atlanta’s biggest FU femme-fest! Special guest NYC-based queer rapper Mister Wallace will be on hand. The event, hosted by Hydrangea Heath, Melissa Coffey, Nicolette Ulta and at 8 p.m., running through Aug. 14.