FRI­DAY, AUG. 26

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The At­lanta LGBT Film and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val 2016 kicks off tonight and lasts through Satur­day, www.atll­gbt­film­fes­ti­val.com

THURS­DAY, AUG. 25

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, AUG. 26 – 28

The Ready4Hope Red Party Week­end, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Scruff, raises money for AID At­lanta. The fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin tonight at 10 p.m. at the Heretic with Wired, fea­tur­ing DJ Brent Milne. Later that night/early the next morn­ing, it’s Un­cen­sored with DJs Travis and Eric spin­ning at 3 a.m. at Xion At­lanta. On Satur­day night, the 27th, the Adored Red Party kicks off at 7 p.m. at La Mai­son Rouge, with DH Ben Baker, De­sired be­gins at Jun­gle At­lanta with DJ Seth Breezy at 11 and Re­demp­tion at Xion At­lanta at 3 a.m. on the morn­ing of Aug. 28th with DJ Alex Acosta, www.hereti­cat­lanta.com/06r4h­schedA/ pR4H_2016_sched_DM_v1b­srgb.jpg

FRI­DAY, AUG. 26

Join the At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce (AGLCC) for the 4th Fri­day Net­work­ing Night to “The In­ter­ven­tion,” mix and min­gle with LGBT and al­lied busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als at the LGBT In­sti­tute at the Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights. SunTrust and First Data host, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Na­tional Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights, LGBT In­sti­tute, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. NW Blvd, At­lanta, GA 30313 Club Rush Latin Fri­days night is a ben­e­fit for At­lanta Pride, 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m., Club Rush, 2715 Bu­ford High­way At­lanta, GA 30324 Ce­leste Holmes em­cees Ce­les­tial Fri­days, with Brigitte Bidet, Shawnna Brooks, An­gel­ica D’Paige, Lena Lust and Chavon Scott, 11 p.m., www.blakeson­thep­arkat­lanta.com

SATUR­DAY, AUG. 27

Studs & Suds is a char­ity fundraiser for the Sis­ters of Per­pet­ual In­dul­gence, with a car wash, a bot­tom­less beer bust, a cook­out and DJ, 3- 7 p.m., BJ Roost­ers, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, At­lanta, GA 30324 DEEP SOUTH presents the first time ap­pear­ance of The NeedlEx­change in At­lanta. The NeedlEx­change (TNX) is a DJ col­lec­tive from Wash­ing­ton, D.C., com­prised of Baron­hawk Williams, Bil Todd & Tommy Cor­nelis, who cel­e­brate the free­dom in the groove. Vicki Pow­ell hosts the warm-up event, with hosts Hy­drangea Heath, Brian Pol­lard, Omar God­win, Bryan Lee, Robert Ans­ley, Billy Badass and War­lock. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic, www.face­book.com/events/1764139203862947/

SUN­DAY, AUG. 28

En­joy free pool at Bull­dogs, 893 Peachtree St., At­lanta, GA 30309

MON­DAY, AUG. 29

For those who have been wait­ing for news on fall soft­ball as part of the Decatur Women’s Sports League, the wait is over. Reg­is­tra­tion is now up on www.dwsl. biz. Dates are Sept. 9 – Nov. 4, with play on Fri­day nights 7 -10 p.m. It is an eight-week sea­son, and the early bird pric­ing is $70. Mon­days are Cus­tomer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion night at Tripps, with $1 off all bev­er­ages, 1931 Pied­mont Cir­cle NE, At­lanta, GA 30324

TUES­DAY, AUG. 30 – MON­DAY, SEPT. 5

The 20th an­nual At­lanta Black Pride kicks off to­day with events all over the city, atl­blkpride.inthe­lifeat­lanta.org

AUG. 30

Do you want to read books by amaz­ing black women writ­ers? Do you want to dis­cuss works from a black fem­i­nist per­spec­tive(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awe­some gem of a fem­i­nist book store? Then the Black Fem­i­nist Book Club is for you! Charis Cir­cle board co-chair Susana Mor­ris will be the fa­cil­i­ta­tor of this group. All com­mu­nity mem­bers are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate! This is a Charis Cir­cle from mar­gin to cen­ter lit­er­ary event and the sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. Au­gust’s Book is Ghana Must Go by Taiye Se­lasi, 7 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.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, AUG. 31

It’s the bitchi­est night of the week – come en­joy Bitchy Bingo at Lips At­lanta, www.atl­dragshow.com An­gel­ica D’Paige and Mal­ibu host the A.M. com­pe­ti­tion at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

THURS­DAY, SEPT. 1

Charis in­vites com­mu­nity mem­bers to join The Per­sonal is Po­lit­i­cal: Fem­i­nist Vent, a lightly fa­cil­i­tated group to talk about per­sonal is­sues or so­ci­etal is­sues they are try­ing to de­con­struct. The group will use in­ter­sec­tional fem­i­nist strate­gies as tools to talk through these is­sues. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­more.com

Au­gust 19, 2016

The en­sem­ble com­edy di­rected by out ac­tress Clea Du­vall and star­ring Du­vall and Natasha Ly­onne as lovers, opens in metro area the­aters to­day. It pre­miered at Sun­dance and won a spe­cial act­ing award for ac­tress Me­lanie Lynskey. (Pub­lic­ity photo)

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