WED­NES­DAY, AUG. 23

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A ro­tat­ing sched­ule of great lo­cal At­lanta bands will en­liven your lunch in the park as part of Wed­nes­days in Woodruff. Grab a seat in the Read­ing Room to en­joy these free live per­for­mances that will take place 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St. S.W., At­lanta, GA 30303, www.face­book.com/events/136586023586089 (Cour­tesy photo) 640 GA 138, Riverdale, GA 302743908, www.arc707.org CHRIS Kid’s an­nual gala, The CHRIS­tal Ball, drives aware­ness about the im­por­tance of en­sur­ing all youth are equipped with the skills needed to be­come con­tribut­ing cit­i­zens, while rais­ing vi­tal funds to sup­port pro­gram­ming ded­i­cated to pro­tect­ing chil­dren at home, school, in fos­ter care and in the ju­ve­nile jus­tice sys­tem. 6 – 10 p.m., The Ritz-Carl­ton, Buck­head, 3434 Peachtree Road N.E., At­lanta, GA 30326, www.face­book.com/ events/1992094021024523 Taste of Life 2017 is a food and wine­tast­ing event to help house peo­ple liv­ing with HIV/AIDS. New in­fec­tions of HIV are sky­rock­et­ing in At­lanta, and, with­out hous­ing, stay­ing healthy is im­pos­si­ble, es­pe­cially for peo­ple liv­ing with HIV/ AIDS. Be part of the so­lu­tion by en­sur­ing that no per­son liv­ing with HIV/AIDS faces home­less­ness alone. At At­lanta’s sleek and mod­ern West­side Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter this sev­enth an­nual soiree in­cludes tast­ings of lo­cal craft beers, wines from around the world and bites from some of At­lanta’s most cre­ative chefs and restau­ran­teurs. 7 – www. 10 p.m., 760 10th St. N.W., At­lanta, GA 30318, www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-life2017-tick­ets-35332657931?aff=ef­bevent “Feed Me, Sey­mour!” Ac­tor’s Ex­press’ ver­sion of the clas­sic mu­si­cal “Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors” has a per­for­mance tonight at 8 p.m., run­ning through Aug. 20, 887 W. Ma­ri­etta St. N.W., At­lanta, GA 30318, www.ac­tor­sex­press.com ICON, a cel­e­bra­tion of Jen­nifer Lopez + Shakira, is a cu­rated and pro­duced im­mer­sive per­for­mance art ex­pe­ri­ence, a night of mu­sic, video and per­for­mance art told through bur­lesque, drag, aerial, silks, trapeze, dance and more all in cel­e­brat­ing the fab­u­lous J Lo and Shakira. Barry Bran­don and Molly Rim­swell host, with beats from Ken­neth Figueroa, Jun­gle At­lanta, 10:30 p.m., 2115 Faulkner Road N.E, At­lanta, GA 30324, www.face­book.com/events/1790746907903883

SUN­DAY, AUG. 20

The PFLAG sup­port group for par­ents and fam­i­lies of LGBT chil­dren meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Con­gre­ga­tion of At­lanta, 1605 In­ter­state 85/ Frontage Road, At­lanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org

MON­DAY, AUG. 21

At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den mem­bers of all lev­els are in­vited to watch the so­lar eclipse at the Gar­den. Join as Gar­den staff count down to the first to­tal so­lar eclipse since 1979. Bring a chair to re­lax on the Great Lawn and make a pin­hole pro­jec­tor or sun print to mark the oc­ca­sion. The first 200 mem­bers re­ceive a free pair of so­lar eclipse view­ing glasses to safely watch as the sun slips be­hind the moon at ap­prox­i­mately 2:36 p.m. EST, 1345 Pied­mont Ave., At­lanta, GA 30309, at­lantabg.org Trans and Friends is a youth-fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der and as­pir­ing al­lies, pro­vid­ing a fa­cil­i­tated space to dis­cuss gen­der, rel­e­vant re­sources and ac­tivism around so­cial is­sues. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Eu­clid Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.charis­book­sand­more.com

TUES­DAY, AUG. 22

AIDS Walk At­lanta & 5K Run an­nounced a good-na­tured, spir­ited com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Mid­town At­lanta bars and restau­rants to cre­ate the best “Pack the Park Punch.” Bar Wars will be hosted by Cowtip­pers Steaks and Spir­its, and many area bars are com­pet­ing, with funds go­ing to the run. 1600 Pied­mont Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30324, www.metro­cafes.com

THURS­DAY, AUG. 24

SAGE At­lanta’s bi-monthly meet­ings oc­cur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth Thurs­day of each month, Phillip Rush Cen­ter An­nex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.rush­cen­ter­atl.org Come join a di­verse group of peo­ple at the Rain­bros Lunch Meetup to learn more about each other and see how we can help each other in life, 1 – 2 p.m., Roxx Tav­ern, 1824 Cheshire Bridge Road, At­lanta, GA 30324, www.face­book.com/ events/1512681285463546 Fol­low­ing up last year’s first dis­cus­sion, South­ern Fried Queer Pride presents Racism in the Queer Com­mu­nity, Part 2. This will be a sit-down commu-

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