Friday, June 8

The ladies of Fourth Tuesday, Atlanta’s lesbian social networking group, host happy hour on the second Friday of every month. 6 – 8 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.thehealthinitiative.org, http://bit.ly/N4t58F

There are sure to be lesbian fans in the stands as the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream takes on the San Antonio Silver Stars. 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.wnba.com/dream/

Got Leche presents “El Papi del Ano 2012,” Atlanta’s only competition made especially for the city’s Latin hotties, with a whopping $2,000 cash prize. 10 p.m. at Club Rush, 2715 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324

Friday, June 8 – Saturday, June 9

Sunset Garden is a two-day celebration and fundraiser featuring DJ Christopher Kind and benefiting M.I.S.T.E.R. on Friday, then DJ Bryan Craft on Saturday, benefitting Lost-N-Found Youth. 7 p.m. both nights at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com, http://on.fb.me/KExvBE

“… and Nature Smiled” is OurSong’s spring concert and the beginning of the gay and lesbian mixed chorus’ 10th anniversary season. June 8: 8 p.m. at St. Barts Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, June 9: 8:15 p.m. at Spivey Hall, on the campus of Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow, GA 30260, www.oursongatlanta.com

Saturday, June 9

Hotlanta’s Cadets Softball team presents their third annual Bats-N-Rouge fundraiser for an afternoon of drag softball and breast cancer awareness. There’s an after party at Burkhart’s with jell-o shots and more. 12 – 5 p.m. at the fields in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA 30309, http://on.fb.me/L4Kf3G

One of the summer’s hottest non-profit events, the CHRIS Kids Premiere Party is a fundraiser for the CHRIS Kids Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Fund, which provides transitional housing to homeless LGBT youth.  6 – 10 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.chriskids.org

The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present the Novice Project of Novice Sister Konnie Chiwaa “Absolutely Fabulous Funky Town Car Wash.” The valet-style carwash means you can drop your car off and grab a drink while you (and a sober friend?) wait. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com, www.atlsister.org

Be prepared for pandemonium on 10th Street in Midtown as the Red Bull Soapbox Race descends on Piedmont Park. Pits open at 10 a.m., first race at noon. http://bit.ly/z3zLkk

SAGE Atlanta, an advocacy and services organization for LGBT elders, hosts its first “Coffee, Bagels and…” event featuring a reading and signing by gay author and AJC food critic Elliott Mackle. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.sageatl.org

Lesbian social networking group Fourth Tuesday hosts a singles brunch for ladies ready to mingle. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Radial, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.thehealthinitiative.org, http://bit.ly/N4t58F

The lesbian-inclusive “alterna-grass” band Roxie Watson plays two shows at Decatur’s famous acoustic hot spot. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Train to become a volunteer for Lost-N-Found, the LGBT homeless youth advocacy and transitional housing organization. 2 – 5 p.m. at Postitive Impact, 60 11th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.lost-n-found.org

“Unmasked: The Phantom of the Flopera” is a send up of the Broadway classic with original music. Performance benefits the First MCC outreach programs that include a food bank, weekly hot meals for the homeless and a clothing closet. The event also includes a silent auction. $20 or two for $30, 8 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.thespiritofbroadway.com

San Francisco’s DJ Phil B. mans the turntables at Heretic. 10 p.m. at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Brent Star and DJ Christopher Kind host Spark, a reunion of sorts, recalling the days in the mid 2000s when the pair hosted events at the Masquerade.  Doors at 10 p.m., show at 11 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Alvion Arnell Davenport joins the Burkhart’s Extravaganza drag show. 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10

The Peachtree Hills Festival, a part of the gay owned and operated Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces series of festivals, offers arts and crafts and a 5k. Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Peachtree Hills, 285 Peachtree Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.peachtreehillsfestival.com

Sunday, June 10

Friends of Atlanta Cotillion deb Jose Guillien, AKA Maria Francesca Della Catessen Gonzaga or simply “Cupcake,” host a fundraising kickoff party with an open bar at the home Harry Harkins. $20 pre-pay suggested donation, $25 at the door. 3 – 6 p.m. www.atlantacotillion.com/jose

Interesting in joining Atlanta’s gay outdoorsmen? Check out the Wilderness Network of Georgia’s quarterly membership meeting and potluck. Bring a dish for sharing. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033, www.wildnetga.org

Traxx Girls hosts a Gemini Zodiac Bash at their usual Showtime Sunday spot with Cadillac Red and Ms. Sophia on the mic. Show starts at 12 a.m. at Scores, 2425 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035, www.traxxgirls.com

 

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