'Heathers The Musical' playing at OnStage Atlanta.

Atlanta’s LGBT best bets for July 14 – 20

Friday, July 14

Produced by Cherith Fuller, Jen O’Neill Smith and Paige Bowman, Laughs Trump Hate is a comedy show series to benefit those negatively affected by the election. $10 tickets benefiting the National Immigration Law Center can be found at www.freshtix.com/events/laughs-trump-hate-national-immigration-law-center, 8:30 – 10 p.m., Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/232866147203518

What’s your damage, Heather? OnStage Atlanta has opened a musical version of the cult classic film “Heathers,” with an 8 p.m. show tonight running through August 13, 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 3003, www.onstageatlanta.com

Saturday, July 15

Saturday, July 15: “Feed Me, Seymour!” Actor’s Express opens its version of the classic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” tonight at 8 p.m., running through August 20, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com

Don’t miss Drag Queen Storytime at Ponce City Market today with Edie Cheezburger. Edie will entertain and read books in her typically energetic fashion. 3 – 4 p.m., Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., C197, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events /1851572041825307

The pool party of the year, Joining Hearts 30, takes place today, raising awareness and money to stop the spread of HIV throughout Atlanta. This year’s version is Thirty, Flirty, Thriving, with live entertainers throughout the evening and music by DJ Grind from LA and NYC’s DJ Joe Gauthreaux and opening set by Atlanta’s own DJ Seth Breezy from 4 – 10:30 p.m., Piedmont Park, joininghearts.org/event-3

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a playoff double feature – the Denim Demons take on the Toxic Shocks at 5 p.m. and then the Apocalypstix battle Sake Tuyas at 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantarollergirls.com

Meet Mr. Right! Woofs hosts a Gay Singles Mixer, 6 – 9 p.m., 2425 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1356810297719149

We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is a concert show remembering one of the most successful recording acts of all time. Expect a wonderful trip down memory lane at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Ampitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta, GA 30827, www.chastainseries.com

Sunday, July 16

Sunday, July 16: The Queer Community Circus and Performance Jam is today. Melissa Coffey will facilitate the free monthly playshop for any queer folks that want to play and train or practice together. Circus artists, burlesque performers, dancers, musicians, flow artists, producers, costumers, makeup artists, drag performers, lighting techs, photographers, videographers and storytellers are all part of the circus, 2 – 5 p.m., Sky Gym Atlanta, 6780 Roswell Road N.E., Studio D100, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, www.facebook.com/events/1796269940683063

Isaac Escalante spins for those late night Joining Hearts revelers, 3 – 7 a.m., Xion, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324

The PFLAG support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people and their parents and family meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, 1730 Northeast Expressway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329

Monday, July 17

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, July 18

Angelica D’Paige heads up Drageoke tonight at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Wednesday, July 19

Put on your best skivvies because it’s Underwear Night at The Atlanta Eagle, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Thursday, July 20

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its Business Builder Luncheon today. Hosted by Chip Ivie on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m., the event is limited to 14 respondents with a $20 (cash only) preset menu. Email RSVPs to chipivie@kw.com. Henry’s Midtown Tavern, 132 10th St. N.E., Atlanta GA 30309

Georgia Voice unveils the winners of this year’s Best of Atlanta awards in a slew of categories tonight from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Admission is free and the awards ceremony is hosted by Melissa Carter, with beats by DJ Calvin, complimentary cocktails by Green’s Beverages and Jackson Family Wines, lite bites by Henry’s Midtown Tavern, Campagnolo and more, 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/1973208239578508

Dance for Your Life is a one-night-only event featuring 12-15 dance acts. Solo numbers, duets, trios and/or groups are being accepted at forallhumans.co/danceforyourlife. The first place prize is $200 and a booking at ICON, 8 – 11:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1507426135966248


Saturday, July 22: Broadway actress and performer Idina Menzel will get the gay boys out in droves tonight at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29

Atlanta LGBTQ theater group Out Front Theater Company opens the world premiere of the reboot of “Zanna, Don’t!,” set at Heartsville High, where everyone is gay – well, almost everyone! The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. The show runs tonight through Sunday at 8 p.m., 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.outfronttheatre.com