Friday, June 21

The Oscar-nominated “5 Broken Cameras” is screened as part of the Third Friday Film Series at 7 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation,

The Vision Community Black Tie Gala honors community leaders and politicians, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Georgian Terrace, http://blacktiegala2013/

Explore New Feminist Noir with new author Steph Cha and her book “Follow Her Home,” 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis,

Boy band extraordinaire One Direction performs at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena,

$2 Fridays, offering cheap well drinks, begin at LeBuzz, with a new dance party to boot at the Marietta gay bar.

Slide this way and that way at Lube Wrestling at 11 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Special guest Shangela, who gained fame through “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” performs with the Fab Five, with a meet-and-greet after the show. 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22

Augusta Pride kicks off Friday night with Beats on Broad with DJ Kaos from Savannah’s Club One, then continues Saturday with the annual parade and festival in the Augusta Commons.

Saturday, June 22

Take to the streets for the annual Pride Run, starting at 8 a.m. at Piedmont Park, presented by Front Runners,

The Atlanta Radical Faeries host their annual Midsummer Night’s Dream party, with workshops, a talent show, DJ Vicki Powell and more, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m., the Arts Exchange,

People’s Fest, featuring the launch of People’s Food Truck, as well as food tasting and musicians including Marc Broussard and Sonia Leigh, cranks up from 4 – 11 p.m. at Atlantic Station,

Atlanta Rollergirls turn up the heat for a double bill of roller derby action, 5 p.m. at the Yaarab Shrine Center,

The Atlanta Silverbacks, our city’s professional soccer team, hosts an LGBT night as they take on division rival Tampa Bay Rowdies, 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Silverbacks Park,

Frisky Monkey and friends perform at 8 p.m. at Kavarna,

The gay Atlanta Freedom Bands present “Our American Journey” at 8 p.m. at Saint Mark United Methodist Church,

Enjoy songwriters in the round with Dede Vogt, Caroline Aiken, and Trina and Tomi of Three5Human performing at 8 p.m. at Red Clay Theater,

The “Now That’s What I call Drag, Volume 1” competition continues tonight at 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room,

DJ Roland Belmares spins at 10 p.m. at Heretic Atlanta,

DJ Scott Anthony spins at Jungle,

The new dance party “Mixx” takes place at the new Kouture Lounge in Midtown, with free entry until 11:30 p.m.,

The MASH ATTACKS! Party with DJs Pat Scott and Robin Skouteris starts at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Play, Atlanta’s new Latino night, heats up at 10 p.m. Saturdays at Mixx,

Shavonna B. Brooks hosts Extravaganza at 11 p.m. Saturday nights at Burkhart’s,

Sunday, June 23

Congregation Bet Haverim hosts a Pet Blessing as part of Stonewall Month, 11 a.m. at Mason Mill Park,

The inimitable Armorettes spice up Sunday night, 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Hosted by Lakara Foster, Brown Sugar Vibe celebrates its sixth anniversary as an unparalleled presenter of live music and spoken word, starting at 7 p.m. at Kat’s Café,

Country crooner Brad Paisley performs at 7 p.m. at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood,
See your favorite Burkhart’s bartenders/staff in drag as part of the “Turnabout Show,” 7 – 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Monday, June 24

Each Monday through Aug. 5, enjoy chair yoga with SAGE Atlanta, a group for LGBT seniors. 10 a.m. at the Rush Center,

Dine Out for Pride from 5-10 p.m. at Gilbert’s, HOBNOB and 10th & Piedmont to benefit the Atlanta Pride Committee.

Angelica D’Paige hosts Blue Monday Karaoke at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

Tuesday, June 25

Fourth Tuesday, Atlanta’s lesbian social network, hosts its monthly dinner event from 6 – 10 p.m. at a TBD location,

Ruby Redd hosts Ruby’s Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta,

Tuesdays, unwind with a sing-along with pianist David Reeb at 8 p.m. at Mixx,

Wednesday, June 26

Ian Aber hosts a night of comics, both LGBT and LGBT-supportive, for the ABear Comedy Show, 8 p.m. at Jungle,

DJ Stan Jackson spins for the Pig Dance blackout party at the Heretic,

Phoenix and Nicole Paige Brooks host Dragamaniacs, an open mic drag talent show, at 10 p.m. at Jungle,

Thursday, June 27

SAGE Atlanta presents its weekly general meetings, with guest speakers, social activities and more, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Philip Rush Center,

As part of National HIV Testing Day, Cycle for Freedom hosts a screening of the film “Why Us? Left Behind and Dying” at 3 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library,

LGBT activist Zach Wahls, who has spoken out in support of his lesbians mothers, reads and signs “My Two Moms” at 7 p.m., presented by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, the Friends School of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pride Committee.

Diane Durrett hosts “Singers Society” featuring Heather Luttrell and Steff Mahan at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic,

Turnt Up Thursdays heat up at 11 p.m. at Traxx Atlanta,

Friday, June 28

One of the final Stonewall Month events is the Stonewall Party from 5 – 8 p.m. at 10th and Piedmont, presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Friday networking takes place at Philips Arena, with free admission to the Atlanta Dream basketball home game. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with the game tip-off at 7:30 p.m.,

Congregation Bet Haverim presents its Pride Seder at 7 p.m. at Central Congregational Church,

Charis and the Crunk Feminist Collective join to present Robin Boylorn’s new book, “Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience,” 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis,

Hear “Love Shack” and more as The B-52s rock it out at 8 p.m. at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens,

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Singing Out Proud” at 8 p.m at Emory’s Glenn Memorial Auditorium,

Swank, a new party for the ladies, is set for 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at 10th & Piedmont,

Edie Cheezburger presents The Other Show on Fridays. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. at Jungle,

The Fag Bash, the 9th annual Stonewall Weekend Throwdown, begins at 9 p.m. at Mary’s with special guest DJ Diablo Rojo,

Atlanta Eagle hosts a ‘70s Disco Costumes Contest, as well as Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle night, tonight at 10 p.m.,

The Lips Down on Dixie troupe performs “Rocky Horror Picture Show” tonight as a fundraiser for Lost-N-Found Youth. Midnight at the Plaza Theatre,

Saturday, June 29

SAGE Atlanta presents “What About the T?” Panelists discuss transgender issues and how the lesbian and gay community can be more inclusive. Light lunch included; free for SAGE members, $5 for others. 11 a.m. at the Rush Center,

Pitchers and catchers aplenty will be at the Bats N Rouge 4th Annual Softball Extravaganza, 12 – 4 p.m. at the Active Oval, Piedmont Park,

The Old Fourth Ward Festival of the Arts takes place this weekend, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, with plenty of fine arts and crafts,

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy “ at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m at Emory’s Glenn Memorial Auditorium,

Comedian Tony Tripoli, writer for Joan Rivers, performs at 3 p.m. at Blake’s, benefiting Positive Impact,

Monopoly, Taboo and many more games will be on the menu at the LGBT Old School Game Night from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Rush Center,
Michelle Malone performs from her new CD, “Day 2,” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic,

Community leaders will be recognized and funds will be raised at the Ninth Annual Evening for Equality at 7 p.m. at Twelve Hotel, presented by Georgia Equality,

“Fashion Police” star Joan Rivers cracks jokes at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall,

Enjoy country music early, then DJ Mike Pope spins at 12:30 a.m. at the Heretic,

DJ Randy Bettis spins at Jungle,

Sunday, June 30

Richard Bicknell performs with the Shameless Lovers at 6 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic,

DJ Rick and DJ Maestro spin at 7 p.m. on Sundays at Mixx,

Monday, July 1

PFLAG holds its monthly Atlanta meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Tuesday, July 2

Music icon and recent Tony winner Cyndi Lauper performs at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall,

Tuesdays, Thursdays and early Saturdays are Three Legged Cowboy country nights at the Heretic,

Every Tuesday, sing out at Mary-oke starting at 9 p.m. at Mary’s,

VJ Marco Polo puts on a night of showtunes every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta,

Wednesday, July 3

DJ Phil B spins for Indepen-dance at 10 p.m. at Heretic Atlanta,

“Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche” debuts at 8 p.m. at the Shakespeare Tavern,

On Wednesdays, catch the Lust & Bust Show with host Lena Lust and featuring Shawnna Brooks. 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park,

Thursday, July 4

The Atlanta Bears host a kickoff party for the upcoming Atlanta BearFest, 5 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,


Sunday, July 7

Harry Connick Jr. croons his hits at 8 p.m. at Chastain,

Friday, July 12

The Village People take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre,

Jennifer Knapp and Steff Mahan perform together at 8 p.m. at Red Clay Theatre,

Bedlam presents “Paparazzi,” a new night out with “strong looks preferred,” on the second Friday of each month, starting tonight at 10th and Piedmont,

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