Best Bets 08.02.13 – 08.15.13

Friday, Aug. 2

Kick off the beginning of the weekend at Woof’s TGIF, beginning at 5 p.m., 

Presented by The DooGood Society, The First Friday’s Featured Artists show is a new series at dooGallery, with pieces by BattyCatty Designs on tap tonight, 8 – 11 p.m., 

The Heretic is the home for the Mister app launch party, with DJ Chris Griswold, beginning at 10 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, 

$5 Dirty Sue Martinis are irresistible at The Hideaway, 

The Grown & Sexy Party heats up with DJ Smash at 10 p.m. Fridays at Mixx, 

Angelica D’Paige hosts “The Fab Five” drag show revue with an amazing line-up of performers, 11 p.m. at Burkharts, 

Saturday, Aug. 3

The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host their annual yard sale benefitting the MISTER Center. Find your bargains from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation, 

Grab your tie-dyes for the peace-filled Hippie Gathering’s Love-in Atlanta at Piedmont Park at 12 p.m.,

Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band perform at 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome, 

An interactive event that educates on HIV and the social issue justices around it, “A Fly in the Wall” blends music, dance, art and spoken word, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 

Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls team up at 8 p.m. at Lakewood Ampitheatre,

International DJ/Producer Cindel, the King of the Drums, visits Jungle, 

Sunday, Aug. 4

“American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox performs two shows, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., at Eddie’s Attic, 

Jonas Brothers perform at 7 p.m. at Chastain Park, 

The Armorettes perform at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 

The Lady Shabazz hosts Flashback Showgirls at 8 p.m. at 10th & Piedmont, 

Monday, Aug. 5

P-FLAG hosts its monthly Atlanta support meeting from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Botanical Garden,

Stars of the Century is a weekly drag tradition at 11:30 p.m. at Jungle, 

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Join SAGE Atlanta for Team Trivia the first Tuesday of the month, 7 – 10 p.m. at Trackside Tavern,

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, 

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Meak Productions and CEO Miko Evans hold a press conference/pre-anniversary mixer detailing his 10 year anniversary plans, from 5 – 9 p.m., 200 Office, 

Get your downward dog on as yoga returns to the Mister Center from 5:30 – 7 p.m., 

Atlanta Pride and Charis meet to plan the 2013 Dyke March, 6 – 7 p.m., Charis Books, 

Enjoy tacos, tequila and beer from 6 – 11 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 

Thursday, Aug. 8

Traxx Atlanta hosts Turnt Up Thursdays, hosted by MC Byrd, from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., 

Come enjoy $3 cocktails at the “Where the Party At?” night at Phase One, 

Friday, Aug. 9

As part of Black and Blue weekend, a new Mr. Southeast Rubber is crowned tonight, 3:30 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, 

Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday has its Happy Hour at Mixx Atlanta, from 6 – 9, 

Youth-led JustUsATL hosts its 2nd Annual Rainbow Jam, with a variety of dance, drama, drag, poetry, comedy and much more, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Arts Exchange, 

The weekend fun begins early as Blake’s hosts the Rainbow Days at Six Flags pre-party, 9 p.m., Blake’s, 

This one’s for the ladies – Traxx Girls present a Summer Foam Party at My Sister’s Room, 

Saturday, Aug. 10

Get ready to ride the Scream Machine, the Dahlonega Mine Train and more with hundreds of area LGBT friends at Rainbow Days at Six Flags, 

Justin Bieber brings his Believe tour to Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m., 

DJ Diablo Rojo performs at the Red Light District Party at River’s Edge, 8 p.m. – midnight, where patrons are encouraged to wear red attire – or less, 

The Maria Gabriella band performs at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, courtesy of Absolut Vodka, 

The Hannah Thomas Band is joined by special guests Hannah Aldridge and Marge Loveday for an 8 p.m. show at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre. 

Get your dance shoes on for the “Fire! 2013” party at The Inventor’s Loft, beginning at 8 p.m., 

The Atlanta Eagle and Southern Bears host the Tidal Wave Party with DJ Coqui, 10 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 

DJ Alexander spins at the Jungle, beginning at 10 p.m., 

Shavonna B. Brooks leads “Extravaganza” at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 

Sunday, Aug. 11

It will technically be Sunday morning, but you will still be partying from Saturday night as DJ Serving Ovahness appears at Xion, starting at 3 a.m., 

Knomie Moore hosts a fundraiser for Amber Divine, who has been unable to work due to medical issues. 6-7 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 

Sunday, Aug. 11-Tuesday, Aug. 13

“Many Faces. One Dream” is an LGBT economic empowerment tour focused on communities of color. Tracks include “Starting Your Business” and “Taking Your Business to the Next Level.” Tickets are $25 and are available through the National Black Justice Coalition at 

Monday, Aug. 12

The Atlanta Poker Club hosts Texas Hold ‘em Night at Friends on Ponce, 

Knomie Moore hosts Jukebox Drag at 8 p.m. each Monday at the Heretic, 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Mixx Atlanta hosts Piano Night with David Reeb at 8 p.m., 

Charis’ in-house counselor Mara Collins discusses the feminist ethics of the new edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” at 7:30 p.m., Charis Books, 

Ladies, get ready to boogie on the second Tuesday of the month at ‘70s Throwback Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub, 

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Author Sheri Booker discusses her new book, “Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home,” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis, 

Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor and more – it’s disco night at PALS Bingo at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta, 

Thursday, Aug. 15

Atlanta City Council candidates Matt Rinker and David Cox will be present at the AEN (Atlanta Executive Network) Third Thursday event, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Hudson Grille Midtown, 

LeBuzz hosts Atlanta’s Original Ladies Night, with special guests and a drag king competition, beginning at 11 p.m., 


Friday, Aug. 16

Angels Pet Rescue is the beneficiary as the Atlanta Dream takes on the Connecticut Sun, with donations and pet supplies being collected beforehand at the pregame event at Taco Mac at Philips Arena from 5 – 7 p.m. and the game from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., 

Contestants will compete for the titles of Mr., Mrs. and Bootblack Leather at the Hideaway Leather Contest 2014, beginning at 5 p.m. tonight at Roy’s Hideaway Campground, 

The award-winning “The House I Love In” screens at the Third Friday film series at 7 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation, 

The ACT UP Atlanta film festival, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organization, begins tonight with “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” at 7 p.m. and “How to Survive a Plague” Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 

Saturday, Aug. 17

A playoff double bill – the Atlanta Rollergirls skate twice today, at 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., at the Yaarab Shrine Center, 

Alterna-grass band Roxie Watson performs with Brian Perry for an 8 p.m. show at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre. 

Sunday, Aug. 18

Sexy Josh Groban performs at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park,

Auditions for OurSong, the South’s pre-eminent gay and lesbian mixed chorus, begin tonight; to audition call 404-487-8717 or send an email to

Bruno Mars brings his hits to Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Author Melody Moezzi discusses her “Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Play The Match Game and Family Feud at the monthly Big Gay Game Show, benefiting Lost-N-Found Youth. 7:30 – 10 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Holly Williams performs at Red Clay Theatre at 8 p.m., 

Friday, Aug. 23

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2013 Community Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. at the Intercontinental Buckhead, 

Amanda Lepore joins The Other Show XXXL at 9:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, 

Saturday, Aug. 24

Pocket Rocket and Ready for a Hope present a Bear-B-Que , with DJ Vicki Powell, 2 – 6 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 

Enjoy dinner and a screening of “The Wiz” at Lift Up Atlanta movie night at 7 p.m. at the Rush Center,

Monday, Aug. 26

Benefiting Susan G. Komen For the Cure and the Atlanta AIDS Fund, the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares event is tonight at 7 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Center, 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Atlanta Pride hosts the Trans March Planning event at Charis at 6 p.m., 

Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2

Experience a throwback to summer camp with color wars, swimming and singing around the campfire, plus DJs, live performances and more as Gay & Lesbian Adults Camp hosts a women-only event over Labor Day Weekend in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Registration is due by Aug. 16.