Best Bets 08.03 – 08.16

Friday, Aug 3.

The Decatur Women’s Sports League hosts a fall softball signup night with a coaches meeting to vote on field locations and team placements. 6:30 p.m. at Savage Pizza, 115 Laredo Drive, Avondale Estates, GA 30002,,

Today is the National Same Sex Kiss Day protest at Chick-fil-A. Grab your partner and be present for this love-in of sorts, showing Chick-fil-A the faces their overlords are discriminating against. Gather at your local Chick-fil-A at 8 p.m. Don’t forget pictures and video!

The first Friday of the month means the Atlanta Bucks gay rugby team will gather for a $10 beer and wings bust fundraiser. Stay late for DJ Lydia Prim. 8 p.m. bust, 10 p.m. dance at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Wassup ‘N ATL hosts their upscale First Friday party with DJs Trouble and Angel X with MC Wild Thang on the mic. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Enjoy Femmistry Fridays with Traxx Girls, 10 p.m. at Encore, 2520 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Bubba D. brings Bingo to Blake’s at 7 p.m. Then Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. Both at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Angelica D’Paige is your hostess for the Fab Five drag show. 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, Aug. 4

East Side Pride splashes down with a “Groovy Beach Party” with a cookout, music and beach blanket bingo. Get wet at the Kenilworth Circle Lake in Stone Mountain, which includes a floating dock, a pavilion and kayaks are welcome. Burgers and hot dogs provided but partiers are asked to bring a dish and/or beverages (adult beverages are A-OK). Noon-5 p.m., Kenilworth Circle, Stone Mountain.

The MEGA Family Project hosts an end-of-summer pool party with snacks and drinks for guests who are asked to bring a dessert or fruit and throw in $25 toward expenses. Everyone is welcome, kids or not. 3 – 5:30 p.m. For location details (a private residence), contact Kathy Kelly, or 404-808-3350,

Fenuxe Magazine hosts its 2012 Best of Atlanta Fire Party, where winners announced in their July 26 publication mix and mingle with friends and fans. 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the old Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station, 261 19th St., Atlanta, GA 30363,

The Court of Kings performs for the ladies at My Sister’s Room with Q100’s DJ Rapko on the beats. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30316,

Sunday, Aug. 5

Support the Assault Hotlanta Softball Team in their quest to represent Atlanta in the 2012 Gay Softball World Series in Minneapolis, Minn. $10 bottomless beer cups with shots and prizes. 3 – 7 p.m. at F.R.O.G.S. 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Camp drag divas Armorettes take over Burkhart’s. Remember tips are donated to their nonprofit fund for AIDS-related organizations. 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Regina Simms hosts “New Faces” at Friends on Ponce, a talent contest starring Aqualencia Litre and July’s winner, Dynisty St’james, serving as special guest. Sign up at 9 p.m. at Friends on Ponce, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, Aug. 6

“T&F Transitionz: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz” is a forum to discuss gender and facilitate dialogue and activism around social issues. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307,

PFLAG Atlanta hosts the monthly First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, slightly beyond 1587 Northeast Expressway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329,

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Author, artist and former restaurant owner Jody McFerren celebrates the completion of his “Back In St. Olaf” coffee table and cookbook based on the stories of “Golden Girls” Rose Nylund’s one-of-a-kind imagination. Illustrations from the book will be exhibits for auction or purchase with proceeds donated to AID Atlanta and the Atlanta Queer Literary Fest. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Wednesday, Aug. 8

It’s Disco Night for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Brent Star. Doors at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Hoted by Jasmine Antoinette and Kitty Love, the Miss Marietta Mess Pageant is for the craziest camp queens Atlanta has to offer. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Le Buzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067,

Thursday, Aug. 9

SAGE Atlanta, a service organization committed to LGBT elders, hosts its weekly meeting for cards, socializing and a lecture on the history of LGBTs in the workplace with Princeton University professor Margot Canaday. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Friday, Aug. 10

The ladies at Fourth Tuesday come together every month on the second Friday for lesbian social networking. 6 – 8 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Famed Atlanta street performer Baton Bob performs his one-man show “Baton Bob’s Myrtle Hat Tour,” based on characters created around his mother’s intricate church hat collection. 7:30 p.m. at Park Tavern, 500 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Gay singer/songwriter Juan Cezar and bandmate John Miklaucic, otherwise known at Frisky Monkey, play their signature pop-synth flashback material for the crowds at Smith’s Olde Bar. 10 p.m. in the Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324,,

Drag kings Spikey Van Dykey and the After Midnights put on a girl’s-night-out show at a Got Leche event at Atlanta’s primarily gay latino club. 10 p.m. at Club Rush, 2715 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324,

MASH ATTACKS! is a night of mash-up dance floor mayhem by DJs Robin Skouteris and Pat Scott. 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,,

Saturday, Aug. 11

Charis Books and More hosts a day-long back to school sale, offering 10 percent off to all customers and an additional 10 percent off for teachers and students of all ages. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Charis Book & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Ladies at Play black lesbian nightlife group hosts a “House Day Party” with DJ Salah. Leos get in free, but there’s a $100 VIP section that admits 15 with bottle service available. 6 – 10 p.m. at Aurum, 915 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309,,

The party people at Bedlam present “Sud the Fuck Up!” a black light foam party with DJ Shane V. 9 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30338,

2012 GA Voice Best Musician Amber Taylor and the Sexual Side Effects, play an intimate show with Side by Side and Verge of Bliss. 9 p.m. at the Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,,

Sunday, Aug. 12

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Fifth Ivory team up for a fundraising beer bust for the chorus’s Pride Parade plans. $10 gets a bottomless cup of beer and members will be selling jell-o shots and raffle tickets. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Fifth Ivory, 794 Juniper Street, Atlanta, GA 30308,

The Evolution Project presents the Youth Ballroom Awards with categories from thug realness to transman realness. $20. 6 p.m. – Midnight at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Vicki Powell and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition present a special edition of the monthly Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s. Ride your bike to the rain-or-shine patio party and you will be rewarded. Special guest DJ Black Dominoes, too. 7 – 11:45 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Monday, Aug. 13

Writing With Intent is open to writers of fiction and creative non-fiction; group offers motivational exercises, constructive criticism and more to keep you on track. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Wednesday, Aug. 15

It’s that time of the month again, as Lost-n-Found mounts their Big Gay Game Show benefit featuring vintage TV game shows and local gay celebs. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Atlanta’s only gay sports bar hosts an all-topics trivia night with bar tabs up for grabs. 8 – 11:30 p.m. at Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Thursday, Aug. 16

SAGE Atlanta, a service organization committed to LGBT elders, hosts its weekly meeting for cards, socializing and discussion about the group’s involvement at Atlanta Pride and annual Creating Change Conference. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The Peachtree City PFLAG support group meets every third Thursday. 7 – 9 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 316 N. Peachtree Pkwy Peachtree City, GA 30269,

“Waiting for the Stork” is a group discussion of information, ideas and support to those going through IVF, adoption, surrogacy or donor insemination. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Tonight’s Cliterati Open No-Mic features hosts Karen G. and Theresa Davis with special guest Vanessa Huang, a poet, cultural worker, musician and activist from Oakland, Calif. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park offers a free, outdoor screening of “The Blind Side.” Film starts at sundown in Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30363,,