Friday, August 26 – 28

The Ready4Hope Red Party Weekend, in association with Scruff, raises money for AID Atlanta. The festivities begin tonight at 10 p.m. at the Heretic with Wired, featuring DJ Brent Milne. Later that night/early the next morning, it’s Uncensored with DJs Travis and Eric spinning at 3 a.m. at Xion Atlanta. On Saturday night, the 27th, the Adored Red Party kicks off at 7 p.m. at La Maison Rouge, with DH Ben Baker, Desired begins at Jungle Atlanta with DJ Seth Breezy at 11 and Redemption at Xion Atlanta at 3 a.m. on the morning of August 28th with DJ Alex Acosta, www.hereticatlanta.com/06r4hschedA/pR4H_2016_sched_DM_v1bsrgb.jpg

Friday, August 26

The ensemble comedy “The Intervention,” directed by out actress Clea Duvall and starring Duvall and Natasha Lyonne as lovers, opens in metro area theaters today. It premiered at Sundance and won a special acting award for actress Melanie Lynskey.

Join the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) for the 4th Friday Networking Night to mix and mingle with LGBT and allied business professionals at the LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. SunTrust and First Data host, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., National Center for Civil and Human Rights, LGBT Institute, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. NW Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313

Club Rush Latin Fridays night is a benefit for Atlanta Pride, 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m., Club Rush, 2715 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30324

Celeste Holmes emcees Celestial Fridays, with Brigitte Bidet, Shawnna Brooks, Angelica D’Paige, Lena Lust and Chavon Scott, 11 p.m., www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Saturday, August 27

Studs & Suds is a charity fundraiser for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, with a car wash, a bottomless beer bust, a cookout and DJ, 3- 7 p.m., BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Jungle is the place to be for the 4th annual Guys As Dolls Show fundraiser benefiting Joining Hearts. The event has raised $10,000 for different charities in its first three years. Doors at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. www.facebook.com/events/747275492081351/

Over the past 3 years we have been able to raise $10,000 for different charities including Aid Atlanta and Ready for Hope. This year’s beneficiary is Joining Hearts.

DEEP SOUTH presents the first time appearance of The NeedlExchange in Atlanta. The NeedlExchange (TNX) is a DJ collective from Washington, D.C., comprised of Baronhawk Williams, Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis, who celebrate the freedom in the groove. Vicki Powell hosts the warm-up event, with hosts Hydrangea Heath, Brian Pollard, Omar Godwin, Bryan Lee, Robert Ansley, Billy Badass and Warlock. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Heretic, www.facebook.com/events/1764139203862947/

Sunday, August 28

Enjoy free pool at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Wild Cherry Sucret hosts the new Cherry Bomb event with Bubba D. Licious, Alissah Brooks, Destiny Brooks and Shavonna Brooks at Jungle, with doors opening at 7 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

Monday, August 29

For those who have been waiting for news on fall softball as part of the Decatur Women’s Sports League, the wait is over. Registration is now up on www.dwsl.biz. Dates are Sept. 9 – Nov. 4, with play on Friday nights 7 -10 p.m. It is an eight-week season, and the early bird pricing is $70.

Mondays are Customer Appreciation night at Tripps, with $1 off all beverages, 1931 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Tuesday, August 30 – Monday, September 5

The 20th annual Atlanta Black Pride kicks off today with events all over the city, atlblkpride.inthelifeatlanta.org/

August 30

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awesome gem of a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you! Charis Circle board co-chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. All community members are welcome to participate! This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event and the suggested donation is $5. August’s Book is Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi, 7 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

J’s Lounge is the home for Rainbow Tuesdays, with Dymond Onasis and Nicole Paige Brooks leading the fun and DJ Destin providing house music, 1995 Windy Hill Road #1, Smyrna, GA 30080

Wednesday, August 31

It’s the bitchiest night of the week – come enjoy Bitchy Bingo at Lips Atlanta, www.atldragshow.com/

Angelica D’Paige and Malibu host the A.M. competition at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com

Thursday, September 1

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness raising groups, each month Charis invites community members to join The Personal is Political: Feminist Vent, a lightly facilitated group to talk about personal issues or societal issues they are trying to deconstruct. The group will use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to talk through these issues. 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

UPCOMING

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4

The Decatur Book Festival continues the busiest weekend in Atlanta with several LGBT speakers throughout the weekend, including Jericho Brown and Libby Ware, Decatur Square, decaturbookfestival.com/

Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5

The 2016 Peach International Championships, presented by the Atlanta Team Tennis Association (ATTA), brings tennis players in from all over the country, in different categories and age divisions, DeKalb Tennis Center, www.facebook.com/events/1726004371020258/

Get your sci-fi/superhero on as DragonCon hits town, with all sorts of events and appearances and the infamous parade, this year on September 3, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, www.dragoncon.org

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