LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for July 1 – July 7

Friday, July 1

Get the four-day weekend started with a beer at Woofs Atlanta,

Saturday, July 2

Edie Cheezburger hosts Glitter Bomb, 75 minutes of high energy illusion, 11 p.m., Blake’s,

The legendary Charlie Brown hosts the X-Rated Taboo Show, tonight at midnight, Lips Atlanta

Sunday, July 3

WNBA season is in full gear. The Atlanta Dream, off to a fast 2016 start, host the Phoenix Mercury at a 6 p.m. game tonight, Philips Arena,

Dan Darlington and Peter Napoli heat up the Heretic tonight at the Brut ATL party, with doors opening at 10 p.m.,

Monday, July 4

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ youth/individuals meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

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

Tuesday, July 5

Art It Out Therapy Center is now offering an Expressive Art Therapy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tuesdays. Through art, the group will explore self-identity, coping with stress, intimate and parental relationships, and coming out. 7 p.m., 255 Village Parkway (in Paper Mill Village), Suite 580, Marietta, GA 30067

Wednesday, July 6

Every Wednesday night is karaoke night at My Sister’s Room, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the event starting at 9 p.m.,

It’s infamous – Ruby Redd hosts her riotous Birdcage Bingo tonight, with drag performances by your favorite entertainers and drink specials, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., Hideaway Atlanta,

Thursday, July 7

SAGE Atlanta hosts a social hour at 10 a.m., followed by a program/meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

Building on the activist tradition of consciousness raising groups, each month Charis Books invites community members to join this lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole that they are trying to process or deconstruct. The group will then use intersectional feminist strategies as tools to help talk through those issues. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,


Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 9

They do magic, and they are bare-assed! Two Australian magicians perform “The Naked Magic Show” tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., The Buckhead Theatre,

Saturday, July 9

Atlanta Pride’s annual Trans March is doing something a little different this year. An open call is being held for transgender and gender non-conforming dancers who know how to shake their thing. Feminine? Get in Trans-Formation! Masculine? Get in Trans-Formation! In Between or Neither? Get in Trans-Formation!!! Any questions? Email, 12 – 2 p.m., Rush Center Annex,

Monday, July 11

Dine Out today at Agave from 5 –10 p.m. and help raise money for Atlanta Pride, Agave Atlanta, 242, Boulevard E, Atlanta, GA 30312

Saturday, July 16

The summer’s best pool party and fundraiser is back – Joining Hearts 29; A Brand New Day. The event, held to raise awareness and funds to provide care and housing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, will feature live entertainers throughout the evening and music by DJs Luis Perez and Australia’s Dan Slater with three levels of experiences: General Admission, VIP and Ultra VIP, 4:00 – 10:30 p.m, at the Piedmont Park Pool,

Kick back under the stars in the Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville and enjoy the amazing sounds of the Indigo Girls during the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Concerts in the Garden, 8 p.m., 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville, Georgia 30501,

Saturday, July 23

The Human Rights Campaign invites you to their inaugural tennis social – Serving for Equality! Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in this doubles event, and will receive a gift bag with a retail value of over $40. Don’t have a doubles partner? HRC will pair you up with other players and you can make some new friends along the way. Each ticket purchased goes toward HRC’s important mission of LBGTQ equality in Atlanta and across the country. The event will have a DJ, food, cocktails, a silent auction, and a photo booth to enjoy while you cheer on your friends as they serve aces for equality. 6 – 10 p.m., Sharon Lester Tennis Center,