Brent Star

LGBT Atlanta’s Best Bets for Aug. 25 – 31

Friday, Aug. 25

Serenbe Playhouse’s Brian Clowdus stars in the company’s new take of Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” as The Emcee, tonight at 8 p.m., running through August 27, 9110 Selborne Lane,  Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268,

For over a decade now – first in Paris, then Montreal and now in Berlin – DJ La Fraicheur has been brewing her own blend of deep house and techno beats sprinkled with tropical soulful bass and booty sounds when the mood strikes her. She joins Vicki Powell tonight at Deep South Atl, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.,

Saturday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Aug. 27

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will once again welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for two days of nonstop fun. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the festival will feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run and a dedicated VIP area. 10 – 7:30 p.m., 840 Cherokee Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Saturday, Aug. 26

It’s the second Drag Queen Storytime, and helping celebrate diversity at this kid-friendly event will be none other than special guest Brent Star reading from his favorite children’s books, 1 – 2 p.m., Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Ste. C197, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Respect The Brunch is a monthly event that raises money for worthy LGBT-based nonprofits around Atlanta. Host Zocalo automatically donates 15 percent of all food and beverage sales to the cause. Money raised from a raffle during the event goes to charity as well. Corporate sponsor Salesforce then doubles those raffle proceeds in order to maximize the event’s impact. This month’s beneficiary nonprofit is Voices of Note with the Atlanta Gay Men’s and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus. 12 – 3 p.m., 187 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

It’s been 10 years since SPARK Reproductive Justice Now was founded and today the organization marks this momentous occasion with a Summer Day Party, 4 – 8 p.m., Mother Restaurant & Bar, 447 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Sunday, Aug.27

It’s closing night for Ronnie Larsen’s “The Penis Talk Show,” 5 p.m., 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Monday, Aug. 28

DJ Bill Berdeaux spins at All Music Monday at Blake’s, 227 10th Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Join the Atlanta Press Club to explore the aspects of Atlanta’s hidden art scene, including where funding comes from, how media can better cover arts and culture and the key players who help foster the city’s thriving underground art community. How does Atlanta’s support of the local arts compare to other metro areas? 6 – 8:30 p.m., Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, 720 Moreland Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Interested in meeting Atlanta’s Mayoral Candidates and hearing their thoughts on issues affecting LGBTQIA youth in our city, including homeless youth support, HIV education and prevention, drug and alcohol abuse and more? Tonight is Atlanta’s LGBTQIA Youth Mayoral Forum. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Join a community reception and dialogue about how Georgia’s HIV criminalization laws harm our ability to address our state’s HIV epidemic. The event will also honor artists living with HIV who submitted work for the HIV is Not a Crime Postcard Project.6 – 9 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend kicks off today with events throughout next week,

Thursday, Aug. 31

Atlanta’s Andro Fashion Show is back! Don’t miss the only fashion show to exclusively feature androgynous and masculine identified lesbians and transmen in the finest modern, retro and classic fashion. Visit for your tickets, 4-7 p.m., Tago International Center, 1735 Defoor Place N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318,