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LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for Aug. 11 – 17

Friday, August 11

Friday, Aug. 11: The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with The Baton Foundation, will host American University’s Washington College of Law Professor, Dr. Angela J. Davis, who will discuss her latest book, “Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment.” The book explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African-American boys and men at every age of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays include an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system and an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. 7 p.m., 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.afpls.org/aarl

What’s your damage, Heather? Onstage Atlanta opened a musical version of the cult classic film “Heathers,” with an 8 p.m. show tonight running through August 13, 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 3003, www.onstageatlanta.com

Saturday, August 12

“Feed me, Seymour!” Actor’s Express opens its version of the classic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” tonight at 8 p.m., running through August 20, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.actorsexpress.com

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless or at-risk LGBT youth in Atlanta? Learn about Lost-n-Found Youth and its mission to end LGBT homelessness at this orientation. Organizers will discuss the severity of LGBT youth homelessness across the Southeast and introduce you to the program they created to address the problem. Following the class you’ll be prepared to work with existing clients and help to identify and assist homeless LGBT youth still living in non-supportive shelters and on the street. 2 – 3 p.m., Lost-n-Found Youth, 2585 Chantilly Drive. N.E., Atlanta, GA 303224, www.lnfy.org

Sunday, August 13

The Rotten Peaches’ Queer Picnic is back! Bring yourself, friends, pets and picnic necessities for a gathering in the Meadow area of Piedmont Park, 3- 8 p.m.

Comedian Tig Notaro hits town for a set at The Tabernacle, 7:30 p.m., 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/231956940613728

Monday, August 14

Making Space is a writing group for those who work, move or spend time serving others through human services and community professions. Here, organizers use writing as a means for deepening understanding of our private and public journeys, our relationships, work and how we make space for ourselves (or don’t) in the midst of it all. The suggested donation is $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesday, August 15

Play Let’s Make a Deal with host Ken tonight at Friends on Ponce. From 6 – 10 p.m., 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.friendsonponce-atl.com

Wednesday, August 16

Channel your inner Patti Lupone at Burkhart’s Broadway at Burks event, hosted by Angelica D’Paige Brooks and Nic White, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Thursday, August 17

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its Business Builder Luncheon today at Henry’s Midtown Tavern. Hosted by Chip Ivie and Chris Torrens on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m., the event is limited to 14 respondents with a $20 set menu. 132 10th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.atlantagaychamber.org

As we are reminded daily of how hot it actually gets during the Atlanta summer, come out and cool down with MAAP and sponsor Gayborhood for Mix, Mingle and Cider at Atlanta’s first craft cidery. Door prizes will be offered to the first 25 attendees as well as some raffle prizes, cider and light nosh. Open networking begins at 6 p.m. and welcome and announcements are at 7 p.m., Urban Tree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Road., Atlanta, GA 30318. www.maapatl.org


Friday, August 18

Come revisit Frau Blucher, Inga, the Monster and more. Join Turner Classic Movies for an evening under the stars as Turner Classic Movies and Xfinity present the comedy classic “Young Frankenstein” in Piedmont Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 19

Atlanta Pride, along with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta sponsors the Know Your Rights Community Immigration Forum, 12 – 2:30 p.m., Hearts to Nourish Hope, Angkor Resource Center, 640 GA 138, Riverdale, GA 30274-3908, www.arc707.org

The Rainbros Volunteer with Open Hand event is an opportunity for 15 people to help with Market Basket packing. Open Hand’s Market Baskets provide a weekly supply of groceries to low-income, medically-eligible clients who have the ability to prepare their own meals, but who do not have the strength or income to purchase their own groceries. 1 – 3 p.m., 181 Armour Drive. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324-3916

Taste of Life 2017 is a food and wine tasting event to help house people living with HIV/AIDS. New infections of HIV are skyrocketing in Atlanta, and, without housing, staying healthy is impossible, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. Be part of the solution by ensuring that no person living with HIV/AIDS faces homelessness alone. This seventh annual soiree at Atlanta’s sleek and modern Westside Cultural Arts Center includes tastings of local craft beers, wines from around the world and bites from some of Atlanta’s most creative and delicious chefs and restauranteurs. You won’t want to miss the DJ or spectacular silent auction with incredible art and local experiences. 7 – 10 p.m., 760 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30318, www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-life-2017-tickets-35332657931?aff=efbevent

Monday, August 21

Atlanta Botanical Garden members of all levels are invited to watch the solar eclipse at the Garden. Join as Garden staff count down to the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Bring a chair to relax on the Great Lawn and make a pinhole projector or sun print to mark the occasion. The first 200 members receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses to safely watch as the sun slips behind the moon at approximately 2:36 p.m. EST, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, atlantabg.org