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LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for July 27 – Aug. 3


Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29

Out Front Theater Company – Atlanta’s LGBT theater company – opens the world premiere of the reboot of “Zanna, Don’t!,” set in Heartsville High, where everyone is gay – well, almost everyone! The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. The show runs tonight, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Thursday, July 27

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Atlanta Pride and OutWorlders host Gaymer Night tonight. Over 50 games will be offered including Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. 6–10 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective in a feminist book store? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. Charis Circle board chair Susana Morris will be the facilitator of this group. This season’s theme is radical memoirs by black women and the July book is “My Soul to Keep” by Tananarive Due, 7–9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Friday, July 28

Enjoy an opportunity to mix and mingle with LGBT and allied business professionals as The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its Fourth Friday Networking Night at Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown today from 5:30–7:30 p.m., 1365 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309,

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,

Saturday, July 29

Lesbian local musician Michelle Malone returns to Eddie’s Attic tonight, performing numbers from her “Stronger than You Think” album, 9:30 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA, 30030,

Atlanta Pride hosts Flower Hour at Garden*Hood. Pick up your flowers for the season and feast on snacks and wine. Donations benefit Atlanta Pride Committee, 5–8 p.m. 353 Boulevard S.E., Atlanta,GA 30312

Frisky Monkey (with openly gay singer Juan Cezar) and The Hollows perform tonight at Smith’s Olde Bar, 7–9 p.m., 1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Atlanta-based visual artist and Murmur Quarter Program resident Barry Lee unveils “How Nice” at Murmur tonight. Unlike what many familiar with Barry’s unique style of work may expect, this solo exhibition will display his experimentation with vibrant photography, video and sound installations. Through surreal (and often pink) imagery, Lee addresses his experiences with disability, sexuality, ableism and empathy, as well as his dating misadventures. The opening will also include some one-night only installations, 7–10:30 p.m., Murmur 100 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

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

Sunday, July 30 –Tuesday, August 1

The second annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival runs today through Tuesday with three new musicals, Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Av. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318,

Sunday, July 30

The High Museum of Art is the exclusive East Coast venue for the Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation retrospective featuring more than 250 prints and ephemera by artist Andy Warhol. This comprehensive show is the largest exhibition of its kind and includes such iconic screenprint portfolios as Marilyn Monroe (1967), Campbell’s Soup I (1968), Electric Chair (1971) and Mao (1972), 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

The musical comedy “Life Could Be a Dream” closes today at ART Station, 3 p.m., 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083,

Monday, July 31

The long-running Stars of the Century drag show is tonight at Jungle, with doors opening at 10:30 p.m., 2115 Faulkner Road N.E,

Tuesday, August 1

Make your lunch break a networking opportunity and connect with business professionals, small business owners and community sponsors to expand your circle of influence and grow your business at Connecting Atlanta, a networking lunch by Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP). Join MAAP at Egg Harbor Café the first Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a networking lunch. The event is limited to 20 participants. Please pre-register by emailing, 1820 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309,

The Rainbros host a Walk and Talk event tonight at Piedmont Park. Come out and meet new people and enhance your social circle. 6:30–7:30 p.m., meeting at the 14th and Piedmont entrance,

Wednesday, August 2

Angelica and Malibu host The A.M. Show beginning at 10:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Thursday, August 3

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


Friday, August 4– Saturday, August 5

“Johnny Mercer … Too Marvelous for Words,” a Broadway-style musical revue of the Academy Award-winning composer, comes to Theatrical Outfit for two days, produced and directed by Robert Ray, who stars alongside Marsha Dupree and Shawn Megorden, 8 p.m. both nights, Balzer Theatre, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Saturday, August 5

Join a full day of kickball and fun to raise proceeds for HIV/AIDS as Joining Hearts’ Kicking For a Cause Tournament begins, with the winning team taking home $1,500. Active Oval at Piedmont Park, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.,

Monday, August 7

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. 7–8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBT children meets tonight from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329,