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Swank, Atlanta’s new women’s event, gets cranking from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. with VJ Prism at 10th & Piedmont,

It’s Ladies Night upstairs at Blake’s, with special guest Liz Owen, sponsored by Absolut, from 10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Blake’s,

Guest DJ Ron Pullman is the headliner for the Black Pride/Onyx Party, from 10 – 11 p.m., Atlanta Eagle,

The annual mega Friday Night Live Ladies Lounge is tonight at 200 Peachtree (inside the Grand Atrium),

DJ Missy visits My Sister’s Room for the Grown Folks Take Over Event, from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.,

Expect men in droves at Man Hunt hosted by Mimi Faust from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Jungle Atlanta,

The Rock Boyz Takeover Party gets hopping at 10 p.m at Museum Bar,

Angelica D’Paige hosts “The Fab Five” drag show revue with an amazing line-up of performers, 11 p.m. at Burkharts,

Saturday, Aug. 31

The Auburn Avenue Research Library presents Pride in the Black LGBTQ Community, with film screenings and a literary café, at 12 p.m.,

Come enjoy a real, open air patio Hawaiian luau at the Lure Luau, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Lure,

The annual Soaking Wet/Mansion Pool Party begins at 5 p.m. at 3425 Cascade Road,

The Ladies At Play party jams from 6 – 10 p.m. at Aurum Lounge,

The Atlanta Overdose Awareness Vigil is tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Piedmont Park.  Participants are encouraged to bring photos or memorabilia of a loved one to the event.

My Sister’s Room and Shaun Daniels welcome Fabulous Showstuds, Sin City edition, at 8 p.m.,

Le Sexoflex presents The Happy Ending, featuring LUST and Rica Shay and all sorts of naughtiness all night, starting at 9 p.m. at the Drunken Unicorn,

Girls everywhere: the Traxx Girls “Big BANG Event,” billed the Biggest Girl Party In The Country, with 4,000 women, is tonight from 10 p.m.  – 5 a.m. at the Georgia Freight Depot,

“DeeJay Woman” Ana Paula spins at 10:30 p.m. at Jungle,

Sinful Saturdays includes a diva cabaret, beginning at 11 p.m. at LeBuzz,

Enjoy early country and late night dance with DJ Mike Pope at the Heretic,

Don’t miss the Atlanta WETher! Celebrity Block Party @ Club Opera tonight,

Kelly Rowland performs at 595 North as part of Black Gay Pride weekend,

Ciara performs at the Hot Body Contest at XS Ultra Lounge,

Sunday, Sept. 1

It will technically be Sunday morning as Lydia Prim performs at Xion, beginning at 3 a.m.,

With Brandy in attendance, the first annual Pure Heat Community Festival heats up from noon to 8 p.m. in Piedmont Park,

The Soulfood Poetry Slam JAZZ Brunch is today from noon – 3 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn,

Some of the biggest names in black lesbian fiction — Skyy, Fiona Zedde, Nikki Rashan and Tononiya D. — will read, sign, and take photos with fans from 6 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books,

A special Military Edition/Labor Day edition of the weekly Harness party starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Jungle,

The Armorettes perform at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s,

The Ladies at Play party at Aja is from 10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.,

Internationally known DJ/remixer Alex Acosta cranks it up at the Heretic, beginning at 10 p.m.,

Monday, Sept. 2

Grab your cue for the Labor Day Pool Tournament at 4 p.m. at The Hideaway,

The Ladies At Play party at Local Luna is from 5 – 10 p.m.,

The PFLAG Atlanta support meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Enjoy team trivia with SAGE at 7 p.m. at Decatur’s Trackside Tavern,

Tuesdays, Thursdays and early Saturdays are Three Legged Cowboy country nights at the Heretic,

Every Tuesday, sing out at Mary-oke starting at 9 p.m. at Mary’s,

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Join Regina for Hump Night fun at 8 p.m. at Friends on Ponce,

Wednesday, Sept. 4-
Sunday, Sept. 8

The Southern Comfort Conference, one of the nation’s largest events for transgender people and allies, convenes at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia for a long weekend of education, empowerment and social events.

Thursday, Sept. 5

The legacy of Bayard Rustin will be discussed at “Queering the March: Intersectional Politics, LGBT Activism, and the Legacy of the 1963 March on Washington” from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books,

Friday, Sept. 6

Alan Avery hosts a reception for Atlanta photographer Harriet Leibowitz, 7 – 10 p.m., at Alan Avery Art Company ,

The Barry Manilow musical “Harmony” opens at 8 p.m. at the Alliance Theatre,

Johnny Drago’s world premiere “Trash” opens at 8 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta,

Tonight’s Cupcakes and Cocktails is a dessert party to benefit muscular dystrophy research, at
8 p.m. at 2777 Eastwood Drive

DJ Vicki Powell and DJ Ree De Le Vega are part of “Getting Dirty in Atlanta,” an after-party for Southern Comfort Conference attendees at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Dirty Sue Martinis are only $5 at the Hideaway all night,

Saturday, Sept. 7

The Atlanta Rollergirls have a double header bout, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center,

Spades anyone? The final LGBT Game Night of 2013 is tonight, 7 – 10 p.m. at the Rush Center,

Contestants vie for tiaras at the Miss Gay Southern States USofA At Large pageant, at 7:30 p.m. at the New LeBuzz,

Get out your harness and leather gear for Gagged, a themed fetish ball dance party, at 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Star Community Bar,

Blue? Yellow? Pink? Come to the Hanky Party at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

Sunday, Sept. 8

You’ll still be partying from Saturday night as Martin Fry performs at 3 a.m. at Xion,

Fall ball registration is now open – Hotlanta Softball is looking for men and women players for the ASSC Fall League,

Join Team Impact for a beer bash to raise funds for Positive Impact, from 3 – 6 p.m. at F.R.O.G.S.,

Get you dance shoes out for Old Skool Dance Night at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta,

Monday, Sept. 9

Knomie Moore hosts Jukebox Drag at 8 p.m. each Monday at the Heretic,
Wild Cherry Sucret hosts Trivia and Family Feud at Blake’s beginning at 9 p.m.,

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Local filmmaker Cindy Abel celebrates the finish of her moving documentary “Breaking Through,” about openly LGBT elected officials, at a wrap party, 6:30 p.m. at Tribute Lofts Skyroom.

Mixx Atlanta hosts Piano Night with David Reeb at 8 p.m.,

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Enjoy five dollar tacos at Tacos, Tequila and Beer night from 6 – 11 p.m.  at Amsterdam Atlanta,

Join Charis and Atlanta Pride to plan the 2013 Dyke March, 6 – 7 p.m., Charis Books,

It’s TV Land night at PALS Bingo, with hosts Bubba Dee and Kimora Layou, 7:30 p.m. at Jungle,

Thursday, Sept. 12

Athens Pride weekend kicks off today and lasts through Sunday, Sept. 15,

SAGE’s social hour includes plenty of games and interaction, 10 a.m. at the Phillip Rush Center,

Charis Books and the GA Center for the Book welcome author Jojo Moyes to the Decatur Library auditorium to celebrate her newest book, “The Girl You Left Behind” at 7:15 p.m.,

Called by Q Magazine “the most popular electronic band the world has ever known,” Depeche Mode performs at 7:30 p.m. at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood,

Join some bands such as The Queers, The Coathangers, The Booze and many more
at the Little Five Fest from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. in Little 5 Points,

Expect a shake and bake from DJ King Atlas at the Haus of Glitz-sponsored Deep Fried Disco from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Mary’s,

Phoenix from Rupaul’s Drag Race hosts Dancefloor Divas at 11:30 p.m.,

Friday, Sept. 13

DJ Gustavo Scorpio comes to the Heretic for the Ready 4 Hope Kickoff Party, 10 p.m. at the Heretic,

Saturday, Sept. 14

A full day of activity highlights the 14th annual Savannah Pride, today at Savannah’s Forsyth Park,

Two new counseling groups start today: at 3:30 p.m. is “Coping With Life’s Issues,” and at 4:30 is “LGBT Today” at the First MCC Community Center,

Atlanta Pride raises funds at Flower Hour at the Garden Hood, 5 – 7 p.m.,

Join author Kenya Jackson from 7:30 – 9 p.m. as she discusses concepts from her self-help memoir, “empty. s p a c e: Where is My Stuff? Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill” at Charis Books,

The Atlanta Eagle hosts the Clipper Party for Charity, with haircuts and massage, benefitting Lost –N-Found, 8 p.m.,

DJ and Producer Barry Huffine DJ Barry Huffine visits from Florida for the Southern Bear’s Bear bash, 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle,

GURLfrandz, the new Hollywood Babylon show, is a new drag event featuring the likes of Violet Chachki, Kryean Kally, Lavonia Elberton 10:30 PM at Mary’s,

DJ Rodolfo Bravat spins at Jungle,

Thursday, Sept. 19

AEN – Atlanta Executive Network – presents its third Thursday Mix and Mingle, 6:30 p.m., Rooftop 866,

Friday, Sept. 20

The LGBT themed “Gun Hill Road” screens as part of the Third Friday film series, 7 p.m. at the First Existentialist Congregation,

Caroline Aiken and Copious Jones team at Red Clay Theatre, 7:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Fourth Tuesday women’s social networking group meets for dinner, 6 – 10, TBD location,

Saturday, Sept. 28

Shirley Franklin is a guest at CHRIS Kids’ 13th annual CHRIStal Ball event,

Photo: Le Sexoflex presents The Happy Ending, featuring LUST and Rica Shay and all sorts of naughtiness all night Saturday, Aug. 31, starting at 9 p.m. at the Drunken Unicorn. (via Facebook)