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

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

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

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

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, www.jungleatl.com

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

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

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., www.afpls.org/aarl

Come enjoy a real, open air patio Hawaiian luau at the Lure Luau, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Lure, http://lure-atlanta.com

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

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

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. www.piedmontpark.org

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

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, www.thedrunkenunicorn.net

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, www.atlantaprideweekend.com

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

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

Enjoy early country and late night dance with DJ Mike Pope at the Heretic, www.hereticatlanta.com

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

Kelly Rowland performs at 595 North as part of Black Gay Pride weekend, www.labordayrock.com

Ciara performs at the Hot Body Contest at XS Ultra Lounge, www.traxxatlanta.com

Sunday, Sept. 1

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

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

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

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, www.charisbooksandmore.com

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

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

The Ladies at Play party at Aja is from 10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., http://h2sr.com/aja/

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

Monday, Sept. 2

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

The Ladies At Play party at Local Luna is from 5 – 10 p.m., http://ladiesatplay.com/

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

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays and early Saturdays are Three Legged Cowboy country nights at the Heretic, www.hereticatlanta.com

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

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Join Regina for Hump Night fun at 8 p.m. at Friends on Ponce, www.friendsonponce-atl.com

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. http://sccatl.org

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, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Friday, Sept. 6

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

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

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

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

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, www.atlantaeagle.com

Dirty Sue Martinis are only $5 at the Hideaway all night, www.atlantahideaway.com

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

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

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

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, www.starbaratlanta.com

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

Sunday, Sept. 8

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

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

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

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

Monday, Sept. 9

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

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. www.breakingthroughmovie.com

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

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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

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

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

Thursday, Sept. 12

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

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

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., www.dekalblibrary.net

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, www.livenation.com

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, www.littlefivefestatlanta.com

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, www.marysatlanta.com

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

Friday, Sept. 13

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

Saturday, Sept. 14

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

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, www.firstmcc.com

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

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, www.charisbooksandmore.com

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

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, www.atlantaeagle.com

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, www.marysatlanta.com

DJ Rodolfo Bravat spins at Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

Thursday, Sept. 19

AEN – Atlanta Executive Network – presents its third Thursday Mix and Mingle, 6:30 p.m., Rooftop 866, www.rooftop866atlanta.com

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, www.firstexistentialist.org

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

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Fourth Tuesday women’s social networking group meets for dinner, 6 – 10, TBD location,  http://thehealthinitiative.org

Saturday, Sept. 28

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

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)

 

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