Friday, July 1
Got Leche presents Mexican recording artist Dulce Maria bringing her gay club tour to Atlanta. 10 p.m. at Chaparral, 2715 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Friday, July 1- Monday, July 4
Atlanta Bear Fest features the prison theme “Break Out” and promises “fun, fur and fantasy” with more than 200 men. Host hotel is Courtyard Marriott Northlake, 4084 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Full schedule at www.atlantabearfest.com.
Saturday, July 2
Carioca Productions presents DJ Alexander. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Saturday, July 2- Sunday, July 3
The Hotlanta Softball League hosts the annual Big Peach Softball Tournament, featuring dozens of teams in three divisions of competition, plus social events. Games are played at Southside Sports Complex; host hotel is the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. For details, visit www.hslbigpeach.com.
Sunday, July 3
The Frankly Open AA/NA Support Group, which is mostly LGBT, meets 4–5 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.stbartsatlanta.org.
The Ol Skool House Music Party & Reunion features DJ Ron Pullman, plus DJs Brooks, Kim Knuckles and Rod C, and recalls the days of partying at Traxx, Friends, Loretta’s Foster, N-Between and Alexander’s. Doors open 6 p.m., free barbecue before 9 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.
DJ/Producer Manny Lehman returns to Atlanta for the big holiday weekend. 9 p.m. at Opera. Earlier that day, AID Atlanta and Cotillion host their summer event, “Fiesta,” on Opera’s outdoor patio from 3-9 p.m.
The Beach Blast benefit for Joining Hearts was so much fun over Memorial Day, the Heretic is doing it again for Independence Weekend. Fun starts at 4 p.m. on the patio with DJ Mike Pope, emcee Angelica D’Paige, swimsuit and frozen t-shirt contests, and more. Tonight, Berlin’s DJ Micky Friedmann spins inside. Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Monday, July 4
DJ Vicki Powell spins at the rooftop pool party, set for 2-10 p.m., at the Melia Hotel. 590 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.solmelia.com.
PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.