Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28

Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre presents “The Issue Plays,” an evening of one act plays on various social issues by award-winning writers Ethan Coen, Kenneth Lonergan and more. 8 p.m. each night on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.pnotheatre.org

Friday, July 27

GO Atlanta, a project of AID Atlanta, hosts a “Coffee Talk” info session where the first drink comes compliments of the organizers. 4 – 6 p.m. at the new Starbucks on Ponce, 650 Ponce De Leon Ave., Suite 700 Atlanta, GA, http://on.fb.me/O0r0rv, contact steven.igarashi@aidatlanta.org“>steven.igarashi@aidatlanta.org for more information.

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly 4th Friday Networking and cocktail event, this month at Advantage Graphics. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Advantage Graphics, 2054 Briarcliff Road, #103, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.atlantagaychamber.org

The annual Leo Party celebrates Dan Givens’ astrological home boys and girls. DJs Mike Pope and DJ Vicki Powell spin as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Phoenix and Atlanta legend Shawnna Brooks perform. Proceeds go to CHRIS Kids. 10 p.m. at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave NE., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com, www.facebook.com/amsterdam.atlanta

Gay artist extraordinaire Jon Arge and his colorful paper works return to Atlanta for the opening of “POP!”, a four-artist show at Kai Lin Art. The show runs through Sept. 7. Opening reception: 7 – 10 p.m. at Kai Lin Art, 3069 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.kailinart.com

If you love kd lang or the Indigo Girls, you’ve gotta give lesbian singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile a listen. She plays an ATL show with Josh City & the Royal City Band. 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.classicchastain.com

It’s Summer Camp with Scout Master Johnny Castle. Expect campy music video and naughty summer camp games. 10 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.facebook.com/mary.heylady

Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29

Lenz Marketing presents “Poverty is Real,” a three-day benefit concert to benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Maria Gabriella of the lesbian-popular Maria Gabriella Band is one of more than a dozen acts scheduled. Varying times at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Saturday, July 28

F-L-Y Society Entertainment is looking for models and designers for an all-stud lesbian fashion show. Organizers seek 15 masculine-identified females and six femme models with headshots, full body shots and resume — no experience is required. Potential designers: bring samples. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Dance 411 Studios, 475 Moreland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.allstudfashionshowtour.com

Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Grammy-winning a cappella women’s group known for raising their voices for equality, perform a benefit for the Fund for Southern Communities. 8 p.m. in the Horizon Sanctuary of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.sweethoney.com

For the Kid in All of Us presents the annual “Backpack in the Park,” a school supplies and gift card drive for local students in need. DJ Vicki Powell spins and the event features a performance by Dramatech Theatre. 4 – 7 p.m. at the Greystone Pavillion in Piedmont Park, www.forthekid.org 

Enjoy “Vive la France,” a guided musical tour of French composers by the LGBT Atlanta Freedom Bands. Expect historic selections from as far back as 1794, as well as pieces by Francois Gossec, Jaques Offenbach and Claude Debussy. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. 8 p.m. at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantafreedombands.com

Known for delightful Shakespearean parodies, gay playwright Timothy Gray and his Shakespeare Follies troupe present “The Romeo & Juliet Show.” Cocktails at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.oddmanouttheater.com, https://bitly.com/

DJ/Producer Alex Acosta brings his SONAR Tour 2012 to Jungle for a “Superhero Blackout Glow Party,” with a performance by Phoenix. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta GA 30324, http://on.fb.me/NV5dmz, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Black-Off Burlesque’s “Taboo-La-La: Reform School Girls” features special guests Vanity’s UnCanney and Poly Sorbate for a night of burlesque with a screening of “Reform School Girls,” Reform School Girl costume contest and DJ Westwood A-Go-Go. 9 p.m. pre-show, 10 p.m. event at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.blastoffburlesque.com

Sunday, July 29

IGNACIO Premium in partnership with Meak Productions, Inc. presents the “Jazz and Gents,” an evening of jazz and soul for the grown and sexy. The night features a live jazz band, guest performers, drinks specials and more. 6 – 11 p.m. at Star Theatre, 840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310, www.meakproductions.com

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