LGBT Atlanta Best Bets Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

Friday, August 14

Author Kathy Baldock gives a talk called "Untangling The Mess," on the historical, cultural, psychological, medical, social and religious lenses through which LGBT people are viewed and solutions to resolve decades of distortion, 7:30 p.m., New Covenant Church of Atlanta,

Looking to make the playoffs again this year, the Atlanta Dream take on the Minnesota Lynx tonight, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena,

Celeste Holmes hosts Boys of BJ’s tonight at 9 p.m. at BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Edie Cheezburger presents “The Other Show,” the most unique drag show in Atlanta. Admission is $5, Jungle, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, August 15

The members of The Gentlemen’s Foundation present a health and wellness fair, including HIV testing, at the Villages of the Carver Family YMCA,

The Atlanta Rollergirls hosts a double feature bout at 5 p.m., with the Toxic Shocks vs. Apocalypstix and then at 7:30 p.m. with the Denim Demons taking on the Sake Tuyas, Yaarab Shrine Center,

Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church’s “Sweet 16” Anniversary Celebration will feature gay Christian recording artist and entertainer Justin Ryan in concert. 6 – 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,

The Ho Sho Atlanta 3: Ménage á Tres drag show features some of the lousiest queens in Atlanta. Join Dixie Carterstead, Trudy Dolce, Ivanna Gender and more in a tragically trashy, risqué and (almost exclusively) live vocal show. All profits will be donated to the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. 6:30 p.m., Jungle,

It’s two parties in one. DJ Rob Reum spins inside while DY Daryl Cox turns up the music outside at TEN Atlanta,

DJ Super Blue, DJ Caprice and DJ Tron work the crowd at Bulldogs, 893 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Fort Troff presents Gear, with DJ Phil B, with a live bondage demo, Atlanta Heretic,

Sunday, August 16

Natalia Naman’s gay-themed “The Old Ship of Zion” running through August 21, has a 2 p.m. matinee today, presented by Essential Theatre,

PFLAG hosts a support group for parents and families of LGBTQ individuals from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta,

Regina Simms emcees the New Faces event with singers, dancers, musicians, drag kings and queens and more, 9 p.m., Friends on Ponce,

Monday, August 17

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. They provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. This is a project of the Feminist Outlawz. 7 – 8:30 p.m.,

They’ve been doing it for 15 years and have never been better. The Stars of the Century hit the stage at Jungle Atlanta for an unforgettable show led by emcees Miss Sophia and Joe Jackson. Featuring performances by Necole Luv Dupree, Archie Bonet, Stasha Sanchez, Raquel Lord, Damoni Hall Dickerson, Trinity Bonet and more, 11 p.m.,

Tuesday, August 18

Straight flush! Tuesday night is poker night at The Model T, beginning at 7 p.m.,

Wednesday, August 19

Enjoy games with hairy men at Woof’s Game Night, 8 p.m.,

Nicole Paige Brooks, Mychelle LaCroix DuPree and Mo'Dest Volgare host Wild Out Wednesdays at Felix’s,

Thursday, August 20

SAGE Atlanta hosts a social hour and games at 10 a.m. and then a general meeting at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex,

The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce present a Business Builder Luncheon – hosted by Dustin Drabot and Lissa Dulany – on the Third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. $20 (cash only) preset menu; open floor seating limited to 14 respondents. Henry’s Midtown,

The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals hosts an Unofficial End of Summer Networking Party, 6 – 8:30 p.m., TEN Atlanta,

Charis and Cliterati pair up to present an open mic and reading series on the third Thursday of every month. This month’s performer is storyteller and author Maryann Hopper, aka B. Leaf Cronewrite. This is a Charis Circle from Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Come out to the lesbian-owned Twisted Soul for Food Fighters Thursday. Every Thursday enjoy $5 drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the bar,


Friday, August 20

Dance to your favorite old school dance tunes at the new My Sisters Room (MSR) location in Midtown at Disco Night with the Women's Outdoor Network (WON Atlanta). 7 p.m.,

Friday, September 3

The biggest event of its kind in the world, Atlanta Black Gay Pride revs up today for a week of events,

Saturday, September 4

The Decatur Book Festival kicks off today, with keynote speaker Erica Jong and authors all weekend,