LGBT Atlanta Best Bets July 31 – August 6

Friday, July 31

The new film “Boulevard” stars Robin Williams – in his last role – as a closeted gay man, Midtown Art Cinema,

Out Brian Clowdus’ summer musical “Evita” at Serenbe Playhouse runs through August 16 with an 8:30 curtain tonight,

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

Saturday, August 1

Lesbian singer Steff Mahan comes in from her Nashville hometown to play the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth at 8 p.m.,

Actor’s Express has opened the classic musical “Rent,” with several queer characters, with Freddie Ashley directing, with a show tonight at 8 p.m., running through August 22,

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

Sunday, August 2

DJ Chad Jack gets the late night partiers revved up, 3 a.m., Xion,

Hoping to make the playoffs, the Atlanta Dream take on the Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m., Philips Arena,

They’re creepy and kooky – catch “The Addams Family Musical” at a matinee today, 3 p.m., running through August 16, OnStage 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 3

MAX’s Wine Dive, the Midtown restaurant and wine
bar, teams up with some of Atlanta’s best drag queens for “Monday’s a Drag” — a viewing party from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. featuring a classic drag movie or TV show. Ten percent of all food and drink sales from each week’s event will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth.

The Atlanta PFLAG monthly support group meets tonight from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta,

Tuesday, August 4

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

Wednesday, August 5

Crazy Nights Karaoke is every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room,

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

The Heretic hosts the Pig Dance Blackout Party with DJ Stan Jackson, 10 p.m., with no cover,

Thursday, August 6

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,

The Atlanta Pride Festival Dyke and Trans March Community Feedback Forum is tonight from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Phillip Rush Center,

Patti Labelle and Common will perform while the Reverend Al Sharpton will give the keynote speech at the Vote 2 End HIV event, presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation in partnership with AID Atlanta, free admission, 7 p.m., The Fox Theatre,

The Hideaway hosts Ian Aber for Hot Mic comedy nights, 10 p.m.,


Saturday, August 8

In August 2005, Fiona Zedde’s first book “Bliss” was published to a warm and loving reception. Now, ten years later, Fiona is celebrating a decade of being a published author with cake, wine, special guest performances, and a surprise announcement, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Charis Books,

Wednesday, August 12

Hear “Karma Chameleon” and more as Boy George and Culture Club come to the Fox Theatre tonight at 8 p.m., Fox Theatre,

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