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Friday, July 9

“Greater Tuna” continues through July 18. Showtime is 8 p.m. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA 30064,

Lesbian singer-songwriter

Lindsey Hinkle performs live. 9:30 p.m. My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

It’s time to get Primal with DJ Rick Walsh. No cover before 11 p.m., $5 after. Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA,

Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix and Karaoke. 11 p.m., Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Traxx and Traxx Girls invite everyone to the newly renovated Atlanta Live, a.k.a. Mansion Elan Nightclub. Several DJs, two dance floors, go-go dancers, hip-hop and house music, special VIP sections. Cover $10-$25. 11:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m., Atlanta Live, 3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30319,,

Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents a 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles with “All You Need is Love: The Music of the Beatles” that combines songs based on the Fab Four’s original arrangements with the performances of the 100-voice chorus. Tickets: $20, $30, $40. Tickets available by calling 404-413-9849 or online at Friday’s performance at 8 p.m., Saturday’s performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Saturday, July 10
GSAGA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Seniors Advocacy of Georgia) presents “Planning for Successful Aging” covering topics including social networking, legal protections, and health. 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

DJ Duck helms the tables for Twist every Saturday. No cover. Bellissima, 560-B Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Sunday, July 11
Celebrate the eighth anniversary of East Point Corner Tavern with the second annual Bar Field Day. Jello tug o’ war, three-legged race, drink tray relay and more games. 2 p.m. East Point Corner Tavern, 2783 Main St., East Point, GA 30344,

The National Flag Football League of Atlanta holds its end of season awards ceremony. 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Second Sunday of Atlanta, a group for black gay men, meets to discuss various topics. 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Positive Impact, Inc., Bruce Almond Room 139 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30308,

The Roy G. Biv Project and My Sisters’ Room join forces for a “Luau Edition” of family day. 4 p.m.-8 p.m., My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,,

It’s Grown & Sexy Sundays every week with WassupNAtl. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free admission before 8 p.m. with guest pass from WassupNAtl’s website. Django’s, 495 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308. 404-246-9000,

Dine out for Joining Hearts with 20 percent of food sales to go to the non-profit that raises funds for AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Woofs, 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Monday, July 12
Growling allowed. Bear Night every Monday at the Atlanta Eagle with drink specials for those who go shirtless. 10 p.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Tuesday, July 13
Every Tuesday is “Alternative Perspectives,” an LGBT radio show on WRFG 89.3 FM. Hosted and produced by Betty Couvertier. 7 p.m.-8 p.m.,

Wednesday, July 14
Support Pets Are Loving Support with its monthly bingo fundraiser. This month’s theme is “Luau.” Hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Alexandria Martin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first number called at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $20. Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Discuss “Gay in America: The Politics of Pride” and the legal issues LGBT Americans face. 7 p.m., AID Atlanta, 1605 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. 404-870-7763, email,

Journalist and now novelist Helena Andrews visits Atlanta from Washington, D.C., to read from her memoir, “Bitch is the New Black,” her story of being young, single and black. The book is currently in production to be made into a film. 7:30 p.m., Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Thursday, July 15
“Designing Women Live” returns to the stage with Dewayne Morgan, Joey Ellington, Johnny Drago and Topher Payne performing as your favorite Atlanta ladies — Julia, Suzanne, Mary Jo and Charlene. Proceeds benefit the Process Theatre, a non-profit organization. Online tickets are $20 with a $1.50 service fee. Tickets are $23 by phone or at the door. Showtimes are 8 p.m. each night. OnStage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-245-4205,

T-Time is a discussion group open to transgender youth ages 13-24. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., YouthPride, 1017 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Join the Atlanta Executive Network for its annual Summer Party. Free for AEN members, $10 for guests. Food provided, drink specials. 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Aurum, 108 8th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

MEGA Family Project hosts its coming out support group, “Coming Home,” every third Thursday of the month for adults 18 years and older. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 1530 DeKalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA, 30307, 404-808-3350,

Friday, July 16
Kai Lin Art Gallery hosts an opening for the new show “Monsters,” featuring the works of gay artist Jon Arge and others. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., 800 Peachtree St. Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-408-4248,

Star of the AMC series “Mad Men,” Bryan Batt reads and signs his book “She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, ” the story of a classic Southern belle who teaches her son everything he needs to know about being a man. 7:30 p.m., Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-607-0082,

Friday, July 16-Saturday, July 17
Tyler Perry dresses in drag, er, women’s clothing once again as he reprises his role as Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.” Friday show at 8 p.m., Saturday shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-916-2800,

Saturday, July 17
Fenuxe Magazine holds a launch party and fundraiser for For the Kid in All of Us. $10 cover includes complimentary drink and raffle ticket. Buy tickets at 7 p.m., Aurum, 108 8th St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

The Atlanta Freedom Bands host a summer concert at St. Paul United Methodist Church, featuring Americana tunes and the introduction of Dr. Patrick Carney as the Bands’ new music director. 8 p.m. at St. Paul, 501 Grant St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312,

Celebrate the Sixth Annual Bastille Day in your best French attire with French pop, French disco and French kissing. MC 5 Hour Boner and special guests. Champagne specials. 9 p.m. Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-624-4411,

DJ Vicki Powell makes her debut at the Atlanta Eagle. 10 p.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Sunday, July 18
OutWorlders, an LGBT science fiction, fantasy and horror fan group, will hold its 10th anniversary picnic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chattahoochee River Park, Roswell, GA 30076,

DJ Chris Griswold mans the tables for “Quench.” 3 p.m.-7 p.m., The Artmore Hotel, 1302 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-876-6100,,

Send the Atlanta Trout off in style by joining members for the team’s final beer bash before heading to the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany. $10 bottomless beer. 4 p.m.-6 p.m., F.R.O.G.S. Cantina, 931 Monroe Drive #A107, Atlanta, GA 30308,

SUNsets @ Noni’s + Happy Birthday DJ William Roman brings together the beats of Roman, DJ Vicki Powell and an early set by DJ Kyle Keyser. 6 p.m., Noni’s, 357 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312,

Lesbian singer Jen Foster performs live. Doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m. My Sisters’ Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Sunday, July 18-Monday, July 19
Although all shows to see the Indigo Girls at Eddie’s Attics are sold out, the venue is inviting guests to watch a live broadcast of the show from its TVs on the patio. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows both nights. 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-377-4976,

Tuesday, July 20
It’s Primary Election Day in Georgia. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit to find out where to vote.

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a business builder luncheon. $20 cash only includes an entrée, side item, appetizer, beverage and gratuity is included. 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, 404-874-3469,

A fundraiser for Sulli Sullivan, the longtime guitar tech for the Indigo Girls who recently suffered a stroke and has no medical insurance, features performances by Group Sex, Tricksy and A Fragile Tomorrow. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 8 p.m., The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Wednesday, July 21
Jonathan Lerner, a founding member of the Weather Underground, reads from and signs his fiction novel “Alex Underground.” The book is the story of a young man involved in radical politics in 1970 who must also come to terms with his sexuality. 7:30 p.m., Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-607-0082,

Thursday, July 22
Clark University professor Daniel Omotosho reads from “Perfect Peace,” a book that explores gender and sexuality in one rural Southern African-American family. 7:30 p.m., Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Friday, July 23
Herman Put Down the Gun plays its signature rock and roll at 9 p.m. at Lenny’s Bar, 486 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30312,,

Melissa Etheridge brings her “Fearless Love” tour to metro Atlanta. 7:30 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-916-2800,

Friday, July 23-Saturday, July 24
Black Box Comedy Troupe’s Improv Tournament has eight comedy teams battle it out, two at a time. The team to get the most audience feedback moves on to the next round. The last surviving team is crowned BBIT 2010 Champion. Shows start at 8 p.m. both nights. Under the Couch, located on the second floor of Georgia Tech’s Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.