Thursday, July 11

SAGE Atlanta (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) hosts Cards and Social Hour from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Philip Rush Center, www.sageatl.org

XS Ultra Lounge is the home for Turnt Up Thursday, 11 p.m. – 4 a.m., www.facebook.com/XSUltraLounge

Friday, July 12

Lesbian social networking group Fourth Tuesday hosts its monthly Fourth Friday social from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, http://thehealthinitiative.org/    

It’s Ladies Night upstairs at Blake’s, with special guest DJ Liz Owen, www.blakesonthepark.com

The Village People take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre, www.cobbenergeycentre.org

Jennifer Knapp and Steff Mahan perform together at 8 p.m. at Red Clay Theatre, www.eddieowenpresents.com

The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Keller Williams perform at 8 p.m. at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Openly gay director David H. Bell returns to the ATL for the world premiere of his musical “Shakin’ the Rafters,” 8 p.m. at 14th Street Playhouse, www.14thstplayhouse.org

$2 Fridays, offering cheap well drinks, begin at LeBuzz, with a dance party to boot at the Marietta gay bar. www.thenewlebuzz.com

Bedlam presents “Paparazzi,” a new night out hosted by promoter Barry Brandon with “strong looks preferred,” on the second Friday of each month, starting tonight at 10th and Piedmont, www.bedlampresents.com

DJ Chris Griswold spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, www.hereticatlanta.com

Saturday, July 13

Catch the stars of the future as Girls Rock Camp concludes with a 2 p.m. concert at the Variety Playhouse, www.ticketmaster.com

This one’s for the ladies: a foam/bikini and board shorts party and all girl femme revue show are part of the fun beginning at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, www.mysistersroom.com

Sponsored by Scruff, The Heretic hosts Bearracuda with DJ Paul Goodyear at 9 p.m., www.hereticatlanta.com

Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura plays at 9 p.m. at Variety Playhouse, www.ticketmaster.com

Hairy men cavort all over the place at the Southern Bear Bar Night at 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

The new dance party “Mixx” takes place at the new Kouture Lounge in Midtown, with free entry until 11:30 p.m., www.saturdaymixx.com

Saturdays, get into Pit Pop Video with DJ Diablo Rojo at Cockpit Atlanta, www.facebook.com/cockpit.atlanta

Sunday, July 14

Cowboy Envy perform at 5 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, www.eddiesattic.com

Old Skool classic dance starts at 7 p.m. with DJ Rick and DJ Maestro on Sundays at Mixx, www.mixxatlanta.com

Monday, July 15

Stars of the Century is a weekly drag tradtion  at 11:30 p.m. at Jungle, www.jungleatl.com

Tuesday, July 16

Ruby Redd hosts Ruby’s Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

Swing Out Sister performs at 8 p.m. at Variety Playhouse, www.ticketmaster.com

VJ Marco Polo puts on a night of showtunes every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Wednesday, July 17

“The Match Game,” “Family Feud” and more make up The Big Gay Game Show at Jungle Atlanta, starting at 7:30 p.m. and benefiting Lost-N-Found Youth, www.jungleatl.com

The gay-themed play “Headwaters: Didja Hear” opens at 8 p.m. at Sautee Nacoochee Center, www.snca.org

On Wednesdays, catch the Lust & Bust Show with host Lena Lust and featuring Shawnna Brooks. 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Thursday, July 18

Charis and Cliterati team up for an open mic and reading series, hosted by the spoken word team of Karen G and Theresa Davis, with special guest, poet Rushelle Frazier, at 7:30 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com

Find out your top choices in dozens of categories, plus enjoy free food, beverages and more at the GA Voice Best of Atlanta party, 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Georgian Terrace, www.thegavoice.com

UPCOMING

Friday, July 19

Artist Phillip Bonneau’s Ugly Simple Truths, a photographic exploration of our “shadow self” and the things we do not talk about, opens at 6 p.m. at Suite Spot, www.suitespot.net

The Third Friday film Series presents “Who Stole the American Dream?”  at 7 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation, www.firstexistentialist.org

The great Anita Baker returns to the ATL at 8 p.m. at Chastain, www.classicchastain.com

Pedro! Pedro! The new Pedro Almodóvar film “I’m So Excited” opens at the Midtown Art Cinema, www.landmarktheatres.com

Saturday, July 20

It’s the gay party of the summer: The 26th edition of Joining Hearts, raising money for AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House, takes place today from  4 – 11 p.m. at the Piedmont Park Pool, www.joininghearts.org

After the Joining Hearts pool party, Rosabel — the mega DJ duo of Ralphi Rosario and Abel — spins at Jungle Atlanta to benefit the group that helps people with HIV find housing. www.jungleatl.com

Join author Kenya Jackson as she discusses her new self-help book “empty. s p a c e: Where is My Stuff? Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The Atlanta Roller Girls hosts a twin bill game, with the first game at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center,  www.atlantarollergirls.com

Rebecca Loebe performs at 7 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, www.eddiesattic.com

Thursday, July 25

The GSU Players and University Theatre present an evening of one act LGBT short plays, 8 p.m. at Dahlberg Hall at GSU, www.gsu.edu

Drag Diva Jaye Lish brings her Birds of Paradise Show to Trader Vic’s Lounge at the Hilton Atlanta for two shows at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., www.tradervicsatl.com

Marietta Pride begins today and lasts through Sunday, July 28, http://www.rainbowgeorgia.org/

Friday, July 26

Brandi Carlile plays Chastain Ampitheatre at 7:30 p.m., www.livenation.com

Saturday, July 27

Tylan from Girlyman performs at 7 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, www.eddiesattic.com

The Save a Breast Music Fest with Wynn Varble, Jared Munday Project and Catherine Kimbro begins at 8 p.m. at Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay, www.eddieowenpresents.com

Sunday, July 28

The annual Backpack in the Park cocktail party, benefitting For the Kid in All of Us, kicks off at 4 p.m. at Cator Woolford Gardens, www.forthekid.org

Tuesday, July 30

“Menopause The Musical” returns to the ATL tonight at 7:30 at the Alliance Theatre, http://www.menopausethemusical.com/

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