Saturday, Aug. 24

Comedians, drag performers and more come together at “Laughter, Lashes & Live,” as the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence raise money for their grant fund, 6 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, www.mixxatlanta.com 

The fourth annual Fire party, sponsored by Fenuxe and celebrating the best of Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. at Opera, http://fireparty2013-efbevent.eventbrite.com

Enjoy dinner and a screening of “The Wiz” at Lift Up Atlanta movie night at 7 p.m. at the Rush Center, www.RushCenterAtl.org 

Shavonna B. Brooks leads “Extravaganza” at 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com 

Sunday, Aug. 25

Atlanta Dixieland Bowling hosts its welcome back/after party, allowing players to sign up for fall leagues, 12 p.m., Funtime Bowling, www.funtimebowl.com 

Monday, Aug. 26

Benefiting Susan G. Komen For the Cure and the Atlanta AIDS Fund, the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares event is tonight at 7 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Center, www.jeffreyfashioncares.com 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

The lesbian social networking group Fourth Tuesday hosts its monthly dinner at a different restaurant each month, this month at Coco Cabana, from 6 – 10 p.m., www.thehealthinitiative.org 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Get out the roller skates for the Skateboyz Black Pride kickoff event, 8 p.m. at Metro Skates,
http://metroplexatl.com/metro-games/

Atlanta’s best comics, gay and straight, come together for the ABear Comedy Show hosted by Ian Aber.  8 p.m. at the Jungle, benefitting Lost-n-Found Youth, www.jungleatl.com 

Atlanta Pride hosts the Trans March Planning event at Charis at 6 p.m., www.charisbooksandmore.com 

Thursday, Aug. 29

Author Sara Farizan discusses her book “If You Could Be Mine” and the political realities that inspired the stories, 7:30 p.m., Charis, www.charisbooksandmore.com 

Phoenix from “Rupaul’s Dance Race” is one of the performers and hosts of Dancefloor Divas, 11 p.m. at Burkhart’s, www.burkharts.com 

$3 Thursdays are part of “Where the Party At?” night at 11 p.m. at Phase One, www.wassupnatl.com 

Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2

Experience a throwback to summer camp with color wars, swimming and singing around the campfire, plus DJs, live performances and more as Gay & Lesbian Adults Camp hosts a women-only event over Labor Day Weekend in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Registration is due by Aug. 16. www.glaclgbt.com

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Black Gay Pride draws tens of thousands to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend for a packed schedule of community events and nightlife parties. Highlights include events from nonprofit coordinator In the Life Atlanta (http://inthelifeatlanta.org) and Sunday’s Pure Heat Community Festival, created by the Vision Community Foundation and Traxx Girls (http://pureheatcommunityfestival.com). Many other party promoters also have multiple events; see story on Page 17 and a special section in the Aug. 30 issue of GA Voice.

The Decatur Book Festival takes place this weekend, with an impressive LGBT track. See stories on Pages 14-15. www.decaturbookfestival.com 

Friday, Aug. 30

DJs Jonny Mack and Sean Mawc liven up Bear Invasion at 9 p.m. at the Heretic,
www.hereticatlanta.com 

Saturday, Aug. 31

The Auburn Avenue Research Library presents Pride in the Black LGBTQ Community, with film screenings and a literary café, 12 p.m., www.afpls.org/aarl 

Monday, Sept. 2

The PFLAG Atlanta support meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, www.uuca.org 

Wednesday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 8

The Southern Comfort Conference, one of the nation’s largest events for transgender people and allies, convenes at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia for a long weekend of education, empowerment and social events. http://sccatl.org

Friday, Sept. 6

The Barry Manilow musical “Harmony” opens at 8 p.m. the Alliance Theatre,  
www.alliancetheatre.com 

Johnny Drago’s world premiere “Trash” opens at 8 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta,
www.onstageatlanta.com 

DJ Vicki Powell and DJ Ree De Le Vega are part of “Getting Dirty in Atlanta,” an after-party for Southern Comfort Conference attendees at 10 p.m., www.atlantaeagle.com

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Local filmmaker Cindy Abel celebrates the finish of her moving documentary “Breaking Through,” about openly LGBT elected officials, at a wrap party, 6:30 p.m. at Tribute Lofts Skyroom. www.breakingthroughmovie.com 

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