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July Best Bets


July 5-30, 7:30pm

Fox Theatre

“Wicked,” the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz … but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood — and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”


Adult Summer Camp 

July 8, 11am to 4pm

Grounded Wellbeing

Sponsored by Atlanta Pride, the Adult Summer Camp – open to anyone 18 and over who identifies as queer and/or gender expansive – at Grounded Wellbeing will offer a diverse range of activities designed to promote self-expression, connection, and healing. Some of the exciting activities planned for the day include tie-dying, vision boarding, meditation, board games/video games, and process groups. Participants can look forward to engaging in these activities as they create meaningful connections and explore their identities within a supportive and affirming environment. Check-in begins at 10:30am.


What We Are Up Against: An Activism Cabaret 

July 9, 4pm

7 Stages

What We Are Up Against: An Activism Cabaret is a fundraiser and awareness event for abortion access, trans rights and Stop Cop City. Comedian Mark Kendall is the host and the event features burlesque, storytelling, music, comedy and more.


Beach Blanket Bingo 

July 11, 7:30pm

Lips Atlanta

Hostesses Bubba D. Licious and Erica Lee and special guest performers will delight, amaze, and shock you as they call bingo, put on a show, and help raise money for Pets Are Loving Support (PALS).


Warp Zone 

July 12, 9pm


Warp Zone Gamer Night is tonight!


Mommie Dearest 

July 13, 7pm

Plaza Atlanta

Hosted by Dotte Com & Hera Kane, WUSSY MAG presents a screening of the camp classic “Mommie Dearest.”


Magic Mic 

July 13, 8pm

Atlanta Eagle

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus kicks off its Magic Mic three-week karaoke competition tonight at the Atlanta Eagle, with additional nights July 20 and July 27.


PFLAG Support Group 

July 16, 2:30pm

Spiritual Living Center

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person today.


Trans and Friends 

July 17, 7pm for youth, 8pm for adults

Charis Books and More

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch 

July 20 through August 19, 8pm

Actor’s Express

Actor’s Express opens “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” tonight. Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time. A rock and roll explosion for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit, the musical will have you singing along and unleashing your own inner rock star.


LGBTQ Book Club 

July 22, 10am


The LGBTQ Book Club, sponsored by Charis Books and More, is a group for LGBTQ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The goal is to have diverse thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history and topical issues. All are welcome to join. This month’s book is “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir” by Jenn Shapland. RSVP in advance for this meeting at-–tpj0sG9CEz7Hs8nlSv7If2kYsGsIp.


So to Speak Conversation 

July 25, 7:30pm


Charis welcomes Terrance Hayes in conversation with Jericho Brown for a celebration of “So to Speak,” a powerful, timely, dazzling new collection of poems, and “Watch Your Language: Visual and Literary Reflections on a Century of American Poetry,” a fascinating collection of graphic reviews and illustrated prose addressing the last century of American poetry from the National Book Award-winning author of “Lighthead.” This virtual event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. RSVP for this meeting at


The National Association of Black and White Men Together 

July 26-29

Atlanta Airport Hilton

Hosted by PACT Atlanta (People of All Colors Together), the National Association of Black and White Men Together is this weekend, Atlanta Airport Hilton. For more information or a schedule, visit 



July 26, sundown

Corner of 10th and Peachtree

Midtown Alliance and Out On Film team for an outdoor screening of the classic “Footloose.”


Explore Georgia: Connecting Travelers in GA to Destinations and Experiences 

July 27, 2pm

Holiday Inn & Suites

OUT Georgia Business Alliance and Discover DeKalb present Explore Georgia: Connecting Travelers in GA to Destinations and Experiences.


Tutti Frutty 

July 29

Piedmont Park Greystone Pool House

It’s one of the year’s biggest fundraisers. The Joining Hearts weekend’s main event — Tutti Frutty! — is today, featuring DJs GSP and Brian Kent at the Piedmont Park Grey Stone Pool


Ariana Grande Brunch 

July 30, 2pm

ATL Comedy Theater Underground

God is a woman, and her name is Ariana Grande! Come worship at the altar of Ariana at this special drag brunch — featuring all the hits from “My Everything,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Sweetener,” “Thank U Next” and more.