Sing “Rhythm Nation” and more as Janet Jackson returns to town on July 21! / Image via Facebook

July Best Bets

Fem Friday with Kia Comedy

July 5, 8pm

My Sister’s Room

Kia Barnes and Caliwood attempt to find your funny bone at Fem Friday, with DJs Excel and K Reeves.

 

Sesame Street: The Musical

July 6, 10am, 1pm, and 3pm, through August 4

Center for Puppetry Arts

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of honkers, Martians, and other Sesame Street favorites as they appear onstage in their very own musical. Filled with live puppetry, iconic songs fans know and love, and new compositions by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson, “Sesame Street: The Musical” is designed for both the young and the young-at-heart, including furry fun for fans of all ages.

 

Beach Blanket Bingo

July 9, 6:30pm

Lips Atlanta

Come support PALS Atlanta at Beach Blanket Bingo – Drag Bingo with a great cast of performers/hostesses.

 

Atlanta Dream vs. Las Vegas Aces

July 12, 7:30pm

Gateway Center Arena

The Atlanta Dream take on the Las Vegas Aces tonight!

 

Let’s Dance Prom 2024

July 13, 7pm

Museum of Design

A benefit for Brave Trails, Let’s Dance Prom 2024 is tonight, with an afterparty to follow!

 

Trans and Friends

July 15, 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.

 

Sip and Spin Karaoke

July 23,10pm

Friends Neighborhood Bar

Get your Mariah on at Sip and Sing Karaoke tonight!

 

Corpses, Fools and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema

July 24, 7:30pm

Virtual

Charis welcomes Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay in conversation with Millie De Chirico for a discussion of “Corpses, Fools and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema,” a radical history of transness in cinema, and an exploration of the political possibilities of its future. In the history of cinema, trans people are usually murdered, made into a joke, or viewed as threats to the normal order — relegated to a lost highway of corpses, fools, and monsters. In this book, trans film critics Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay take the reader on a drive down this lost highway, exploring the way that trans people and transness have evolved on-screen. Register at https://www.crowdcast.io/c/corpses-fools-monsters

 

Barbie Screening

July 18, 8:50pm

1005 Peachtree St NE

Come see the sensation “Barbie” for free as part of Midtown Movie Night, sponsored by Midtown ATL and Out On Film, featuring a costume contest and other fun events!

 

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

July 19, 8pm, through July 28

Onstage Atlanta

Out director Cathe Hall Payne directs “Junie B Jones Is Not a Crook,” tonight!

 

Backstreet Anniversary

July 19, 10pm

Heretic Atlanta

Take a dance down memory lane at the 20-year anniversary of the closing of Backstreet Atlanta, featuring DJ Rob Reum.

 

PFLAG Support Group

July 21, 2:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

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

 

Janet Jackson

July 21, 8pm

State Farm Arena

Sing “Rhythm Nation” and more as Janet Jackson returns to town tonight!

 

Sip and Spin Karaoke

July 23,10pm

Friends Neighborhood Bar

Get your Mariah on at Sip and Sing Karaoke tonight!

 

Corpses, Fools and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema

July 24, 7:30pm

Virtual

Charis welcomes Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay in conversation with Millie De Chirico for a discussion of “Corpses, Fools and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema,” a radical history of transness in cinema, and an exploration of the political possibilities of its future. In the history of cinema, trans people are usually murdered, made into a joke, or viewed as threats to the normal order — relegated to a lost highway of corpses, fools, and monsters. In this book, trans film critics Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay take the reader on a drive down this lost highway, exploring the way that trans people and transness have evolved on-screen. Register at https://www.crowdcast.io/c/corpses-fools-monsters

 

Cabaret

July 25, 7:30pm, through September 1

Actor’s Express

Actor’s Express transforms into the Kit Kat Club, a decadent hotspot in anything-goes 1929 Berlin. An idealistic young American meets an eclectic circle of Berliners, most notably Sally Bowles, the outrageous chanteuse determined to keep the party going at all costs. But everything is destined to change as the storm clouds of war gather on the horizon. Full of memorable classic songs like “Wilkommen,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time” and, of course, the title song, Cabaret is one of the great masterpieces of the American stage.

 

LGBTQ Book Club

July 27, 10am

Virtual

The LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors. The aim is to have diverse, thought-provoking discussions about queer identity, history, and topical issues. All are welcome to join.  This month’s book is “How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures” by Sabrina Imbler. No registration is required. This Zoom link will allow you to join the meeting at any time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85007056372

 

Under the Sea!

July 27, 6pm

Piedmont Park Greystone Pool House

An aquatic adventure like no other, the Joining Hearts weekend main event Under the Sea! Is here, featuring DJ Dan Slater spinning tunes straight from Australia. New for this year, everyone will be allowed into the Greystone building to enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food from Zaxby’s. The VIP and Ultra VIP area will have upgraded food and beverage options galore. The night will end with a fabulous fireworks display.

 

Southern Bears Dinner

July 28, 5pm

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

Join the Southern Bears tonight for dinner tonight in Decatur.

 

Funny Girl

July 30, 7:30pm, through August 4

Fox Theatre

The sensational Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” – now touring with a stop this week in Atlanta -dazzles with one of the most celebrated musical scores of all time, including classic songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened — she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.