“Lizzie” is showing at Actor's Express July 9 through 24 / Photo courtesy of Actor’s Express

July Best Bets

Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 9

Come support My Sister’s Room’s grand re-opening in their new location at 1104 Crescent Ave NE in downtown Atlanta, which includes a beautiful 2000-square-foot patio and two dance floors. 


Saturday, July 9 

Make sure to dress in your best rainbow outfit and watch Atlanta-themed teams battle it out at the Roller Derby Pride July Double Feature. This month, you’ll get to see each and every Atlanta skater as all levels of skaters hit the track. First, you’ll see the Bloody Mary’s up against the Amsterdamned Café at 5pm and then Frenemies on Ponce vs My Sister’s Doom at 7pm. Tickets are $18 for one bout or $30 for the doubleheader, and $25 per bout for VIP seating. As always, children aged four and younger get in for free. Get more details and purchase tickets at atlantarollerderby.com/schedule/. Yaarab Shrine Temple, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave 


“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” Or did she? This blistering rock musical “Lizzie” upends what we think we know about the notorious crime that has captured our collective imagination since that bloody night in 1892. Was Lizzie Borden a cold-blooded killer or a victim of the Victorian patriarchy? 8pm, through July 24 at Actor’s Express


Wussy Mag’s Flourish ATL features iconic DJ/producer MikeQ from HBO’s “Legendary” and Aja from the House of LaBeija, hosted by Brigitte Bidet, Drew Friday, JayBella Banks and SHI. 10pm, Wonderkid


Sunday, July 10

Don’t miss Ruby Redd’s Heifer Review Drag Brunch2pm, Midtown Moon 

In the comedic romp “Always a Bridesmaid,” four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their senior prom: to be in each other’s weddings … no matter what. More than 30 years later, these Southern friends for life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. 3pm through July 24, Onstage Atlanta


Tuesday, July 12

Don’t miss PALS Bingo – Vacation Night, a fun night to raise money for PALS Atlanta. Hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Erica Lee and presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets must be purchased in advance, find the ticket link on their Facebook page, facebook.com/PetsAreLovingSupport. 7:30pm, Lips Atlanta


Wednesday, July 13 – Thursday, July 14

OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to hold the Power of Connection: 2022 LGBTQ+ Business Summit & Expo, hosted by the Atlanta Braves. The two-day experience will be held virtually on July 13 and in-person at Truist Park on July 14. This year’s theme Power of Connection explores meaningful and measurable impact for those LGBTQ+ businesses, organizations, communities, and Georgia residents who stand to benefit most from intentional support, resources, visibility, and action.


Thursday, July 14

“Hairsprayed,” a musical parody starring Nicole Paige Brooks, opens tonight at 9 p.m. and runs through July 23, Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market. 


Friday, July 15

The Connecticut Sun takes on Atlanta Dream7:30pm, Gateway Center Arena at College Park 


Saturday, July 16

When Love Takes Over is the theme for the 35th annual Joining Hearts event, featuring DJ Enrico Meloni, an open bar, entertainment, and the legendary fireworks show. Doors open at 6pm for VIP admission and 7:15pm for general admission. Piedmont Park Greystone Pool House

The Chicks come to town with special guest Patty Griffith7:30pm, Ameris Bank Ampitheatre


Sunday, July 17

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets in person. 2:30pm to 4pm, Spiritual Living Center


Monday, July 18

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. 7pm to 8pm for youth and 8pm to 9pm for adults, Charis Books and More


Tuesday, July 19

It’s so fetch! “Mean Girls” is a ferociously funny new musical from an award-winning creative team, including director Casey Nicholaw (“Aladdin,” “The Book of Mormon”), composer Jeff Richmond (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”), and book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”). It’s based on the beloved film. 7:30pm, through July 24, 

Fox Theatre 


Friday, July 22

DJ Mohammad spins during the Harness Gear and Leather Party10pm, Heretic Atlanta 


Saturday, July 23

The LGBTQ+ Book Club 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. This month’s book is “Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography” by Audre Lorde. Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcO2rpzojGdANXXiqdPgA0TsjdZcs_rYe


Sunday, July 24

Join Yeahbuzzy & the DJs from Deep South to celebrate National Tequila Day at Guac y Margys in Midtown. There will be a queer vendor market, daytime grooves from Deep South and tequila specials from GyM. It’s the perfect recipe for a Summertime Sunday Funday. 3pm to 8pm, Guac y Margys


Thursday, July 28

ART Station presents “The Pin Up Girls,” described as a musical love letter. 8pm, through Saturday, July 30


Saturday, July 30

In “DRAG 101,” Delighted Tobehere of “America’s Got Talent” will leave nothing to the imagination as she reveals all of drag’s best kept secrets. She’ll pull from her over 19 years of experience to give you a behind the scenes look at the world of drag. Personal stories, gossip, pro tips, how to’s, audience participation, side splitting comedy, and live singing entertainment are part of the fun. 8pm, Out Front Theatre Company


Sunday, July 31

Out late? Join Xion with guest Nina Flowers. 3pm, Believe Music Hall