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Thursday, June 16

Join the gay men’s Wilderness Network of Georgia to hike Tanyard Creek and Ardmore Park, following the Beltline Trail. 6:30 p.m.

Cliterati Open No-Mic features spoken word on the third Thursday of every month. Hosted by Karen G and Theresa Davis, this month’s special guest is Brook Blander. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, the Conyers mega-church pastor who came out last year, now leads Church In The Now Midtown on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Atlanta Biltmore, 817 W Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.churchinthenow.orgMEGA Family Project’s Coming Out Support Group, a free service for adults, meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the MEGA Family Project office space at 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307. The same night at the same time is the group’s “Waiting for the Stork” Prospective Parent Meet Up.

“Yes, you’re a total fag.” Catch the 1984 Molly Ringwald classic “Sixteen Candles” at Screen on the Green. 8:30 p.m. at Piedmont Park.

The Atlanta Executive Network hosts its Third Thursday summer networking party at Tantra Restaurant & Lounge, 2285 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Friday, June 17

LGBT & Allies Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country Dance Group invites you to a dance lesson from 7-7:45 p.m. and then dancing from 8-10 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. Bring our own beverages, cups, ice; bottled water available to purchase.

Enjoy soaring three-part harmonies and plenty of queer energy as Girlyman performs at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

God-Des and She perform at My Sister’s Room. Doors open at 9 p.m. at 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

“Beginners,” starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor, is the story of an elderly father who comes out, and his son’s reactions. Opens tonight at Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308,

Rosemary Daniell discusses the new anthology “Sugar in my Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex,” edited by Erica Jong. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Diamond Lil performs at 8:30 p.m. at Manual’s. The Naked Hearts Band and the Bentley Brothers are also on tap. Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” opens tonight and runs through July 16. 8 p.m. at OnStage Atlanta, 2597 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033,

“Milk,” the biopic about slain gay rights pioneer and politician Harvey Milk, screens at the Third Friday Film Series. Suggested donation $1-$10 sliding scale. Films start at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

DJ Vicki Powell spins for Boombox. 10 p.m. at The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

ABC (Anything But Clothes, so make something to wear) is the theme of tonight’s Perv party at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Saturday, June 18

MEGA Family Project’s “Maybe Baby” seminar discusses LGBT parenting options including donor insemination, international adoption, open adoption, surrogacy, and adopting from foster care. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307.

The Atlanta Rollergirls play two roller derby bouts, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Official activities for Atlanta’s Stonewall Week kick off with the East Point Possums Show, the annual free outdoor charity drag show, with this year’s tips benefitting Atlanta Pride and Positive Impact. Site opens at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. on the Commons in downtown East Point, 2727 East Point St., East Point, GA 30344,

Jungle hosts a fundraiser for the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus at 7 p.m., followed by UK dance music trio Bimbo Jones at 10 p.m. at 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Bearracuda celebrates beards, bears, cubs, otters, beefcakes and “other wildlife” with DJs Craig Gaibler and Medic. The Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,,

Sunday, June 19

PFLAG Atlanta hosts its Third Sunday meeting. 2:45 – 5 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2308,

Sabbath Sundays bring the boys out. 3 p.m. at Opera Nightclub, 1150B Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,