DJ Vicki Powell at Church, Sexual Side Effects at Drunken Unicorn and more this weekend

Our ‘Best Bets’

Saturday, Aug. 11

Charis Books and More hosts a day-long back to school sale, offering 10 percent off to all customers and an additional 10 percent off for teachers and students of all ages. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Charis Book & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Ladies at Play black lesbian nightlife group hosts a “House Day Party” with DJ Salah. Leos get in free, but there’s a $100 VIP section that admits 15 with bottle service available. 6 – 10 p.m. at Aurum, 915 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309,,

The party people at Bedlam present “Sud the Fuck Up!” a black light foam party with DJ Shane V. 9 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30338,

2012 GA Voice Best Musician Amber Taylor and the Sexual Side Effects, play an intimate show with Side by Side and Verge of Bliss. 9 p.m. at the Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,,

Sunday, Aug. 12

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Fifth Ivory team up for a fundraising beer bust for the chorus’s Pride Parade plans. $10 gets a bottomless cup of beer and members will be selling jell-o shots and raffle tickets. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Fifth Ivory, 794 Juniper Street, Atlanta, GA 30308,

The Evolution Project presents the Youth Ballroom Awards with categories from thug realness to transman realness. $20. 6 p.m. – Midnight at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Vicki Powell and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition present a special edition of the monthly Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s. Ride your bike to the rain-or-shine patio party and you will be rewarded. Special guest DJ Black Dominoes, too. 7 – 11:45 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312,

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