JustUsATL Rainbow Jam, DJ Manny Lehman and more this weekend

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Friday, Aug. 17

JustUsATL, a group for LGBTQQA youth, hosts the Rainbow Jam, a fundraiser emceed by aRoara Thunder with live performances, raffles and more. 7 – 11 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, http://on.fb.me/Rqlhi3, www.justusatl.org

The Third Friday Film Series presents “For Colored Girls.” $1-$10 sliding scale donations. Doors at 7 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, http://on.fb.me/Il753W

Writer/director/producer/activist/comic Del Shores, known best for “Sordid Lives,” performs his new standup show “Naked. Sordid. Reality.” Two shows, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, http://delshores.tix.com

Gay playwright Johnny Drago is one of four authors who’ll share true tales and artifacts from their pasts at “True Story.” 8 p.m. at Kavarna, 707 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, http://on.fb.me/N8TajT

Manhunt presents “Dirty,” an underwear party at Heretic with free entry if you show your m.manhunt.net profile on your phone. DJ Lydia Prim spins and pants come off at midnight. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Mary’s annual Madonnarama returns with videos, remixes, mash-ups and live performances from the vault of DJ Diablo Rojo. 10 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com, http://on.fb.me/HTQVSN

Saturday, Aug. 18

Voted the 2012 GA Voice “Best New Restaurant,” the Fifth Ivory hosts a five-course brunch to benefit Lost-n-Found Youth. 12:15 to 2 p.m. at the Fifth Ivory, 794 Juniper Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, http://on.fb.me/N8rzgR

DJ Manny Lehman brings house down with a special performance by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Phoenix. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

The Atlanta Rollergirls play two roller derby bouts starting at 5 p.m. at Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantarollergirls.com

SAGE Atlanta, a service organization committed to LGBT elders, hosts a lesbians age 50 and up potluck and social. Bring a dish to share and a beverage for yourself. Doors at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.sageatl.org

Gay singer/songwriter JL Rodriguez hosts a showcase of talent singing songs from his personal collection to raise funds for recording fees and music production costs. 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show at the Mint Moose, 248 Josephine St., Atlanta, GA 30307, http://on.fb.me/Ntnt8d

“The Armorette Follies!” benefits GLAAD 8 – 10 p.m., then country dancing ‘til midnight, then a dance set by DJ Mike Pope ‘til 3 a.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

J.O.E. Entertainment presents “It’s That Time of the Month,” a night of women’s comedy to celebrate the things all ladies have in common. 8:30 – 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, http://on.fb.me/RLx1NI

Saturday, Aug. 18 – Sunday, Aug. 19

Don’t call gay singer/songwriter Jay Brannen a “gay singer/songwriter,” just join the model-hot pop singer for his “Rob Me Blind” record release celebration. 7:30 p.m. both nights at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough Road, Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

The Piedmont Park Summer Art & Crafts Festival, a part of the gay-owned and operated Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces series of festivals, offers local arts and crafts from up to 200 artists. Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Piedmont Park, 11071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com

Sunday, Aug. 19

Cuervo Margarita and beer fest fundraiser? Yes, please. A $10 suggested donation at the door benefits GLADD and gets you three drink tickets and beats by DJ Travis. 3 – 6 p.m. at Zocalo, 187 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, http://on.fb.me/PRJIVp

East Atlanta’s newest gay-friendly restaurant/bar Asylum brings Kitty LeClaw out of the cathouse for a “Meow Mix 2.0” show. T-Dance at 5 p.m., show at 9 p.m. at Asylum, 543 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 303116, www.asylumatl.com

She Speaks, Inc. presents “The Brown Sugar Vibe: Spoken Word & Live Music at its Best” with Lakara Foster hosting and DJ E spinning. 7 p.m. at Kat’s Cafe, 970 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, http://on.fb.me/NwJIpS

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