Funnyman Leslie Jordan at Mixx leads our list of highlighted weekend events

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Thursday, Aug. 18 – Friday, Aug. 19

Favorite gay funnyman Leslie Jordan brings his one-man show to Atlanta. 9:30 p.m. both nights at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Friday, Aug. 19

Join the Human Rights Campaign’s Atlanta members for a Meet & Greet with the owner and several players from the Atlanta Dream, the city’s WNBA team, then see them take on the Connecticut Suns. Use code “HRC” to buy $15 tickets. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303. After party follows at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.

LGBT Dance Atlanta and DJ Charles bring back the Wild Mustang every Friday night at Jungle. Doors open at 7 p.m., free dance lesson at 8 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

“Here Comedy Presents Kate Clinton,” featuring the popular lesbian comic, 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. 11 p.m. at The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Drag Race 2 continues every first and third Friday. Any king or queen can enter; the 10 weekly winners will progress to the finale. The fun starts at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Saturday, Aug. 20

Drench, the W Downtown’s weekly summer Saturday pool party, gets wet from 1-7 p.m. at the W Atlanta Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313,

Gay poet Collin Kelley reads from “Slow to Burn,” his newly re-released chapbook, as well as several new pieces. 3-4 p.m. at Bound To Be Read Books, 481-B Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316,

Enjoy a DVD signing of “Finding Me” with Director Roger Ormeus and cast members Ray Martell Moore, Eugene Turner and Miste Roule. 5-6 p.m. at Outwrite, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Cool off from the summer heat with the gay Atlanta Team Tennis Association. Enjoy food, music and drinks poolside. 6:30 p.m. at Glenlake Pool, 1121 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030,

If you missed gay actor and comedian Leslie Jordan in his Thursday and Friday night shows at Atlanta’s Mixx, catch him in a benefit for Savannah Pride. 8 p.m. at Club One, 1 Jefferson St., Savannah, GA 31401,

Pandora Boxx from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” helps Atlanta drag icon Mary Edith Pitts celebrate her, ahem, 21st Birthday — at least in drag years — and raise funds for Jerusalem House. 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. DJ Micky Friedman then spins at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324,

The Armorettes perform from 8-10 p.m. followed by 3 Legged Cowboy night at the Heretic. 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Have fun with karaoke and beer while helping East Side Pride raise money for the group’s Atlanta Pride float. 9 p.m. at The Spot Bar & Grill, 4578 Britt Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Search “East Side Pride” on Facebook.

Jealouse’s Daring Divas perform at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309,

Shavonna B. Brooks hosts the Extravaganza drag show at 11:30 p.m at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Chase Daniels, Jami Siden and Liz Ellis host the hot, huge party as My Sister’s Room celebrates its 15th anniversary. Special performances and DJ E spins. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316,

The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club hosts its monthly bar night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

The Man 2 Man party heats up every Saturday night at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 21

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival focuses on visual art and family fun, plus acoustic music and food. Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Piedmont Park,

Sunday, Aug. 21

Brent Star and DJ Christopher Kind keep Sundays hot starting at 2 p.m. at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324,

PFLAG Atlanta hosts a panel discussion on “Opening the Trans Closet,” featuring transgender people and their parents, for the group’s monthly Third Sunday meeting. 2:45 – 5 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2308,

MixHer Sundays celebrate the ladies. 6 p.m. to midnight at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306,

The Armorettes, the infamous camp drag troupe, performs at 7 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Russ C debuts at 3 a.m. at Xion, 2241 Faulkner Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324,

Enjoy DJ Diablo Rojo and hot furry guys at the ManSplash Roof Top Pool Party, courtesy of the ManShaft party organizers. 2-6 p.m. at the Sol Deck at the Melia Hotel, 590 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308,