You should always Do The Right Thing, but activism and fundraising for a cause fall alongside the usual Thursday fun to make this a day of opportunity. Dig into your pocket or dig into your self and participate.
• Backatcha. A.T.L (Acceptance, Tolerance, and Love) Counter Demonstration against the notorious Phelps family’s Westboro Baptist Church @ Grady High School, 3:15 p.m. (See our preview and photos.)
• What’s your issue? Gutterball: Strike For a Cause bowling for AID Atlanta & Open Hand @ Midtown Bowl, 6 p.m. (Read our preview.) Reception supporting state Rep. Simone Bell (middle photo)@ The Glenwood, 6 p.m. Canine Fashion for PAWS Atlanta @ Artmore, 7 p.m.
• The gays are all up in Buckhead Artwalk, the first-Thursday stroll. This month includes works by Erik Gonzales (bottom photo, “Monsoon”) @ Alan Avery Art Company, 7 p.m.
• Thursday’s full nightlife calendar helps you find a niche you can scratch. Crazy Bitch Bingo @ Las Margaritas, 7:30 p.m. Indulge @ the W Midtown, 9 p.m. Net Work with Traxx Atlanta @ Obsessions, 10 p.m. Papi’s Café Con Leche Latin Tribal House @ the Heretic, 10 p.m. The Shawnna Factor @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.