Does the end of the week leave you sluggish? Re-energize yourself as the weekend approaches. Get your blood pumping with local LGBT events in arts, sports, community and nightlife.
• Party with purpose. The last-ever Positively Art (top photo) HIV/AIDS fundraiser with Cable Positive @ Bill Lowe Gallery, 6:30 p.m. (Cable Positive ends its nearly 20-year run), and the 2011 HRC Atlanta Gala Pre-Dinner Reception Kick-Off @ Aurum, 7 p.m.
• Play it again, Sam. Texas Hold’em Poker @ Blake’s, 7 p.m., Crazy Bitch Bingo @ Las Margaritas, 7:30 p.m., and Trivia @ Joe’s, 8 p.m.
• A&E. Sonia Leigh (middle photo) @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m., and Etcetera! Art & Music Showcase, this week featuring artists Dean Thomas and Jim Harris, plus DJ Sublime @ Gilbert’s, 10 p.m.
• Put your back into it. Basketball with Decatur Women’s Sports League, 7 p.m., and Swimming with Atlanta Rainbow Trout, 8 p.m.
• Need to know. LGBT Legal 101 class with Joy Edwards gives you the ins and outs of partnerships, adoptions, name changes and more @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.
• Men at work. Balls Deep Karaoke @ the Eagle, 9 p.m., ManCountry @ Mary’s, 9 p.m., Karaoke ReMixx @ Mixx, 9:30 p.m., and ¡Azuca! Latin Night with DJ Karlitos @ The Heretic, 10 p.m.
• Sapphic sensations. Mr. LeBuzz 2011 (bottom photo)—formerly Mr. LeBuzz Newcomer—Drag King Contest @ Le Buzz, 9 p.m., Comedy Joke-Off Wars @ Bellissima, 8 p.m., Xplosive Thursday @ My Sisters’ Room, 9 p.m., and Traxxgirls’ Pretty Girl Hide Out @ Cream, 10 p.m.
• Dragstravaganza. The Shawnna Factor @ Blake’s, 10:30 p.m., and Princess Charles’ Fashionistas @ Burkhart’s, 11:30 p.m.
There are even more things to do on today’s Gay Agenda. View the full list on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your own events.
Bottom photo by Zac Lonut Aurel Bodkin via LeBuzz