Grandma called it Thursdie. Bar friends call it Thirsty. Both mean the weekend nears and that it’s time to see what you can get into on a full slate of LGBT special events and weekly shindigs.
• The main events. Evolve! benefits YouthPride with guests including CNN’s Don Lemon @ Lowe Gallery, 6 p.m., and Evening For Equality (top photo) with Georgia Equality includes the Equality Awards with a room full of state and local movers and shakers as part of Stonewall Week events @ Georgia Tech Hotel, 6 p.m. Read our Evening For Equality preview.
• Workplace equality. Ally Empowerment Seminars on LGBT inclusive employment policies and work environments with Out & Equal @ Home Depot, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• That’s classic. Elizabeth Taylor + Paul Newman + 1958 = “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (middle photo) screens outside as part of the weekly summer movie series @ Atlantic Station’s Central Park, 8: 45 p.m.
• Word. Atlanta Queer Literary Festival Opening Night @ Charis, 7:30 p.m. kikcs off three days of LGBT spoken and written word luminaries. Read our festival preview.
• One night only. Etcetera! Art & Music Showcase (bottom photo) @ Artmore Hotel, 5 p.m., Off Yer Head BritPop, including the movie “Upside Down: Creation Records” @ Mary’s, 9 p.m., Indulge cocktail party @ Whiskey Park/W Midtown, 9 p.m., and more boys, babes, beats and beverages on Thursday’s complete bar and party calendar.
There are even more things to do on today’s Gay Agenda. View the full list, including all of your weekly bar nights, community meetings and sporting events, on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your own events.