GLBT Best Bets Calendar 7/17-7/21


We're still wiping away the tears from last week's Lesbian Film Night at OutCentral where we saw the carry-a-box-of-Kleenex documentary Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement and the joys of hearing that the community raised $16,000 to help in Dee Dee Renner's fight against leukemia last night at Play. But alas, the week must go on. Here are some of your GLBT Best Bets for July 17 through July 21. 

Join the Nashville Primetimers tomorrow night (July 17) for their monthly film night at OutCentral. This month, they're showing My Private Idaho. Movie begins at 8 p.m..

On Thursday, as part of their ongoing commitment to community resources, OutCentral presents Navigating Mental Health Resources In Troubling Times. Scott Ridgway, MS, has spent over 20 years helping the people  of Middle Tennessee connect with health and social service resources in their communities. Scott will be available to help you with a variety of subjects, including: mental health and crisis intervention, foster care and child custody issues, civil rights concerns, child and elder care and substance abuse treatment and recovery. Ridgway is available the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

Also on Thursday, check out the OutCentral book club. This month's title is The Round House. The book club meets at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. For more details about this month's book or the club, click here

On Friday July 19, Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) joins forces with Tribe for their inaugural Forward Friday. The event will include a silent auction The Change Project photos available for $20. For more information on the event, click here.

After Forward Friday, get your groove on down at The Five Spot with Queer Dance Party (QDP) monthly event. Held the third Friday of each month, the best dance party in Nashville is only $1. Warning: it is 21+. 

Power to the pasties when Music City Burlesque brings the Saturday Night Fever (July 20) with their first Super 70s Varietease complete with costume contest. Tickets $15 in advance. Visit for tickets.

We've got chillllllllls, they're multiplying and we're loooooosing control over the Nashville Opera's Grease Sing-along. The wildly popular sing-along event is back for not one but two shows, Sunday, July 21 at the Franklin Theater. For more information and tickets click here.

You can also check out the Gay Men's Book Club at OutCentral. Meeting the third Sunday of each month, this month's book is The Paternity Test. For more details about this month's book or the club, click here. 

Also on Sunday, check out Grassy Knoll Movie nights in East Nashville. The East Nashville Grassy Knoll Movie Night Series hopes to bring together a group of individuals who not only love community events, but have a collective inclination to support the arts in Nashville. In addition to screening cool and important older movies, they hope to showcase local filmmakers as well as a few of Nashville’s best new food items, beer selection, and local businesses. This month's film, Stand By Me​, is a classic. $5; for more details visit their Facebook Page. Movies begin at sundown.

On the Horizon:

Kathy Griffin August 8

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