A packed weekend reminds us that it’s always better to be busy than bored. That won’t be a problem when ‘Winter Pride,’ Friday the 13th and the launch of a new networking group collide.

Friday, Jan. 13

MLK Weekend (top photo). They don’t call it ‘Winter Pride’ for nothing. LGBTs and allies present four days of gay parties and other gatherings to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Multiple venues, all over town. Check out offerings from Rockstars Production, WassupNATL, Traxx Atlanta, and ATL Dream Team. Check out a detailed list.

Our Stories, Our Evolution. Monthly listening session of the StoryCorps interviews of Black Gay Men hosted by the Evolution Project @ Philip Rush Center, 6 p.m.

Furrr Friday. Show off or ogle those hairy chests @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

“Greetings Your Kind Assistance Is Required.” Gay Atlanta’s Topher Payne stages his story of happens when an older lady takes one of those “foreign prince” e-mails seriously and takes off on an international adventure @ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 19.

Friday the 13th Werewolf Gathering. Chill with the cool queers in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m

Pump. When one word is all you need to kick off the weekend with a man-to-man dance party, you betta Pump, 10 p.m.

DJ Christopher Kind pushes the beats across the dance floor @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Double Trouble: Jujubee & Jasmine Masters puts the drag glamazons on display Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens and these two RuPaul superstars @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m. Preceded by the Fresh Face Friday Show, 9:30 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Crush Friday turns up the volume on its weekly gay Latin party with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Saturday, Jan. 14

Bubba Bang (second photo). DJ Big Dipper headlines the latest George Unda party with bears and beats all night long @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

MLK Weekend. LGBTs and allies kick four days of gay parties into high gear to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Multiple venues, all over town. Check out offerings from Rockstars ProductionWassupNATLTraxx Atlanta, and ATL Dream Team. Check out a detailed list.

LGBT Caucus Legislative Update. Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams talks shop with all interested politicos @ Democratic Party of Georgia Headquarters, 1 p.m.

Rainbros Launch Party. Get the scoop and meet the guys starting a new peer networking, mentoring and plutonic social outlet for Atlanta gay men @ Creative Approach, 2 p.m.

#Daydrunk: Furry Disco Balls. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 10 p.m.

NFL Playoffs: Falcons vs. Seahawks with NFFLA. Watch the big games whittling down the Super Bowl contenders with the gay jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta and register for the spring league @ Woofs, 4:30 p.m.

Early Country Late Night Dance. Scoot yoru boots, the shake your booty @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

DJ Deanne works the beats for the boys can dance all night @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Fever turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m. Jujubee from Season 2 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" joins the cast this week.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m. 

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

DJ Stan Jackson All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Jan. 15

Bernie Sanders in Atlanta (third photo). The progressive guru calls all his people to the yard to talk next steps and pimp his new book @ Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.

MLK Weekend. LGBTs and allies continue four days of gay parties and other gatherings to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Multiple venues, all over town. Check out offerings from Rockstars ProductionWassupNATLTraxx Atlanta, and ATL Dream Team. Check out a detailed list.

Drag Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde (bottom photo) @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Sunday Funday gets an anniversary boost as the Midtown party spot celebrates its fourth birthday with DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Jan. 16

Rustin/Lorde Breakfast (bottom photo). The annual LGBT event serves food and fellowship before a contingent take part in the citywide event @ Loudermilk Center, 10 a.m.

MLK Day March & Rally. Interested parties from the Rustin-Lorde Breakfast head over to join the crowds en masse @ Peachtree & Baker Streets, 1:45 p.m.

MLK Weekend Party Wrap. LGBTs and allies close four days of gay gatherings to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Multiple venues, all over town. Check out offerings from Rockstars ProductionWassupNATLTraxx Atlanta, and ATL Dream Team. Check out a detailed list.

Dreamgirls: One Night Only. Screen the film with scores of your gays by your side @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

Stars of the Century. Close out your MLK Weekend celebration with this long-running show @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m.