You better work. Then you better play! That’s what these LGBT Weekend events have in store, from community gatherings to arts to late night parties, the Gay Agenda has you covered.
Friday, Feb. 24
James Baldwin Speech (top photo). The movie “Not My Negro” immortalizes the words of this prolific gay writer and orator. Now watch a film of a real speech he gave in 1969 that is considered one of his best moments with Emory’s gay-led Film Love and Liquid Blackness @ Gallery 992, 8 p.m.
Fourth Friday. The LGBT business pros at Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce continue their monthly mixers @ Out Front Theatre, 5:30 p.m.
LGBT Caucus Happy Hour. The Georgia Democratic Party hosts this mixer for DNC convention members from across the country @ Ten, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A Kid Like Jake: Final Weekend. Ripped from current events, parents and a private school learn social and personal lessons over a gender-non-conforming child. Drama ensues @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 26.
The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m.
Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
DJ Moose. Dance hits from the ‘80s through the ‘00s @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m
Steampunk Party. The Ritual promoters take over with DJs Seraph and Eschar @ Heretic, 10 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.
Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Rush Center Open House. Home of Pride, Georgia Equality, the Health Initiative and more, Atlanta’s de facto community center has been expanding, and they want you to see it and celebrate @ Rush Center, 1 p.m.
Sharks Beer Bust. Even before a single ball is batted, Hotlanta Softball beer busts begin in earnest. Join this team as hosts @ Woofs, 3 p.m.
Blondie Birthday Bash. Infamous Clairmont Lounge stripper and out bisexual Blondie turns 60, and friends host this benefit for her with memorabilia for sale and more @ No Mas Cantina, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
#Daydrunk. 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.
Lost N Found Youth Variety Show. See the many talents of the LGBT youth helped by LNF with Bubba D. Licious as host and DJ Bill Berdeaux on the decks @ Jungle, 6 p.m.
Dita Von Teese. The reality and burlesque superstar and her cast perform “The Art of the Tease” for your entertainment @ Tabernacle, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Women’s Chorus. The sister singers to Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus sing their latest concert, “Life’s Journey” about love, loss and unity @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.
Panther LL Bar Night. The Leather-Levi group serving specials and a DJ serving beats keep you in the mood @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot your boots, then shake your booty @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.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.
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 Scott Anthony All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Academy Awards Party (bottom photo). Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it, this week with a red carpet to watch the comings, going and awards live from Hollywood @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.
Oscar's Viewing Party. Watch the Academy Awards and be there for a chance to win the soundtrack to "La La Land" every time the film takes home an award @ Blake's, 8:30 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 @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.
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.