The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Whether you’re channeling Andy Warhol or donning suburban drag show for the last time, whether you’re Shooting the Hooch or shooting hooch, Atlanta’s LGBT events have you covered.

Friday, June 2

Warhol Factory Party (top photo). To launch and celebrate the Warhol Prints exhibit, Atlanta’s premiere art space invites your best pop tribute looks from the artist’s most famous era @ The High, 6 p.m. – 10 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 p.m., preceded by a RuPaul’s Drag Race watch party, 8 p.m.

Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. And for the next several weeks, it’s preceded by the RuPaul’s Drag Race Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

Pump. The weekly man-on-man dance party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman spins Onyx Bar Night @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 11 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. 

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

 

Saturday, June 3

Hogtied III with Eureka (middle photo). RuPaul’s big girl who had to go home for an injury this season is all healed and ready to rock the latest Legendary Children-Wussy fandango @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

East Point Possums. Once more, with feeling. The 20th – and last-ever – drag show from the suburban queens for homeless LGBT youth. Dozens of amateur and favorite pro queens perform for a crowd of hundreds @ East Point Commons, 7 p.m. It’s always a hoot and holler. Or a hoot-n-holler, if you will.

Flag Football Playoffs. The gay jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta get rough and tumble @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 9:30 a.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.

Queer Threads: Crafting Identity & Community. This artist panel celebrates the launch of the book by the same name. Panelists include artists Diedrick Brackens, Ben Cuevas, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Maria Pineres, and Nathan Vincent @ Craft & Folk Art Museum, 3 p.m.

DJ Dance Party beats you down @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Stoplight Party. DJ Neon the Glowgobear gets a rise out of you @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 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 Karlitos All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, June 4

Shoot The Hooch (bottom photo). A little party that became a big gay deal tubes down the Chattahoochee River rain or shine beginning @ Cochran Shoals Nature Trail, 9 a.m.

Hotlanta Softball. The gay pitchers and catchers continue their season of play on the field and off @ Johnson Park, all day. Join them for bottomless brews during the Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Cowtippers, 4 p.m.

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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten, 4 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 goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.