The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

All the work you did this week earned you a treat. Shove your hand deep into the LGBT Atlanta goodie bag and come up with gay events that reward you with shows, soirees and summits.

Friday, June 23

LGBT Business Summit (top photo). Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its first a day of panels and plenaries for LGBT business owners called “The Rise of the LGBT Economy” @ Four Seasons, 1:30 p.m., or just hit the Fourth Friday Summit Reception for cocktails, 5:30 p.m.

Bright Light Bright Light. The gay British singer with the funny name makes his Atlanta debut @ Aisle 5, 8 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 Finale watch party, 8 p.m.

Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Mr. Richard starts off the weekend @ 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 from RuPaul's Drag Race 8 @ 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 24

Deep South: Cardio ATL (middle photo). The local party people led by DJ Vicki Powell welcome the Cardio DJs and a few left-of-center performers for a Stonewall alternaqueer dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Pride @ Six Flags. The Pride Committee gets you a special rate and ride the rides for equality with a lunch and ice cream social to boot @ Six Flags Over Georgia, all day.

Southwest Atlanta Pride. A group of LGBT neighbors host their annual weekend of get-togethers @ West End, all day and Sunday too.

#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.

DILF Night. Daddies and the boys who love them tip back some beers @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

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

DJ Eric spins for Panther L/L bar night @ 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.

 

Sunday, June 25

Sunday Funday (bottom photo). The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten, 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.

Brunch & Bling. Eat up to support HeartSong, a camp for HIV-positive people that occurs later, from the fab brunch menu @ Woofs, 10:30 a.m. Stick around, yall. It’s

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

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.