You know Pride is around the corner when Atlanta’s LGBT event calendar goes into overdrive. See how many of these socials, shows, shindigs and specials you can fit into your Gay Agenda.
Friday, Oct. 6
Anne Steele & Matt Alber (top photo). The out singer-songwriters perform to benefit Atlanta Pride @ City Winery, 8 p.m.
McCall Studios 'Gear' Gallery. Photos of men in leather, jocks and other "gear" by Brian McCall adorn the walls while you drink and socialize @ Barking Leather, 6 p.m.
AIDS Walk Beer Bust. Team Woofs pours bottomless brews for its AIDS Walk efforts @ Woofs, 7 p.m.
Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
DILF. Daddies, cigars, underwear and jocks invade the weekly man-on-man dance party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Onyx Bar Night with DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going @ 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.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Out on Film Closing Weekend includes a whole lineup at Midtown Art Cinema, all day, as well as “Black Is Black Ain’t” @ Out Front Theatre,1 p.m., and a slate of films for Meak Productions Night @ Plaza Theatre, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the bar’s regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
‘Too Busy To Hate’ Wall Unveiling. The Rainbros and ATL Activate groups back this wall of hearts for Pride season, with each heart a paid sponsorship with the buyer’s name and/or message. See it revealed @ 10th & Piedmont, 5 p.m.
Art For Impact. Check out original works to benefit the good cause @ Positive Impact Health Centers, 5:30 p.m.
Project Run-A-Way. Lost N Found Youth benefits from this fashion competition and show, local art sale, raffle and guest performance party @ Jungle, 6 p.m.
In Living Color. A Queer-Trans People of Color photography show goes on view for one night only @ 368 Ponce, 6 p.m.
Gay Speed Dating. The dating group Better To Meet and local counselor Josh Noblitt host this meet-and-greet for singles @ Burkhart’s, 6 p.m.
Encore: Velvet – A Night at the Cabaret. Members of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus perform in an intimate setting @ Out Front Theatre Company, 7 p.m.
Missy Elliott Video Dance Party. Dress as your favorite pop star to benefit Trans Atlanta Housing @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Night kicks Saturday into high gear @ 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.
Afterhours really gets cranking when the party moves to Cheshire Bridge Road with DJs Cosmo and Tracy Levine @ Tokyo Valentino, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8
“Alabama Bound.” Out on Film closes with this story of two lesbian couples fighting in court for their kids from 2006- 2015 @ Midtown Art Cinema, 1 p.m. More films all day, including “Xavier,” about a gay officer killed in a terrorist attack, 5 p.m.
Cathy Woolard Meet & Greet. HRC Atlanta hosts the lesbian candidate for Atlanta Mayor and you for appetizers, beer and wine @ private Midtown residence, 1:30 p.m. Among her experience and accolades is Georgia Equality’s highest endorsement.
Charlie Stadtlander Campaign Party. Help this gay Atlanta School Board candidate raise money while celebrating Pride Season @ 1785 Monroe Drive NE, 4 p.m.
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.
Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 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.