People, get ready. Gird your loins for enough local gay events to sate even the hardest partiers. Don’t say you weren’t warned. Shows, soirees and special guests, oh my!
Friday, Oct. 21
Baddest Bitch: David Bowie Edition. The latest queer icons tribute goes to the late, great icon (top photo) when you come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Alan Avery Anniversary. The gay-owned gallery that helps set a standard of excellence celebrates its birthday with renowned artists @ Alan Avery Art, 7 p.m.
Fresh. The latest exhibition at this gay-owned art gallery gets its opening reception on @ Kai Lin Art, 7 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
Freakshow. Get a jumpstart on Halloween with this BeefyBoy production featuring DJ Seth Breezy and the bar’s weekly man-on-man dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 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.
Friday Night Dance Party. Another weekly way to kick off your weekend just hit 10th Street. See what you can get into @ G’s, 10 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.
Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Jerusalem House Halloween (middle photo). The one that always starts off Halloween season with a bang, join the costumed reveling gays under this year’s “Night On Broadway” theme. Open bar @ W Midtown, 7 p.m.
Southern Softpaw League. Fall Ball is in full swing with the gay softball pitchers and catchers @ Southside Sports Complex, 10 a.m. Join the Post-Games Beer Bust hosted by the Atlanta Wild @ Oscars, 4 p.m.
Queer Youth Fest. Join a gaggle in this gorgeous weather @ Candler Park Healium Center, 2 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Deep South: Polyglamorous. Vicki Powell presents DJs Mark O’Brien and MJR at her semi-regular gathering of bad-ass hipsters @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
DM & The Family. The ensemble musical group headed by gay Atlanta’s own Dylan Michael plays some “stoop kid” tunes @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 9 p.m.
La Choloteca: Ley de Latinx. Artists, musicians and more find an inclusive, safe(r) and accessible space to celebrate the Latinx community @ Star Bar, 10 p.m.
Synergy 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 Lydia Prim. She brings the tribal beats to keep your weekend fun going that much longer @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.
DJ GSP All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23
CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret (bottom photo) returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including surprises each week @ Jungle, 8 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 @ Blake's, 8 p.m.
Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ 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, 9:30 p.m.