imageIt’s not like the LGBT-ATL needs an excuse to have a good time, but if there’s ever a good reason to party, it’s New Year’s Eve. That goes double when the holiday falls on a weekend. Check out the roster for Friday through Sunday.

Oh yes, brothers and sisters. With the 31st on Saturday this year, more than the usual suspects start the good times rolling on Friday and keep it up through New Year’s Day with balloon drops, champagne pops and guest DJ bops that say, “See ya!” to 2011 and “Well, hello!” to 2012.

Just a few choice selections appear below, but every gay watering hole in town welcomes all comers on Saturday night with special events. Click on the ones that interest you for details, and if you don’t see the place you’re looking for below, check our full Saturday calendar for more options.

Friday, Dec. 30
imageLast Dance: Flashback to the Future
with DJ Wendy Hunt and Debby Holiday

Jungle, 10 p.m.
Read our preview and interview with Debby Holiday (top photo)

Eve Before the Eve
Rock show headlines queer-fronted The Sexual Side Effects
(second photo) plus The Swear and The Worsties
Drunken Unicorn, 9 p.m.
Read the Sexual Side Effects’ big news for 2012

It’s Not New Year’s Eve Party
Mary’s, 9 p.m.

imageVIP Pre-New Year’s Party
Bellissima, 9 p.m.

Saturday, New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Party
ft. giveaways, Divas Cabaret: Stripped! and more

LeBuzz, Doors open 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash
with Emcee Chase Daniels
(third photo)
My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.

Bedlam: 2nd Annual Glitter & Fur Party
Mood Lounge, 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash
ft. laser light show and iPad giveaway
Belissima, 8 p.m.

imageParty Like A Rockstar 6.0: A List Style
with DJ Jay McCracken (fourth photo)
Amsterdam, 9 p.m.

Attack of the New Year’s Eve Party Monster
Mary’s, 9 p.m.

imageNew Year’s Eve Joining Hearts Benefit
with DJ Mike Pope
(fifth photo)
The Heretic, 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Blowout
ft. open bar and free VIP rooms

Swinging Richards, 9 p.m.

Extravaganza New Year’s Eve
ft. the Bliss Boy Ball Drop

Bliss, 9 p.m.

NYE 2102: Step Into The Future
with DJ Oren Nizri
(bottom photo)
Jungle, 9 p.m.

imageDJ Scott Anthony Afterhours
Xion, 3 a.m.

Sunday, New Year’s Day
“Drag in the New Year” Drag Brunch
ft. Princess Charles, EJ Aviance, Nicole Paige Brooks, Brent Star, Bubba D. Licious and Cody Nation
5 Napkin Burger, 3 p.m.

imageCarioca New Year’s Day T-Dance
with DJ Micky Friedmann
(bottom photo)
The Heretic, 6 p.m.
View more of Friedmann in all his glory

Ol Skool House New Year’s Day
XS Ultra Lounge, 6 p.m.

Armorettes New Year Show
Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.