Best gay Labor Day Weekend things to do in Atlanta

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The big holigay weekend wraps summer with festivals for every L, G, B and T. Black Gay Pride, Dragon*Con, Decatur Book Festival and parties every night go all the way to Tuesday sunrise.

Friday, Sept. 1

Black Gay Pride. The annual long-weekend confab of parties, panels and people celebrates the confluence of black and LGBT lives @ Venues all over town. Check out events from Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend, Rock Stars Production, and WassupNATL among many more. Or check out this listing of the biggest events with celebrity guests.

Dragon*Con. The 31st annual gathering of geeky goodness takes place with cosplay, LGBT inclusion and sci-fi celebrities galore @ Downtown Hyatt and Surrounding Area, all weekend.

Decatur Book Festival. Bookworms of all stripes hit this thriving burgh with literary luminaries in tow @ Downtown Decatur, all weekend.

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.

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

NSA: Brains & Booty. Take that theme and run with it at the latest sex-positive party from Wussy @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Fridayputs the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens inFemme 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, Sept. 2

Dragon*Con(second photo).The 31st annual gathering of geeky goodness takes place with cosplay, LGBT inclusion, and sci-fi celebrities galore @ Downtown Hyatt and Surrounding Area, all weekend. Today includes the annual Dragon*Con Parade down Peachtree, 10 a.m.

Peach Tennis Tournament. Serve and volley all weekend during this annual LGBT event @ Dekalb Tennis Center, through Sunday.

Black Gay Pride. The annual long-weekend gathering of parties, panels and people celebrates the confluence of black and LGBT lives @ Venues all over town. Don't miss events from Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend, Rock Stars Production, and WassupNATL among many more. Or check out this listing of the biggest events with celebrity guests.

Decatur Book Festival. Bookworms of all stripes hit this thriving burgh with literary luminaries in tow @ Downtown Decatur, all weekend.

#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 Gurlfrandz: Totally 80s, 10 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.

Dance Party. It’s always a party on Saturdays @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

DJ Daniel Weaver 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 [email protected] 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.

Afterhoursreally 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, Sept. 3

Cindel Sunday(third photo). The international gay DJ sensation Cindel hits town for a holiday weekend extension @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Black Gay Pride. The annual long-weekend gathering of parties, panels and people celebrates the confluence of black and LGBT lives @ Venues all over town including today's Pure Heat Community Festival @ Piedmont Park. Don't miss events fromAtlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend,Rock Stars Production, andWassupNATLamong many more. Or check out this listing of thebiggest eventswith celebrity guests.

Dragon*Con. The 31st annual gathering of geeky goodness takes place with cosplay, LGBT inclusion, and sci-fi celebrities galore @ Downtown Hyatt and Surrounding Area, all weekend.

Decatur Book Festival. Bookworms of all stripes hit this thriving burgh with literary luminaries in tow @ Downtown Decatur, all weekend.

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

Drag Brunchbrings 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 doDinner with the Divas, 6:30 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.

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.

Monday, Sept. 3

Black Gay Pride. The annual long-weekend gathering of parties, panels and people wraps @ venues all over town. Don't miss events fromAtlanta Black Gay Pride WeekendandRock Stars Production. Or check out this listing of thebiggest eventswith celebrity guests.

Dragon*Con. The 31st annual gathering of geeky goodness wraps its cosplay and sci-fi celebrity fandango for another year @ Downtown Hyatt and Surrounding Area, all weekend.

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