Best gay things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend

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Ah, Easter. Spring sprung, eggs decorated, and children everywhere working pastels like a Kohls runway. Meanwhile, gay Atlanta is rocking these LGBT events as the year’s first official holi-gay weekend.

Friday, March 25

New Orleans Takeover (top photo). DJ Vicki Powel hosts NOLA DJ duo Babygirl, and Hydrangea Heath hosts Neon Burgundy and Nicole Lynn Foxx @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

AGLCC Fourth Friday. Get with the LGBT business pros of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ Gallery 874, 5:30 p.m.

Pump pours its weekly man-on-man dance party all over you @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios. The latest cirque show hits town with a steampunk “cabinet of curiosities” @ Atlantic Station, 8 p.m. Runs through May 8. The show's six-pack abs are ridiculous.

“Into the Woods.” You like musicals. This is one of the best. A local production of the Broadway favorite runs through April 17 at Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m.

The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 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.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 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.

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.

Chaparral Night 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.

 

Saturday, March 26

Deep South: Honcho (middle photo). This party puts the dirty in ‘Dirty South.’ The Atlanta debut of this party from Aaron Clark, Clark Price and George d'Adhemar is going to leave you soaking wet @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

Gentlemen’s Foundation Wine Tasting. The gay men of color in this organization are raising funds with fun. Taste seven wines and enjoy appetizers and brotherhood @ Cook’s Warehouse, Decatur, 7 p.m.

“Hooray for Y’allywood” LGBT Band Concert. A wall of sound awaits as gay bands from eight states in this Southeast Regional LGBT ensemble combine on tunes from movies. Can you say “epic.” Get to @ Crowne Plaza Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots and two-step away @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Neon Birthday Ball 2. You wear the colors, they provide the nearly naked strippers and birthday boys with DJ Kevin Durard on the decks @ BJ Roosters, 10 p.m.

DJ Stan Jackson returns to the helm of the weekly dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Lindsey Hinkle. A concert by this lesbian favorites kicks off  Atlanta’s lesbian party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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 Rodolfo Bravat All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Saturday never really ends @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 27

Easter Drag Races (bottom photo) The standard bearer for gay Easter parties returns to its annual shenanigans at its most popular location under the watchful eye of the Armorettes. Daydrinking and carnival games with a drag twist take over @ Burkhart’s, 2 p.m. Stick around. The weekly Armorettes show stomps, 7:30 p.m., then it’s time for Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.

Easter Drag Brunch & Bonnet Contest 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.

High Energy & Super Sunday. Get to gettin' with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Super Sunday drag show with Evah Destruction, Nichelle Paris, Shawnna Brooks and Raquell [email protected] Blake's, 8 p.m.

Big Hare Games is the 10th Street bonnet contest that wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight

Joining Hearts Easter Sunday Tea Dance. Decorate eggs then hunt them, spring lawn games, 50-50 raffle and of course, drinks. It’s one of your favorite causes playing with the ladies @ My Sister's Room, 2 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service. A little phenomenon called Church is the bar, and DJs Mark Loque, Vicki Powell, Rich King and Bendito are the people, who your mother warned you about @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 6 p.m.

Easter Weekend Afterparty. Vicki Powell can’t stop this weekend. She joins DJs Robert Ansley, Father Figure and Aaron Park for a holi-gay weekend closer a hop and skip from “Church” @ Alley Cat Music Club, 11:45 p.m.

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