The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Just when you thought the holigays were over, LGBT MLK in the ATL spells out one more long weekend for the road. Get those events, plus tons of other people, parties and performances.

Friday, Jan. 15

MLK Weekend (top photo) cranks up with multiple entertainers, promoters and venues putting the LGBT in MLK. Tonight get ready for the We Rock MLK Cocktail Mixer & Hotlanta Nightlife parties go down with Rockstars Production @ Georgia Terrace, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Circa 90s Party with Traxx @ Club 708, 10 p.m.; Liberty party with Dream Team @ Jungle, 10 p.m.; Yusaf Mack and Luscious Kisses headline Dick Galore with WassupNATL @ Atlanta Peach Ballroom, 10 p.m.; and Believe Afterhours party with Dream Team @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

“Book of Mormon.” The Tony winning, wholly inappropriate, and hilarious look at religion and belief in modern times from the guys who bring us South Park @ Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 24.

Toby’s Birthday Extravaganza with Joslyn Fox. Queens come out when it’s promoter “Just Toby’s” big day. Fox headlines with local girls Jaye, Edie and Evah in the house while you dance with DJ Headmaster @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Mr. & Ms Eagle Night. Title holders behind the bar welcome their supporters and friends to raise a glass and raise some funds to this year’s charities @ Atlanta Eagle, 10p.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.

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.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 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, Jan. 16

Expand 002 with Matador (second photo). The straight DJ taking over the gay EDM world graces Atlanta with an exclusive engagement and a one-of-a-kind experience @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.,

DJ Abel. The one and only brings his beats to town to help promote One Magical Weekend later this year. The party is Powered By Scruff @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early to kick off the first of two Armorettes Anniversary Weekend Shows, 7 p.m.

MLK Weekend cranks up with multiple entertainers, promoters and venues putting the LGBT in MLK. Tonight it’s the We Rock Ultimate Day Party and Saturday Night Live with Rockstars @ Georgia Terrace, 4 p.m.and 10 p.m.; Black Party with Keyshia Cole and Elite Noel with WassupNATL @ Anchor Down, 10 p.m.; Freedom Main Event with Dream Team @ Aqua; and Traxx Main Event @ Club 708.

DJ Moose. Close out the weekdays and open your weekend with the leather-Levis crowd @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 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. 

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.

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.

Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a show to supplement its weekly womyn ways in a new Midtown location @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DJ Edde Martinez 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, Jan. 17

The Armorettes 37th Anniversary Show (third photo). Those local camp crazies throw down their show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, this week with extra big love, surprises and passing out of checks in honor of their 37th birthday @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.

MLK Weekend continues with multiple events putting the LGBT in MLK. Today, look for the We Rock MLK Brunch, Cocktail Mixer & Finale with Rockstars @ Georgian Terrace, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Grown & Sexy Sunday with the Marie Effect and WassupNATL @ Evilla, 7 p.m.; Young & Fly Sunday with trans model Amiyah Scott and WassupNATL @ Jungle, 10 p.m.; and the Dream Team Grand Finale @ The Mark, 10 p.m.

Drag Gospel Brunch 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.

Sunday Funday. DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock this weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.



Monday, Jan. 20

LGBT Rustin-Lorde Breakfast (bottom photo). The annual event that brings all the gays together for speakers and food before the day’s big march @ Loudermilk Center, 9:30 a.m.

MLK Day of Service. Volunteer to serve LGBT homeless youth to make this a “day on, not a day off” @ Lost N Found Youth, 11 a.m.

MLK Day March & Rally. Join the LGBT contingent in the citywide annual event, stepping off @ Peachtree & Baker Streets, 1:45 p.m.


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