The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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As a sage diva once sang, “Get up, get out and do something. Don’t let the gays of your life pass you by.” Or something. These LGBT Atlanta events won’t let you waste a weekend or miss a minute.

Friday, Jan. 23

Fourth Friday Networking. The most popular monthly networking meeting of the year goes down for free this time with your business associates of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (top photo). Big 2015 announcement to boot @ Fox Theatre, 5:30 p.m.

“Keep on Singing.” Atlanta Women's Chorus, the sister group to Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, kicks off its concert season with this ode to song itself @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Two Saturday shows as well.

The Other Show serves the weekly cast and special guests who make up the most unique drag cabaret in town. She's so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Ladies Lounge: Battle of All Battles gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women, this week with the Grand Finale Showdown for Best Entertainer  @ My Sister’s Room, 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.

Daring Divas lays it on thick. Lena Lust, Shawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Chaparral Nights amps up a weekly gay Latin night with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

 

Saturday, Jan. 24

DJ Billy Lace does what he does best and brings the New York City beats, not to mention the abs, to gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party (middle photo) @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the first of the final two weeks of the Ruby’s Redd Light District show, 9 p.m.,

Citizen Advocacy Training. Join the politicos and activists of Georgia Equality and let them prepare you to help them lobby lawmakers on LGBT issues @ Rush Center, 10 a.m. There are some epic rights fights brewing.

“Keep on Singing.” Atlanta Women's Chorus, the sister group to Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, kicks off its concert season with this ode to song itself. Two shows today @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Rugby 101. Meet the guys of the gay Atlanta Bucks rugby squad, hone your skills and get ready for some rucking and mauling this season @ Toomer Elementary, 1 p.m. Or just meet up with them during the Third Half Social @ Frogs, 3 p.m.

Affair of the Art. This popular annual event features an auction, live art-making by painter Patrick Hanson, DJ Sean Mac and of course cocktails – all to benefit Jerusalem House @ Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 6 p.m. This event is always a blast.

Welcoming Committee Bar Crawl. The same people who bring local LGBTs together at a straight bar once a month do an off-schedule hop through Midtown gay bars: “We’re here, we’re queer, and we like beer. Click the link to see if they’ve posted the itinerary yet, 7:30 p.m.

Bearracuda with DJ Matt Consola. The hot, hairy, hunky beats return, this time with this bear-y special visiting spin-meister to pump the beats @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Saturday #Daydrunk. Senor Giggles plays the hits for an afternoon of booze, boys, babes and beats. 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 the regularly scheduled Saturday night shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Trashed: Resurrection. Back from the dead, this club-kid-party-monster vibe for the next generation swings again with DJs Silk Wolf, King Atlas & [email protected] the Music Room, 11 p.m. These people know how to play, and play some more.

Otter Chaos. Celebrate fur in all it’s glorious sizes and shapes with DJ Nat @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s also Panther LL Bar Night.

Sexy Saturday injects the lesbian into your Saturday night. East Atlanta’s hot women’s dance party with DJ Tina V. also throws down an all-star show headed by Jordan Michael McCord and Dynisty St. James @ 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.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre, a cast of premiere queens and special guests. DJ and video beats plus more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

DJ Kevin DuRard All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.

 

Sunday, Jan. 11

Ten’s Two-Year Anniversary Sunday Funday (bottom photo). DJ Rob Reum gives you the weekend closing party you so deeply desire, this week with anniversary-style party favors, supersized entertainers and extras @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight. Read reflections by Ten's owner on the venue's impact in gay Atlanta.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:15 doors, 1:30 p.m. show. 

Improv Comedy Night offers taco, wings and drink specials, plus this hilarious show @ My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m.

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

Sex Kitten Sunday with Angelica D’Paige corralling the queens @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes. The camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her young left-of-center queens rock their weekly drag show, followed by the Tossed Salad dance party with DJ King Atlas @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m. The kickoff was epic.

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