The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Doff those work clothes and strap on your weekend alter-ego. It’s time to go exploring to find out what LGBT Atlanta’s event calendar has in store to entertain the best version of yourself.

Friday, Jan. 29

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (top photo). So much more than “Same Love,” come get your fix of this rap-pop duo @ Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Seville returns with gay principle players all up in it @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28.

“Xanadu.” The campy movie that gives even roller Disco a bad name returns to the big screen for one night only. Ellisorous Rex and Brigitte Bidet host @ Plaza Theatre, 9 p.m. Dress like it’s 1980 all over again; the XanaDude afterparty rolls to Mary’s.

Pump. The man-on-man dance party gets your weekend started, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 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.

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. 30

Rugby 101 (middle photo). It’s almost time for gay spring rugby in the ATL. Join the Atlanta Bucks on the pitch for a skills refresher and get-to-know-you session @ Boulevard Crossing, 10 a.m.

Caucus Time with the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia as House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams provides a legislative update @ IBEW Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.

Atlanta Rollergirls. The new season of badassery kicks off with a double header @ Yaarab Shrine Center, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A Southern Affair. Catch up with all the LGBT advocacy activity of Lambda Legal. Find out what 2016 holds for forwarding the movement with national director Kevin Cathcart and newly minted Southern Regional Director Simone Bell @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, 6 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.

Stud Auction & Beer Bust. The Hotlanta Softball Sting D team hotties are up for bids even before the league season begins. Enjoy raffles, shots and bottomless brew while you ogle the merchandise @ Oscar’s, 7 p.m.

Alan Penrod Memorial Service. A week after the official funeral, the leather community comes out to honor one of their fallen leaders @ Atlanta Eagle, 8 p.m. Penrod died suddenly on Jan. 14. Stick around for the SEBB ‘Kinked’ Party, where Penrod’s beloved SouthEast Black & Blue heads up demos to benefit its annual convention while DJ Chris Kind pumps the beat @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Prime Time with DJ Lydia Prim. The venerable circuit hostess with the mostest works the crowd @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Country all night. Scoot your boots with the C&W gays @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Synergy Star Search turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars, this week compete for a Synergy guest spot @ 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.

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 Stan Jackson 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. 31

Mouths of Babes (bottom photo). One member each from queer-tastic Girlyman and Coyote Grace bands make beautiful music together @ Eddie’s Attic, 6 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride Meeting. Get in on the ground floor of the alterna-Pride you always dreamed of during this SFQP organizational planning meeting @ Honey Bubble, 4 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 & 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.

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.

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


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