The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You may be cold to the bone and tired from the workweek, but this doesn’t have to be just another winter weekend. LGBT Atlanta shows and soirees deliver just what it takes to heat things up.

Friday, Jan. 30

“Mommy” (top photo). Gay director Xavier Dolan’s Cannes-winning film about the complicated relationship between a 15-year-old and his mother opens in Atlanta for a limited run @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The annual celebration of Jews on film includes LGBT fare “Regarding Susan Sontag,” “The Farewell Party,” three shorts programs, and “You Must Be Joking.” Gay Out on Film fans get discounted tickets with code AATL9686 @ multiple dates and theaters across metro Atlanta through Feb. 19.

Swank lays down its monthly women’s jam at the hotspot on the corner of Gay and Lesbian. Ladies fandango with VJ beats and tons of surprises @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m.

The Other Show: Madonnarama serves the first theme show of the year for the weekly cast that makes up the most unique drag cabaret in town. Get into the groove @ 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 gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ 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.

Ana Barbara. The international singing sensation hits Chaparral Nights on her U.S. gay club tour to am up the weekly gay Latin night of stage shows and dancing @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, Jan. 31

DJ Luis Perez. The ATL favorite from NYC returns to fire up the floor at gay Atlanta’s favorite weekly dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. We love him, and so do you (middle photo): You made him one of the hottest hunks of 2014. Get there early for the Final Week of Ruby’s Redd Light District show, 9 p.m.,

Early Country, Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ beats pick up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

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.

Hardcore Leather Fetish Night. The gays of Southeast Black & Blue gather for their monthly theme night with bootblacks on hand and tasty fundraising shots too boot @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Glow Party. Girls who glow, they know, as East Atlanta's lesbian dance party gets a blacklight makeover this week with stop-light colors for dating @ 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 Robert Ansley 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, Feb. 1

NFFLA Sunday Funday Super Bowl Party. The burly gay jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta (bottom photo) drink up and register guys for their spring season, all with Katy Perry and the Big Game on the screens. Tailgating kicks off @ Ten Atlanta, 3 p.m. – midnight. Study up on your gay football terms.

HSL Super Bowl Party. More gay Atlanta jocks love a Super Sunday watch fest. The men of Hotlanta Softball League are missing their beer, so join the Atlanta Sting and their friends for the Big Game @ Oscars, 4 p.m.

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. 

Super Bowl Chili Cookoff. The annual event that pits chili cooks against each other while you reap the rewards during Game Day @ Friends on Ponce, 4 p.m.

Super Bowl Charity Beer Bust. Food,drinks and company to benefit the favorite charity of the owners @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Lesbian Super Bowl Party. Ladies who love ladies who love gridiorn action get together for wings, brews and big screens galore @ My Sister's Room, 

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. After the Super Bowl packs the place all afternoon, get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux and the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, all day.

Sex Kitten Sunday follows the all-day Super Bowl blast 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, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock their weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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