The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Valentine’s Weekend in gay Atlanta is all things love and couples, if you don’t count the events that are distinctly against it. Find your place in the push-and-pull of the Hallmark holiday with these LGBT events.

Friday, Feb. 12

“The Full Monty” (top photo). The trials and tribs of workaday straight guys who find themselves stripping for cash and revealing all. Get a good view during the run of Terrance McNally’s popular show @ Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Marietta, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28.

Larry Jens Anderson Solo Exhibit. One of Atlanta’s most prolific and well-regarded artists always makes a splash with his gay themes. This time, be part of the reception for his “The Past is Never the Past” exhibit @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

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

Furball. The traveling bear dance party other cities already know and love makes its Atlanta debut with the gay half of Thunderpuss, DJ Barry Harris @ 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

Heart Throb. Celebrate what Valentine’s Day is all about, cheap candy and people looking for love in all the wrong places. DJ Headmaster downstairs and Southern Fried Queer Pride upstairs @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Fetish Night. Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club does it up with you in your gear raising bar and shot funds for Southeast Black & Blue @ Eagle, 10 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, Feb. 13

Love on the Rocks. Winter’s gay event slump is officially over. Welcome to Joining Heart’s 2016 kickoff with its signature annual cocktail party. VDay theme, but all couples and singles welcome @ Cantoni,7 p.m. Keep it going with the Love on the Rocks Afterparty @ Henry’s, 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, 10 p.m.

Park Cannon Meet & Greet. Meet the queer candidate running for Georgia House District 58 @ 650 Irwin Street NE, 3 p.m. She's in a tight runoff to replace lesbian Rep. Simone Bell.

HSL Beer Bust. The first Hotlanta Softball League beer bust of the season takes place before anyone even takes the field. Brewers team hosts @ Cockpit, 4 p.m.

Jane Brakhage-Wodening. The gay-run Film Love welcomes the widow of filmmaker Stan Brokhage. Their collaborations put them in the company of greats including poet Allen Ginsberg. Hear her stories and screen some films @ Atlanta Contemporary, 7 p.m.

WON Valentine Dance. Women’s Outdoor Network takes it inside for a VDay dance and invites all of LGBT-ATL to join them @ Amsterdam, 8 p.m.

ShartThrob. The Quntry Qlub brings seven DJs, live graphics and the hippest Art Kids in town to dance into the night @ Mammal Gallery, 9 p.m.

Black Hearts Ball with “RuPaul’s” Max. The “Drag Race” favorite trolls the depths of your soul with Atlanta’s Legendary Children. DJs Male and Silk Wolf turn the tables @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Get Dirty with Drew G. The heartthrob DJ brings his sexy back to the weekly dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Bound 2U. No matter how you categorize your Valentine relationship, you’re bound together. Take it to its logical conclusion during this BDSM-themed party @ BJ Roosters, 10 p.m.

Southern Bear Night. The local group rubs up against each other during its weekly event @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Earlier, it’s the Atlanta Leather Pride Forum. Learn what it takes to compete for Mr. and Ms. Eagle, or Mr. Hotlanta Rubber in this informative session, 7 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.

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 Moose 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, Feb. 14

Bitter Ball (bottom photo). DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire, with a Valentine twist on the weekly Sunday Funday @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight, this week with an extra VDay kick.

Valentine’s Partner Yoga. Thai massage techniques to deepen the connection between Valentine’s. Beginner-friendly and LGBT under the watchful eye of SOJOURN @ Rush Center, 4 p.m.

Lovers Brunch & Dinner. Unlimited eats and drinks for two @ Las Margaritas, all day.

Bitter Birthday. John Clayton is one of gay Atlanta’s “biggest athletic supporters,” according to these Sporty Spice party organizers @ Woof’s, 5 p.m.

Love Love Love Brunch presents a Valentine edition of the Bubba D. Licious drag brunch @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Love Love Love Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

High Energy & Super Sunday TRYST. 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 Lord @ Blake's, 8 p.m. This week, with a Valentine TRYST.

New Faces Valentine Show. Regina Simms and Piper corral the queens @ Friends, 9 p.m.

Tossed Salad: Single Ladies Showdown. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens. This week, eight baby queens compete for a Valentine’s title with you as the judge @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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