The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Are you tired and listless? Too pooped to pop? Step right up to the Gay Agenda, where the LGBT-ATL feeds you a cure. Down a heaping spoonful of these gay events, parties, concerts and games.

Friday, March 27

“(Un)Sung Heroes” with AGMC ft. Matt Alber (top video) delves into the LGBT poets, artists and madmen showing courage in their works. Join the journey through song with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Voices of Note and guest vocalist Alber @ Druid Hills UMC, 8 p.m. Plus two Saturday shows.

AGLCC Fourth Friday. Say so long to the workweek with the LGBT business people of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce during their monthy happy hour @ No Mas Cantina, 5:30 p.m.

Randall LeGro “On Paper.” The artist with the haunting ink-print images enjoys an opening reception of his work on the gay-owned walls @ Alan Avery Art Company, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Film Festival. The annual LGBT-inclusive celebration of cinema continues at multiple theaters around town. View the full schedule through March 29, including “Satanic Panic 2: Battle of the Bands,” a satirical bit of hilarious mayhem with the gay filmmaker who brings you SparkleHooves @ 7 Stages, 6:30 p.m.

Lesbian Softball. Get with Decatur Women’s Sports League teams for weekly games @ Kely Cofer Park, Tucker, 6 p.m. through May 15.

“Tanz III: thrust towards the future.” Modern dance with the Tanz Farm crew and guests including gay Atlanta’s own Eric Thurmond @ Rhodes Theater, 8p.m. Friday and Saturday performances as well. We love him.

Swank. Let’s get this lesbian party started with the monthly mayhem @ Ten Atlanta, 9 p.m.

Fame & Fortune Friday. WhassupNATL invites its huge guestlist of black gay men out for an upscale but not uptight night @ Frank Ski’s, 10 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

“House of Yes” Closing Weekend. The dysfunctional family you love to fear in the cult classic film hits the stage under the direction of gay Atlanta’s own Topher Payne @ Out of the Box Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs Thursdays through Sundays until March 28.

The Other Show presents the most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind. She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 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 @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 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: RevueATL Edition 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.

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the goils on display for your entertainment and your dollars late, along with DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ Blake’s, 9 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, March 28

RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons (middle photo). The touring company of queens hits the stage for your entertainment @ Center Stage, 10 p.m. Willam’s Shafterparty @ Blake’s, 12 midnight

Jane Lynch Cabaret. An evening of songs and funnies with the lesbian actress who made “Glee” tolerable, until even she couldn't do that anymore no matter how talented. Get in on her zeitgeist @ Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Maybe she’ll bring up her beef with Atlanta Pride.

You Can’t Change What You Never Chose: Ex-Gay Discussion. Atlanta Pride gets down to the nitty gritty of harmful so-called “conversion therapies” with gay pundit Sam Brinton and singer-songwriter Justin Utley @ Rush Center, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. They’re not done. See below for tonight’s Trevor Project Concert.

Job Fair with APD LGBT Liaisons. Atlanta Police Department LGBT Liaison Officers Eric King and C.J. Murphy includes 20 companies with openings. Bring resume and wear business attire @ Marriott Marquis, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Show up, or click the name of the event to e-mail for more information.

NFFLA Flag Football pits the gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta in their weekly gay jock showdown @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the NFFLA Beer Bust @ Burkhart’s, 4 p.m. Here’s how they roll and how they party afterwards.

“(Un)Sung Heroes” with AGMC ft. Matt Alber delves into the LGBT poets, artists and madmen showing courage in their works. Join the journey through song with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Voices of Note and guest vocalist Alber @ Druid Hills UMC, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Blowpop #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 the regularly scheduled nightly shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Paper Trail Zine-ster Camp Kickoff. Join the young writers and zine enthusiasts at this workshop with the literary lesbians @ Charis Books & More, 2:30 p.m.

“Wild Ones” Karaoke Beer Bust pours the bottomless brew for the Hotlanta Softball League team and their supporters belting it out with Gun Oil products and other great prizes on the line @ Hideaway, 5 p.m.

Dixie Does Drag. The lat and largest fundraiser for the Easter Weekend gay bowling tournaments puts enthusiastic amateurs through their drag paces for dollars @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Justin Utley Concert for Trevor Project. Atlanta Pride sponsors this concert with the gay singer-songwriter and speaker Sam Brinton in a moving show @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. Stick around for Atlanta's favorite lesbian dance party @ MSR, 10 p.m.

Country Dance All Night offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Neon Ball. Put on your white or neon colors and turn down the lights for this blacklight theme party not to be missed. Add strippers and mix liberally @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m. Here's our preview.

Panther L/L Night. Gay Atlanta’s venerable leather-levi group does it’s monthly bar night to benefit American Veterans for Equal Rights. Silent underwear auction and gift baskets to local gay retailers @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

DJ Morabito does what she does best – spin you right-round like a record baby during gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the weekly Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.,

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The undisputed Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Or come in late for the Taboo Show, 12 midnight.

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 Stan Jackson 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, March 29

Hotlanta Softball League continues its spring-summer season for gay pitchers and catchers @ Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can also join this week’s Extra Innings Beer Bust (bottom photo) with the Mudcat’s @ Frog’s, 4 p.m.

Atlanta Sisters Recruitment Beer Bust. Meet the local Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, buy a bottomless beer and see how you too can become a gay male nun spreading cosmic joy @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 1:30 p.m. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 7:45 p.m.

Sunday Funday for Ben Hadsock. The weekend closing party that you so deeply desire gets amped up as friends rally for the goodhearted Joining Hearts leader who suffered a setback @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux and free copies of the new gay go-to album while supplies last, 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. Those local 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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