The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Go ahead and supersize your options for LGBT events this week. Get your gay fun and fellowship through arts, sports, fundraisers, and of course bars and parties in Atlanta's Gay Agenda.

Friday, May 9
The Other Show offers the most unique drag cabaret in town with a singularly creative cast and special guests who always blast your expectations. She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. This week, Georgia native and NYC phenom Bob the Drag Queen (top photo) fills in for Jaye Lish.

shOUT Show returns with more LGBT acts for your Friday workweek wind down. Phylle turns this month’s event Hip Hop with The Boyz Next Door and other music and poetry special guests @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.

Pearl Cleage appears behind her new book “Things I Never Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs. A book selling and signing follows with the lesbian Charis Books & More @ SCAD, 6 p.m.

Decatur Women’s Softball fields teams of Atlanta’s lesbians who pitch, catch and run the bases @ Kelley C. Cofer Park, Tucker, 6:30 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour makes its monthly pitstop for all of the lesbians and other queer women @ Mixx, 6 p.m.

LGBT-ASO. Gays gather for the symphony on their own special night. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra features four talented voices in “Rock Tenors” @ Woodruff Arts, 8 p.m.

Songwriters In-the-Round returns with three grea solo tastes that tastse great together. Hannah Thomas, Wyatt Espalin and Emily Kate Boyd do it up @ Red Clay Theatre, Dahlonega, 8 p.m.

“Lakebottom Prime” continues its Atlanta premiere. The play by gAy-TL’s own Topher Payne with his peeps at the gay-run Process company let you in on the prequel to Payne’s “Lakebottom Proper” @ Process Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through May 17.

Ladies Lounge: May Day Edition. gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, scores of MSR ladies and the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Jizzercize pumps you up with a special version of East Atlanta’s crazy gay Saturday night with Ellasaurus Rex and Brigitte Bidet as hosts and DJ Headmaster Ritual serving beats @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, turning up the volume this month with DJ MikePope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale with Destiny Brooks and Justice Tyana Taylor 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, Sawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Men’s Night: Hardbody Contest draws all the suburban gays to the yard for sexy OTP fun. It’s also customer appreciation night @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

Got Leche? weekly gay Latin night features stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, May 10
Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress Run (second photo) tears through Midtown with the gay rugby team and their supporters running for Lost N Found Youth funds in purple dresses and all manner of other ephemera. It’s a ridiculously perfect mess. Registration @ Blakes, 1 p.m., stepoff 1:45 p.m., stop @ Frogs, and run ends @ Eagle with a cookout. 

Pride Ride pedals off with your LGBT brethren on trails for every skill level. It’s an official Atlanta Pride event. The wheels are turning and registration is available onsite @ Panola Mountain State Park and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, Stockbridge, 8:30 a.m. Picnic, 11:30 a.m.

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival is back and bigger than ever. Join the gay-founded, gay-led Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for more art, music and fun, this time @ Chastain Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too. This is how they roll.

Flag Football pits the gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta in a weekly gay jock showdown @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. They really know how to attract attention.

Gay Games 9 Registration Party brings Atlanta’s gay jocks together to psyche up and sign up for the international August event with specials, info and more @ 10th & Piedmont, 4 p.m.

House of Sobolovitz with Alli Royce Soble features new abstract paintings by the lesbian artist known for her visual work behind the camera and on canvas. Art music and fellowship are promised @ Gallery 650 North Ave., 6 p.m.

Frontrunners-Joining Hearts Mixer celebrates the partnership of June’s Pride Run/Walk to benefit JH this year. Open bar and light snacks get the fundraising party started @ Lofts at the Park, 8 p.m.

Spencer Day brings his freshly minted album “Daybreak” and a decade long string of Michael Buble-meets-Harry Connick Jr.-but-gay hits to a meet and greet and concert. Ohmygod so cute @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center,  8 p.m. Here are 19 sexy reasons we're obsessed with him.

Megan Hilty brings her powerful voice to town in a concert gay Atlanta’s been waiting for since she played Ivy on “Smash.” The TV show is over, but the stage show has just begun @ Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m. Here’s her big gay local interview.

Gay porn Stars Trenton Ducati and Allen Silver. The muscle stud and silver fox grace ATL with a personal appearance to sign and pose @ Southern Nights Videos, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Female Amateur Boxing puts ladies in the ring to rumble for the crowd during Atlanta’s best weekly lesbian dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

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

DJ Deanne makes her Atlanta debut during gay Atlanta’s Best Dance Party. Ages 18+ can feel the musical heat that’s roasting South Florida’s best gay clubs @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. It's going to be better than sex. Get started early with Ruby’s Redd Light District, 9 p.m.

TUTUtastic Stripper Party asks you to come up with a creative costume to wish BJ’s own B-day boy Aron many happy returns. Let the tutu theme inspire you @ BJ Roosters, 10 p.m.

Bear Bash with DJ Barry Huffine hits hard with fuzzy beats to move your feets. Amazing remixes and all the furry men you can handle @ Atlatna Eagle, 10 p.m.

GlitterGlam werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre and featuring Stasha Sanchez, Taejah Thomas, “RuPaul’s” Trinity Bonet, Lateasha Shuntel and one lucky amateur guest performer every week. DJ beats and more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Synergy with Shawnna Brooks is the Saturday night show to rock your world @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

Midnight Madness drags out the dinner hour into party time with Angelica D’Paige @ 10th & Piedmont, 11 p.m.

Turnabout Show turns the bartenders into stage queens and the stage queens into bartenders. Come for the madness, stay for… more madness. North Georgia Marietta Pride benefits @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 9 p.m. 

DJ Scott Anthony moves your booty all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, May 11
Second Sunday ‘Church’ Service with DJ Vicki Powell (bottom photo) hits the popular patio (or ping pong room if it rains) with the most diverse crowd in town @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living  Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 7 p.m. The Easter debauchery was one for the ages, and Sister Louisa is blessing Athens now too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival is back and bigger than ever. Join the gay-founded, gay-led Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for more art, music and fun, this time @ Chastain Park, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Church Service stars a week commemorating the occasion in Georgia. Potluck follows @ Church Without Walls Candler Park, 10:30 a.m. More events to come through the May 17 day-of in Athens and Atlanta.

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.

The Armorettes present the troupe’s weekly show on its continuing mission to bring campy bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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