The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The cream of the gay crop rises to the top for your end-of-the-week pleasures. Skim yourself some of these delicious LGBT Atlanta events and taste the shows, sports, soirees and special guests.

Friday, May 29

“Larry Jens Anderson: The Atlanta Years (1979-2015).” The revered local artist gets his own show and uses it to display his take on gay life in America for the last 35 years, including “Dick Learns to Draw” (top photo) @ MOCA Georgia, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 3.

Candler Park Music & Food Festival. You know the gay hipsters will be all slung up in this showing of live bands, artist vendors and food trucks galore @ Candler Park, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday too.

“Sitcom Rewind Show: The Golden Girls.” Male comics in drag play the beloved characters, including so-wrong-so-right turns by Ian Aber, Michael Humphrey, Greg Behrens and Andrew Michael. The promised insanity is peppered with amazing female standup acts @ The Hangar, 8:30 p.m. Saturday too.

“Queer Love Tour.” A grassroots story-sharing for black queer womyn and lesbian artists including Laila Noir, Ahley Phillps and Keisha Slaughter @ Charis Books & More, 8 p.m.

“Three Decembers.” Acclaimed Tony-winning gay playwright Terrance McNally penned the play this opera was based on @ Atlanta Opera, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shows too.

“Vonia and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Here's what happens when two sisters, a gay brother and a dim boy toy reunite to make you laugh until you cry @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through May 31. Get your tickets.

“The Whale.” The theater’s gay artistic director Freddie Ashley returns to the stage and puts on major pounds to play the morbidly obese lead in this powerful drama aimed at the heart of Middle America @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through June 14.

The Other Show presents the most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s Outdoor Network Disco Night. The lesbians who usually like their heavy-breathing activities outside come inside for a disco social @ Heretic, 7 p.m. Worlds collide when the bar reverts to its regularly scheduled Pump man-on-man dance party, 10 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’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 @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ 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.

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.

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, May 30

DJ Tony Moran and Debby Holiday. The turntable master and the venerable diva team up to kick the gay dance party into overdrive @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m. Tony tends to (middle photo) blow the doors off, raise the roof, and bring down the house, but Debby can build you right back up again.

NFFLA Flag Football wraps its regular-season games for the gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta as they hurtle toward a championship in their weekly gay jock showdown @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Painting for Pride. It’s LGBT family-friendly fun to benefit Atlanta Pride. Bring your own snacks and drinks, and prepare to get messy as you create a masterpiece @ Sips N Strokes, 10 a.m. Just in time to celebrate, Pride has a new executive director.

Candler Park Music & Food Festival. Gay hipsters will be all slung up in this showing of live bands, artist vendors and food trucks galore @ Candler Park, 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

All Request #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 nighttime shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Lisa Lampenelli. The gay-friendly comedian and “Celebrity Apprentice” fave works her way toward gay icon status with a one-night-only local standup show @ Cobb Energy PAC, 8 p.m.

“Sitcom Rewind Show: The Golden Girls.” Male comics in drag play the beloved characters, including so-wrong-so-right turns by Ian Aber, Michael Humphrey, Greg Behrens and Andrew Michael. The promised insanity is peppered with amazing female standup acts @ The Hangar, 8:30 p.m.

“Three Decembers.” Acclaimed Tony-winning gay playwright Terrance McNally penned the play this opera was based on @ Atlanta Opera, 8 p.m. Sunday too.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays @ Heretic, 8p.m.

In Heat. Alternaqueer throwdown for the “homos and homies” with DJs Food_Wilson, Wax Tan Body, Bitchcraft and more. If it’s too loud you’re too old @ HBIC, 10 p.m.

UnderGear Fetish Night. Jockstraps, briefs and boxers are the theme, so plan to check your clothes and buy some shots to benefit Southeast Black & Blue @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 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.

Girl bar. Live music and stage shows dot the landscape of lesbian Atlanta’s favorite Saturday night dance party @ My  Sister’s Room, 9 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 David Knapp 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, May 31

The Armorettes: Miss Bar Fly (bottom photo). Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, this week featuring the troupe’s signature annual drag pageant from Hell @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.

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 with the Voodoo Foxes team @ Felix’s, 4 p.m.

Ladies Who Brunch Dragstravaganza. All queens, kings and genderfuck artists are invited to show up out of drag, drink mimosas, keg beer and bloodies, and get into drag to create photoshoot realness. All photographers also invited. Let a drag cluster of epic proportions commence @ Everything But The Kitchen Sink Studios, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ready 4 Hope Beer Bust. Bottomless brew, drunken gummis, a 50/50 raffle, DJ Christopher Kind and tickets to next week’s Dragavanza, all to benefit the year-round AIDS Walk party boys of R4H @ Hideaway, 3 p.m.

“Three Decembers.” Acclaimed Tony-winning gay playwright Terrance McNally penned the play this opera was based on @ Atlanta Opera, 6 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. DJ Rob Reum and DJ Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

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.

Sex Kitten Sunday with Angelica D’Paige corralling the queens @ 10th & Piedmont, 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. These queens can get crazy.

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