The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Hope you got some rest over Memorial Day, because this schedule of LGBT events won’t cut you any slack. This week’s celebrities, gay jocks and showstoppers keep you on pace.

Friday, June 3

Hogtied II with Kim Chi (top photo). The fetish theme party returns as an anniversary celebration for Legendary Children, this time with the latest Ru runnerup, and Georgia queen Dax, in tow @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Last time was all about this queen.

Family Symposium. THEA, for trans and gay-inclusive families, kicks off its weekend of fellowship and education with a pizza party @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 5 p.m. Saturday symposium.

“Unfolding Peace.” Atlanta Women’s Chorus sings this collection in its latest concert at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.

“The Dingalogues.” LGBT stories written by people of color in an effort to bring their voices to light @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

“Connected.” The latest group show gets some opening reception love in the gay-owned spaces @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

“Isness of Being.” Artist Bassmi Ibrahim opens this solo exhibit on the gay-owned walls @ Bill Lowe Gallery, 6 p.m.

“Significant Other.” What happens when a gay man starts losing his straight female besties to men but can't find one of his own? A quest for his true self @ Actor's Express, 8 p.m. Runs through June 19.

Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 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.

Crush Friday 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, June 4

NFFLA Ladies of the League (middle photo). These gay jocks don their gay apparel for a drag pageant to raise fun and funds @ Jungle, 6 p.m. They get down like that. Regularly. But before they do drag, the league has unsettled business. A semi-final game is set for 10 a.m. and the league champion will be crowned after the championship at 11 a.m. Games are held at Grant Park.

Sylvia Rivera Day of Service opens a monthlong roster of Atlanta Pride Stonewall Month events with this event @ Lost N Found Thrift, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

“It Pours” with C.D. Cain. The author reads from and signs her sequen to “When It Raynes” with the lesbian-feminists @ Charis Books & More, 2 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 regularly schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Pride Road Trip. Head down to Columbus, Ga., for that town’s fledgling Pride celebration. All ages plus tons of activities and vendors @ Yazzoo’s Nightclub & Bar, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club. Specials in the sidebar for this monthly meeting of the minds @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots until closing time @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

DILF Night. Daddies you’d like to… @ Woofs, 9 p.m.

Throwback party. DJ Bill Berdeaux brings back the dancing queen classics @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9:30 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.

DJ Stan Jackson All Nighter. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, June 5

Cyndi Lauper (bottom photo). She'll show you a new twist, but you know girl just wants to have fun, show you her true colors and bop you time after time @ Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League pits the local gay pitchers and catchers in its summer season of games @ Johnson Park, Conyers, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet the guys for this week’s Extra Innings Beer Bust @ BJ Roosters, 4p.m. The league is still recovering from all this. Oh and this.

PALS Says Thanks. Pets Are Loving Support shows its gratitude to patrons, sponsors and supporters with cocktails, a silent auction and more @ Park Tavern, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Drag Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips (bottom photo), 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight

“The Dingalogues.” Gentlemen’s Foundation Night at this show includes a discount with your GENTSDING coupon code, which benefits this group for gay men of color @ 7 Stages, 5 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. Get to gettin' with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Sunday drag show kicks its latest, most fabulous iteration @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.


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