The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You’ve bided your time all week for this. Well, the wait is over. Plan your big gay weekend with our favorite event options for LGBT Atlanta community, arts, sports and nightlife this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, June 7
Boys of Summer Swimsuit Contest & Beach Party (top photo) puts a very Mary’s twist on one of summer’s gayest event traditions. Look for a dash of crazy with your hot boys pushing Speedos to their limits and daring to move their junk in ways to get your applause @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. Our photo gallery just gets wilder every year.

Mama’s Blue Dress (second photo) brings airtight harmonies and vocal chemistry from this lesbian quartet that’s setting the Soul-tinged Country world on fire. The Deadfields and Lauren St. Jane open @ Eddie’s Attic, 9 p.m.

OurSong “The Singing Heart” Concert brings Atlanta’s co-ed gay and lesbian chorus’ latest show with seasonal heartsongs @ St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, 8 p.m. Saturday show too at Clayton State.

Dinner & A Movie with Jaye Lish kicks off Jungle’s Friday with a full menu, drink and meal specials, giveaways, surprises. This week, “The Princess Bride” on the big screen in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Then it’s The Other Show with Edie Cheezburger and her cast of crazies, 9:30 p.m.

Fringe Festival hits the boards for the second year. Stage shows all weekend include transgender play “It's My Penis and I'll Cry if I Want To” and the gay “LoversLane” @ 7 Stages

Got Leche? with Ivanna Hylton celebrates the weekend each and every Friday with Atlanta’s weekly gay Latin night. This week with the drag star and “La Revelacion del Ano”  @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

FUR is Heretic’s Friday man-to-man dance party (third photo). Get into it this week with the beats of guest DJs Travis & Eric @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The Fab Five drag revue puts the glamazons on display each week hosted by Angelica D’Paige. This week, get your dollars ready for some of Atlanta’s premiere queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

“Uncensored: Live” records a TV show with you in the mix. Destiny Brooks headlines the part drag, part male performers, part cash and prizes and all original and amazing experience @ Le Buzz, Marietta, 11 p.m.

BanjeeGirl Friday gets your lesbian weekend started right with a DJ-driven dance party and all the ladies you can handle from the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, June 8
Flag Football League 2013 Championships Round 1 starts the big season finale with the 10 gay teams of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta battling it out @ Grant Park, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Then get ready: the annual Ladies of the League Pageant (fourth photo) @ Jungle, 6 p.m.. Here’s just how crazy that gets.

Design is Human Week & Modern Atlanta Home Tours gives your eye for clean lines and minimalist chic something to land on and drool over @ Modern Atlanta, all day and Sunday too. Sneak a peek at gay Modern Love on the tour.

Atlanta LGBT & Pride History 101 gives an insider’s view of how our little city got so gay with speakers who’ve been working for your rights since before some of you were born. It’s part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month of activities. Get schooled @ Open Door Community, 11 a.m. Review the full Stonewall Month calendar.

Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts runs all weekend if you're up for the outdoors @ Peachtree Hills Recreation Center‎, all day and Sunday too.

Joining Hearts Studs & Suds Car Wash (fifth photo) is just the latest event in the big buildup to gay Atlanta’s giant charity pool party next month. This week, see your ride scrubbed clean by hot shirtless boys in the parking lot @ Blake’s, 12 noon – 4 p.m. View hot, sweaty, hosed-down 2012 photos. And enjoy our pictorial tips on how to make the gay car wash even sexier.

OurSong “The Singing Heart” Concert brings Atlanta’s co-ed gay and lesbian chorus’ latest show with seasonal heartsongs @ Spivey Hall at Clayon State, 8:15 p.m.

“Dreamscape” Art Opening features the works of Ronnie Beets, Yvonne Boyd, Bob Burkhardt and Rebecca Kuzemchak. Be among the first to see and fete this eclectic show in the gay-owned spaces @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Cirque de Nuit Avant-Garde Ball (sixth photo) is a reboot by Atlanta Cotillion. It’s still a costume drama, only this time it serves Circus Steampunk BAMF. Get ready for tunes by DJs Mike Pope and Todd Skelton plus a VIP lounge with gay luminaries Del Shores and John Gidding @ Delta Heritage Museum Hanger, 7 p.m.

Henry’s Midtown Tavern Opening Party raises the stakes on the bar wars along 10th Street in Midtown. Hundreds of gays will raise a glass or five to benefit ARCA and the AV 200 @ Henry’s, 8 p.m.

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

Bedlam: H2(h)O (seventh photo) soaks the third annual pool party with the Bedlam party crew to celebrate their anniversary. Serve poolside realness in your twist on swimwear and beachwear @ Wetbar W Atlanta Downtown, 9 p.m. Check out great photos from last year.

“Now That’s What I Call Drag!” debuts a new contest for kings and queens over a stretch of Saturdays twice a month all summer @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Backstreet Reunion Party relives the magic of Atlanta’s gone but not forgotten all-night gay dance club. You can’t stay until morning, but you can party like it’s 1999 with Charlie Brown plus DJs Bill Berdeaux and Rob Reum @ Jungle, 9 p.m. You guessed right: Backstreet Reunion is off the chain.

Extravaganza Show is the weekly fabulosity hosted by big, blonde and beautiful Shavonna “B is for Barbie” Brooks and her amazing lineup of entertainers @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Tidal Wave Party with DJ Coqui grabs you and won't let go. You know tht's just the way you like it @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 9
Hotlanta Softball League pitches and catches Atlanta’s gay softball teams through their weekly games in multiple divisions @ Metro Softball Complex, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. As always, the HSL Extra Innings Beer Bust follows, this week hosted by Atlanta Crew @ Mixx, 4 p.m.

GLAAD Margarita & Beer Fest (eighth photo) gives you three drink tickets for $10 to benefit the LGBT media watchdog group. Look for DJ Travis and performances by “RuPaul’s” Mariah and singer Kelsey Hamilton @ Zocalo, 3 p.m. They get down like that.

Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus Car Wash gets your dirty parts clean to benefit the group's AIDS Walk Atlanta team @ One. Midtown. Kitchen., 10 a.m. What is a gay car wash? We show you.

Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts continues with some arts, crafts and fun in the sun @ Peachtree Hills Recreation Center‎, all day.

Design is Human Week & Modern Atlanta Home Tours gives your eye for clean lines and minimalist chic something to land on and drool over @ Modern Atlanta, all day. Sneak a peek at one gay couple's swanky loft included on the tour.

Rise from the Ashes Phoenix Bar Reunion Party. Long before the Atlanta drag queen of the same name, remember the gay watering hole Phoenix on Ponce? Well, somebody does! And they’re celebrating back-in-the-day dive bar style @ Model T, 2 p.m.

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service (ninth photo) returns for the summer to the patio at the gay-owned, alternaqueer lovin, free for all bar better known as Church. Come get you some @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 8 p.m. Here’s what that madness looks like.

Flashback Showgirls is the new show that takes you back, all the way back to a new decade each month. Lady Shabazz leads the cast every Sunday starting this week @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m. View our photos.

New Faces Amateur Talent Contest @ Friends on Ponce, 9 p.m.

Forever 69 Peter Rauhofer Tribute T Dance honors the dance legacy of the circut legend (bottom photo) who died way too soon in April. Dance to his hits spun by his friends. DJs Martin Fry, Pat Scott & David Knapp at the turntables to benefit American Cancer Society @ Jungle, 7 p.m.

Lindsey Hinkle serenades the ladies with her special superpowers over lesbians. Arrie Bozeman opens @ Eddie's Attic, 8 p.m.

Tony Awards Watch Party makes Broadway’s biggest night even more gay by letting you watch it with your friends on the big screen @ Amsterdam, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes do their weekly camp drag for charity in their ongoing mission to bring bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta. This week’s special guests are Coco Couture, Candie Butcher and Pink Le'Monaid @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m. Get there early for Singalong Sundays and dining al fresco.


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