The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets. From Stonewall Month to Pulse commemorations to all-night gay parties, LGBT happenings take you all the way through Monday.

Friday, June 9

Chus + Ceballos (top photo). The DJs you remember from your Dancing Queen Glory Days perform an extended set @ Wild Pitch Music Hall, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

LGBT Families for Ossoff. The District 6 Congressional candidate meets with potential voters courtesy Georgia Young Democrats Stonewall Caucus @ 100 Nobility Ct., Roswell, 5 p.m.

OurSong: Where We Stand. Atlanta’s LGBT co-ed chorus sings their Pride Month concert with music from classic to country to contemporary @ First Baptist Church, Decatur, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

Boys of Summer. The swimsuit contest that puts all others to shame for its diversity, hilarity, and balls-out-ity @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

DILF Jock Party. Cellblock 13 hosts this underwear party for daddies and daddy lovers with the guys of Fukr @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Marc J. Cubs returns. The former Atlantan hits town for one night only to spin you right round @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 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.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 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. 

Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Saturday, June 10

DJ Ben Baker. He’s hot, he’s talented, and you’re going to love him. Shake that moneymaker with all the boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. He of the legendary Atlanta party status.

White Party. Say welcome to summer at this gay-TL tradition. The dress code is in the name, and your cocktails and fundraising for gay-inclusive Chris 180 is the game @ Mason Fine Art, 7 p.m. It’s always a good time.

Kickball Tournament. The gays and gals of 4US sports host this fun competition to benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation and APD’s LGBT Liaisons @ Perkerson Park, 9 a.m.

Flag Football Championships. The gridiron gays of National Flag Football League of Atlanta get rough and tumble @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 9:30 a.m.

AV200 Beer Bust. Their long bike ride may be over but the AIDS Vaccine cyclists’ fundraising is not. Drink up @ Woofs, 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 the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 10 p.m.

Somos Atlanta (We Are Atlanta). This art show honoring the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre @ Eyedrum Gallery, 7 p.m.

Hotlanta Squares. Atlanta’s LGBT square dancers do-si-do @ City of Light, 7 p.m.

OurSong: Where We Stand. Atlanta’s LGBT co-ed chorus sings their Pride Month concert with music from classic to country to contemporary @ First Baptist Church, Decatur, 8 p.m.

Back Room Burlesque. The Armorettes perform their monthly charity show @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Gurlfrandz: Queers of Summer. The latest joint from the left-of-center EAV queens celebrates the season @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Prince Party. This 80s video dance fandango celebrates the Purple One and all his friends @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

Icon: Rihanna. The party people of For All Humans pay tribute to Ri-Ri and her music @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 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 Scott Anthony All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, June 11

Atlanta Equality March. To coincide with the national LGBT march for equality and against Trumpisms in Washington, local queers raise their voices and their signs, starting @ Park Tavern, 12 noon.

Hotlanta Softball. The gay pitchers and catchers continue their season of play on the field and off @ Johnson Park, all day. Join them for bottomless brews during the Retro Jersey Party @ Frogs Cantina, 4 p.m.

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

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Armorettes: Duets. 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 goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.


Monday, June 12

Pulse Memorial Prayer Vigil. This gay-inclusive congregation hosts this commemoration in their sanctuary for all comers on the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub slayings @ St. Mark United Methodist Church, 12 noon.


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