The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The traditional slot for Stonewall Weekend comes with its own one-night-only special events, a weekend-long LGBT event series, and performances that channel your Pride. Come get your fill.

Friday, June 24

The Story of U.S. (top photo). Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus performs its annual Pride Month concert, this time couching family trips across the country in relationships between fathers and sons @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Two Saturday shows as well.

AGLCC Fourth Friday Networking. The LGBT businesspeople of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce toast the end of the week @ Ameriprise Financial, 5:30 p.m.

Libby Whittemore. Gay Atlanta’s favorite cabaret singer returns to the stage with a Pride-Season salute to the 1970s @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Shows through Sunday.

Orlando Fundraiser. GLAAD Atlanta and the rooftop pool Wetbar serve drinks with Swinging Richards dancers go-going @ W Atlanta Downtown, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Alan Avery Grand Reopening. It’s a whole new look for the gay-owned art space, and you are invited @ Alan Avery Art, 7 p.m.

Don’t Stop Kissing: Orlando Readings. Two dozen writers will read from their work to benefit the Pulse Orlando victims @ Georgai Center for the Book, 7:15 p.m.

More Love, Less Hate. A benefit show from SoFly Management for the victims families in Orland @ iLounge (formerly MSR), 8 p.m.

Fag Bash. Back when Atlanta Pride was in June, this last-weekend tradition began and continues with the EAV alternaqueers this time with an assist from Wussy Mag as a fundraiser for Orlando victims @ 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

Pump. There’s no cover charge to kick off your weekend at this man-on-man dance party, this time with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. An all-weekend event kicks off parties, performances and panels @ Mammal Gallery, 10 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 25

WackedOut BlackOut: Final Edition (middle photo). The legend comes to an end. Dress to mess up with glow paints and black lights plus performers @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9:30 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. An all-weekend event continues with parties, performances and panels @ various venues in downtown Atlanta, 10 p.m.

WONfest. Atlanta’s lesbian adventurers of Women’s Outdoor Network hit the great outdoors @ Lake Clair Land Trust, 12 noon – 6 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.

The Story of U.S. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus performs its annual Pride Month concert, this time couching family trips across the country in relationships between fathers and sons @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Men of David 2016. Ten guys have been raising money for Joining Hearts to win a title and a cover shoot with the local gay magazine. Come put your guy over the top @ Ten, 8 p.m. Afterward, head over to the Men of David After Party with DJ Tony Ruggiero @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Armorettes: Bathhouse with Bette. Before she was Divine Miss M, Bette Midler sang at gay bathhouses for a gig. Relive it with Atlanta’s crazy camp drag troupe @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Surrogates Comedy Show. Audience members tell the jokes as your favorite comedians pull the strings. Hosted by gAy-TL’s own Ian Aber @ Highland Inn Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Deep South: Cardio. DJs Robert Ansley, Parker Stephens, Bryan Armalavage keep the beat during a heart-pumping edition of this recurring party @ 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 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. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, June 26

HSL Commissioners Cup. Hotlanta Softball League pits its local gay pitchers and catchers in the big finale of its summer season @ Johnson Park, Conyers, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet the guys for this week’s Final Extra Innings Beer Bust (bottom photo) @ Frogs Cantina, 4p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. An all-weekend event wraps its schedule of parties, performances and panels @ various venues in downtown Atlanta, 10 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

Safer Schools Sunday Funday. Georgia Safe Schools Coalition benefits from your door entry, cocktails and donations @ My Sister’s Room, 3 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.

Pulse Memorial & Viva La Vida. Remembers, celebrates and benefits the 49 LGBT and allied brothers and sisters who died in Orlando with a walk from Piedmont & 12th to the bar, 7 p.m. followed by a special Armorettes: Pride Love Conquers All, 7:30 p.m. Tossed Salad “Born to Be Alive,” and late night dance with DJ Martin, 12 midnight.


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