With an upcoming holiday on Tuesday and many people having Monday off, take the hint and go hard for an LGBT long weekend that makes Fourth of July memories with your gays.
Friday, June 30
Glam Slam: Marco Marco (top photo). A fashion and dance event not to be missed with designers and their clothes plus models in Boy Next Door-wear stomping the runway while you stomp the party floor with DJ King Atlas @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Atlanta Bear Fest: Pirates of the Bearibbean. The Southern Bears annual Fourth of July Weekend for big and burly guys and their admirers returns for ABF 17 @ Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park by day and Atlanta Eagle by night, all weekend.
AGMC: rEVOLution. Love backwards and the music of the Beatles revisits the most popular concert of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus to close out Stonewall Month @ Rialto, 8 p.m. Sunday too.
Queer Drunk History. “It’s not how this works. It’s not how any of this works” in drag, comedy and more @ Village Theatre, 10:30 p.m.
The Other Show: Faux King. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m., preceded by a RuPaul’s Drag Race watch party, 8 p.m.
Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
DJ Moose kicks off the weekend for ABF and all comers @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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, July 1
Bubba Bang: Thick Life (middle photo). George Unda and DJ Big Dipper present the centerpiece event to Atlanta Bear Fest Weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s basically everything you want it to be. Like, this kind of everything.
Rise Up 5K. Diversity on fleeted foot is the name of this fun-run @ Grant Park, 8 a.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.
AGMC: rEVOLution. Love backwards and the music of the Beatles revisits the most popular concert of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus to close out Stonewall Month @ Rialto, 8 p.m.
Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.
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.
Sunday, July 2
Sunday Funday (bottom photo). The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten, 4 p.m.
Atlanta Bear Fest: Pirates of the Bearibbean continues for big and burly guys and their admirers returns for ABF 17 @ Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park and Atlanta Eagle, through Tuesday.
Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.
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: Red White & Blue. 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.