The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether you’re down for a concert, party, movie, play or an bigger gathering of gays, our Gay Agenda calendar always knows how to show you a good time with Atlanta LGBT events.

Friday, July 17

Kate Pierson (top photo). The B52s singer and solo artist most recently of “Mister Sister” fame hits her hometown venue for a concert @ Variety Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.

“Do I Sound Gay?” The movie we told you was in the works about the “gay accent,” where it comes from and what it means finally hits Atlanta in a limited run @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, through Thursday, July 23. Scroll for info on the filmmaker in attendance on Sunday night.

“Ladylike.” This group photography exhibit opens with a reception for the latest work by queer and queer-friendly Atlanta artists Jon Dean, Sunni Johnson, Sara Keith, Austin Frantz and Blake England @ Eyedrum, 7 p.m.

Wet: Women’s Rooftop Social. Get with lesbians who like to make you wet during this Midtown pool party @ The Wetbar, atop the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel, 7 p.m.

“Rent.” The queer-inclusive rock musical of a generation returns with a local reimagining helmed by director Freddie Ashley @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 9.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. 

The Other Show. The most unique weekly drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests who keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Joining Hearts Kickoff with DJ Joe Gauthreaux. The sexy spin-master returns to start a weekend full of dance parties surrounding gay Atlanta’s biggest charity pool party on Saturday. You can’t stop the beat @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Step across the parking lot to keep the party going with the DJ Karlitos All Nighter @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Femme Fatale with Phi Phi O'Hara puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens, this week with “RuPaul's Drag Race” finalist Phi Phi O'Hara @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m. She'll try to top this gorgeous mess.

Animal House Toga Party. It’s Mr. Atlanta Eagle’s birthday, and you in a sheet and a jock strap is what he wants @ 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.

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ Blake’s, 9 p.m. This week, the fun includes a Joining Hearts Weekend special performance by Debby Holiday, 11 p.m.

Ladies Lounge gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Chaparral Night 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, July 18

Joining Hearts (middle photo). Hundreds from gay Atlanta and beyond suit up to pool down with DJs Grind and Deanne plus singer Debby Holiday to benefit AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House @ Greystone in Piedmont Park, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. It’s an all-out rippling ab fest. You can also take a Beach Ball break @ Ten, all day including midnight swimsuit contest. Of course there’s a Joining Hearts Afterparty with DJ Twisted Dee @ Jungle, 10 p.m., and don’t stop shaking your ass during the DJ Micky Friedmann All-Nighter @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Lost N Found Donation Drive. Atlanta Pride takes your unwanted clothing and household items to be sold for LGBT homeless youth at LNF Thrift. Get it together and bring it by @ Rush Center, 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Home Sweet Home #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 Saturday night shenanigans, 9 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 undisputed Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in 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. 

Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a show to supplement its weekly womyn ways @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests. DJ and video beats plus more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.


Sunday, July 19

“Do I Sound Gay?” Filmmaker Talk (bottom photo). The movie we told you was in the works about the “gay accent,” where it comes from and what it means finally hits Atlanta in a limited run, tonight with its creator David Thorpe @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 7:15 p.m. Screens on daily schedule through July 23.

Joining Hearts Closing Party. DJ Martin Fry keeps the beat for JH boys who don't want it to end and just can't stop @ Jungle, 7 p.m.

Drag Gospel 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.

Sunday Funday. DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta  @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock this weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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