The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Summer’s days are numbered, but you can count them down with plentiful party plans on Atlanta’s Gay Agenda calendar of LGBT events that say hold up, summer. We’re not done with you yet.

Friday, Aug. 21

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor (top photo), this week with DJ Stan Jackson @ Heretic, 10 p.m. These guys know how to show you a good time.

“Political Party.” Dancing and discussion merge with Atlanta Pride as hosts. Womynhood panel with drag queen Cayenne Rouge, Pride event manager Laura Barton and writer Raquel Willis leads into solidarity on the dance floor @ Big House on Ponce, 8 p.m.

“Rent.” Closing weekend of the queer-inclusive rock musical of a generation in a local reimagining helmed by director Freddie Ashley @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Run extended through Aug. 22.

The Other Show. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts the cast and special guests who keep you guessing. She's so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 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. Get there early for Tomorrowland ticket and wristband giveaways all month!

Bitch Please. DJ Ree de la Vega returns to the scene of her last monthly slaying. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 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.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 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. Get there early for the Women’s Outdoor Network Happy Hour Dance, 7 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, Aug. 22

Melissa Etheridge. The lesbian icon is back and rocking it solo for her rabid fan base @ Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8 p.m. Read her latest local interview with David Atlanta.

Bearracuda. The traveling party in pursuit of the hirsute returns, this time with San Francisco DJ Steve Sherwood pumping the beats that move your feets @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

“Big Brother” Cast Takeover. Five houseguests of “Big Brother” seasons 15,16 and 17 will be at Blake's Saturday night host fun and games. Audrey Middleton season 17 emcees a Magic Mike-style “Who is the sexiest Big Brother” Dance Off featuring Clay Honeycutt Season 17, Jace Agolli Season 17, Caleb Reynolds Season 16 and Judd Daughtery Season 15 @ Blake's, 10 p.m. Stick around as GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

DJ Big Kid. The international superstar rocks you into the wee hours @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Puppy Mosh. The monthly pup-play fetishists come out to hang with the pack, and it’s Panther L/L Bar Night too @ 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. 

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

DJ Scott Anthony All Nighter. moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 23

“Vicious” (bottom photo). The second season of the renowned comedy premieres with the hilarious antics of mishaps, break-ups and make-ups with elderly gay couple Freddie and Stuart. Starring blue-chip actors Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi @ GPB, 10:30 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. Here’s how much we love Bubba.

Atlanta Bondage Club. Explore rope, steal, leather and S/M in a safe space in the gay male sex club @ Manifest 4U, 2 p.m.

Pushups for PALS. Two gyms come together to put on an exhibition of strength and fitness while you drink. Donate to teams with the most impressive fit gods from Fit Studio or Prime Performance, and proceeds benefit Pets Are Loving Support @ Zocalo, 3 p.m.

Dylan Michael & The Family. The smooth tunes of the local gay singer and his band of instrumentalists and vocalists does your Sunday right @ Masquerade, 4 p.m.

Atlanta Freedom Bands Community Open Rehearsal. Former band geeks are invited to music and social time with Atlanta’s LGBT concert and marching bands. Bring your old instrument @ St. Paul UMC, 6 p.m. Continues Sundays through Aug. 30.

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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