You work hard all week. Now it’s time for your just rewards. Reach into the Gay Agenda’s grab bag of local LGBT events and pull out the big gay downtime treat that you have so righteously earned.
Friday, Aug. 28
Out on Film Fourth Friday. The monthly happy hour with the LGBT business pros of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gets cranked up a notch with the launch of this year’s Out on Film lineup, including gay jock doc “Out To Win” (top photo). See trailers and hear more about the Oct. 1-8 festival @ Mixx, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Watch trailers now from the full Out on Film schedule.
Fourth Friday Fun & Fellowship. Young gay men of color gather for dinner, conversation, card party games and more @ Evolution Project, 5:30 p.m.
Melissa Ferrick. The lesbian crooner rocks her loyal fans into submission during two shows with opener Sarah Rachael @ Eddie’s Attic, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Best Butt. In the next event in a slew of summertime favorites in East Atlanta, bums are bared for your pleasure and judgment. Categories include but aren’t limited to Hairiest, Best Tan Lines and Juiciest @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.
Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor (top photo), this week with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
The Other Show: Trashed. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts the cast and special guests who keep you guessing. She's so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 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. With Tomorrowland ticket giveaways all month!
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.
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. 29
DJ Cindel (middle photo). The king of drums holds court and puts a backbeat on your dancing queen dreams @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m. Cindel killed it last time he was here.
Leaders for Equality. Learn how to make an impact as a volunteer member of the HRC Atlanta Steering Committee. Bring your ideas and experiences to this discussion of LGBT rights in Georgia under the umbrella of the national Human Rights Campaign @ 17 Executive Park South, 11 a.m.
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. If you’ve got pipes and always wanted to show them off in the premiere LGBTA male chorus, here’s your chance. Drink your honey-lemon tea, be over age 18, and come prepared to blow @ St. Mark United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Scroll down for Sunday auditions too.
Fall Softball Registration Beer Bust. Just when you thought gay softball was over, fall ball swoops in to save you. Register for Southern Softpaw League play, meet the teams and their charities, and bust some bottomless brews @ Hideaway, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Queen of Atlanta Strut Cotillion & Crowning. The campy queens have worked hard, and now it’s time to see them strut in broad daylight. Bring dollar bills to choose a winner that rides in the Atlanta Strut Parade, and prepare to daydrink until they’re pretty @ Mary’s, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Unity BBQ. Finish the season with a sizzle with the folks who can’t wait a week for Black Gay Pride. Ebonee Bradford and Brandon Bragg host, DJ Chaos spins, barbecues are fired up, and all you bring is a side and drink to share @ Piedmont Park Pavillion, 4:30 p.m.
Scott Wilbanks. All the way from New Zealand, the author of “The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster” and his husband hit the metro ‘burbs to talk tale-telling during a wine and cheese reception @ Fox Tale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, 5 p.m.
Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays @ Heretic, 8 p.m.
Nerds & Jocks. Dress up as your alter ego, and make it sexy, even slutty, because this theme party is a Bar Code event with Southeast Black & Blue @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Couples Night. Grab your boo as DJ E woos the dates and LTRs hosted by Juan & Gee. Couples only admitted @ Mixx, 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.
DJ Kevin DuRard 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. 30
“Vicious” (bottom photo). The second season of the renowned comedy continues the hilarious 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.
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. If you’ve got pipes and always wanted to show them off in the premiere LGBTA male chorus, here’s your second of two days to make it happen. Drink your honey-lemon tea, be over age 18, and come prepared to blow @ St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1 p.m. – 5 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 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: LemonAIDS. DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire, this week with drink specials and other fun surprises with the LemonAIDS AIDS Walk Tea @ 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: Cher Show. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, this week with a tribute to all the iterations of the one and only Cher @ 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.