The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Even on a short workweek, Friday is still a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. Let these LGBT events envelope you in the warm embrace of gay shows, fundraisers and parties.

Friday, Sept. 5

Lost N Found Open House. Get the scoop on progress and projects to help Atlanta’s homeless LGBT teens with the beloved and ballyhooed folks of LNF (top photo), including a community update and a tour of digs under renovation @ Lost N Found House, 6 p.m. Awesome timing with that recent viral outpouring.

Southern Comfort Conference is the largest transgender conference in the country and takes place right here in Atlanta each year. Panels, parties and plenty more @ Crowne Plaza Perimeter Ravinia, all weekend. 

Big Deck II for Jerusalem House Halloween. We're weeks from this year’s main costume event, themed “Traveling Through Time,” but the fundraising begins now for a beloved charity. Signature cocktails, info on the big event and scores of your friends on the patio @ Henry’s, 5:30 p.m.

“Curious Encounters 2.” A gay-inclusive round-robin of interactive multi-media performances runs you through a gamut of emotions and stage arts @ 7 Stages, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 6 p.m.. You night includes these dirty gay secrets from a new LGBT troupe.

“Doubt” closes this weekend with gay Atlanta’s own Topher Payne playing the did-he-or-didn’t-he priest in this dark tale @ Out of Box Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

The Other Show serves up the most unique drag cabaret in town with its singularly creative cast, this week with Taejah Thomas @ Jungle, 9:30 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.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with Neon the Glowbear @ Heretic, 10 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.

Daring Divas lays it on thick. Lena Lust, Shawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Men’s Night lets you in on the show and specials that get all the OTP gays rockin @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 9 p.m.

Got Leche? amps up the weekly gay Latin night featuring stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.,

 

Saturday, Sept. 6

Fall Ball Opening Day (middle photo). The gay pitchers and catchers of both Hotlanta Softball and Southern Softpaw join forces for autumn games. This week, Atlanta City Council Member Mary Norwood helms opening ceremonies @ Southside Softball Complex, 10 a.m. Aftergames Afterparty, this week with DJ Bendito @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.

Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. Lots of shinies and a parade? It’s not Pride, but it’s warming up to it. Bring your handmade glowthings in every shape and size to light up the night @ Irwin Street Eastside Trail stepoff, ending with a Park Tavern party, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Yes girl, even the BeltLine is gay in Atlanta.

Spencer Day sings his heart out and breaks a few hearts along the way. The gay singer comes to town this time to benefit the fight against Alzheimer's @ Center Stage/The Loft, 8 p.m. How do we love this sexy little crooner? Let us count the ways. This week, he lets it all hang out with us.

Michelle Malone. The popular lesbian bluesy rocker kicks it up with new songs and longtime fan favorites @ Eddie's Attic, Decatur, 9:45 p.m.

Early Country & Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Mike Pope picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

Gurlfrandz: Musicals Edition. All the way from Broadgay, East Atlanta’s most left-of-center queens rework and mock Tony-winning numbers @ Mary’s, 11 p.m.

HoShow2: Sloppy Seconds benefits Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus with some purposely skanky camp drag. It’s often bawdy, sometimes tragic and always entertaining. You can’t unsee this @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Euphoria Virgo Party celebrates Atlanta’s party lesbians whether it’s your birthday or not. Get in on the show, the spectacle, the dance party, and more women than you can handle @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DJ Eddie Martinez will turn you every way but loose. Give in to this sexy gay mixmaster @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. You’d so do him, because he knows how to do you. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District, 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.

Sinful Saturday includes the Divas Cabaret and all kinds of other bar night fun for our suburban gays outside the perimeter @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 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.

 

Sunday, Sept. 7

Joining Hearts Margarita Bust (bottom photo). Bottomless frozen deliciousness takes the edge off the humidity, and a sea of eye candy motivates you to drink more for charity @ Ten Atlanta, 3 p.m. Stick around, girl! Sunday Funday throws two parties in one with DJ Rob Reum inside and DJ Roberty Ansley outside, 4 p.m. – midnight. They really bring it at Ten.

Queer Moxie Cabaret Show. The upcoming film that already has a cult following brings its LGBT acts to the stage to raise funds toward completion of the project @ Friends On Ponce, 8 p.m.

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 presents the troupe’s weekly show on its continuing mission to bring campy bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.

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