The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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After a long week of doing what you need to do, do stuff you really want to do. You earned it. Take your pick from the shows, soirees and special guests dotting Atlanta’s LGBT event landscape.

Friday, Sept. 16

ManShaft: Blue Collar Edition (top photo). Get out your work tools and hard hats for this quarterly, masc-themed dance party from DJ Diablo Rojo ft. Neon the Glowgobear @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

Sip & Shop for a Cause. The Men’s Department closes down to become a gay cocktail party with a DJ and a sale on the fall collection. It’s all for For The Kid In All Of Us @ Bloomingdale’s Lenox, 6:30 p.m.

‘November.’ If someone like Trump had won the presidency in 2008 instead of Obama, this hilarious comedy is what could happen. David Mamet’s play by gay-run Process Theatre treads the boards @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 30.

‘The Prom.’ A play about a lesbian, her intended female prom date, and the school’s attempts to deal with it hits the stage @ Alliance Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25.

Hannah Thomas. The out singer-songwriter drops her new CD with a release party and full-band show including members of Roxie Watson and Sugarland @ Eddie’s Attic, 8:30 p.m.

Bitch Please. Come hang out with the cool kids and Ree De La Vega's monthly mix @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m

Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 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.

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.

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.

Crush Friday 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.

Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, Sept. 17

Grr & Stuff 2.0 (second photo). DJ Marc J. Cubs had so much fun last time, the people demand an encore. Get to it @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

LGBT Family Expo. Considering becoming a parent? Need infor on adoption, surrogacy and other options? This one’s for you @ 80 Joseph E. Lowry, 9 a.m.

Southern Softpaw League. Fall Ball is in full swing with the gay softball pitchers and catchers @ Southside Sports Complex, 10 a.m. The Nighthawks host the after-game celebration @ Atlanta Eagle, 4 p.m.

Out of the Closet Grand Opening. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which operates AID Atlanta, hosts a ribbon-cutting for its first thrift store @ Out of the Closet, 10 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Trailer Park Party. Armorettes and Atlanta Sisters get trashy with carnival fare on the grill, specialty drinks over the bar, and games on the patio @ Heretic, 4 p.m.

Gay Speed Dating. A social experiment for single guys who register goes down @ Woofs, 4:30 p.m.

Sips N Strokes For Pride. Get out your paint brush and knock back a few while you create art. The fun benefits Atlanta Pride @ Sips & Strokes Toco Hills, 6:30 p.m.

Isaac Escalante. The international spinmeister with the big following celebrates his birthday with an Atlanta dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Bucks Bar Night. Atlanta’s gay rugby squad plays and pours @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Glow Party. Black lights and glowing props make for a whole new ballgame @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

DJ Stan Jackson. The local favorite pumps the beats @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 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 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.

DJ Lydia Prim. She brings the tribal beats to keep your weekend fun going that much longer @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

DJ Phil Romano All Nighter. Bars close, but you never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Sept. 18

Drag 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.

Lambda Legal in Atlanta. The legal eagles behind court and policy changes for LGBT rights come from this group, which catches you up over cocktails @ Wimbish House, 3 p.m.

Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

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 @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including suprises each week @ Jungle, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.


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