The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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What’s gay in Atlanta this Friday through Sunday? Besides you? All the LGBT weekend events lined up to shake out your cobwebs, of course. Shows, sports and soirrees say hey to a whole new you.

Friday, Sept. 20
Charlie’s Angels is the newest show at Midtown’s go-to bar. Join porn sexpert Charlie Harding (top photo) and a cast including Shawnna, Chavon, Niesha, Lateasha and legendary Lena @ Blake’s, 11 p.m. Maybe Charlie will show you his Harding Hardbody or get you all dirty.

Lips Drag Dining Opening Weekend: Glitz & Glam Dinner. Kick off the new concept in cuisine with a dinner theater idea already wowing them in New York, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale. Here, old-hat showgirl wrangler Charlie Brown (second photo) plays host to performers including Violet Chachki and Bubba D. Licious @ Lips, 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

“Gun Hill Road” is the gay family saga that will bring tears. It’s this month’s Third Friday film series screening @ First Existentialist, 7 p.m.

“Trash” sees its final weekend world premiere by Johnny Drago, directed by Topher Payne, starring Dwayne Morgan (third photo) and staged by Process Theatre Company. Gay. Gay. Gay-gay-gay. Finale performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ OnStage Atlanta. The playwright’s creatively “Trashy” Grindr promotion.

The Other Show XXXL with Alaska Thunderfuck (third photo) stages the monthly installment of a supersized, superstar-infused version of the weekly drag free-for-all. This time, it’s the balls-out approach of the “RuPaul’s” alum @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. Meet-and-greet after the show includes beats by DJ King Atlas. Here’s what Amanda Lapore dropped last time, and how frothed up Lady Bunny got the crowd at XXXL's debut.

Caroline Aiken is one of those “girls with guitars” who can get lesbians to drive all the way to Dahlonega. That goes double with Copius Jones and Gibson Wilbanks also taking the stage @ Red Clay Theatre, Dahlonega, 8 p.m.

Mr. & Miss Atlanta Eagle Bar Night raises cash to help send reigning man Tank to compete against other title holders at American Brotherhood Weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

FUR: DJ Sean Mac’s Birthday celebrates its beat master during Heretic’s Friday bear dance party. Get into it @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early for the all-new weekly Bear Bust with $10 draft on the patio, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Got Leche? celebrates the weekend each and every Friday with Atlanta’s weekly gay Latin night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., this week with Reina Jessica Coch and

BanjeeGirl Friday gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party and all the ladies you can handle with the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

The Fab Five brings down the house with its weekly drag revue of glamazons led by Angelica D’Paige @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 21
AEN Networking Brunch (fourth photo) invites Atlanta’s gay and lesbian business people to a casual networking meal. Entry includes you meal, gratuity and the good, like-minded company will you munch @ Einstein’s, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

Gay Men’s Chorus Beer Bust for Pride celebrates the 33rd concert season of the local favorites with bottomless brew, Jell-O and pudding shots, cash drawing and much, much more. It all goes to Pride and AGMC’s Encore committee @ Joe’s, 1 p.m.

East Atlanta Strut Parade and Festival brings on the outdoor festivities all day in the EAV. Of course that means the big gay Strut Queens past and present, drink specials all day, DJs inside and out and even Maryoke @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m. My Sister’s Room is down for a pound, too.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby Match (fifth photo) puts the burly gay jocks back on the pitch for the fall season of games. This one’s against college hotties of Georgia Tech @ Old White Rugby Complex, 1 p.m. Join them later at the Bucks Bar Night for AIDS Walk @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

Paint With Pride calls out to your inner artist. Create a work of art while downing your favorite BYOB with all the other supplies you’ll need to benefit Atlanta Pride @ Sips N Strokes, Toco Hills, 6:15 p.m.

Lips Drag Dining Opening Weekend continues the kickoff of a new concept in cuisine and dinner theater. The idea is already wowing them in New York, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale. Here, old-hat showgirl wrangler Charlie Brown plays host to performers including Violet Chachki and Bubba D. Licious @ Lips, 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Tegan & Sara at Music Midtown. The lesbian twins (sixth photo) hit the annual festival to rock your soul @ Roxy Stage, 5:30 p.m. Walk over to the Electric Ballroom Stage for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 7 p.m.

Brewing for Equality talks it out over coffee with the Love Under Fire campaigners @ Caribou, 5 p.m.

Armorette Follies for H.E.R.O. brings its monthly backroom bawdiness to the stage for a good cause. This month, kids affected by HIV/AIDS in Georgia get the loot from the all the crazy camp @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

The Devil Wears Red! Red Dress Party (seventh photo) wants to see you in flowy, fiery tones of crimson. The gay male nuns of Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host a signature event to benefit the gay men’s MISTER Center with special guests, performances and more @ Jungle, 9 p.m. The evening includes Ruby’s Redd Light District show. View our fantastic photos from last year.

Sinful Saturday and That’s What I Call Drag Finale revs up the women who love women who love to party. All star cast hits the stage amid your DJ dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux DBL Play starts with a set by the sexy spinmeister (eighth photo) for a perfect dancing queen Saturday night @ Heretic, 10 p.m. But it wouldn’t be gay and Joe couldn’t provide “DBL” penetration without an all-night dance until sunrise @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Grind-Here is like your phone app, but old school. In-person singles meet-up with dancing and a drag show @ Mixx, 10 p.m.

Extravaganza Show is the weekly fabulosity with blonde and beautiful Shavonna B. Brooks and cast @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.


Sunday, Sept. 22
Sunday Drag Gospel Brunch returns to gay Atlanta. If you haven’t lived here long enough to remember Sunday queens singing heavenly, you’re in for a treat. Sing that hallelujah chorus at the ATL’s new drag restaurant @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Do not move. The ultimate in drag dining continues with Joining Hearts Charity Show with open bar and food, starring Charlie Brown and Phoenix, and benefiting the latest from Joining Hearts (bottom photo), 6 p.m.

“Trans: The Movie” screens with the gay-founded, gay-led, gay-attended congregation @ First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta, 3 p.m.

All New Armorettes: Glamp! The camp drag troupe re-envisions its weekly fundraising show adding the beauties of Burkhart’s to the mix. New showtime, revitalized cast, same insanity @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m. Check out our pics to see what it's all about.

Flashback Showgirls is the drag show that takes you back, all the way back to a new decade each week. Lady Shabazz leads the cast @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.


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