The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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How you do what you do so fabulously remains a mystery to so many, but we have your number. You recharge after a long week with LGBT Atlanta events on the Gay Agenda calendar.

Friday, Sept. 25

Jerusalem House Big Deck Party (top photo). You like ‘em big, and Henry’s has one. Join the gang on the big deck patio to benefit the upcoming JH Halloween bash. Bottomless martinis are on tap too @ Henry’s, 5:30 p.m.

“Looking for Normal.” A religious couple in America’s heartland get every notion challenged about family and love when the husband comes out as transgender. The gay-led Process Theatre produces @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs Fridays to Sundays through Oct. 10.

“The Titans.” Art exhibit explores works on paper by some toweringly popular artists including gay Atlanta artists like Larry Jens Anderson @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 30.

Grift. What happens here, stays here. Let off some steam after a long week with DJ Christopher Kind @ Atlanta Eagle, 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: Intergalaganza. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts an eclectic cast that always keeps you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Boys Room. 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.

Deadly Vixens drag show 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.

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, Sept. 26

BJ’s Pride Night. Strippers on the bar and in your face are always a draw. This week, all the fun benefits Atlanta Pride @ BJ Roosters, 10 p.m. These guys know how to party (middle photo).

Indigo Girls. When you live in Atlanta, you get extra IG concerts. When you're an Emory alum, they come home to your shared alma mater to serenade homecoming @ McDonough Field, 2 p.m.

Titans Beer Bust. This team from gay Atlanta’s Fall Ball season pours bottomless brews and sells Jell-O shots to benefit the league @ Burkhart's, 4 p.m.

East Atlanta Strut #Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. This week featuring the queens of the annual WAV party going on all around you and into the night.

Love Unites Parade. If the Chattahoochee Hills are alive with the sound of Electronic Dance Music, you’re already at TomorrowWorld. Don’t miss this bacchanalian parade of inclusivity toward the ATL Stage with DJ Bill Berdeaux sponsored by Blake’s on the Park @ TomorrowWorld, 12:30 p.m. And don't miss the Grindr hunks.

CHRIStal Ball. CHRIS Kids, the LGBT-inclusive group for disadvantaged children, hosts its gala dinner with Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal @ Georgia Aquarium, 6 p.m.

Geighties (Gay ‘80s) Party. Even if you don’t remember it, you can dress up and relive the gay sights and sounds of the 1980s. Arcade challenge, Rubik's competition, trivia contests, breakdance demo, free 80s giveaways, plus DJs Ree De La Vega and Yvonne Monet. Atlanta Pride is the beneficiary @ Community Smith, 8 p.m.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

DJ Mike Cruz. This Miami dancefloor master takes over the tables to spin you into gay oblivion @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m. It’s a guaranteed good time. You know how they are.

Panther Pledge Class. Bootblacking and buzzcuts to benefit Atlanta’s Panther Leather/Levi club come with fundraising shots and all your dancefloor friends @ 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 in a new Midtown location @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests. DJ and video beats plus more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

All Night Dance Party 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, Sept. 27

Sunday Funday (bottom photo). 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.

Spittin’ Grits Tea & Biscuit Social. Get down and grub up with the organizers of Southern Fried Queer Pride as they bend your ear about plans for next year’s event. Bring your ideas @ Rush Center, 6 p.m.

Lambda Legal in Atlanta. The annual event that trades cocktails and munchies in exchange for your support of the group at the forefront of so many gay, trans and HIV cases across the U.S. Get with your gays @ Millennium Gate Museum, 3 p.m.

Body Positive Party. Grab the last taste of summer and help support the queer progressives of Charis Circle and Southerners On New Ground (SONG). Drinks and light snacks around the pool @ W Hotel Downtown, 1 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.

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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