The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Pride may be over, but LGBT Atlanta events just keep rolling. From art openings to galas, from a sex conference to fall sports, find and bite off the piece of gay Atlanta that suits you best.

Friday, Oct. 14

Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend (top photo). With a theme of Harlem Renaissance this year, a full weekend of events for gay men of color kicks off with a meet and greet @ The Bailey Agency, 7 p.m., and a Welcome Party at Kapture, 11 p.m.

Sex Down South. Join this three-day sex and sexuality conference with more than 50 presenters, workshops and nationally noted “Sex Celebs” @ Hilton Atlanta, through Saturday.

Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ 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

Pump. The weekly man-on-man dance party kicks off your weekend @ Heretic, 10 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.

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, Oct. 15

Atlanta Bucks vs. Old White (middle photo). Come watch the local gay squade take on these challengers @ Old White Field, 2 p.m.

Southern Softpaw League. Fall Ball is in full swing with the gay softball pitchers and catchers @ Southside Sports Complex, 10 a.m.

Festival On Ponce. Join all your gays of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces in the gorgeous weather for art and food vendors, live music and more @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day and Sunday too.

All of Us Kickball Tournament. LGBT jocks kick that ball for trophies and glory @ Villages at Carver YMCA, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sex Down South. This three-day sex and sexuality conference wraps with all-day activities and the Big Bang Ball @ Hilton Atlanta, all day.

Joining Hearts Kickball. More jocks and balls kick it for this beloved gay charity @ Piedmont Park Active Oval, 1 p.m. – 7 p.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.

AIDS Walk Beer Bust. Raise a glass and raise some final funds leading up to Sunday's big event @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Gentlemen’s Ball: Harlem Renaissance. The annual event weekend for gay men of color includes a full day of activities and the centerpiece gala @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis, all day. Ball 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Nine: Art of the Photo. Annual group show opens to stun you with visuals on the gay-owned walls @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Early Country/Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, then join the retro dance party @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

Dance Party. Shake your booty all night long @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 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 Scott Anthony All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 16

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. The annual event continues its legacy fighting HIV through donations to dozens of local organizations including organizer AID Atlanta @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m. It’s pretty awesome.

Festival On Ponce. Join all your gays of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces in the gorgeous weather for art and food vendors, live music and more @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day.

Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend. The annual event weekend for gay men of color wraps with a Farewell Party @ Artlanta, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

Atlanta Bondage Club. Come play with these guys in the gay sex club confines @ Manifest4U, 2 p.m. – 5 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.

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.

CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including surprises 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.

Bottom photo by Dan Lax


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