The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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No rest for the wicked, or the wickedly awesome. Wrapping Pride only means there’s more fall, y’all. Get up, get out, and get some from this never-ending stream of gay Atlanta events.

Friday, Oct. 16

Rock Chastain. Lesbian blues rocker Michelle Malone (top photo) joins rock legends Randall Bramlett and Chuck Leavell to benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.

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

The Other Show. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts an eclectic cast that always keeps you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Pump. Get the man-on-man dance party started with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m. These guys serve an epic party.

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, Oct. 17

Atlanta Bucks Rugby (middle photo). The hometown boys hit the pitch to play a fall match against the college boys of GSU @ Walker Park, 1 p.m. UPDATE | Match has been cancelled.

Fall Festival on Ponce. The annual event that brings art vendors, live music and people together returns with the gay guys of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces @ Olmstead Linear Park, all day.

Armorettes Fall Festival. Food, games and a costume contest draw you out of the house and into the season with Atlanta’s camp drag crazies outside @ Heretic, 3 p.m. Stay for the monthly show inside, 7 p.m.

Fall Softball. The pitchers and catchers of Southern Softpaw play in their weekly matchups @ Southside Park, 10 a.m. Follow gay softball to its natural conclusion, a Beer Bust @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

“9: Viewpoints” Nine talented photographers put their work on display as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Get an eyeful @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Boots & Briefs Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays, this week with an underwear auction you don't want to miss @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

DJ Scorpio & Free Cover. Customer appreciation never worked a beat quite like this. Hit the dance floor @ 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. 

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.

DJ Lydia Prim 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.m.


Sunday, Oct. 18

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run (bottom photo). Return to the scene of the Pride a week later for a very different vibe. The 25th annual event steps through Midtown with a big gay reception @ Piedmont Park, 12 noon.

Fall Festival on Ponce. The annual event that brings art vendors, live music and people together returns with the gay guys of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces @ Olmstead Linear Park, all day.

Atlanta Royalty Triple Crowning. These Antionettes are a triple threat. Hear these queens sing and see their talents honored with a crown. Miss Atlatna Rising Diva Tatyanna Dickerson, Miss Atlanta Grand Diva Monica van Pelt and Miss Atlanta Showgirl Nichelle Paris serve it @ Jungle, 7 p.m.

Sunday Funday. 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.

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.

[top photo via | bottom photo by Sher Pruitt]


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