The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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A whole week of gay Halloween starts now for LGBT Atlanta. Events even now include costume craziness and masked queers to go with your regularly scheduled plays, performances and parties.

Friday, Oct. 23

Masked (top photo). DJ Seth Breezy helms this man-on-man dance party sponsored by Scruff and presented by BeefyBoy. Get down tonight @ Heretic, 10 p.m. These guys serve epic party.

AGLCC Fourth Friday. Get with like-minded professionals of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for their last networking happy hour this year @ Georgia World Congress Center, 5:30 p.m.

“waltz.” A new work choreographed and starring accomplished dancer Joshua Rackliffe – you may now his other work better as drag bombshell Brigitte Bidet – during the opening event for the exhibit “Habsburg Splendor: Vienna Masterpieces” @ The High, 7:30 p.m.

“Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families.” Author Elisabeth Sheff talks about her new book on “polycules,” the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

“Taboo: Sexuality and Identity in Ceramics” features works by three dozen artists exploring the theme @ Signature Gallery, through Oct. 31.

“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.

Slumber Party Massacre. A slasher movie and creature feature fest with games including spin the bottle and jams by DJ Headmaster @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show: 3-Year Hallow-versary. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts an eclectic cast that always keeps you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 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. 24

Hocus Pocus (middle photo). The annual Halloween bash that kicks off a week of gay parties includes an infamous costume contest, a slew of bars, guest judges like Jovita Moore and John Gidding, plus DJ Sean Mac on the beats @ W Atlanta Midtown, 7 p.m. Check out awesome photos from last year and its costumed predecessor.

Fall Softball. The pitchers and catchers of Southern Softpaw play in their weekly matchups @ Southside Park, 10 a.m.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby. The hometown boys hit the pitch to play a fall match against the GRITS team @ Walker Park, 1 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 scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Saturday Fun Day Beer Bust with Regina Cartier. The fundraising power of this charity drag queen comes to help one gay man’s hospital bills. Bottomless beer, drunken Gummy Bears and more @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Michelle Malone. The local lesbian blues rocker woos her fans into submission @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

WackedOut Blackout. The party series returns with glow-in-the-dark body paint, glow sticks and your UV-reactive colors. Dress to mess @ Jungle, 10:30 p.. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Manny Lehman. The legendary DJ, producer and remixer returns to the scene of his last Atlanta slaying to crank up the guys @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Suits & Boots. This month’s Southeast Black & Blue Fetish Night invites white collars and black suits with your jock and harness underneath @ 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.


Sunday, Oct. 25

DJ Alex Cohen All Nighter (bottom photo) moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Saturday never really ends @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.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.

Atlanta Bondage Club. Come do “male bonding through the use of rope, steel, leather and S/M,” according to the monthly meetup @ Manifest 4U, 2 p.m. – 5 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.

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 with Scarlet Starlet. 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. This week, with the special-guest YouTube sensation who may or may not be an upcoming “Drag Race” contestant @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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