The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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When it’s time to let it all go for the week and get down to the real business of weekend release, the Gay Agenda of LGBT Atlanta events has the parties, shows and gatherings to cure what ails you.

Friday, Oct. 24

“Lilting” (top photo). Winner of Out on Film Jury Awards for Best Feature and Best Actor, this heartwrenching journey stars out actor Ben Whishaw in a one-week run @ Midtown Art Cinema, daily through Oct. 30.

AGLCC Fourth Friday invites you to wind down from the workweek cocktailing with the LGBT professionals of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ Kembra L. Smith Law Offices, 5:30 p.m.

Come OUT for the Vote. Toast to LGBT voters with the Young Democrats of Georgia and their gays. Lost of photo posting for the early-voting #pride2polls hashtag to creat buzz @ Joe’s on Juniper, 6 p.m.

LGBT Comedy Night. Brent Star headlines comics including Julie Osborne in the venue’s first gay showcase ever @ Aurora Theatre, 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday too.

Roxie Watson. The lesbian quintuplet rocks a toe-tapping alterna-grass set with Paul Sanchez @ Red Clay Theatre, 8 p.m.

“The Sugar Bean Sisters” opens this Southern Gothic tale of two sisters wrapped in murder and romance with lesbian director Cathe Hall Payne at the helm @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 8.

“The Doctor, The Devil and My Dad” Closing Weekend. This fantastical story follows a woman’s visions of her Muslim father juxtaposed with a convincingly Tenant-esque Doctor Who and Satan himself. Gay Atlanta’s own Topher Payne is part of the cast @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna opens for a limited run @ Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Runs through Nov. 16

Slumber Party Massacre. As the bar says in its infinite wisdom, “Screw the pumpkin spice, pass the popcorn.” Season-appropriate slasher movies on the screens, PJs and sleepwear on you, free professional monster makeup for a tip, and DJ Headmaster on the beat @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show serves up the most unique drag cabaret in town. She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Macho Night. The weekly man-on-man dance party gets a Latin twist with Macho Productions, DJs Chiruco and David Knapp and Latina drag performances @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Ladies Lounge gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Otter Chaos. Naughty furry boys moving to DJ Rob Ansley @ Eagle, 10 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.

Daring Divas lays it on thick. Lena Lust, Shawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Men’s Night lets you in on the show and specials that get all the OTP gays rockin @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 9 p.m.

Gay Latin Night amps up the party with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.,


Saturday, Oct. 25

Jerusalem House Halloween: Traveling Through Time. Bring every bit of costume skills you can muster to this annual gay charity bash (middle photo). Cocktails, a cause, a costume parade and a contest @ W Midtown, 7 p.m. These costumes are legendary.

Fall Ball. The gay pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball and Southern Softpaw join forces for autumn games @ Southside Softball Complex, 10 a.m. 

Political Canvass for Bob Gibeling. The gay state House candidate invites all hands on deck for door knocking during early weekend voting @ District 54, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

LGBT Comedy Night. Brent Star headlines comics including Julie Osborne in the venue’s first gay showcase ever @ Aurora Theatre, 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

LostInTheLetters. Emerging lit series hosts feminist authors Landon Godrey and Abigail Greenbaum with Charis Circle @ Highland Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

Krog Masquerade. The iconic local tunnel invites you and your mask in for live music and scores of your friends en masque. Gay organizers got a brand new bag @ Krog Street Tunnel, 8 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance. offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Mike Pope picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

DJ Billy Lace turns you every which way but loose during gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District show, 9 p.m.

DJ Paul Coles British Invasion. The British are coming! The British are coming! Catch the groove and move @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Vixens & Virgins. The femme show that always touches its audience in just the right place. Performances amid Atlanta’s weekly lesbian dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. Come early for It’s That Time of the Month Comedy Show, this week with Ian Aber as host, 8 p.m.

Marietta Pride. Rather than a one-day superfest, this year’s North Georgia Rainbow Coalition celebration is a fandango of Saturday nights through October @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 9:30 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.

DJ Twisted Dee 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.


Sunday, Oct. 26

Sunday Funday (bottom photo) It's two parties in one with DJ Rob Reum inside and DJ Robert Ansley outside. All kinds of fun as you go back and forth @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious and the gurlz @ Lips, 12:15 doors, 1:30 p.m. show.

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 Spooktacular. The weekly show from the camp crazies goes Halloween to drag for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. It’s also Amber Divine’s 50th Birthday. Catch the madness @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.


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