The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The fall turns ever colder, but the LGBT event love just keeps growing warmer. Belly up to the Gay Agenda calendar and get a heaping helping of local gay parties, performances and pilgrimages.

Friday, Nov. 6

LNF 48-Hour Vigil. Lost N Found Youth founder Rick Westbrook (top photo) makes his annual pilgrimage to live outside in the elements to bring attention to the “first 48 hours” plight of homeless LGBT youth. Community Update and Tour @ LNF House, 768 Juniper, 5 p.m. Candlelight Walk to Ansley Mall for vigil, 7 p.m. Vigil collects warm clothes and non-perishables, plus provides workshop sessions, through Sunday night.

Andy Warhol’s “Life of Juanita Castro.” The gay-run Film Love group presents the 1965 film on the dictator’s sister includes drag roles for both men and women @ Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Printmakers Biennial. The international juried exhibit coincides with a complementary exhibit by printmaker Carlos Delgado. See both and enjoy the opening reception in the gay-owned spaces @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

Wanda Sykes. The singular comedy of this out comic hits Atlanta for one night only @ Cobb Energy Center, 8 p.m.

Lesbian Comedy Extravaganza. If you’re not seeing Wanda Sykes, maybe Vickie Shaw and Jennie McNulty will satisfy your LGBT comic cravings @ City of Light, 8 p.m.

“The Thrush & the Woodpecker.” A suspenseful mystery thriller by local gay playwright Steve Yockey premieres @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Running in rep with Yockey’s “Blackberry Winter” through Nov. 22.

Atlanta Women’s Chorus: Free Spirits. A spooky recital based on the story that members of the chorus went to the woods, never returned, and their videos and selfies were finally found. Spook it up @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Again on Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Guerilla Queer Bar. An LGBT invasion of a usually straight establishment goes down @ Flip Flops, 1140 Crescent Ave. NE, 9 p.m.

Powder Room: Pink and Dirty. The latest incarnation of the monthly alterna-queer party with Cayenne Rouge at the helm welcomes all comers @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

LatinoFire Gay Networking. A new group for LGBT Latinos gets together to hobnob over cocktails @ Loca Luna, 11 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

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

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, Nov. 7

Del Shores: SINgularly SORDID (middle photo). The “Sordid Lives” playwright and self-described “minor celebrity” whose mouth never has a filter tells his stories to benefit Joining Hearts @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

Fall Softball. The pitchers and catchers of Southern Softpaw wrap up the season’s weekly matchups @ Southside Park, 10 a.m.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. The sixth annual event with the gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces brings arts and crafts vendors, live music, gourmet food trucks and more @ Chastain Park, all day. Sunday too.

Charis Birthday Party. Atlanta’s stalwart lesbian bookstore turns 41 years young with cake and a sale @ Charis Books & More, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Miss Dixie Pageant. The hilarious fundraiser that brings men in dresses to the stage to benefit the gay Dixie Bowling League @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Jennifer Knapp. The lesbian songstress returns to Atlanta behind her latest album “Set Me Free” on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe label. Some new, some old hits @ Pure Life Studios, LaGrange, 7:30 p.m.

Dylan Michael & The Family. The big sound of this LGBT-headed and inclusive band lays down its grooves with special guest Beth Ballinger @ Tin Roof Cantina, 9 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 Gurlfrandz: Those left-of-center queens of the EAV bring “Gurlz just want to have fun” to a whole new level @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

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

Princess Peaches Birthday Party with DJ Luis Perez. The hottie DJ climbs on board to celebrate the birthday of Princess Peaches, aka Jungle’s own Travis Denisen @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 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. 

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.

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 @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

DJ Moose All Nighter 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.


Sunday, Nov. 8

Sunday Service with DJ Vicki Powell. If the patio is open, and the gays are bumpin’ (bottom photo), it must be time for another edition of this killer monthly hootenanny with everybody’s favorite lesbian DJ at everybody’s favorite gay-owned watering hole. Get to gettin' @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 7 p.m.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. The sixth annual event with the gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces brings arts and crafts vendors, live music, gourmet food trucks and more @ Chastain Park, all day.

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.

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 with Delighted Tobehere. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, this week with the “America’s Got Talent” queen as special guest @ 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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