Just when you think you can’t take another minute of the workweek, the Gay Agenda of Atlanta’s LGBT events swoops to the rescue with weekend activities to bring your sparkle back.
Friday, Nov. 8
Paparazzi (top photo) is the second-Friday reason to strike a pose. Red carpet, hot guests, your best look, featured artists and DJ Merr1n from the party minds that bring you Bedlam @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. View our photos.
“Deathtrap” (second photo) opens the classic mystery play of deception, comedy and murder with the big gay twist. Do it up through Nov. 24 @ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 8 p.m.
“Solace” opens with a reception. The exhibit finds your comfort zone with works by five artists looking to create “environments for the viewer to become enveloped into an otherworldly realm” @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.
Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour. Don’t be fooled by the name. It’s second Friday, and you’re right on time for Atlanta’s venerable lesbian social group @ Mixx, 6 p.m.
Dinner & A Movie: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” kicks off Jungle’s weekend with dragster Jaye Lishe, a different screening each week, and great menu specials in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sit. Stay. It’s time for the zaniness of The Other Show with its one-of-a-kind cast, 9:30 p.m.
BanjeeGirl Friday gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party and all the ladies you can handle with the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Culture Shock welcomes you to all of the queens, scenes, shows and sweat you can manage with guerilla performances and more. DJ Nita Aviance (third photo) introduces the Carry Nation to the ATL @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m.
FUR drops you into gay Atlanta’s hot weekly man-on-man dance party, this week with DJ David Knapp @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early with the new weekly Bear Bust with bottomless brew, 7 p.m.
The Fab Five drag revue puts the glamazons on display each week hosted by Angelica D’Paige. Get your singles ready for some of Atlanta’s premiere queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
Charlie’s Angels rocks Midtown’s go-to bar. Join gay porn sexpert Charlie Harding and a cast including Shawnna, Chavon, Niesha, Lateasha and legendary Lena @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.
Got Leche? lays out its weekly gay Latin night with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club Bar Night keeps the guys who can't go to IML this weekend entertained @ Eagle, 11 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Southern Softpaw League Closing Day pitches and catches with the gay fall softball jocks (fourth photo) for the last time this season. Come for the guys, stay for … well stay for the guys too @ Southside Park, noon. The End of Season Awards & Charity Party recognizes the victors and donates funds raised to worthy causes during a beer bust @ Heretic, 4 p.m.
Lost N Found Youth Volunteer Training welcomes those who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless LGBT teens and young adults @ Rush Center, 2 p.m. Background check and $10 processing fee required. Here’s how Lost N Found tweaked heartstrings, funny bones and sexy bellies in an emotional anniversary weekend.
PALS Manly Miss America (fifth photo). Shaking up its fundraising roster, the gay-beloved Pets Are Loving Support throws a very burly drag show. Costume originality and “vote” donations to the cause wins the Spokes Queen title @ Jungle, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
“Serenity” Art Show opens with a reception for works by Mario Centeno on the gay-owned walls @ Mission Motif, 6 p.m.
Traffic Light Party advertises lesbian relationship status in hopes of hooking women up with women with help from DJ Liz Owen and Athens’ own “I Woke Up in a Bro-gatti” cast @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
All Star Scorpio Party with Rockstars Production whips you into a froth with sexy gay men of color dancing and romancing. Free for Scorpios until midnight @ 595 North, 10 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.
Shirts & Skins Party lets you pick the team you bat for – good luck finding a shirt (sixth photo). Then go sticking your key into locks until you find a match. And by that we mean, gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party rocks your socks with guest DJ Luis Perez @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Come early for dinner, drinks and a great show by the cast of Ruby’s Redd Light District in the Jungle Room, 9:30 p.m.
DragXotic werqs the Saturday night crowd at the newest show headed by Nicole Luv Dupree. Of course, you’ll want to go earlier for more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
Extravaganza Show is the weekly fabulosity with blonde and beautiful Shavonna B. Brooks and cast @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
Grind-Here is the in-person version of the singles night you have in your pants, er on your smartphone. DJ beats and drag get the party started @ Mixx, 10 p.m.
Midnight Madness drags out the dinner hour into party time with Angelica D’Paige @ 10th & Piedmont, 11 p.m.
DJ Big Kid All Nighter is gay Atlanta’s hottest after-hours. Dance until sunrise. The visiting spinmeister (seventh photo) moves you toward the dawn @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
King of Pops Field Day is going to be huge, and it’s going to be delicious. Everybody’s favorite hipster frozen treat vendors (eighth photo) throw an end-of-season bash. Free pops, free entry, all ages, live music and food trucks plus throwback contests and races @ Masquerade, 12 noon.
Let’s Have A Kiki Comedy Show welcomes gay comic Sampson for a night of laughs benefiting Matthew's Stepping Stones, a safe space for LGBT homeless youth. Tickets $10 advance, $15 door @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.
Big Joy Centennial Birthday celebrates the remarkable birth of the Radical Faerie, poet and filmmaker who touched so many lives and is the subject of the popular documentary of the same name. Bring bubbly beverages and finger foods to share, or watch the event stream live @ First E, 7:30 p.m.
Sweet T Sunday Tea Dance. GA Boy Productions welcomes DJ Nick Bertossi (bottom photo) from Vancouver and hot go-go boys to dance you into next week benefiting Ready 4 Hope @ Jungle, 7 p.m. – midnight.
Sunday Service with DJ Vicki Powell rocks the hippest patio in town for the last time this year. Guest co-DJ Headmaster Ritual pumps the beats @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 7 p.m.
Flashback Showgirls is the drag show that takes you back, all the way back to a new decade each week. Lady Shabazz leads the cast @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.
Armorettes: Glamp! trots out the popular weekly fundraising show that mixes the troupe of camp crazies with the beauties of Burkhart’s @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.