Best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether you're super-saturated with family, worn out from shopping, or bored while everyone else got 'er done, it's time to get with your gays at Atlanta's events designed to put the festive in your Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, Nov. 29
Charlie’s Angels rocks Midtown’s go-to bar. Join gay porn sexpert Charlie Harding (top photo, right) and a cast including Shawnna, Chavon, Niesha, Lateasha and legendary Lena @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

“The Santaland Diaries” (second photo) continues its 15th year with gay actor Harold Leaver channeling gay humorist David Sedaris as a snarky bitter department store elf @ Horizon Theatre, through Dec. 31. Get there and look for these five buried pop culture nuggets.

“Kill Your Darlings” continues with “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe all grown up and taking it up the bum as gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Great movie @ Midtown Art Cinema and LeFont Sandy Springs, all week. Read our preview.

Channukah Party and Services commemorate the Jewish holiday with Shabbat services and a meal with treats for all ages from the group that  put the gay in local Judaism @ Congregation Bet Haverim, 6:30 p.m.

The Other Show does what it does best, blows your mind. The most unique drag cast in Atlanta cures your family-saturated blues with their singular cabaret @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Swank (third photo) is the monthly women’s jam at the hotspot on the corner of Gay and Lesbian. Ladies fandango with VJ Prism and tons of surprises @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m.

M4M Hardbody Revue draws all the suburband gays to the yard for OTP post-holigay fun. It’s customer appreciation night @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

Ladies Lounge 2.0: Black Friday gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party and scores of ladies with the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. Check out our Ladies Lounge photos.

FUR drops you into gay Atlanta’s hot weekly man-on-man dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early with the new weekly Bear Bust with bottomless brew, 7 p.m.

Femme Fatale with Destiny Brooks and Justice Taylor puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’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. The event celebrates its sixth anniversary with sexy porn star Topher Dimaggio.


Saturday, Nov. 30
Indies First Saturday welcomes wildly popular lesbian authors to the little purple hizzy. Get with Fiona Zedde (fourth photo), Pearl Cleage and Isabelle Wilkerson @ Charis Books & More, 11 a.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.

Michelle Malone continues her never-ending tour across the metro and North Georgia. The lesbian blues rocker does it up for Thanksgiving weekend with lesbian faves Caroline Aiken and Dede Voigt in the round @ Red Clay Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Synergy with Shawnna Brooks is the Saturday night show to rock your world @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m. 

DJ Seth Cooper UV Tighty Whitey Party (fifth photo). Hashtag #UVTW and wear your underwear that glows under black light for Atlanta’s favorite gay dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Cooper will make your night long and hard and the boys will be nearly naked. Come early for dinner, drinks and the cast and special guests of Ruby’s Redd Light District: Thanksgiving Aftermath show in the Jungle Room, 9 p.m.

Southeast Black & Blue Fetish Night. It’s sports gear this month with the so-naughty, so nice guys of this club @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.

DragXotic werqs Saturday night with a drag show headed by Nicole Luv Dupree. Go earlier for more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Divas Cabaret presents its latest drag-stravaganza for the surburban OTP gays @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

Raw Talent 6: Britney vs. Justin. Dragsters throw down in this elimination competition to find a winner. Kings to him and queens do her for this week’s challenge during Atlanta’s favorite lesbian night (sixth photo) @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Divas of the A Thanksgiving Black Party for women of color hosted by Mook DaHost Thomas. Go-go girls, and DJ beats and more ladies than you can handle but will have fun trying @ Center Stage “The Loft,” 10 p.m.

Midnight Madness drags out the dinner hour into party time with Angelica D’Paige @ 10th & Piedmont, 11 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 1
World AIDS Day Remembrance 2013. The annual candlelight vigil with the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and all comers makes a move to hipper digs this year @ Beltline Park in Old Fourth Ward, 6 p.m. It gets real (bottom photo).

Lights, Latkes and L’Chaims with the gay-founded, gay-led congregants doing Channukah up right @ Congregation Bet Haverim, 6 p.m. You can show up early to put Rabbi Josh’s burrito in your mouth.

Gay-friendly Saint Mark and AID Atlanta team up to offer free HIV testing and consultation during worship services and Sunday School followed in the evening by a vigil for lives lost during the epidemic @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church, testing 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. AIDS Vigil, 6 p.m.

Goodbye Gilberts! Did you know this is your last chance to eat, drink and be Mary at Blake’s mainstay gay-friendly neighbor? It is. Get with your gays for a last blast @ Gilbert’s, 6 p.m. G’s, a new gastro pub, takes its place on Dec. 7.

Harness spins its weekly T Dance web. Wear leather and/or go shirtless for a romp into the new week in the bckspce @ Jungle, 6 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 presents the popular weekly fundraising show from the venerable troupe of camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.

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