The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether you’re looking to get your gay on before or after you strap on your Thanksgiving feedbag, LGBT Atlanta has you covered. Get a gander and let the long holi-gay weekend commence.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Joining Hearts Thanksgiving Eve (top photo). Local daddy and real-life gay dad DJ David Knapp takes the tables to spin you into the holiday for charity @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

Turkey Bowl. The LGBTs of the Dixie Bowling league knock down pins with crazy themed games @ Funtime Bowl Northeast, 7 p.m.

Turkey Ball. DJ Daryl Cox works the patio, while DJ Robert Ansley does up the inside decks. All these beats, complimentary shots early, and the day off tomorrow @ Ten. 9 p.m.

Party at the Bronze. Channel your inner Buffy and get ready for 90s Night with period jams and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episodes all night  @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Drag Idol. The contest returns for a weeks-long elimination to find the next local diva @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

Bird Cage Bingo. Ruby Redd continues her popular Bingo game, only this time you don’t have to go to work tomorrow. Join in the fun @ Hideway, 8 p.m.

Crazy Karaoke. The annual pre-Thanksgiving bash that brings all the lesbians out to play @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.


Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re sick of family or need some company, the LGBT-ATL bars are open and pouring. Meet your friends, make new ones, and check with your favorite watering hole for hours of operation.


Friday, Nov. 28

The Other Show: Miami's Farewell serves the weekly cast and special guests who make up the most unique drag cabaret in town, this week as the grand finale for cast member Miami Royale (third photo). She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Georg Takei, OurSong & “Sci Fi Spectcular. The gay social media icon and actor narrates the symphony's show featuring some of the most famous sci-fi scores on film, including Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters and Superman. Atlanta's coed gay chorus joins in the show as well @ Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Saturday performance too.

The Santaland Diaries. It’s that time again: the annual stage shuffle through the mind and matters of David Sedaris’ gay department store elf. Harold Leaver returns to the lead role for the 16th year @ Horizon Theater, 8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31.

Boys Room. Rub one out with your favorite East Atlanta alternaqueers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Macho Night. The weekly man-on-man dance party gets a Latin twist with Macho Productions. It’s 18 to party, 21 to drink @ 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.

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.

Chaparral Nights amps up a weekly gay Latin night with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, Nov. 29

DJ Luis Perez (fourth photo) is about to blow your dancing queen mind. The NYC beat master (fourth photo) takes over the booth with high-energy beats to move your feets @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. He knows what you want and how to give it to you. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District show, 9 p.m.

Indies First Party & Sale. On Small Business Saturday, shop Atlanta’s lesbian-feminist stalwart with author guests reading and signing their works, including T. Cooper, Theresa Davis, Nicki Salcedo, Jessica Handler and Sheri Joseph @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 9 p.m.

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

Nerds & Jocks Fetish Night. The culture clash between these two high school archetypes just got a lot sexier. Live out your fantasy with the guys of Southeast Black & Blue @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Raw Talent Semi Finals. It’s getting down to the wire with the kings and queens vying for the ultimate crown in this weekly contest during East Atlanta’s favorite lesbian dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre, 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.

Divas Cabaret works some looks with Destiny Brooks on the mic for all the OTP gays @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 9 p.m.

DJs Travis & Eric 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, Nov. 30

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition Beer Bust pours and doesn’t stop, and your $10 entry helps this beloved LGBT group. Add prizes and fun, and it’s a always a party (bottom photo @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Sunday Funday. 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 at the wheel while you eat @ 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. The camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. Catch the madness @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.


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