The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Don your gay apparel, people. You are go for the “most wonderful time of the year.” Love it or lump it with LGBT events to suit every last naughty Scrooge or nice Santa in the queer village.

Friday, Dec. 4

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus: Deck the Halls (top photo). The annual extravaganza dons its gay apparel for this vocal romp through the season, from traditional and heart wringing to modern and fun @ Cathedral of Saint Philip, 8 p.m. plus two Saturday shows.

Guerrilla Queer Bar. The gays who take over straight establishments each month do their thing at this gay-owned straight bar. You’re right; it’s confusing. But cocktails and socializing aren’t @ Noni’s, 9 p.m.

“Santaland Diaries.” David Sedaris’ hilarious play about a snarky department store elf returns for its 17th season with Harold Leaver in the starring role @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31.

“Let Nothing You Dismay.” Local gay playwright Topher Payne turns the season on its ear in this comedy about a young couple trying unsuccessfully to dodge their families. Eight actors in 22 roles @ Stage Door Players, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 20.

Pump. Come together for a weekly man-on-man dance party, this time with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep 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, Dec. 5

DJ Dani Toro. The international stud takes over the tables @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m. Toro always draws the hottest gay guys (middle photo). Every single time.

AIDS Ride to Stone Mountain. The bicyclists of Action Cycling who bring you the annual AV200 ride through North Georgia go shorter. Head out in conjunction with last week’s World AIDS Day to raise funds for Emory Vaccine Center. Wheels up @ Carter Center, 10 a.m.

Mitchell Anderson “Food & Thought.” The popular gay restaurateur of MetroFresh signs copies of his new book @ Cook’s Warehouse Midtown-Ansley Mall, 3 p.m.

Women’s Outdoor Network Holiday Party. The ladies who love an outing bring it inside to celebrate the holidays @ Amsterdam, 7 p.m.

Levi Kreis Home for the Holidays. The out singer, actor, award winner and TV-drama-crooner brings his seasonal show to his Atlanta fans @ Spiritual Living Center Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus: Deck the Halls. The annual extravaganza dons its gay apparel for this vocal romp through the season, from traditional and heart wringing to modern and fun @ Cathedral of Saint Philip, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Miss Ruck N Maul All Stars. Welcome the 10th anniversary of this fundraising show featuring the burly Atlanta Bucks Rugby jocks in wigs and dresses. Some favorite contestants from seasons past return @ Jungle, 7 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 the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Glitter Snow Ball with Jujubee. Just Toby’s popular Glitterball party series gets winterized with the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, local queens like Jaye Lish and Biqtch Puddin’, and DJ Neon the Glowgobear @ Heretic, 10 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.

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.

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.

DJ Karlitos 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, Dec. 6

Twisted Toyland. Think kink for all the so-naughty-it’s-nice people on your list. With adult toys and gear for sale and cocktails flowing, you may find something for yourself as well @ Jungle, 1 p.m.

National HIV Prevention Conference opens today and runs through Wednesday. The LGBT Institute hosts panels, plenaries and presentations @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 8 a.m.

HSL Jingle Ball. The annual holiday party for old friends and new with Hotlanta Softball League. DJ Joey Smith, a $10 beer bust, raffles and a drive for toiletries to help the homeless LGBT kids of Lost N Found Youth. Get in on it @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Merry Woo Hoo with Diane Durrett. The local lesbian songstress provides all the crooning her loving fans can handle with special guest Soul Suga @ Eddie’s Attic, 8:30 p.m.

Checkmate Drag King Pageant. Devin Liqour and Owen McCord will “king” somebody in this awesome talent show and pageant presented by Mr. Georgia UsofA and Miss Georgia Diva UsofA @ My Sister’s Room, 7 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.

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.

High Energy. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the weekly drag show with Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes Turnabout Show. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ 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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