The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The holi-gay holiday kicks into overdrive as Atlanta's signature LGBT events line up to celebrate the season. Toy Party, Lost N Found Holiday and Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus concerts are just the tip of the big gay iceberg.

Friday, Dec. 5

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert (top photo). Fans know that it’s not the Holidays until these guys sing. Consider it game on as a hundred voices fill you up @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 8 p.m. Two Saturday performances as well.

Lost N Found Holiday Party & Art Review. Food, friends and flowers join the art of Richard Satchell and some of gay Atlanta’s favorite drag queens – and it’s all for the homeless LGBT teens of LNF. Get with the festivities @ Lost N Found Youth Thrift & Consignment, 7 p.m.

The Other Show: 2nd Anniversary serves the weekly cast and special guests who make up the most unique drag cabaret in town. She’s so unusual, this week with a supersized cast delivering anniversary realness @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

“The Santaland Diaries.” The annual stage shuffle through the mind and matters of writer 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.

The Welcoming Committee Takeover. Another month, another queer invasion of a straight bar, this time @ Graveyard Tavern on Glenwood in East Atlanta, 9 p.m.

Pump returns to pull all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Ladies Lounge: Hip Hop Edition gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Atlanta Wizard’s Ball. Costume up and come on down for this Potter-esqe fest in partnership with Atlanta’s LGBT Sci-Fi group OutLantaCon and other local geek groups @ Masquerade, 9 p.m.

Club-esque. Take it from this queer-inclusive event: “Vegas, Broadway, Cabaret & Burlesque come together in non-stop entertainment @ Center Stage, 8:30 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.

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, Dec. 6

Tony Moran 50th Birthday Bash. The legendary circuit DJ (middle photo) chose Atlanta to celebrate his big gay epic milestone day. Who’s your daddy @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District show, 9 p.m.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert. Fans know that it’s not the Holidays until these guys sing. Consider it game on as a hundred voices fill you up @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Miss Ruck & Maul. The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby dudes don their gay apparel in this annual fundraising pageant of burly guys in dresses. Look out: It’s a Cher theme this year @ Jungle, 6:30 p.m. It’s not pretty, but it’s fun.

Build A Home for the Holidays. Gingerbread houses by Atlanta gays on display in Midtown on Dec. 6 and Decatur Dec. 7. Both days, vote for one while you shop, and mention Lost N Found Youth to donate 10 percent of your purchase @ Worthmore Jewelers, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too. The money goes to the LNF house for LGBT youth under renovation, which has really come a long way.

Lucas Mire. The strumming song stylings of this local gay singer will lull you into a smooth Saturday night. Look for new tunes from his album “Heyday” @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

Women’s Outdoor Network Holiday Party. The lesbians who hike, bike, run and generally play outdoors gather for a rare indoor activity. Get to know them @ Henry’s, 7 p.m.

Underbear. The jock strap and undies party returns, this time with Santa in the house. Free clothes check for naughty and nice boys @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Gurlfrandz: Holiday Edition. The left-of-center drag from the #villagequeens will leave you scratching your head and begging for more @ Mary’s, 11 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.

Red & White Party Toy Drive. East Atlanta’s favorite lesbian dance party goes holiday on your ass. Wear the colors, bring a toy for local kids, and enjoy performances and dance beats @ 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.

DJ Micky Friedmann 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. Ogle Friedmann half-naked in advance.


Sunday, Dec. 7

Toy Party (bottom photo). For the 12th year, hundreds of gay Atlantans flood a cavernous space with toys for underpriviledged kids as the entry fee. For The Kid in All of Us provides DJ beats, open bar, silent auction, raffle, noshes and swag for VIPs, plus lots of fabulous holiday attire @ AmericasMart 3, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. It’s this big of a deal. Here’s what you need to know.

Snow Ball: Toy Party Afterparty. The second annual official after-event keeps the Toy Party festivities going well into the night with cocktails, DJ Rob Reum and a slew of well-dressed guys @ Ten Atlanta, 9 p.m.

Flap Jokes Comedy Show. An early evening of hot cakes and hot jokes serves you a pancake supper and comedy. Local gay comic Ian Aber hosts a slew of talent with John-Michael Bond as headliner @ The Hangar, 5:30 p.m.

Gentlemen’s Ball is black, gay and fabulous. Dress to impress with a three-course meal, complimentary cocktails and hundreds of fine men serving “creative black tie” realness @ Marriott Marquis, 7 p.m.

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.

Sex Kitten Sunday with Angelica D’Paige corralling the queens @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.

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. Those 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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