The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Over-sated with food and family? It’s time for an extra helping of gay. We serve it up with Atlanta’s best LGBT events that downshift from Christmas but keep your engine warm for New Year's Eve.

Friday, Dec. 27
The Other Show (top photo) puts its own unique spin on drag with the one-of-a-kind cast and special guests that always keep it interesting in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. Show up early for a camp classic and a great dinner and drinks menu during Dinner & A Movie, 7:30 p.m.

Fortune Feimster (second photo). The comic who has been called the “next great lesbian comedian” hits town for two days of performances. Catch the Southern jokester who’s also a full-time writer and performer on “Chelsea Lately” @ Laughing Skull, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  Saturday shows too. Read our interview.

“The Santaland Diaries” is wrapping its 15th year with gay actor Harold Leaver channeling gay humorist David Sedaris as a snarky department store elf @ Horizon Theatre, through Dec. 31. As always, it’s on point with our favorite pop culture updates.

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.

Ladies Lounge 2.0 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.

Boys Room. Get up in between the holidays with the guys and the video dance party that do you right every time. DJ Headmaster hits you where it hurts @ Mary's, 9 p.m.

DJ Corey David Farewell Party drops you into gay Atlanta’s hot weekly man-on-man dance party, this week with a beat-filled goodbye to the gAy-TL fave DJ (third photo) @ Heretic, 10 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. 


Saturday, Dec. 28
Raw Talent Season 6 Semi Finals (fourth photo). Shit just got real. The best in drag kings and queens, plus other performers, take the stage to see wh'll vie for the title on Jan. 11. Get up in there with the lesbians who love to party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Michelle Malone Banned returns the singer’s gay blues rock to the suburban gays. This time, the whole band is in tow behind her “Winter Acoustic” CD @ Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, 9 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.

Fortune Feimster, the comic who’s has been called the “next great lesbian comedian” hits town for two days of performances. Catch the loveable Southern humorist who’s also a full-time writer and performer on “Chelsea Lately” whie she does up Atlanta @ Laughing Skull, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

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

Backstreet Reunion Party (fifth photo) reminds us that you can close an iconic gay dance bar in a gentrifying neighborhood, but you can’t take the gay dance bar out of Atlanta. Mark 10 years since the doors closed with DJs Rob Reum, Bill Berdeaux and Bobby Copeland @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Backstreet Drag Show, 9 p.m. These parties kick ass (view photos).

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.

DJ Jalil Z All Nighter (sixth photo) moves your booty all the way to sunrise, just steps away from Jungle @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. They know how to party.

Grind-Here is the in-person version of the singles night you have in your pants, er on your smartphone. DJ beats get the party started @ Mixx, 10 p.m.

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

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


Sunday, Dec. 29
Beards, Bears & Otters on Ice (bottom photo). It’s the second year that the furry faces gather together with an excuse to fall all over each other. The ice rink is fake, but the cold air and warm hearts are real. Dress warm and bring Lego sets or other donations for the Little Bricks of Hope Program @ Park Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Here’s how sexy this gets.

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 do up their popular weekly fundraising show of camp drag crazy with the mouths of sailors and the hearts of gold. They raise the roof and the funds against HIV/AIDS @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.

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