Pride peppers the calendar as official and unofficial events kick off the big weekend. Not to be outdone, every other faction of LGBT Atlanta keeps up its regular pace to put a whole lot of gay in your day.
• Theater queens. “Pageant: The Musical” @ 14th Street Playhouse, 8 p.m., “Sammy & Me” (second photo) @ the Alliance, 8 p.m. (preview), and “Wicked Divas” w/Gay Men’s Chorus & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra @ Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.
• Proud, too. Heaven Girl Party @ Park Tavern, 8 p.m., “Massive” Pride Party with DJ Mike Cruz (third photo) and Underwear Fashion Show @ Club Reign, 9 p.m., and the Fire and Ice Pride Party @ My Sisters’ Room, 9 p.m.
• Me three. Hanky Code Party: Pride edition @ Mary’s, 9 p.m., Pride Night with DJ Lydia Prim @ the Heretic, 10 p.m., Pride Night with DJ Mike Pope @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m., Pride Friday with DJ Nat & Panthers L/L @ the Eagle, 10 p.m., and Pride Night Live featuring Amerie (bottom photo) with Traxx & TraxxGirls @ Atlanta Live, 11 p.m., and the whole kit and kaboodle of Pride Friday nightlife.