Labor Day in gay Atlanta offers a pitstop for every LGBT in the landscape. Black Gay Pride, Dragon Con, Decatur Book Festival, Peach Tennis, and more one-night-stand parties than you can count.
Friday, Sept. 2
Black Gay Pride (top photo). Thousands of people hit venues all over town for this celebration of LGBTs of color. Get in on today’s festivities, including the Community Luncheon, 12 noon; Men’s Mega Party, 10 p.m.; 5000 Men Block Party, 10 p.m.; All White Party for Women, 10 p.m.; WassupWhite Party, 10:30 p.m.; and ATL Blk Pride White Party, 11 p.m.
Peach International Tennis Tournament. LGBT tennis players from the national league descend on Atlanta for this annual event. Get in on the serving and volleying @ Dekalb Tennis Center, all weekend.
Powder Room: Buns of Steel. RuPaul alum Tammie Brown headlines this 90s-exercize themed dance party that brings all the queer genderfuck kids to the yard @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
‘The Prom.’ The story of a lesbian, her intended female prom date, and the school’s attempts to deal with it hits the stage @ Alliance Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25.
‘Company.’ Gay composer Stephen Sondheim’s musical that changed musicals forever opens its run @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 4.
Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m
Black Pride Onyx Party with the leathermen of color and DJ Ron Pullman @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.
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.
Crush Friday 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.
Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m. This weeks’ party includes a live performance of the single “Dope Shit,” by Alissah Brooks ft. J. Tyler, as well as performances by Erick Nathan and EJ Aviance. J. Tyler has his own debut single to do too.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 3
Black Gay Pride continues. Today’s events include the “Queer Vision Pride, Purpose & Cinema” screenings @ Georgian Terrace, 12 noon; a Sunset Day Party, 5 p.m.; the Traxx Mega Party with June’s Diary, 10 p.m.; rapper Trina @ Obsessions, 10 p.m.; The ManCave, 11 p.m.; and Dick Galore @ Tokyo Valentino, 12 midnight.
Dragon Con Parade. Another Atlanta signature festival for Labor Day Weekend is this sci-fi/fantasy Con @ Downtown Atlanta, 10 a.m. It gets ruhrl gay, hunty. And we have the pics to prove it, year after year.
#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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Early Country-Late Night Dance. Scoot boots early, Blackout Retro Disco after midnight @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Night leaves you fit to be tied @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.
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.
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.
DJ Lydia Prim. She brings the tribal beats to keep your weekend fun going that much longer @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 4 a.m.
DJ Martin Fry All Nighter. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Black Gay Pride. Today’s events include the Same Difference Film Festival, 11 a.m.; Fit Men Who Brunch, 11 a.m.; an PureHeart Community Festival @ Piedmont Park, 12 noon; the Soul Food Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch with Queen Sheba, 12 noon; state Rep. Park Cannon Meet & Greet @ Rush Center, 7 p.m. and the Main Event @ Jungle, 11 p.m.
Sunday Funday: End of Summer Tiki Party wraps your weekend – and your summer – just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight.
Sunday Funday Beer Bust. Women know how to do 10th Street too @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m.
Atlanta Dream LGBT Night. A block of tickets will cheer on the home team as the Dream takes on the Seattle Storm @ Philips Arena, 6 p.m.
Blackout Party Special Edition with DJ Chris Kind works the floor @ Atlanta Eagle, 7 p.m.
Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.
Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast @ Blake's, 8 p.m.
CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including suprises each week @ Jungle, 8 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5
Stars of the Century. Every Monday is an extravaganza show with this drag and performance crew. Labor Day and BGP super size it @ Jungle, 11 p.m.