The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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If it’s not one thing, it’s another. If you’re not corralling queens at a RuPaul show, you’re battling a military dance party. If you’re not queer sci-fi-ing, you’re making the most of all these other LGBT events.

Friday, May 13

‘RDPR’ Battle of the Seasons (top photo). Favorite queens across seven seasons come together on the Extravaganza Tour with Michelle Visage as host @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m. The RBOTS Willam Afterparty takes place at Jungle, 11 p.m.

OutlantaCon. The LGBT fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime and gaming do the ComicCon thing with a local gay bent @ Marriott Century Center, all weekend.

“The Tribute Artist.” Drag playwright Charles Busch (“Die Mommie Die!”) pens this romp through farce and female impersonation, starring two of the genre’s pros, gay Atlanta’s Dwayne Morgan and Topher Payne (“Designing Women Live”) @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through May 15.

“Me and Jezebel.” Renowned Atlanta actor Googie Uterhardt plays Bette Davis in this spellbinding performance @ ARTstation, 8 p.m. Runs through May 15.

Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m Stick around this week for the Willam RBOTS Afterparty.

Pump. There’s no cover charge to kick off your weekend at this man-on-man dance party, this week with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Fetish Night. Join the Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club for “rubber and jocks” during this month’s themed fundraiser @ 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.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 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.

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.


Saturday, May 14

ManShaft: Military Edition (middle photo). Get into gear with the party that loves a masculine archetype. DJ Diablo Rojo’s quarterly theme party goes military with fatigues, combat boots, dress blues and all looks from all corners of service @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Your soldier will stand up and salute.

AIDS Vaccine 200. These cyclists for a cause take off on a two-day, 200-mile trek across Georgia to raise funds for HIV research at the Emory Vaccine Center. Emory School of Medicine @ 7 a.m.

Friends & Family: NFFLA Flag Football pits the gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta in their weekly gay jock showdown, this week with a cookout for fans of the league during and after the games @ Boulevard Crossing, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Nothing but Net Healthy Happy Hour. The Gentlemen’s Foundation for gay men of color hosts this basketball pickup to keep you in shape. Nothin’ but net @ Grant Park, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OutlantaCon. The LGBT fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime and gaming do the ComicCon thing with a local gay bent @ Marriott Century Center, all weekend.

#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 schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Firefly Run. A large gay contingent dons its neon, lights and lanterns for this fun run lighting up the night. Dedicated restrooms, tens, snacks, gear check and more @ Piedmont Park. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

Expand. DJs Phillip Jung, M.A.N.D.Y and Luis Valencia keep the mixed crowd going @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9:30 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.

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 Ron Hammelin All Nighter. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, May 15

OutlantaCon (bottom photo). The LGBT fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime and gaming do the ComicCon thing with a local gay bent @ Marriott Century Center, all weekend.

AIDS Vaccine 200 Sunday Welcoming Party. Those cyclists for charity return home after 200 miles of biking @ Emory School of Medicine, 3:45 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League pits the teams of gay pitchers and catchers against each other @ Johnson Park, Conyers, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Don’t miss the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ Oscar's, 3 p.m.

H2O. It’s time for sun, swim and aqua yoga at the return of this gay summertime favorite weekly party. Get with your swimsuit gays for all that and cocktails to boot @ Wetbar atop the W Atlanta Downtown, 10 a.m. – all day access.

So You Think You Can Sing Finale. Contestants over the weeks have been whittled down to the finalists competing to benefit Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Woman’s Chorus. Come see who wins @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.

Drag Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips (bottom photo), 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight

Midtown Rouge. Get to gettin' with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Sunday drag show kicks its latest, most fabulous iteration @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. Come feel the magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.


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