The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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From playgrounds to parties to parks and way past, LGBT-ATL events turn you every way but loose with a gaggle of gay gatherings, and a dose of the well-earned weekend fun you crave.

Friday, Aug. 12

Pride Day at Six Flags (top photo). An official Stride Into Pride event gives you discounted access to the amusements by day, and an Atlanta Pride party in the evening @ Six Flags Over Georgia, all day.

Gay Men’s Singles Mixer. Unconventional opportunity to meet guys in a safe, comfortable environment. Program ensures you’ll meet 25 guys @ Woofs, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

'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

Distrkt C with DJ Manny Lehman. Things are about to get dirty, just the way you like it. Scruff sponsors the DJ and porn stars Rikk York and Oscar Mejia. Leather, Uniform, Gear, Sports @ Heretic, 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.

Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 4 a.m.


Saturday, Aug. 13

DJ Eddie Martinez (middle photo). The sexy-hot DJ with all the beats moves the crowd @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. He always does us right, time and again. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

LGBT Institute Meeting. The quarterly gathering for all interested with the group asking and answering the hard questions. Gather round @ GSU Student Center, 2 p.m.

NFFLA Margarita Bust. The gay jocks and athletic supporters of National Flag Football League of Atlanta pour bottomless cups of the frozen green stuff @ Zocalo, 4 p.m.

Wussy High #Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party, this week with a high-school themed photo shoot @ 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.

LGBT Clinton Campaign Fundraiser. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker headlines this reception to raise funds for the Democratic presidential nominee. Entry fee gets you perks and goes to the cause @ Midtown home (address with ticket purchase), 6 p.m.

Ho Fo Sho. Live drag vocals under a “Look of Whoring” theme with Dixie Carterstead, Trudy Doce, Ivanna Gender, Tilly Kummz, Georgia O’Kweefe and more. Benefits Voices of Note @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Chus + Ceballos. The popular Spanish duo returns to Atlanta to bounce their gays around the room, sponsored by Tokyo Valentino @ Wild Pitch Music Hall, 10 p.m.

Drag Out Cancer. Armorette Lori Divine is battling the Big C, and this show will help offset cost @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

GlitterBall. Just Toby welcomes featured troupe House of Gunt and DJ Robert Ansley to a night of drag on the edge and lots of fetish sparkle @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Pig Dance. Southeast Black & Blue hosts this sexy party with DJ Diablo Rojo on deck @ 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 Kevin Durard All Nighter. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 14

Baton Bob Garden Party. The street performer is starting a wedding planning business called Out of the Box, and he wants to celebrate with champagne, fun and giveaways @ Park Tavern, 1 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.

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 Service with DJ Vicki Powell. The monthly summer party for the alterna-crowd returns to the patio @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 7 p.m.

‘Pricilla’ Auditions. Atlanta’s new gay theater company holds tryouts for its first show, the popular musical based on the drag movie. Try to become a “Queen of the Desert” @ OutFront Theatre, 7 p.m. Auditions continue Monday and Tuesday as well.

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.

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


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