Party people: bars go all out Stonewall Weekend

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imageWe don’t get the Pride festival this weekend, but the gay bars and clubs make sure we can still celebrate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a fag-alicious weekend of Prideful parties.

The ongoing official Stonewall Week commemorations and celebrations thrown by Atlanta Pride and their event partners will be in full swing. See the bottom of this post for their full weekend schedule that includes Saturday’s Stonewall 101 Variety Show and Stonewall Dance Party at Jungle.

In addition to the official events, the regular Friday and Saturday nightlife calendars are beefed up this weekend with some Pride Month specials that put the party in Pride. From afternoon beer busts to theme parties like Mary’s infamous annual Fag Bash (top photo) and Eden’s White Party for women (second photo), there’s enough variety for everyone to pick their poison. Not enough? There are still other ways to get Pride-ful in Atlanta and OTP this weekend.

Here’s the list of rainbow nightlife. Click on the name of each event for more details.

Friday, June 24
imageEden’s White Party
Dress in white for this lesbian-led fandango with guest DJs, go-go dancers and drink specials.
Amsterdam Atlanta, 9 p.m.

Jock Night
Suit up in your athletic gear from any sport for Hotlanta Softball League’s theme night. HSL’s Atlanta Talons tend bar, plus drink specials for those who dress the theme.
Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 25
For the Kid In All of Us Beer Bust
Join the do-gooders who bring us the annual Backpack in the Park and Toy Party for a fundraising good time with DJ Mike Pope and more beer than you can drink but will have fun trying.
Joe’s on Juniper, 2 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball’s Mudcats Beer Bust
DJ Pat Scott spins a great variety of music with $10 bottomless beer, $1 Jello shots, raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle, games, and all the jock joys of the Georgia Mudcats team.
Frogs Cantina, 2 p.m.

Women’s Outdoor Network Summer Party
The ladies who like to hike, bike and get outside take it indoors at Midtown’s lesbian lounge for socializing, dancing and some tasty hors d’oeuvres.
Bellissima, 7 p.m.

Manshaft: Military Edition
Come salute the “Stonewall/Pride” date at Atlanta’s newest gay bar by strapping on your military gear and getting ready for some man-on-man combat. DJ Diablo Rojo spins, and did we mention an Underwear Toss? Watch their hot, sticky video preview.
Cockpit, 7 p.m.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Atlanta Radical Faeries
Celebrate the summer solstice with DJ Vicki Powell, DJ Jason Toups, and the Mighty Magic Meatballs of Tony D, plus fire dancers, drummers and aerialists. “Outlandish, creative, sultry” attire is encouraged.
The Arts Exchange, 8 p.m.

Fag Bash
For the seventh year in a row, the last Saturday in June invites you to celebrate your right to be a flaming homosexual, this time with DJ Ree de la Vega making the gays prance.
Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Lydia Prim
Heretic’s resident DJ keeps the party pumping with a Saturday set for what is typically hundreds of shirtless, sweaty guys.
Heretic, 10 p.m.

Here’s what’s still on tap for official Stonewall Week events:

Friday, June 24
Pride Seder
A spiritual celebration of the LGBT Liberation Movement with Congregation Bet Haverim
Central Congregational UCC, 6:30 p.m.
Read our preview.

Saturday, June 25
Sylvia Rivera Stonewall Summit
Fellowship, light food and beverages, panel discussions with audience members, workshops with transgender leaders on the following topics: Legal & Legislative, Arts & Creativity, Health & Wellness, Transgender Youth.
Phillip Rush Center, 11:30 a.m.

Stonewall/Pride History 101 Variety Show
An evening of performances and music to commemorate Stonewall, remember the past, celebrate accomplishments and look forward to the future. Jungle donates bar sales through 11 p.m. and $5 cover to Atlanta Pride.
Jungle Club Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Stonewall Dance Party
DJ Oren Nizri provides the beats as the revelry commences to celebrate the milestone week. Jungle donates bar sales through 11 p.m. to Atlanta Pride.
Jungle Club Atlanta, 10 p.m.
Read our preview of both Jungle events.

Sunday, June 26
Stonewall Brunch & A Movie
Screening of “March On!” presented by Out on Film with food and cocktails.
Phillip Rush Center, noon


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