Welcome to the weekend. Today’s calendar of LGBT events started before you opened your eyes and continues into the night with weekly favorites plus holiday weekend twists and specials. All that’s missing is you.
• Already happening. Get over to Big Peach Softball Tournament (top photo), through 6 p.m. with afterparty @ Blake’s (read our preview), and Atlanta Bear Fest: Lockdown @ Courtyard Marriott & other locales through 1 a.m. (preview).
• Saturday night special. Joining Hearts Foam Party w/DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic?, 7 p.m., Overnight FLUX Deluxe staycation w/DJ Vicki Powell @ the Livingston in the Georgian Terrace, 9:30 p.m., DJ Susan Morabito (middle photo) w/Carioca @ Jungle, 10 p.m., Swimsuit Fashion Show[email protected] Le Buzz, 10 p.m., Bear Saturday with DJ Jay McCracken @ the Heretic, 10 p.m.
• Ever more. Saturday’s whole list of gay nightlife is at your fingertips.
• Let freedom ring. Party in the U.S.A. @ Mary’s?, 9 p.m., TWIST Big Bang 4th @ Bellissima, 9 p.m.,and 4th of July Bash w/Baby D (bottom photo) performing live @ Traxx?, 11:30 p.m. (More Independence Weekend parties tonight and tomorrow.)