Saturday: 38 gay things to do today

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imageHolidays ramp up Atlanta’s Saturday with seasonal soirees like the Santa Run and Gay Men’s Chorus concert, special guests like DJ Tony Moran, Barry Brandon and Girlyman, plus weekly favorites.

Cold enough for ya? Try it in just a speedo and Santa hat. Better yet, just watch the inaugural Atlanta Santa Speedo Run (top photo) through Virginia Highland for CHRIS Kids. Begins and ends @ Dark Horse Tavern, 1 p.m.

Artsy, not fartsy. All day: ARTvision online art sale benefits Positive Impact, “Under the Influence” art exhibit @ Radial Cafe, “Wonderland” w/SCAD professors @ Kai Lin Art, “A Tale of Two Cities” @ Alan Avery Art Company.

Join Santa on the Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour through a decorated downtown. Benefits Armorettes, all day.

image Like Santa, this winter showstopper only comes once a year. The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus “December Detours” concert (second photo) @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Take your pick-mas. “Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays” and “A Connie Sue Day Christmas” @ Actor’s Express, 7:30 p.m. “Scrooge In Rouge” @ 14th Street, 8 p.m. “A Tuna Christmas” @ Theatre in the Square, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Christmas Belles” @ OnStage Atlanta, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m . “Santaland Diaries” @ Horizon Theatre, 8:30 p.m.

All your favorite local gay poets and writers set the pace for the Queer Literary Showcase & Holiday Book Sale @ Bound to Be Read Books, 3 p.m.

image Catch this local singer-songwriter before he heads out on tour. Barry Brandon “In My Own Words” (third photo) @ Village Theatre, 8 p.m.

Jocks get feisty this time of year with fewer games to keep them busy. The National Flag Football League of Atlanta Gets Social and pimps their sexy calendar @ Woofs, 5 p.m. And the burly drag is on for the Miss Ruck & Maul 2009 Pageant with Atlanta Bucks Rugby @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Get dressed and get together. Social’s Second Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Bowling with Black & White Men Together/ATL, 7:30 p.m. Trikone Social, 7 p.m. Minted Selectives Anniversary Party, 8 p.m.

image Alterna-queer heaven. The Girlyman (photo) show features opening act Lucas Mire @ Eddie’s Attic, 9 p.m. Read our preview.

It’s not a dream. There’s a drag queen everywhere you turn. Daring Divas @ Blake’s, 11 p.m. Saturday Night Fever @ LeBuzz, 11 p.m. Spotlight Cabaret @ The Stage Door, 11 p.m. The Mary Edith Pitts Show @ Burkhart’s, 11:30 p.m.

image More than a dozen bars offer up their Saturday fare for your consideration. Something extra special is up with the one-and-only DJ Tony Moran (bottom photo) @ Jungle, 10 p.m., DJ Travis Roach @ Mixx, 10 p.m. and be sure to get there by 11:30 p.m. for Customer Reward Night @ Heretic.

There are even more gay things to do on today’s Gay Agenda. View the full list on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your own events.

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