You wait for it and look forward longingly to the weekend. Check out our top picks for LGBT shows, parties, club nights and get-togethers going down Friday through Sunday. Click on your favorites for detailed information.
Friday, Feb. 24
Fourth Friday Networking with Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ 7 Stages, 5:30 p.m.
Chris Paynter with “Survived by Her Longtime Companion” Book Release Party @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.
George Kuchar Retrospective with Film Love @ Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Bedlam: Fairy Dreams, Screaming Queens & Magic Beans dress-up party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Mash Attacks! ft. Robin Skouteris (top photo) and Dj Pat Scott @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Rocky Horror Birthday Smash Up and costume party for Chandler Bearden with DJ Diablo Rojo @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Play & Greet with NFFLA Flag Football @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 12 noon. Also takes place same time and place on Sunday.
Atlanta Bucks Rugby Home Game vs. Valdosta State Blazers @ Coan Middle School, 1 p.m..
Hotlanta Softball League Men’s Sign-up Party @ Mixx, 5 p.m.
Miss Gutterball 2012 (third photo) “Hoarders & Highlights” Pageant with Dixie Bowlers @ Jungle, 6 p.m.
Hotlanta Softball League Women’s Sign-up Party & Beer Bust @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Atlanta Talons Red Carpet Beer Bust with this fun-for-all Hotlanta Softball League team and the Academy Awards @ Mixx, 4 p.m.
East Side Pride Doggie Park Day @ Milam Park, 3 p.m.
Academy Awards Watch Party on 21 screens @ Amsterdam, 7 p.m. Watch, too, at Woofs, Mixx and others. Prep your ballot with our predictions and preferences, and get party tips from gay Atlanta’s biggest Oscars fan ever.
The Armorettes with Jasmine Antionette (bottom photo) & Roxy C. Moorecox @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.