The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The weekend is busting out with opportunity. What you do with it is on you, but consider this slew of event suggestions rolled out by the LGBT-ATL on us. Check out our Friday through Sunday top picks.

Friday, March 30
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus “Gleeful Noise” spring concert (top photo) @ Emory’s Cannon Chapel, 8 p.m. Also includes a Saturday performance at the same time.

Miss Richfield 1981’s “2012: We’ll All Be Dead By Christmas” (second photo) one-man drag play @ 14th Street Playhouse, 8 p.m. A Saturday performance, too, 8 p.m.

Gay Men’s Happy Hour with AID Atlanta’s Gay Men’s Outreach @ Friends on Ponce, 5 p.m.

“Bloom” Opening Reception includes works by gay artist Nathaniel Galka among the spring-y eye candy @ Kai Lin Art Gallery, 7 p.m.

The “Never Been Touched (Touch Me)” Release Party celebrates singer Dylan Michael’s new track featuring Mariah Paris Balenciaga from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” @ Mixx, 7 p.m.

Queer Brooklyn band The Shondes (third photo) perform a rockin’ set @ Highland Ballroom, 8:30 p.m.

“MDNA” Album Release Party with giveaways and your musical host, VJ Headmaster Ritual @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Beat Street live break-dancers @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Pride Skate America late night adult skate @ All American Skate, Stone Mountain, 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 31
Patrick Hanson’s “Progressive Regression” art show (fourth photo) opens @ Cherry Lion Studios, 7 p.m.

Final Four Watch Party Beer Bust with HSL’s Woofs Wackers @ Woofs, 5 p.m.

Dixie Invitational Bowlers Cookout @ Eagle, 5 p.m.

Best Bachelor Auction (fifth photo) with Fenuxe puts 10 gay hotties up for bids to benefit AID Atlanta @ Raw Space Gallery, 8 p.m.

JustUsAtl LGBT Youth Town Hall to discuss the formation of a new Atlanta LGBT youth group @ Greater Smith Chapel, 7 p.m.

The Quilt in the Capital with Ms. Patty Cakes and Bubba D. Licious benefits the Atlanta-based AIDS Memorial Quilt @ Mixx, 8 p.m. (Read a preview.)

Early Country and Late DJ Dance @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Michelle Malone Banned brings the local lesbian lone legend (sixth photo) together with her full backup band in two rockin’ live performances @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Atlanta Freedom Bands “March Madness” spring concert with emcee Scott Turner Schofield @ Druid Hills UMC, 8 p.m.

Black Out Party with Wassup N ATL @ Club Nickel, 9 p.m.

DJ Tony Moran (seventh photo) and “MDNA” Release Party is also the Fenuxe Bachelor Auction Afterparty; VIP tickets benefit Joining Hearts @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

DJ Vicki Powell @ Cockpit, 10 p.m.

Dirty Jobs & Dirty Boys Fetish Night invites your best blue collar look with DJs Pat Scott and a surprise return by mashup master Robin Skouteris @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 1
It’s Sunday Funday. What is it, why should I care and where do I get one of those cute t-shirts? We explain.

Drag in the Spring hosted by Princess Charles (eighth photo) with EJ Aviance, Brent Star, Bubba D. Licious and Allissah Brooks premiere this weekly weekend-closer event @ 5 Napkin Burger, 4 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League games @ Southside Park, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., followed by the Extra Inning Beer Bust with Atlanta Venom @ Fifth & Ivory, 4 p.m. View our photo galleries of the jocks at play during last week’s Extra Inning and the preceding Opening Day games.

“Words Can’t Describe” with trans performance artist Scott Turner Schofield (bottom photo) @ 7 Stages, 3 p.m.

Authors Collin Kelley & David-Matthew Barnes with their latest novels @ Bound to Be Read Books, 3 p.m.

The Armorettes April Fools Show with special guest Marcella Grrleen Redd @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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