The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Set your clocks: It’s You Time! Start scheduling your Friday through Sunday downtime now with our favorite local LGBT shows, parties, concerts, games, meetings and weekend-long festivals.

Friday, April 13
“Bully” (top photo), the acclaimed heart-wrenching anti-bulllying documentary, finally opens in Atlanta @ Midtown Art Cinema and other area theaters. Read our preview and watch the trailer.

Fourth Tuesday’s Monthly Mixer brings together Atlanta’s oldest lesbian social dinner, party and networking group @ Mixx, 6 p.m.

She N She (second photo), the Augusta-based lesbian folk band, performs as part of Live Music Weekend @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Friday the 13th Party goes down under the precept, “anyone can get lucky on Friday the 13th” @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Divas Get Schooled Cabaret (third photo) @ LeBuzz, 11 p.m. Saturday show, too. View our photos.

Atlanta Leather Pride & Atlanta Eagle 25th Anniversary Kickoff Party begins the full slate of all-weekend events @ Atlanta Eagle, 9 p.m. Read our Leather 101 Primer.

Saturday, April 14
Spring Festival On Ponce is a gay-run local arts & crafts fair includes artists’ market (third photo), live acoustic entertainment, food and more @ Olmstead Linear Park, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Also Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Read our preview.

NFFLA Flag Football games pit the eight gay teams in this week’s four gridiron match ups @ Candler Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

KSU’s LGBT Student Summit @ Kennesaw State University, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Beer Bash & Cocktails for a Purpose on Piedmont with the Pedal Pushers riders of AV 200 (fourth photo) benefits Emory Vaccine Center @ Cowtippers, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Atlanta Leather Pride BBQ Beer Bust @ the Eagle, 4 p.m.

Queer Poetry Workshop with Atlanta Queer Literary Festival led by poet Alice Teeter @ Ponce Library, 1 p.m.

The Magnetic Fields (fifth photo) perform their alteranqueer rock for sold-out ticket holders @ Variety Playhouse, 8:30 p.m. Listen to their newest single or watch the video and buy the latest album.

“Auntie Mame” starring Topher Payne @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Continues Fridays – Sundays through May 5.

Sister Funk performs as part of Live Music Weekend @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle competition is the main event of Atlanta Leather Pride (sixth photo) and the Atlanta Eagle 25th anniversary weekend @ the Eagle, 8 p.m. Gear up with our all-about leather guide.

Ruff Party with DJ Martin Fry is just $10, and guys in leather receive half off admission @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

Blacklight Pajama Rave with SkateBoyz ATL and Rockstars Production features live entertainment, DJs, dance floors, and all-night fun @ Metroplex Atlanta, 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.

DJ Alex Cohen (seventh photo) lays down the beats for your feets @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Watch our video Q&A with Cohen.

Sunday, April 15
Hotlanta Softball League games @ Southside Park, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., then join their Extra Inning Beer Bust with this week’s hosts the Atlanta Sluggers @ Mixx, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Spring Festival On Ponce is a gay-run local arts & crafts market that also includes artists’ market, live acoustic entertainment, food and more @ Olmstead Linear Park, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Read our preview.

Joining Hearts Change of Seasons Tea Dance (bottom photo) builds toward gay Atlanta’s biggest summer pool party with this party @ Georgian Terrace, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Psyche up with photos from last year’s event and read our preview.

Viva Bellini Brunch Benefit for and with the men of AID Atlanta Gay Outreach features $15 bottomless bellinis, all of which benefits AID Atlanta @ Cucina Asellina, noon – 3 p.m.

Dutch Treat Atlanta Leather Pride Brunch closes out Atlanta Leather Pride weekend @ Roxx, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

LGBT BBQ with the Roy G. Biv Project brings on the picnic for all comers @ Piedmont Park, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Armorettes: Coretta’s Gospel Revival 2012 features the camp drag queens doing gospel numbers with special guests Coretta Scott Queen and Wild Cherry Sucret @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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