The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Hectic week? Slow down the fever pitch while still kicking up the fun energy a notch this Friday through Sunday. Make plans with our favorite LGBT events in all of gay Atlanta.

Friday, May 11
“The Full Monty – Almost” benefit finds the Pedal Pushers AV/200 team (top photo) serving shots in their biking shorts to raise money for Action Cycling 200’s bike ride for Emory’s AIDS Vaccine Center @ BJ Roosters, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour is the monthly mixer with Atlanta’s venerable lesbian social group (second photo) @ Mixx Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Fringe Festival has 27 productions by edgy, funky under represented artists @ Multiple venues throughout the weekend. Preview all of the LGBT offerings.

“Taste For Theatre” wine tasting benefit for the gay-inclusive 7 Stages features burlesque and circus acts, munchies and silent auction @ 7 Stages, 7 p.m.

“Mind Blowing Sex” with lesbian sexpert Diana Cage (third photo), author of “A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Ecstasy” gives tips and talks you through doing them @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.

“Xanadu” opening weekend bows with a version of the gay fave musical by lesbian director and comedian Sherri Sutton @ Actor’s Express. Show continues through June 16.

80s/90s Party with DJ M playing thumping Top 40 from days gone by @ My Sisters’ Room, 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 12
NFFLA Flag Football pits its gay teams in this week’s four gridiron match ups (fourth photo) @ Candler Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wet Demons Beer Bust is the fourth annual throwdown with this Hotlanta Softball team. It features $10 Bottomless Beer, Jell-O Shots, Raffle Beer Pong, Flip Cup and DJ Travis Roache @ Joe’s on Juniper, 12 noon.

Bingo 4 Boobs fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Walk with host Ruby Redd @ Mixx, 4 p.m.

Good Cotillion Belles party kicks off the 11th Atlanta Cotillion fundraising season with a “GCB” theme and special guest “A-List: Dallas” cowboy Levi Crocker (fifth photo) @ Urban Body Studios, 6:30 p.m. Read our preview.

Girlyman, the queer-riffic harmony group based in Atlanta, performs two shows @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Jennifer Lopez Single Release Party for “Dance Again” features giveaways and DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 12 midnight. Before that, it’s early Country dancing, 8 p.m.

Soakin’ Wet Party features a wet T-shirt contest, DJ Tina V and a patio Flip Cup Tournament @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Backstreet Reunion includes the return from the ashes of Lily White (sixth photo), Charlie Brown’s Cabaret, and DJs Rob Reum and Bill Berdeaux @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Read our preview.

Sunday, May 13
It’s Mother’s Day! Call your mom. And in this week’s Queery, tell us, what’s your real message to Mom, whether she’s dearest mommy or Mommie Dearest?

Crimpers Razors Beer Bust with this Hotlanta Softball team features $10 Bottomless Beer, Happy Hour Menu, raffles, giveaways and DJ Pat Scott @ 5 Napkin Burger, 3 p.m. Note: No softball games this week due to Mother’s Day.

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service on the patio (bottom photo) @ Sister Louisa’s Church bar, 7 p.m.

The Armorettes weekly fundraising serving of camp drag crazy @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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