Gay Atlanta throws down the gauntlet for other weekends to live up to with more Friday through Sunday LGBT events than you can ever manage to get to, but will have fun trying. Click on your favorites for full details. Here’s what’s up for getting down.
Evening for Equality (second photo) is Georgia Equality’s annual gala honoring LGBT political and community leaders with awards going to outstanding contributors @ Twelve Atlantic Station, 7 p.m.
Fourth Friday Networking with Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce connects local LGBT professionals in a social setting @ Radial Cafe, 5:30 p.m.
Pride Seder with the gay-led, LGBT-welcoming Congregation Bet Haverim is part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month roster @ CCUCC, 6:15 p.m.
8th Annual Fag Bash (third photo) celebrates Pride Month and “your right to be a big ol’ flaming homosexual” with gay anthems by DJ Ree de la Vega @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Sunset Garden pumps beats on the patio Friday and Saturday nights this summer to raise money for non-profit organizations, tonight with DJ Christopher Kind benefiting Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.
Love Is Art App Launch Party celebrates an iPhone app inspired by the art project that covers lovers of all orientations in paint and lets them go at it on canvas @ Bill Hallmann Atlantic Station, 8 p.m.
“The Normal Heart” (fourth photo) continues performances of this groundbreaking, Tony-winning play by Larry Kramer about the early years of AIDS @ Saint Mark UMC, 8 p.m. Sunday performance, too. Read our preview.
Dance Fever loves the ladies longtime with DJ M and performers pumping the dance floor for grown, sexy women who love women @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Club Room Service UK goes down with a “house” party featuring London go-go boys and DJs Jodie Harsh and Kris Di Angelis (UK). DJ Shane V spins an opening set, plus spotlight performances by Gia Sunflowers and Lady Shabbazz @ Mood Lounge, 10 p.m.
Mash Attacks! party with the mashup mixes of European sensation DJ Robin Skouteris and Atlanta’s own DJ Pat Scott (fifth photo, left-right) benefits Lost N Found Youth @ the Eagle, 10 p.m. Check out our Mash Attacks! photos from their last throwdown.
DJ Lydia Prim helms the weekly Friday night dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Spicy Friday is the monthly Latin Night with DJs Karlitos and Bravo and drag performances @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Got Leche Foam Party soaks the weekly Latin Night, so wear something to dance and get wet @ Club Rush, 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
Pride Run & Walk (sixth photo) gets you moving with the gay Front Runners Atlanta running group to benefit Jerusalem House as part of Atlanta Pride’s slate of Stonewall Month events. Stepoff @ Piedmont Park, 8 a.m.
Drinks with Ginny invites all comers to this beer bust benefiting the AID Atlanta fundraising drive of Atlanta Cotillion deb Scott Tucker — aka Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier-St. Cloud — with $10 bottomless beer @ Frogs, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Once Upon a Midsummer Night (seventh photo) welcomes summer as only the Atlanta Radical Faeries can. Get in touch with the season with a heart circle, workshops, solstice ceremony, drum circles and a big gay dance party @ Arts Exchange, 12 noon to 3 a.m. Learn to dress like a Faerie in our photo preview.
East Side Pride Picnic celebrates Pride Month and the season with an outdoor food fest with vendors and DJ Duck welcoming all LGBT singles, couples and families in Clarkston, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Trans-Queer Prom is the prom many didn’t get to go to, hosted by the social and justice group TransQueer Nation with DJ beats, prom photos, a king and queen (best dressed) and more (BYOB) @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.
Mr. Hotlanta Softball Hunk Pageant (eighth photo) puts the men of Atlanta’s gay softball league on display to name the hottest of the league’s hot jocks @ Jungle, 6 p.m. Check out our photos from last year.
Sunset Garden pumps beats on the patio Friday and Saturday nights this summer to raise money for non-profit organizations, tonight with DJ Bryan Craft benefiting Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.
Out with the Stars Awards is the first annual gala with PFLAG Atlanta honoring its 26 years of service via parents, educators and others who advance LGBT equality @ Labella at Lambert Place, 7:30 p.m.
Author Fiona Zedde (ninth photo) reads from “Nightshade,” the former Atlantan’s latest book of lesbian erotica @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.
Early Country and Late Night Dance puts a twang in your Saturday with two-steppin and line dancin, followed by a contrasting dance floor beats party with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Jungle Beach finds visiting hunk DJ Michael Tank (10th photo) calling for your hottest beach attire with a Swimwear Fashion Show by Brushstrokes on hot models and bartenders @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 24
Hotlanta Softball League games @ West Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., followed by the Extra Innings Beer Bust, this week with the Woofs Wackers & Pounders team benefiting the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition @ Woofs, 4 p.m.
Joining Hearts Margarita Bash (bottom photo) raises funds for Jerusalem House and builds toward next month’s main event, summer’s biggest gay pool party, today with $10 buying all the margaritas and beer you can drink @ Zocalo, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
AGMC GALA Preview Concert includes songs from the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus 31st Season that they’ll be taking to Denver’s national gay chorus sing-off next month. The performance is free and open to all @ Saint Mark UMC, 4 p.m.
Free HIV Testing in the Park with AID Atlanta in honor of next week’s National HIV Testing Day @ Piedmont Park’s 12th Street entrance, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Armorettes (bottom photo) perform their weekly camp drag fundraising show with special guests and their signature mayhem in tow @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.