The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Because you deserve it. That’s why there are so many LGBT events on the Gay Agenda every week. See what you can get into with options that put the gay in your day this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 24
“Kiss of the Spider Woman” (top photo) brings the haunting, gay-inclusive story to the stage, opening the fall season in preview performances and play through Oct. 7 @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m.

Shawn White Art Opening (second photo) exhibits the body-riffic works of the photographer who captures the human form as only he and his lens can see them @ MISTER Center, 6 p.m.

Fourth Friday Mixer with Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce pours and debriefs from the week with its LGBT business owners @ Rennaissance Atlanta Hotel, 5:30 p.m.

LGBT Safety with Atlanta Police Department offers a seminar for LGBT citizens with survival skills and helpful hints from the department’s LGBT liaison officers @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. E-mail her for even more info at [email protected]

SKIN: Be Free To Love kicks off the Atlanta arm of the Skin Foundation to “elevate awareness and support community based causes that create Unity, Acceptance and Love in humanity” with the debut of new song “Skin” by its artist collective, the sounds of DJ Scorpio @ Opera, 7 p.m.

Marietta Rainbow Pride Donation Party doles out the proceeds of summer’s OTP Pride (third photo, view more) to Lost N Found Youth while making a big gay party night of it, including the Divas Cabaret show @ LeBuzz, 10 p.m.

“Margins of Tolerance”: Queer Fiction features author Eric Sasson and his novel of the same name exploring tales of queer characters finding their place and navigating emotional minefields @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

Bitch Please! party lays DJ Ree De La Vega and DJ Fluff on the East Atlanta gay party crew @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Lydia Prim (fourth photo) puts down the beats to move your feets at the weekly dance floor Friday fest @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Foam Party! Dress to make a mess at the second rendition of this foam-filled dance party hits the weekly Got Leche? gay Latin Night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m.

Deep in the Jungle dance party with beats by DJ Ron Pullman and a live performance by recording artist Darryl D’Bonneau @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 25
Rugby 101 teaches the basics of getting down and dirty with the gay Atlanta Bucks team (fifth photo) in advance of their upcoming season. All shapes, sizes and skill levels welcome @ Coan Middle School, 11 a.m.

Pride Ride is the annual bike ride over the Arabia Mountain Trail to raise money for October’s Atlanta Pride festival. Assemble at 7:30 a.m., Stonecrest Mall. Ride, 8:30 a.m.

Savannah Leigh Benefit drag show helps send Atlanta’s own and Miss TN Continental (sixth photo) to Chicago for the national Miss Continental pageant with the lady of honor herself, host Bubba D. Licious, and a shit-ton of other performers @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.

For The Kid Atlanta Night with Atlanta Dream invites you to watch the city’s WNBA team play the Minnesota Lynx in the company of LGBT supporters to benefit the gay-led For The Kid group @ Philips Arena, 7 p.m.

LGBT Movie Night: “Pariah” screens the moving, excellent 2011 film (seventh photo) about a lesbian teen and her troubled coming out process starring Kim Wayans as the mom @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.

Club Rio/Weekends Reunion Party brings back the glory days of the long-gone gay club with classic ‘80s alternative music — The Cure, Duran Duran, Cult, Bauhaus, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Smiths and more — plus more party and people memories than you can handle @ Tongue & Groove, 8 p.m.

Rainbow Days at Six Flags (eighth photo) welcomes LGBT Day at the amusement park and includes a big gay meal with entertainment by 80s pop princess Tiffany and sexy rapper Cazwell playing DJ @ Six Flags Over Georgia, 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Rainbow Days Afterparty lets you unwind from the full day of fun at Six Flags with music, go-go dancers a drag show and all your friends @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. Rainbow Days Afterparty OTP offers the same if you’re headed in the Marietta direction with your friends @ LeBuzz, 9 p.m., then there’s always a third option:

Rainbow Days Afterparty III with Debby Holiday and DJ Phil DaBeatz (ninth photo, left-right). Jungle’s Saturday night gets double-teamed with a live concert from the singer in concert and the hot young DJ’s Atlanta debut. The whole kit and caboodle serves as yet another Rainbow Days Afterparty @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Check out the music video for Debby Holiday’s “Key,” her latest single against anti-gay bullying.

Flirt! brings out the lesbians—guys welcome too—every third Saturday for a party promoted by former Bellissima owner Anna Ragghianti and hosted by the lesbian owner @ Westside Pie, 9 p.m. Check out photos from the last Flirt!

Bear Invasion (10th photo) is the hairy, beefy party Heretic customers have been begging to have back. Well, rejoice. DJ Bryan Reyes delivers with Atlanta’s own DJ Sean Mac warming you up @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 26
Jay Bookman on Election Matters welcomes the speaker to discuss the upcoming election and offers a jazz pianist and other gay-inclusive, reception-atmosphere fun @ First Existentialist, 11 a.m.

Southern Softpaw League Beer Bust & T-Dance (bottom photo) has a little something for everyone as the gay fall softball league benefiting animal charities ramps up with beer, DJ Joey S and last-minute sign-ups for new recruits @ Mixx, 2 p.m.

The Armorettes New Cast with Bumblebee Toonahead brings back a former cast member to welcome the new ones selected through the recent audition process. See them along with cast faves at the weekly camp drag-stravaganza @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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