The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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If you didn’t already know that the holi-gays are upon us, get a load of Atlanta’s LGBT holiday-themed parties, concerts, plays, shows and more making yuletide gay this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Dec. 7
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concerts (top photo) bring on gay Atlanta’s cherished 32-year tradition. Selections this year under the “And on Earth, Peace” theme include special arrangements from familiar holiday tunes to gospel to the David Bowie-Bing Crosby inspired “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” duet and more @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 8 p.m. Also two Saturday shows, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Indigo Girls with Georgia Symphony Orchestra (second photo) has been a long time coming, according to the Decatur-bred lesbian duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The show spans their legendary careers set to symphony arrangements, and it kicks off their national symphony tour @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

ARTvision 7: unchARTed: journey to enchanted lands is the seventh annual event that hooks art lovers up with amazing works, and all to benefit Positive Impact. And a cocktail and munchies gallery reception never hurts either, now does it? The artwork is already for sale online now, so check it out and get your tickets to mix and mingle @ Stone Four Studios in Studioplex, 7 p.m.

Naughty or Nice Holiday Gala for CHRIS Kids is a night of naughty or nice fashion, food and drinks with a red carpet entrance, silent auction, door prizes, DJ and a tree lighting with hostess Holly Firfer @ MINT Salon, 7 p.m.

“Birds of a Feather” (third photo) lays out its final weekend of an Atlanta-fied take on “Birdcage” and “La Cage Aux Folles” with a full dinner as part of your admission, tonight and Saturday @ Jungle, 7 p.m., followed by “The Other Show” of fresh unique drag in the Jungle Room, 9 p.m. and DJ Thomas Byrd in the main dance hall after the show.

Banjee Girl Friday: The BIG supersizes Atlanta’s weekly lesbian Friday night dance with big Remy V and Cointreau margaritas, a big TraxxGirls crowd and you @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run (fourth photo) is a holiday feast for the eyes and a fun fundraiser each year. This year, the holidayed-up Speedo runners take to the streets of Midtown to benefit Cure Childhood Cancer. Steps off @ Hudson Grille, 2 p.m. Costume tips plus 50 photos of Speedo packages past.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concerts bring on yet another of gay Atlanta’s cherished seasonal traditions. Selections this year under the “And on Earth, Peace” theme include special arrangements from familiar holiday tunes to gospel to the David Bowie-Bing Crosby inspired “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” duet and more @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Shawn Colvin (fifth photo) brings her song stylings back where they’re most appreciated – in an estrogen-fueled crowd at an all-girl school. Of course boys love Shawn too and are welcome, but it’s Sapphic up in here and you love it @ Agnes Scott College, 7 p.m.

Art for the Holidays exhibits original, one-of-a-kind pieces from gifty items to fullblown paintings, collages and glassworks as well as a celebration of the season with drinks and food in the gay-owned art spaces @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Jason & DeMarco (sixth photo) Christmas Concert welcomes the gay Christian singers and husbands to the annual Christmas show and silent auction @ First MCC, 7 p.m.

Strippers “Home for the Holidays” for Lost N Found Youth. Help make the Yuletide gay for homeless LGBT youth. Lost N Found and completely nude dancers lift your spirits while accepting donations all night, plus prizes from the club and Boy Next Door during this sexy holiday party @ Swinging Richards, 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

“Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood” welcomes the legendary author to Atlanta’s legendary lesbian-feminist bookstore to celebrate and discuss a new book dedicated to her entire body of work @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. It’s the highlight of the store’s all-day holiday celebration.

Armorettes: A Christmas Story (seventh photo) kicks off Heretic’s 21st Anniversary Weekend with the camp drag troupe’s crazy holiday tribute to benefit the Health Intiative @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

It’s That Time of the Month Comedy Show brings on eight LGBT comics assembled by comedian Julie Osborne. Check out this month’s showcase @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. It’s followed by the annual Unwrapped: Toys For Tots Dance Party with MC Chase Daniels and DJ Tina V.

Sagittarius Dance Parrrrtay! is the weekly throwdown of strong cocktails, plush VIP areas, two dance floors, three DJs and hundreds upon hundreds of sexy Traxx Atlanta men working the rooms @ XS UltraLounge, 10 p.m.

DJ Micky Friedmann (eighth photo) brings his sexy Eurobeats to the Heretic’s 21st Anniversary Weekend main event celebrating the long, long, long history of fun and frivolity @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Friedmann doesn’t mind showing off his sexy. Read our new interview.

Guest Appreciation Night says “How you doin” to a no-cover charge dance party all night with DJ Lydia Prim and shirtless dancing queens @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9
Joining Hearts Wish List Party (ninth photo) invites all comers to the annual event that rounds out a full year of gay giving. Buy a toy or homegoods item from the Target registry for donation, or a $25 gift card or cash, to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more @ private home, 6 p.m.

Ho Ho Holidays Office Party Champagne Bust pours bottomless mimosas, poinsettias and peach sparkletinis for just $15. Throw in $250 in raffle bar tab prizes, a tree skirt contest and a toy drive, and it’s another crazy day with the Atlanta Talons team @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

The Red Party with Rockstars Production is the annual holiday event that combines fashion with philanthropy, sexy Santa’s helpers, plus you and the venue decked out in red @ Georgia Freight Depot, 6 p.m.

Armorettes: Pepto Bismol Show. The camp drag crazies dedicate their weekly show to one of their own. After five years as an Armorette, Lucy Bowels is retiring, so the whole shebang of madness to fight HIV/AIDS is a tribute to her @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service Holiday Party is the seasonal edition of the monthly dance party with gay Atlanta’s Bestest DJ (bottom photo) upstairs @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 7 p.m.


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