The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Check your weekday troubles at the door. Let loose and blow off steam with our choices on the calendar of LGBT Atlanta events ready to decompress your mess this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Jan. 4
DJ Lydia Prim (top photo) lays down the beat that’ll move your feet every Friday night with Miss Lauren weaving her Blackjack magic as well @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The Other Show brings newfangled drag to oldfangled cabaret in the most unique and creative take on drag in town. Start your weekend with Edie and the girls @ Jungle in the Jungle Room, 9 p.m.

Furry Disco Balls celebrates the 15th anniversary of the little East Atlanta gay bar that could (second photo). Macho Man and Disco Diva looks encouraged because DJs Beardawg and Headmaster Ritual laying down the Disco to bump your booty @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Penochas Drag Race 3: Segunda Semana puts a little drag into Atlanta’s weekly Got Leche? gay Latin Night with special guests and celebrity favorites @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. -5 a.m.

Banjee Girl Friday: 2013 Kickoff starts the year right with the first Friday of the year for TraxxGirls and all the ladies who do it up each week @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Rugby 101 with Atlanta Bucks introduces you to Atlanta’s gay rugby team (photo) with an on-the-field lesson of the basics. Come hang with the guys, push up against them and see if you’d like to be part of their Spring season action @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m. Being the Bucks, they’re drinking afterwards, so show up to find out where.

“The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts” with author Hanne Blank releasing her newest book on overcoming physical and emotional roadblocks, fat-bashing and more faced by overweight women @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

Early Country & Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Mike Pope picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

DJ Scott Anthony & Jungle VIP Card Party is your only chance in the foreseeable future to snag a free card for discounted admissions and other specials while others are waiting in line. And you get to dance with DJ Scott Anthony (bottom photo), too, of course @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

I Love the 80s Party remembers or reinvents the decade gone by with your best interpretation of the theme and hundreds of Atlanta’s dance party lesbians @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 6
The Armorettes do their weekly camp drag for charity in their ongoing mission to bring bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.

Prim photo by Randall Carpenter

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