The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Everybody’s workin for the weekend. While you were earning your keep all week, the LGBT-ATL was working on events to make sure your Friday through Sunday was worth the wait. Dig into our favorites and click each one for detailed info.

Friday, March 8
ChATTAhoochee Doubles Classic is the annual three-day tournament with ATTA, the LGBT Atlanta Team Tennis Association (top photo) @ Tennis Center in Piedmont Park, all day through Sunday.

“The Baltimore Waltz” (second photo) is a surrealistic journey of a gay brother and his sister traveling the globe to find a cure for a terminal illness. Or do they? Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s wrote this brilliant, giddy, trippy play runs Thursdays through Saturdays through March 16 in the backstage space @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Of course, Topher Payne’s “Angry Fags” is still dazzling on the mainstage through March 17. Friday is the “Angry Fags” Georgia Equality Benefit Performance @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour is a second Friday get-together. What? Fourth Tuesday is the venerable Atlanta lesbian group, and their monthly happy hour gathers for drinks, chair massages and socializing @ Mixx, 6 p.m.

Sammy Peters Abstracts opens with a reception for a gallery full of large-scale works by the renowned painter in the gay-owned spaces @ Alan Avery Art Company, 7 p.m.

International Women’s Day Resource Celebration commemorates the day with this networking social for feminist and gender justice fighters including members of at least 15 local lesbian- and trans-inclusive organizations @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

Suzanne Westenhoefer (third photo) and Steff Mahan bring their nationally recognized stand-up comic talents to the metro area with a way-OTP lesbian comedy show @ Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, 8 p.m.

The Other Show brings on Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jasmine Antoinette, Jaye Lish, Justice Tyana Taylor, Miami Royale and Violet Chachki. You never know what they’ll do next in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 9 p.m. Stick around for Friday Pops with DJ Christopher Kind in the main room, 11:30 p.m.

Dragonette puts pure pop magic on the stage and rubs your face all in it during this one-night-only ATL show @ Masquerade, 9 p.m.

FUR. It’s what they call Friday nights with DJ Lydia Prim. You won’t wonder why for long @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Now with new smoking limits inside the club.

“Uncensored: Live” is the taping of a TV show with you in the mix. Destiny Brooks headlines this interactive experience that is part drag, part sexy male performers, part cash and prizes and all original and amazing @ Le Buzz, Marietta, 11 p.m. Here’s what that looks and sounds like.

Banjee Girl Friday: Girls Gone Sexy Edition is how the lesbian dance and party crowd does Friday in East Atlanta @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 9
Hotlanta Softball League Jersey Party (fourth photo) busts some beers with all the HSL teams in celebration of Atlanta’s upcoming gay softball season. Jell-O shots, raffles, a performance by Gia Sunflowers, fundraising for Lost N Found Youth as well as this year’s Gay Softball World Series @ Heretic, 4 p.m. Check out last week’s jocks at play pics.

Lost N Found Youth Volunteer Orientation welcomes those who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless LGBT teens and young adults @ Rush Center, 2 p.m. Background check and $10 processing fee required.

National Flag Football League of Atlanta Team Reveal Party. Atlanta’s gay football jocks are ready for their spring season, and they’re going to eat, drink and be Mary to celebrate their new teams and captains @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m. Here they are on the field, and here’s how they do Super Bowl.

Tom Goss In Concert (fifth photo) puts the out singer-songwriter on stage to benefit the helping fund of the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Drinks and appetizers social before the show @ First Existentialist, 6 p.m.

Michelle Malone rocks a solo acoustic show. The local lesbian blues rocker unplugs and plays raw just outside the perimeter @ Steve’s Live Music, Sandy Springs, 8 p.m.

Saturday Night Fever has become the top lesbian dance party in Atlanta. Tiffnay and Chase Daniels host a stage show, DJ Liz Owen pumps the beats, and hundreds of women move what mother nature gave them @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Living Walls EAV Block Party. Bars, businesses and artists gather to celebrate the neighborhood with an all-day party @ East Atlanta, 12 noon – 2:30 a.m. The event includes the debut of the all-new Gurlfrandz Party & Show (seventh photo) with Ellisorous Rex (aka Glitz party boy Corian Ellisor) @ Mary’s, 10:30 p.m.

Throwback Saturday isn’t just the great tunes you remember, but it’s throwback drink prices too. It all comes alongside the weekly gay black throwdown with male dancers, two dance floors and more men than you can handle @ XS Ultra Lounge, 10 p.m.

DJ Eddie Martinez sexes up everyplace he goes. He and his legendary beats will make no exception for Atlanta as he hits town to serve NYC Golden Boy Realness @ Jungle, 10 p.m. It’s preceded by Lily White’s Foreplay in the Jungle Room, 9 p.m. Get an eyeful of 9 hot reasons to catch Eddie Martinez.

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.

Sunday, March 10
Indigo Girls concert benefits Friends School of Atlanta. The show right on the original home turf where the dynamic legendary lesbian duo grew up and met their destiny @ Friends School, Decatur, 4 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Preseason Tournament is the 3rd annual three-game warmup to the spring season with the Pink Cadets and Atlanta Agression teams. Cheer them on @ Southside Sports Complex, 12 noon – 4 p.m. You can also follow them to a Post-Games Beer Bust @ Hideaway, 5 p.m.

Lindsey Hinkle makes lesbians who are wandering cluelessly around Decatur because they can’t get into the Indigo Girls show feel much better. The musician takes the stage with guest act Arrie Bozeman @ Eddie’s Attic, 8 p.m.

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.


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