The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The LGBT-ATL rolls out the gay carpet to reward you for your hard-working weekdays with celebrity guests, games, shows and one-night-only annual parties in a chock full Friday-through-Sunday lineup.

Friday, March 22
Freak Nasty with Le Sexoflex celebrates the queer-inclusive band’s (top photo) new “The Naughty Contest” album with a buck wild party fitting of this irreverent group of musical ne’er-do-wells. Serve “Slutty Realness” to compete in the contest named after the album. “Jiggle jams, Cheetos, and hot dance moves will be served” @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. Read our unapologetically insane interview.

Jujubee (second photo) is back in Atlanta extending her “RuPaul’s Drag Race 2” finals infamy into forever. The former Atlanta Pride featured guest loves her ATLiens, and it shows @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m. And just in time to help rally for Ashley Kruiz’s ICU fight, too.

Atlanta Film Festival wraps its annual 10 days of cinematic wonders, including the final film of the LGBT Pink Peach track, ‘Mosquita ya Mari’ @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m. Read our preview and watch the trailer.

Fourth Friday Networking brings together the monthly confab of LGBT professionals of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for a week-ending happy hour worthy of all your hard work @ Mayfair Renaissance, 5:30 p.m.

Lesbian softball with the teams of Decatur Women’s Sports League @ Kelley C. Cofer Park, Tucker, 6:30 p.m.

Kai Lin Art Westside Grand Opening launches the newest location of the popular gay-owned gallery with a reception for its new duel exhibits “Cloud Bouncing + Avalanche.” Featured works include art by Nathaniel Galka (third photo) @ Kai Lin Art West, 7 p.m.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” returns to Atlanta for another production of the classic gay-inclusive play with the troopers @ Stage Door Players, 8 p.m. Continues Thursdays to Sundays through April 14.

Lineysha Sparx (fourth photo) of “RuPaul’s Drag Race 5” graces the ATL with a one-night-only appearance during the weekly Got Leche? gay Latin night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Read our fierce, fabulous interview.

Dinner & A Movie kicks off Jungle’s night with a full menu and a great screening, 7:30 p.m., followed by The Other Show bringing on Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jasmine Antoinette, Jaye Lish, Justice Tyana Taylor, Miami Royale, Violet Chachki and special guests. 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.

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.

BanjeeGirl Friday is the weekly throwdown with all the women who love women who love TraxxGirls and the hordes of dancing partiers they draw @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

“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.

Saturday, March 23
Flag Football delayed. The scheduled season opening day of games for the 10 gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta are rescheduled for March 30 due to the city working on the field. In the meantime, enjoy these pre-season games pics (fifth photo) and the subsequent NFFLA Margarita Bust photos.

Flaming SugarBAKEr Sale offers yummy homemade treats at rock-bottom prices. Who can resist the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence benefiting First E and their own Sister Grant Fund? No one can @ 2043 Cheshire Bridge (near Faulkner Road), 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival is the first of many outdoor festivals with the gay-owned Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Food, art, crafts, music and all the outdoor fun @ Stone Mountain Village, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too.

Big Wig 5 (sixth photo) brings back the hairy toppers from epic to tragic at one of the year’s most popular events. Help Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus raise funds while having a hair-raising good time with DJ David Knapp, open bar and buffet, and this year’s theme “Follow the Yellow Big Wig” @ Fox Sports Grill Atlantic Station, 7 p.m. Check out fun photos from years past.

HSL March Madness Beer Bust comes to you from local gay softball teams Atlanta Menace and Atlanta Crew. Join the jocks for bottoless beer, jello shots, raffles and NCAA playoffs bracketing @ Mellow Mushroom Midtown, 2 p.m. Look out: It’s a Woofs Pounders March Madness Beer Bust, too @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

“Emerald Isles” with Atlanta Freedom Bands strikes up Atlanta’s LGBT concert ensemble for a musical tour through the Celtic lands for spring @ Druid Hills UMC, 8 p.m.

Rachel Maddow (seventh photo) appears live pimping her signature wit and insight behind the book “Drift” @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Whet your appetite with our Top 12 reasons we love Rachel Maddow.

NiteOUT with Atlanta Ballet presents the next in the company’s LGBT performance series with works in the current recital by three “New Choreographic Voices.” Discounted rates for you and all your allies @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

Dixie Does Drag is the annual just-for-fun pageant of crazies, camps and glams with the annual Dixie Invitational Bowling Tournament gang @ Jungle, 7 p.m. You already know Jungle’s kitchen is now open, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know what’s next: the Foreplay with Lily White show in the Jungle Room, 9:30 p.m. before the biggest gay dance party of the week:

DJ Tony Moran (eigth photo) sees the triumphant return of the circuit legend and sexy spinmeister. He brings the beats until you can’t handle any more, then keeps bringing them all night @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Got what it takes to keep goin? Pick up where that leaves off just down the way with DJ Sin Morera All Nighter @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. Good gracious; we haven’t seen Tony since he blew out Pride.

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.

Sexy All Femme Revue brings the ladies who love ladies to the yard for special guests the Lingerie Football League’s Atlanta Steam, DJ Tina V on the ones and twos and hundreds of dancing lesbians @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. It’s preceded by the “It’s That Time of the Month” Comedy Show, 8 p.m. MSR just curbed indoor smoking, too.

Sizzle Invasion brings on the go-go boys of Sizzle to ramp up the black gay male party juggernaut of Traxx Atlanta. Look for the hot body contest, drink specials and other primo extras @ XS UltraLounge, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 24
Hotlanta Softball League (bottom photo) pitches and catches Atlanta’s gay softball teams through their weekly games in multiple divisions all the way through summer @ Metro Softball Complex, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. As always, the HSL Extra Innings Beer Bust follows, this week hosted by the Gamma team @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. Check out our Opening Day photos from last week.

Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival is the first of many outdoor festivals with the gay-owned Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Food, art, crafts, music and all the outdoor fun @ Stone Mountain Village, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Joining Hearts Spring Beer Bust continues the yearlong fundraising from the guys who bring you gay Atlanta’s biggest summer pool party as a crowning jewel in a tiara filled with fundraisers to help house PWAs in the ATL. Do your part with drinks for Sunday Funday @ Ten Atlanta, 3 p.m.

AV200 Beer Bash benefits the AIDS Vaccine 200 riders as they gear up with brew, beats, boys and bonuses @ Frogs Cantina, 3 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.

Le Sexoflex photo by Josh Meister Photography


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