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 each week. Dive into our top picks for shows, suppers, soirees and special events to put the gay in your Friday through Sunday.

Friday, April 5
Party Gurl! (top photo) celebrates all things from the Parker Posey cult classic movie, so your Club Kid, Librarian, Falafel Cart Realness is encouraged. Get down to the sound of ‘90s House music from Cousin Oliver and DJ Headmaster alongside a performance by Cayenne Rouge @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

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

KSU Pride Alliance Drag Show (second photo) raises money at the group’s annual off-campus fundraiser, this year benefiting CHRIS Kids @ LeBuzz, 9 p.m. Stick around. The OTP gay fun has just begun as “Uncensored: Live” records a TV show with you in the mix. Destiny Brooks headlines the part drag, part male performers, part cash and prizes and all original and amazing experience @ Le Buzz, Marietta, 11 p.m.

Studio 905 on Juniper Grand Opening kicks off a new Midtown art space for working artists with the traveling exhibition “HispanoAmericanos: Traveling Souls” and a gay-inclusive crowd of organizers and art lovers @ Studio 905 on Juniper, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Doors also open Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. and through April 18 by appointment.

Positive Impact Restaurant Week continues the 20th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS mental health agency with a portion of your bill going to help the cause @ The Fifth Ivory, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Continues at Radial Café on Saturday and 10th & Piedmont brunch on Sunday.

Alexis Jordan Release Party with DJ Mike Pope celebrates the latest anthem single “Acid Rain” from the young diva (third photo) with CD giveaways spicing up the weekly FUR party @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Now with new smoking limits inside the club.

Spring Art Show opening welcomes the season with a reception for the works of a dozen individual artists plus group shows from SCAD MFA and the Georgia High School Art Symposium @ Mason Murer Fine Art, 7 p.m.

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 and (Sharon Needles crown thief?!) Violet Chachki 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.

Selena Tribute Show parties like it’s the early ‘90s in honor of the tragically lost and forever legendary Tejano superstar. Drag performances, mix CD giveaways and more during the weekly Got Leche? gay Latin night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

BanjeeGirl Friday: Hot Body Edition is the weekly throwdown with the women of TraxxGirls and the hordes of dancing lesbian partiers they draw @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 6
Flag Football League (fourth photo) continues its spring season pitting the 10 gay teams of National Flag Football League of Atlanta @ Central Park, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Check out last week’s Season Opener photos.

Atlanta Aggression Beer Bust parties with this team of gay jocks from the Hotlanta Softball League @ BJ Roosters, 2:30 p.m. But you’re not done. Keep up the beer, shots and raffles with HSL’s Woofs Wackers Beer Bust @ Woofs, 3 p.m.

Positive Impact Restaurant Week continues the 20th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS mental health agency with a portion of your bill going to help the cause @ Radial Cafe, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Continues at 10th & Piedmont brunch on Sunday.

Shakespeare Follies April Fool’s Show (fifth photo) rethinks the Bard through a modern, sketch-comedy, circus-act lens. For a good time, call this gay-led and gay-inclusive troupe of actors, burlesque dancers, jugglers, tumblers, fools, faeries, witches and bitches @ The Arts Exchange, 8 p.m.

“Poetry & Vision” Art Show opens with this reception for the works of artists Walter Cumming, Jack Simonetta and Staci Swider including local landmarks and other inspirations by late poet Bruce Stern on display in the gay-owned spaces @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m. Exhibit hangs through April 17.

Community Poetry Reading celebrates National Poetry Month with the queer-inclusive poets, writers and madmen led by gay Atlanta’s own Franklin Abbott. Get inspired by Cleo Creech, Lee Furey, Alice Lovelace, James May, NZero Nz, Chelsea Rathburn, April Ap Smith and Dan Veach @ Bound To Be Read Books, 7:30 p.m.

Bearracuda Atlanta (sixth photo) returns with its chunky, hairy beats to move your feets. The locally popular, globally phenomenonal party series is back, this time featuring the Atlanta debut of Chicago’s Ted Eiel @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Here’s how sexy, hot and sweaty it got last time.

Gurlfrandz: Garbage Pail Gurlz takes this week’s party to the thrift store for your best bargain finds. Dumpster divers and second-hand clothes hoes unite for cocktailing, a wholly unique drag show, DJs 5 Hour Boner & Whorelock and more surprises @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Best Bachelors auctions 11 gay singles chosen by Fenuxe magazine with some portion of proceeds making their way to AID Atlanta. Free for all unless you want into a $50 VIP area @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.

Golden Ticket Progressive Party helps celebrate Positive Impact’s 20th anniversary with its community outreach peeps of the MISTER Center. Get your Golden Ticket at the Open House @ MISTER, 4 p.m., and that gets you 15 percent off dinner and free tapas with entrée purchase at Las Margaritas and Joe’s On Juniper, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hang on tight to that Golden Ticket, because then you get in free to the Golden Ticket Party with DJs Vicki Powell and Diablo Rojo (seventh photo) plus live performances @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Or you can go to Jungle early, too, for the Foreplay show with Lily White, 9:30 p.m.

Love For The Legends with Shaun Daniels brings legendary local kings and queens together on the stage to serenade the ladies as part of East Atlanta’s lesbian Saturday night dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 7
Hotlanta Softball League (eighth photo) pitches and catches Atlanta’s gay softball teams through their weekly games in multiple divisions @ Metro Softball Complex, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. As always, the HSL Extra Innings Beer Bust follows, this week @ Tripps, 4 p.m.

Positive Impact Restaurant Week wraps the 20th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS mental health agency with a portion of your bill going to help the cause during brunch @ 10th & Piedmont, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Sunday Funday with DJ Mike Pope pulls out the stops with cheap mimosas, sangrias and beer and the sounds of gay ATL favorite beatmaster Mike Pope doing Midtown right @ ParQ Pizza, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Dee Scott Tribute Show helps cover funeral expenses for local lesbian and friend to many who lost her life in a car accident last month. Performances and auction @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m.

The Armorettes (bottom photo) 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.

Sunday T with DJ Ron Pullman eakes out the last bit of weekend with great tunes and great friends @ Jungle, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Keturah Israel with “Cricket Promises” is a special edition of the Reading Rainbow lesbian book club with the author in attendance discussing her latest work @ Charis, 6 p.m.


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