The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Are you tired and listless? Too pooped to pop? Step right up to the Gay Agenda, where the LGBT-ATL always feeds you a cure. Down a heaping spoonful of these gay events, parties, concerts and games.

Friday, June 27

Joining Hearts Swimwear Trunk Show puts the suit prints on hot models for your shopping pleasure. Besides guys in skimpiness, 15 percent of every purchase goes to Joining Hearts, and two VIP tickets to its pool party main event next month (top photo). Get in on it @ Trina Turk Phipps Plaza, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Afterwards, you’ll want the sexiest free accessories. UPDATE: Saturday sales benefit Joining Hearts as well.

AGLCC Fourth Friday invites you to wind down from the workweek cocktailing with the LGBT professionals of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ Any Spine Chiropractic Center, 5:30 p.m.

National HIV Testing Day. Know your status. Click the event to find Atlanta testing locations.

Decatur Women’s Softball fields teams of Atlanta’s lesbians who pitch, catch and run the bases @ Kelley C. Cofer Park, Tucker, 6:30 p.m.

Pride Seder turns its full attention to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with an LGBT-focused meal with the gay-founded, gay-led Congregation Bet Haverim @ CCUCC, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Atlanta Team Tennis Association Mixer welcomes all its LGBT jocks and jockettes to serve a volley a few cocktails and get to know the league @ Hit Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Rainbow Days Fifth Anniversary Pre-Party celebrates early for Saturday’s Six Flags jaunt with happy hour cocktails and a live broadcast of local LGBT Meek Productions @ Bada Bings Sports, Food & Fun, Decatur, 7 p.m.

Pearl Cleage returns to one of her favorite old haunts. The author joins her lesbian sisters for a night of her latest, “Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs” @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

AGMC: Cher Determination. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its summer concert, a tribute to none other than the five-decade gay icon herself @ Rialto, 8 p.m. Two Saturday shows as well.

“Steel Magnolias” went from stage to big screen to small screen. It’s back where it began as the ladies, their banter and their drama hit Truvy’s Beauty Salon @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Closing weekend, runs through June 28.

The Other Show supersizes the most unique drag cabaret in town with its singularly creative cast and special guests who always blast your expectations. She’s so unusual, this week with guests Genre Mon Ster, Kryean Kally and Brigitte Bidet @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Ladies Lounge gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, scores of MSR ladies and the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Swank: One Year Anniversary celebrates the first 12 of the monthly women’s jam at the hotspot on the corner of Gay and Lesbian. Ladies fandango with VJ beats and tons of surprises @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m.

Boys Room. Nobody does gay in the ATL quite like the hip East Atlanta queers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Men’s Night draws all the suburban gays to the yard for sexy OTP fun. It’s also customer appreciation night @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale with Destiny Brooks and Justice Tyana Taylor puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Daring Divas lays it on thick. Lena Lust, Sawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Got Leche? weekly gay Latin night features stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, June 28

Rainbow Days at Six Flags (second photo). The fifth annual gay day at the park includes a mass commitment ceremony, “family” dinner, special activities and of course the rides and attractions. Wear red @ Six Flags Over Georgia, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Don’t miss the all-night comedy-dance-and-more Rainbow Days After Party @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.

Dirt in the Skirt returns with camp drag softball for a cause. Dust off the wigs or just come watch them play ball for Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition and Ready 4 Hope Atlanta. It ain’t pretty but it’s fun @ Piedmont Park Ball Fields, 12 noon.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival brings people together for original arts and crafts, food, music and another great event from the gay-led Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. This time, get to know @ Fourth Ward Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too.

Women’s Outdoor Network Summerfest enjoys the season and welcomes members and potential members. Meal included in entry fee @ Lake Claire Land Trust, 1 p.m.

AGMC: Cher Determination. Atlanta Gay Mens’ Chorus presents its summer concert, a tribute to none other than the five-decade gay icon herself @ Rialto, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Evening performance welcomes special guest, Cher impersonator Steven Andrade.

Original Plumbing: Atlanta Issue. A second local celebration of the trans man magazine and its spread this issue of local guys. Meet the models and the mag with treats @ Charis Books & More, 4 p.m.

Schizophrenic Photogenic is the photo exhibit you don’t want to miss. Amazing makeup, costuming and effects collide with stunning photography by artists Chris (Beat) Buxbaum and David Richardson. This one-of-a-kind event includes multi-media presentations like film and music, party favors and every #ArtsFag worth knowing @ Luckie Street Gallery, 7 p.m.

APO “Tchaikovsky Pride” features gay violinist virtuoso Andrew Sords. He hits town to join the award-winning philharmonic for a Stonewall Weekend concert @ North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. Read his GA Voice interview and David interview too.

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.

Panther L/L Bar Night has shooters, drinks and other specials for the local leather/levi club, as well as a farewell to Don Melville @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Oasis Swimsuit Dance Party puts your Speedos, trunks and board shorts on display as you dance to DJ Ryan Doubleyou. Get a load of poolside fashions by Boy Next Door, too @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Here are 37 hot sexy ways to stuff your swimsuit. Get started early with Ruby’s Redd Light District, 9 p.m.

Synergy with Shawnna Brooks is the Saturday night show to rock your world @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

Midnight Madness drags out the dinner hour into party time with Angelica D’Paige @ 10th & Piedmont, 11 p.m.

Sinful Saturday includes the Divas Cabaret and all kinds of other bar night fun for our suburban gays outside the perimeter @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

DJ Robert Ansley All Nighter moves your booty all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, June 29

Hotlanta Softball League continues its spring-summer season for all the gay pitchers and catchers @ Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can also join them later (bottom photo) for the Extra Innings Beer Bust: Wet T-shirt Edition @ No Mas Cantina, 4 p.m.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival brings people together for original arts and crafts, food, music and another great event from the gay-led Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. This time, get to know @ Fourth Ward Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes present the troupe’s weekly show on its continuing mission to bring campy bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.


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