The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Ready yourself for another weekend of events in the LGBT-ATL. Set yourself for more shows, parties and gatherings than you can handle. And go get you some downtime. Ready? Set. Go!

Friday, Aug. 1

The Other Show (top photo) serves up the most unique drag cabaret in town with its singularly creative cast and special guests who always blast your expectations, this week with Extasy Grey and Kryean Kally @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

“The Rocky Horror Show” gets a modern re-imagining. The stage show that prompted the movie that prompted a cult following returns to its theatrical roots @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Aug. 9, including midnight Saturday shows.

Halcyon. Come see the Southern lesbian duo that the rockin’ ATL just can’t get enough of. No not that one – indigo-cough-girls-ahem – it’s Deb Hunseder and Steph Callahan of Halcyon doing Decatur up right @ Eddie’s Attic, 7:30 p.m.

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

Ladies Lounge with Nesha Nycee gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this round helmed by DJ Stan Jackson @ Heretic, 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.

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.

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


Saturday, Aug. 2

Fall Rugby 101 (middle photo) trains new recruits and shakes the rust off the regulars of Atlanta’s gay rugby squad. Watch the fellas going to the Bingham Cup scrimmage too, then rub up against the burly hotness during the post-session cookout and social @ Walker Park, 9:30 a.m. They like it rough … that is, when they're not feeling more lady-like.

Bingham Cup Rugby Sendoff Party. Buy jocks and shirts right off the players as the region’s gay rugby combo team heads to the Bingham Cup. DJ Robert Ansley and gummy bear shooters put the pep in your step @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Gurlfrandz: Yes Gawd Save the Qween. A punk rock show from the edgy dragsters who are always trying to shake things up. Put on your fetish pumps and black lipstick or just come to gawk and drink @ Mary’s, 10:30 p.m.

Get Twisted with Twisted Dee. One of Atlanta’s favorite DJs spins one of gay Atlanta’s favorite dance parties @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m.

Socialite brings on the go-go dancers plus food and drink specials and DJ Liz Owen to amp up Atlanta’s lesbian Saturday night dance throwdown @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Synergy is the Saturday night show to rock your world @ Burkhart's, 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 Ben Baker 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, Aug. 3

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

Chopping Block Hair Show, Art Exhibit & Live Musci Dance Party. Join the alternqueers who brought you Miss Edgewood Avenue for a haircutting competition with at least one drag judge, Brigitte Bidet; art by Molly Rose Freeman, Ashley Anderson, Nikita Gale, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Dustin Chambers, Katie Lebel and Jeremy Ray; live bands including Babar; and a dance party with DJ Ree de la Vega @ Mammal Gallery, 7 p.m.

Babes for Boobs puts food and drinks on Atlanta’s lesbian Sunday to raise funds for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Women come together @ Hobnob, 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.


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