The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You just thought you were done. The last weekend of the holigays and the first of the New Year says buck up and get down to the beat of Atlanta’s LGBT events, shows and parties.

Friday, Jan. 2

TWC First Friday Takeover (top photo). The Welcoming Committee continues its mission to invade straight bars guerilla-style. This month, serve them a tall glass of your fabulous LGBT-ness @ Dark Horse Tavern, 816 N. Highland Ave. These folks know how to have a good time.

Disco Hangover. The mid-week New Year can wear you out, but it can’t keep you down. DJs Headmaster Ritual and 5-Hour Boner spin the funk to nurse that NYE hangover @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Stan Jackson manning the tables and pumping the beats @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The Other Show serves the weekly cast and special guests who make up the most unique drag cabaret in town. She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

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

Femme Fatale 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, Shawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Chaparral Nights amps up a weekly gay Latin night with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, Jan. 3

Indigo Girls (second photo). Decatur’s hometown lesbians and their internationally famous harmonies hit the stage to benefit the queer progress of SONG: Southerners On New Ground @ Terminal West, 7 p.m.

Saturday #Daydrunk. Senor Giggles plays the hits for an afternoon of booze, boys, babes and beats. Drink specials put you to bed early to make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember the Gurlfrandz: Jealous January show, 10:30 p.m.

No Resolutions Dance Party. Forget yourself to DJ Rob Ansley’s beats for the last Saturday night of the holidays.  Tips to guest jock bartenders benefit Atlanta Talons softball team @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Stan Jackson picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

Gay Atlanta’s Best Dance Party keeps up the beat for your Saturday night fever @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District, 9 p.m.

Sonique. The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, former Atlantan and Albany, Ga.’s hometown hero corrals the kings during East Atlanta’s favorite lesbian dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Synergy turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre, a cast of premiere queens and special guests. DJ and video beats plus more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

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


Sunday, Jan. 4

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious (bottom photo) at the helm of one wild ride @ Lips, 12:15 doors, 1:30 p.m. show. The place is gay-fancy, cable-famous now.

Sunday Funday. It's two parties in one with DJ Rob Reum inside and DJ Robert Ansley outside. All kinds of fun as you go back and forth @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight.

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.

Sex Kitten Sunday with Angelica D’Paige corralling the queens @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.

The Armorettes. The camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.


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