The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether it’s a guerilla-style bar takeover, a wig party to flip your lip, hot guest stars for your soul, or just because you worked hard this week and deserve it, get out and enjoy these LGBT Atlanta events.

Friday, March 6

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 @ an as-yet undisclosed location in Old Fourth Ward. Click the event name to follow the reveal.

The Other Show presents most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. You can also watch one of them slay her “RuPaul’s Drag Race” debut.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The undisputed Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

“The C.A. Lyons Project” closes this weekend its world premiere AIDS story told through drama and dance @ Alliance Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 8.

Neon’s Birthday Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with a candlestick to blow out for DJ Neon the Glowgobear @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Ladies Lounge: Blue Light Basement Edition gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ 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.

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the goils on display for your entertainment and your dollars late, along with DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ Blake’s, 9 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, March 7

Big Wig 7: Good Wigs Gone Bad (middle photo) brings the annual hair-raiser fundraiser back to benefit Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus @ Bill Lowe Gallery, 7 p.m. It’s always an epic mess – in a good way.

80s-90s #Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember Gurlfrandz: Two Years Betch, 9 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Jersey Party. The teams get their uniforms and celebrate with – what else? – beer and Jell-O shots @ Heretic, 4 p.m. It’s what they do. Afterwards, you can keep the party going with the Atlanta Sting @ Oscars, 8 p.m. or all night with Atlanta Talons @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

Purim Off Ponce. The annual tradition celebrating the Jewish holiday of costumes to support the LGBT-supportive work of SOJOURN. This year’s theme is “Cirque du So Gay” @ Le Fais do-do, 7:30 p.m.

Shakespeare Follies 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 and performers. This is their 5th anniversary performance @ Arts Exchange, 8 p.m.

DJ Moose lays down the beats to move your feets during gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the weekly Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m., or even earlier for the Totally ‘80s Dragavanza with Regina Cartier for Jerusalem House and Lost N Found Youth, 6 p.m. – It’s the drag party train that’s already seen Coco Peru this week.

Country Dance All Night offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down with DJ Alan @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The undisputed Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Or come in late for the Taboo Show, 12 midnight.

Drag Races. The kings and queens vie for the crown during the weekly lesbian dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. Get there early for the It’s That Time of the Month comedy show, 7:30 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.

DJ Karlitos 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, March 8

Jason & DeMarco. The hottie Christian Pop couple, duet singers and now dads do what they do for the LGBTs praising up their Sunday @ City of Light MCC, 11 a.m.

Flag Football Bar Crawl. NFFLA supporter Fit Studio sponsors this romp through Midtown to celebrate the spring season with cocktails and food @ Henry’s, 2 p.m. then onward from there to Blake’s, etc. These gay jocks are fun at parties.

International Women’s Day Social. Get with the Democratic Party of Georgia LGBT Caucus with like-minded lesbians to meet, greet and eat in the gay-owned surrounds @ Henry’s, 12:30 p.m.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 1:30 p.m. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 7:45 p.m.

Sunday Funday. DJ Rob Reum gives you the weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

Miss Gay Georgia USofA Triple Crowing. Comes see the queens compete for your applause and one of three big sparkly crowns @ Jungle, 7:30 p.m. Dallas queen, and current Season 7 contestant on “RuPaul's Drag Race,” Kennedy Davenport makes a special appearance to perform and serve as a judge. Kennedy won Miss Gay Georgia USofA in 2012.

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

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock their weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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