The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Your same-ol’ week just became one of those awesome weekends. Let it all go and recharge with LGBT events like shows, parties or a whole weekend of geeky goodness. It’s all here for the taking.

Friday, May 8

OutlantaCon (top photo). Atlanta’s LGBT sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay and gaming nerds unite for their annual whole weekend of fun. Special guests, parties and other activities let you get your Queer Geek on @ Atlanta Marriott Century Center, through Sunday.

Snips N Clips. For the entire month of May, salons give a dollar of every haircut to Atlanta Pride @ Shear Love, Vivid Hair and Bubbles, all day – all month.

DWSL Softball. Get with the lesbians of Decatur Women’s Sports League teams for weekly games @ Kely Cofer Park, Tucker, 6 p.m. through May 15.

“Die Mommie Die!” Charles Busch’s camp comedy play-turned-movie is back on stage, this time in the capable hands of locals including Topher Payne as an aging film star of the golden era @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 23.

“Blues for an Alabama Sky.” This play by local queer ally Pearl Cleage includes gay characters in this look at Harlem in 1930 @ Alliance Theater, 8 p.m. Runs through May 10.

“Masculinity.” Multi-artist exhibit of adult explorations of manliness @ Low Museum, through May 10.

“Grace and Frankie.” Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as friends whose husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) fall in love with each other. The highly anticipated sitcom series debuts tonight @ Netflix. 

The Other Show presents the most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. t

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club. Join the fetishwear party at the group’s monthly bar night to benefit Southeast Black & Blue @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

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

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ Blake’s, 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.

Fame & Fortune Friday. WhassupNATL invites its huge guestlist of black gay men out for an upscale but not uptight night @ Frank Ski’s, 10 p.m.

Chaparral Night turns up the volume on its weekly gay Latin party with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

 

Saturday, May 9

Men of David (middle photo). The fundraising for AID Atlanta by guys the magazine’s readers picked gets its pageant to name a winner and an afterparty to celebrate with DJ Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones @ Jungle, 9 p.m. Since philanthropy is always sexy, these may be the hottest gay men in Atlanta. This event goes down hard.

Atlanta Pride Ride. The annual wheeler dealer through scenic north Georgia rolls to benefit Pride and get some fresh air in those tired lungs of yours. It’s a good time for all skill levels @ Panola Mountain State Park and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, 8:30 a.m.

OutlantaCon 2015. Atlanta’s LGBT sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay and gaming nerds continue their weekend-long guests, parties and other Queer Geek activities @ Atlanta Marriott Century Center, through Sunday.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. The year-round, gay-run park and neighborhood haunts around town continue with vendors, music, and outdoor fun @ Chastain Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too.

#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 what you did during the regularly scheduled nighttime shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Stitched Up. The  queer-led, queer-inclusive photo exhibit hosts a reception of images collected so far to celebrate the empowerment of scars raises funds to take its concept global @ Muse & Co., 7 p.m. It’s so good.

“Die Mommie Die!” Charles Busch’s camp comedy play-turned-movie is back on stage, this time in the capable hands of locals including Topher Payne as an aging film star of the golden era @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 23.

ShartThrob IV: Unsharted Territory. The queer art space where anything goes. “Get dressed, get down” with performance, visual works, epic looks and DJ beats including King Atlas @ Mammal Gallery, 9 p.m.

Country All Night. Boot-scoot with the line-dance, two-step gays @ Heretic, 8p.m.

Second Saturday Social. Midtown dining’s gays and gals keep the party going extra hard with DJs each month way after dinner hour is over @ Henry’s, 9 p.m

Girl bar. Live music and stage shows dot the landscape of lesbian Atlanta’s favorite Saturday night 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  this week with Ohm the Witch @ Burkhart's, 11 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.

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 Seth Breezy 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, May 10

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service. The loved local lesbian (bottom photo, second from right) and guests Ree De La Vega and Osmose spin the tunes that keep you going during this monthly patio party in bar owner Grant Henry’s playhouse @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 6 p.m.

OutlantaCon 2015. Atlanta’s LGBT sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay and gaming nerds wrap up their weekend-long guests, parties and other Queer Geek activities @ Atlanta Marriott Century Center, through 5 p.m.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. The year-round, gay-run park and neighborhood haunts around town continue with vendors, music, and outdoor fun @ Chastain Park, 11 a.m. – 6 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.

“Die Mommie Die!” Charles Busch’s camp comedy play-turned-movie is back on stage, this time in the capable hands of locals including Topher Payne as an aging film star of the golden era @ OnStage Atlanta, 3 p.m. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 23.

Sunday Funday. DJ Rob Reum and DJ Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 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. 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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