The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Stonewall Month builds toward its LGBT event crescendo with a deluge of official Atlanta Pride happenings and unofficial shows and shenanigans that let you have pride in June without “Pride” in June.

Friday, June 19

Peach Party 2015. Atlanta’s weekend-long gay dance party series returns to its annual slot with more DJ beats than you can handle but will have fun trying. Kick it off tonight with DJ Shane Stiel (top photo) and an opening set by Seth Breezy @ Heretic, 9 p.m. Don’t stop. Bitches roll across the parking lot for DJ Cindel Afterhours @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. Keep scrolling for Saturday and Sunday events.

“Southern Stories” LGBT Youth Fair. GLAAD teams up with Lost N Found to promote the gay media watchdog’s current campaign for rights in the South and the homeless youth advocates’ ongoing efforts to get LGBT youth off the street. Youth and families welcome @ Lost N Found Youth Thrift, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“bare: a pop opera.” Boarding school angst and coming of age crashes into matter-of-fact gay inclusion with a contemporary score @ Newnan Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Runs through June 28.

“Vonia and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Here's what happens when two sisters, a gay brother and a dim boy toy reunite to make you laugh until you cry @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through June 28. Get your tickets.

“Avenue Q.” The Broadway smash and favorite local production returns with its inclusive messages and irreverently funny puppets @ Conant Center at Oglethorpe University, 8 p.m., through July 12.

“Larry Jens Anderson: The Atlanta Years (1979-2015).” The revered local gay artist gets his own show and uses it to display his take on gay life in America for the last 35 years, including “Dick Learns to Draw” @ MOCA Georgia, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through July 3.

Bitch Please. The monthly fandango that serves you sweaty EAV goodness returns with DJs Sam Rothstein and Ree de la Vega, plus Brigitte Bidet on the mic and a “So You Think You Can Prance” competition @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

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.

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 Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 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.

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. 

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, June 20

Bianca Del Rio (middle photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner hits town with her irreverent comedy act to benefit AID Atlanta @ Center Stage, 8 p.m. It’s just one of the events on Stonewall Month’s gayest day.

Pride Run. June's Stonewall event cavalcade reaches its apex today and tonight, including this 25th annual 5K @ Piedmont Park, 7:30 a.m.

For The Kid Beer Bust. The gays who bring you Toy Party and Backpack ramp up their summer fundraising with bottomless brews, shot specials and patio boys @ Joe’s, 12 noon.

Midsummer’s Wet Dream. The annual solstice celebration with Atlanta Radical Faeries strips down and heats up all day and all night ’till morning @ Arts Exchange, 12 noon – 7 a.m. It's the best mess ever. Here's how to let your inner Faerie fly.

“We Are Family” Park Day. Atlanta Pride Committee appeals to LGBT families with kids for picnicking, arts, crafts, kids yoga, face painting and more @ Piedmont Park Pavillion, 12 noon. It’s just another in the committee’s Stonewall lineup. They also announced your 2015 Pride parade grand marshals.

#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.

City of Light Day with Gwinnett Braves. The minor league team plays, and the LGBT congregation attends @ CoolRay Field, Gwinnett, 7 p.m.

Evening For Equality. Georgia Equality’s annual cocktail-dinner-awards fundraiser celebrates the best and brightest in the political arena and the group's 20th anniversary @ InterContinental Buckhead Hotel, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Hooper. Laughs for fun and for fundraising! Hilarious comedian does his thing to benefit Trans Housing Atlanta @ Jerry Farber’s Side Door, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. The two gay silver foxes gab about being the most fabulous A-list gays on TV @ Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.

“Glitter and Be Gay.” Atlanta Freedom Bands’ annual Stonewall Month concert celebrates the musical rainbow in all of us @ North Atlanta High School, 8 p.m.

Country All Night. Scoot your boots with the line-dancing, two-stepping gays, this week with a retro-80s costume bent @ Heretic, 8p.m.

Peach Party continues Atlanta’s weekend-long gay dance party series of more DJ beats than you can handle but will have fun trying. Keep it going with DJ Alain Jackinsky @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls with Detox as a special “RPDR” guest, 9 p.m. Don’t stop. Move down the street for DJ Isaac Escalante Afterhours @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. Read our Escalante interview.

MENrgy with DJ Marc J Cubs. The beefy hottie you want to see is in the booth tonight bringing the beats that touch your dirty place @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.

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 Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m. 

Burlesque with Candi Lecour. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party gets a special guest and a sexy show to supplement its fun @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, 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.


Sunday, June 21

Peach Party (bottom photo) wraps Atlanta’s weekend-long gay dance series with another full day of DJ beats. Keep it going with DJ Kevin Durard with no cover @ BJ Roosters, 3 p.m. Not done yet. DJ Alyson Calagna makes an evening of it @ Jungle, 7 p.m. And they literally can’t wind down, so it’s DJ Abel Afterhours @ Xion, 12 midnight – 5 a.m.

Joining Hearts Splash Sunday. Bikini boy dancers, drink specials, DJ Mike Pope, giveaways and the notoriously sexy JH guys collide to build your anticipation for the upcoming signature pool party and celebrate summer @ Warren City Club Upstairs Sun Deck, 3:30 p.m.

Atlanta Bondage Club. Explore and play your day away. The house safe word is “Red” @ Manifest 4 U, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Father’s Day All-White Social. DJ Visionz The Creator headlines this men-of-color celebration from the United Progressive Church Fellowship’s Business Innovator’s Network. Wear all white @ The Time, 3 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League Commissioner's Cup pits the teams of gay pitchers and catchers @ Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Don't miss the Commissioner's Cup Extra Innings Beer Bust with the Reign team @ Zocalo, 4 p.m.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

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 this weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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