The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The traditional Stonewall Weekend adds Pride to your calendar in a big way. Stonewall summits, shows and special LGBT events rock the local landscape and lay down Southern Fried Queer Pride. You may want to celebrate, because, you know.

Friday, June 26

“Men in the Mirror.” Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (top photo) delivers its annual Pride Month concert with a tribute to male voices @ Druid Hills Presbyterian, 8 p.m. Two Saturday shows as well.

Celebrate Marriage Equality. After the Supreme Court decision, gays gather to rally in the streets and at other pre-set events. Take it to the streets with DJs and drinks @ Ten Atlanta, or do it with a sense of history with Georgia Equality @ The Center for Civil & Human Rights, 4:30 p.m. Because gay marriage is now legal in Georgia.

Georgia LGBT Allies Diversity Summit. A panel discussion with breakfast on issues facing LGBTs in Atlanta. Alex Wan, Jeff Graham, Stan Kilmer, Mariela Romero and Mary Romero are on tap @ Ga. Tech Student Center Theater, 8 a.m.

We Aren’t Dead Yet! Concert. LGBT singer-songwriters Deidre McCalla, Dianne Davidson, and Jamie Anderson folk it all up in the round @ First Existentialist Congregation, 8 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. “Queer, Southern, Radical, and Proud” events make up three days of SFQP events. Kick things off today with the ColorBloq Cookout for queer and trans People of Color only @ Honeycomb Haven, 3 p.m. an the Deep Heat Kickoff Dance Party for everyone with DJs and performances @ Eyedrum, 9 p.m. Scroll for Saturday and Sunday events, too.

Augusta Pride: Beats on Broad. Of course one thing to do on Stonewall Weekend is visit another city with full-throttle Pride like the bustling two-day party in Augusta. A perfect Pride getaway starts with an outdoor dance party featuring DJ Kaos with thousands of your closest friends @ Augusta Commons, 6 p.m. Move on down the road to Hot Bodies & Stilettos @ Club Argos, 9 p.m. We love it this much. 

Atlanta Pride Seder. The LGBT-loving Jews at Congregation Bet Haverim and SOJOURN host this annual dinner for Stonewall Weekend. It’s free @ Rush Center, 6:30 p.m.

“The Upstairs Fire.” Chronicling the worst LGBT massacre in U.S. history, a 1973 Pride-night arson fire in a New Orleans gay bar that trapped and killed 31 people @ City Of Light, 8 p.m.

“Honey, You Know Where to Find Me.” This performance showcase features contemporary dance, a vinyl records celebration and karaoke party with a queer-inclusive cast @ 291 Wood Street SE, 8 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.

Swank. Let’s get this lesbian party started with the monthly mayhem @ Ten Atlanta, 9 p.m.

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

The Other Pageant. The weekly Other Show presents the most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind, this week with a fierce competition pageant theme @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Joining Hearts Pump for Ben. DJs Mike Pope, Sean Mac, Stan Jackson and Robert Ansley team up to pump the beats and raise funds for JH leader Ben Hadsock, who is recovering from a devastating stroke. Cover, shooters and a portion of the bar go to the cause @ Heretic, 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 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 27

Gear Night with DJ Dan De Leon (middle photo). This DJ knows how to move you, and you know you love it more in leather. Or shirtless. Or both. @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early for the monthly Armorettes Follies, 8 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. “Queer, Southern, Radical, and Proud” events make up three days of SFQP events, continuing today with the DirtyWork Workshops @ Little Five Points Community Center, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., CraftMeQueer creative fun @ L5PCC, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., and the Sweet Tea Queer Variety Show @ the Hangar, 9 p.m. Keep scrolling for more events on Sunday.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival. The gays who sprinkle food, art vendors, drinks and music at city parks across town bring the love to you @ Historic Fourth Ward Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday too.

WON Summer Fest. The annual gathering of the Women’s Outdoor Network @ Lake Claire Landtrust, 12 noon – 6 p.m.

Augusta Pride Festival & Parade. One thing to do Stonewall Weekend is visit another city with full-throttle Pride. The bustling two-day party in Augusta is a perfect getaway.  Add your color of the rainbow to booths, vendors, entertainers including “RuPaul's Drag Race” queens Bebe Zahara Benet & Porkchop, as well as the signature parade @ Augusta Commons, all day. Parade down Broad St., 11 a.m. It goes a little something like this.

90s Nail Salon #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.

Stonewall & Beyond. Educational speakers, dinner and a movie honor the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots @ Spiritual Living Center, 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dinner at 6, movie at 7.

“Men in the Mirror.” Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus delivers two performances of its annual Pride Month concert with a tribute to male voices @ Druid Hills Presbyterian, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

County Fair. As a Stonewall celebration and to benefit Lost N Found, the parking lot transforms into an old-time carnival with strongman, duck pond, dunking booth, baking contest, chili cookoff, and fareway games. It's gay and a bar, so did someone say Shot Luge? Yes. Come on down @ Burkhart's, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday too. Then stick around: 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.

Bar Code Party. Know your mode with this event honoring the “Construction” Code: Do your blue-collar best for your look @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s also Panther LL Night.

Customer Appreciation Night with DJ Scott Anthony does up the weekly gay Atlanta dance party with a $5 cover all night @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 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. 

Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a sexy show to supplement its weekly womyn ways @ 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.

DJ Stan Jackson 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, June 28

#101GayWeddings (bottom photo). Chef Art Smith and some of his famous friends host the marriages of 101 same-sex couples to celebrate the Supreme Court decision with general-admission tickets to benefit Georgia Equality. DJ TracyYoung even plays the reception, and you know with these hosts there's food @ InterContinental Buckhead Hotel, 1 p.m. We told you it was coming, and showed you that these events are epic.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival. The gays who sprinkle food, art vendors, drinks and music at city parks across town bring the love to you @ Historic Fourth Ward Park, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. “Queer, Southern, Radical, and Proud” events make up three days of SFQP events, wrapping up today with the Rise & Shine Self-Care Brunch @ Rush Center, 11 a.m., Youth Field Day & Screen on the Green @ Brownwood Park, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., and the We Are Here! Closing Reception with queer art and more @ Eyedrum, 8 p.m.  to 1 a.m.

LNFY Dine Out. Have a fabulous brunch, and a portion of your meal goes to help Atlanta’s homeless LGBT youth @ Eclectic Bistro, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday in the Park. The young genderqueer advocates of House of Alexzander get together for fun in the sun. Bring your picnic, games and coolers to do it up on the hill between Myrtle and Charles Allen on 10th @ Piedmont Park, 12 noon.

Stonewall Weekend, Mary's. East Atlanta's queer bar opens up for a special Sunday set to celebrate your Pride @ Mary's, 2 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.

County Fair. As a Stonewall celebration and to benefit Lost N Found, the parking lot transforms into an old-time carnival with strongman, duck pond, dunking booth with Nicole Paige Brooks on the spot, baking contest, chili cookoff, and fareway games. It's gay and a bar, so did someone say Shot Luge? Yes. Come on down @ Burkhart's, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Then stick around: 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, 9 p.m.

Toddlerz Ball with Todrick Hall. YouTube sensation Todrick Hall throws a performance party not to be missed. Get in on his brand of crazy fun @ Agnes Scott College, 8 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.

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

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

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