The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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If it’s not one thing, it’s another. If you’re not working your tuckus off, you’re facing down impending holi-gays. Luckily when you’re not plotting your next move, you’re partaking in these awesome LGBT events.

Friday, Nov. 13

Sip & Shop with For The Kid. As we hurtle toward For The Kid’s Toy Party next month (top photo), you love to shop at Bloomies, and you love a good cocktail on a Friday. Bam! Your wish is the command as the gang at For The Kid In All Of Us treats you to both @ Bloomingdales, 6:30 p.m.

“The Thrush & the Woodpecker.” A suspenseful mystery thriller by local gay playwright Steve Yockey premieres @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Running in rep with Yockey’s “Blackberry Winter” through Nov. 22.

WON Disco Night. We interrupt your regularly scheduled man-on-man dance party for the Women’s Outdoor Network dance @ Heretic, 7 p.m. Wait. There it is: The guys hit the dance floor right on time at 10 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 Show. A unique weekly drag cabaret boasts an eclectic cast that always keeps you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Night. The local club that helps you find your kink does its monthly bar night @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 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.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Friday Night Dance Party. Another weekly way to kick off your weekend just hit 10th Street. See what you can get into @ G’s, 10 p.m.

Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ 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, Nov. 14

ManShaft: Leather-Levi Edition (middle photo). The quarterly men’s dance party returns, this time with you in your kink gear. DJ Neon the Glowgobear opens, then come one, come all to DJ Diablo Rojo’s playhouse @ Heretic, 9 p.m. 

LGBT Affordable Care Act Forum. The scoop you need from the groups you trust. The Health Initiative, Georgia Equality and Georgians for a Healthy Future offer this nfo session and individual assistance @ Rush Center, 1 p.m.

SSL End of Season Awards Party. The gay jocks of the fall softball season closes with drinks, shots and a check presentation to beneficiaries @ Cockpit, 4 p.m.

Barking Leather Grand Reopening. No longer tucked away in another outlet, the retailer of all things leather and kink celebrates throwing open its doors on a new location @ 805 Lambert Drive, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

PALS Manly Miss America. It isn’t always pretty, but it’s always good. Regular Joes do up in drag to benefit the beloved charity. May the best Manly “Woman” win @ Jungle, 6 p.m. It’s always crazy. Like, really crazy.

#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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m. 

Popped Art 2. Local gay artist Patrick Hanson debuts new works in paint, mixed media and assemblage. Join his loyal gay legions of fans during this opening reception @ CherryLion Studios, 7 p.m. Hanson gives us a sneak peek at what to expect.

“Paris is Burning.” The classic film on ball culture returns to the big screen for one night only. This time, expect local drag queens to stomp the footlights during the screening “Rocky Horror”-style @ Plaza Theatre, 9:30 p.m.

DJ Oscar Valasquez. He has the beat to move your feet @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 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 Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a show to supplement its weekly womyn ways in a new Midtown location @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DJ Nick Bertossi All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Saturday never really ends @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Nov. 15

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious (bottom photo) 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.

Josh Noblitt for State House Reception. Join supporters of this gay man’s run on the capitol to raise funds and awareness of his campaign @ Private Residence, 3 p.m. Noblitt is in it to win it and end Georgia's Election Day gay male curse.

Sunday Funday. DJs Rob Reum and 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.

The Armorettes Turnabout Show. 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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