Shows, soirees and special guests. After a week of taking one for the team, it’s time for you to dive deep into downtime and come up sated with our weekly roundup of LGBT events.
Friday, Jan. 22
Sweet with Denver Wrangler (top photo). The pride of Denver descend on the ATL for a man-on-man dance party. DJs Craig C and DJ Brent rock the beats @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
AGLCC Fourth Friday. The biggest happy hour event of the year for Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is free to enter and get to know the LGBT business professionals networking group @ Atlanta History Center, 5:30 p.m. UPDATE | The event has been canceled over weather concerns.
Book of Mormon. The Tony winning, wholly inappropriate, and hilarious look at religion and belief in modern times from the guys who bring us South Park @ Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 24.
Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Seville returns with gay principle players all up in it @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28.
The Men’s Room. A “burly brolesque” celebrates drag kings in this “virile variety revue” @ Red Light Café, 9 p.m.
The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 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, Jan. 23
Respect the Brunch. They’re ba-aaack! The fundraising boys with a brunchy obsession return to the scene with food, fun and funds for Lost N Found @ Zocalo, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Georgia Equality Advocacy Training. Before you can help take the capitol by storm lobbying lawmakers for equality and against hate, learn the skills you’ll need from the statewide LGBT rights group @ Rush Center, 11 a.m.
Rugby 101. It’s almost time for gay spring rugby in the ATL. Join the Atlanta Bucks on the pitch for a skills refresher and get-to-know-you session @ Boulevard Crossing, 10 a.m. UPDATE | The event has been postponed until Jan. 30.
#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 shenanigans, 9 p.m.
An Affair of the Art. Jerusalem House hosts its annual cocktail gala and art auction with items up for sale, including works created live on site. Get with your gays @ Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 6 p.m.
Country all night. Scoot your boots with the C&W gays @ Heretic, 8 p.m.
Scott Spears Benefit with DJ Diablo Rojo. The red-headed mix master lends his talents, plus Jell-O shooters and raffles are in store to help a beloved friend raise medical funds @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Dumb. It’s a new kind of party, and it’s totally “Dumb.” DJ King Atlas and Hydrangea Heath mess things up with all their “Dumb” followers @ Felix’s, 11 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 Karlitos 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, Jan. 24
Anniversary Sunday Funday (bottom photo). DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire, this week as the venue’s big Third Anniversary on Atlanta’s gay scene @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.
Be the Change. The Gentlemen’s Foundation hosts a membership drive event and meal to join their event series for LGBT men of color @ MoJo’s, 2 p.m.
Allen Penrod Funeral. The outpouring over his loss has been tremendous. Now his partners, friends and biological family gather in honor of the leather community leader. Traditional funeral dress requested @ Spring Hill Chapel, 3 p.m. viewing, 5 p.m. service. Penrod fell suddenly to a medical emergency last week. A memorial service at the Eagle takes place Jan. 30.
Madonna Rebel #Art Silent Auction. The original artwork by a local gay man that Her Madgesty used as a backdrop in her Wednesday show is up for bids all week. See who gets it and celebrate with the artist @ Blake’s, 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 Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 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.
The Armorettes. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.