The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Nightlife, sports, annual fetes, and shows from film to live performance. It’s all yours for the taking in Atlanta’s weekly lineup of LGBT events. See what kind of trouble you can get yourself into.

Friday, July 22

Alyssa Edwards (top photo). The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” drag mother of all mothers – besides Ru, of course – hits the femmes during the regular Femme Fatale show. Get your singles ready for some of Atlanta’s premiere queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

“Bullied to Death.” Gay Atlanta filmmaker Cindy Abel’s Atlantis Moon, in partnership with Italian company ZenaFilm, screens their combination of cinema, photography and performing arts @ Cox Capitol Theater, Macon, 11:45 a.m. Saturday screening too.

AGLCC Fourth Friday. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly happy hour networking @ Henry’s, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pump. The man-on-man dance party rocks you into the weekend @ Heretic, 9 p.m.  This week, ladies first with Women’s Outdoor Network Disco Party preceding the guys, 7 p.m.

Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The Other Show: Baddest Bitch. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ 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.

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.

Crush Friday 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, July 23

Deep South with DJ Nark (middle photo). The edgy, hot Seattle DJ takes over the alternaqueer dance party that’s sweeping Atlanta, this time @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

LGBT Family Picnic. Atlanta Pride invites gay-led families including kids of all ages are invited for games, kids yoga, painting, snacks, prizes, and more @ Glenlake Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Backpack on the Patio. As a precursor to Sunday’s For The Kid Backpack event, bring a backpack full of school supplies and get a bottomless beer cup @ Frogs, 2 p.m.

#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 schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Serving For Equality. Human Rights Campaign Atlanta introduces a new event it hopes becomes a regular thing. DJ, food, cocktails, silent auction, photo booth – and oh yeah LGBT doubles tennis for those who play @ Sharon Lester Tennis Center, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

It’s Britlanta, Bitch! Drag, comedy, music and burlesque to the songs of Britney Spears include performances by Brigitte Bidet and many more @ Drunken Unicorn, 9:30 p.m.

DJ Lydia Prim. The dance floor doyenne casts her spell @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Travis & Eric. The local DJ duo takes over the leather crowd @ 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 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. 

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.

DJ Robert Ansley All Nighter. Don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Dance until you need sunglasses to leave @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, July 24

Backpack in the Park. The annual gay garden party returns with its back-to-school fun-raiser from For The Kid In All of Us. School supplies in a new backpack get you all the fun you can handle @ Cator Woolford Gardens, 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

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

Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.

Armorettes: Britney Night. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including suprises each week @ Jungle, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.


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