The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The time has come… to weekend for your life! Whether you’re down for DILFs or up for garden concerts, ready to dance or ready to strip, get into Atlanta’s LGBT weekend with these events.

Friday, July 7

DILF Party (top photo). Daddies do it better at this Underwear-Jockstrap party with Cellblock 13 models and DJ Chomper @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Meanwhile, let’s talk about DILFs.

Michael Feinstein. Chill with the songs of Sinatra from this gay crooner and piano player extraordinaire as part of the Concerts in the Garden Series @ Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8 p.m.

Backpacks for a Cause. The gay jocks and jock lovers collect stocked packs to benefit For The Kid’s upcoming Backpack in the Park while drinking beer and watching sports @ Woofs, 6 p.m.

The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m., preceded by a RuPaul’s Drag Race watch party, 8 p.m.

Baddest Bitch. The East Atlanta queers and their celebration of Femme icons do Vamp-slaying Buffy Summers this time, while the Wussy crew conducts its annual yearbook shoot @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Onyx Pearl Night kicks off the weekend for all comers @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale from RuPaul's Drag Race 8 @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 11 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.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 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. 


Saturday, July 8

DJ Manny Lehman (middle photo). The one, the only, and the legendary spin master hits the decks for your dance party pleasure @ Heretic, 10 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.

Lost N Found Youth Center Open House. Come see the fruits of the labors to take in and assist Atlanta’s homeless LGBT youth @ 729 Lambert Drive NE, 6 p.m.

Miss BarFly, Part 1. The annual Armorettes camp classic that’s a pageant all its own kicks off two nights at two bars, first round @ Heretic, 8 p.m. Do you have what it takes?

Gurlfrandz. The offbeat queens with an artsy bawdy bent do what they do @ Mary’s, 10:30 p.m.

Sox, Jox-N-Cox. DJ Christopher Kind wants that to be all you’re wearing. He takes care of the rest @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Icon celebrates Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 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.

Afterhours really gets cranking when the Eagle wraps Sox Jox-N-Cox and the party moves to Cheshire Bridge Road with DJs Cosmo and Tracy Levine @ Tokyo Valentino, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, July 9

Queer Moxie (bottom photo). The documentary filled with local favorite performers returns to the big screen @ Midtown Art Cinema, 12 noon.

Drag 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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues, now with an all new, all gay attraction @ Ten, 4 p.m. 

Armorettes: Miss BarFly. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV use their usual timeslot to crown a new queen in their singularly unique pageant from hell @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.


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