The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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If it’s not an annual LGBT event you can't miss, or a weekly show that always brings surprises, it’s a monthly shindig with special guests or a semi-regular community meeting for the soul. Grab some weekend.

Friday, Sept. 29

Out On Film. Eleven days with well over 100 films continues with the boys-love-triangle flick “Something Like Summer” (top photo), 9 p.m. @ Midtown Art Cinema. The festival continues each day through Oct. 8. Check out all of Out On Film’s hottest hunks here.

Sweet Baby Cheeses. Another excellent Hot Mic Comedy lineup and grilled cheese sandwiches backed by gay Atlanta’s own Ian Aber. What’ not to love @ Relapse Theatre, 8 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.

Gentlemen’s Foundation Weekend. The organization for gay men of color opens its weekend of events, this year with a “Royalty” theme, with a Welcome Reception @ Pulse Loft in Marriott Marquis, 7 p.m.

Bitch Please. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta under the watchful eye of DJ Ree de la Vega @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Christopher Kind gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Pump. The weekly man-on-man dance party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Skin. Jeremy presents the weekly great reason to come hang @ Tripps, 4 p.m – 2 a.m.

Fresh Face Friday + Tom Goss.  puts the newest drag glamazons on display, this week with a live performance with gay singer Tom Goss and his hit song “Bears.” Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ 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, Sept. 30

Gentlemen’s Ball (middle photo). The Gentlemen’s Foundation for gay men of color continues its weekend of events, this year with a “Royalty” theme, with a daytime health fair, then the signature ball @ Marriott Marquis, 7 p.m.

Coffee & Canvassing. Queer candidate for Atlanta City Council District 5 Liliana Bakhtiari gathers her troops to knock on doors @ Rush Center, 10 a.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the bar’s regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

For The Kid Beer Bust. The gays who bring you Toy Party and Backpack in the Park poor bottomless brews during the Georga vs. Tennessee game @ Woofs, 2:30 p.m.

NFFLA Margarita Bust. The gay flag football league pours bottomless cups of the frozen green stuff for your enjoyment @ Zocalo, 3 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Time. Terra Cotta Sugarbaker, nee Steven Igarashi, reads to kids and adults alike @ Ponce De Leon Branch Library, 3 p.m.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The gay All Stripes group watches the local team kick balls against the New England Revolution @ Amsterdam, 6:30 p.m.

Variety Show. The LGBTQ youth of Lost N Found sing, dance, drag and more during this fun event @ Jungle, 6 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.

Gawd Save the Queens. RPDR’s Pearl headlines this looks-perforamances-and-dance party with DJs Headmaster and King Atlas. Category is: Rubbish Queens, Nancy Boys, Mod Monsters, UnDead Royalty, Swinging London, Britpop, 80’s New Wave, Synth Pop, Blitz Kids, Leigh Bowery, Boy George @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

DJ Rob Moore kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 party moves to Cheshire Bridge Road with DJs Cosmo and Tracy Levine @ Tokyo Valentino, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 1

“The American Music Show” (bottom photo). Three decades of queer Atlanta public access TV are the subject of this Out On Film screening with host Matthew Terrell @ Midtown Art Cinema, 1 p.m.

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

Drag Brunch brings 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.

Cowtippers Heifer Review. The campy queens who work the patio do it this time with a Divas Pride Kickoff theme @ Cowtippers, 1 p.m.

Gentlemen’s Foundation Weekend. The organization for gay men of color closes its weekend of events, this year with a “Royalty” theme, with a Royalty Brunch @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, 1 p.m.

Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ 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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