Thursday: 23 gay things to do in Atlanta today

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imageIt’s not Friday yet, but forces are at work to kick off the weekend early with special events (LeatherFest), special guests (Lydia Prim), and special themes like the Grindr party and Papi’s bikini fashion show.

Leave work. Do not pass “Go.” Collect cocktails (top photo) during AEN Mix & Mingle @ Bellissima, 6 p.m., Cocktails in the Garden with Roy G. Biv Project @ Atlanta Botanical Garden, 6 p.m., and Bear Cocktail Hour @ Mixx, 6:30 p.m.

Oh you. Always playing games. Texas Hold’em Poker @ Blake’s, 7 p.m. and Crazy Bitch Bingo @ Las Margaritas, 7:30 p.m.

image Latin Night never looked so skimpy. Papi’s Café Con Leche features a bikini fashion show by Boy Next Door (middle photo) @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

All tied up and no place to go? The SouthEast LeatherFest (SELF) kickoff party begins the 15th annual four-day BDSM convention @ Holiday Inn Select, 7:30 p.m. Read our preview.

The world’s a stage, and we are queerly players. “Slasher” @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. and “True Love Lies” @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m.

image There’s an app for that. Indulge hosts the Grindr 1st Anniversary with DJ Lydia Prim (bottom photo) @ The W Midtown, 9 p.m.

And they all went into the night happily ever after. Check Thursday’s full bar and club schedule, including but certainly not limited to Karaoke ReMixx Show @ Mixx, 9:30 p.m., Net Work with Traxx @ Obsessions, 10 p.m., The Shawnna Factor @ Blake’s, 10 p.m., and Princess Charles’ Fashionistas @ Burkharts, 11:30 p.m.

There are even more gay things to do on today’s Gay Agenda. View the full list on Project Q Atlanta’s interactive community calendar. You can also submit your own events.

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