The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
Whether it’s a Stonewall wrap-up or just a well earned “that’s a wrap” to the week, Atlanta’s Friday through Sunday LGBT events are your just reward for a June well done and kick off your big gay July. Don’t forget to wear a tank top, fashion’s gay reboot this summer.
Friday, June 29
“Magic Mike” (top photo) opens in area theaters. It’s raining (famous) men baring it all as strippers in Channing Tatum’s pre-movie star true story with sidekicks like Joe Mangianello, Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey. Click the movie title to watch the trailer, and read our review. You can also enjoy some of the men in the Morning Fix: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer.
Sinclair Sexsmith (second photo) with Radical Queer Masculinity & Body Confidence Workshop as part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.
“The Normal Heart” enters its final weekend of performances of this groundbreaking, Tony-winning play by Larry Kramer about the early years of AIDS @ Saint Mark UMC, 8 p.m. Saturday performance, too. Read our preview.
Stonewall Bar Association Summer Party invites Atlanta’s LGBT lawyers poolside or inside for food, drinks and its annual scholarship awards @ Ansley Above The Park, 6:30 p.m.
Chus + Ceballos Icon Party is cancelled. Due to circumstances beyond control, Spain’s hottest gay dance DJ duo (third photo) had last-minute flight issues to the ATL and won’t appear. They’re rescheduling for later this year. The club won’t open tonight. Better for you to rest up for Saturday’s blowout with DJ Oren Nizri@ Jungle.
Sunset Garden pumps beats on the patio Friday and Saturday nights this summer to raise money for non-profit organizations, tonight with DJ Christopher Kind benefiting Out On Film @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.
Charlie’s Angels Show & Katy Perry Party. Wild Cherry Sucret (fourth photo) steps in to host the new weekly drag show with Katy Perry movie giveaways @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.
Back to the Bash goes all back to the future this week with DJs M, Twee and Tina V for the women who love women who love to dance @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Freedom Friday Kickoff Party starts your Independence Week off right with the men of Rockstars Production @ 595 North, 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 30
2012 NFFLA Championship wraps up the gay flag football season (fifth photo) to see who comes out on top, 11:30 a.m. The Consolation Bracket Championship goes down, too, 10 a.m. All @ Boulevard Crossing. Here are the team matchups, and don’t forget the NFFLA Season Closing Party @ Jungle, 8 p.m.
LGBT Voter Information & Registration Party with the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia @ Brushstrokes, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Download this coupon for 15 percent off any t-shirt in the store. (Tell them Project Q sent you.)
Sylvia Rivera Stonewall Event. This year, gather ‘round for “Trans: The Movie” and a panel discussion on transgender issues, part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month calendar, @ Rush Center, 11:30 a.m.
Beer, Burgers & Braves is a cookout and beer bust with Hotlanta Softball’s Sharks team before they head out to Turner Field for the MBA game @ Heretic, 1 p.m.
HSL Rampage Beer Bust features Jell-O shooters, bottomless beer and raffle prizes with this Hotlanta Softall League team @ Woofs, 4 p.m.
Sunset Garden pumps beats on the patio Friday and Saturday nights this summer to raise money for non-profit organizations, tonight with DJ Bryan Craft benefiting HSL’s Pink Cadets breast cancer charities @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.
Raw Talent. See who comes out on top in this fourth rendition of the months-long elimination drag king and queen competition (seventh photo) @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
LGBT Old School Game Night with Atlanta’s Every Woman puts you at the boards and the proceeds to Lift Up Atlanta homeless @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.
Bone Voyage (eighth photo) swabs the poop deck and says so long to Tony DiCaro as he leaves town for good with this naughty nautically themed party @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Sinclair Sexsmith with “Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica” is yet another installment of Atlanta Pride Stonewall Month events @ Charis, 7:30 p.m.
Fetish Night: Bondage also serves as the sendoff to the ICBB for Girl Dale with bootblacking demos and Jell-O shooters @ the Eagle, 10 p.m.
DJ Oren Nizri (ninth photo) brings his sexy beats back to Atlanta for one night only of the fiercest dance music @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Early Country and Late Night Dance puts a twang in your Saturday with two-steppin and line dancin, followed by a contrasting dance floor beats party with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.
HIS Seduction Saturdays welcomes special guest Rated M Man Stanley Etoty at this grown and sexy men’s party with Lion’s Den Atlanta @ Mood Lounge, 10 p.m. See Etoty strip down in the Morning Fix and offer a little pillow talk.
Sunday, July 1
Hotlanta Softball League (10th photo) games @ West Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., followed by the Extra Innings Beer Bust, this week hosted by the Atlanta Foxes team benefiting Lost N Found Youth and celebrating HSL’s last Extra Innings party of the year @ Burkhart’s, 4 p.m. Or maybe you just want to check out the league’s half-naked gay jocks in our Mr. HSL Hunk Pageant gallery.
Wet Silent Sundays let you laze away the day poolside with the gay and gay-adjacent showing off their swimwear with $25 food and beverage purchase @ Wet/W Hotel Midtown, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Queer Family Story Hour celebrates Stonewall with book readings for the kids like “My Two Daddies” and more @ Charis Books & More, 1 p.m.
Rainbow Days Free Picnic in the Park (bottom photo) with the Rainbow Days at Six Flags crew. All your gays, friends and family are welcome to this outdoor barbecue with DJs, friends and voter registration @ Piedmont Park, 5 p.m.
Sunday Funday with the Braves vs. Nationals game and Olympic trials on TV, plus $3 beer and other food and drink specials @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m. - close.
Comedy with Sampson features this self-identified black gay standup comedian doing his thing for free—with love offerings accepted—to benefit the affirming congregation @ God’s Living Spirit Church (inside Virginia Highland Church), 7 p.m.
The Armorettes perform their weekly camp drag fundraising show with special guests and their signature mayhem in tow @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
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