The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
If you’re not swarmed with gay Atlanta event options this weekend, you’re not doing it right. Find something for every L, G, B and T in the very best bets for your Friday through Sunday downtime.
Friday, Aug. 10
Legally Blonde: The Musical opens. Sorority girl Elle Woods and her gay chihuahua (top photo) sings and dances through beauty tips and legal advice in Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s version of the Broadway and West End smash @ Cobb Civic Center, 8 p.m. Runs Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 26.
Baton Bob’s Myrtle Hat Tour kicks off in Atlanta with a DJ Bryan Craft afterparty to follow. Everybody’s favorite gay street performer (second photo) launches his one-man road show toward Congress against powers of attorney abuse @ The Garden Tent at Park Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Read our preview with video.
Fourth Tuesday Second Friday Happy Hour. The longtime lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday rallies the ladies for its monthly Friday cocktail mixer @ Mixx, 6 p.m.
Nectar party brings electronica and upscale outlandishness with NY DJ Addambombb leading a pack of four DJs and a slate of performers and surprises @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Southeast Black & Blue Meet & Greet starts its kink weekend events and include’s Friday’s Mash Attacks! set with DJs Robin Skouteris and Pat Scott (third photo) @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Read our Black & Blue preview.
The queer sounds of musical duo Frisky Monkey and solo artist Dylan Michael sing you into the weekend @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 9 p.m.
DJ Lydia Prim serves circuit dance realness every Friday @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Spikey Van Dykey (fourth photo) and The After Midnites troupe give a drag king girls-night nod to the weekly gay Got Leche? Latin night party @ Club Rush, 10 p.m.
No Pants Dance with DJ Headmaster Ritual offers a free drink to anyone who takes their pants off for the night @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Dance Fever: Leo Takeover honors all the lesbian lions of the zodiac with free drinks, plus fun and specials for everybody else, too @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Bedlam: Sud the Fuck Up brings on the dance floor foam (fifth photo) and Bedlam’s signature party mayhem @ Xcess Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. Swimwear or other soakable attire suggested.
Sunset Garden is the weekly summer party series with specialty cocktails to benefit a different charity every week, this time for three kids’ charities compiled by Steve Hightower under the umbrella Thriving Children @ Burkhart’s, 7 p.m.
HRC Cocktail Hour gets you teed up for the upcoming annual HRC golf tourney with hors d’oeuvres and drinks @ My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m.
Southeast Black & Blue Weekend (sixth photo) kicks into high gear with the Find Your Kink BBQ & Beer Bust, 5 p.m. Mr. Southeast Leathersir, Leatherboy, Bootblack & Rubber Contests, 8 p.m., and Black & Blue Victory Party Pig Dance, 10 p.m. All @ Atlanta Eagle. Preview Black & Blue Weekend.
The Sexual Side Effects play a homecoming show with two other fem-fronted rock bands, Side By Side and Verge of Bliss @ Drunken Unicorn, 9 p.m.
Raw Talent Semi-Finals: Glee. Cheer the remaining contestants from the months-long drag-off, pitting the final kings and queens in a “Glee” round to see who goes to the Aug. 11 finals @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
DJ/Producer Chris Cox (sixth photo) brings his international reputation of Grammy nods, Billboard toppers and renowned diva remixes back to Atlanta for one night only @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Early set with DJ Mike Pope, 9 p.m. Read our Chris Cox interview.
Spark! party returns with your hosts Brent Star and DJ Christopher Kind as this month’s The Spark Zone offers other-worldly performances, Boy Next Door underwear fashion show and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hodling court as special guests @ Jungle, 10 p.m.
Seductive Saturday for the grown and sexy throws down wall-to-wall men for chilling, dancing and general revelry with Rockstars Production @ 595 North, 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Hotlanta Softball World Series of Drinking with the rowdy Atlanta Titans (seventh photo) benefits the team and the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition in East Atlanta’s newest gay lounge @ Asylum, 2 p.m.
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, towel and cocktail service and more @ Wet/W Hotel Midtown, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Pride Beer Bust serves cocktails, shots and fun all to benefit their 2012 Pride parade participation @ The Fifth Ivory, 4 p.m.
Olympic Closing Ceremonies Watch Party starts early and lets you buy the beer and keep the commemorative glass while toasting team USA with your gays @ Amsterdam, 4:30 p.m.
DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service puts the local lesbian legend (bottom photo) front and center while you wile away the weekend on the patio or in the ping-pong room @ Sister Louisa’s Church bar, 7 p.m.
Work! Second annual Youth Ballroom Awards serves face, body and fabulous in multiple male, female and trans ballroom categories brought to you by the Evolution Project @ Xcess Ultra Lounge, 6 p.m.
The Armorettes welcome back Wild Cherry Sucret and Knomie Moore to host the cast’s weekly camp drag show raising funds for people with HIV/AIDS @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
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