The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
You work hard all week. Let it go with a Gay Agenda full of the cure for what ails you this Friday through Sunday. Click for details on local LGBT events from sports and shows to parties and premieres to movies and music.
Friday, Sept. 28
“Pitch Perfect” (top photo) opens as a sort of “Glee” for the big screen with an ensemble of competitive college girls set to the tune of laughs, boys and full-scale production numbers in the first film by gay director Jason Moore (“Avenue Q”) @ area theaters.
Amy Andrews Concert Tour Kickoff (second photo) starts the crooner’s tour of America’s feminist bookstores with the Atlanta’s own lesbian-feminist stalwarts @ Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.
“How to Survive a Plague” opens in a limited Atlanta run. This documentary chronicles the early years of AIDS and the fight for recognition and help by activists in San Francisco @ Midtown Art Cinema.
Decatur Women’s Softball continues its fall season with games every Friday through October @ Kelly C. Cofer Park in Tucker, 6:30 p.m.
70s/80s Disco Party for Pride invites you to shake your groove thing and wear your bell bottoms and ‘fros @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’a one of a slew of Stride Into Pride events with Atlanta Pride volunteers partying for festival donations.
Garrison Starr, AG & Maia Sharp (third photo) form a lesbian-inclusive female super group of guitar-strumming female crooners for ladies who love ladies who love musicians @ Eddie’s Attic, 7:30 p.m.
I Love My DJ Night is presented by DJs M & Twee and is a birthday bash for DJ Tina V. It’s a special edition of the sappho magic that is Friday Dance Fever @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Got Leche? is Atlanta’s all-night gay Latin Night every week with DJ Chirusco, go-go boys and a sexy vibe for the 18+ crowd @ Club Rush, 10 a.m. - 5 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Southern Softpaw League pits Atlanta’s fall softball teams in games each Saturday through Oct. 6 @ Southside Softball Complex, 10 a.m., followed by the Game Day Beer Bust (fourth photo) with SSL’s Sharks team @ Cockpit, 4 p.m. View photos from last week’s bawdy beer bust.
Out On Film Kickoff Party counts down to next week’s Oct. 4 debut with previews, shorts, festival pass and DVD giveaways, plus all the cocktail fun you can handle @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m. Flip through the digital version of your Out On Film guide and preview Out On Film guests stars.
AIDS Walk Party with “RuPaul’s” Mariah Balenciaga (fifth photo) benefits the upcoming walk for a cure with the queen and her girls on stage with extra surprises @ Mixx, 7 p.m.
“Brother Outsider” for Bayard Rustin’s 100th Birthday screens the award winning film about the openly gay Martin Luther King, Jr. lieutenant and architect of the 1963 March on Washington with Black & White Men Together Atlanta @ Rush Center, 7:30 p.m. Rustin was born March 17, 1912. Read how Rustin’s legacy is putting the gay in Morehouse College.
Shakespeare Follies “Not Follies Best In Show” Show presents actors, singers, dancers and variety acts set to modern twists on Bard classics. The gay-led Odd Man Out Theatre does not do your grandaddy’s Shakespeare @ Arts Exchange, 8 p.m.
Take Me Home Underwear Auction for Pride lets you bid for Richards dancers wearing Boy Next Door undies, and you get to strip off during a dance and keep the drawers to benefit Atlanta Pride. Wild Cherry Sucret (sixth photo) hosts @ Swinging Richards, 9 p.m. It’s just one of many Stride Into Pride parties building toward the festival.
Bedlam: Duh! The 80s Party brings on the beats of days gone by with the mayhem inducing Bedlam partiers @ Asylum. “Heathers” screening, 8 p.m., DJ and cover charge, 10 p.m.
LGBT Atlanta Classic Weekend LGBT Afterparty celebrates the BET Hip Hop Awards with “Baddest Bitch” Trina @ XS UltraLounge, 10 p.m.
Bearracuda Atlanta returns for hairy, beefy fun with DJ HiFi Sean (seventh photo) all the way from London to put your hirsute pursuit to a beat @ Heretic, 9 p.m.
Justin Trouble & The Bros drag king show features MSR’s Raw Talent V winner and his other drag “bros” invading Atlanta from Athens for a show for the women amidst the weekly Saturday dance party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
DJ Pagano (eighth photo) lays down the sexy London grooves that bring all the boys to the yard—er , to the dance floor—for another sizzling night @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Get your Jungle VIP card, check out the renovations, win tickets to the Pride Kickoff Aquarium Party, and see how they roll at Jungle.
Sunday, Sept. 30
NFFLA Flag Football pits the teams of the gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta as they continue their fall season of grid-iron matchups each week through Oct. 28, except Pride Weekend @ Boulevard Crossing, 11 a.m.
Ansley Fall Festival brings on the outdoor music, food, artists, car show and shopping at all your gay and gay-friendly stores @ Ansley Mall and Ansley Square, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Atlanta Bucks Midseason Beer Bust (bottom photo) brings together the hometown gay rugby team, a patio and alcohol for some burly mantime @ Cowtippers, 3 p.m.
Let’s Have A Kiki! AIDS Walk Beer Bust benefits the event and AID Atlanta with seven kegs, uncountable shots and DJ Joey Smith @ FROGS, 3 p.m.
Number Exchange band brings cranks up the indie-rock alterna sounds @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 7:30 p.m.
The Armorettes weekly camp drag fundraising show against HIV/AIDS lays on thick its cast of camp drag crazies for a cause @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
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