The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
If you didn’t get enough Valentine on Thursday, don’t fret. There’s still plenty more gay love in the A. Valentine-President’s Day Weekend continues with Atlanta LGBT events Friday through Sunday.
Friday, Feb. 15
Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting. The only U.S. stop of this largest combined exhibition of works by Mexico’s legendary art couple, bisexual cult phenom Frida Kahlo (top photo) and her husband Diego Rivera. The exhibition continues through May 12 @ The High Museum.
Tylan (second photo) in concert. The out artist formerly of the queer-inclusive folk luminaries Girlyman throws down her newly solo acoustic act to support her debut album “One True Thing” @ Eddie’s Attic, 8 p.m.
Beehive: The Musical returns with a ‘60s hairspray feel celebrating the era and showcasing hits by Aretha, Tina, the Supremes and more with Atlanta Lyric Theatre @ Strand Theatre Marietta, through March 3.
Be My Valentine, Tammie Brown. Girl, the quirkiest queen to ever hit “RuPaul’s Drag Race” hits Atlanta to hang with local “RPDR” alums Phoenix and Mariah while doing the Valentine edition of Dancefloor Divas @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
The Other Show. Join Edie Cheezburer, Evah Destruction, Jasmine Antionette, Jaye Lishe and more for unique drag in an original concept cabaret @ Jungle in the Jungle Room, 9:30 p.m. Stay for Jungle Pop dance party in the main room, 10 p.m.
Party in the U.S.A. is the official, annual, gayest way to celebrate President’s Day Weekend. Do it dressed in red, white and blue or as your favorite head of state with go-go boys, drag performances and special guests the Atlanta Radical Faeries @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Broken Hearts Ball with Baton Bob (third photo) is a Scout Mob crazy way to say Valentine’s Day could have been better. Try again on Friday with specialty cocktails, burlesque, sweet treats and of course gay Atlanta’s Ambassador of Mirth @ Highland Inn Ballroom, 8 p.m.
Pitote Party. For those of you who speak even a little Spanish, you’re right. For those of you who don’t, the biggest dick gets the cash at this extra big penis-centered theme night and contest during the weekly Got Leche? gay Latin night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
BanjeeGirl Friday. There’s only one way to satisfy your Friday sweet tooth for Sapphic dancing in Atlanta. Hundreds of women who love women kick off the weekend right @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Fur Friday is the new name of the same great party that welcomes the fuzzy scruffies and all the other local gay men to the beats of DJ Lydia Prim @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16
NiteOUT at the Ballet makes an official gay night out of Atlanta Ballet’s “Dracula.” Gay ATL’s own Brian Wallenberg’s last performance with the company—he dances the role of Jonathan Harker (fourth photo)—offers $25 tickets for using “OUT” as the promo code for tickets @ Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.
Create Love for Women conference moves past heterosexual dynamics and patterns for lesbian couples @ Downtown Decatur Marriott, all day.
“It’s That Time of the Month” Comedy Show is the monthly laugh riot with seven queer comedians headed by Julie Osbourne. Sit tight for Atlanta’s biggest lesbian dance party and Love Sick Court of Kings Show @ My Sister’s Room, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tammie Brown (fifth photo) brings her quirky “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Drag U” and “All Stars” magic back for a second night making sure the Fab Five show is “down with the Brown.” “RuPaul’s” Atlanta gal Mariah, Angelica D’Paige and more @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
Purim Off Ponce is the annual gay inclusive event from the Rainbow Center that commemorates the Jewish holiday with costumes and the Mike Veal Band @ Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Check out our gay, gay, gay, gay pics from Purims past.
Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt, Danielle Howle & Caroline Aiken. No, it’s not every lesbian singer-songwriter-guitar player in town, but it feels that way. It’s worth the drive way OTP to catch the show @ Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, 7 p.m.
Revolutionary Romance: Audre Lorde Valentine Dance brings all the women to the dance floor in the name of the lesbian legend and the Hallmark holiday. DJ Lynnee Denise spins, proceeds benefit Charis Circle and Zami NOBLA, and the event is co-sponsored by Fourth Tuesday and Atlanta Pride @ Rush Center, 8:30 p.m.
DJ Joe Gauthreaux (sixth photo) always brings the party. The gay mix master brings his sexy back to Atlanta with signature beats in tow for the party people @ Heretic, 10 p.m. He’ll try to recreate that Joining Hearts Weekend magic.
LovHer/Lov Him is the combo party platter some dreams are made of. Bedlam Presents joins forces with LovHer to bring the boys and the girls together for a dance party with DJ E and a performance by dancer and Sing For Your Life judge Michael Robinson @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Don’t forget Lily White’s Foreplay in the Jungle Room, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17
Sweet T dance is brought to you by GA Boy Productions for President’s Day Weekend. Hot go-go boys, Shawnna Brooks and Atlanta’s one and only DJ David Knapp (bottom photo) in the booth @ Jungle, 7 p.m.
Surviving Together group offers a safe space and ministry to male survivors of violence due to their sexual orientation. The gay-led ministry gets to the bottom of things in Room 205 @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 3 p.m. Read all about it.
Putting in the “I” with author Lianne Simon. Her “Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite” serves as a launchpad for a talk about intersex issues—that’s what the “I” in LGBTQQIA stands for—during the monthly PFLAG Atlanta meeting @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 2:45 p.m.
The Armorettes do their weekly camp drag for charity in their ongoing mission to bring bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
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