The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
New nights, special guests, epic parties and affairs to remember. It’s never just another Friday through Sunday in gay Atlanta, and we bring you the best in special events and ramped-up regulars. And when it’s time for Happy Hour, consider these four tasty drinks from four sexy bartenders.
Friday, March 1
P!nk “The Truth About Love” Tour returns the badass pop rock party diva (top photo) to Atlanta behind her latest album. It’s a night of attitude and style in the Funhouse with opening act the Hives @ Philips Arena, 8 p.m.
Dinner & A Movie: “Mommie Dearest” (second photo) premieres with the iconic classic plus food from the newly cookin’ kitchen and great menu in the Jungle Room @ Jungle, 7:15 p.m. That’s followed by The Other Show, 9 p.m., and stick around for Jungle University with DJ Christopher Kind in the main room, 11 p.m. Show your P!nk ticket stub all night for free admission.
“Angry Fags” continues its world-premiere run. The daring work from local gay playwright Topher Payne is “Oscar Wilde meets Fight Club in a fever dream.” Two friends reacting to a bashing work through rage, judgment calls, politics and bomb making. “The Revolution will be fabulous” @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Runs Fridays through Sundays until March 17.
Theresa Davis headlines Women Helping Women. Gay Atlanta’s own national slam poet champion (third photo) performs at this benefit for local black lesbian group Zami-NOBLA @ Our Place Bakery, 7 p.m.
“Zoom” with Film Love is the gay-led love affair with cinema that screens lesser known and conceptual art films. This time, three beautiful experimental films from the 1960s. See “Wavelength,” “Serene Velocity” and “Morning” @ Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 8 p.m.
P!nk Afterparty isn’t just an amped-up Friday dance party with DJ Lydia Prim and free entry with your P!nk ticket stub. It’s also the first night of a new limited smoking policy @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Or check out the Lesbian P!nk Concert Afterparty @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
“Uncensored” is the “live, filmed, interactive television series” that OTP gay partiers in Marietta can be part of. This all-new variety show of eye candy, cash and prizes and surprises headed by Destiny Brooks (fourth photo) films every Friday night now @ LeBuzz, 11 p.m. Watch their pitch.
Pussy Drag Dolls is a drag lineup that many won’t want to miss and just the latest in a long line of new ideas freshening up the Got Leche? weekly gay Latin night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Saturday, March 2
Georgia Democrats LGBT Caucus Breakfast welcomes state House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams with a legislative update on issues of concern to gay Georgians. The state party plus Atlanta Stonewall Democrats, HRC-Atlanta and Georgia Equality host @ Georgia Democratic Party Headquarters, 10:30 a.m.
Flag Football Play ‘N Greet ramps up for the upcoming season with new and returning players of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta (fifth photo). Skills session, socializing and orientation @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 12 noon – 2 p.m.
Old Time Gospel show makes sure you don’t lose your religion with a rousing concert with the gay congregation @ First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta, 7 p.m.
“Livin’ Out of Boxes, Letting Go of Bags” celebrates the story of Angela Sims Winfrey, who survived and thrived after Katrina and brings her book about it to the lesbian-feminist stalwarts @ Charis, 7 p.m. It’s preceded by a Bird’s Eye View Counseling Open House, opening its new office adjacent to the bookstore, 5 p.m.
Jerusalem House Dragstravaganza with Coco Peru (sixth photo) welcomes the legendary drag maven back to Atlanta to emcee a show of Atlanta’s fiercest bitches to benefit one of gay Atlanta’s most beloved charities. This celebration of Richy Pugh’s birthday also includes an awesome silent auction @ Jungle, 7 p.m. Sunday brunch with Coco, too. Get tickets to both.
Frisky Monkey CD Release show is a whole night of live music celebrating the duo of gay ATL’s own Juan Cezar and his bandmate John Miklaucic with performances by guests as well in the Atlanta Room @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 8 p.m. start with Frisky Monkey on stage at 11 p.m.
DJ Scott Anthony returns with his signature beats after events that make it an already epic night of stars @ Jungle, 10 p.m., preceded by Lily White’s Foreplay, 9 p.m.
Bear Invasion Atlanta with DJ John LePage (seventh photo) returns to the scene of their last blast of hunky, hairy beats and the studly San Francisco mixmaster. Opening set by local DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 9 p.m. Last year’s sets were hot, hot, hot. And did ya hear? Heretic now limits smoking.
Mr. USofA MI Benefit Show asks a dozen performers to leave it all on the stage to send Shaun Daniels to nationals in Oklahoma City. Kings, queens and more ladies in the audience than a single lesbian can handle. Stay and dance after with DJ Liz Owen @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 3
Dragstravaganza Brunch with Coco Peru continues her Jerusalem House benefit weekend with the big gay Sunday buffet, mimosas, music and special performances @ Las Margaritas, 1 p.m.
Hotlanta Softball Skills Clinic with Atlanta Venom is just another sign that Atlanta’s gay softball season is coming. Brush up on pitching, catching and sliding @ Metro Atlanta Softball Complex, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. And it wouldn’t be HSL without a Hotlanta Softball Beer Bust afterward @ Fifth Ivory, 3 p.m.
The Armorettes: The Burkies (eighth photo) pump something different into their weekly camp drag against HIV/AIDS. Alongside the performances, the Burkie Awards go to best bartender, favorite new Armorette and more @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
Surviving Together group offers a safe space and ministry to gay 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.
Deeper Love: May/December Romances brings back the discussion group for black gay men of color with a hot topic to kick things off. What’s up with older-younger relationships, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of a 10-year-plus age difference @ the Evolution Project, 4 p.m.
Humble Legends T-Dance stars with the newest weekly hotspot for dinner and videos while you eat from Jungle’s great new menu in the Jungle Room, 5 p.m., followed immediately by DJ Ron Pullman (bottom photo) with DJs Kemit and Kai Alce in the main room @ Jungle, 6 p.m. Free admission before 7 p.m., $5 between 7-9 p.m., and $10 after 9 p.m.
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