The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend
Just in time to save you from your workweek self, Atlanta’s Gay Agenda calendar swoops in like a hero, scoops you up and lands you safe and sound in the middle of all the best events to be had in the LGBT-ATL.
Friday, March 7
Pump with Debby Holiday and DJ Mike Pope (top photo). The diva returns to sing, meet, greet and supersize Friday. With her DJ buddy and our homeboy (photo), all the guys are sure to hit gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor @ Heretic, 10 p.m. ATL loves Debby and Debby loves us.
The Other Show (second photo) offers the most unique drag cabaret in town. This week, extra out-of-town Pride guests put the show in the larger main room @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. Show up early for a different flick each week and a great dinner and drinks menu during Dinner & A Movie, 7:30 p.m.
Mixx Customer Appreciation Happy Hour kicks off a new first-Friday tradition. Finger foods and drink specials. Why? Because they like you @ Mixx, 5 p.m.
Femme Fatale with Destiny Brooks and Justice Tyana Taylor puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
Ladies Lounge (third photo) gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party and scores of ladies with the TraxxGirls promoters @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Daring Divas lays it on thick with Lena Lust, Sawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 8
ChATTAhoochee Doubles Classic (fourth photo) is the annual gay tennis tourney that brings all the cute legs in shorts and sneakers to the yard @ Sharon Lester Tennis Center, all weekend. They go hard.
Lost N Found Volunteer Training welcomes those who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless LGBT teens and young adults @ Lost N Found, 2 p.m. Background check and $10 processing fee required.
Early Country & Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Mike Pope picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.
Audra McDonald (fifth photo) headlines the annual Atlanta Symphony Gala. The Broadway baby nails you to the wall with her powerful vocals. Taste the Tony-winning fabulosity with dinner, silent auction and dancing to follow @ Symphony Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Bears 21st Anniversary Party celebrates the original big hairy deal in town. Men of size and fur and the men who admire them gather. It’s also New York Exchange Night with DJ Dave Huge @ Atlanta , 8 p.m.
Synergy with Shawnna Brooks is the Saturday night show to rock your world @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.
Traffic Light Party with DJ Annalyze (sixth photo) gets the ladies pumping with beats for your feets and a lesbian-singles-cruising fantasy game all night. The female New York DJ who has kicked the Grammys ass will sell out @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
GlitterGlam werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre and featuring Stasha Sanchez, Taejah Thomas, Trinity Bonet, Lateasha Shuntel and one lucky amature guest preformer every week. DJ Shane V. and more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
Divas Cabaret presents its drag-stravaganza for the suburban gays @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.
DJ Luis Perez (seventh photo) brings his sexy beats to gay Atlanta’s best Saturday night dance party @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Yes, he’s the gay DJ bromancing an NFL quarterback famous for making a scene in Atlanta. Read our balls-out interview. Oh and come early for dinner, drinks and the diverse cast and special guests of Ruby’s Redd Light District, 9 p.m.
Midnight Madness drags out the dinner hour into party time with Angelica D’Paige @ 10th & Piedmont, 11 p.m.
DJ Mike Pope All Nighter moves your booty all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, March 9
The State of LGBTQ Equality Breakfast welcomes Pride officials from across the Eastern U.S. and LGBT speakers from the White House (eighth photo), national HRC headquarters and the Equality Federation. Hosted by Atlanta Pride and Georgia Equality @ W Atlanta Midtown, 8:30 a.m. Read all about it.
Marriage Equality Pitfalls & Legal Benefits. Join family law expert Barbara Katz to learn more about navigating the legal system in a same-sex marriage as a Georgia resident. It’s a program of the gay-founded, gay-led Congregation Bet Haverim @ Friends School Atlanta, 10 a.m.
Laiden Stone Benefit celebrates the life of the late Atlanta drag king (bottom photo) who died last month after a traffic accident. Performances and all proceeds go to the family @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m. Read his tragic story.
Open Hearts Open Closets Silent Auction & Cabaret benefit the outreach programs of the gay-friendly Saint Mark United Methodist Church. Bubba D. Licious, Wild Cherry Sucret and “drag draftees” do up your fun for a cause @ Jungle, 6 p.m.
High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.
Flashback Showgirls is the drag show that takes you back, all the way back to a new decade each week. Angelica D’Paige leads the cast @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.
New Faces showcases drag performances as up-and-comers get their big break. See what’s shaking @ Friends On Ponce, 9 p.m.
The Armorettes Burkie Awards puts an insane awards-night spin on the troupe’s weekly continuing mission to bring campy bawdy drag and donated tips to the HIV/AIDS fight in Atlanta @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m.
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