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Gay Atlanta

Atlanta and Marietta Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Atlanta and Marietta areas at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Some of Atlanta’s longest running and most respected drag shows
Dancing & Drag

Drag shows Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dance nights, theme parties.
RT Parties

Epic weekly urban parties and special events at Rain and various other locations around Atlanta on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. Schedule changes every few months keep it fresh - see website for the latest:
Wassup Atlanta
Devastation Saturdays

Saturdays, 11pm-4am, at Anchor Club, 1878 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta. Supersized entertainment for sexy men - free admission + $3 cocktails and $10 pitchers all night. DJs Trouble, Jay Marz, Kenya and AC. Call party line: 404 246-9000. See website for details on this and other Wassup events.
The Men of Traxx Present
Lit Thursdays

Thursday 10pm-4am 18+ urban dance parties at Suede Tapas Lounge, 257 Trinity Ave, with hot and sexxxy go-go boys and DJ Scrilla playing the best in HipHop music. $3 drinks/ $10 pitchers.
Pure Heat/ Traxx Girls - Labor Day Weekend
Atlanta Black Pride 2016

August 31 - September 4, 2016. Largest African-Am pride. WED Hip Hop Karaoke. THU STRIP HER -Soul Bar/ Pals Lounge. FRI Comedy Show -Georgian Terrace Hotel + Live Ladies Lounge -Museum Bar. SAT Atlanta WETher! Celebrity BLOCK PARTY -CLUB OPERA + Traxx Girls Big BANG -Georgia Freight Depot. SUN PureHeat Community Festival 2016 -Piedmont Park. MON SPLASHer Rooftop + White Party -ENIGMA.
Traxx Atlanta
Pure Heat - Atlanta Black Pride 2016

September 1-5, 2016. The largest Black Pride in the World! New venues this year, international stars, insane production, exotic entertainment, record-breaking crowds. THU Love & Tommie Lee at Liquid Lounge. FRI 5000 Men Block Party at Club Rain with Teyana Taylor. SAT Epic 708 Street Party with June's Diary at Museum Bar. And more....
Atlanta Black Pride • Traxx • MyATL • Fab5 • John Ford
5000 Men Block Party

September 2, 2016, 10pm-3am at Club Rain. The official Atlanta Black Pride 20 Jump Off Party on two dance floors, with two DJs, food, go-go boyz and Teyana Taylor performance.
The legendary Traxx Atlanta Black Pride Weekend Mega Party
Epic 708 Street Party w/ June's Diary

September 3, 2016, 10pm-5am at Museum Bar. Indoor/outdoor Black Pride party on 3 floors, plush terrace, 5 DJs including VJuan Allure (DC/NY), live performanc by June's Diary
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs
Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams

September 10, 2016, 7pm at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead this concert featuring the very best of John Williams' legendary film scores, including pieces from Hook, Harry Potter and the Star Wars series – including selections from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
A benefit for Atlanta Pride
Sips 'n Strokes Paint for Pride: PRINCE Edition

September 17, 2016, 6:30pm at Sips-N-Strokes, 3019 North Druid Hills Rd NE. Special Stride Into Pride Paint with the Sips n Stokes Toco Hills family. Book an appointment to come and paint, bring friends and bubbly to support Atlanta Pride! Portion of registrations help keep the festival FREE! Register before attending. Call Jo: 678/516-7084 or 404/901-1099 to sign up. Cost: $45.
Time to see RED! Red Dresses, that is...
Red Dress Party: Queen of Hearts

September 24, 2016, 6:30-10pm at Heretic. To benefit Positive Impact Health Centers comprehensive AIDS services: HIV specialty primary care, prevention services, mental health/ substance abuse counseling/ treatment, housing support, pharmacy services. Time for remembering those we've lost from the epidemic. $10 donation requested/ alcoholic refreshments + red carpet run-way.
29 years of LGBT films
Atlanta's OUT on Film

September 29 - October 6, 2016, 8-day annual LGBT film screenings at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Celebrating LGBT Pride at the Movies since 1987. See their website for screening details and special events.
LGBTQ Stories for Atlanta Pride
Out/ Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud

October 6, 2016, 7- 8:30pm, Harland Cinema/ Emory University. DC-based Story District, w/ Human Rights Campaign and National Endowment for the Arts, comes to Atlanta to present its Pride show. Hilarious/ heartfelt true stories about LGBTQ life from 8 storytellers, 4 from Atlanta, 4 from DC. Story District, dubbed "the gold standard in storytelling," -part of Atlanta Pride.
GA Boy Productions
100% Big ol' Slice of Atlanta Pride

October 7-10, 2016. Atlanta Pride party weekend: FRI 9pm-3am at Heretic with DJ Manny Lehman + afterparty 3-7am at Xion with DJ Martin Fry. SAT 9pm-3am at Jungle with DJ Tony Moran + afterparty 3-7am at Xion with DJ Paolo. SUN 9pm-3am at Opera with DJs Micky Friedmann and Corey David + afterparty 3-7am at Xion with DJ Joe Gauthreaux.
In Piedmont Park: 46th Annual
Atlanta Pride 2016

October 8-9, 2016. One of the largest Pride parades and festivals in the nation, brings more than 300,000 revelers from the southeast and beyond on Sunday for the celebrations. Kicks off at 12 noon SHARP. Assembly from 10:30am on streets near the Civic Center MARTA Station - on Peachtree and 10th streets to Piedmont Park
Mozart’s opera - conducted by Music Director Arthur Fagen
The Atlanta Opera - The Abduction from the Seraglio

October 8, 11, 14, 16, 2016 at Cobb Energy Centre. Belmonte, with sidekick Pedrillo, goes to Turkey to rescue his betrothed Konstanze. A hilarious, action-packed caper wherein heroes and heroines must outwit their captors, particularly the fiendish Osmin, overseer of the Pasha’s harem. This farcical, colorful romance was one of Mozart’s first successes as a composer.
Atlanta Gay Pride

October 9, 2016, 9pm-3am, at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd, 9pm-3am, party for bears, cubs & friends - DJ PAUL GOODYEAR (Sydney). $7 before 10pm, $10 after.
GA Boy Productions
Atlanta Pride Weekend Closing Party

October 9, 2016, 9pm - 3am at Opera Nightclub. Last dance party of the 2016 Pride festivities. DJs Micky Friedmann + Corey David.
Based on the Original Story by Hans Christian Andersen
The Snow Queen

December 1-23, 2016, at Serenbe Playhouse, Chattahoochee Hills, GA. "Set in the heart of Serenbe, the story of The Snow Queen. The play, penned by Rachel Teagle, takes the Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired FROZEN to new heights – and in turn takes command of our hearts with stark and ethereal beauty."
Time Travel stories, Classic Horror & Science Fiction
AnachroCon 2017: The 60s Throughout The Ages!

February 24-26, 2017, 2-5pm, at Marriot Century Center. Celebration of history real and imagined. A place where those who have a love for yesterday’s future mix/ mingle with those who chronicle the past and present. Historical Reenacting, Alternate History, Steampunk, Sciences, Horror, Etiquette/ Indulgence, Fashion, Fabrication, Literature/ Media, Costuming. Sunday flea market.
Proceeds benefit National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Foundation
Atlanta Leather Pride

April, 2017, (TBC) annual events. Mr & Ms Atlanta Eagle Contest, Victory Party & afterparty, leather brunch  + Mr Southeast Rubber 2017 contest - also the 30th anniversary of the Atlanta Eagle!
The Third Annual
Atlanta Bear Pride 2017

April, 2017 (TBC). Weekend of events, entertainment/ showcasing all Atlanta has to offer for bears, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers + friends from around the globe. Past year included: FRI Kick Off Party + Bearracuda Party. SAT Ready 4 Hope BearBQ/ Beer Bust + Bear Invasion Atlanta + After Hours. SUN Bear Brunch.
The 6th Edition
Peach Party 2017

Mid-June, 2017 (TBC). Past year featured: FRI 9pm-3am - Heretic w/ DJ Phil B + After Hours 3-7am - XION w/ DJ Deanne. SAT 10pm-2:30am - Tabernacle w/ DJ Paulo + performance by Phoenix (RuPaul's) + After Hours 3-8am - XION w/ DJ Isaac Escalante. SUN 3-6pm - Ten Atlanta w/ DJ Dee Martello. SUN ALEGRIA w/ ABEL + Renato Cecin visit
The 4th Annual Women's Outdoor Network's annual Summer Festival
WONfest 2017

June, 2017 (TBC) - Past year at Lake Claire Land Trust, Chandler Park. WONderful female live entertainment including: Maria Gabriella Band, Diane Durrett, Morgan Rowe Band, comedy acts + MC Renee Washington. Summer food delights by Jo Ellen, Caribbean-style adult beverages. See website for future plans.
Turn on the stove - we've got a hot-n-ready festival to be served!
Southern Fried Queer Pride 2017

June 23-25, 2017 (TBC). Four days of festivities to feast on. Past year: Thurs-Sunday at various locations in DT Atlanta: queertastic dance parties, workshops, movie screenings, panels, and art showcases. FRI SFQP Opening Dance Party. SAT Workshops and Panels + SWEET TEA Queer Variety Show. SUN Workshops and Panels part 2. A community organized/ funded event.
Southern Bears July 4th Weekend
Atlanta Bear Fest 2017 - A Pirates Life For Me

July 1-4, 2017 - July 4th Weekend run events, lazy days of sun & fun - pool parties, bar/events/socials, food, Mr. Atlanta Bear and Atlanta Cub Contests, side trips, vendors. Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park host hotel. Wipe your paws and groom your fur; it's time to make plans for another fun-filled bear run on Independence Day weekend - see online for details.
At the Atlanta Eagle
Southeast Black and Blue Weekend

Mid-August, 2017 at Eagle Atlanta. 2015 Annual SE LeatherSir, Leatherboy, Community Bootblack and SE Mr. Rubber contests. Vendors, cigar party, spanking & paddling, rope bondage demos, BBQ/Beer Bust, Puppy Mosh, entertainment, auctions, SEBB Pig Dance Saturday, and more. See current and past titleholders for Mr. Southeast Rubber and Mr. Hotlanta Rubber on their website.
The 9th annual
Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

August 19-20, 2017, 11am-5pm at Piedmont Park. Outdoor Midtown event presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces; all ages, races, customs and interests, featuring up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters; artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, foods and beverages, and an Emerging Artists Pavilion.
Ready 4 Hope, in association with SCRUFF, present
Red Party Weekend

Late August, 2017 (TBC). Past year featured: FRI: WIRED at Heretic w/ DJ Brent Milne. SAT: UNCENSORED at Xion w/ DJs Duo Travis and Eric + R4H VIP Party-ADORED at Le Maison Rouge, 716 Ponce de Leon Pl NE w/ DJ Ben Baker + DESIRED at Jungle Club w/ DJ Seth Breezy. SUN: REDEMPTION at Xion w/ DJ Alex Acosta.