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“Beauties And The Beasts” A Dragtacular Success

“Beauties And The Beasts” A Dragtacular Success

By D. David Kinney

The Armorettes are joining forces with the Burkhart Beauties for a one-of-a-kind show called “Beauties And The Beasts” at Burkhart’s Pub. Starting at at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights the show and raises money for the PWA Fund and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Their show debuted on September 1st and it received a rave review from the audience. Additionally, Mike Furlinger generously offered to match every dollar raised during the premiere show. The gals raised $784 that night (with $264 being donated during the fantastic closing number) meaning that $1,568 will be donated to the PWA Fund. A check was presented at last night’s show. 

If you missed the first two shows make sure to put this on your calendar–it is a great time and benefits a worthy cause.

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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

By D. David Kinney

THURSDAY 8/29/2013:

3:00 p.m. Welcome To ATL Pride Mixer at Hilton Garden Inn Lobby Bar

10:00 p.m. GA Voice Welcome To Atlanta Pride Weekend Event at HALO

Coco Montrese

Coco Montrese performs at Burkhart’s Pub

10:00 p.m. Annual Strip Her 2013 at My Sister’s Room

10:00 p.m. Coco Montrese Performs at Burkhart’s Pub


FRIDAY 8/30/2013:

5:00 p.m. TGIF Party at Woofs

10:00 a.m. Atlanta Black Gay Pride Vendor Market at Hilton Garden Inn

7:00 p.m. Pretty In Pink Booze Cruise at Lake Lanier

7:30 p.m. Dinner and a Movie with Jaye Lish at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. Occupational Realness: Labor Day Weekend Party at Mary’s EAV

Jaye Lish

Join Jaye Lish for dinner and a movie

9:00 p.m. SWANK at 10th & Piedmont

9:30 p.m. The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Coco Montrese Performs at Burkhart’s Pub

10:00 p.m. Labor Day Rock Block Party at Museum Bar

10:00 p.m. FUR Friday Cher Remix Debut at Heretic Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Got Leche? at Club Rush

10:00 p.m. Annual MEGA Friday Night Live Ladies Lounge at 200 Peachtree

10:00 p.m. Annual Grown Folks Take Over Event 2013 at My Sister’s Room

10:00 p.m. Boys Night Out at TEN Atlanta

11:00 p.m. UNCENSORED with Destiny Brooks at LeBuzz Marietta


SATURDAY 8/31/2013:

11:00 a.m. Ladies of Literature at Hilton Garden Inn

Le Sexoflex

Le Sexoflex performs at The Drunken Unicorn

3:00 p.m. Atlanta WETher! Celebrity Block Party at Opera Nightclub

8:00 p.m. Fabulous Showstuds Sin City Pride Edition at My Sister’s Room

9:00 p.m. College Night at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Saturday Night Live With Kelly Rowland at 595 North

10:00 p.m. Traxx Girls The Big Bang With Kelly Rowland at The Freight Depot

10:30 p.m. Ana Paula DeeJay Woman at Jungle Atlanta

11:00 p.m. EXTRAVAGANZA with Shavonna B. Brooks at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. Diva’s Cabaret at LeBuzz Marietta


SUNDAY 9/1/2013:


Brandy headlines the Pure Heat Community Festival

3:00 a.m. LYDIA PIM at Xion

12:00 p.m. Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park

12:00 p.m. Soulfood Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn

4:00 p.m. Unity Ball at Piedmont Park

6:00 p.m. Harness @ backspce With DJ Pat Scott at Jungle Atlanta

7:40 p.m. Singer and Actor Brandy Headlines Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park

8:00 p.m. Sing-Along Sundays With The Armorettes at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. Flashback Showgirls at 10th & Piedmont

10:00 p.m. Legendary Sunday Night with K. Michelle at Opera Nightclub

Dragon Con

Dragon*Con soars into Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Celebrity Showtime Sundays at Mansion Elan

10:00 p.m. Labor Day Sunday with DJ Alex Acosta at Heretic Atlanta


MONDAY 9/2/2013:

10:00 p.m. White Party at Krave



Fri. – Mon. Dragon*Con in Downtown Atlanta

Fri. – Sun. AJC Decatur Book Festival 

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Enter To Win Tickets To The Fire Party!

Enter To Win Tickets To The Fire Party!

Want to win two free tickets to this weekend’s Fire Party at Opera Nightclub? Enter below for your chance to win!

Tempted by the fire? You can buy tickets here:

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Win Tickets To The Fire Party This Saturday!

Win Tickets To The Fire Party This Saturday!

Want to win two free tickets to this weekend’s Fire Party at Opera Nightclub? Enter below for your chance to win!

Tempted by the fire? You can buy tickets here:

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LIVE//LOCAL Hits Atlanta

LIVE//LOCAL Hits Atlanta

By D. David Kinney

Atlanta is our home and we’re pretty dang proud of her. And with several great events this week there’s no better time to celebrate the amazing things our city has to offer.

FENUXE is celebrating the Best of Atlanta 2013 winners this Saturday at the fourth annual Fire Party. This year the party is at Opera Nightclub and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. With fire breathers, sword swallowers, aerialists, sexy firemen, cute go-go dancers, pyschics, and more this party is going to light up Midtown.

Fire Party Atlanta

Bedlam Presents is featuring live//local, a week long celebration of Atlanta mixing together art, music, live performances, fashion shows, and photography exhibits. Bedlam’s Barry Brandon invites Atlantans to, “Spend this weekend at the fabulous W Hotel – Downtown and celebrate the bursting creativity in our city! With a drink in hand, live music throughout the day and night, and Atlanta’s most interesting and artistic locals, it’s sure to be an extraordinary time!”

Want to know the best part? If you attend the Fire Party on Saturday you can get into the live//local party for free afterward! You can RSVP in advance for free entry by sending an e-mail here.

So, here’s a run down of the great things happening this weekend!

Fire Party Atlanta

THURSDAY August 22, 2013:

Bloomingdale’s In-Store Fashionable Fundraiser featuring Sing For Your Life’s Amy Dixon and Amber Renee.

FRIDAY August 23, 2013:

Drink Shop at the W Downtown (9 p.m. – 3 a.m.) will feature DJ MERR1N and live performances by Sing For Your Life Season 1 winner Josette and contestant Amber Renee. $5 cover before 10 p.m. and $10 after. Entry is free for guests of the W Downtown and half price if you have a wristband from The Other Show. You can RSVP here for free entry.

Bloomingdale’s In-Store Fashionable Fundraiser featuring Sing For Your Life’s Josette and Indie Killed the Pop Star.

SATURDAY August 24, 2013:

FENUXE Fire PartyWetBar at the W Downtown (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.) with DJ MERR1N.

4th Annual FENUXE Fire Party at Opera Nightclub (6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

WetBar at the W Downtown (9 p.m. – 3 a.m.) will feature DJ John Michael with a fashion show and photography exhibit. $5 cover before 10 p.m. and $10 after. Entry is free for guests of the W Downtown and half price if you have a wristband from The Other Show. You can RSVP here for free entry.

Want to make a weekend of it? You can book two nights at the W Hotel – Downtown for only $189.

Photos: Whitney Fields Photography



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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

By D. David Kinney

What are you doing this weekend? It’s a question you hear every week, but how often do you have a great answer? Don’t worry! We’re here to fix that. We’ve searched Atlanta high and low for the best gay events and parties happening this weekend. Have fun y’all!

FRIDAY 8/16/2013:

5:00 p.m. TGIF Party at Woofs

5:30 p.m. Dinner and a Movie with Jaye Lish at Jungle Atlanta

6:00 p.m. “Hotter Than Hell” Party at Burkhart’s Pub

7:00 p.m. “Strong” Screening and Atlanta Pride Fundraiser at CrossFit Midtown

8:00 p.m. Heretic Sharks Send Off Beer Bust & Raffle Party at Heretic Atlanta

Woofs Group Picture

9:00 p.m. Back That Vinyl Up!!! at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Mary’s MADONNA-RAMA! at Mary’s EAV

10:00 p.m. Bearstock Rock Night at Atlanta Eagle

10:30 p.m. Bedlam Presents: PajamaPillowPowParty at Jungle Atlanta

11:00 p.m. Charlie’s Angels at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. The Fab Five with Angelica D’Paige at Burkhart’s Pub

Woofs Group Picture

11:00 p.m. UNCENSORED with Destiny Brooks at LeBuzz Marietta

SATURDAY 8/17/2013:

3:00 p.m. National Marriage Equality Photo Campaign at TEN Atlanta

7:00 p.m. Brewing For Equality: SATYAGRAHA at Starbucks

8:00 p.m. Miss Atlanta Rising Diva 2013 at LeBuzz Marietta

8:00 p.m. The Armorette Follies! at Heretic Atlanta

8:00 p.m. 17th Year Anniversary Neon Glo Paint Party at My Sister’s Room

Gay Atlanta Photo

9:00 p.m. Ruby’s Redd Light District at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. College Night at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Haus Of Stiel at Heretic Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Atlanta Bucks Eagle Bar Night at Atlanta Eagle

11:00 p.m. EXTRAVAGANZA at Burkhart’s Pub

Gay Atlanta Photo Bar

11:00 p.m. Diva’s Cabaret at LeBuzz Marietta

SUNDAY 8/18/2013:

3:00 a.m. Grindr On Tour Party at Xion

4:00 p.m. Bulldogs Sundays at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

8:00 p.m. Flashback Showgirls at 10th & Piedmont

8:00 p.m. Sing-Along Sundays with The Armorettes at Burkhart’s Pub

Jen Kober


Fri. – Sun. Jen Kober performs at the Laughing Skull Lounge

Fri. – Sun. ACT UP Atlanta Film Festival at Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Sat. – Sun. Piedmont Park Arts & Crafts Festival at Piedmont Park

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[PHOTOS] Wacked OUT Black OUT

[PHOTOS] Wacked OUT Black OUT

When you find something awesome you’ve got to share it with the world. And this is exactly what Bedlam Presents is doing with Wacked OUT Black OUT #7 this Saturday at Jungle Atlanta. Seriously. What could be better than hot guys painting each other with glow in the dark paint?

This isn’t a party where you want to arrive fashionably late. Starting at 10:30 p.m. the lights go out and the glow in the dark paint starts splashing. Those first few minutes where fine upstanding citizens with perfectly coiffed hair suddenly descend into a painted frenzy wearing nothing but their jockstrap is one of the best things you’ll see this summer. Also, don’t miss the special performance by Michael Robinson and the great beats from DJ Shane V.

Paul Beauchamp, who attended Wacked OUT Black OUT #6, described the party as, “By far one of the most unique and eclectic events in Atlanta. There’s something freeing about being able to just throw paint, drink, and dance the night away. I make a point to go everytime!”

Want a taste of what to expect before the lights go out tomorrow? Enjoy:













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Photos: Bedlam Presents

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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101

What can’t you do this weekend? We’ve got mega pool parties, a tea dance, drag shows, BBQs, gay singers, and even an award banquet going on. Yes, it is probably going to rain this weekend and there may be some thunder here and there … but who cares? There’s enough amazingly fun things going on both indoors and out that you can get splashed and sloshed to your heart’s content. We’re going to go for a healthy dose of both.

FRIDAY July 19:

Frisky MonkeyFrisky Monkey, featuring gay Atlanta singer/songwriter Juan Cezar and John Miklaucic, is playing at Smith’s Olde Bar starting at 10 p.m. There is an $8 cover.

Joining Hearts 26 Kickoff Party starts at 9 p.m. at Heretic Atlanta on Cheshire Bridge. Tonight’s party ushers in the start Joining Hearts’ weekend of fundraising with their main event tomorrow at Piedmont Park. Tonight’s party features DJ Mike Pope and DJ/Producer Micky Friedmann. Admission is $10. Joining Hearts will receive $1 from each admission paid.

Atlanta Pride’s Food, Flicks, and Fun at Sweet Cheats in Cabbagetown starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. A portion of Sweet Cheats proceeds will be donated to Atlanta Pride.

Atlanta Bucks’ 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet is tonight at the Colonnade. The reception starts at 7 p.m. with a cash bar and the dinner begins at 8 p.m. Banquet tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Awards will be presented after the dinner service. For more information contact Mike England.

TAKEOVER at The Livingston starts at 9 p.m. DJ Kirk Angell will be spinning in the beautiful bar at the intersection of Peachtree and Ponce de Leon.


Joining HeartsJoining Hearts 26, Atlanta’s favorite annual pool party, is back and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Tickets are completely sold out so I hope you got one before it was too late. For more information about the party and pictures from last year, click here. The party party at 4 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m.

Burkhart’s Extravaganza with Shavonna B. Brooks starts at 11 p.m. featuring Niesha Dupree, Monica Van Pelt, Raquell Lord, Nicole Paige Brooks, Alvion Arnell Davenport.

LeBuzz’s staff and entertainers are going all out to raise money for Marietta Pride’s charity this year, the Health Initiative. You’ll have an opportunity to bid on the staff and entertainers from LeBUZZ for a dinner date. Plus, LeBUZZ is picking up the tab for dinner. Have a fun date and benefit a great Georgia charity.

SUNDAY July 21:

Bulldogs SundayBulldogs Bar Atlanta is kicking off their new Sundays with DJ Caprice starting at 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy $2 well drinks from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. from Smokin T&T’s BBQ.

Atlanta Cotillion’s Weekend Wind Down Fun-raiser is the perfect way to recover from Joining Hearts 26 the day before. The event will benefit AID Atlanta and is presented by Svedka Vodka. Lounging around Century Skyline Apartments’ beautiful rooftop pool sounds like a great way to benefit charity. Tickets are available at

Joining Hearts’ Closing Party, with internationally known DJ Isaac Escalante and Atlanta’s DJ Corey David, will be at Jungle Atlanta starting at 7 p.m. You can expect sexy go-go boys and even a performance by Phoenix Atl.

The Armorettes take over Burkhart’s starting at 8 p.m. for their fun and hilarious Sunday show. Join the award-winning ladies as they entertain with comedy and song for a great end to the weekend. You can see FENUXE’s photos from a recent Armorettes show here.

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Joining Hearts 26

Joining Hearts 26

Atlanta’s favorite pool party is finally here! Joining Hearts 26 is set to make a huge splash this weekend with hundreds of guys in their swimsuits, complimentary Smirnoff cocktails, DJ Luis Perez, and DJ/Remixer Joe Gauthreaux. The party starts this Saturday at 4 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. at the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center.

Joining Hearts’ pool parties are always fun and lighthearted; however, the work the organization does is serious and desperately needed. “Joining Hearts isn’t just about a party or an event; it’s a lifesaver and a tribute to life. To keep the connection to our mission, we remind our guests of the ongoing need for housing, and the important history our organization — even gong so far as to create displays noting how and where the money is spent,” the organization says on their website.

This year Joining Hearts is celebrating 26 years of serving those in need. It is their passion and dedication for helping Atlantans living with HIV and AIDS with housing support that fuels their success.

General admission tickets are sold out. However, you can still purchase a VIP ticket for $175 by clicking here. What is the benefit of VIP? You’ll have access to a private bar with complimentary Smirnoff cocktails, an air-conditioned exclusive VIP lounge experience, and delicious food by Bridge Catering.

Want to know the best thing about your ticket to Joining Hearts 26? “100% of every dollar raised through ticket sales and tips is donated to our beneficiaries, AID Atlanta and Jerusalem House,” according to Joining Heart’s website.

This year all tickets to the event are electronic. So, you don’t have to worry about printing anything out. Just remember to bring your ID. You have to be 21+ to get in. The Weather Channel, right now, is reporting a 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday. But, don’t fear! The event will go on rain or shine. Last year’s event had occasional showers and the party didn’t miss a beat.

Want to stay up to date on everything Joining Hearts 26? You can follow #JH26 or sign up for text alerts here.

Still not sure what to expect? Check out our photos from last year:






























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FENUXE Best of Atlanta 2013

FENUXE Best of Atlanta 2013

It is official! Nominations are now being accepted for the FENUXE Best of Atlanta 2013. Every year Atlanta’s LGBT community nominates and votes for the best businesses, organizations, and groups in the metro area. And this year the FENUXE Best of Atlanta awards couldn’t come at any better time with so many great things to celebrate. Join FENUXE as we recognize and celebrate the businesses, organizations, and groups that make Atlanta and Atlanta’s LGBT community great. Nominate your favorites below:

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