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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 AtlantaCotillion.com

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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A Monthly Ladies’ Night at 10th & Piedmont? Yep!

Berlin Sylvestre, Staff Writer

Ladies, keep the last Friday of every month open — 10th & Piedmont’s main course is hot women.

Beginning Friday, May 31, the hip Midtown club/eatery will host “SWANK,” an evening of indulgence that comes with perks just for the ladies. From 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., you marvelous maidens of Midtown will be treated to a festive atmosphere packed with delicious dames enjoying music, cocktails, food, and other perks that you’ll only find out about once you’re there.

Lesbian-Kiss-Web“We wanted to give women somewhere nice to mix and mingle on a Friday night,” Anna Ragghianti, publicist for 10th & Piedmont, tells FENUXE. “As of now, they really don’t have many options.”

When asked how the evening would be different from what we’re used to on Friday down at 10th & P, Ragghianti responds:

“More eye candy for the lesbians! This is a classy lounge atmosphere, so it will offer [them] a safe Midtown location to play.”

She also tells the gals to expect a DJ with random cameo DJs jumping on the decks and adding to the mix.

Bonus: No cover, which means more money in your purse to grab an extra drink.

But come early if you’re hungry, amigas. “The menu runs till 11 p.m., then switches to a scaled down bar menu,” she says. “We also feature flights of vodka from a huge selection, as well as a martini that can be instantly infused at the table with up to three farm fresh ingredients.”

Also for the ladies: valet parking from their side lot.

But don’t let the ladies night deter you, gentlemen. (Like you could stay away, c’mon.) Ragghianti assures: “Our guy friends are always welcome.”

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Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company

Nico Stoerner, Staff Writer

You may not be aware of this, but the olive oil you’ve been cooking with is swill.

For those of you familiar with great cooking and even better nutrition, you may also be aware of an astounding fact: 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated – cut with cheaper oils.

As detailed in a recent book by Tom Mueller, the Mob is making tons of money and in 2008 400 Italian police officers conducted a lengthy investigation called “Operation Golden Oil” that led to the arrest of 23 people and the confiscation of 85 farms. The gist: Much of the olive oil on the market, especially which is bottled in clear containers, is considered “lamp oil” – not suitable for human consumption.

Fortunately there are some committed individuals out there who are working to bring you only the best olive oil – some of which have over 450 polyphenols (these help lower your low density lipoprotein “LDL” levels and help ensure a long, healthy life). The lovely pair at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company are also more than happy to introduce you to the beautiful world of Balsamic Vinegar: With delicious infusions like “Blood Orange,” “Wild Blueberry,” “Dark Chocolate,” “Persian Lime,” and “Coconut” among many others, you’ll be more than impressed – you can literally sip on these. What’s even more amazing is how good these taste over ice cream (Think Talenti Salted Caramel with a healthy smattering of “Blood Orange” and “Dark Chocolate” balsamic – it’s food of the gods).

While many people may think of olive farms in Georgia as a “foreign” concept, it is actually a tradition older than our nation. In fact, there have been excavations of 16th century Franciscan Settlements from Florida through Georgia where olive pits have been found. Although they were probably brought to the new world by Spanish explorers in the early 1500’s, it just goes to show you that our unique soil and climate provide an excellent environment for this Meditteranean transplant.

Following a stringent set of rules, the great folks at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company offer only the best quality olive oil that is sure to tantalize your tastebuds as well as improve your health.

Be sure to stop in here during your next visit to Blue Ridge!

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