Plan your Pride The GA Voice Editors August 29, 2013 Today in Gay Atlanta Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride is a massive celebration packed with cultural events and too many parties to count. Check out these line-ups from some of the biggest community organizations and nightlife promoters. Events are organized by promoter because many offer all-access passes covering each of their weekend events. Some events may be listed under multiple promoters. Details are subject to change; please visit websites to confirm. COMMUNITY EVENTS In The Life Atlanta | www.inthelifeatlanta.org Thursday, Aug. 29 –Friday, Aug. 30 GLBT Career Fair & Technology Center9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday@ Historic Academy of Medicine @ GA TechPresented by Meak Productions Thursday, Aug. 29 –Saturday, Aug. 31 “Boi, Pull Your Pants Up! The Play”8 p.m. @ Historic Academy of Medicine Friday, Aug. 30 Mr. & Miss Atlanta Black Gay Pride7-11 p.m. @ Historic Academy of MedicineWith Mistress of Ceremony Ava Alexandria J Setting Competition & Labor Day Jump Off Party10 p.m. @ 595 North Ave.Presented by Project Turn Around; hosted by Derek J Onyx Black Gay Pride Mix & Mingle10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Atlanta EagleFeatures DJ Ron Pullman SpeakFire: Erotic Poetry11:30 p.m. @ Hyatt Atlanta MidtownHosted by Lakara Foster; featuring Theresa Davis Saturday, Aug. 31 Community Conversations10 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Hyatt Atlanta MidtownTopics include relationships and dating, holistic health and wellness, HIV and sexuality Health & Life Expo10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Historic Academy of MedicineIncludes health screenings and financial workshops Onyx “Safe, Sane & Consensual” Workshop4 – 5:30 p.m. @ Hyatt Atlanta MidtownFeaturing live demonstrations Pride in the Black LGBTQ Community:Film Festival and Literary Café12 p.m. @ Auburn Avenue Research LibraryHosted by the library in collaboration with ITLA and Cycle for Freedom Mimosa Brunch12 – 3 p.m. @ Do RestaurantPresented by Project Turn Around Sunday, Sept. 1 Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch12 -3 p.m. @ Hilton Garden InnHosted by Queen Sheba Health & Life Expo10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Piedmont ParkPart of the Pure Heat Community Festival Project Turn Around | www.projecturnaroundga.com Friday, Aug. 30 J Setting Competition & Labor Day Jump Off Party10 p.m. @ 595 North Ave.Hosted by Derek J; celebrity Judge Mrs. Quad Saturday, Aug. 31 Mimosa Brunch & Male Review12 – 3 p.m. @ Do Restaurant Pool Party4 – 8 p.m. @ The MansionHosted by Ms. Sohia; swimsuit competition Masquerade Ball10 p.m. @ The Melia HotelFeatures R&B artist Sammie, sexy costume contest Sunday, Sept. 1 Coming Out Carnival12 – 7 p.m. @ Piedmont ParkDuring the Pure Heat Community Festival Monday, Sept. 2 Pajama Jam Party2 a.m. – 6 a.m. @ Inventor’s LoftSexiest sleepwear contest Big Indoor Foam Hot Tub Pool Party4-8:30 p.m. @ Club XSHosted by Aneesa Ferriera; in conjunction with Traxx Girls Pure Heat Community Festival | http://pureheatcommunityfestival.com Sunday, Sept. 1 Pure Heat Community Festival12-8 p.m. @ Piedmont ParkFeatures honoree Brandy, additional entertainment, Coming Out Carnival sponsored by Project Turn Around, and much more Evolution Project | www.evolutionatl.org Friday, Aug. 30Pride Youth Lounge Charis Books & More | www.charisbooksandmore.com Sunday, Sept. 1 Black Gay Pride Author Celebration6 – 9 p.m. @ Charis Books & MoreFeatures Skyy, Fiona Zedde, Nikki Rashan and Tononiya D. NIGHTLIFE / SOCIAL EVENTS Blue Diamond Entertainment | www.facebook.com/bluediamondentertainment Thursday, Aug. 29 “The Hideout” Dance Party10 @ HaloFeatures DJ M Friday, Aug. 30 Pretty in Pink Booze Cruise7-11 p.m. @ Lake Lanier(Buses depart 5:15 p.m. from host hotels)Hosted by Queen Sheba Grown Folks Take Over10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ My Sister’s Room Saturday, Aug. 31 All White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Venetian RoomFor grown & sexy women; features DJ D Nice and DJ D Cas Sunday, Sept. 1 “A Place of Love & Acceptance”LGBT Friendly Church Service11 a.m. @ Tabernacle Baptist Church Culture Club Daytime Dance Party Mix-Her5-10 p.m. @ Barone Tapas & RestaurantHostd by DJ M Ladies at Play | www.ladiesatplay.com Saturday, Aug. 31 DJ Battle: DJ E vs. DJ Cowboy6-10 p.m. @ Aurum Sunday, Sept. 1 Gala: DJ E & DJ Xzact10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. @ Aja Monday, Sept. 2 Recovery: DJ Cowboy5-10 p.m. @ Loca Luna QueenDom | http://xplosionentevents.com Thursday, Aug. 29 The Showdown: 4th annual Stripathon10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Crème Ultra Lounge Friday, Aug. 30 The Little Black Dress Affair10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ CompoundFeaturing Teyana Taylor, Mimi Faust and Ariane Saturday, Aug. 31 Saturday Day Party3 – 8 p.m. @ PriveHosted by Joseline Hernandez Sunday, Sept. 1 QueenDom All White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ the Havana ClubFeatures Brandy Rockstars Production | www.labordayrock.com Thursday, Aug. 29 Sexy in the City10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Aurum Lounge Friday, Aug. 30 Meet & Greet7-11 p.m. @ Einstein’s Labor Day RockOfficial Kickoff Party8-10 p.m. @ Museum Bar Rock Boy Takeover10 p.m. – 4 a.m. @ Museum BarHosted by Joseline Hernandez of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Saturday, Aug. 31 Soaking Wet Pool Party5-10 p.m. @ location TBAFeaturing RockStars HotBody contest Saturday Night Live10 p.m. – 4 a.m. @ 595 North Ave.Featuring Kelly Rowland Sunday, Sept. 1 Pure Heat Community Festival12-8 p.m. @ Piedmont Park Sunday Night Main Event10 p.m. – Midnight @ OperaFeatures performance by K Michelle Monday, Sept. 2 Private Event for VIP Card Holders4-8 p.m. @ private location White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m.Krave Nightclub RT Parties & FAB5ATL | www.rtparties.com Friday, Aug. 30 10 p.m. @ Club Rain Saturday, Aug. 31 10 p.m. @ Club 253 Sunday, Sept. 1 10 p.m. @ Cream UltraLounge Traxx Atlanta | www.traxxatlanta.com Thursday, Aug. 29 GA Voice Welcome to Atlanta Party10 p.m. – 5 a.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Friday, Aug. 30 6th Annual Fire & Desire Mini BallDoors open 9:30 p.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Saturday, Aug. 31 Black Pride Pool Party4-10 p.m. @ TBA location Flash Back ThrowdownJ-Sette Competition6-9 p.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Atlanta Black Pride Weekend Block PartyBlock of 708 Spring St. & 3rd St. Black Pride Body Party@ XS Ultra Lounge & Club 714Featuring Ciara and Redickulous Sunday, Sept. 1 Pure Heat Community Festival12-8 p.m. @ Piedmont Park Durand Robinson’s Ol Skool Music PartyTraxx & Friends ReunionDoors open 6 p.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Celebrity Showtime Sundays10 p.m. – 5 p.m. @ Mansion ElanFeaturing K. Michelle of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Monday, Sept. 2 Black Pride Foam PartyDoors open 3 p.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Black Pride White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ location TBA Traxx Girls | www.atlantaprideweekend.com Thursday, Aug. 29 GA Voice Welcome to Atlanta Party10 p.m. – 4 a.m. @ XS Ultra Lounge Strip Her 201310 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ My Sister’s Room Friday, Aug. 30 Pretty in Pink Booze Cruise7-11 p.m. @ Lake Lanier(Buses depart 5:15 p.m. from host hotels)Hosted by Queen Sheba Mega Ladies Lounge10 p.m. – 4 a.m. @ 200 PeachtreeFeatures Joseline Hernandez from “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Grown Folks Take Over10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ My Sister’s RoomFeatures DJ Missy B Saturday, Aug. 31 Ladies of Literature11 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Hilton Garden InnIncludes Skyy, Fiona Zedde, Robin G. White and more WETher Celebrity Block Party3 – 8:30 p.m. @ Club OperaHosted by Stevie J The Big Bang10 p.m. – 5 a.m. @ The Freight DepotFeaturing Kelly Rowland Sunday, Sept. 1 Pure Heat Community Festival12-8 p.m. @ Piedmont ParkFeatures honoree Brandy, much more entertainment, Coming Out Carnival Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch12 -3 p.m. @ Hilton Garden InnHosted by Queen Sheba Unity Ball4-8 p.m. @ Piedmont Park, dock sideHosted by Jaimee Page and Amiyah Scott Celebrity Showtime Sundays10 p.m. – 5 p.m. @ Mansion ElanFeaturing K. Michelle of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Monday, Sept. 2 Big Indoor Foam Hot Tub Pool Party4-8:30 p.m. @ Club XSHosted by Aneesa Ferriera; in conjunction with ProjecTurnAround DJ M Annual Bday Bash10 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. @ Diamonds of Atlanta Strip Club All White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Krave Wassup N Atl | www.wassupnatl.com Wednesday, Aug. 28 Diamond Kesawn presents “The Stars Of Atlanta”10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Jungle Thursday, Aug. 29 Meat Market10 p.m. – 4 a.m. @ Phase OneHosted by “The Marie Effect” Friday, Aug. 30 Man Hunt & Stars of the Stripper World Competition10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ JungleHosted by Mimi Faust of “Love & Hip Hop” and Brent Star, featuring Redickulous Saturday, Aug. 31 Pool Party4-8 p.m. @ Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport NorthFeatures FlavaMen swimsuit contest Ultimate White Party10 p.m. – 3 a.m. @ Tantra Lounge Sunday, Sept. 1 Lose Your Clothes Underwear Party2 a.m. – 6 a.m. @ Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North Sunday Day Party 4-10 p.m. @ Kouture Lounge “The Boys Are Mine” 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. @ The Freight DepotHosted by Brandy SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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