There’s plenty to gobble on in gay Atlanta over the holiday weekend


Blackout Party at the new LeBuzz. 9 p.m.,

The annual pre-Thanksgiving Eve party is a highlight of the season again and time to get in some heavy cardio in on the dance floor with international songwriter and music producer Sin Morera. An opening set is by DJ Mike Pope. This is a social benefit evening for Joining Hearts. Doors open at 9 p.m., Heretic,

Traxx Atlanta’s Thanksgiving Bash Eve Bash includes a Holiday Hot Body Contest hosted by Jacob Kohinoor. Entry is free before midnight with a canned good or non-perishable item. Free HIV testing provided by Get Hit Get Connected and Urban Socialites. Featuring DJ Day and the MGE Mini Ball. 10 p.m. at Club Aries,


It’s Deep Fried Disco with Twerky Day Leftovers at Mary’s in East Atlanta. Featuring DJ King Atlas. 10 p.m. at Mary’s.


Swank, the party for women who love women (and guys, too!), holds a Thanksgiving celebration party for the day after Thanksgiving. Featuring VJ Prism. 9 p.m. at Tenth & Piedmont.

The Other Show, voted Best Drag Show in Atlanta by GA Voice readers, stars Celeste Holmes, Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jaye Lish, Miami Royale and Violet Chachki. This week’s special guest is Genre Mon Ster. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 and older. $5 cover, Jungle Atlanta,

The Night of 1,000 Lights (aka Lighting of the Baby Jesus) is an annual tradition and this year features a special performance by Ellisoraus Rex and music by DJ No Shame. Mary’s,

The M4M Hardbody Revue is a new weekly contest on Fridays. Men compete for $100 in cash in categories such as stripper pole and model. 11 p.m., LeBuzz,


Indies First Saturday with Pearl Cleage, Isabel Wilkerson and Fiona Zedde is part of a campaign by authors to give back to independent bookstores. The day will feature each of the listed authors speaking and sharing from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Charis Books & More.

Songwriter’s In-the-Round with Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt and special guest Danielle Howle. 7:30 p.m., Red Clay Theatre,

Early Country with free line dance lessons from 8-9 p.m. Heretic.

Ruby’s Redd Light District (Thanksgiving Aftermath) includes appearances by Trashetta Galore, Genre, Marcella Grrleen Redd, Myah Ross Monroe, Justice Tyana Taylor, Gia Sunflowers, Extasy Grey and River Song-Redd. Show starts at 9 p.m., 18 and up., at Jungle Atlanta,

Divas of the A Thanksgiving Black Party for LGBT women hosted by Mook DaHost Thomas featuring exotic dancers and DJs Silver Knight and Feel X. Visit for ticket prices. 10 p.m., Center Stage “The Loft,”

LovHer Thanksgiving celebration with sounds by MJQ Resident Dj Majestik Aka Skenny Kravitz & LovHer resident LilBad AzzDj E. 2 for 1 entry before midnight, $10 all night, Takora, 10:30 p.m. at Takorea,