Black Gay Pride events calendar


In the Life Atlanta

All events at host hotel unless otherwise noted: Loews Hotel, 1065 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, Sept. 2
• VIP Reception, 7-10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 3
• Black Pride Marketplace, 10 a.m. – midnight
• Opening Ceremony, 8 p.m.
• Fire & Desire Mini-Ball, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
• SpeakFire erotic poetry, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4
• Health Expo, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Workshops, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Community Luncheon, 12-1:30 p.m.
• Pool Party, 2-6 p.m., location TBA
• “See Us In the Life” Film Festival, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
• Literary Café, 2:30-5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5
• Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Interfaith Service, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Pool Party, 4-11 p.m. at Piedmont Park with NAESM
• Fashion Show

Charis Books & More

Friday, Sept. 3
Sizzling Summer Poetry Party
Featuring Meredith “Miz” Avakian and Tamesha S. Hawkins
7:30 p.m. at 1189 Euclid Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse
991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta GA 30309

Friday, Sept. 3
• Dwayne Vernon signs “Roman,” 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4
• Aaron Powell signs “Behind Concrete Doors,” 5 p.m.
• Nikki Rashan signs “Cyber Case,” 7 p.m.
• Timothy Michael Carson signs “When the Truth Lies,” 9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5
• Franklin Abbott presents readings from Rigoberto Gonzalez (“The Mariposa Club”), David Groff (“Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS”), Charles Jensen (“The Frist Risk”) and Rakesh Satyal (“Blue Boy”), 12 p.m.
• Calendar signing with Jensen Atwood (star of Logo’s “Noah’s Arc”), 2 p.m.

State of Black Gay America Summit

Saturday, Sept. 4
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

NAESM Prevention Pool Party

Sunday, Sept. 5
4-11 p.m. at Piedmont Park Greystone & Aquatic Center
400 Park Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306


‘Indulge’ at the W Hotel

Thursday, Sept. 2
9 p.m.-midnight
Chris Coleman Enterprises welcomes Black Gay Pride for his weekly event.

Pride at Six Flags and White Water

Saturday, Sept. 4
Pride at Six Flags
Admission $30; including meal $40
Unlimited picnic 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5
Pride at White Water
Admission and meal: $55

Traxx Atlanta ‘Pure Heat’

Thursday, Sept. 2
Pride Kick Off Party
10 p.m.-4 a.m. at Obsessions
4525 Glenwood Road, Decatur, GA 30032

Friday, Sept. 3
Welcome reception
7-10 p.m. at Loews Hotel Buckhead
65 Peachtree Walk NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sponsored by Traxx Atlanta, Traxx Girls, In the Life Atlanta and National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Inc.

Traxx Atlanta and ITLA’s Black Pride Mini Ball
10 p.m. at Mercer Ballroom, Loews Hotel

Traxx Atlanta and Traxx Girls’ Friday Night Live
11 p.m.-6 a.m. at 3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
Jazmine Sullivan performing live

Black Pride Marathon Block Party
“Keeping the Block Alive”
10 p.m. at Spring 4th Center
728 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Saturday, Sept. 4
Traxx Atlanta’s WET-HIM Contest
Hosted by Amber Rose
2-8 p.m. at ER Lounge, 84 12th St., Atlanta, GA 30309
Traxx Nightclub
10 p.m.-6 a.m. at 1287 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
Nicki Minaj performing live, $1,000 Hot Body Contest
The Jay-Cette Competition with DJ Se7en

Sunday, Sept. 5
Soulfood Poetry Slam Jazz Brunch
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Loews Hotel

Frenchie Davis will perform at Black Gay Pride
Frenchie Davis (photo by Laura Douglas-Brown)

Traxx Atlanta and NAESM’s Unity Pool Party
4 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Piedmont Park Pool
400 Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306
Frenchie Davis performing live
Sexy swimwear contest
Also co-hosted by ITLA and Wassup N Atl

Ciara performing live
Atlanta Live (aka Mansion)
3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
Doors open at 10 p.m.

Showtime Sundays at Scores
10 p.m.-4 a.m.
2425 Wesley Chapel Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
Southern Hospitality Party

Monday, Sept. 6
The Annual White Party hosted by Vivica Fox
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Lava Lounge/Cosmopolitan
57 13th St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
21 and older, with the Lion’s Den “Southern Explosion”

Traxx Girls ‘Pure Heat’

Thursday, Sept. 2
Net-Work Thursday/Pride Weekend Kick Off
10:30 p.m.-4 a.m. at Obsessions
4525 Glenwood Road, Decatur, GA 30032

Friday, Sept. 3
Frisky Friday (18 and older)
Jazmine Sullivan performing live
10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Atlanta Live aka Mansion Elan
3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta GA 30329

Pretty in Pink
Grown Folks Take Over
Breast Cancer Party (21 and older)
10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. at Club Miami
3011 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Saturday, Sept. 4
MBanks/RRivers Annual Pride Basketball Tournament
1-7 p.m. at Chastain Memorial Park Gymnasium
140 West Wieuca Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
Children and families welcome

Atlanta WETher celebrity block party
3-8:30 p.m. at Primal, 960 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30309
MC battle, Legendary Wet-T competition
Hosted by Amber Rose

Nicki Minaj performs at Black Gay Pride
Nicki Minaj (courtesy photo)

The Legendary Traxx Girls “Big Bang Event”
Nicki Minaj performing live
10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. at Georgia Freight Depot
1 MLK Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303

Grown Folks TakeOver Secret Party (25 and older)
Time: TBA at Club Inferno
393 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313

Sunday, Sept. 5
Soulfood Poetry Slam & Jazz Brunch
Hosted by Queen Sheba
Noon-3 p.m. at Loews Hotel Buckhead
Co-sponsored with ITLA
Annual Unity Ball
Hosted by Legendary Mother Jaimee Balenciaga, Mother Reign Moulin and Mother Chanel Prada
4-8 Loews Hotel

Ciara performing live
Atlanta Live (aka Mansion)
3595 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30319

Monday, Sept. 6
Some Like it Hot Traxx Girls Pool Party
Real World’s Aneesa’s Birthday
4-9 p.m. at location TBA

DJ M (Traxx Girls) and Kate (LoverGirls NYC)
Annual Birthday Bash
10 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Strip Club at Whispers
1905 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

The Annual All White Party
Hosted by Vivica Fox
Lava Lounge/Cosmopolitan
57 13th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Location TBA

Xplosion Entertainment’s ‘Peach Fever’

Thursday, Sept. 2
Strip Tease Pride Kick Off Party
Live performance by Pony
10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room
1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316

Friday, Sept. 3
Pandora Yacht Party With Party Bus Tour
of Atlanta Stone Mountain Lake
Hosted by Eazy of Tomboy Fresh
Pickups start at 6 p.m., ride from 9 p.m.-midnight
Open bar all night on bus and yacht
Pickup from host hotels

Saturday, Sept. 4
Live concert by Goapele and
her full band and after party
Opening acts Sarafina plus the DollDaze
Hosted by Queen Sheba
Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
CW Lofts, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Sunday, Sept. 5
“Gays Got Talent” hosted by Ari the Mack
$500 cash to the winner
Rare, 554 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308

Wassup N ATL ‘Manual Labor’

Thursday, Sept. 2
Rooftop party
10 p.m. at Centennial Inn
111 Cone St., Atlanta, GA 30303
Hosted by FlavaMen Models Miami

Friday, Sept. 3
Cyber Mix
5-9 p.m. at Loews Lobby Bar
1065 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
Hosted by

Kelly Rowland performs at Atlanta's Black Gay Pride
Kelly Rowland (courtesy photo)

FlavaMen Blatino Awards
Co-hosted by Raz-B, Shanell, D-Woods and CJ Wright
8-11 p.m. at Club ATL L (Peachtree Ballroom)
3365 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30329
ManHunt Fridays
Performances by Kelly Rowland, Fantasia and Dondria
11 p.m.-4 a.m. at Club ATL
Underwear fashion show by

Fortify Fridays
11 p.m. at Steel, 950 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Saturday, Sept. 4
Lil Kim performs live
9 p.m.-3 a.m. at Vita-Buckhed
2110 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309

Sunday, Sept. 5
Pool party
4-11 p.m. in Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Co-sponsored with NAESM, ITLA and Traxx

Grown and Sexy Sundays
Melba Moore performs live at 9 p.m.
KeKe Wyatt also performs live
Doors open 7 p.m. at Djangos
495 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Monday, Sept. 5
Ultimate White Affair
Live performances by Teairra Mari and Mika Means
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Opera
1150 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309

Girls in the Night ‘Femme-Nomen-Non’

Thursday, Sept. 2
The Calm Before the Storm
5-9 p.m. at The Loews Hotel
1065 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Voyeur Fifteen XXX — Rated Revue
Annual trip to the strip club
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Magic City
241 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Friday, Sept. 3
Women of Foreplay Fridays present
The All Black Affair: The Little Black Dress Part II
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Compound
Performance by Fantasia, Kelly Rowland
1008 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Black attire recommended

Pride Breakfast
3 a.m.-6 a.m. at Straits
493 Juniper St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Saturday, Sept. 4
The Infamous Hot Body Competition & Family Feud
Hosted by Mother Rain Moulin
2-8 p.m. at Compound
1008 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Hershebar: Labor Day Edition
10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Velvet Room
3358 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341

Sunday, Sept. 5
White Linen Brunch TBA
12-4 p.m.

Rio II – The Legendary All White Affair for Women
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Park Tavern
500 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309

Monday, Sept. 6
Girl-Nic — The Recovery Party
1-8 p.m. at Location TBA at The White Party

Swelter Girl-Nic After Party
10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Location TBA at The White Party
With music by DJ Dimples, DJ She-Rock, DJ Tina, DJ Liz Owen, DJ Aasha Adore, DJ Peazy Baby, DJ Kween Uneek

Ladies at Play

Sunday, Sept. 5
Atlanta Pride Mega Party
9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at French American Brassserie
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30308
DJ M3, DJ Gaffel, karaoke

Monday, Sept. 6
Free Picnic & Kickball
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Secret local park; location TBA at FAB Sept. 5

The Lion’s Den ‘Southern Xplosion’

Thursday, Sept. 2
Rockstasy Thursdays
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Life Nightclub
1788 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Friday, Sept. 3
Welcome to Atlanta Reception
Hosted by Shay Baby, MC Big Daddy
7-10 p.m. at The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead
3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Jensen Atwood’s Birthday Celebration
2011 Official Calendar Release Party
10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Club 595 North Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Saturday, Sept. 4
Wet Dream Pool Party
4 p.m.-midnight at the “Play Boi Mansion”
Private residence, undisclosed location

Sunday, Sept. 5
Food for Thought Brunch
Featuring Jensen Atwood, Demarco Majors
and the City Gym Boys
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
10795 Davis Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30000
$35, Shuttle bus leave Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel promptly at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5
The Main Event
Ciara performing live
9 p.m.-6 a.m. at Club Europe
4001 Presidential Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

Monday, Sept. 6
All White Affair
Hosted by Vivica Fox
10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Lava/Cosmo Lounge
45 13th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Co-sponsored by Traxx “Pure Heat”