Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

The 24th annual Decatur Arts Festival is a three day artist take-over with tons of events including an artist walk, dance performances, book signings, artists market and much more. Events throughout the days on the Decatur Square near Clairemont Ave. and W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030,
www.decaturartsfestival.com 

“Queer Justice! Queer Beats!” is the theme for this year’s MondoHomo queer arts and politics fest. Friday night sees the headlining music event featuring Double Duchess, GlitterLust, the Sexual Side Effects and KIN4LIFE.  Saturday brings a day of workshops ending with a variety show and live music. Sunday is Mondo Meadow with aerialists and live music ending with party at Mary’s in East Atlanta. All events at the Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.mondohomo.com

Friday, May 25

Worthmore Jewelers celebrates the Decatur Arts Festival and the store anniversary with a Steampunk art show held in conjunction with the Artifice Club. Enjoy the sounds of Doctor Q, drinks and appetizers. Come dressed in Steampunk attire for a chance to win two Best Dressed awards. 6 – 9 p.m. at Worthmore Jewelers in Decatur, 117 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030, www.worthmorejewelers.com

Former Atlantan DJay McCracken returns to spin a benefit for CHRIS Kids featuring a performance by DAX!, prize giveaways from Boy Next Door, shot boys, go-go dancers and more. 10 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, http://on.fb.me/J736av

 “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” alum Morgan McMichaels is the special guest at Fab Five. 10 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Traxx Girls’ DJ M & Twee present Dance Fever, a Memorial Day Weekend kickoff with DJ Mary Mac spinning 80s, 90s, Top 40 and house. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.traxxgirls.com

Mixx Atlanta continues its 3rd Anniversary Celebration at 4 p.m. with a Big Peach Softball Tournament pre-party at 5 p.m. and a “grown and sexy” part with DJ Smash at 10 p.m. Mixx Atlanta, 1492-B Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

DJ Ron Pullman and DJ Yusef take party-goers on a “Sacred Journey” Memorial Day house music party with a special performance by Miranda Nicole. 10 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 108 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com

Saturday, May 26

Orlando’s DJ Twisted Dee spins a set for a dance event hosted by Carioca Productions. $15 before 11, $20 after. Doors at 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.cariocaproductions.com

XS Ultra Lounge separates “the boyz from the men” with their Boot Camp Memorial Day Weekend party with a beerfest, barbecue and more. 10 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com

Starting tonight, every Saturday is INK Saturdays with Girls in the Night, which honors and celebrates sexy ladies and their tattoos. TV’s Dice Fixos hosts with Sweet Trive and Rhythm Gattii on the mic. 10 p.m. at

Inkaholics Luxury Lounge,1878 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/girlsinthenight.usa

Though it will technically be Sunday morning, DJ Eric Stecker (of DJ Duo Travis & Eric) hits the turn tables after the rest of ATL closes down. 3 – 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, at Xion, 2241 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, http://on.fb.me/Me5diq

Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is among the country’s largest jazz fests and includes headliners Roy Ayers, Tito Puente Jr. & Orchestra and the Robert Glasper Experiment. 1 p.m. in Piedmont Park, www.atlantafestivals.com

Sunday, May 27

The, um, ladies of the Armorettes, Atlanta’s infamous fundraising camp drag troupe, perform a special Memorial Day weekend show with prizes for hot military boys and men in uniform. 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, http://on.fb.me/IF8Ue0, www.burkharts.com

Ladies at Play breaks it down over Memorial Day Weekend, first with a casual couture party with DJ Periodic and DJ D. Raban. 9 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Venetian, 50 Hurt Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303, http://lapmemorialwknd2012.eventbrite.com, www.ladiesatplay.com

Memorial Day Sunday is a busy day for Heretic Atlanta as they host a Joining Hearts Foam Beach Party, the Big Peach Softball Tournament closing party and DJ David Knapp. Events through out the day at Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

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