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Thanksgiving Eve & Weekend: Party Time!

Thanksgiving and all its trimmings brings exactly the extended weekend you’ve been craving. It’s time to turn the holiday into a holi-gay.

By Mike Fleming

With not one day off but often two, most of gay Atlanta gets a four-day weekend as Thanksgiving rolls around. As if you needed an excuse to let loose.

Aside from family obligations for some, the man-on-man nightlife train makes extra stops. Beginning on Wednesday night, it continues unabated with extra steam through Saturday.

First stop: Wednesday. That’s when Heretic, Burkhart’s and Ten have made a few holiday traditions of their own every Thanksgiving Eve for as long as anyone can remember. Of course, all your favorite watering holes are open and pouring, but at these events in particular, look for special guest DJs and performances.

After skipping Atlanta for L.A. a few years ago, DJ Jay McCracken returns to Ten Atlanta as DJ Kraax. Look for his signature beats in a special blacklights in the dark party.

Over at Heretic, popular touring DJ Deanne hits the decks. A portion of your entry fee at that event benefits Joining Hearts and their ongoing mission to fight HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.

Your Wednesday bar hop continues for Thanksgiving Eve with the Gobble Girls. Headed by one of our David Atlanta Heroes for 2016, Angelica D’Paige, the bar is hopping and the queens will be popping. Look for Destiny Brooks, Alissah Brooks, Jaeda P. Starr and Brigitte Bidet.

The whole thing is set up to suit the annual crowds expected – a combination of native Atlanta guys and college boys back in town for Thanksgiving with family, as well as resident gays who stay home to celebrate the Big Day their way. It’s a proven recipe for fun.

Just for the occasion, the red carpet rolls out and stays out all weekend. we gathered some of our favorite event options.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23

Blackout Dance Party

DJ Kraax

Ten Atlanta

990 Piedmont Ave. NE

tenatlanta.com

 

Joining Hearts Thanksgiving Eve

DJ Deanne

Heretic

2069 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

hereticatlanta.com

 

Gobble Girls

Angelica D’Paige

Burkhart’s

burkharts.com

 

DJ Super Blue

Bulldogs

893 Peachtree St.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 24

Potluck Dinner

Bring a dish and toys for toy drive

Model T

699 Ponce de Leon Ave.

modeltatlanta.com

 

DJ Caprice

Bulldogs

 

Hot In Here

All nude, all male and complimentary food all night

Swinging Richards

1400 Northside Drive NW

swingingrichards.com

 

Holiday Giving

$1 of every Absolut drink through December benefits Lost N Found Youth

Burkhart’s

burkharts.com

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

Pump

DJ Stan Jackson

Heretic

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Backstreet Reunion

DJs Rob Reum & Bill Berdeaux,

plus Fantasy Girls of Backstreet

Jungle

2115 Faulkner Road

jungleatl.com

 

Deep South

DJs Mike Servito and Gay Marvine

Heretic

 

DJ Marcos Moreno (Barcelona)

Atlanta Eagle

306 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE

atlantaeagle.com

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