Out in A.C. Weekend

The resort town goes gay Jan. 21-22


Courtesy of Harrah's

Out in A.C. Weekend is back again – and this time it’s set for the weekend of Jan. 21-22. “Every year these uniquely tailored events bring in new guests ready to experience Atlantic City in a whole new, open light,” says Jennifer Weissman, regional vice president of marketing for Caesars Entertainment. “Out in A.C. Weekend is all about diversity, pride and – of course – having a little fun.”

We rounded up a few highlights for two days filled with plenty of LGBT antics in one of our favorite local resort towns. Who knows? You may even run into Carson Kressley on the way to the Black Jack table.

Saturday, Jan. 21

The Pool at Harrah’s Resort hosts the Pre Miss’d America Loft Party (2 – 6 p.m.). Look for drag queens, themed cocktails, hot dancers and club music at this free soiree.

Courtesy of The Chelsea

The party moves to Boardwalk Hall (8 p.m.) for the return of the Miss’d America Pageant, a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant – exactly where it got its Jersey start. Drag superstars compete for the title as Carson Kressley of “Dancing with the Stars” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” plays host. Bonus: Martha Wash of the Weather Girls will be performing live.

We suggest post-show cocktails at one of several gay or gay-friendly bars in A.C., like Pro Bar at Resorts, C5 at The Chelsea or even the new-and-improved Brass Rail.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Rise and shine for Out of Control Brunch and Bingo at the Ballroom at Harrah’s Resort (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with everything from food, Bloody Marys and mimosas to a chance to win big at bingo – hosted by Bianca del Rio. Get your daubers ready.

Before heading home, take in a showing of Believe: Divas in a Man’s World at Resorts starring Steven Andrade as Cher, as well as a bevy of other impersonators doing their best Liza, Prince, Dolly, Bette and much more. We talked to Andrade about what’s in his closet for G Philly recently (hint: it involves lots of feathers). Click here to read more.

And here’s a preview of the live show:

Out in A.C., 800-745-3000.