The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Good or bad, snow or shine, the week was the week. But now is now. Shuck off the past with LGBT events that put the gay in your day from all the folks who put the queer in your year.

Friday, Jan. 19

Ladies Lounge (top photo). Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Convergence. Knock back a cocktail at the reception for this group show exploring abstract inspiration hitting the walls @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

Flannel Friday. Show winter how male archetypes dress @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Manila Luzon. The RuPaul's finalist joins the drag glamazons on display. Get your singles ready for premiere queens in the Fresh Face Friday and Femme Fatale shows @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman plus Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle get the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 20

S.L.U.T. (middle photo). DJ Phil B, Mario MuscleBull and Topher Phoenix throw down what masc4masc dancing queens must pick up @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Field Day Kickoff. The annual gay day of throwback yard games with a grown up twist for charity returns, but not before beer busts and organizing meetings, this one with a Solo Cup tournament and more @ Woofs, 2 p.m.

Consent Counts. Bone up on informed, affirmative, and legal ways to engage in consenting BDSM, and even in some cases change archaic laws. Discussion and workshop @ Atlanta Eagle, 2 p.m.

Peaches Sk8 Day. The deviant Southerners of Rotten Peaches welcome pros and amateurs alike for this queer skate day @ Fourth Ward Skate Park, 2 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Power to the Polls. Gather with thousands for the anniversary of the Atlanta Social Justice &Women’s March to talk politics and election races @ The Bakery, 4 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Time. It’s that time again. Kids and adults alike will love Edie Cheezburger reading to children @ Posman Books, 3 p.m.

Sweet Tea. The gang’s all here for a queer variety show and revue that you won’t soon forget @ Mammal Gallery, 9 p.m. Read our interview and preview in Q magazine.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you loved at the weekly Jungle show have a new home @ Ten, 9:30 p.m.

Onesie Night kicks Saturday into high gear with Atlanta Bucks. Rock that union suit @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m. 

 

Sunday, Jan. 21

The Killers (bottom photo). Look on Mr. Brightside at All The Things That I’ve Done and get to this concert with your gays @ Infinite Energy Center, 8 p.m.

AFC Championships. The road to the super bowl is being paved with all the gays to watch it with, including members of NFFLA, Atlanta’s gay flag football league, with surprises @ Woofs, 2:30 p.m.

Drag Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Bear Bust. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten 4 p.m. 

Southern Fried Queer Pride. An organizing and snacking meeting @ 1504 Belmont, 4 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.