A warm welcome to your hard-earned LGBT weekend! Get some community, some party, some arts and entertainment, and a whole lot of not thinking about work until you absolutely have to.
Friday, Feb. 17
GROWLr Roughhouse. Dance your way into the weekend with this party man-on-man dance party, featuring DJ Paul Goodyear from Sydney @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
A Kid Like Jake. Ripped from current events, parents and a private school learn social and personal lessons over a gender-non-conforming child. Drama ensues @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 26.
Somewhere Over The Rose. The amazing Kathy Halenda delivers a tour de force one-woman show combing the songs of both Judy Garland and Bette Midler @ Art Station, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 22.
The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m. Stick around and catch fire, because it’s Fuego Friday with DJ Isi’s Latin beats and spotlight performances, 11 p.m.
Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Furrrriday. It’s a celebration of your body hair with other guys who have it, love it, and can't get enough of it @ Woofs, 9 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.
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.
Ladies Lounge. 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.
Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Bowling Beer & Boys (middle photo). You know it’s almost Hotlanta Softball League time when the Titans team hosts this annual beer bust with pin-knocking, raffles and more @ Midtown Bowl, 2 p.m. This thing always delivers the fun. Like, always. No seriously. But for real, though.
Audre Lorde Scholarship Luncheon. Local group Zami Nobla for lesbians of color present their annual scholarship recipient with guest speaker Emilie Towns, including lunch, special honorees and live musical performances @ The Commons, 12 noon.
Atlanta Rollergirls skate a doubleheader derby @ Yaarab Shrine Center, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 10 p.m.
Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. This month’s Saturday special show raises tips for Georgia Equality @ Heretic, 8 p.m. Stay late, because DJ Grind sees that girl, watches that scene, you are the dancing queen, 10 p.m.
Icon: Britney Spears. Dancers, singers, burlesque queens and drag queens do their thing, plus DJ Beats and some surprises – all to honor Brit-Brit and her music @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m. You could go even earlier to have fun with the Miss Gutterball 2017 pageant, featuring a slew of past winners and popular fulltime queens to benefit the LGBT Dixie Bowling Tournament, 6 p.m.
Bucks Bar Night. The local gay rugby squad slings drinks and shots for fundraising @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Fever turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 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.
GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
DJ J Warren All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Armory Reunion. Party like it’s 1999 with the whole gang that made your late-90s gay Atlanta dreams come true, including former Armorettes like Cherry and Bubba (bottom photo), as well as the DJs you loved @ Amsterdam, 3:30 p.m. You memba dat. And that. Oh and yes also, that. And all because, well… this, girl, this!
Team Friendly Beer Bust. Drink for a cause with the group aiming to wipe out HIV stigma @ Woofs, 3 p.m.
Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.
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 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 @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.