The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

After what was hopefully winter’s last blast, step into spring with LGBT events for every ilk and taste. Try some parties, politics, plays and pastimes on for size with these plentiful options.

Friday, March 17

Powder Room with Mykki Blanco (top photo). The Wussy queers return in new home with this special guest and DJ Ree De La Vega @ Drunken Unicorn, 12 midnight. Oh, and you guessed right. These kids are definitely up to something.

Fortune Feimster. The Hilarious out comic you know from standup gigs and Chelsea Handler hits the stage two performances @ Punchline, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

March Madness. NCAA Basketball heats up each night this weekend @ Woofs, 8 p.m. Tonight, it’s also St. Patrick’s Day: Ginger Edition.

“Exit Strategy.” See the play about the modern education system that features a compelling gay subplot from the folks at True Colors Theatre @ Southwest Arts Center, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m.

Get Lucky 5. Make your own luck For St. Patrick's Day with this annual fun fest @ Ten, 9 p.m. It's a party.

Pump: St. Patrick’s Day Edition. Get your weekend started with man-to-man dancing, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Gay. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Eric turns the beats green for St. Paddy’s @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Upgraded Fridays. Rockstars Production presents the St. Patrick's Day Edition of this popular party @ Jungle, 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.

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. This week, it includes the Taboo Show Debut, 11:30 p.m.

Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Saturday, March 18

NFFLA Margarita Bust (middle photo). Hot boys in green shirts. Of course, it doesn't matter what you wear. They're looking at your savoir faire when the gay jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta throw their annual fete with bottomless green goblets for St. Pattys Weekend @ Zocalo, 4 p.m. It’s always a big hit.

Free Breast Health Screenings. The LGBT Health Initiative hosts this free service @ Rush Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Note: All are welcome, but must pre-register by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 404-688-2524 x116.

#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.

Hotlanta Softball Beer Bust. They can't play right on Sunday unless there's bottomless beer on Friday @ Woofs, 3 p.m.

“Considering Matthew Shepard.” A Grammy-winning composer leads the UGA Choirs and an instrumental ensemble in his composition reflecting on a famous hate crime @ First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Fortune Feimster. The Hilarious out comic you know from standup gigs and Chelsea Handler hits the stage two performances @ Punchline, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Armorettes Follies. The monthly cabaret with Atlanta’s camp drag crazies for charity @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux. The circuit legend returns with all the beats for your feets @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Icon: Lady Gaga. Performances of drag, dance and song complement a DJ dance party, and all of it celebrates this singular artist @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Lucky Bear Party. DJ Pat Scott helms this St. Pat’s themed event @ 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 Susan Morabito All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 19

Bubbles & Biscuits (bottom photo). Hobnob with politically minded LGBTs, elected officials, and allies with your hosts the Victory Fund, and of course, the titular champagne and doughy delights @ Wimbish House, 12:30 p.m. Last year’s was a huge success.

Hotlanta Softball. The gay pitchers and catchers continue their season of play on the field and off @ Johnson Park, all day. Join them for bottomless brews during the Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Taverna Plaka, 3 p.m.

Sunday Funday. This weekly tradition gets an infusion of St. Patrick's celebration @ Ten, 4 p.m. Ten joins with Georgia Equality and Living Room for the special event.

People’s Bazaar. Atlanta Pride leads a confab of non-profits with art raffles, food trucks and more @ Orpheus Brewing, 1 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.

Pop-Up Brunch. Join Barry Brandon and his crew for Oh My Croque eats @ SOS Tiki Bar, 12 noon – 4 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.

Abraham Lincoln Was A Faggot. The premiere of this gay troupes Spectrum Spotlight series meets a teen obsessed with the Great Emancipator’s sexuality @ OutFront Theatre Company, 6 p.m.

Fortune Feimster. The Hilarious out comic you know from standup gigs and Chelsea Handler hits the stage @ Punchline, 7 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.