The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Sun’s out. Fun’s out! Spring brings more to love in LGBT Atlanta from arts to sports to events. Come get your fill, then keep it going until your gay agenda social calendar is overflowing.

Friday, March 31

DILF Underwear Party (top photo). Daddies do it better, so don your boxers, briefs or jock and do what comes naturally with DJ Corey Craig @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

"Two Boys Kissing." Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus brings composer Joshua Shank's vision of the popular book to life @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m. Read our interview.

“The Most Human Desire.” The gay-led art-cinema project Film Love presents the experimental films of Chick Strand @ Atlanta Contemporary, 7 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/1848081462127712/

“The Legend of Georgia McBride” follows a desperate Elvis impersonator who turns to drag to make ends meet @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through April 16

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., preceded by a RuPaul’s Drag Race watch party, 8 p.m.

Boys Room. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. And for the next several weeks, it’s preceded by the RuPaul’s Drag Race Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

DJ Moose moves your feet @ 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.

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, April 1

Mr. HSL (middle photo). The jocks of Hotlanta Softball League pit their manliest players in a pageant to select who wears the crown this year @ Jungle 6 p.m. Always a spectacle, always a mess. In a good way.

Flag Football. The gay jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta get rough and tumble @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 9:30 a.m. Hang with the guys afterward @ Blake’s 2 p.m.

Painting Party. Come help beautify the new second location of this LGBT Midtown mainstay @ Lost N Found Youth Thrift Norcross, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You read that right: New OTP, location baby!

Atlanta Film Festival. The gay-inclusive slate of films continues @ Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages, all day today and Sunday. It’s super gay, and no, the gay-owned Plaza isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Festival on Ponce. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces brings its latest celebration of arts, music, food and fun @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day. Sunday too.

#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.

Rainbros. Join this TED Talk-esque quarterly event from Atlanta’s peer networking group of local gay men mentoring other local gay men @ Out Front Theatre, 2 p.m.

"Two Boys Kissing." Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus brings composer Joshua Shank's vision of the popular book to life @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Read our interview.

“All Male, All Nude.” Out On Film presents a new documentary that takes you backstage at the city’s notorious gay strip club, Swinging Richards with the director and dancers in attendance @ Midtown Art Cinema, 6 p.m. It’s going to be epic.

“Straight Outa Chattanooga.” Leslie Jordan is back with his true tall tales of a big life as a diminutive dynamo @ Le Fais Do Do, 8 p.m. Read our interview.

Puddles Pity Party trills his dulcid tones in full carnival gear @ Center Stage, 7:30 p.m.

9 to 5: The Musical. The songs of Dolly Parton bring the movie she starred in to life @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday matinee too.

DJ Ana Paula. Come in out of the weather and into the dancing heat @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Dance Party. Dancing queens on the scene @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

Gurlfrandz 4th Anniversary Show. The left-of-center queens of East Atlanta Village put it all out there then roll around in it @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club hosts its monthly shebang @ 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. This week, "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7 contestant Kennedy Davenport joins the cast of "Fever" and hosts a Meet & Greet after the show.

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.

Matinee All Nighter. The final of four stops for this Sin City pre-party tour keeps pumping beats to sunrise, this time with DJ Billy Lace @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

DJ Paulo All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, April 2

Atlanta Film Festival (bottom photo). The gay-inclusive slate of films continues @ Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages, all day. It’s super gay, and no, the gay-owned Plaza isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

9 to 5: The Musical. The songs of Dolly Parton bring the movie she starred in to life @ OnStage Atlanta, 2 p.m.

Festival on Ponce. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces brings its latest celebration of arts, music, food and fun @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day.

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 @ Cowtippers, 4 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.

SFQP Organizing Potluck. Pass your plate and eat up while you help plan this year’s Southern Fried Queer Pride @ 606 Moreland, 2 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.