The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

It’s hard out there for a queer during the workweek. Can we get an amen? Now collect your LGBTQ weekend rewards during the shows, soirees and seminars on Atlanta’s Queer Agenda calendar.

Friday, Feb. 23

"Perfect Arrangement" (top photo). Topher Payne’s play about a gay male and a lesbian couple in the 1950s hiding in plain sight as two straight couples takes its bow @ Theatrical Outfit, 8 p.m. Runs through March 18.

“A Fantastic Woman.” This Oscar-nominated foreign-language film starring trans actress Daniela Vega is an emotional ride of love, loss and discrimination @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

Fourth Friday. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts their monthly happy hour and networking event @ Twisted Soul Cookhouse, 5:30 p.m.

Exquisite Gender. This all Atlanta, all-trans five piece rock band makes its debut @ OutFront Theatre, 8 p.m. Read our Q interview.

SweetBabyCheeses. Queer comic and Q columnist Ian Aber hosts this slate of hilarious comedians backed by a grilled cheese buffet @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m. Aber’s super funny when he’s not ripping queer Atlanta racism a new one.

Chastity Brown. This lesbian artist’s powerful soul-folk-R&B voice will hook you for life on this tour stop behind her “Silhouette of Sirens” release. She opens for queer poet-spoken word performer Andrea Gibson @ Terminal West, 7 p.m.

Cocktail Time and games on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

WussyBopz. Electroclash, Acid House, Disco Bloodbath 2000 @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Angel gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and a pretty new drag show @ Ten, 10 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.

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

ManShaft: Lumberjack Edition (middle photo). You are a go for flannels, union suits and ski caps with DJ Diablo Rojo @ Heretic, 10 p.m. See what else in our Q preview in this week's print edition. 

Happy Couples Workshop. Getting the LGBTQ love you want with therapist Cynthia Cosson, LPC @ Perimeter & I-85, 10 a.m.

Beyonce Queer Yoga. Let the music of this iconic artist help move your body in this safe space @ Indigo Yoga, 9 a.m. and 12 noon.

LGBTQ+ GSA Summit. Students, parents, teachers and faculty are all invited to this 8th annual day of workshops and networking plus fun activities wrapping with a talent show @ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, all day

New Player Meet & Greet. The gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta plays some ball and meets some dudes @ Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 12 noon. Party after @ Felix’s, 4 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Beer Bust & Coaches Meeting. Warming up for the season of softball and drinking means bottomless brew @ Hideaway, 4 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 scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Out Loud with Misti Shores. “Family Feud” with a drag-hosted twist @ Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love in a new home @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Queeriety. What do you get when you mix variety shows like “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Muppet Show,” and “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour” then make it super, extra, double queer? This @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m. Read the Q interview with this unique troupe.

Candybox Revue. Sexy Saturday Burlesque kicks into overdrive with these talented female entertainers @ My Sister's Room, 10 p.m.

Leather & Lace. Leathermen performers and drag queens take the stage to benefit Lost N Found Youth @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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, Feb. 25

Armory Reunion (bottom photo). Party like it’s 1999 @ Amsterdam, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

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.

Rush Center Open House. 10 years flew by but saw so much. Celebrate a decade of Atlanta’s LGBTQ center @ Rush Center, 3 p.m.

Chili Cookoff. The crockpots are on, the contestants are serious, and you eat the results @ Friends, 4 p.m.

Disney Villains Sing-A-Long. You picked your side long ago. Now sing it out loud. Adults-only @ The Vista Room, 6 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.

Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows, now in a new home bar @ Oscar's, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.