The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Just because the holidays have passed doesn’t mean the LGBTQ commitment to Atlanta’s queer events wanes. To the contrary, you’ll be hard pressed not to party on with this weekend’s Queer Agenda options.

Friday, Jan. 4

Deep South (top photo). DJ Vicki Powell’s party crew lays down monthly jams, this time with an opening set by Brian Rojas @ MidCity Café, 10 p.m. 

Flannel Friday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pump. Booze, beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

DJ Ron Pullman kicks the weekend into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday with Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget 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.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week, 8 p.m. and drag eleganza fabulosity with Shavonna B. Brooks and Raquel Lord to kick off the weekend, 11 p.m. There's also a movie on the patio bar @ Midtown Moon, 7 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m

 

Saturday, Jan. 5

DILF: Black & Blue (middle photo). The first non-holiday party of the year is a “Be Bad Party” @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

#Daydrunk: Jukebox Joint. 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.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain 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. 

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Queer Femme Burlesque. What do you get when you mix the return of Femme Mafia Atlanta, the performers of Candybox Revue and DJ Kelly Romo? It’s 2019 vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Bears & Leather & Jocks Oh My. Saturdays are always a little naughty @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Heyday. Nonsense ATL’s 1980s dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

Midtown Rouge (bottom photo). 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.

Franklin Abbott: Happiness. Join this queer poet and therapist for some perspective on your new year @ First E Congregation, 11 a.m.

Gospel Brunch. Singing queens while you eat from a smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

NFL Sunday Funday. All the football games and other competitions on the screens, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag BrunchTheatre. 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.

AGMC Spring Auditions. Sing to become part of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus by appointment @ Saint Mark UMC, 1 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more.

 

 

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