The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

What was likely your first five-day workweek in a month comes with no shortage of ways to help you leave it behind. The world is your LGBTQ event oyster in the Queer Agenda calendar this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 11

Last Men Standing (top photo). Out on Film, Living Room and Out Front partner to screen the highly lauded documentary about eight Bay Area men who had the remarkable luck of surviving AIDS, and the brutal misfortune to live on @ Out Front Theatre, 6 p.m. 

Mix & Mingle. Networking with the LGBTQ professionals of Metro Atlanta Area Professionals @ Ten, 6 p.m. 

Contemplative. A new group show with a thoughtful theme opens with a reception in the gay-owned galleries @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The classic tale of a down-on-her-luck but resilient transgender rock singer debuts @ Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 2.  Read the Q interview with the native queer Atlantan in the role.

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.

DJ Tracey Levine 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 and drag eleganza fabulosity to start the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 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. 12

Glamorous. Sexy international DJ Aron (middle photo) returns to Atlanta with an opening set by DJ Neon the Glowgobear @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Mission Motif Expansion. The gay-owned furniture store hosts a grand opening reception with deals in the giant new Miami Circle showroom @ Mission Motif, 2 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.

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. 

Ho Sho 5 ½. Don’t even ask how they came up with that half, just enjoy the “Stripped” theme of this hilariously raunchy, live-singing charity drag show @ Heretic, 7 p.m.

Della’s Diner. For one night only, a "Who's Who" of Della's Diner alumni perform a special live concert version of Atlanta's longest running [email protected] Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m.

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

DJ Rob Moore. Saturdays are always a little naughty @ Atlanta Eagle, 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.

Xion Afterhours. Ana Paula moves you ‘til sunrise after the Glamorous party across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

Revival (bottom photo). This gospel variety show benefits Rainbow House Coalition on the second Sunday of each month while you eat from a smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon. Doors at 2 p.m., show at 3 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.

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 Brunch Theatre. 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.

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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