The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Are you tired and listless? Workweek got you down? Too pooped to pop? You don’t need Vitavitavegemin. Check the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ events this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Jan. 25

Cher (top photo). The original reinvention queen hits town on her “Here We Go Again” tour @ Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, 8 p.m.

Clue House. Closing Weekend. An iconic Atlanta mansion transforms into the Clueset with a full cast of characters so you can play Murder Mystery @ Atlanta Historical Society Swan House, 8 p.m. Saturday too.  

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.

Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no cover @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Cruise Conrol. DJ Mister Richard 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. 26

Winter Beef Ball (middle photo). The fourth annual Bearracuda winter party features DJ Ryan Jones @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Rugby 101. Atlanta Bucks train all comers for the upcoming spring season. No experience required @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 12:30 p.m.

Advocacy Training. Learn to lobby state lawmakers on LGBTQ issues during this session with Georgia Equality @ Rush Center, 1 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 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. 

Sweet Baby Cheeses. Comedy and Grilled Cheese together at last with your host, queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m. Stick around and don't miss Comedy Clapback, his hilarious new intersectionality concept show where comedians tell jokes about groups that they are not a part of, and a panel representing that groupsits in judgment, 10 p.m.

Trinity ‘The Tuck’ Taylor. The RuPaul’s Drag Race queen and current-season All Star joins the cast of Fantasy Girls @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Panther L/L Date Auction. Your leather-Levi fantasy date is just a few bids away, benefiting Positive Impact Health Centers @ Atlanta Eagle,10 p.m. 

Atlanta Disco Society. Throw all the way back with DJ Kimber and all her gays and gals @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.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. 27

New Year, New Me (bottom photo).Glitter Goddess Productions puts on this eye-popping queer female burlesque show @ Red Light Café, 5 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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the football games and other sporting events on screen, 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. Stick around. 

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.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Super Bowl Inclusion Panel & Party.  Out former Falcon Esera Tuaolo hosts these two official NFL Super Bowl Week events for LGBTQ and diversity awareness with queer and allied luminaries from the sports and entertainment worlds. Q sponsors both. Panel is free to attend @ Civil for Center and Human Rights, 4 p.m. Party tickets fight bullying in Georgia @ Buckhead Theatre, 7 p.m.

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

 

 

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