The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Whether it’s the return of a nightlife favorite or day drinking for equality, whether it’s mixing and mingling or becoming a dad, and whether it’s a show or a dance party, we have events to fill your weekend with LGBTQuteness.

Friday, Feb. 8

The Other Show Returns (top photo).They’re ba-aaack! Edie Cheezburger and her cast return to the weekly drag scene in their new home @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. And you thought it was their Last Christmas.

Hanna Thomas. The lesbian songstress throws her own birthday bash with full band accompaniment @ Eddie’s Attic, 9:30 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday. Forget the title. It’s first Friday, and this stalwart lesbian social club is happy hour-ing @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. The LGBTQ business heads of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals come together to network @ Ten, 6 p.m.

 

My Own Secret Bubble. Three young people, including one queer character, are fed up with the problems of this Earth and want to emigrate — to another planet @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday performances, too.

The Beat Goes On. A 1960s musical revue helps run the queer-inclusive programs of the queer-inclusive congregation @ Saint Mark UMC, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The classic tale of a down-on-her-luck but resilient transgender rock singer continues with its second lead actor @ Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre, 8 p.m. 

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.

Dance Beats & Leather Gear kick every 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, Feb. 9

HRC Beach Bowl (middle photo). HRC Atlanta’s annual bowling for equality knocks down pins @ Midtown Bowl, 12 noon.

Becoming a Dad. LGBTQ+ family building through IVF and surrogacy is on the agenda of this workshop with experts from Gay Parents To Be and Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation @ Renaissance Atlanta Midtown, 8:30 a.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. 

The Beat Goes On. A 1960s musical revue helps run the queer-inclusive programs of the queer-inclusive congregation @ Saint Mark UMC, 8 p.m. 

Gays For Plays. Theater queens gather before and after a show, this time for Next to Normal@ The Windmill, East Point, 7:45 p.m.

My Own Secret Bubble. Three young people, including one queer character, are fed up with the problems of this Earth and want to emigrate — to another planet @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Sunday performance, too.

City Winery Cabaret. Queer femme burlesque hosted by Sapphire Jones with Candi Lecoeur, Desta del Carmen, Freya West, Lola LeSoleil, Sophie du Maland Gigi L. Femmeberg @ City Winery, 8 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m. Hang tight. It’s Mardi Gras all night with DJ Timothy Woodruff, 11 p.m.

HeartBtz with RPDR's Aja. The RuGirl headlines the Wussy’s annual V-Day party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Fetish Frenzy. There’s always something a little naughty and a lot good going @ Atlanta Eagle,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, Feb. 10

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 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 @ 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.

Broken Hearts Sip & Strip. It’s queer femme burlesque in honor of Valentine Singles Awareness Week @ Red Light Café, 1:30 p.m.

Naughty Cupid & Beer. Beer bust with the More To Love charity boys @ Woofs, 2 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Open House. New player recruitment and some dusting off of the cobwebs @ D-Bat Perimeter, 2 p.m

Every Voice Matters. Advocacy training hosted by JumpSpark ATL and Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN) @ Congregation Bet Haverim, 2 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st 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.

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