The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Don’t let rain wash out your hopes for an amazing LGBTQ weekend. The Queer Agenda has the scoop on queens united, partiers unchained, a fab annual benefit, and everything in between.

Friday, Feb. 16

Queens United Benefit (top photo). Performers that left Burkhart’s join in performance solidarity help pay their bills and for the greater good, with special guests Kat Graham and Jason Dottley @ Park Tavern, 8:30 p.m. Here are their lofty goals and dramatic back story.

Lost N Found Beer Bust. It’s a birthday for Toby and Phil, and a chance to do a bottomless brew benefit for you @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

Angels in America. Closing Weekend. The classic play in two parts runs in repertory to tear your heart out with the past informing the present @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Read our interview with the lead in Q magazine.

The Mystery of Love & Sex. Closing Weekend. Deep in the American South, Charlotte is Jewish, Jonny is Christian. He’s black, she’s white. Both question their sexuality. It’s complicated @ Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Read our preview in Q magazine.

Pump. The weekly man-on-man dance party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Flashback with DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and a pretty new drag show hosted by Brookses Destiny and Shavonna B. @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 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. 17

Horse Meat Disco. DJ Vicki Powell (middle photo) and Deep South bring this London dance party and clothes-checked queer space to town with myriad hosts, DJs and performers @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Read our preview in Q magazine.

Thrive Policy Brunch. Experts discuss how to engage and advocate for people with HIV @ Hudson Grill Midtown, 12:30 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.

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

DJ Rob Moore and Bucks Bar Night kick Saturday into high gear @ 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. 18

Love on the Rocks (bottom photo). Joining Hearts kicks off its fundraising year with this cocktail celebration of couples, singles and non-Valentine valentines @ Wimbish House, 5 p.m.

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.

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. They are crushing the new venue.

Vicki Powell photo by Nark courtesy Powell.