Best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Rarely is Atlanta’s Queer Agenda events calendar quite as packed as this weekend’s lineup of LGBT sports, shows, soirees and specials. Keep scrolling to weigh a veritable myriad of options.

Friday, March 9

“Buyer and Cellar” (top photo). One man plays the gay man living in Barbra Streisand’s basement and the star herself with hilarity and heart @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 22. Read our preview in this week’s Q magazine.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. The LGBTQ businesspeople of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals network over cocktails @ Ten, 6 p.m.

Sarah McBride. The trans activist and author of “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality” @ Center for Civil and Human Rights, 7 p.m.

Women’s Disco Night. DJ Yvonne Monet spins and Lisa Van Osch performs for the Women’s Outdoor Network to benefit Lost N Found Youth @ Avondale Towne Cinema, 7 p.m.

Blame It On Bianca. The insults, the laughs, the beauty! The RPDR winner takes over @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m. Read her best one liners in this week’s Q magazine.

“The Harvey Milk Show.” A 30th anniversary concert featuring more than a dozen popular local performers @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Second performance on March 10.

Mamma Mia! The characters you love and the ABBA songs you’ll never forget @ Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through April 22.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show. All you need to know is in the name @ Georgia Freight Depot, 8 p.m.

“Perfect Arrangement.” Topher Payne’s play about a gay male and a lesbian couple in the 50s hiding in plain sight as two straight couples takes its bow @ Theatrical Outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through March 18.

Friday Night Lights. Sports on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Grindhouse & Techno Pop. This queer-led jam is going to move you with Ash Lauryn, Tracy Levine, JSport and Vivid @ Wildpitch Underground, 10 p.m.

DJ Mister Richard gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Baddest Bitch: Donna Summer. The party that celebrates queer icons is all about the Queen of Disco this time @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

National Gay Basketball Championship Welcome Party. Players and fans here for the Coady Roundball Classic meet and greet @ Truth Lounge, 11 p.m.

Uncut Friday. Alissah Brooks works the crowd with Latino go-go boys on Latin Night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m.

Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and a pretty new drag show @ Ten, 10 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, March 10

Honey Dijon (middle photo). Vicki Powell’s Deep South party crew presents another music event you won’t forget with this trans performer and DJ @ Music Room, 10 p.m.

#90sDaydrunk. 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.

Coady Roundball Classic. The National Gay Basketball Association takes over the weekend with its National Championships by day @ Suwannee Sports Academy, Suwanee, every hour on the hour, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday games too.

NFFLA Bowling Night. Friends, fans and palyers of National Flag Football League of Atlanta knock down some pins @ Comet Pub & Lanes, 6 p.m.

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. The monthly camp drag benefit show @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Rise. DJ Paulo is going to burn down the dancing queens, pick them back up, and make them beg for more @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DILF Night. Daddies and their admirers in Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 10 p.m.

Fort Troff Maneuvers. Gear and surprises from the adult company in Midtown’s gay sex club @ Manifest4U, 10 p.m.

DJ Moose 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, March 11

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day. The pitchers and catchers of the gay league gather to play @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Extra Innings Margarita Bust, rain or shine @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.

Sarge's Retirement Party. The founder and force behind the Decatur Women's Sports League is retiring from her work with the league. Come wish her good luck on her new adventures @ Phillip Rush Cetner, 7 p.m.

Coady Roundball Classic. The National Gay Basketball Association takes over the weekend with its National Championships by day @ Suwannee Sports Academy, Suwanee, every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Don’t miss the Closing Party @ O’Kami, 10 p.m.

Revival. Do you miss the brunch, drag, and t-dance Sundays of years gone by? You'll love weekly bottomless mimosas, queens and a DJ @ Whisky Mistress, Buckhead, 12 noon.

Atlanta United Gay Tailgate. The LGBTQ fans of the local pro soccer team known as All Stripes gather before the game @ Mercedes Benz Stadium “Lot A The Gulch,” 11 a.m.

March Madness. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch Theatre 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.

Bottomless Drag Brunch. Never-ending mimosas or margaritas or cocktail specials with yummy tacos and fun queens @ Cactus House, 1:30 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.

Then & Now. Discuss what’s been done, learn from it, and dream of the future of Atlanta lesbian and queer women’s spaces @ Charis, 6 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.

New Faces. The monthly show for rising talent @ Friends on Ponce, 9 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.