Best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Another busy weekend of LGBT events means spring has officially sprung. Get ready to claim your piece of queer Atlanta’s overflowing offerings of parties, plays and people watching.

Friday, March 16

Sugarboyz. Performance art and dance party with creative queers including De'Andre D. Smith, Montre and LaRico (top photo) @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

“Love, Simon.” The Atlanta-shot, Atlanta-inspired gay coming of age story hits theaters. Read how the real Atlanta compares and the future of Gay Y.A. in this week's Q magazine.

“Buyer and Cellar.” 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 Q magazine.

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

“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.

Improv Battle. The Queeriety troupe takes on two other contenders in the ongoing Atlanta Comedy Festival event @ Village Theatre, 10 p.m. To catch the troupe in action earlier in the evening, hit the Superconductor show @ Highwire Comedy Co., 8 p.m.

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

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

Uncut Friday. The return of LGBT Latin Night with gogo boys, drag queens and dancing, 18 to party, 21 to drink @ Club Rush, 10 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 17

NFFLA Margarita Bust (middle photo). After a morning of pre-season games at Franklin Gateway Sports Complex in Marietta, the gay flag football jocks drink bottomless @ Zocalo, 4 p.m. They’re fun like that. Pretty much all the damn time.

Queer Yoga. Comes stretch in a distinctly queer safe space and get centered @ Indigo Yoga, 9 a.m.

Respect the Brunch. The semi-regular event that raises money for worthy LGBT-based nonprofits does so for Joining Hearts @ Zocalo, 12 noon.

Patty-O Party. Hotlanta Softball League’s Atlanta Talons team hosts its annual bottomless green beer fandango @ Frogs Cantina, 3 p.m.

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,” 3:30 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.

Hotlanta Squares. Do the do-si-do with Atlanta’s LGBTQ group, and wear your green @ City of Light, 7:30 p.m.

Above & Beyond. Here this super queer-popular band on the Atlanta leg of their Common Ground tour @ Coca-Cola Roxy, 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Swank. Lesbian promoter Anna from Bellissima bathes women in green @ Henry’s, 9 p.m. 

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

Furball. DJ Alex Acosta brings all the bears and otters together to dance with Vicki Powell as his opener @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Irish In You. Got any? Come and get it with sports on every [email protected] Woofs, all day starting at 1 p.m. Atlanta United game screens live, 7 p.m.

Shamjocks. Atlanta 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, March 18

Bubbles & Biscuits (bottom photo). The Victory Fund, which helps train and elect LGBTQ officials, hosts with Victory Fund president, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker @ Wimbish House, 12:30 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day Take 2. Rained out last week, the pitchers and catchers of the gay league gather to play @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Extra Innings Beer Bust follows rain or shine @ Cowtippers, 4 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, 12 noon.

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

Heifer Review. They’re baaa-aaack! Camp drag with a side of steak and potato on the patio @ Cowtippers, 1 p.m.

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.

Margarita Bust. They’re pouring them without end to benefit Joining Hearts @ Hideaway, 3 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.

#MenToo starts a dialogue for black gay and bisexual men who have faced sexual misconduct @ Rush Center, 5 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.