The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

LGBTQ Atlanta throws open its arms and welcomes you to a weekend of gay events that help wash away that dreary workweek. Embrace the get up, get out and do something of it all in our Queer Agenda calendar.

Friday, March 23

Spectra Queer Art Showcase. The first exhibit of its kind features works by six local talents, including new work by Jon Dean (top photo) @ Revelator Coffee, 8 p.m. Preview the art in Q magazine.

Team Woof. Help this Field Day team raise benefit funds with Jell-O shots, raffles and more @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

A Night in the Cosmos. The annual Agness Scott drag show, this year featuring Molly Rimswell, JayBella Banks, Mystery Meat, Dotte Com and Taylor Alxndr, 7 p.m.

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

Party for Princess. Beloved performer Princess Charles Kollock needs major medical funding, and this dance party is here to help @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

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

Cruise Control with DJ Mr. Richard gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Bitch, Please. 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.

 

Saturday, March 24

Flag Football (middle photo). The season of games officially begins for the gridiron gays of National Flag Football League of Atlanta @ Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, Marietta, 9 a.m. Post Game Fun @ Bulldogs, 4 p.m. Though they are probably still recovering from all this

Rainbros Hike. The gay social network gathers, walks and climbs @ Amicocola Falls, 11 a.m.

Dine Out for Pride. A portion of your bill goes to Atlanta Pride when you gobble the goodies @ Agave, 5 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.

HSL Margarita Bust. Join the gay Wet Demons softball team for bottomless greenies @ Ten, 2 p.m.

Lisa Lampanelli. The singularly hilarious comic with the big gay following hits the stage @ Center Stage, 7 p.m.

K.Flay. The singer will slay on her "Everywhere is Somewhere" tour with Yungblud opening @ Variety Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.

"Let the Games Begin." The latest concert from the LGBTQ instrumentalists of Atlanta Freedom Bands plays @ Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 8 p.m.

Backroom Burlesque. The monthly Armorettes Saturday show benefits Joining Hearts @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Neon Neverland. Everything glows, including your get-up under black lights and the underwear and paint on the go-go boys @ BJ Roosters, 9p.m.

Michelle Malone. The local lesbian legend releases her latest CD of blues rock awesomeness @ Eddie’s Attic, 9:30 p.m.

DJ Dani Toro. The sexy spin master returns from Barcelona to the scene of his last ATL slaying to move the boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Sweet Tea Variety Show. Self identified queers of color throw a hell of a party and show @ Mammal Gallery, 10 p.m.

Savor. Impulse Group Atlanta celebrates its 5th anniversary advocating for gay and bi men of color with this shindig @ 1710Defoor Ave. NW, 10 p.m.

Twisted with London DJ Paul Coals kicks 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 25

Field Day Margarita Bust (bottom photo). Get ready for next week’s annual day of playground games with bottomless margs, silent auction, raffle and more @ Ten Atlanta, 2 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League. The pitchers and catchers of the gay league gather to play @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Extra Innings Beer Bust follows @ Woofs, 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 @ Whiskey Mistress, Buckhead, 12 noon.

Sporty Sunday Funday. 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.

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.

Front Runners Social. The LGBTQ running group chills together over beers @ New Realm Brewing, 2p.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.

Spankful Sunday. Bum slappin’ in the gay male sex club @ Manifest4U, 4 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.

Nerdlanta Live. Video games, Nerd Trivia, new TV and film trailers in the gay-owned environs @ Joystick Gamebar, 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.