The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and you’re gonna love it. The long weekend maximizes the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ Atlanta events. Parties, plays, performances and our people everywhere you look.

Friday, March 30

PasQUEERa. This “QueerdX and LatinX dance party” is the first of several Easter Weekend events at multiple venues from Deep South doyenne Vicki Powell (top photo). Get started with DJs Brian Rojas and Esme @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Trans Day of Visibility Event. The international day of celebration and commemoration takes place a day early for the folks of Trans Action Georgia and Georgia Equality @ Rush Center, 1 p.m. Before that, Spark’s Trans Week continues with Queering Reproductive Justice @ Langdale Hall, 11 a.m. Meet six trans Atlantans in our TDOV Q photo spread.

AGMC: Midnight Train to Georgia. The spring concert from Atlanta Gay Men’s chorus features songs close to home @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Plus two shows Saturday.

Gays For Plays: The Little Mermaid. Theater queens gather for the show @ Serenbe Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Film Festival. You can’t have weeks of queer-inclusive programming without a kickoff party @ Rialto Center for the Arts, 8 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.

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

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

Cruise Control. DJ Mr. Richard gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 31

International Trans Day of Visibility (middle photo). A week of Atlanta commemorations from Solutions Not Punishment Coalition culminates in this roundtable summit. Free-of-charge registration is required for entry. Six transgender Atlantans cover Q magazine this week.

Atlanta Field Day. Action Cycling Atlanta, which rides across North Georgia against AIDS in May, benefits from this annual day of schoolyard games for grownups @ Emory Recreation Field, 10 a.m.

Remembering Sean Lanoue. The husband and boyfriend of this popular gay Atlantan remember him as he would have wanted, with a party @ Zocalo, 2 p.m.

Atlanta Bucks vs. Gwinnett Lions. The gay rugby squad hits the pitch for its final home match of the matrix season @ Boulevard Crossing, 2 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Time. Miss Terracotta Sugarbaker takes on a springtime theme for her latest children’s books reading hour for kids and adults alike @ Ponce Library, 3 p.m.

AGMC: Midnight Train to Georgia. The spring concert from Atlanta Gay Men’s chorus features songs close to home @ Out Front Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 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.

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. 

Served In Silence. Meet the author at this book launch for local gay military vet Mark David Gibson @ Fox Theatre, 7 p.m.

Final Four. Basketball that heated up all month catches fire @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

Atlanta United Viewing Party. It’s an away game in Minnesota, but the gays of Atlanta’s All Stripes are cheering the pro soccer home team @ My Sister’s Room, 7:30 p.m.

Queer Prom. Anybody who wants one gets a re-do of this right of passage with Alliance For Sexual and Gender Diversity. Dress up for performances and live music @ Mammal Gallery, 9 p.m.

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

Honcho. The second Deep South Easter Weekend dance party features George d'Adhemar, Aaron Clark and Clark Price with an opening set by Vicki Powell @ Music Room, 10 p.m. Guests get password to XXXAfter Hours with Rose Dommu and Robert Ansley, 3 a.m.

Harness Party. DJ Mike Pope wants to see your gear @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Nerds & Jocks. Southeast Black & Blue kicks Saturday into high gear with a theme party @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Queeriety. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is the theme for all the queer improvisation, sketches, stand-up comedy, puppetry, and drag performances you can handle @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 1

Easter Drag Races (bottom photo). The Armorettes host the event that put Atlanta's gay Easter on the map @ Oscar’s Parking Lot, 2 p.m.

Sunday Funday: Easter Edition. The cast of Fantasy Girls hosts this day of bonnets and boys @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Heifer Review Anniversary. It’s another trip around the sun for this steak lunch drag show, plus it’s Easter so dress up for prizes @ Cowtippers, 1 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service with DJ Vicki Powell. The grand finale of Deep South’s Weekend is also the kickoff to a season of Church patio parties. DJs Mark Louque, Mouthfeel and Powell herself beat down @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 7 p.m. Look for an as-yet-announced afterhours, too.

ABCD Show. The collaborative A Burlesque Comedy Drag Show returns with performances @ Laughing Skull, 8 p.m.

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.

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.

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.