The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Now that the weather agrees with the calendar, celebrations of spring can officially commence. LGBTQ Atlanta events bring it, from community unity to Bacchanalian debaucheries and beyond.

Friday, April 27

Sprung! with Miz Cracker (top photo). The current-season "Drag Race" queen headlines this baccanailian celebration of spring with the Wussy crowd @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Fourth Friday. Network with the LGBTQ pros of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ Westin Perimeter North, 5:30 p.m.

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Three days of laughs through Saturday with some 60 comics @ multiple venues. Meet the fest’s fab five queer comics in this issue of Q.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bam. The documentary 80s kids have been waiting for @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

Magic. The latest art exhibit from this gay-owned gallery opens with a reception @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

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

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger and her kooky queens kick off a new era in Atlanta’s newest gay bar @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

DJ Mister Richard 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 queens in a 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.

Pink Party. Get your LGBTQ 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, April 28

Change of Seasons (middle photo). With a nod to the zeitgeist of ‘This Is Me,’ Joining Hearts says a final farewell to winter with DJ Eddie Martinez @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Flag Football. The gridiron gays of National Flag Football League of Atlanta hit the fields @ Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, Marietta, 9 a.m. Post-Games Lunch @ Las Margaritas, 1:30 p.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match against New York City @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 9 a.m.

State of the South. The LGBT Institute at Center for Civil & Human Rights hosts this symposium on where we stand @ CCHR, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes. Neighborhood party, and everyone’s invited. Limited parking so take MARTA when possible @ Euclid Ave. at Elizabeth St., all day. Sunday too.

Atlanta Bucks Recruitment. The gay rugby squad holds open tryouts and a practice @ 830 Willoughby Way, 12 noon.

#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.

Jock Auction. Hotlanta Softball League’s Chargers team host this date auction to drum up funds @ Oscars, 5 p.m.

Gay Singles Mixer welcomes the bachelors to Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 6 p.m.

Hotlanta Squares. The LGBTQ square dancers do their “April Allemande” @ City of Light, 7 p.m.

Good Witches Bad Bitches Ball. It’s a Harry Potter theme to raise funds for Lost N Found Youth @ Atlanta Eagle, 8 p.m. It’s also Panther L/L Bar Night.

Haim. This harmonic trio is too cool for you to ignore @ the Roxy, 8 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. 

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Three days of laughs through Saturday with some 60 comics @ multiple venues. Meet the fest’s fab five queer comics in this issue of Q.

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

LEWK with Lucy Stoole. Genderfuckery is an art form when this week’s Q cover model takes over @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m. Read our interview in this issue. Read our cover story interview in Q magazine.

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

Queeriety. The LGBTQ variety show of improv, sketch comedy, puppetry, drag and more does Spring Fling @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m. Here’s what’s up with them.

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

DJ Dan DeLeon Afterhours. The circuit legend pumps the beats til sunrise @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, April 29

Sunday Deck Party. The renovations are looking great, and DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Mike Pope are here to celebrate Atlanta’s new gay pub @ Midtown Tavern, 3 p.m. Sit. Stay. It’s the Sunday Sabbath Show. The queens are in the house, 8 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 @ Atlanta Eagle, 4 p.m.

Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes. Neighborhood party, and everyone’s invited. Limited parking so take MARTA when possible @ Euclid Ave. at Elizabeth St., all day. 

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.

Spring Sunday Tea Dance. DJ Kraax reigns over a special edition of DJs, dudes and drinks @ Ten, 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.

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.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.