The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Getting to the weekend took it out of you. Let the Queer Agenda of LGBTQ weekend to-dos put it back in. We’ve got you covered from annual specials to monthly mixes and weekly soirees.

Friday, May 11

Thriving Children. Coco Peru (top photo) hosts this annual gay fashion show, silent auction and gala dinner benefitting Lost N FoundYouth @ Atlanta History Center, 6:30 p.m.

GaylaxiCon/OutlantaCon. The local LGBTQ sci-fi/fantasy and gaming group hosts the national convention this year @ Renaissance Atlanta Airport, all weekend. Tonight includes the Gaylactic Empire Couture Show with Atlanta Sisters at the helm. Get the whole scoop in Q magazine.

Sordid Lives. Del Shores’ classic gay play gets an African-American twist @ Out Front Theatre, through May 20. Read the Q interviews.

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 continue their run at Atlanta’s newest gay bar @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and pretty queens @ Ten, 10 p.m.

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

DJ Tracy Levine gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 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 Night. 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, May 12

DILF: Black & Blue. Fetish daddies and their boys mark this edition of the dance party series with music by the Perry Twins (middle photo) in their debut @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

GaylaxiCon/OutlantaCon. The local LGBTQ sci-fi/fantasy and gaming group hosts the national convention this year @ Renaissance Atlanta Airport, all weekend. Get the whole scoop in Q magazine.

Rainbow Trout Margarita Bust. Atlanta’s queer swimming and diving teams down frozen greenies @ Ten, 2 p.m.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby. The gay squad takes on Charleston @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 2 p.m.

MELT. Get an eyeful of this local queer photo exhibit with works by artists including Savana Ogburn (photo) @ Facet Gallery, 7 p.m

Grrls Night Out. Female comics do it for laughs in a Mother’s Day edition of their show @ Highland Inn & Ballroom, 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. 

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

ICON: Beyonce + Destiny's Chiild. The music and the looks are all about Queen Bey and Destiny’s Child @ Deep End, 10 p.m. Performances include this week’s Q cover queer John James.

Ass Out 80s Night kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Tonight’s also the Mr. Eagle IML Sendoff with shots, raffles and buzzcuts.

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

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.

 

Sunday, May 13

Atlanta United Watch Party (bottom photo). The LGBTQ pro soccer fans of the home team watch an away game against Orlando @ Woofs, 5:30 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.

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.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. It's Sunday Funday Tea Dance with special guest DJ Sean Michael continues the weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks, 3 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. Soon, they’re headed across the parking lot back to Old Burkhart’s, new Midtown Moon.

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.