Best queer things to do in Atlanta on Easter Weekend

It's Easter. It's Bear Pride. It's a lot. Don't be overwhelmed though. the Queer Agenda calendar has your back with details on both, plus several dozen other options for the long weekend.

Friday, April 19

Atlanta Bear Pride (top photo). Three nights, 10 events, five venues. Come get you some at Woofs Warmup Party, 7 p.m., Bear Invasion Bear Pride Kickoff @ Heretic, 10 p.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, midnight. Check the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.

Miss Felix’s Pageant. A crown to snatch @ Felix’s, 6p.m.

Social Fridays. The rebranded Belong, formerly Rainbros, grabs a meal @ Roxx, 7 p.m. 

TRANScending Barriers. Celebrate the 2ndAnniversary of this local resource group @ Midtown Bowl, 6:30 p.m.

I Love To Eat. Legendary gay food personality James Beard, a gay director and gay lead make for a great one-man show @ Theatrical Outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through May 5. 

Falsettos. A new kind of family emerges when a man leaves his wife for a guy in this musical, and a cast of characters including a lesbian couple become part of the thoroughly modern mix @ Actor’s Express. Runs through April 28.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

PasQUEERa. Deep South kicks off a full weekend of events with DJs Brian Rojas and Esme @ Mary’s, 10 p.m. It’s one of several SHEaster Revival Weekend events from Deep South.

Nonsense Dance Party & Egg Hunt. Everybody’s favorite straight-inclusive party takes on the holiday weekend with pop, disco, and house @ The Basement, 11 p.m. Easter themes are hoppin’ and poppin’ across the LGBTQ-ATL all weekend.

Stanley’s Flashback kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Backroom Queeriety. The comedy show decidedly for adults and especially for queers plays for laughs @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 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.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week and drag eleganza fabulosity to start the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 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, April 20

Honcho (middle photo). Deep South’s keystone weekend event. Clark Price from Pittsburgh’s Hot Mass headlines @ The Music Room, 10 p.m. Keep your ears open during the event for the Deep South Afters details with DJs Harry Cross and Ash Lauryn, 3 a.m. It’s one of several SHEaster Revival Weekend events from Deep South.

NFFLA Flag Football. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta continue their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Then you better be ready for the Bring It To The Runway Ball & Overtime Margarita Bust @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.

Outworlders Spring Picnic. The local LGBTQ sci-fi, fantasy and gaming group easts outside @ McKoy Park, 11 a.m. 

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces hosts artists, musicians and vendors @ 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, all day and Sunday too.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 12 noon. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 4 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.

Atlanta Bear Pride continues. Come get you some during the Ready 4 Hope Bear B Q @ Heretic, 3 p.m., keystone event Bearracuda @ Heretic, 10 p.m., Xion Afterhours Party @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, midnight. Get the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown.T he self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain 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. 

Easter Swank. The Easter weekend edition of this lesbian cocktail blowout @ Henry’s, 9 p.m. Easter themes are hoppin’ and poppin’ across the LGBTQ-ATL all weekend.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. 

The Neon Queen. Alternative ABBA tribute masters @ Venkman's, 9:30 p.m.

Prince Purple Party. You wear the color, and VJ Anthony plays the Purple One’s hits all night long @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

Battle of the Divas. DJ Fernando kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Glow Rave: 420 Munchies Edition. Kassy Nova hosts the women who love women who love to party under blacklight @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

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

Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.m.

 

Sunday, April 21

Big Gay Easter (bottom photo). The holiday’s always been gay af, but it hasn’t always included so many options. Read our preview of the Atlanta's best queer Easter things to do.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces hosts artists, musicians and vendors @ 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, all day.

Armorettes Easter Drag Races continues the decades-long tradition of carnival games outside @ Midtown Moon, 2 p.m.

X-Rated Heifer Review ft. Charlie Brown. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with an extra special guest @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Easter Sunday Funday calls for bonnets and boys showing out at Ten Atlanta, 2 p.m.

Big Basket Ball invites you to “go at it like rabbits” with Easter brunch through 3 p.m., pus DJ beats, electric lemonade and free entry with bonnet at Bulldogs. 

Sugar with DJ Russ Richreturns with dancing queens and circuit queers for the second year at Loco Luna, 4 p.m. 

Easter Sunday Service. DJ Vicki Powell’s monthly soiree for the cool kids gets SHEaster-ized atSister Lousia’s Church, 6 p.m. It’s just one of several Deep South SHEaster Weekend events.

Atlanta Bear Pride wraps with the Bear Pride Sunday Funday T Dance @ Blake’s, 4 p.m., Underwear Closing Party @ BJ Roosters, 7 p.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, late. Get the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.

Easter Gospel Brunch and Showstopper Sunday offer two chances for holiday drag dining at Lips, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Cockfight. Get in on the ground floor of this sexy un-executed new pilot with a table reading @ Robert Mello Studio, 5 p.m.

Sunday Drag continues a decades-long weekly tradition with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Queer AF: Dazed and Confused. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Pick up a new edition each week, and read the full issue here:

 

 

You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s best queer spring shows, soirees and specials through Memorial Day.