Parties, plays, performances and all our people. Pop into LGBT events this weekend for a respite during your hard-earned downtime. Click and scroll to start making plans with your gays.
Friday, Jan. 26
Hogtied. The third annual party for your alternaqueer kinky side, this one features JSPORT (top photo), Ash Lauryn, Omidux @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Fourth Friday. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly happy hour with free entry as a membership drive @ Bar Margot in the Four Seasons, 5:30 p.m.
In Memory Of: Trans Lives & Losses. A collective art exhibit features portraits of transgender people killed in hate crimes, created by a variety of Southern artists @ Murmur Gallery, 7 p.m.
Valuing Cross-Generational Wisdom. Members of Rainbros social and networking group for gay men revisit their first year and update plans for the new one @ Out Front Theatre, 7 p.m.
Shabbat Shirah with Atlanta’s LGBT founded and led Congregation Bet Haverim @ Oakhurts Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m.
Angels in America. The classic play comes alive in two parts, running in repertory to tear your heart out with the past and inform the present @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m.
Flannel Friday. Show winter how male archetypes dress @ Woofs, 8 p.m.
Real Chicks Rock. DJ Deb, Tora Torres, Stacy Hotwaxx Hale and DJ Minx are “the connection behind the groove” at a dance party you won’t soon forget @ The Music Room, 10 p.m.
Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
DJ Angel get 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 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, Jan. 27
Bearracuda: Winter Beef Ball (middle photo). DJ Wayne G entrances the crowd, and Growlr sponsors the experience @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Burkhart’s & Racism. An open meeting to discuss community response to racist posts by the straight owners of a popular gay bar @ Illuminarium, 11 a.m.
Atlanta Bucks. The gay rugby team takes on the High Country squad @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 1 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 schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Remembering Pamm Burdett. Friends honor the late local philanthropist by retiring her Ms. Atlanta Eagle title vest 2002-2012 @ Atlanta Eagle, 8:30 p.m.
The Cakemaker. A gay chef and an Israeli widow are united in grief in this Atlanta Jewish Film Festival favorite with Out On Film hosting a post-screening Q&A @ Regal Hollywood 24, 7:55 p.m.
DILF Night. Come meet daddy @ Woofs, 9 p.m.
Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love in a new home @ Ten, 9:30 p.m.
Submission. DJ Daniel Weaver 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, Jan. 28
AV200 Recruitment (bottom photo). Get with the gays who bike across Georgia in May, but not before raising funds against AIDS with the Jerusalem House team @ Henry’s, 4 p.m.
Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.
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.
State of the Woman. Fox 5’s Deidra Dukes hosts the 2018 address with food, entertainment, testimonials and more @ Emory, 2p.m.
Grammy Pre-Gaming. 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.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ My Sister's Room, 10 p.m.