The Queer Agenda calendar runs down Atlanta’s LGBTQ weekend events every Thursday. Let us know via messenger, our contact form or e-mail if you have a party or gathering in the works, or if you know of one you don’t see here.
Friday, Feb. 22
AGLCC Networking (top photo). Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its networking happy hour, free for prospective members @ Twelve, 5:30 p.m.
Flannel Friday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.
Heart of the South Leather Weekend. Two days of fun @ Atlanta Eagle. Start with the Pup Kase Registration Party, 4 p.m., Meat Greet, 7 p.m., and Pexx Party, 10 p.m. That last one comes with Cruise Control by DJ Mister Richard.
National Margarita Day. Good vibes and strong drinks with Twee for the “holiday” @ Frogs, 4 p.m.
Paula Poundstone. The veteran comedian hits town during her latest tour @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The classic tale of a down-on-her-luck but resilient transgender rock singer continues with its second lead actor @ Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 2.
Vagina Monologues. Benefit productions of this classic play include queer director Kirstin Popper as well as trans columnist and Q contributor Heather Maloney in the cast @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Performances through Sunday.
The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast lay on the drag in their new home @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.
Celestial Friday with 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, Feb. 23
2019 HIV Policy Brunch. Jack D. White hosts this munch-talk session with policy makers, influencers and stakeholders @ Hudson Grille Midtown, 12 noon.
Phillip Rush Birthday. Atlanta’s gay community center celebrates the late, great activist it’s named after @ Frogs, 2 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.
All Stripes Season Kickoff Party. The gay fans group of Atlanta United celebrates the upcoming season @ Out Front, 3 p.m.
Richard Blanco. The history making gay poet who inaugurated Obama reads @ Emory’s Schwartz Center, 4 p.m.
HVA Spring Beer Bust. The gay Hotlanta Volleyball Association players knock some back @ Woofs, 4 p.m.
FrontRunners Social/Membership Drive. The LGBTQ runners bring their heart rates down to socialize and recruit @ Amsterdam, 6 p.m.
Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The 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.
Mysterious Masquerade. Agape Atlanta and Atlanta Polyamory host this sexy mask party in the lesbian burlesque headquarters @ Metropolitan Studios, 7 p.m. Meet the women of Metropolitan and its Candybox Revue in this week’s Q.
Audre Lorde Scholarship & Community Awards. Zami/NOBLA presents its annual gala for lesbians of African descent @ Hotel Indigo, 7 p.m
Out Loud CD Release. Queer crooner Mike Rickard celebrates his newest album with a concert and party @ Red Light Café, 7:30 p.m.
Daddy & Ginger Appreciation. Two great tastes that taste great together with DJ Mister Richard @ Woofs, 9 p.m.
Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.
Isaac Escalante. The international DJ sets his sights on the man-to-man dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
This Party is Killing You: Robyn Night. DJ Kimber’s gay-inclusive Nonsense ATL goes all-Robyn, all night @ The Basement, 10 p.m.
Bazaar. Taylor Alxndr hosts this “club kid dance party” with competition performances and your best on-theme looks @ The Bakery, 10 p.m.
Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
Leonce. The local queer DJ of Morph fame spins the cool kids into oblivion @ Banshee, 11 p.m.
Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.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.
Xion Afterhours. Micky Friedmann moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24
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.
Sporty Sunday Funday. All the football games and other sporting events on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.
Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.
AV200 Social. The bicyclists of the annual AIDS Vaccine 200 ride get to know each other @ Positive Impact Health Centers, 3 p.m.
Southern Fried Queer Pride. Their big event is in a few months, but the planning starts now @ Neighborhood Church, 4 p.m.
New Renaissance. It’s a queer burlesque, poetry and variety show hosted by Evangeline Laveau and Michael Chamberlain @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.
Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.
Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.
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