The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Trixie Mattel, Randy Rainbow, the Nerdlesque goddesses and DJ de Felipe hit town as headliners, but you’re the star at three-dozen LGBTQ Atlanta events.

Friday, March 6

Trixie Mattel. The RuGirl drops in on her Grown Up Tour @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

Randy Rainbow Live. The musical satirist and YouTube star performs @ Tabernacle Atlanta, 8 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Network with the LGBTQ Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ Ten, 6:30 p.m.

Indecent. The story of how a kiss between two female actors in 1923 leads to the arrest of an entire cast for obscenity @ Theatrical outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through March 29.

Bull in a China Shop: Closing Weekend. The latest production by Atlanta’s queer theater troupe hits the boards @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 8

RuPaul’s Drag Race. Viewing Parties for Season 12 are all over town, 8 p.m. Including Atlanta Eagle, Midtown Moon and Guac y Margys. Ask your bartender to change the channel at other places too! This week’s episode introduces an Atlantan. Read Aiden Zhane's Q interview.

So Hot Remix. It’s 2002, and Paris Hilton matters again with DJ King Atlas. Happy birthday @ Felix’s, 8 p.m.

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

Queer Bait. Party with EAV’s alternaqueers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Strapped & Ready. The recurring party returns with DJ Nick Stracener and a “Code” theme @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

March Madness. The Onyx club and DJ Ron Pullman send you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale. A full slate of burlesque Candybox Revue performers hosted by Kia @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.

Moonlight Cabaret. Wrap up the work week and kick off the weekend with Myah Ross Monroe and the cast serving drag eleganza @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m. 

 

Saturday, March 7

Nerdlesque. Everything you love about geeks collides with queer female burlesque @ Red Light Café, 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.

NFFLA Flag Football Preseason. The gay football jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta start playing Fall Ball for keeps @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. Join them for Overtime @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.

Queens & Queen: Two shows. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus does Cher, Elton, Madonna, Whitney and the titular band Queen in two performances @ Lassiter Concert Hall 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

HSL Jersey Party. Hotlanta Softball League chooses up sides and starts their season with a beer bust @ Heretic, 3 p.m

All Stripes & Atlanta United. The first home match of the season hits the pitch, and the first LGBTQ tailgate starts early @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 7 p.m. Tailgate in Lot A “The Gulch,” 3 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. 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. 

Outworlders Game Night. Atlanta’s LGBTQ gaymers party and play @ Axis Replay, 7 p.m.

Gays for Plays: Wayfinding. Theater queens see the show on Pride Night @ Synchronicity Theatre, 7 p.m.

Moonlight Cabaret. Once a weekend just isn't enough. Join Myah Ross Monroe and the cast @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Red Light District, 9 p.m. 

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

Play. From Madrid, DJ De Felipe delivers the power of Glamorous and Peach Fuzz @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Shade! DJ Daniel Weaver throws the party, the tunes, and the shade @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather at the corner of Gay & Gay Streets and get your gay guy gaggle on @ Ten, 10 p.m.

U-Haul. Drag king showcase includes Elle Aye, D’Knighten Day, Channing Taint, Jackson Rimsday and your host Celeste Holmes @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

Heyday. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive ‘80s dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

Xion Afterhours. Twisted Dee steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 8

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day. Queer pitchers and catchers on dozens of teams take the fields @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Meet them for the Extra Innings Beer Bust, this week @ Hideaway, 4 p.m.

Drag Brunch Theatre. 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.

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens @ Midtown Moon. Brunch, noon. Show, 1 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Sing Out Sunday. Huey Rocks hosts, and you grab the mic @ The T Grant Park, 7 p.m.

Queer AF. D’Knighten Day hosts the most diverse king and queen cast in town, with a dance party to boot @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS blow it out for their birthday @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. Stick around. Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet & Co. is back, 10 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

Pick up each new edition of Q magazine at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around Atlanta.