The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Come through, weekend! And not a moment too soon. We need you now more than ever, weekend, so lay your sweet LGBTQ-ATL events on us and don’t hesitate another second. Click the event name for even more details.

Friday, March 22

The Black Madonna (top photo). Vicki Powell’s Deep South presents this DJ wunderkind @ Heretic, 10 p.m. You’re so not even ready for this. Then head over to the Bakery for the Kudzu Afterparty, late night.

Giant Little Ones. Two teen boys undergo a love story that’s anything but your typical gay coming-of-age tale @ UA Tara, all week. Read the Q preview.

Dine out For Pride Weekend. A portion of your meal benefits Atlanta Pride, and this is just the first day of the whole week through March 24 @ Doc Chey’s Grant Park, all week.

Fourth Friday. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly networking happy hour @ King Plow, 5:30 p.m.

Outworlders Movie Night. Atlanta’s LGBTQ and allied sci-fi/fantasy fan group does Disney night, screening Lilo & Stitchand The Black [email protected] Fulton County Library, Metropolitan Branch, 7 p.m.

Masquerade Pride Prom. Dress your fantasy and join the queer Emory student group @ Emory Office of LGBT Life, 7 p.m.

Men With Money. Three young bachelors, two gay and one straight, are looking to marry their way from rags to riches in a re-imagined 1950s @Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Now extended through April 14. Read the Q preview.

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

Bitch Please. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Cruise Control Anniversary Party. DJ Mister Richard kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It's a pretty big deal.

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.

Suite 35 ft. Fade Dra. It’s technically Saturday morning, but it’s still Friday night to you with tunes by this team led by DJ King Atlas @ Tokyo Valentino Midtown, 2 a.m.

 

Saturday, March 23

Neon Wonderland (middle photo). DJ Nina Flowers helps transform a stalwart nightspot into a glowing Gomorrah @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m.

NFFLA Flag Football. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta take to the gridiron to open their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The guys play shirts and skins, mostly skins, in this month's Q photo essay.

Goodbye Charis in L5P. The legendary lesbian-feminist book store is leaving Little Five Points after 45 years, and you can party/buy them out all day @ Charis Books & More, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Don’t worry, they’re moving and reopening in Decatur.

Tiki Aniki Drag Brunch. Arica Love Royale and the Tiki Girls entertain while you eat @ Tiki Aniki, 12 noon.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Edie Cheezburger reads to kids for the amusement of adults @ Posman Books, 2 p.m.

AWC: Nature’s Voice. Atlanta Women’s Chorus performs their spring concert twice today @ Church at Ponce and Highland, 2 p.m. and 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 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. 

For The Love Of Paws Gala. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue hosts its fifth annual fundraiser gala with a theme of “Happily Ever After”@ InterContinental Buckhead, 6:30 p.m.

Gays For Plays. The LGBTQ theater fan group catches the show with a social hour to boot @ Out Front Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Falsettos. A new kind of family emerges when a man leaves his wife for a guyin 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.

Saturday Night Country. Western Swing with Joseph, 8 p.m. then open boot-scootin with DJ Ben, 9 p.m. @ Heretic.

Jock Strap Twister: Puppy Edition. Atlanta Sisters ofPerpetual Indulgence and OutlantaCon host roleplaying pups and their masters for a game @ Atlanta Eagle, 8 p.m.

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

Sprung with Aquaria. The reigning RuPaul winner joins the Wussy crew for a celebration of the season @ Deep End, 10 p.m.

DJ Moose kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

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

Ft. Maneuvers. Wear your military gear for a theme night at the gay men’s sex club @ Manifest4U, 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.

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, March 24

Mothership (bottom photo). Left-of-center queens led by Taylor Alxndr do the damn thing @ Mother Bar + Kitchen, 9 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Hit the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ Midtown moon, 4 p.m.

Queer Yoga: Beyonce Power Up. The queen inspires your stretchy body with Patrick Joseph Boston @ Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta, 11 a.m.

Come Thru Queen Drag Brunch. Fiera Ice, Tiffany Diamond DeVille, Jor’dore Dior, Lady Gray and CiCi Nicole are joined by a special guest for this brunch show @ Eclectic Bistro & Bar, 1 p.m.

SFQP Planning Meeting. The clock is running down to this year’s Southern Fried Queer Pride, and you can get in on the ground floor @ 1561 McLendon Ave., 1 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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the football games and other sporting events on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

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.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Black Queer Southern Women. A Conversation @ Auburn Avenue Research Library, 3 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Fundayweekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

ABCD. Ian Aber hosts a queer variety production, A Burlesque Comedy Drag show @ Laughing Skull, 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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