The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

March comes in like a lion with more LGBTQ events than you can handle, and you love it. Q’s Queer Agenda calendar lines them up so you can knock them down.

Friday, March 1

Queer Concert. Music from Diaspoura (top photo), Taylor Alxndr, Jamee Cornelia and Sanguine perform @ The Bakery, 8 p.m.

Rainbow House Grand Opening. A ribbon cutting, a tour and a new beginning in this new non-profit home for at-risk trans young adults @ Rainbow House, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Here’s their story.

Flannel Friday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Closing Weekend. 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.

Queerly Beloved. Cast members are putting on a burlesque panel at Clexacon in Las Vegas in April, so they're putting on this fundraiser to go @ My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m. 

Brad & Francis’ Tupperware Party. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus benefit from this super-fun, one-night-only cabaret throwing back to the ‘50s @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

The Neon Queen. You’ll never hear better ABBA covers than the ones by this band @ 529 Club, 9 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 the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Daddy Issues 2. DJ Mateo Segade graces Atlanta for this sexy traveling party, courtesy DJ Vicki Powell’s Deep South connections @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Morph. Nino Brown headlines the third anniversary celebration of this black queer music collective @ The Bakery, 11 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, March 2

ManShaft: Lumberjack Edition (middle photo). Flannel and union suits warm up this annual version of DJ Diablo Rojo’s tongue-in-cheek-masc-for-masc party, but you know, shirtless works too if you don’t have the costume @ Heretic, 9 p.m. It’s a whole thing. And by that we mean, year after year. And you know, after year, after year, after year, and oh OK twist our arm, the OG ManShaft.

#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. 

HSL Jersey Party. Hotlanta Softball casts its opening salvo with jersey and team reveals, a cheer competition, and as they are wont to do, a beer bust @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

DJ Rob Moore kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 8 p.m. 

Fantasy Girls: Detox. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style, this week with this RuGirl as special guest @ Ten, 9 p.m. 

Heyday. Nonsense ATL’s 1980s dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body @ The Basement, 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.

Xion Afterhours. DJ “Twisted” Dee Martello moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, March 3

Atlanta United Watch Party (bottom photo). The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game season opener together on multiple screens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 5 p.m. The game is also on the TVs @ Woofs, 6 p.m. All Stripes knows how to party.

HSL Pre-Season Tournament. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League shake off the dust in exhibition games @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m.

Yes You Can Be LGBTQ & Christian. A discussion @ The Gathering Place, 11 a.m.

Atlanta Bucks. The gay rugby team hosts Athens @ Boulevard Crossing, 1 p.m., and a Third Half afteparty @ Woofs, 2:30 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.

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

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

Armory Reunion. Party like it’s 1999 @ Amsterdam, 2 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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