The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Spring sports is just the tip of fresh new options popping up all over the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ Atlanta events set for this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, March 8

OurSong: Mixtapes (top photo). A cabaret show from Atlanta’s LGBTQ co-ed chorus @ Synchronicity Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

Fourth Tuesday. Yes, it’s First Friday, but this stalwart lesbian social network is happy houring @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Hobnob with the LGBTQ business minds of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ Lilli Midtown, 6 p.m.

Shabbat with Sinigaga. This entertainer is going to blow your mind, hosted by SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Research Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity @ 2074 Lavista Road NE, 6:30 p.m.

2019 Print Biennial. Art prints adorn the walls for your pleasure and purchase during this opening reception in the gay-owned spaces @ kai lin art, 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. Read the Q preview on stands now.

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

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

Baddest Bitch: Annie Lennox. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Strapped. One, two. You know what to do. Joe Whitaker hosts DJ Xavier Alvarado  @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Eric kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 9

NFFLA Flag Football (middle photo). 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 week’s Q photo essay. Meet them at the Queen Supreme Social after the games @ Blake’s, 4 p.m.

Atlanta United Block Party. The MLS Champions host the city, including their gays @ 431 Edgewood Ave., 12 noon – 6 p.m. For real, their gays are plentiful and will staff the beer truck at LGBTQ-owned Georgia Beer Garden.

#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.

Leather Titles Forum. Ever thought about running for a leather or fetish sash, but were afraid to ask? These people have the info you need @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m.

Wish! The party boys with the More To Love charity raise funds with day drinking @ Heretic, 4 p.m. Stick around for the DJ Roland Belmares Afterparty, 10 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. 

Purim Off Ponce. The social justice arm of the gay-led Congregation Bet Haverim hosts this Jewish holiday costume party @ The Temple, 7 p.m.

Sissy. Author Jacob Tobia discusses and signs his Q-recommended book subtitled A Coming of Age Gender [email protected] Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. The book was one of the things we were most excited about for 2019.

AFB: Dance The Night Away. Atlanta Freedom Bands @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.

OurSong: Mixtapes. A cabaret show with Atlanta’s LGBTQ co-ed chorus @ Synchronicity Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Sonia Leigh. Queer female blues rock dovetails in performer-audience harmony @ Eddie’s Attic, 9 p.m.

Piano Sing Along. Transplanted Broadway Baby Robert Ray leads the queens in song @ Campagnolo, 9 p.m.

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

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

New Wave Dance Party. The ‘80s with VJ Anthony, those who remember and those who weren’t born yet @ Amsterdam, 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. Oscar Velazquez moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 10

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day (bottom photo). The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Join them afterwards for the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ Oscars, 4 p.m.

Queer Yoga. Patrick Joseph Boston bends you and stretches everybody and “every body” @ Ballroom Dance Studios, 11 a.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.

Atlanta United Tailgate.The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 p.m.  Meet All Stripes in this week’s Q magazine. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 2 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 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 Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 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. 

New Faces. Regina Simms and Charmaine Sinclair host legends and newbies @ Friends, 9 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.

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more.

 

 

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