Call it New Year’s Eve pre-gaming. Three days of LGBTQ events in Atlanta to rev your engines for a decade-ending Tuesday night. Check out Q’s New Year’s Eve events, too.
Friday, Dec. 27
Cruise Control (top photo). DJ Mister Richard sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
A Tuna Christmas: Closing Weekend. The two-person, 20-character romp through the smalltown South that gives more than it receives this holiday @ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, through Dec. 29.
Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no cover @ Heretic, 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.
Bitch, Please. Party with the cool queers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Fem Friday. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ 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.
Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28
Unholy Night. Evah Destruction and Lucy Stoole (middle photo) co-headline the holiday party your mother warned you about @ Heretic, 9 p.m.
Drag Queen Brunch. The new party at a queer foodie fave continues with DJ beats after the show @ Twisted Soul, 12 noon.
#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 girls entertain 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.
Ruby’s Redd Light District & Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.
Queerly Beloved End of Year Bash. Candida Valentina returns to Atlanta for an out-of-the-box variety revue of burlesque, drag, cirque and more @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.
Dance Off. Last Saturday of the decade with DJ Amethyst and drink specials @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
DJ Moose leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 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.
Xion Afterhours. DJ Steven Redant takes the helm and steers you toward the sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 29
Queer AF. D’Knighten Day (bottom photo) hosts the most diverse king and queen cast in town, with a dance party to boot @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m. Get there early for L Word Watch, swag and trivia, 9 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.
Sporty Sunday Funday. Games and matches on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.
Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m.
Drag Me to Brunch. Good grub and cool queens serve Sunday vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 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.
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