The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Southern Sole, Glamorous, the quintessential red carpet and Chunk. That's just the tip of Atlanta's Queer Agenda event calendar. Keep scrolling to taste the rainbow through Sunday.

Friday, Feb. 7

Chunk (top photo). DJ Cakes from Toronto and Atlanta’s own Vicki Powell bring hot gogo bears to the party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Triad. A group show with works by queer artists Jon Arge, Chris Beat and Robert Sherer get an opening reception @ Gallery 378, 6 p.m. 

Bull in a China Shop. The latest production by Atlanta’s queer theater troupe hits the boards @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 15.

Pour Some Glitter On Me. It’s a burlesque tribute to classic rock with a queer-inclusive cast @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Atlanta’s largest film fest is even more queer-inclusive than ever @ Various venues, through Feb. 27. Read our LGBTQ preview.

Fun Home. Based on lesbian illustrator Allison Bechdel’s novel of the same name, this is the first don’t-miss queer theater experience of 2020 @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 16.

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 cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend includes nightly events @ Atlanta Eagle, through Sunday. 

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

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.

Fem Friday. DJ Exel and Kia Comedy throw the party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

Love on the Rocks (middle photo). Joining Hearts takes on a “Reverie” theme for this year’s Valentine kickoff to their fundraising year @ Frazer Center, 5 p.m. Find more info in this issue of Q.

#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. 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. 

Atlanta Bucks Bachelor Auction & Beer Bust. The gay rugby squad raises beer mugs, funds and heart rates @ Midtown Moon, 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 Redd Light District, 9 p.m.

Glamorous. DJ Ben Bakson comes all this way for the latest, greatest iteration of this dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

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

Raising the Bar. The signature party for Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend leaves you breathless @ 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.

New Wave Video Dance Party. Whether you remember the days or wish you did, join VJ Anthony @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

Valentine Chug! Off-center queens take on a V Day theme in the gay-run, straight-inclusive halls @ Georgia Beer Garden, 10:30 p.m.  Q lays out more early Valentine events in this issue.

Xion Afterhours. DJ Alexander steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

Oscars Watch Party (bottom photo). From red carpet to the final curtain, watch the Academy Awards on the big screen with Out on Film and more @ Plaza Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball Open Practices. Before the spring/summer season begins, shake off the cobwebs @ D-BAT Perimeter, 9 a.m.

HRC + Lucy McBath Brunch. The Atlanta arm of the Human Rights Campaign hosts brunch with a mimosa bar @ RSVP for location. Much of queer Atlanta loves her.

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.

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 @ Midtown Moon. Brunch, noon. Show,1 p.m.

Charmaine Sinclair's Sunday Tea Dance. Underwear models music and more @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m. 

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m. Stick around. It’s Showtune Sundays featuring videos and singalongs with DJ Adam Bland, 8 p.m.

Chunk: Junk. No one ever gets enough Saturday at Heretic, so they’re giving you more Chunk @ Mary’s, 4 p.m.

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

Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy. Trans comic Ian Harvie, TruTV’s Chanel Ali and Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead benefit the Abortion Access Front @ the Earl, 7:30 p.m.

Naked Girls Reading. Get ready for some tasty reads with the LGBTQ-inclusive burlesque crowd @ Metropolian Studios, 8:30 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.

This calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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