The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

With Valentine's Day to kick it off, Atlanta's weekend of queer events goes into overdrive. Check the Queer Agenda calendar for shows, specials and soirees.

Friday, Feb. 14

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (top photo). The Out on Film award winner and smoldering lesbian romance begins its don’t-miss theatrical run @ Midtown Art Cinema, 7 p.m.

Valentine Love Lounge. Tiny Tinis from Hendrix Gin, delivered by cupids for singles or couples @ Hideaway, 5 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour. Forget the name. It’s Second Friday, and this venerable lesbian social group is celebrating @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

Bingo Drag Show. Queens call the balls, and you imbibe beer @ Arches Brewing, Hapeville, 7 p.m.

The Gaga Hour. It’s Artpop After Dark with comedy, burlesque, go-go and drag all in the theme of the one and only Mother Monster @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

The Best Damn Queen Show Ever. A show celebrating the music of Queen and the genius of Freddie Mercury @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

Sweet & Sultry. Ariel Allegro headlines this queer burlesque show emceed by the one and only Theresa Davis @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Singles Appreciation Night. Mix and mingle to reclaim the day traditionally for couples @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

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

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

Fun Home: Closing Weekend. 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: Valentine’s Day. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Love Hearts. DJ Moose sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Heart Throb. It’s a “Valentine’s Day Hookup Party” like only can be done @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Bless Yr Heart. Only Southern Fried Queer Pride can put on a queer Valentine dance party like this one @ The Bakery, 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. THIS WEEK ONLY: Don’t miss the Barking Leather Fashion Show, 10:45 p.m.

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

Banshee Late Night. Vicki Powell controls the ones and twos way past your bedtime @ Banshee in EAV, 11 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

Horse Meat Disco (middle photo). The London party crew that wowed Atlanta last year returns to rock Vicki Powell’s Deep South series @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit. Identified and allied students, parents and faculty gather for their annual discussions @ Agnes Scott College, all day.

#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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Q contributor, comic and show runner Ian Aber curates the comedians @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Southern Stories. Author Mesha Maren brings her queer novel Sugar Run as part of this event @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

Evrgrn. The lesbian duo performs a Valentine set @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.

Flawless. Out on Film hosts a discussion after the screening of this wonderful, trans-inclusive coming-of-age movie as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival @ Plaza Theatre, 8:20 p.m. Check out all of AJFF’s full LGBTQ track.

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 Red Light District, 9 p.m.

DickLit. A queer-led burlesque experience “Exposing the Modern Inbox” @ Red Light Café, 9 p.m.

President’s Day Weekend Dance Party. DJ Will and Smirnoff specials keep you moving @ The Hideaway, 9 p.m.

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

Socks & Jocks. Your gear and DJ Neon the Glowgobear leave 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.

Atlanta Disco Society. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

Drag Brunch Theatre (bottom photo). 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.

LNF Sunday Funday Brunch. Lost N Found Youth benefits while you eat and drink @ Red Pepper Taqueria, 11 a.m. – 4 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.

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.

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