Your holiday hangover is waning, so there’s only one thing to do: Get back up on that horse with local LGBT events that say, it’s back to You Time without seasonal distractions in a year full of possibilities.
Guerilla Queer Bar (top photo). An LGBT invasion of a usually straight establishment goes down @ TBA Location, join their event to find out, 9 p.m.
“Carol.” The highly buzzed LGBT drama by gay filmmaker Todd Haynes continues its drive toward Oscar Night with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the leads @ UA Tara 4, all week.
Powder Room. The Wussy Mag gang is at it again, this time with the femme queer dance party you always dreamed of and the hashtag caveats #nomasc and #fem4fem @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club. The monthly bar night with the fetish crew takes on a Gas Mask theme this time with fundraising Jell-O shooters in the side bar @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
The Other Show. A weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast tries to keep you guessing @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m
Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 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.
Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.
Friday Night Dance Party. Another weekly way to kick off your weekend just hit 10th Street. See what you can get into @ G’s, 10 p.m.
Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian 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.
Chaparral Night turns up the volume on its weekly gay Latin party with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 9
Winter Wonderland with DJ Cindel (middle photo). The international DJ sensation returns to Atlanta to move you on the dance floor @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for the Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.
Le Petit Marche “Brunch Out.” Eat up all day on French cuisine to warm your insides, and your meal benefits Charis Circle, the fundraising arm of Atlanta’s lesbian-feminist bookstore Charis Books. Get your grub on in Kirkwood @ Le Petit Marche, all day.
#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Country all night. Scoot your boots with the C&W gays @ Heretic, 8 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.
Synergy turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.
GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
Ladies Night. Atlanta’s lesbian dance party puts on a show to supplement its weekly womyn ways in a new Midtown location @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
DJ Scorpio All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Saturday never really ends @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10
Josh Noblitt for Georgia House (bottom photo). A ticketed fundraising social raises funds while you rub elbows with supporters of this gay statehouse candidate. @ 845 Spring, 2 p.m. Noblitt is one of three queer Atlanta candidates this election season.
Sunday Funday. DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley give you the inside-outside weekend closing party that you so deeply desire @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.
High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.
The Armorettes. Those local camp crazies throw down their weekly show for tips against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock this weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.