You may not always do local gay events, but when you do, you do them only with the sage guidance of the Gay Agenda calendar of LGBT parties, gatherings and shows. Dig in!
Friday, Feb. 19
Red Meat Party. Gingers and their ginger appreciation society gather to celebrate all things redhead. Come get a handful of this signature DJ Diablo Rojo event (top photo) @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.
AGLCC Fourth Friday. The biggest happy hour of the year kicks off the 2016 networking with the LGBT pros of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Come get you some @ Atlanta History Center, 5:30 p.m.
“The Full Monty.” The trials and tribs of workaday straight guys who find themselves stripping for cash and revealing all. Get a good view during the run of Terrance McNally’s popular show @ Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Marietta, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28.
Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Seville stages with gay principle players all up in it @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28.
Pump gets your man-on-man dance party on, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 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.
Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’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.
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, Feb. 20
Bowling Beer & Boys. The annual event that delivers what the name promises in a pre-season social with Hotlanta Softball League. Atlanta Titans host @ Midtown Bowl, 2 p.m.
Respect the Brunch. Snowed in last month, the forecast is bright for the return of this popular meal, raffle and social event that also benefits Lost N Found Youth. Eat up @ Zocalo, 11 a.m.
Flag Football Meet-Greet Mini Camp. National Flag Football League of Atlanta gathers its gays to warm up for the spring season. Sideline fans welcome @ Boulevard Crossing, 12 noon.
#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 nighttime shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Rope Play. Learn how to kink it up with rope in this handy how-to with Southeast Black & Blue @ Atlanta Eagle, 4 p.m. Don’t go far. It’s Leather & Lace ATL show with leather and drag performances plus fundraising drinks, 8 p.m.
Atlanta Rollergirls. The derby is on in this home match double feature @ Yaarab Shrine Center, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Art AIDS America. Opening reception for this compelling traveling collection making its local stop @ Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, 6 p.m.
“Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl.” Gay author Rashod Ollison introduces his work @ A Cappella Books, 6 p.m.
Body & Soul. The annual photography exhibit that celebrates the male form enjoys its artist and model reception debuting their work to the world @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m. See a sneak peek in our preview.
Funkeramajama. Live band music @ Amsterdam, 8 p.m.
Daley. The fab young Brit taking Blue Eyed Soul by storm takes Atlanta @ Centerstage, 9 p.m.
Dumb Too. The first one went so well, they’re back. DJ King Atlas, his queens and his queers descend for another Dumb Party @ Felix’s, 9 p.m.
DJ Paulo. The one, the only hits town powered by Scruff to do you exactly like you like it. It’s a One Magical Weekend preview dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Go early for Lori & Roxy’s Armorette Birthday Bash, 8 p.m.
Atlanta Bucks Bar Night. The burly boys take to the club to raise excitement for their spring season and celebrate Frenchy’s birthday with their own DJ Marc J. Cubs on the decks @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.
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.
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 Deanne 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, Feb. 21
New Player Day & Beer Bust. The one thing Hotlanta Softball League does as hard as play ball is work a beer bust. You get both as they gear up for spring. Come out and join the league @ Piedmont Park, 12:30 p.m., and then Bud Light Party/Team Rally @ Atlanta Eagle, 4 p.m.
Armory Reunion. Nothing says we’ll always remember like a big gay party in memory of a gone-but-not-forgotten gay bar. Who else to celebrate the old days than Armorettes veteran and new, as well as Armory bartenders @ Amsterdam, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday Fun Day. 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, this week with an extra VDay kick.
High Energy & Super Sunday. Get to gettin' with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Super Sunday drag show with Evah Destruction, Nichelle Paris, Shawnna Brooks and Raquell [email protected] Blake's, 8 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens. @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.