Best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend

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Break out your pastels, gay Atlanta. Easter means special LGBT events, from daydrinking to night crawling with three-dozen stops in between.

Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates or changes from organizers.

 

Friday, April 15

Fetish Friday.  Drop in on an afternoon of TGIF vibes, then find DJ Mr. Richard on deck after the sun goes down @ Hideaway, all day.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Atlanta’s drag dinner and a show experience in loungey surrounds. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Taejah Thomas headline two dinner-show experiences with Lala Ri, Trinity Bonet and Raquel Heart in the show bar @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

DRY: A Sober Variety Show. Mocktails from the bar and drag on the menu at this queer and sober show. Hosts Nik @ Nite and Yotoya Avaze Leon @ Metropolitan Studios, 8:30 p.m.

MSR: Fem Friday. Women who love women who love two indoor levels of fun and outdoor parties too @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Queer Bait. DJ Headmaster throws it down and holds it down @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Hot Mess. DJ Kimber’s NonsenseATL mission to show Atlanta a good time continues with a cool-kids pop dance party for your gay soul @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

G8YTIES. The gay 1980s dance party with the DJ to make it happen, Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

House of Legends. Drag, drinks, dancers and a DJ @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

ShEaster: Deep South. Keenan Orr, Alexis Cushe and Juicy come to town to kick off Vicki Powell’s weekend lineup @ Future, 10 p.m.

 

After Drag Races by day and an Armorettes show in the evening, the Black Out Party turns out the lights at Heretic on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, April 16

Armorettes Easter Drag Races. The venerable gay Atlanta event returns after a pandemic hiatus with Misti Shores at the helm. Preview the bonnets, boys and beer @ Heretic, 4 p.m.

Front Runners.  One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

ShEaster: Joyride. Deep South and Yeah Buzzy do a queer daytime music and market event @ Boggs Social & Supply, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Springtime Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terracotta Sugarbaker reads to kids for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike during this virtual online event @ Facebook Live, 2 p.m.

Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2 p.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The LGBTQ pro soccer fans of All Stripes join the citywide tailgating fun @ 58 Mangum St. SW, 2 p.m. near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Watch it on TV at Woofs.

Glitz & Glam. Queens do dinner and a show in 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.

Queer the Vote. LGBTQ Atlantans state Rep. Park Cannon and statewide candidate Everton Blair talk the talk and walk the walk @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Destiny Brooks headline two dinner-show experiences with Shawnna Brooks, Extasy Grey and Cici Nicole in the show bar @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Polyester. John Waters’s stinky movie starring Divine and Tab Hunter, presented with “Odorama” cards by Wussy @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

Allison Arngrim: Confessions of a Prarie Bitch. The former child star who played Nellie Olsen on “Little House” is really very nice. She dishes on her Hollywood experiences @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

MSR: Good Vibes. Atlanta women who love women who love performances and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors. Late drag show is Spring Night, 11 p.m.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

Blackout Party. Mike Pope spins this no-cover-charge dance party with you loving being left in the dark @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby Bar Night. The local gay rugby boys drink up and roughhouse @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Red Light District with DJ Kevin Durard. Atlanta Underground’s gay dance club lays down your Saturday soundtrack @ Future, 11 p.m.  View our latest party night photos.

Deca Dance. DJ Darlene treats your beats just right while you enjoy drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

ShEaster: Banshee Late Night. DJs Vicki Powell and Brian Rojas pump your vibes @ Banshee, 11 p.m.

Xion Afterhours ft. Paulo. Keep jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Believe Music Hall, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Your Ansley Bonnet Crawl headquarters is the outdoor Sweet Tea Dance with Brigitte Bidet at Hideaway on Easter Sunday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, April 17

Easter Sweet Tea Dance. Brigitte Bidet hosts the pastel-games-music-bonnet contest-drink specials extravaganza your Easter Sunday gayness requires. There’s even a cash-prize Easter Egg Hunt, and the party continues inside after dark @ Hideaway, 3 p.m. The Ansley Bonnet Crawl 2022 also includes your gay bars at Ansley II.

Easter Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins take the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 10:30 a.m. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

MSR: Easter Brunch & Bubbly. Eat, drink, and then be merry at the drag show that starts at 4 p.m. @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m. There’s also an open stage drag kiki, Mug Check!, 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s Sunday traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, 4 p.m. through 12 midnight.

ShEaster: Sunday Service. Vici Powell’s party train continues with the return of her monthly patio party @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

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