Friday, April 19
Atlanta Bear Pride (top photo). Three nights, 10 events, five venues. Come get you some at Woofs Warmup Party, 7 p.m., Bear Invasion Bear Pride Kickoff @ Heretic, 10 p.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, midnight. Check the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.
Miss Felix’s Pageant. A crown to snatch @ Felix’s, 6p.m.
Social Fridays. The rebranded Belong, formerly Rainbros, grabs a meal @ Roxx, 7 p.m.
TRANScending Barriers. Celebrate the 2ndAnniversary of this local resource group @ Midtown Bowl, 6:30 p.m.
I Love To Eat. Legendary gay food personality James Beard, a gay director and gay lead make for a great one-man show @ Theatrical Outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through May 5.
Falsettos. A new kind of family emerges when a man leaves his wife for a guy in this musical, and a cast of characters including a lesbian couple become part of the thoroughly modern mix @ Actor’s Express. Runs through April 28.
The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m.
Nonsense Dance Party & Egg Hunt. Everybody’s favorite straight-inclusive party takes on the holiday weekend with pop, disco, and house @ The Basement, 11 p.m. Easter themes are hoppin’ and poppin’ across the LGBTQ-ATL all weekend.
Stanley’s Flashback kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Backroom Queeriety. The comedy show decidedly for adults and especially for queers plays for laughs @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m.
Celestial Friday. 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.
Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week and drag eleganza fabulosity to start the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m.
Ladies Night. Get your LGBTQ 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.
Saturday, April 20
Honcho (middle photo). Deep South’s keystone weekend event. Clark Price from Pittsburgh’s Hot Mass headlines @ The Music Room, 10 p.m. Keep your ears open during the event for the Deep South Afters details with DJs Harry Cross and Ash Lauryn, 3 a.m. It’s one of several SHEaster Revival Weekend events from Deep South.
NFFLA Flag Football. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta continue their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Then you better be ready for the Bring It To The Runway Ball & Overtime Margarita Bust @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.
Outworlders Spring Picnic. The local LGBTQ sci-fi, fantasy and gaming group easts outside @ McKoy Park, 11 a.m.
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces hosts artists, musicians and vendors @ 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, all day and Sunday too.
Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 12 noon. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 4 p.m.
#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.
Atlanta Bear Pride continues. Come get you some during the Ready 4 Hope Bear B Q @ Heretic, 3 p.m., keystone event Bearracuda @ Heretic, 10 p.m., Xion Afterhours Party @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, midnight. Get the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.
Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown.T he self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain 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.
The Neon Queen. Alternative ABBA tribute masters @ Venkman's, 9:30 p.m.
Prince Purple Party. You wear the color, and VJ Anthony plays the Purple One’s hits all night long @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.
Glow Rave: 420 Munchies Edition. Kassy Nova hosts the women who love women who love to party under blacklight @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.m.
Sunday, April 21
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces hosts artists, musicians and vendors @ 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, all day.
Armorettes Easter Drag Races continues the decades-long tradition of carnival games outside @ Midtown Moon, 2 p.m.
X-Rated Heifer Review ft. Charlie Brown. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with an extra special guest @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.
Easter Sunday Funday calls for bonnets and boys showing out at Ten Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Big Basket Ball invites you to “go at it like rabbits” with Easter brunch through 3 p.m., pus DJ beats, electric lemonade and free entry with bonnet at Bulldogs.
Sugar with DJ Russ Richreturns with dancing queens and circuit queers for the second year at Loco Luna, 4 p.m.
Atlanta Bear Pride wraps with the Bear Pride Sunday Funday T Dance @ Blake’s, 4 p.m., Underwear Closing Party @ BJ Roosters, 7 p.m. and Manifest 4 U Play Party, late. Get the all-weekend Q Bear Pride Preview.
Easter Gospel Brunch and Showstopper Sunday offer two chances for holiday drag dining at Lips, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cockfight. Get in on the ground floor of this sexy un-executed new pilot with a table reading @ Robert Mello Studio, 5 p.m.
Sunday Drag continues a decades-long weekly tradition with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.
Queer AF: Dazed and Confused. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Pick up a new edition each week, and read the full issue here:
You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s best queer spring shows, soirees and specials through Memorial Day.