LGBT-ATL won’t let that gray, blustery winter get you down. There are too many gay events for that. Instead, wrap your lovin’ arms around the Queer Agenda of plays, parties and performances.
Friday, Feb. 2
Angels in America (top photo). The classic play in two parts runs in repertory to tear your heart out with the past informing the present @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 17. Read our interview with the lead in Q magazine.
All Stripes Happy Hour. Another winning Atlanta United soccer season is coming, and the local LGBT fan group can’t wait. They’re partying about it @ Ten, 5 p.m.
The Mystery of Love & Sex. Deep in the American South, Charlotte is Jewish, Jonny is Christian. He’s black, she’s white. Both question their sexuality. It’s complicated @ Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Read our preview in Q magazine.
Clare Summerskill. This out British standup comedian and singer treats Atlanta to her ‘Fairly Vocal to Varifocal!’ show @ Avondale Town Cinema, 8 p.m.
DILF Jockstrap Party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Onyx Night with DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.
Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 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.
Saturday, Feb. 3
Mardi Gras Bowl for Equality. HRC Atlanta opens its year with bowling and a theme. This time, the date lands perfectly for your plastic beads in gold, green and purple @ Midtown Bowl, 12 noon.
Issa Revolution Black LGBT Bar & Lounge Crawl. As a response to the gay racial divides highlighted by the Burkhart’s scandal, this people of color-organized event hits four black LGBT-owned venues to show the power of their dollar. Kick off with Brunch @ Twisted Soul Cookhouse, 12 noon. Move on to more, including Daiquiri Factory and Soulbar, into the night. Organizers describe it as a celebration of black LGBTQ-owned spaces.
#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 schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Urban Tree Comedy. Gay comic and Q magazine contributor Ian Aber produces and hosts a comedy block, this time headlined by Joe Kelley @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m. After the show, head around the corner to see the queer-inclusive Roxie Roz Burlesque @ Relapse Theatre, 10 p.m. Read our Roxie Roz interview.
Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.
Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love in a new home @ Ten, 9 p.m.
Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 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.
Sunday, Feb. 4
NFFLA Super Bowl Watch Party (bottom photo). The Eagles and the Patriots go head-to-head in gridiron action with the gay National Flag Football League of Atlanta and its last early registration event including drink specials and raffle prizes @ Blake’, 2 p.m. Year after year, this event gets extra rowdy.
Diva Bowl. The game is on screen, and so are all the past halftime performances by Madonna, Beyonce, Gaga, Britney, Katy, Janet… Yea, sports ball @ Ten, 6p.m.
Super Bowl LII on the big screens, and all the guys to watch it with in Atlanta’s only gay sports bar @ Woofs, 12 noon.
Armorettes Super Bowl Party. They split Burkhart’s, but Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV are still doing good in the gayborhood @ Oscar’s, 6:30 p.m.
Drag Brunch presents 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.
The Cakemaker. A gay chef and an Israeli widow are united in grief in this Atlanta Jewish Film Festival favorite with Out On Film hosting a post-screening Q&A with the director @ UA Tara, 7:55 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m. They are crushing it at the new venue.
Angels in America photo by Ashley Earles-Bennett courtesy Actor's Express.