The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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There you sit, all kinds of fabulous with no place to go. Wrong! LGBT Atlanta would never let you down like that. The Queer Agenda offers all the local events you need to gay up your days off.

Friday, Feb. 9

Leather & Lace (top photo). DJ Tracy Levine gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

MAAP Mixer. Gay business group Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals meets @ Ten, 6 p.m.

Tayari Jones and Pearl Cleage. The two authors hold a conversation sponsored by the lesbian-feminist Charis Books @ Alliance Theatre,7 p.m.

Angels in America. 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 in Q magazine.

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. 

Winter Olympics on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’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.

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. 10

Black Hearts Ball (middle photo). The Wussy crew does it again. This year, they join forces for this anti-VDay throwdown with La Choloteca. Now it’s one badass Amor Prohibido @ Star Bar, 10 p.m. Last time was a lot.

AID Atlanta Clothing Drive. Bring donations to sold through the Good Deeds Thrift Superstores @ BJ Roosters, 10 a.m. – 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 schedule shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. Atlanta Queer Literary Festival Book Club unpacks a classic during this open discussion @ Ponce Branch Library, 3 p.m.

Bucks Meat Raffle. Meat lover? The gay jocks of Atlanta Bucks Rugby deliver a diverse smorgasbord in a bachelor auction that also includes literal deli meats with each date. Because meat @ Woofs, 8 p.m. Read our interview in this week’s Q magazine.

Armorettes. The monthly extra show against HIV from your camp crazies @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Clare Summerskill. This British standup comedian and singer treats Atlanta to ‘Fairly Vocal to Varifocal!’ @ Avondale Town Cinema, 8 p.m.

Better Way to Meet. Single gay and bi men mix at this interactive speed dating mixer with cash bar and food menu @ Anchor Down, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love in a new home @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Rise with DJ Joe Gauthreaux. The dance party never really stops, and neither do this party series or its legendary slate of spinmeisters. Get with your gays @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Stoplight Party. Green means go with DJ Neon the Glowgobear 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. 11

Drag Queen Story Time (bottom photo). Brent Star returns to the chair to read to the kids and entertain the adults @ Posman Books, 3 p.m.

Field Day Beer Bust. The charity guys raising money toward their springtime fun day raise a glass or ten @ Frogs, 2 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

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.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi. After surviving the Holocaust, six decades of marriage and a family, Popi comes out as gay. Filmakers answer questions with Out on Film after the screening as part of Atlanta Jewish Film Festival @ UA Tara, 6 p.m.

Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows. Get in on it @ Oscar's, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m. They are crushing the new venue.


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