The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Atlanta's queer Valentine’s Day extends into the weekend with matters of the heart all in your face at LGBTQ local events. Whether it’s couple stuff or community love, buckle up, wear pink, and dig into these options.

Friday, Feb. 15

Nonsense ATL: GLOW (top photo). DJ Kimber and her gay entourage turn off the lights and crank up the neon @ The Basement, 11 p.m. 

It’s Complicated. HRC Atlanta presents Ballads and Breakups Wine Tasting for Equality @ VinoTeca, 8 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast lay on the drag in their new home @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The classic tale of a down-on-her-luck but resilient transgender rock singer continues with its second lead actor @ Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Flannel Friday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Bitch, Please. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids, to a beat by DJs Esme and Ree de la Vega @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Leather, Bears & DJ Beats kick every weekend into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

The G8Yties: What’s Love Got To Do With It? Dance to and with the oldies @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday with 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.


Saturday, Feb. 16

Horse Meat Disco (middle photo). The international dance party that leaves nothing to the imagination returns, courtesy Vicki Powell’s Deep South crew @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

LGBTQ Youth Summit. Georgia Safe Schools Coalition hosts its annual day of plenaries and roundtables, wrapping with a queer student talent show @ ASC Ascend, Decatur, all day.

#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.

Field Day Kickoff Margarita Bust. The do-gooders prepping to play old-school recess games gather for icy green libations to benefit Action Cycling Atlanta @ Ten, 3 p.m.

Drag Queen Storytime. The Valentine’s edition of Terracotta Sugarbaker reading to kids for the enjoyment of adults @ Ponce Branch Library, 3 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The 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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber’s Hot Mic Comedy curates a cacophony of comedy to make you laugh @ Urban Treen Cidery, 7 p.m.

Trevor Noah. The liberal bastion and bonafide cutie-pie brings his brand of laughs to the stage on his Loud & Clear tour @ Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.

Leather & Lace. The annual dichotomy of fabrics for rubbing against each other features a cast of entertainers before opening the dance floor to DJ Daniel Weaver @ Atlanta Eagle, 8 p.m. 

Fantasy Girls: Valentine Show. The queens you love doing what you love, cabaret style @ Ten, 9 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.

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

Xion Afterhours. DJ Cindel moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Feb. 17

Love on the Rocks (bottom photo). Joining Hearts throws its first party of 2019 with a new vibe this year @ Wimbish House, 5 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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the football games and other sporting events on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch Theatre. 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.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Love Trumps Hate. GA Boy Productions brings DJ Joe Geauthreaux to rock you into the morning of President’s Day @ District Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. 

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more.



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