The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The Queer Agenda calendar runs down Atlanta’s LGBTQ weekend events every Thursday. Let us know via messenger, our contact form or e-mail if you have a party or gathering in the works, or if you know of one you don’t see here.

Friday, Feb. 22

AGLCC Networking (top photo). Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its networking happy hour, free for prospective members @ Twelve, 5:30 p.m.

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

Heart of the South Leather Weekend. Two days of fun @ Atlanta Eagle. Start with the Pup Kase Registration Party, 4 p.m., Meat Greet, 7 p.m., and Pexx Party, 10 p.m. That last one comes with Cruise Control by DJ Mister Richard.

National Margarita Day. Good vibes and strong drinks with Twee for the “holiday” @ Frogs, 4 p.m.

Paula Poundstone. The veteran comedian hits town during her latest tour @ Buckhead Theatre, 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. Runs through March 2.

Vagina Monologues. Benefit productions of this classic play include queer director Kirstin Popper as well as trans columnist and Q contributor Heather Maloney in the cast @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Performances through Sunday.

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

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. You can also cross over when you #crossover to Banshee Late Night with Matt Weinder (aka Twins), 11 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.

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, Feb. 23

Heart of the South Leather Weekend. Two days of fun continue with Doggone Pool Party @ Flex, 3 p.m., Rugged Party @ Atlanta Eagle, 9 p.m. Pop Blackout Afterparty, 10 p.m.

2019 HIV Policy Brunch. Jack D. White hosts this munch-talk session with policy makers, influencers and stakeholders @ Hudson Grille Midtown, 12 noon.

Phillip Rush Birthday. Atlanta’s gay community center celebrates the late, great activist it’s named after @ Frogs, 2 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.

All Stripes Season Kickoff Party. The gay fans group of Atlanta United celebrates the upcoming season @ Out Front, 3 p.m.

Richard Blanco. The history making gay poet who inaugurated Obama reads @ Emory’s Schwartz Center, 4 p.m.

HVA Spring Beer Bust. The gay Hotlanta Volleyball Association players knock some back @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

FrontRunners Social/Membership Drive. The LGBTQ runners bring their heart rates down to socialize and recruit @ Amsterdam, 6 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. 

Mysterious Masquerade. Agape Atlanta and Atlanta Polyamory host this sexy mask party in the lesbian burlesque headquarters @ Metropolitan Studios, 7 p.m. Meet the women of Metropolitan and its Candybox Revue in this week’s Q.

Audre Lorde Scholarship & Community Awards. Zami/NOBLA presents its annual gala for lesbians of African descent @ Hotel Indigo, 7 p.m

Out Loud CD Release. Queer crooner Mike Rickard celebrates his newest album with a concert and party @ Red Light Café, 7:30 p.m.

Jenn Snyder. The queer-led Hot Mic Comedy hosts this amazing comic @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m. Read her Q interview.

Daddy & Ginger Appreciation. Two great tastes that taste great together with DJ Mister Richard @ Woofs, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m. 

Isaac Escalante. The international DJ sets his sights on the man-to-man dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

This Party is Killing You: Robyn Night. DJ Kimber’s gay-inclusive Nonsense ATL goes all-Robyn, all night @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Bazaar. Taylor Alxndr hosts this “club kid dance party” with competition performances and your best on-theme looks @ The Bakery, 10 p.m.

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Leonce. The local queer DJ of Morph fame spins the cool kids into oblivion @ Banshee, 11 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. Micky Friedmann moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Feb. 24

Academy Awards Viewing Party. Out on Film throws down the red carpet and ballots for the Oscars on the big screen @ Plaza Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Here’s why it’s the queerest nominations in history.

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.

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

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.

AV200 Social. The bicyclists of the annual AIDS Vaccine 200 ride get to know each other @ Positive Impact Health Centers, 3 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. Their big event is in a few months, but the planning starts now @ Neighborhood Church, 4 p.m.

New Renaissance. It’s a queer burlesque, poetry and variety show hosted by Evangeline Laveau and Michael Chamberlain @ Red Light Café, 8 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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