The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Trixie Mattel, Randy Rainbow, the Nerdlesque goddesses and DJ de Felipe hit town as headliners, but you’re the star at three-dozen LGBTQ Atlanta events.

Friday, March 6

Trixie Mattel. The RuGirl drops in on her Grown Up Tour @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

Randy Rainbow Live. The musical satirist and YouTube star performs @ Tabernacle Atlanta, 8 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Network with the LGBTQ Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ Ten, 6:30 p.m.

Indecent. The story of how a kiss between two female actors in 1923 leads to the arrest of an entire cast for obscenity @ Theatrical outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through March 29.

Bull in a China Shop: Closing Weekend. The latest production by Atlanta’s queer theater troupe hits the boards @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 8

RuPaul’s Drag Race. Viewing Parties for Season 12 are all over town, 8 p.m. Including Atlanta Eagle, Midtown Moon and Guac y Margys. Ask your bartender to change the channel at other places too! This week’s episode introduces an Atlantan. Read Aiden Zhane's Q interview.

So Hot Remix. It’s 2002, and Paris Hilton matters again with DJ King Atlas. Happy birthday @ Felix’s, 8 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Party with EAV’s alternaqueers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Strapped & Ready. The recurring party returns with DJ Nick Stracener and a “Code” theme @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

March Madness. The Onyx club and DJ Ron Pullman send you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale. A full slate of burlesque Candybox Revue performers hosted by Kia @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.

Moonlight Cabaret. Wrap up the work week and kick off the weekend with Myah Ross Monroe and the cast serving drag eleganza @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m. 


Saturday, March 7

Nerdlesque. Everything you love about geeks collides with queer female burlesque @ Red Light Café, 8 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.

NFFLA Flag Football Preseason. The gay football jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta start playing Fall Ball for keeps @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. Join them for Overtime @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.

Queens & Queen: Two shows. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus does Cher, Elton, Madonna, Whitney and the titular band Queen in two performances @ Lassiter Concert Hall 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

HSL Jersey Party. Hotlanta Softball League chooses up sides and starts their season with a beer bust @ Heretic, 3 p.m

All Stripes & Atlanta United. The first home match of the season hits the pitch, and the first LGBTQ tailgate starts early @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 7 p.m. Tailgate in Lot A “The Gulch,” 3 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. 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. 

Outworlders Game Night. Atlanta’s LGBTQ gaymers party and play @ Axis Replay, 7 p.m.

Gays for Plays: Wayfinding. Theater queens see the show on Pride Night @ Synchronicity Theatre, 7 p.m.

Moonlight Cabaret. Once a weekend just isn't enough. Join Myah Ross Monroe and the cast @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Red Light District, 9 p.m. 

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

Play. From Madrid, DJ De Felipe delivers the power of Glamorous and Peach Fuzz @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Shade! DJ Daniel Weaver throws the party, the tunes, and the shade @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather at the corner of Gay & Gay Streets and get your gay guy gaggle on @ Ten, 10 p.m.

U-Haul. Drag king showcase includes Elle Aye, D’Knighten Day, Channing Taint, Jackson Rimsday and your host Celeste Holmes @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

Heyday. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive ‘80s dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

Xion Afterhours. Twisted Dee steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.


Sunday, March 8

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day. Queer pitchers and catchers on dozens of teams take the fields @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Meet them for the Extra Innings Beer Bust, this week @ Hideaway, 4 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.

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens @ Midtown Moon. Brunch, noon. Show, 1 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Sing Out Sunday. Huey Rocks hosts, and you grab the mic @ The T Grant Park, 7 p.m.

Queer AF. D’Knighten Day hosts the most diverse king and queen cast in town, with a dance party to boot @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS blow it out for their birthday @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. Stick around. Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet & Co. is back, 10 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

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