Best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Rarely is Atlanta’s Queer Agenda events calendar quite as packed as this weekend’s lineup of LGBT sports, shows, soirees and specials. Keep scrolling to weigh a veritable myriad of options.

Friday, March 9

“Buyer and Cellar” (top photo). One man plays the gay man living in Barbra Streisand’s basement and the star herself with hilarity and heart @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through March 22. Read our preview in this week’s Q magazine.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. The LGBTQ businesspeople of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals network over cocktails @ Ten, 6 p.m.

Sarah McBride. The trans activist and author of “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality” @ Center for Civil and Human Rights, 7 p.m.

Women’s Disco Night. DJ Yvonne Monet spins and Lisa Van Osch performs for the Women’s Outdoor Network to benefit Lost N Found Youth @ Avondale Towne Cinema, 7 p.m.

Blame It On Bianca. The insults, the laughs, the beauty! The RPDR winner takes over @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m. Read her best one liners in this week’s Q magazine.

“The Harvey Milk Show.” A 30th anniversary concert featuring more than a dozen popular local performers @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Second performance on March 10.

Mamma Mia! The characters you love and the ABBA songs you’ll never forget @ Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through April 22.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show. All you need to know is in the name @ Georgia Freight Depot, 8 p.m.

“Perfect Arrangement.” Topher Payne’s play about a gay male and a lesbian couple in the 50s hiding in plain sight as two straight couples takes its bow @ Theatrical Outfit, 7:30 p.m. Runs through March 18.

Friday Night Lights. Sports on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Grindhouse & Techno Pop. This queer-led jam is going to move you with Ash Lauryn, Tracy Levine, JSport and Vivid @ Wildpitch Underground, 10 p.m.

DJ Mister Richard gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Baddest Bitch: Donna Summer. The party that celebrates queer icons is all about the Queen of Disco this time @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

National Gay Basketball Championship Welcome Party. Players and fans here for the Coady Roundball Classic meet and greet @ Truth Lounge, 11 p.m.

Uncut Friday. Alissah Brooks works the crowd with Latino go-go boys on Latin Night @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m.

Guys & Dolls. Pretty male bartenders and a pretty new drag show @ Ten, 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, March 10

Honey Dijon (middle photo). Vicki Powell’s Deep South party crew presents another music event you won’t forget with this trans performer and DJ @ Music Room, 10 p.m.

#90sDaydrunk. 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.

Coady Roundball Classic. The National Gay Basketball Association takes over the weekend with its National Championships by day @ Suwannee Sports Academy, Suwanee, every hour on the hour, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday games too.

NFFLA Bowling Night. Friends, fans and palyers of National Flag Football League of Atlanta knock down some pins @ Comet Pub & Lanes, 6 p.m.

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. The monthly camp drag benefit show @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Rise. DJ Paulo is going to burn down the dancing queens, pick them back up, and make them beg for more @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DILF Night. Daddies and their admirers in Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 10 p.m.

Fort Troff Maneuvers. Gear and surprises from the adult company in Midtown’s gay sex club @ Manifest4U, 10 p.m.

DJ Moose kick 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, March 11

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day. The pitchers and catchers of the gay league gather to play @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Extra Innings Margarita Bust, rain or shine @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m.

Sarge's Retirement Party. The founder and force behind the Decatur Women's Sports League is retiring from her work with the league. Come wish her good luck on her new adventures @ Phillip Rush Cetner, 7 p.m.

Coady Roundball Classic. The National Gay Basketball Association takes over the weekend with its National Championships by day @ Suwannee Sports Academy, Suwanee, every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Don’t miss the Closing Party @ O’Kami, 10 p.m.

Revival. Do you miss the brunch, drag, and t-dance Sundays of years gone by? You'll love weekly bottomless mimosas, queens and a DJ @ Whisky Mistress, Buckhead, 12 noon.

Atlanta United Gay Tailgate. The LGBTQ fans of the local pro soccer team known as All Stripes gather before the game @ Mercedes Benz Stadium “Lot A The Gulch,” 11 a.m.

March Madness. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch Theatre 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.

Bottomless Drag Brunch. Never-ending mimosas or margaritas or cocktail specials with yummy tacos and fun queens @ Cactus House, 1:30 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.

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.

Then & Now. Discuss what’s been done, learn from it, and dream of the future of Atlanta lesbian and queer women’s spaces @ Charis, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows, now in a new home bar @ Oscar's, 8 p.m.

New Faces. The monthly show for rising talent @ Friends on Ponce, 9 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.


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