The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The Queer Agenda  calendar is your LGBTQ oyster, and all you have to do is pick one for a don’t-miss queer Atlanta events pearl to clutch lovingly to your breast.

Friday, April 5

Kinky Beats with DJ Kitty Glitter. Jocks and underwear are the dress code while this exotic Australian creature (top photo) makes the butts shake @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. The LGBTQ business heads of Metro Atlanta Area Professionals come together for networking and cocktails @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m.

LGBTQ Therapist Networking. Networking and collaborating for queer and allied mental health providers @ Manuel’s, 6:30 p.m.

Belong Spring Meeting. The quarterly gathering for updates on activities of the LGBTQ social and mentoring group @ Out Front, 7 p.m. Belong is the rebranded Rainbros.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. The spring concert is titled “Sound Off!” with two performances this weekend @ Atlanta City Hall, 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Men With Money. Three young bachelors, two gay and one straight, are looking to marry their way from rags to riches in a re-imagined 1950s @Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Now extended through April 14. Read the Q preview.

Falsettos. A new kind of family emerges when a man leaves his wife for a guy in this musical, and a cast of characters including a lesbian couple become part of the thoroughly modern mix @ Actor’s Express. Runs through April 28.

Atlanta Film Festival. A huge slate of LGBT films are part of this year’s lineup, opening tonight @ Plaza Theater.

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 the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Deep House. DJ Ron Pullman kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

It’s Britney Bitch. Yep, all her, all night. Hit me baby ten more times @ Ten, 10 p.m.

First Fridays. New speakers have been installed, tables will be moved, and drinks will be flowing @ Guac y Margy's, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday. 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, April 6

Atlanta Field Day (middle photo). Action Cycling Atlanta benefits from a day of schoolyard games, gay style @ Emory Activity Center, all day.

NFFLA Flag Football. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta continue their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The guys play shirts and skins, mostly skins, in a Q photo essay. Join them later for their Spring Beer Bust @ Woofs, 6 p.m.

Fat Kid Dance Party. Queer Fat Femme is back in town, working out in celebration of all body types @ 4620 S. Atlanta Road SE, 10 a.m.

Spring Festival on Ponce. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces hosts its annual rites of spring arts and crafts fair @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day. Sunday too.

Drag For Diplomas. Popular kings and queens and some out-of-retirement faves perform to benefit Thrive with Pride, scholarships for queer kids who haven’t graduated high school @ My Sister’s Room, 11 a.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. 

#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.

‘Wild’ Beer Bust. Meet and drink with the Atlanta Wild team of the Hotlanta Softball League @ Oscar’s, 3 p.m.

Urban Tree Comedy. Q contributor and local queer comic Ian Aber's little show that could is a big damn deal now with a stellar lineup of comedians @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Outworlders Game Night. Join the local LGBTQ sci-fi, fantasy, geeks and gay-ming group @ 727 W. Ponce, Decatur, 7 p.m.

Miss Ruck N Maul. With this year’s theme “Amateur Hour,” the jocks in frocks promise to be entertaining if not pretty @ Out Front, 7:30 p.m. 

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. 

Collider. DJ Mister Richard kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

DJ Phil B. spins the beats that move your feets @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Heyday. Nonsense ATL’s 1980s dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body @ The Basement, 10 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 Martin Fry moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, April 7

Spring Festival on Ponce. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces hosts its annual rites of spring arts and crafts fair @ Olmsted Linear Park, all day. 

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Hit the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ Woofs, 4 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.

Come Thru Queen Drag Brunch. Fiera Ice, Tiffany Diamond DeVille, Jor’dore Dior, Lady Gray andCiCi Nicole are joined by a special guest for this weekly brunch show @ Eclectic Bistro & Bar, 1 p.m.

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

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

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. The spring concert is titled “Sound Off!” with two performances this weekend @ Atlanta City Hall, 3 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 calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue for even more.


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