The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Another weekend, another packed-full Queer Agenda calendar the popping parties and people that make you pleased to participate. Step up as local LGBTQ venues roll out your red carpet.

Friday, Nov. 17

Mary’s 19th Anniversary (top photo) includes DJ Headmaster and a free commemorative gift while they last! Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Booze & Nudes. Everything you need to know is in the name. Sip and paint with a nude male model @ 1083 Austin Ave., 6 p.m.

Rainbros. The quarterly meeting of the gay male social networking group includes speaker and spiritual healer Mark Buhrke @ Out Front Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

Santaland Diaries. Gay gadabout Topher Payne takes over the role of Cratchet, the snarky gay department store elf in Santa’s Village @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31.

Spanksgiving gets the weekend going with DJ Ron Pullman @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Kimora Blac. The Season 9 contestant from “RuPaul's Drag Race” joins the cast of Femme Fatale @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m. Come early for Fresh Face Friday, 9:30 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, Nov. 18

DJ Grind (middle photo). The cutie with the beats hits town with his signature vibe @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Respect The Brunch. The gays who like breakfast for lunch eat to benefit Lost N Found @ Zocalo, 12 noon.

Toy Party Beer Bust. Gays gathering toys for needy Georgia kids kicks into high gear to benefit For The Kid in All of Us @ Woofs, 6 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 bar’s regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Time. Edie Cheezburger reads to kids for the entertainment of adults @ Posman Books in Ponce City Market, 3 p.m.

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. The camp queens of Sunday do their monthly Saturday fundraising show @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Bey Day. It’s all Beyonce, all night long with this queer-inclusive dance crowd. Plan your looks and your ear-expectations accordingly @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

DJ Neon the Glowgobear kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Tonight is also Toys for Shots with Atlanta Bucks.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever.The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 11 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 [email protected] Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

GlitterBombwerqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Return to Paradise(bottom photo). DJ Ron Pullman pumps the beats @ Atlanta Eagle, 6 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunchbrings 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 doDinner with the Divas, 6:30 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.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.


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