MLK Day makes for a long weekend for many, and the LGBTQ ATL is up to the challenge. More things to do on Sunday night and all weekend long mean a supersized Queer Agenda of Atlanta events.

Friday, Jan. 18

LGBTQ-MLK Weekend (top photo). More events than you can handle serving reverence and revelry to honor Atlanta’s and civil rights’ native son today through Monday. Read the Q rundown of events, and check in for updates from Rockstars Production's ‘All the Kings Men,’ WassupNATL's ‘Freedom 2019,' ATLBlackPride's ‘I Am King,' and L.U.R.E. Women’s Party.

Dandy Lion. A group show presents works under the subtitle (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity@ Hammonds House Museum, 6:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 28.

Clue House. An iconic Atlanta mansion transforms into the Clueset with a full cast of characters so you can play Murder Mystery. Six nights only @ Atlanta Historical Society Swan House, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 26.  

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The classic tale of a down-on-her-luck but resilient transgender rock singer debuts @ Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 2. Read the Q interview with the native queer Atlantan in the title role.

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

Baddest Bitch: Robyn. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

So Sexy & Flaunt It. DJ Tron rocks the house @ Bulldogs, 10 p.m.

The G8yties. Dance to the oldies @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Stanley’s Flashback: Freedom Edition kicks the weekend into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Nonsense: Slumber Party. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor @ The Basement, 10 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: Alexandria Martin. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

Armorettes 40th Anniversary Party. Laughter through tears is their favorite emotion, now for 40 years @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m. Read the Q preview.

LGBTQ-MLK Weekend (top photo). More events than you can handle serving reverence and revelry to honor Atlanta’s and civil rights’ native son today through Monday. Read the Q rundown of events, and check in for updates from Rockstars Production's ‘All the Kings Men,’ WassupNATL's 'Freedom 2019,' ATLBlackPride's ‘I Am King,' and L.U.R.E. Women’s Party.

Rugby 101. Atlanta Bucks train all comers for the upcoming spring season. No experience required @ Central Park, 12:30 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Edie Cheezburger reads to kids to the delight of adults @ Posman Books, 3 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.

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. 

Secret of the Pearl. Punany Poets brings its internationally known "Lez Diary" to town @ Rush Center, 8 p.m.

Hot & Sweaty Climax. DJ Scrilla rocks the house @ Bulldogs, 10 p.m. Don't forget TheBigDogs Swa-Ra, 4 p.m.

Paulo. Like Cher and Madonna, this spinmeister only needs one name for his Tribal Bitch fans @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

Leather & Fetish. Saturdays are always a little naughty @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It's also Atlanta Bucks Calendar Boys selling and signing their sexy 2019 edition.

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

Moonlight Cabaret. Alexandria Martin adds this special show to her already busy return weekend. The veteran Armorette joins Raquel Lord, Maya Ross Monroe and Raquel Rea Heart @ Midtown Moon, 11p.m.

Expressions. Ash Lauren and Stefan Ringer pump the beats for the hipsters @ Sound Table, 11 p.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. Jesus Montanez moves you ‘til sunrise after the Glamorous party across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

Mothership. You’re off on Monday, and these queens intend to make the most of it. Taylor Alxndr (third photo) hosts I.V. Fischer, JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell and Paege Turner@ Mother Bar, 9 p.m.

LGBTQ-MLK Weekend (top photo). More events than you can handle serving reverence and revelry to honor Atlanta’s and civil rights’ native son today through Monday. Read the Q rundown of events, and check in for updates from Rockstars Production's ‘All the Kings Men,’ WassupNATL's ‘Freedom 2019,' ATLBlackPride's ‘I Am King,' and L.U.R.E. Women’s Party.

Revival. Enjoy this gospel variety show while you eat from a smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.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.

NFL 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.

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.

Sunday Funday Sixth Anniversary. DJ Sean Michael corrals the boys at the corner of 10th & Piedmont for an anniversary edition of the doors opening @ Ten, 5 p.m.

Gender Fabulous Shaving Workshop. Questions and answers on techniques and products, with special consideration to trans and gender non-binary attendees. Product giveaways and more suprises too @ Maxim Barbers of Decatur, 5 p.m.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 6 p.m.

Steff Mahan, Diane Durrett and Hanna Thomas. A benefit concert "songwriters in the round" to pay for Shemere Perry’s heart transplant @ Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth, 7:30 p.m.

Armorettes: 40th Anniversary Sunday Show. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. Stick around. Cherry Bomb finds Wild Cherry Sucret and guests continuing MLK Weekend and extending Armorettes Anniversary Weekend @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m. It's been a long, long, long road.

Action Front to Backside. DJ Sir Daniel & DJ Scrilla pump you into the holiday @ Bulldogs, 9 p.m.

Stanley’s Flashback: Freedom bops a special MLK Sunday edition @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Adult Skate. The MLK edition of the alternaqueer dance party beats you into the night @ MJQ Concourse, 10 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.

 

Monday, Jan. 21

LGBT Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast (bottom photo). The annual queer gathering for brunch before the citywide march features food and speakers @ Loudermilk Center, 10 a.m. Check out photos from every event since 2009.

MLK Day March & Rally includes a gay contingent from the Rustin-Lorde Breakfast. Steps off from Peachtree Street @ Baker Street, 1:45 p.m.

Wrap It Up with DJ Kaye G @ Bulldogs, 7 p.m. 

 

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