The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Gay Atlanta’s calendar stays busy for “Winter Pride,” plus the closing of an institution, the return of a British legend, local revelry and more.

Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates or changes from organizers.

My Sister’s Room hosts a full weekend slate for MLK starting Friday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, Jan. 14

MSR: Bliss Winter Pride Weekend. Women who love women who love two indoor levels of fun and outdoor parties too @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

F* Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of anything goes. When the sun goes down, find DJ Mr. Richard on deck @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Atlanta’s only drag dinner and a show experience in the loungey surrounds of premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Taejah Thomas headline two dinner-show experiences with Lala Ri, Trinity Bonet and Raquel Heart in the show bar @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Horse Meat Disco. Queer Atlanta’s own DJ Brian Rojas warms you up before the London party crew spins you into oblivion @ Future, 10 p.m.

House of Legends. Drag, drinks, dancers and a DJ @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

House By Definition ft: Calagna. Xion afterhours parties you from Friday night into Saturday morning. Bump and grind until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m.

 

Black gay Winter Pride includes Devaint at Heretic on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, Jan. 15

Deviant: MLK Weekend. The Black gay party guys let freedom ring for the holiday weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Queens do dinner and a show in 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.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Destiny Brooks headline two dinner-show experiences with Shawnna Brooks, Extasy Grey and Cici Nicole in the show bar @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Eyeball these photos from the fun.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

Peep Show. Queer burlesque with Wussy features dames, dudes and drag for you nerves @ City Winery, 10 p.m.

MSR: Bliss Winter Pride Weekend. Atlanta women who love women who love comedy, drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

That’s So Fetch: ‘90s Dance Party. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and their ode to the ‘90s @ Venkman’s, 10 p.m.

Underground Circuit Saturday with Kardona & Theo. Atlanta Underground’s gay dance club lays down your Saturday soundtrack @ Future, 11 p.m.  View party night photos.

Swinging Richard’s Farewell Party. Book your seats for the sad goodbye @ Swinging Richards, 10 p.m. (Yes, you, they are closing for good on Jan. 15.)

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Deca-Dance.  Special guest DJ Bill Berdeaux spins tunes while you enjoy drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Xion Afterhours ft. Isaac Escalante. The Underground’s gay club keeps you jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Believe Music Hall, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Lips puts drag on your brunch menu every Sunday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Jan. 16

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd emcees the queens while you eat up and drink down @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. Later, there’s the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

The ‘T’ with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and DJ Rob Reum, then keep it going with Honey Pot Bear Night @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, 4 p.m. through 12 midnight.

MSR: Brunch & Bubbly. Eat, drink, and the merry drag show starts at 4 p.m. @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m. Now every Sunday is also Switch! Sunday, 8 p.m.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun with Brigitte Bidet and Shawnna Brooks in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

Swinging Richards will be a memory after this weekend. Book your goodbye seats. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

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