The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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With commemorations and celebrations as job one, and an extra day to do it, the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ Atlanta events gets supersized for your pleasure through Monday.

Friday, Jan. 17

LGBTQ MLK Weekend (top photo). “Winter Pride” continues with parties every night and day, and a queer contingent in Atlanta’s annual march on Monday.

IMAGINE. Opening reception of this four-artist exhibit that takes on underlying themes of imagination through childhood impossibilities and daydreams @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

Moonlight & Magnolias. What really happened when Gone With the Wind was in production but no completed script? A lock-in. Yep, it’s a true story, and it’s staging @ New Theatre in the Square, through Feb. 1

Antonio Biaggie's Naughty & Nuts. Adult film star and producer Antonio Biaggi pulls back the curtain on the industry for his one-man show @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m.  Read his Q interview.

The Golden Hour. Queens and queers pool their talents for a Golden Girls variety show @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

Fun Home. Based on lesbian illustrator Allison Bechdel’s novel of the same name, this is the first don’t-miss queer theater experience of 2020 @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 16.

Union Suit Night. Follow this un-flap-able dress code, and you’ll be seeing red @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

G8yties: Madonna Power Hour. For dancing queens who were there, and those who wish they were @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Queer Bait. Party with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Critter Night. Ms. Atlanta Eagle, pups, kitties and more send you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Nonsense ATL: Hot Mess. DJ Kimber’s newest straight-inclusive dance party for every freakin’ body is the Hot Mess Dance Party. You know who you are @ 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.

Moonlight Cabaret. Wrap up the work week and kick off the weekend with Myah Ross Monroe and the cast serving drag eleganza @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m.

Fem Friday. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 18

Tom Stephan (second photo). Men will pour onto the dance floor with beats all the way from London @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Field Day Beer Bust. Tip back a few for the Action Cycling Atlanta cause @ Woofs, 2 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.

Outworlders Book Club. Atlanta’s LGBTQ sci-fi/fantasy group discusses”Gideon the Ninth” @ Fulton Kirkwood Library, 2 p.m.

Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project. The January membership meeting welcomes all comers for an update @ Fulton Sandy Springs Library, 2:30 p.m.

LGBTQ MLK Weekend. “Winter Pride” continues with parties every night and day, and a queer contingent in Atlanta’s annual march on Monday.

Glitz & Glam. Dinner and show witht he queens 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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Queer Atlanta and Q’s own favorite comic Ian Aber curates the lineup @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m. 

OutProv. Atlanta's newest, funniest, and queerest improv troupe returns @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

Armorettes 41st Anniversary Drag Show, Part 1. Join the cast of camp crazies for a  cause @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Ho Sho 6. The live-singing charity drag show returns with “Six Degrees of Penetration” @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 8:30 p.m.

Moonlight Cabaret. Once a weekend just isn't enough. Join Myah Ross Monroe and the cast @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m. Get there early for Ruby’s Red Light District, 9 p.m.

Galano Bingo. The gay recovery club calls the balls with drag hosts and entertainment @ Galano Club, 9 p.m.

The Gleam. Queer burlesque with live band Mayhayley's Grave @ Red Light Café, 9 p.m.

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

Saturday Showcase. Kia Comedy heads the lineup with DJ beats before and after @ My Sister's Room, 10 p.m. Stick around for the Sweetwater Drag Show, 11:30 p.m.

Retronymic Love. DJ Moose leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.  And get sporty. It’s also Atlanta Bucks Sports Gear Bar Night.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather at the corner of Gay & Gay Streets and get your gay guy gaggle on @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Pagano Afterhours continues the British DJ vibes on Cheshire Bridge Road and steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.


Sunday, Jan. 19

Armorettes 41st Anniversary, Part 2 (third photo). The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS blow it out for their birthday @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

LGBTQ MLK Weekend. “Winter Pride” continues with parties every night and day, and a queer contingent in Atlanta’s annual march on Monday.

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. Games and matches 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.

Drag Me to Brunch. Good grub and cool queens serve Sunday vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m.

Charmaine Sinclair's Sunday Tea Dance. Underwear models music and more @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m. 

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens @ Midtown Moon. Serving @ noon with the show @ 1 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m. Stick around. It’s Showtune Sundays featuring videos and singalongs with DJ Adam Bland, 8 p.m.

A Benefit for Mr. Charlie Brown MC Marc Jones, Bubba Dee, DJs Rob Reum and George Greelee, plus a cast of performers who’ve worked with the legend help out a friend @ Amsterdam, 6 p.m. Read how fans are rallying to help the drag legend. 

20/20 Vison Board Party. Visualize your year more clearly with Southern Fried Queer Pride @ Hodge Podge Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m.

Ten Atlanta 7-Year Anniversary Party. Hard to believe there was a time before this Midtown mainstay wasn’t a must-stop on any bar hop. Celebrate @ Ten Atlanta, 11 p.m.

Queer AF. D’Knighten Day hosts the most diverse king and queen cast in town, with a dance party to boot @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 20

Rustin-Lorde Breakfast (bottom photo). LGBTQ MLK Weekend events culminate over food and communing @ Loudermilk Center, 9:30 a.m.

All About My Mother. Gay director Pedro Almodovar’s masterpiece screens with a drag pre-show and party @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m. 


A version of this calendar ran in Q magazine. Read the whole issue online here:

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