The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Atlanta Wild. Queer & Loathing. Queen Butch. Brims & Blazers. Bessie. LGBTQ events pick up speed as the calendar page flips to another month of opportunities and choices.

Friday, Feb. 28

Queen Butch (top photo). DJ Hector Romero spins the soundtrack to QB’s own Alfons’ birthday bash @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Fourth Friday. Out Georgia Business Alliance hosts its monthly cocktail hour @ Creative Approach, 5:30 p.m.

NFFLA 2020 Spring Opening Party. The gays who play in National Flag Football League of Atlanta bowl, eat, drink and celebrate spring @ Pin & Proper, 6 p.m.

Bessie. A cooperative of LGBTQ groups screens the Queen Latifah film as part of the In Vibrant Color: Celebrating Queer Black Cinema series @ Out Front Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

RuPaul’s Drag Race. Viewing Parties for Season XLVI are all over town, 8 p.m. Including Atlanta Eagle and Midtown Moon

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 EAV’s alternaqueers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

Brims & Blazers. You have the dress code, now join all the other ladies who love ladies @ My Sister’s Room, 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. 


Saturday, Feb. 29

Queer & Loathing (middle photo). Candida Valentina returns from Vegas with a theme-night Queerly Beloved Revue @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

Olympic Marathon Trials. Front Runners, Atlanta's LGBTQ running club, cheers on marathoners trying to make the 2020 Olympics team @ Edgewood between Cortland and Woodruff Park, 11 a.m.

#Daydrunk: Girl Scout Cookies Edition. 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.

HSL Beer Bust. Even before Opening Day, Hotlanta Softball League coaches and players beer bust it @ The Hideaway, 4 p.m

Glitz & Glam. 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. 

NunDay Funday. A venue hop like only they can do it. Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence spread cosmic joy across four places, starting @ Ansley Mall, 7 p.m.

Just Roxie. Three remaining members of the lesbian bluegrass band formerly known as Roxie Watson performs @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

Faeries & Tails. Get ready for burlesque, aerial arts, puppetry and singing in this scripted variety show @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m. Second performance on Sunday.

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. 

Leap Day Party. You get an extra day this month, so do drink about it with DJ Will. Free Bar tab if born on Feb. 29 @ The Hideaway, 9 p.m.

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

Reload. DJ Eric James pulls back the hammer and keeps firing for Hardcore Leather Night @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Thomas Solvert. All the way from Spain, this DJ turns you every which way but loose @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

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

Xion Afterhours. DJ Seth Breezy steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.


Sunday, March 1

Atlanta Wild Preseason Tournament (bottom photo). The Hotlanta Softball team warms everybody up with games in four divisions @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m.

Drag Brunch Bingo. Hit the Beltline for food, games and queens with Brent Star benefiting AV200 @ Guac y Margys, 12:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Doggies on the Catwalk: Doggie of the Year. Meet all the four-legged finalists and find out the winner to benefit pet charities @ Piedmont Bark, 2 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens @ Midtown Moon. Brunch, noon. Show, 1 p.m.


Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Sing Out Sunday. Huey Rocks hosts, and you grab the mic @ The T Grant Park, 7 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.

Faeries & Tails. Get ready for burlesque, aerial arts, puppetry and singing in this scripted variety show @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m. 

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS blow it out for their birthday @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. Stick around. Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet & Co. is back, 10 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

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