The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Spring sports is just the tip of fresh new options popping up all over the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ Atlanta events set for this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, March 8

OurSong: Mixtapes (top photo). A cabaret show from Atlanta’s LGBTQ co-ed chorus @ Synchronicity Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

Fourth Tuesday. Yes, it’s First Friday, but this stalwart lesbian social network is happy houring @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Hobnob with the LGBTQ business minds of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ Lilli Midtown, 6 p.m.

Shabbat with Sinigaga. This entertainer is going to blow your mind, hosted by SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Research Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity @ 2074 Lavista Road NE, 6:30 p.m.

2019 Print Biennial. Art prints adorn the walls for your pleasure and purchase during this opening reception in the gay-owned spaces @ kai lin art, 7 p.m.

Men With Money. Three young bachelors, two gay and one straight, are looking to marry their way from rags to riches in a re-imagined 1950s @Aurora Theatre, 8 p.m. Read the Q preview on stands now.

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

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

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

DILF: Strapped. One, two. You know what to do. Joe Whitaker hosts DJ Xavier Alvarado  @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Eric kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 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. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your LGBTQ 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, March 9

NFFLA Flag Football (middle photo). The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta take to the gridiron to open their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The guys play shirts and skins, mostly skins, in this week’s Q photo essay. Meet them at the Queen Supreme Social after the games @ Blake’s, 4 p.m.

Atlanta United Block Party. The MLS Champions host the city, including their gays @ 431 Edgewood Ave., 12 noon – 6 p.m. For real, their gays are plentiful and will staff the beer truck at LGBTQ-owned Georgia Beer Garden.

#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.

Leather Titles Forum. Ever thought about running for a leather or fetish sash, but were afraid to ask? These people have the info you need @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m.

Wish! The party boys with the More To Love charity raise funds with day drinking @ Heretic, 4 p.m. Stick around for the DJ Roland Belmares Afterparty, 10 p.m. 

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain 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. 

Purim Off Ponce. The social justice arm of the gay-led Congregation Bet Haverim hosts this Jewish holiday costume party @ The Temple, 7 p.m.

Sissy. Author Jacob Tobia discusses and signs his Q-recommended book subtitled A Coming of Age Gender [email protected] Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. The book was one of the things we were most excited about for 2019.

AFB: Dance The Night Away. Atlanta Freedom Bands @ Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.

OurSong: Mixtapes. A cabaret show with Atlanta’s LGBTQ co-ed chorus @ Synchronicity Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Sonia Leigh. Queer female blues rock dovetails in performer-audience harmony @ Eddie’s Attic, 9 p.m.

Piano Sing Along. Transplanted Broadway Baby Robert Ray leads the queens in song @ Campagnolo, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. 

Collider. DJ Mr. Richard kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

New Wave Dance Party. The ‘80s with VJ Anthony, those who remember and those who weren’t born yet @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

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

Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.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. Oscar Velazquez moves you ‘til sunrise across the parking lot @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, March 10

Hotlanta Softball Opening Day (bottom photo). The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Join them afterwards for the Extra Innings Beer Bust @ Oscars, 4 p.m.

Queer Yoga. Patrick Joseph Boston bends you and stretches everybody and “every body” @ Ballroom Dance Studios, 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.

Sporty 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.

Atlanta United Tailgate.The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 p.m.  Meet All Stripes in this week’s Q magazine. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 2 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 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.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. 

New Faces. Regina Simms and Charmaine Sinclair host legends and newbies @ Friends, 9 p.m. 

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

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more.



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