The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You earned all the goodness the LGBTQ-ATL is laying at your feet as a reward for a hard-fought week. Check out events ready to honor St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, but oh. so. much. more. 

Friday, March 15

Shebang! (top photo) Summer comes early for Wussy’s annual celebration, formerly known as Powder Room, features womxn and nonbinary DJs and hosts @ Star Bar, 10 p.m.

Luck of the Toad. Get Patty’s weekend started with some Mexican fare with Twee behind the bar @ Frogs, 4 p.m.


Mapplethorpe. The Out on Film audience award winner returns in its theatrical run with the story of legendary gay photographer and boundary pusher Robert Mapplethorpe @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week. Q magazine loved it.

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. Runs through April 7. Read the Q preview.

Mug Club 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. 

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

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

The G8yties 80s Party. Booze, beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Stanley’s Flashback kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Nonsense. DJ Kimber and her gay entourage go green for St. Patrick’s Weekend @ The Basement, 11 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 16

St. Patty’s Stoplight Party. DJ Neon the Glowgobear (middle photo) kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

NFFLA Flag Football. 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 a Q photo essay. Games followed by the infamous annual NFFLA Margarita Bust @ Zocalo, 4 p.m.

AIDS Then AIDS Now. Out on Film screens and contrasts three films from different eras, Buddies, Paris 05:59and Theo and [email protected] Out Front, 12 noon.

Sarah Higgins. This artist talk is sponsored by Southern Fried Queer Pride @ Mint, 12 noon.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Beer Bust. Drinking on dry land with the LGBTQ swimmers and divers @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 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.

Queer Eye Heroes Reunion. All the heroes from Seasons 1 and 2 of the popular Netflix reboot on a panel raising money for Rainbow House @ Relapse Theatre, 5 p.m.

Lip Sync Drag Battle. They call the show “Life’s a Drag,” but this drag is anything but a drag @ Midtown Moon, 5 p.m.

Body & Soul. The 9th annual celebration of black men’s bodies features work from four photographers @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m. Get a taste in this issue of Q magazine.

Urban Tree Comedy. Q’s and queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber hosts this outstanding comedy lineup @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Michelle Malone. The lesbian blues rocker’s full band and special guest Wyatt Espalin on fiddle take on Irish music in honor of St. Patrick’s Day @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Miss Richfield 1981: Gender Fluids. The one-queen show queen returns with an all-new one-queen show @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. The camp drag charity queens fight HIV/AIDS in Atlanta one dollar at a time @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Fresh Faces with Lucy Stoole. The Chicago genderfuck artist joins Atlanta alternaqueers and the anti-smoking This Free Life crew for a walk-lewk competition for cash prizes @ Moxy ATL, 9 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. 

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

Green Party. You wear the St. Patty’s colors, and DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins the beats that move your feets @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

Queerly Beloved: Spring, Sprang Sprung! Candida Valentina and her crew of drag and burlesque performers celebrate the season @ My Sister’s Room, 10:30 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.


Sunday, March 17

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

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Hit the Extra Innings Margarita Bust @ Mama’s, 4 p.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, 3 p.m. Meet All Stripes and get in on their plans here, and the match is also on TV @ Woofs, where it's March Madness too, 7 p.m. This how they tailgate.

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 Fundayweekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

Bi + Ga: Healthy & Thriving. Join this panel discussion and resource sharing event @ The Bakery, 5 p.m.

Atlanta Sisters Meeting. The local arm of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite all comers to see what they’re all about @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.

Armorettes: St. Patrick’s Day. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 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 calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more.



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