The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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‘Tis the season for holiday themes and party queens. Come get it on the most thorough accounting of LGBTQ events in Atlanta, right here on the Queer Agenda calendar.

Friday, Dec. 13

Christmas with the Crawfords (top photo). Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater company takes on a camp classic. Based on a 1949 radio broadcast from Joan Crawford’s home, exaggerated silver screen icons visit for the holidays @ Out Front Theatre Company, 7 p.m. Runs through Dec. 21.

Friday the 13th Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Buy the kitschy, funny, awesome t-shirt and mug designs of Brad Gibson’s Neon Horror while you drink @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. If you didn’t already know, this artist is Q People. Then stick around, baby. It’s Slay Belles drag show with Chelsea Daggers, Orchid and more surprises, 10 p.m.

A Tuna Christmas. The two-person, 20-character romp through the smalltown South that gives more than it receives this holiday @ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, through Dec. 29. 

Ugly Sweater Contest. Bring your worst with the guys of the best and a chance to win $250 @ Ten, 9 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. 

Latin Dance Party. DJ Moose kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.

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. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 14

Heretic 28th Anniversary with DJ Joe Gauthreaux (middle photo). Add holiday gays, and what more do you need to know? Get there early and stay there late @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Charis Holiday Party. The stalwart queer women’s bookstore celebrates customers with cookies, free gift wrapping and specials on tomes @ Charis Books & More, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Drag Queen Brunch. The new party at a queer foodie fave continues with DJ beats after the show @ Twisted Soul, 12 noon. 

#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.

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

Gays For Plays. It’s Pride Night with a gathering to watch Invasion Christmas Carol @ Dad’s Garage, 7 p.m. 

Vintage Holiday Concert. It’s a 1940s radio show with ladies of Atlanta Women’s Chorus @ Grace United Methodist Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Ruby’s Redd Light District & Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

‘80s New Wave. The video dance party your inner child longs for every second Saturday with VJ Anthony @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m. 

Backroom Burlesque. Trashetta Got Run Over By A Reindeer is this month’s Armorettes theme @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Stoplight Party. Red, Yellow and Green means go with DJ Neon the Glowgobear leaving you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Holiday Onesie Party lays beats deck with you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

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

Heyday. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive 80’s dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

Xion Afterhours. Rodolfo Bravat moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Dec. 15

Drag Queen Story Hour (bottom photo). Brent Star tells the kids stories for the entertainment of children and adults alike @ Posman Books, 12 noon – 1 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.

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.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Midtown Moon, 1 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. This week, you can drink to benefit World AIDS Day charities.

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.


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

Friends Holiday Benefit Show. The 15th annual drag benefit with Regina Simms, Charmaine Sinclair, Valencia Litre and more benefits Toys for Tots @ Friends Neighborhood Bar, 9 p.m.

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