The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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From Australian drag DJs and DILFs to make-out parties and an out gay Super Bowl coach, plus everything in between, it's the Queer Agenda calendar.

Friday, Jan. 31

Make Out Party. DJ Nark’s Nark Magazine brings local hosts, talent and go-gos together for a dance @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Seven Artists Figurative Show. Bold imagery, character, humor and queer-inclusive cultural positioning are all on display @ Tew Galleries, 5 p.m.

David Reeb Dinner Hour. The LGBTQ pianist plays and hosts an open mic while you enjoy the food @ Olive Bistro, 6 p.m.

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

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.

OUTrageous Cabaret. Atlanta’s lesbian-feminist bookstore and charity collective raises funds with a show featuring various genres @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 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. 

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

DJ Christopher Kind sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 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. DJ Exel and Kia Comedy throw the party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 1

DILF: Kinky Beats with Kitty Glitter (middle photo). See that boy, watch that scene, they are the dancing queens @ Heretic 10 p.m.

MAAP Saturday Brunch. Join the LGBTQ businesspeople of Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ OxWork, 10 a.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.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby Match. The local gay rugby squad takes on Augusta @ Boulevard Crossing Park, 1 p.m. Get with the guys afterward for their Third Half social @ Woofs, 3:30 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. 

Saturday Supper Club. Crooner Matt Brooker sings with keyboard accompaniment by David Reeb while you eat @ Olive Bistro, 6 p.m. We love Brooker.

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 Redd Light District, 9 p.m.

Mardi Gras Midtown Block Party. Phoenix headlines the festivities and show with DJs Ksquared and Wulf @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 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.

Heyday. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive 80’s dance party for every freakin’ body also features a live band this time @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

Matteo Lane. The sexy, snarky comic adds an extra performance to his sold-out, three-day stint @ Laughin Skull Lounge, 12:30 a.m. Read his Q Cover Story Interview.

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


Sunday, Feb. 2

Super Bowl LIV. Catch the excitement from kickoff with the teams including the NFL’s first openly gay coach (and former Atlantan, bottom photo), through the halftime show and zillion-dollar ads like the one featuring queens Miz Cracker and Kim Chi, to the final championship seconds @ Woofs, Hideaway, My Sister’s Room, the 16th Annual Chili Cookoff @ Friends on Ponce, the annual NFFLA Super Bowl Party at Blake's The T's Grant Park 1st Anniversary, and all your other favorite gay bars, pubs and clubs.

Hotlanta Softball Open Practices. Before the spring/summer season begins, shake off the cobwebs @ D-BAT Perimeter, 9 a.m.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Terracotta Sugarbaker reads in conjunction with a matinee performance of Fun Home @ Actor’s Express, 12 noon.

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.

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 @ Midtown Moon. Brunch, noon. Show,1 p.m.

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

The Color Purple. The songs you love from the LGBTQ-led thespians @ Actor’s Express, 5 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.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS blow it out for their birthday @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. The show is followed by The Return of Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet, 10 p.m.

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

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