The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Southern Sole, Glamorous, the quintessential red carpet and Chunk. That's just the tip of Atlanta's Queer Agenda event calendar. Keep scrolling to taste the rainbow through Sunday.

Friday, Feb. 7

Chunk (top photo). DJ Cakes from Toronto and Atlanta’s own Vicki Powell bring hot gogo bears to the party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Triad. A group show with works by queer artists Jon Arge, Chris Beat and Robert Sherer get an opening reception @ Gallery 378, 6 p.m. 

Bull in a China Shop. The latest production by Atlanta’s queer theater troupe hits the boards @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 15.

Pour Some Glitter On Me. It’s a burlesque tribute to classic rock with a queer-inclusive cast @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Atlanta’s largest film fest is even more queer-inclusive than ever @ Various venues, through Feb. 27. Read our LGBTQ preview.

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.

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.

Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend includes nightly events @ Atlanta Eagle, through Sunday. 

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. 8

Love on the Rocks (middle photo). Joining Hearts takes on a “Reverie” theme for this year’s Valentine kickoff to their fundraising year @ Frazer Center, 5 p.m. Find more info in this issue of Q.

#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. 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. 

Atlanta Bucks Bachelor Auction & Beer Bust. The gay rugby squad raises beer mugs, funds and heart rates @ Midtown Moon, 7 p.m.

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.

Glamorous. DJ Ben Bakson comes all this way for the latest, greatest iteration of this dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

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

Raising the Bar. The signature party for Southern Sole Bootblack Weekend 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.

New Wave Video Dance Party. Whether you remember the days or wish you did, join VJ Anthony @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

Valentine Chug! Off-center queens take on a V Day theme in the gay-run, straight-inclusive halls @ Georgia Beer Garden, 10:30 p.m.  Q lays out more early Valentine events in this issue.

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


Sunday, Feb. 9

Oscars Watch Party (bottom photo). From red carpet to the final curtain, watch the Academy Awards on the big screen with Out on Film and more @ Plaza Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

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

HRC + Lucy McBath Brunch. The Atlanta arm of the Human Rights Campaign hosts brunch with a mimosa bar @ RSVP for location. Much of queer Atlanta loves her.

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.

Chunk: Junk. No one ever gets enough Saturday at Heretic, so they’re giving you more Chunk @ Mary’s, 4 p.m.

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

Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy. Trans comic Ian Harvie, TruTV’s Chanel Ali and Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead benefit the Abortion Access Front @ the Earl, 7:30 p.m.

Naked Girls Reading. Get ready for some tasty reads with the LGBTQ-inclusive burlesque crowd @ Metropolian Studios, 8:30 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. Stick around. Tossed Salad with Brigitte Bidet & Co. is back, 10 p.m.

This calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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