The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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With Valentine's Day to kick it off, Atlanta's weekend of queer events goes into overdrive. Check the Queer Agenda calendar for shows, specials and soirees.

Friday, Feb. 14

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (top photo). The Out on Film award winner and smoldering lesbian romance begins its don’t-miss theatrical run @ Midtown Art Cinema, 7 p.m.

Valentine Love Lounge. Tiny Tinis from Hendrix Gin, delivered by cupids for singles or couples @ Hideaway, 5 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour. Forget the name. It’s Second Friday, and this venerable lesbian social group is celebrating @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

Bingo Drag Show. Queens call the balls, and you imbibe beer @ Arches Brewing, Hapeville, 7 p.m.

The Gaga Hour. It’s Artpop After Dark with comedy, burlesque, go-go and drag all in the theme of the one and only Mother Monster @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

The Best Damn Queen Show Ever. A show celebrating the music of Queen and the genius of Freddie Mercury @ Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

Sweet & Sultry. Ariel Allegro headlines this queer burlesque show emceed by the one and only Theresa Davis @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Singles Appreciation Night. Mix and mingle to reclaim the day traditionally for couples @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

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

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

Fun Home: Closing Weekend. 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: Valentine’s Day. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Love Hearts. DJ Moose sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Heart Throb. It’s a “Valentine’s Day Hookup Party” like only can be done @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Bless Yr Heart. Only Southern Fried Queer Pride can put on a queer Valentine dance party like this one @ The Bakery, 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. THIS WEEK ONLY: Don’t miss the Barking Leather Fashion Show, 10:45 p.m.

Fetish Friday. DJ Exel and Kia Comedy throw the party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Banshee Late Night. Vicki Powell controls the ones and twos way past your bedtime @ Banshee in EAV, 11 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 15

Horse Meat Disco (middle photo). The London party crew that wowed Atlanta last year returns to rock Vicki Powell’s Deep South series @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit. Identified and allied students, parents and faculty gather for their annual discussions @ Agnes Scott College, all day.

#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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Q contributor, comic and show runner Ian Aber curates the comedians @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Southern Stories. Author Mesha Maren brings her queer novel Sugar Run as part of this event @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

Evrgrn. The lesbian duo performs a Valentine set @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m.

Flawless. Out on Film hosts a discussion after the screening of this wonderful, trans-inclusive coming-of-age movie as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival @ Plaza Theatre, 8:20 p.m. Check out all of AJFF’s full LGBTQ track.

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 Red Light District, 9 p.m.

DickLit. A queer-led burlesque experience “Exposing the Modern Inbox” @ Red Light Café, 9 p.m.

President’s Day Weekend Dance Party. DJ Will and Smirnoff specials keep you moving @ The Hideaway, 9 p.m.

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

Socks & Jocks. Your gear and DJ Neon the Glowgobear leave 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.

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

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


Sunday, Feb. 16

Drag Brunch Theatre (bottom photo). 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.

LNF Sunday Funday Brunch. Lost N Found Youth benefits while you eat and drink @ Red Pepper Taqueria, 11 a.m. – 4 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.

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.

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


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