The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Add this share

You work hard all week. You deserve everything the LGBTQ-ATL event gurus can muster. Hurl your tired-but-not-beaten spirit at these rejuvenating downtime options.

Friday, Feb. 21

Black Girl Magic ft. Vixen. The RuGirl hits town to headline this History Month celebration with the House of Alxndr @ Drunken Unicorn, 10 p.m.

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.

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 EAV’s alternaqueers @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

G8yties. The popular party takes on a VHS 1984 theme @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Rosebudd Hotel Shitt’s Creek Party. Wear your favorite character from head to toe @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Hot Mess. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive party crew does pop divas like no other @ The Basement, 9 p.m.

DJ Mister Richard sends you into overdrive @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

Mardi Gras Masquerade. Beads, masks, DJ Loki Dodi and host Kia Barnes throw the party @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

GirlCrush. Ladies unite for this monthly fete @ 10th & Piedmont, 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.

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.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

Winter Beef Ball. For the fifth year, Bearracuda celebrates brings winter bears out of hibernation @ Heretic, 10 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.

Field Day Fun Bust. Beer, prizes and Field Day fundraising teams collide @ Midtown Moon, 2 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. 

Sam Jay. The openly queer Saturday Night Live writer tapes her Netflix Original Comedy special @ The Masquerade, 7:30 p.m.  Read the Q interview in this issue.

Nikki Giovanni. The iconic poet reads from her work free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis @ Schwartz Center, 4 p.m.

The Normal Heart. Kennesaw State University’s current production of the Tony Kushner heartbreaker presents one  of three Pride Night performances @ Onyx Theater, 7 p.m.

LMAO ft. Jujubee. Queens of comedy join the headlining RuGirl with Wussy @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Mardi Gras Masquerade. DJ Super Will, a mask contest and the Mardi Gras party spirit top the attractions @ Hideaway, 9 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. 

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

Xion Afterhours. Isaac Escalante steers you toward sunrise @ Xion at BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

Armory Reunion. Those who remember, those who wish they could, and those who weren’t even born yet party like it’s 1999 @ Amsterdam, 3:30 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.

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.

Black Lesbian Archives Grassroots Tour Stop. Atlanta’s lesbian-feminist bookstore and cooperative hosts a Zine Making Creatives Incubator as part of this event series. Join the fun and conversation @ Charis Books & More, 3 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: Mardi Gras Edition. 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.

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

Pick up each weekly edition of Q magazine at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around Atlanta.

THE LATEST

Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...
17,446FansLike
7,001FollowersFollow
7,682FollowersFollow

PHOTO GALLERIES