The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

If it’s not one thing, it’s another in the Queer Agenda. If you’re not networking with LGBTQ pros, you’re among dancing queens. If you’re not beer busting, you’re a queer arts patron.

Friday, Aug. 24

Fourth Friday Networking (top photo). Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hots its monthly happy hour @ InterContinental Buckhead Hotel, 5:30 p.m.=

Weavestock. This scripted “Haus Party” play from Southern Fried Queer Pride features performances by a black drag cast @ Out Front Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game together on multiple screens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs and Guac Y Margys, 7 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger and her kooky queens work Atlanta’s newest gay bar @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Country Night. Dancing queens step aside for two-steppers and line dancers. No cover @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

DJ Mr. Richard gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Time Machine Dance Party. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

DJ Bloody Mary. Come to the “Dame-Music” party with this Berlin-based DJ and dance all night @ Wildpitch, 10 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.

Drrty Divas. Boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m. 

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your LGBTQ weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

Glamorous (middle photo). The international, sexy black-and-gold party hits town with DJ Barney Philly @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. Show em what you got by appointment only @ 781 Peachtree, 10 a.m. Sunday afternoon too.

KSU Fall Exhibitions. Atlanta-bred queer artist Aubrey Longley Cooke is among those showing at this Kennesaw State opening @ Zuckerman Museum of Art, 2 p.m.

NFFLA Margarita Bust. National Flag Football League of Atlanta gears up for its fall season with bottomless margs @ Zocalo, 4 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.

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

Atlanta Harlequins Rugby. Atlanta’s women’s squad takes on New York @ Life University, 6 p.m.

Sinister Wisdom. Celebrate the fourth issue of this anthology on Southern lesbian organizing. This edition focuses on gathering places @ Charis Books &More, 7:30 pm.

Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. Atlanta native, actor and trans pioneer Scott Turner Schofield returns to film his wildly popular play to become a movie on two nights. Ticket help finance the film @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Read our Interview.

A Sordid Three Ring Circus. The answer to what you get when you mix Del Shores, Leslie Jordan and their Sordid Lives cohort Ann Walker. It benefits Positive Impact Health Centers @ Center Stage, 8 p.m.

Pop Karaoke with Princess Charles. Sing your heart out with your host plus DJ Suzanne @ Midtown Tavern, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Black Out Party with DJ Daniel Weaver kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. You’re in luck. It’s also Panther L/L Bar Night.

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

Queen Bey Afterparty. After the first of two nights that Beyonce and Jay-Z play Atlanta, Queerly Beloved Revue keeps the vibe going @ My Sister’s Room, 11:30 p.m. 

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

Xion Afterhours. DJ Karlitos moves you til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

Glamorous Recovery (bottom photo). The dancing queens from last night belt down hairs of the dog today @ Zocalo, 3 p.m.

Gospel Brunch. Armorette Priscilla O'Kneel stages the singing queens while you eat from an amazing smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. Show em what you got by appointment only @ 781 Peachtree, 1 p.m.

Drag Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. 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 including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Nostalgia Silent Party. Put on your headphones and groove with DJs Aasha Adore, Gina T. and Sed the Saint @ Deep End, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 6 p.m.

Armorettes: Auditions Finals. After Saturday’s Round 1, the camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more, check back here every Thursday for the full weekend roundup.