The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

That sound you hear growing louder like a freight train is November hurtling into your world with LGBTQ Atlanta's gay and gay-adjacent events. Hop on board with the Queer Agenda of shows, soirees and specials.

Friday, Nov. 3

The Other Show (top photo) Come to the second-to-last performance ever of Edie Cheezburger’s unique drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m.

Diamond Lil Estate Auction. The possessions of the late Phil Forrester, aka the beloved drag icon Diamond Lil, will be auctioned off the highest bidder @ Big Shanty Auction, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, 6 p.m. She died last year.

LNF Fall Food Drive. Help Lost N Found Youth champion homeless LGBTQ teens by bringing your canned goods and enjoy some drinks and grub @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

On My Mind. Local gay dancer, singer and choreographer and Corian Ellisor’s MFA performance showcases the intersection of black, gay and Southern identies @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday too. Read our interview.

Rocky Horror Show. Atlanta’s LGBT theatrical company opens its first full season with the camp classic @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 5

Morningside. The new play by local gay luminary Topher Payne trods the boards @ Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 12

Jumpin Jumpin with DJ Ree de la Vega. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pump. The weekly man-on-man dance party launches your weekend @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Onyx Night with DJ Ron Pullman gets the weekend going with DJ Ron Pullman @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 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.

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 Lounge. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. 

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

Bearracuda (middle photo). DJ Paul Goodyear flies in from Sydney to move the men @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Healthy Sexy Trans. A body-positive conference covering topics of concern to keep transgender bodies cared for and transgender lives thriving @ Decatur Recreation Center, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Adoption Conference. Info for prospective parents who are gay @ W Midtown Atlanta Hotel, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southern Softpaw League Season Closer ends gay fall ball @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Afterparty for pet charities @ Heretic, 4 p.m.

Charis 43rd Birthday. It’s been a long and winding road for Atlanta’s lesbian-feminist bookstore, so you need celebration prices and cake @ Charis Books & More, 11 a.m. – 7 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 bar’s Skary-oke, 9 p.m.

Impulse in the Park. The AID Atlanta-affiliated social group against HIV stigma for black gay men plays games and picnics with a DJ to boot @ Grant Park, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Miss Dixie 2018. With a Broadway Babies theme, camp queen contestants take the stage for charity under the watchful eye of Celeste Holmes @ Jungle, 6 p.m. Stick around for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m., then DJ Beats move your feets, 10:30 p.m.

On My Mind. Local gay dancer, singer and choreographer and Corian Ellisor’s MFA performance showcases the intersection of black, gay and Southern identies @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Sunday performance as well.

Michelle Malone. The lesbian blues rocker moves you @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

DJ Eric kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

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

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, Nov. 5

I Am Midtown (bottom photo). The mission to preserve and defend the LGBTQ inclusive character of the our city’s gayest burg gets some fun and fundraising upstairs @ Blake’s 5 p.m. It’s just part of the bar’s Sunday lineup, starting with High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the Midtown Rouge show with an all-star cast, 8:30 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon. 

Drag Brunch brings 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.

Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

On My Mind. Local gay dancer, singer and choreographer and Corian Ellisor’s MFA performance showcases the intersection of black, gay and Southern identies @ 7 Stages, 5 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.