The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Just because Pride is over doesn’t mean the LGBTQ events slow down. In fact, the opposite is true. Scroll through our Queer Agenda and let Atlanta show you a good time this weekend.

Friday, Oct. 20

Rocky Horror Show (top photo). Atlanta’s LGBT theatrical company opens its first full season with the camp classic @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Oct. 29.

#QueerIsLife Comedy & Open Mic Night. Comic Julie Osborne hosts a night of LGBT comedy @ Highland Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.

John Waters. The one, the only filmmaker and gay gadabout talks “Low Definition” with Atlanta Celebrates Photography @ Woodruff Center, 7 p.m.

Witch Please. A seasonal edition of DJ Ree de la Vegas’ set @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle Zombie Party gets the weekend going @ 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, Oct. 21

Jerusalem House Halloween Bash (middle photo). The gay Halloween party that kicks off a whole week of costumes goes down with this year’s “Revenge of the 80s” theme @ Gallery 874, 7 p.m. This event is always an eyeful. Always.

Southern Softpaw League has fall ball in full swing @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 4. 

Little 5 Points Halloween. The annual festival and parade that are singularly Atlanta return @ Euclid Avenue between Moreland and Edgewood, 12 noon – 11 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Queer Youth Fest. The annual all-ages celebration of all things LGBTQ goes all day @ Healium Center, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Photographer’s Collective. An exhibit of work by nine local artists including the gay gallery owner @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Women’s Chorus. The sister group to the Gay Men’s Chorus sings their “Teach Your Children Well” concert @ Ponce-Highland Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

LCD Soundsystem. The queer-inclusive synth band opens a weekend of music @ The Roxy, 8 p.m.

Emily Saliers. Half of Indigo Girls does her latest solo thang with her band @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.

Wacked Out Black Out. Wussy and Icon provide the glow paint, black lights, hostess Jaye Lish, performances and dance music. You provide your dressed-up-to-mess-up self @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

DJ beats kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s also Atlanta Bucks Bar Night.

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.

Afterhours really gets cranking when the party moves to Cheshire Bridge Road with DJs Cosmo and Tracy Levine @ Tokyo Valentino, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 22

Atlanta AIDS Walk & Run (bottom photo). Teams and individuals march against the epidemic @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m. Every year is quite the spectacle.

David Sedaris. The NPR personality and author puts his sardonic wit on full display @ Fox Theatre, 7 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.

Against Me! The trans-fronted band puts on a show @ Center Stage, 8 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.

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.

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

So You Think You Can Dance. The kids from the latest season move themselves to move you @ Cobb Energy PAC, 8 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.