The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

LGBTQ events sizzle through summer as Atlanta moves into dog days. Step right up for this-week-only concerts, shows with special guests, an annual pursuit of the hirsute and more. 

Friday, June 29

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

Atlanta Bear Fest. Big and hairy goes this annual poolside summer fete @ Courtyard Executive Park with nights @Atlanta Eagle, all weekend.

Lea Michelle and Darren Criss. The “Glee”buddies belt out covers and originals @ Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.

Broadway & Peachtree. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its Stonewall Month concert @ Out Front Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Plus two shows Saturday. 

Queer History Live. Hot Mic Comedy presents LGBTQ comics laughing and learning @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m.

Country Night. Scoot boots in pairs and in lines all night @ Heretic, 9 p.m. with lessons at 8 p.m.

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

Atlanta Bear Fest: DJ Eric gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 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 in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 30

S.L.U.T. DJ Cindel rocks a sexy set (middle photo) @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Broadway & Peachtree. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its Stonewall Month concert @ Out Front Theatre Company, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Atlanta Bear Fest. Big and hairy goes this annual poolside summer fete @ Courtyard Executive Park with nights @Atlanta Eagle, all weekend.

Midtown Moon Grand Opening. Festivities for the city's newest gay bar start early and go late. Patio party includes dunking booth, Brushstrokes boys, DJ beats and drag queens @ Midtown Moon 12 noon.

#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, 9p.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 3 p.m. You can also watch the game on TV @ Woofs, 7:30 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. 

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 at a new time @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Latin Saturday. Ahora comenzamos el verano.¡Empezamos una nueva fiesta @ Mixx, 9 p.m.

Commotion. A tribute to women in music with the all-inclusive Nonsense ATL dance party @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Bear Fest: DJ Mateo Segade kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

Queeriety: Pride Month. The variety show you didn’t know you needed but totally do @ Village Theatre, 11 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.

 

Sunday, July 1

Atlanta Bear Fest (bottom photo). Big and hairy goes this annual poolside summer fete @ Courtyard Executive Park with nights @Atlanta Eagle, all weekend.

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

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.

Trois Summer. Women who love women who love DJs who love drink specials all summer @ My Sister’s Room, 2 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. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows, now in a new home bar @ 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.

Atlanta Bear Fest: DJ Tracy Levine closes out the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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 the Queer Agenda calendar, including the best weekday events, runs each week in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below, and check back here every Thursday for the weekend roundup.