The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Fall's never-ending schedule continues with shows, sports, soirees and special events and guest stars in Atlanta's most comprehensive LGBTQ events calendar, the Queer Agenda.

Friday, Oct. 19

Werq the World (top photo). The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 make a victory tour stop @ Center Stage, 9 p.m.

Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no cover @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

BWTM Speed Dating. Better Way To Meet hosts single guys @ Joe’s on Juniper, 8 p.m.

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

Baddest Bitch: Robert Smith. Party with the cool kids in East Atlanta and their salute to the iconic lead singer of The Cure @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Club Soda: Pride Month. Queer DJs, live performers and your looks celebrate never-ending Pride month @ Deep End, 10 p.m.

Stanley’s Flashback kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Nonsense: Haunted Basement. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor, this time with a Halloween theme @ The Basement, 10 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.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week, 8 p.m. and drag eleganza fabulosity with Shavonna B. Brooks and Raquel Lord to kick off the weekend, 11 p.m. There's also a movie on the patio bar @ Midtown Moon, 7 p.m.

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

L5P Halloween Parade & Festival (middle photo).  The coolest Halloween party in town is always a week early. Hit the hipster hood for the big procession down Euclid Ave. @ Little Five Points, 12 noon.

SSL Fall Ball. Southern Softpaw League continues its 10th softball season @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Every Saturday except Pride Weekend through Nov. 10

Canvass for Stacey Abrams. Out state Rep. Renita Shannon hosts this door-to-door campaigning day. Steps off @ Decatur, 10 a.m.

College Football Saturday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the gay guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 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, 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.

Voodoo Bear Art Show. The LGBTQ youth thrift store becomes a gallery with works to see and sell for the cause @ Lost N Found Youth, 6 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.

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

DJ Aaron Fries kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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, Oct. 21

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run (bottom photo).  The 28th annual event marches through Midtown against HIV in Atlanta. Steps off @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m. See our ode to its 10 queer beneficiaries in this issue of Q, and stick around for the AWA5K Alive Concert @ Park Tavern, 2:30 p.m.

Gospel Brunch. Lip syncing queens while you eat from the smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

NFL Sunday Funday. All the football games and other competitions on the screens, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Rainbow Trout Recruitment.  Atlanta’s LGBTQ swim and water polo teams welcome potential members to swim, meet and greet @ Georgia Tech Recreation Center, 11 a.m. Join them for pizza afterward @ Fellini’s on Howell Mill, 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.

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.

Atlanta Freedom Bands. Kick off the 26thseason of the LGBTQ instrumentalists with a party and meet-greet @ St. Paul United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 9 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.

 

 

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