Queer autumn events pack Atlanta’s LGBTQ to-do list

That blast of cool air you desire so deeply may be taking its time, but the calendar says fall is just around the corner. In queer Atlanta, that means huge annual events, of course, but also tons more options.

Q starts a to-do list for your downtime through November, including but by no means limited to, Out on Film, AIDS Walk, Atlanta Pride and Halloween.

Keep scrolling, and despite your current predicament of endless heat and humidity, Q's list of best queer bets can keep you busy with stuff to do all the way to Thanksgiving.

 

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Friday, Sept. 13

Indigo Girls & Atlanta Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.

indigogirls.com, atlantasymphony.org

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 12

Boys In Trouble

with Sean Dorsey Dance

7 Stages, through Sept. 15

7stages.org

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

Voices of Note Showcase Cabaret

Members of Atlatna Gay Men’s Chorus &

Atlanta Women’s Chorus

Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

voicesofnote.org

 

Rome

with Saturnalia Productions

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

 

Monday, Sept. 16

The Queen

1968 Documentary

Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m.

wussymag.com

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Pretty in Pink Drag Queen Bingo

with PALS

Lips, 7:30 p.m.

palsatlanta.org

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Skintight

Actors Express, through Oct. 13

actors-express.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

Hot Stuff Disco Dance Party

with DJ Kimber & House of Alxndr

Mother Bar, 10 p.m.

mother.bar

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Buffy Hour: Party at Hellmouth

Tribute of Comedy, Drag & More

7 Stages, 8 p.m.

wussymag.com, 7stages.org

 

Charli XCX

Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

thebuckheadtheatreatl.com

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

Buckhead Village, all day + Sunday

buckheadartsfestival.com

 

Babes, Brunch & Bikes

with Dykes on Bikes

Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

facebook.com/dykesonbikesatl

 

The Laramie Project

Theatrical Outfit, opens today

theatricaloutfit.org

 

Bi + Bar Crawl

Benefits Atlanta Pride

Blakes-Joe’s-MSR, 9 p.m.

atlantapride.org

 

Suckapunch!

Drag Wrestling with Dorian Electra

The Bakery, 9 p.m.

thebakeryatl.com

 

ABCD Show

A Burlesque Comedy Drag Show

Laughing Skull Lounge, 7 p.m.

laughingskulllounge.com

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Miss & Mr. Atlanta Pride

Heretic, 8 p.m.

atlantapride.org

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 6

Out on Film Festival

Midtown Art Cinema, Plaza Theatre and Out Front

outonfilm.org

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

EAV Strut

Queer homebase at Mary’s, 11 a.m.

eastatlantastrut.com

 

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

O4W Park, all day + Sunday

oldfourtwardartsfestival.com

 

DILF: Leather Me Up

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5 K Run

Piedmont Park, 11 a.m.

aidswalkatlanta.com

 

 

OCTOBER

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Anne Stelle & Matt Alber

City Winery, 8 p.m.

citywinery.com

 

Friday, Oct. 4

Queer Climbing

Stone Summit Atlanta, 7 p.m.

ventureoutproject.com

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

Queer Day Hike

North Atlanta, 8 a.m.

ventureoutproject.com

 

Stride Into Pride

with Jackinsky

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

Bubbles & Biscuits

with Victory Fund

Wimbish House, 12 noon

victoryfund.org

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

Pride Glitter Ball

Ten, 7 p.m.

tenatlanta.com

 

Mayor’s Pride Reception

TBD, 7 p.m.

atlantaga.gov

 

Big Ol Slice of Gay Pride

Dance Party Series with 

Legendary DJ’s through Sunday

District, Xion & More

future-atlanta.com

 

Atlanta Pride Kickoff

Georgia Aquarium, 7 p.m.

atlantapride.org, georgiaaquarium.com

 

Aquarium Afterparty

Heretic, 9 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

Atlanta Pride

Piedmont Park, all weekend

atlantapride.org

 

Trans March, Bi+ March, Dyke March

Piedmont Park, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

atlantapride.org

Atlanta Pride Dance Party

Coca-Cola Roxy, 10 p.m.

atlantapride.org

 

Starz Party

with DJ Tracy Young

Ten, 10 p.m.

tenatlanta.com

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

Atlanta Pride Parade

Peachtree & Tenth Streets, 12 noon

atlantapride.org

 

HRC Brunch

Empire State South, 10:30 p.m.

hrcatlanta.com

 

Crown Royal High

with DJs Barry Harris & Dave Aude

Ten, 12 noon

tenatlanta.com

 

Atlanta Pride Closing Party

Havana Club ATL, 10 p.m.

atlantapride.org

 

Atlanta Pride Afterparty

BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

facebook.com/bjroostersatlanta

 

Atlanta Pride Morning Party

Heretic, 7 a.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

Stonewall Bar 25thAnniversary

W Atlanta Midtown, 6p.m.

stonewallbar.org

 

Friday, Oct. 25

Shalloween

with the Boulet Brothers

Heretic, 9 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Tegan & Sara

Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

varietyplayhouse.com

 

 

NOVEMBER

Friday, Nov. 1

Fur Ball Masquerade

for PALS Atlanta

Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.

palsatlanta.org

 

Elton John

State Farm Arena, 8 p.m.

ticketmaster.com

 

RPDR Werq the World

Atlanta Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.

vossevents.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

Bianca Del Rio

Center Stage, 8 p.m.

centerstage-atlanta.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

buckheadtheatre.com

 

Jonathan Van Ness

‘Road to Beijing’

Tabernacle, 8 p.m.

tabernacleatl.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

Todrick Hall

Haus Party Tour

Atlanta Symphony Hall, 7:30 p.m.

atlantasymphony.org

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Puddles Pity Party & Friends

Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.

foxtheatre.org

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Hot Toddies Retro Holiday Show

Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, 7 p.m.

thecrimsonmoon.com

 

This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here

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