The best queer things to do in Atlanta over Memorial Weekend

Even if it’s a soaker weather-wise, nobody turns up their nose to a three-day weekend. That goes double for LGBTQ events. Let the Queer Agenda calendar help you fill your big holi-gay weekend to-do list.

Friday, May 25

Big Peach Registration Pool Party (top photo). Atlanta’s annual gay softball tournament starts with the Registration Pool Party @ Crowne Plaza Midtown, 5 p.m. The fun continues through Sunday on and off the field.

LGBTQ Creative Activism. A great panel of local and touring queer thinkers leads this discussion @ MSR, 6 p.m.

Friday Night Lights. Sports on all the screens of Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 8 p.m.

Superbody. This duo headlines a music show that also includes Breathers, plus local acts MonteQarlo, Blessingxx and DJ Horse Girl @ 529 Club, 9 p.m.

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

Queer Bait. 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.

Cruise Control with DJ Mr. Richard 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.

Guys & Dolls. Pretty bartenders and even prettier queens @ 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, May 26

Bear Invasion (middle photo). Denver’s DJ Craig C. and all the hirsute suitors you can handle @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Big Peach Softball Tournament. Gay pitchers and catchers from across the country play ball hosted by Hotlanta Softball League @ Southside Park (C Division) and Johnson Park, Conyers (B & D Divisions), all weekend.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival. Quirky queers in their element @ O4W, all weekend.

TRANScending Barriers Picnic. Celebrate the first anniversary of this group with food and fun @ Piedmont Park, 1 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Saturday Shenanigans. Drinks, food and worldwide sports on multiple screens @ Woofs, 3 p.m.

Bucks to Bingham Sendoff Beer Bust. The gay rugby squad is headed to the international Bingham Cup tournament in Amsterdam. Wish them well @ Woofs, 5 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. 

College Night & Midnight Hazing. Kyra Mora brings all the boys to her yard, 9 p.m., then Celeste Holmes and her sexy frat boys initiate pledges, 12 midnight @ Midtown Tavern.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

DJ Moose and Panther L/L Bar Night kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Disco Society. Nonsense ATL and DJ Kimber throw back to the era of Studio 54 @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 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, May 27

Day-to-Night Summer Kickoff (bottom photo). It’s an all-day, all-night affair celebrating the fact that you’re off work on Monday. Start with the Joining Hearts Summer Kickoff & Barbecue, 3 p.m.; continue with gay jocks of Big Peach Closing Ceremonies, 6 p.m.; and wrap by bumping booties with DJ Kidd Madonny, 10 p.m.

Big Peach. Gay pitchers and catchers from across the country play ball @ Southside Park (C Division) and Johnson Park, Conyers (B & D Divisions), all day.

Heifer Review. Drag queens while you eat a late lunch @ Cowtippers, 1 p.m.

Trois Summer. Women who love women who love DJs who love drink specials all summer @ My Sister’s Room, 2 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 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.

Frolic! Join Southern Fried Queer Pride for a day of grub, games and general merriment @ Inman Park, 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 dudes, DJs and drinks, 3 p.m., then High Tea with today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

LGBTQ Town Hall. Discuss a new LGBTQ center named for local activist Cheryl Courtney Evans @ Phillip Rush Center, 5 p.m.

Chaka Khan Hacienda. Dance to benefit Girls Rock Camp with hosts and DJs including Ruby Velle, Ree de la Vega, Kimber and Sed @ 8ARM, 5 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 @ Oscar's, 8 p.m. Soon, they’re headed across the parking lot back to Old Burkhart’s, new Midtown Moon

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.

Heir with LovHer. DJ Fyre and Whitney Abstrakt set the scene for lesbians of color partying into the night @ Havana Club, 10:30 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.


Monday, May 28

Stars of the Century. Extend your holi-gay weekend as the wildly popular, fabulously produced drag show returns from purgatory after Jungle's closure @ Heretic, 10:30 p.m. The organizers spilled all the tea to Project Q.

The Queer Agenda calendar appears each week in Q magazine. Read the full issue below: