The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Stonewall Month barely even opens, and the Queer Agenda calendar of events is already heating up. Get up off the sofa to get down with LBTQ history, big gay days at the parks, queer bands from abroad, and oh-so much more.

Friday, May 31

Cub Sport (top photo). The Australian queer-pop band you should know returns to Atlanta to slay @ Masquerade, 8 p.m. 

Rocketman. The highly anticipated, expertly acted, queer-accurate musical fantasy of Elton John’s life hits the big screen @ area theaters.

Pride Run & Walk Cocktail Hour. Support the upcoming annual Frontrunners event with a portion of party proceeds going to organizers @ Felix’s, 6 p.m.

Sangria Friday. Specialty drinks, all the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 5 p.m.

Song of Myself. Walt Whitman turns 200, so queer and allied writers read from his work @ First Existentialist, 7 p.m. 

Morningside. Topher Payne’s latest play of Southern sass and big heart opens @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Risque Side High. It’s a queerinclusive Prom Night & Burlesque Show by Ariel Allegro @ Red Light Cafe, 8 p.m.

The Cake. Baker’s rights vs. gay rights, ripped from the headlines and staged for your entertainment @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through June 23.

Betty Who. The singer you’ll call the one and only, because that’s who @ Variety Playhouse, 9 p.m.

Flaunt It. Drag queen T Rex headlines the latest local 18+ This Free Life show and party @ Moxy Midtown, 9 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Summer Vibes. DJ Brian Rojas parties with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

The G8Yties means booze, beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

DJ Christopher Kind kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday. 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 and drag eleganza fabulosity to start the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 1

Out in the Park (middle photo). LGBTQ Day on the rides and on the causeways @ Six Flags Over Georgia, all day.

Boss Broad. Queer Atlanta’s own Megan Volpert debuts her newest book with a party @ New Hope UMC, 11 a.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match. Look for the rainbow flag extravaganza @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 2 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 6 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.

Ladies of the League. National Flag Football League of Atlanta puts its jocks in frocks and stages them in conjunction with its 16th season-closing party @ My Sister’s Room, 6 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. 

Belong Potluck. An inaugural event for the LGBTQ social and networking group formerly known as Rainbros @ Private Residence (click through for info), 7 p.m.

Outworlders Game Night. Atlanta's LGBTQ gaymers of Outworlders do board games @ Northwest Library at Scott’s Crossing, 7 p.m.

Urban Tree Comedy. Q columnist and queer show-runner Ian Aber throws one of his amazing comic-packed parties @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Doggies on the Catwalk. The 12th annual fashion show and pet fundraiser conceived and executed by local gay fashionista Vince Martinez @ Greenberg Traurig, 7 p.m.

Saturday Night Country. Dance lessons, 8 p.m. then open boot-scootin, 9 p.m. @ Heretic with no cover charge all night.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Ladies, still your hearts. Crimson, clover and loving rock and roll @ The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 8 p.m.

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

Gemini Birthday Bash. Club owner Jen Chase Daniels celebrates another rotation around the sun with music, performances and all the party lesbians @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DJ Moose: Loving 80s, 90s and 00s kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Heyday 80s Dance Party. Nonsense ATL’s party inclusive of every f-in body @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

Dirty South Rave 2. The queer music heads of color at Morph throw down @ The Bakery, 11 p.m.

Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 11p.m.

 

Sunday, June 2

LGBTQ History Tour (bottom photo). The trolley ride with local gays of extended experience returns for Stonewall Month @ National Center for Civil & Human Rights, 1 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Then hit the Extra Innings Bust benefiting Rainbow House @ Hideaway, 4 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.

Sporty Sunday Funday. Games and matches on screen, plus all the guys to watch them 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.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 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.

More Than Just a Flag. LGBTQ Atlanta’s own Monica Helms, the creator of the Trans Pride Flag, tells her story in conjunction with her new book on the subject @ Charis Books & More, 2 p.m. 

Canines, Cocktails & Big Decks. It’s a gay pet fundraiser you can bring your dog to @ Henry’s, 3 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Head to Head. Y’all, it’s Touching Up Our Roots’ own Maria Helena Dolan vs. Anita Bryant in a Stonewall Month skit. You know who wins, but the fun is in getting there @ Midtown Moon, 4:30 p.m.

Gays For Plays. Theater queens gather for another LGBTQ night of stage worship with a performance of The Cake @ Horizon Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. An encore performance just down the road from the previous night @ Brown Amphitheater, Peachtree City, 7:30 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

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