The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

You’ve got less than a week before you fully set your mind toward the holidays and the world goes mad. Dip into these LGBTQ-ATL events on the last weekend you can call your own.

Friday, Nov. 22

Mary’s 21st Anniversary Party (top photo). She’s officially old enough to do whatever she pleases and young enough to get away with it. Party with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Wussy Potter Hour. Queens, comics and other queers align to salute the iconic characters of the JK Rowling series @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

Swell Party: Closing Weekend. Local gay playwright Topher Payne’s period piece sends up 1930s society people, family dynamics and show business with a murderous plot twist @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

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

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fem Friday. 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.

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. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

LMAO with Monet X Change (second photo) The Rugirl hits town with the entire Wussy entourage behind her for performances and more @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.

ABETTERBUZZ Holiday Popup. The queer-owned, queer-tastic tees, tanks, hats and socks are available for gift giving, and your purchases while imbibing benefit Action Cycling Atlanta @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Nightmare Before Christmas Art Carnival. The queer women of Metropolitan Studios host vendors, live music, food, drinks and fun with an art raffle to boot @ Metropolitan Studios, 6 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. 

Ruby’s Redd Light District & Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

DJ Dan Slater. All the way from Australia to motivate the shaking of the boy butts @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Retronymic Love. DJ Moose leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Midtown Saturday Night lays beats on both decks with you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

Atlanta Disco Society. Nonsense ATL’s straight-inclusive glitter-ball, 4/4-beat dance party for 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.

Xion Afterhours. Aaron Aanenson moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Cabbage Patch: One Big Family (bottom photo). It’s the inclusive king-queen-everything drag show you so need in your life right now @ Georgia Beer Garden, 12 noon.

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ 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 @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. 

Drag Me to Brunch. Good grub and cool queens serve Sunday vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m.

Charmaine Sinclair's Sunday Tea Dance. Underwear models music and more @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m. Stick around. It’s Showtune Sundays featuring videos and singalongs with DJ Adam Bland, 8 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.

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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