The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Mother issues take center stage in the Queer Agenda calendar, as Mother’s Day presses pause on some LGBTQ Atlanta events, presses play on others for a good time to be had by all.

Friday, May 10

OutlantaCon (top photo). The annual queer cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy and gaymer convention goes for three days in southwest Atlanta @ One Hartsfield Center Parkway, all weekend. Among tonight’s festivities is A Very Queerly Soiree speakeasy show and dance party. View the full weekend schedule.

The SPOT Relaunch Barbecue. Party with great food and a great resource against HIV @ The SPOT at Rush Center, 6 p.m. The center is a big damn deal for Atlanta, and you need to know about it.

Fourth Tuesday. It’s first Friday and that means happy hour for this venerable lesbian social group @ Midtown Moon, 6 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. 

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Monthly Latin Dance Party 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 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 11

Buss It Open: A Sex + Art Show. Southern Fried Queer Pride and Bodies On Display team up for this exhibition and exhibitionism party. Works include photography by Jesse Pratt Lopez (middle photo) @ Murmur Gallery, 6 p.m.

OutlantaCon. The annual queer cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy and gaymer convention goes for three days in southwest Atlanta @ One Hartsfield Center Parkway, all weekend. Today’s festivities include the She-Ra Princess of Power: Representation at Last panel. View the full schedule.

Trans Equity in Housing, Employment & Healthcare. The LGBTQ Institute hosts this panel discussion @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, 8 a.m.

Chastain Park Arts & Crafts Festival. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces loves this time of year, this time @ Chastain Park, all weekend.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Beer Bust. The LGBTQ swimming and water polo teams go land lubber for bottomless beer @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Flow for Roe. Yoga fundraiser and post-yoga mimosa reception to fight anti-abortion efforts here and nationally @ Rush Center, 1 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Edie Cheezburger reads to kids for the entertainment of adults @ Posman Books, 3 p.m.

NOH8 Photo Shoot. Photographer Adam Bouska is back snapping you with duct tape over your mouth and his sticker on your face. Wear white @ W Atlanta Downtown, 2 p.m.

Atlanta Rollergirls. Rock em sock em roller skating chicks in a double header @ Yaraab Shrine, 4:30 p.m. You might like a sexy lil’ Roller Derby Afterparty @ My Sister’s Room, 10 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.

Hotlanta Volleyball Beer Bust. For these gay jocks, the road to the 25thHotlanta Classic starts with beer @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown.T he 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. 

Michelle Malone Birthday Show. The rocker sings her own birthday blues and throws a barbecue with two performances including a guest spot for Steve Conn @ Eddie’s Attic, 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Eddie Izzard. The one and only brings his latest one-man show, “Wunderbar,” to the stage @ Fox Theatre, 7 p.m.

Sexy Saturday Burlesque. Candy Box Revue in the hizzy @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Miss Mid-Life Crisis. A pageant that only the Armorettes could conceive @ Heretic, 7 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. 

DJ Rob Moore kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Rise. ENL Productions has DJ Mike Pope spin beats to move feets @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

‘80s New Wave Video Dance Party. VJ Anthony has us dancing to the oldies @ Amsterdam, 10 p.m.

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

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

Xion Afterhours. DJ Susan Morabito moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 12

Atlanta United Tailgate (bottom photo). The LGBTQ pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match. Look for the rainbow everything @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 10:30 a.m. The action is also on TV @ Woofs, 2 p.m.

HBD Mom Concert. Taylor Alxndr, Sweet William and Jamee Cornelia play live sets @ Mother Bar, 2 p.m.

OutlantaCon. The annual queer cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy and gaymer convention goes for three days in southwest Atlanta @ One Hartsfield Center Parkway. View the full schedule.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces loves this time of year, this time @ Chastain Park, all day.

Midtown Rouge. irst, 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.

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.

Come Thru Queen Drag Brunch. Fiera Ice, Tiffany Diamond DeVille, Jor’dore Dior, Lady Gray andCiCi Nicole are joined by a special guest for this weekly brunch show @ Eclectic Bistro & Bar, 1 p.m.

Heifer Review: Mother’s Day Show. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio @ 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.

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

Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service. The queer legend and her cohort DJ Brian Rojas person the tables @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day with “Grey Gardens.” When the cult classic on the big screen is the concept for Mother’s Day viewing, you know Wussy and Plaza are behind it, and delightfully so @ Plaza Theatre, 7 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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