The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Venerable annual traditions, fun one-off pop-ups, and all the weekly LGBTQ events to get into. That’s the Queer Agenda calendar calendar this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 2

Hotlanta Classic XXVI. Hotlanta Volleyball Association serves, volleys and spikes with a cadre of out-of-towners @ Tsuanami Volleyball, Forest Park, 8 p.m. Games and socials through Sunday. See our photo preview in this week’s Q magazine.

Pictures & Puppies. AIDS Walk benefits from you and your dog in a professional portrait plus a signature Tito’s cocktail, all for $20 @ Henry’s, 5 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals gathers for cocktails @ W Atlanta Midtown, 5 p.m.

qalm is part sober gathering, part meditation, part space to slow down, designed for queer [email protected] Fulton Library Metropolitan Branch, 7 p.m.

Entertaining Lesbians. The newest play by Topher Payne follows a straight white woman with a checkered past who needs to woo Atlanta’s highest-society lesbians. The show gets a dry run @ Out of the Box Theatre, Marietta, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 17.

Babyshower for the Anti-Christ. Gays for Plays checks out this dark comedy @ West End Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Summer Shorts. Short plays and monologues explore the colorfully rich spectrum of the queer [email protected] Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

Spring Awakening. The sexually charged and queer-inclusive Broadway hit gets a local re-do @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 24

Head over Heels. The Gogos catalogue backs this musical with queer Atlanta performers in the cast @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 25.

LGBTQ Artist Exhibit at Atlanta City Hall. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office recognizes LGBTQ artists and LGBTQ-inspired art in the Mayor’s Gallery. The works of 20 artists were selected for the exhibit open to the public Monday through Friday @ Atlanta City Hall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug. 26.

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 '80s Night. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Strapped. DJ Casey Alva and the FUKR party back the booze, beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Pullman Soul kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

TGIF. DJ Sean Michael brings the beats @ Ten Atlanta, 10 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.

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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

Hotlanta Classic XXVI. Hotlanta Volleyball Association serves, volleys and spikes with a cadre of out-of-towners @ Tsuanami Volleyball, Forest Park, all day. Games and socials through Sunday. See our photo preview in this week’s Q magazine.

#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.

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, 1 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 5 p.m., and baby it’s an all-new Woofs location to boot.

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. 

Summer Shorts. Short plays and monologues explore the colorfully rich spectrum of the queer [email protected] Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday.

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

Eddie Martinez. One sexy circuit sensation to go, please @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Eric 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

El Star Barrio. La Choloteca returns with queer-inclusive DJs and party people @ Star Bar, 10 p.m.

Heyday 80s Dance Party. Nonsense ATL’s straight-inclusive 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.

Phoenix and DJ Ree de la Vega. The one and only takes a headlining guest spot on stage with the lesbian cool chick spinning in the booth @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Gurlfrandz: Thirst. Ellasaurus Rex's EAV queens take on a theme @ Mary's, 11 p.m.

Michelle Malone & Linda Bolley. A free unplugged show by the queer crooner and friend @ Ponko Chicken Midtown, 11 p.m.

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 4

Hotlanta Classic XXVI. Hotlanta Volleyball Association serves, volleys and spikes with a cadre of out-of-towners @ Tsuanami Volleyball, all day. See our photo preview in this week’s Q magazine.

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 @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m. 

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

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

Summer Shorts. Short plays and monologues explore the colorfully rich spectrum of the queer [email protected] Out Front Theatre, 3 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.

Swank Tea Partay. DJ Kimber beats down the lesbian party people @ Henry’s, 4 p.m.

Literature Series w/Franklin Abbott. The poet and lit fan hosts queer literati Theresa Davis, Soniah Kamel, Rupert Fike, Duncan Teague channeling James Baldwin, Luis Alvarez, Jef Blocker impersonating Ogden Nash, and Janet Metzger reading from Julia Child @ Waller’s Coffee Shop, Decatur, 6 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 hosts this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

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

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