You have to wait a little longer for Pride, but that doesn’t mean your dance card is empty. In fact, we challenge you to see how many of these LGBT events you can hit. May the best queen win.
Friday, Sept. 23
AGLCC Community Awards (top photo). The annual event that fetes the best in gay business, this gala awards its businesspeople of the year with all the trimmings @ InterContinental Buckhead, 6:30 p.m.
‘November.’ If someone like Trump had won the presidency in 2008 instead of Obama, this hilarious comedy is what could happen. David Mamet’s play by gay-run Process Theatre treads the boards @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 30.
‘The Prom.’ A play about a lesbian, her intended female prom date, and the school’s attempts to deal with it hits the stage @ Alliance Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 25.
Boys Room. Come hang out with the cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
The Other Show. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m
Deadly Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 p.m.
Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’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.
Friday Night Dance Party. Another weekly way to kick off your weekend just hit 10th Street. See what you can get into @ G’s, 10 p.m.
Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian 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.
Crush Friday turns up the volume on its weekly gay Latin party with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Resident DJs Scott and Mikey take you deep into the night with $5 Fridays @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Wussy Prom: Queerer Things (middle photo). DJs TRST and Ryll Gold spin for you in your version of promwear @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. It was super fun last time. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, this week with Naomi Smalls, 8 p.m.
Lost N Found Pub Crawl. Hit the bars for the group helping Atlanta’s LGBT teens and young adults. Kickoff @ Ten, 12:30 p.m.
#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.
Sheer Elegance. Local legends Dina Jacobs, Tina Devore, Ashley Nicole, Princess Brandi and special guest Charmaine Sinclair do it up @ Amsterdam, 8:30 p.m.
Deep South. DJ Vicki Powell helms the latest iteration of this alternaqueer party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Bubba Bang. DJ Mateo Segade and host George Unda fly in with beats for bros and all the other guys @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Red Dress Party: Queen of Hearts. The Atlanta Sisters are back hosting their annual charity fundraiser with crimson on your body and good in your heart @ Heretic, 6:30 p.m.
Panther L/L Fall Pledge Party. Get put through your paces to join the local leather/levi group @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Synergy turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 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.
GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.
DJ Lydia Prim. She brings the tribal beats to keep your weekend fun going that much longer @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.
DJ Rodolfo Bravat All Nighter. Bars close, but you never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
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 (bottom photo) @ Blake's, 8 p.m. It's always a good time.
Sunday Funday wraps your weekend just the way you like it: with all your gays plus DJs Rob Reum and Robert Ansley @ Ten Atlanta, 5 p.m. – midnight.
Glowgobear Sunday Funday keeps the day going with DJ Neon the Glowgobear working the booth and patio fun @ Zocalo, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.
CherryBomb. Wild Cherry Sucret returns to the weekly stage for “something hip and different,” including suprises each week @ Jungle, 8 p.m.
Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m.