Best LGBTQ Halloween things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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It’s like Gay Christmas this weekend with Halloween falling so you can celebrate every day and night. Here are Atlanta’s queer costume parties, daytime fetes and ghoulish nights – on top of an already busy fall calendar of other stuff to see and do.

Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates or changes from organizers. 

Friday, Oct. 29

DILF: Make Me Howl. Joe Whitaker’s popular party gets the Halloween treatment with Miami DJ Alex Ramos and your costumes @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Flannel Friday & World Series Watch Party.  Atlanta’s gay sports bar does food and cocktails with a seasonal suggestion for attire and the Big Show on 20 screens @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

One Voice: The Songs We Share. The PBS series gives its “Country” episode its due with the narration of gay Southern icon Leslie Jordan @ WABE and PBA30, 8 p.m.

Love Life. Season 2 of the acclaimed series includes a lesbian storyline @ HBO Max, through November.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Atlanta’s only drag dinner and a show experience in the loungey surrounds of premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Taejah Thomas headline two dinner-show experiences with Lala Ri, Trinity Bonet and Raquel Heart in the show bar @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin. Two great tastes that tastes great together @ State Farm Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Read our preview.

Rachael Sage. The LGBTQ singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist celebrates her “Poetica” album release @ Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth, 8 p.m.

Boo Ball. With a promise of “queer and creepy” from Southern Fried Queer Pride, what’s not to love @ Best End Brewing Co., 9 p.m.

Midtown Halloween Block Party. Halloween 2021 tempts and taunts @ X Midtown, 7 p.m. House of Undead Legends show at 10 p.m.

BJ’s Fun House. Dress up or dress down. It’s boys on the bar all night  @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m. Saturday too.

Swinging Richards Halloween. Thursday is college night, Friday and Saturday are costume parties, and the stage is all nude all night all weekend @ Swinging Richards, 9 p.m.

MSR: Halloween Kickoff.  The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties plus two indoor levels of fun @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Medusa: Apocalypse. DJ Allison Nues and Vizacaya’s own Las Bibas headline Medusa’s costume fun @ Future,  10 p.m. DJ Cindel spins the afterhours party, 3 a.m.

Natty Fright Night. Demarcus Austin hosts a $500 Fetish Costume Contest, and DJ Mister Richard lays down the backbeats @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Costumes and thumping beats mark the Superhero Halloween Party at Future on Saturday. (Photo by Matt Hennie)

Saturday, Oct. 30

Superhero Halloween. DJ Paulo Fragoso and ATL’s one and only Phoenix are ready to put your cosplay on display @ Future, 10 p.m. Stick around for DJ Ed Wood Aafterhours, 3 a.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer @ Central Park, 10 a.m.

Atlanta Bucks Rugby Round Robin. Atlanta’s gay and allied rugby club plays a “ghoulish” round robin with three other clubs @ Benteen Park, 10 a.m. Go cheer for scoop on the Third Half Happy Hour.

Halloween Porch Pop Up. The lesbian-feminist bookstore takes business outside for sales, costumes and holigay surprises @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

NFFLA Fall Ball. The LGBTQ and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its quickie autumn season @ Silverbacks Park, 2 p.m. Attend for the scoop on a Third Half social hour.

LGBTQ Atlanta United Tailgate. The local pro soccer club plays, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes are pre-partying @ 58 Magnum St. SW near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 2 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Dinner and a show in 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.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Destiny Brooks headline two dinner-show experiences with Shawnna Brooks, Extasy Grey and Cici Nicole in the show bar @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Read our preview.

MSR: Freaker’s Ball.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Resurrection Costume Contest.Shawnna Brooks hosts a costume contest featuring cash and prizes @ X Midtown, 9 p.m. Contest 1 a.m.

BJ’s Fun House. Dress up or dress down. It’s boys on the bar all night  @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m.

Swinging Richards Halloween. Thursday is college night, Friday and Saturday are costume parties, and the stage is all nude all night all weekend @ Swinging Richards, 9 p.m.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

Night of the Demons. Just your friendly neighborhood Slumber Party Massacre @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Heretic Halloween. With $1,500 on the line, you better know the costumes will be killer. Emcee Misti Shores calls the shots @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Hideaway Halloween. Charmaine Sinclair Dupree hosts a $500 costume contest while DJ Darlene plays your faves @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Bad vs. Evil Party. The Anubis party series takes over the BJs basement. Being bad never felt so good with DJ Hansel Leyva. Downstairs party space @ BJ Roosters, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

 

Lips does a full day of Halloween show costume parties on Sunday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Oct. 31

Halloween Drag Spooktacular. Tricks, treats and lots of good to eat with the queens of Atlanta’s drag dinner theater @ Lips, 12 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Read our preview.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Falcons Pride Day. For the first time in team history, the local NFL team invites its gay fans to celebrate and get rainbow franchise merch too @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 p.m.

Haunted Heels Party. Lisa Carr, Calico DeVille and DJ Rob Reum oversee a $300 costume contest @ Hideaway, 7 p.m. Come early for all gay Sunday tea all afternoon. 

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd emcees the queens while you eat up and drink down @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. Later, there’s the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

House of Undead Legends Encore. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions @ X Midtown, 7 p.m. Costume Contest, 9 p.m.

MSR: Witch Please Brunch. Eat, drink, and the merry Halloween drag show for Atlanta’s lesbian bar starts at 4 p.m. @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m. And it’s the debut of a new night: The Switch! Queer Dance Party moves to Sundays.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun with Brigitte Bidet and Shawnna Brooks in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

A portion of this calendar also appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

Find each new edition of QATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.

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