Best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Fourth of July Weekend in gay Atlanta goes off with a bang. The Q calendar of LGBTQ events brightens your day and lights up the night.

Keep scrolling, and click on each event title for more information.

 

Get ready for a double-dose of DILF at Heretic with a Friday night party and a Sunday tea dance. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, July 2

DILF. It’s a “Bang Me Daddy” jock and underwear party to kick off the Fourth of July Weekend. DJ Tommy K goes boom @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. 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.

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.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar limits capacity but is reopen @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 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.

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

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

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

Xion Afterhours with DJ Eric. Have club, will expand Xion. Get into it until sun-up @ Future, 3 a.m.

 

Atlanta United’s gay fan group watches an away match with flowing beers on Saturday. (Photo by Matt Hennie)

Saturday, July 3

All Stripes Watch Party. The local pro soccer team plays away, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch the action in the open-air environs @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7:30 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m. Check out last weekend’s Pride Run pics.

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

Hot Dog Disco Cookout. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Glitz & Glam. Charlie Brown and her girls give you 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.

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

Deviant. The black gay party crew returns to the scene of their last devastation with DJ Deezy @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

MSR: Celebrate Saturday. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Underground Circuit Saturday with DJ Alain Jackinsky. Atlanta’s new gay dance club rolls ahead with this international sensation, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with Calagna, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new digs, and see our Opening Night photos.

Pride Comedy at Ponce. The outdoor amphitheater opens wide for laughs from some of Atlanta’s best queer comics. Hosted by Julie Marateck @ Ponce City Market, 9:30 p.m. weekly through July 24.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts, and DJ Darlene spins tunes. Drink specials, too @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

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

Stand Out Stand Up. It’s an LGBTQ+ comedy show running every Saturday through the end of July @ Role Call Theatre, 9:30pm.

 

The Perry Twins spin Heretic’s Sunday tea party.

Sunday, July 4

Damn Daddy Tea Dance. Open on a holiday always means a DILF day party with the Perry Twins on the patio @ Heretic, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Go get something to eat, then return for Fuego Freedom and Sexy DJ Alex Lo @ Heretic, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Fourth of July Dance with DJ Allison Nunes. Go off like fireworks with this visiting turntable diva @ Future, 10 p.m. The fun never stops with Xion Afterhours ft. DJ Karlitos, 3 a.m.

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.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drives the bus while you eat up and drink down with $20 endless Mimosas @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. There’s also the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Stoli Sundays with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and Mother Malloy at the helm, then keep it going with Tim and Victor’s Honey Pot Bear Night @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, through 12 midnight.

Beatz Sundayz. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. You can knock back $3 mimosas with DJs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

A version of this calendar also ran in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the full issue here:

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