The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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One, two, you know what to do. Three, four, come on hit the dance floor. Five, six, pick up shows and flicks. Seven, eight, you better not be late to the LGBTQ events in this week’s Queer Agenda.

Friday, May 17

Peach Party (top photo). GA Boy’s eighth annual dip into the circuit scene moves to May but keeps its vibe with seven @ five venues, through Sunday latenight. Kick it off tonight with DJ Cindel @ Heretic, 10 p.m., and DJ Twisted Dee @ Xion, 3 a.m. Read the Q preview.

Sangria Friday. Specialty drinks, all the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Poolside Equality. HRC Atlanta gathers at the water for cocktails and funds @ W Atlanta Downtown, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Momentum Meet + Greet. Artists Jeremy Brown and Adam Podber debut their latest works on the queer-owned walls @ Kai Lin Art, 5 p.m.

The CakeBaker’s rights vs. gay rights, ripped from the headlines and staged for your entertainment @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through June 23.

Tongues Untied: 30th Anniversary Screening. Counter Narrative hosts Marlon Riggs’ groundbreaking film about HIV among black gay men @ Rush Center, 7 p.m.

The East End with Jason Allen. The author reads from and signs his novel of intrigue and suspense @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 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.

Nonsense ATL. The straight-inclusive dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 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 18

Hogtied (middle photo). Biqtch Puddin’ and Meatball from Draguladrag the house down @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

AIDS Vaccine 200. Bicyclists ride across North Georgia and back to raise funds toward HIV research. Starts @ Emory School of Medicine, 8 a.m. 

NFFLA Flag Football Championships. The queer and allied jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta continue their spring season @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Then head on over to the End of Season Beer Bust @ Felix’s, 4 p.m.

LGBTQ Family Day. Atlanta Pride hosts and benefits from this park day with queer-led and queer-inclusive families with kids @ Glenn Lake Park, 11 a.m

Kirkwood Spring Fling. A day outside and a tour of homes @ Bessie Branham Park, all day and Sunday too. 

Indigenous House Festival. Gay DJ Ron Pullman is among the spin masters serving Atlanta’s longest running outdoor House Music marathon @ Piedmont Park, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Pool Party. Hang with the swimmers and water polo players while raising money for their ongoing adventures @ Private Residence, 1 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.

Joining Hearts Beer Bust. The 2019 theme “Ignite” lights up your bottomless brews @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Miss HSL. Hotlanta Softball League teams field their drag and bio-female contestants with the backdrop of this year’s “Field of Dream Girls” theme @ Heretic, 6 p.m.

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. 

Spring Swing. The MetroGnomes ensemble of the LGBTQ Atlanta Freedom Bands swings you into summer @ Hudson Grille Midtown, 7 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. Stick around for DJ Kidd Star’s blowout Ten debut, 11 p.m.

Panther L/L 31st Anniversary kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s also Britney Bash with DJ Pat Scott all night to benefit Pets Are Loving Support.

Bazaar. Join Taylor Alxndr and Jaybella Banks for this “club kid dance party” with DJ Cochino and other performances @ The Bakery, 10 p.m.

Saturday Night in Midtown. The lesbians host the drag queens @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Peach Party. GA Boy’s eighth annual dip into the circuit scene moves to May but keeps its vibe with seven @ five venues, through Sunday late night. The party continues with London’s own DJ Tom Stephan @ Buckhead Theatre, 10 p.m., an DJ Eddie Martinez After Hours @ Xion, 3 a.m. Read the Q preview.

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.


Sunday, May 19

AIDS Vaccine 200 Welcome Party (bottom photo). Bicyclists who rode across North Georgia to raise funds toward HIV research return @ Emory School of Medicine, 4 p.m.

Amanda Palmer. The Dresden Dolls cofounder delivers her solo “There Will Be No Intermission” concert @ Cobb Energy PAC, 7:30 p.m. Read her Q interview.

Peach Party. GA Boy’s eighth annual dip into the circuit scene winds down with DJ Seth Breezy @ Ten, 4 p.m., winds back up with the DJ Isaac Excalante Closing Party @ District, 7 p.m., and you betcha, DJ Deanne Afterhours @ Xion, 12 midnight to 4 a.m. Read the Q preview.

Kirkwood Spring Fling. A day outside and a tour of homes @ Bessie Branham Park, all day. 

Hotlanta Softball. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m. Then hit the Extra Innings Bust @ Joe’s, 4 p.m.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game @ Georgia Beer Garden, 5 p.m. The game is also on the screens @ Woofs, 5 p.m.

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 @ 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.

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: Atlanta Knights. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Fundayweekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, 4 p.m. The fun flows directly into Beach Party on the Patio, wherein DJ Jay McCracken returns to his hometown for an outdoor swimwear set @ Ten, 7 p.m.

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

Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. See what all the fuss is about during this general meeting of the gay male charity nuns @ Rush Center, 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.

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



Pick up a new edition of Q each week at LGBTQ and allied venues across Atlanta. You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s best spring shows, soirees and specials through Memorial Day.


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