The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Stonewall Month continues slinging drinks, DJs, drag, discussions, dudes and dames at Atlanta like it’s the 50th anniversary of a milestone or something. Oh wait, it is. Enjoy these specials on the LGBTQ event menu.

Friday, June 7

LGBT Business Summit & Expo (top photo) Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual event, this year with the theme,‘Rise of the Rainbow Economy’ @ Atlanta Marriott Northeast, 1 p.m.

Sangria Friday. Specialty drinks, all the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 5 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Join Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals for an after-work drink @ Ten 6 p.m.

Gwinnett Stripers Pride Night. The minor league team makes a major gesture with pre-game show, special swag and post-game fireworks @ Coolray Field, Lawrenceville, 5 p.m. It's their first time.

Morningside. Topher Payne’s latest play of Southern sass and big heart opens @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through June 29.

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

The Other Show: Edie's Birthday. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Beach Please. DJ Ree de la Vega's “Bitch Please” gets summerized @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Do Me Harder. It’s a jock and underwear party with booze, beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

DJ Ron Pullman and Onyx Southeast kick off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Deep South. DJ Vicki Powell’s sisterhood of the traveling [email protected] MidCity Café, 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.

Midtown Moon Anniversary Weekend. 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.

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 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, June 8

Rise (middle photo). DJ Mike Pope returns to the scene of his most recent slaying @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Georgia Democrats LGBTQ Caucus. State Rep. Matthew Wilson is the special guest for this quarterly queer issues update from the party mothership @ Democratic Party of Georgia, 11 a.m.

Atlanta Women’s Chorus. AGMC’s sister ensemble performs their Pride show, “Legendary!” twice @ Out Front Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 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.

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. 

Moon Riders Beer Bust & Tea Dance. The women of this local queer softball team raise funds for their trip to the ASANA series @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Hotlanta Volleyball Beer Bust. Hurtling toward Atlanta’s national gay tournament in August, these local jocks are raising glasses and funds @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Roxie Watson. Four lesbian bandmembers + a seminal venue make for a modern bluegrass show you’ll never forget @ Eddie’s Attic, 6:30 p.m.

Possums Summer Camp. The East Point Possums resurrect their June show with lots of new twists including an in-town venue to benefit Rainbow House @ Variety Playhouse, 7 p.m.

Love, Simon. Doraville Pride brings the recent LGBTQ-ATL YA film back to the big screen @ 5921 New Peachtree Road, Doraville, 7:30 p.m.

Armorettes Follies. The monthly camp drag show raises money for Joining Hearts this time @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Ariana Grande. She sings, you swoon or avoid the area entirely @ State Farm Arena, 8 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret [email protected] Ten, 9 p.m. 

Sexy Saturday Burlesque: Pride Edition. Candybox Revue is back and it’s June, so get ready @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

DJ Eric James kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Redd Light District and Moonlight Cabaret. Start early, go late with Atlanta queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

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


Sunday, June 9

PALS Bottomless Brunch (bottom photo). All you can handle breakfast tacos and mimosas for $35 to benefit Pets Are Loving Support @ Guac Y Margys, 12:30 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.

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.

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

Chaka Khan Hacienda. DJ Ree de le Vega turns it up for the alternaqueers and fam @ 8Arm, 5 p.m.

Sunday Service Anniversary Party. DJ Vicki Powell’s signature tea party is 9 years old, so she and Brian Rojas are going to tear down the house @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 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.

New Faces. Charmaine Sinclair and Regina Simms put the newbies through their drag paces @ Friends Neighborhood Bar, 9 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:



Check back every Thursday for the latest Queer Agenda of weekend events, and pick up a new edition of Q in print each week at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around town. You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s biggest and best summer shows, soirees and special guests through Labor Day.


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