The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Add this share

Forget work. You betta, what? Weeerrrk, Live, Pose! into the third weekend of Stonewall Month events. Sign a contract with your inner Billy Porter and give yourself the LGBTQ Atlanta weekend you deserve.

Friday, June 21

Femme in Public. Writer-performer Alok Vaid-Menon (top photo) takes their audience on a gender coaster ride of poetry, stand-up comedy, drag @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m.

Stonewall 50 Exhibit. The city hosts a weeklong retrospective on LGBTQ rights in Atlanta every day during business hours @ Atlanta City Hall, through June 28. It’s a pretty big deal.

iElevate. The annual conference for African-American LGBTQI people of faith welcomes Al Sharpton, Bevy Smith, TS Madison, Amiyah Scott, Venny Etienne and more. Convenes @ Westin Perimeter, all weekend.

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.

Belong Social Friday. The group gathers for grub @ Roxx, 7 p.m.

Cannon & Shannon. Two of the state’s LGBTQ representatives host a Stonewall mixer and fundraiser @ My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m.

Snap, Honey. A raucous, adults-only play about the hard life of drag diva Vageena Honey as she rises to stardom @ Good Acting Studio, Marietta, 8 p.m. with performances Saturday and Sunday as well.

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

The Cake: Closing Weekend. 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 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.

G8Yties. Pull up to the bumper, baby @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Stanley’s Flashback: Disco, Club and R&B Classics kick off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

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

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. 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.

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 22

Deca-Dance (middle photo). Brut asks  DJ Alex Ramos to bear down the house @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Berl Boykin Celebration of Life. Friends and admirers of a late, great father of LGBTQ Atlanta and an architect of Atlanta Pride remember him with discussions of his legacy @ Out Front Theatre, 11 a.m.  He died last year, and wow, what a legacy it is!

Summer Patio Party. Celebrate the season with outdoor fun and DJ music @ Ten, 12 noon – 6 p.m. Stick around for dudes and dancing all night.

People Powered Pride. Southern Fried Queer Pride, Georgia Equality, Atlanta Pride, and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute host an afternoon of learning and strategy @ Gallery 992, 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.

AGMC: I See You. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual Stonewall concert. Two performances @ St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 3 p.m. and 8 p.m

Snap, Honey. A raucous, adults-only play about the hard life of drag diva Vageena Honey as she rises to stardom @ Good Acting Studio, Marietta, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. with performances Sunday as well.

Life’s A Drag GSWS Send-Off. Queens perform to help send the Atlanta Chargers to the Gay Softball World Series @ Midtown Moon, 5 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. 

Hotlanta Squares. Promenade and do-si-do with the LGBTQ square dancers @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 7 p.m.

Relive Queen’s A Night at the Opera. ATL Collective recreates the music, movie and the larger-than-life queer frontman @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock. Two great queers that queer great together. Little bit country, little bit rock and roll @ Crimson Moon, 8 p.m. and tomorrow in Decatur.

Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Cabaret. Tribute concert on the 50thanniversary of the icon’s death @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

Broadway Unplugged. Local and national talent takes the stage to sing in this annual concert @ Conant Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.

Grrl Crush. DJsWhitney Abstrakt and Ree de la Vega keep the women moving @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Socks & Jocks with DJ Neon the Glowgobear 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 kings, queens and in-betweens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

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


Sunday, June 23

Stonewall Pool Party (bottom photo). Vicki Powell's Deep South does the do that they do, this time with extra Pride on the rooftop @ Altitude Apartments, 2 p.m.

Outrising. Stonewall Pride party with DJs Anonima & Alexander @ Fox Theatre Marquis Club, 12 noon.

Last Day at Original Woofs. Before they can move, Atlanta's gay sports bar wants one last blowout @ Woofs, 12 noon. Yep, they are totes moving. It's been a long time coming.

LGBTQ History Tour. Touching Up Our Roots gives you a guided look at Atlanta’s queer history by trolley. Starts @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, 1 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.

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

Snap, Honey. A raucous, adults-only play about the hard life of drag diva Vageena Honey as she rises to stardom @ Good Acting Studio, Marietta, 3 p.m. and 8 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. This week, that means the Sip & Support, Pride & Give Back Drag Show.

Head to Head. An original comedy skit by Touching Up Our Roots called “Atlanta's Own Maria Helena Dolan vs. Anita Bryant” @ Midtown Moon, 4:30 p.m.

Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock. Two great queers that queer great together. Little bit country, little bit rock and roll @ Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, 8 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 each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues around town, and check back every Thursday for the latest Queer Agenda of weekend events. You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s biggest and best summer shows, soirees and special guests through Labor Day.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...