The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Movies, music and mayhem converge for a lineup of LGBTQ-ATL summer events to make your weekend oh-so sweet. Make plans below, and pick up the latest Q mag while you’re out.

Friday, July 6

Hearts Beat Loud (top photo).A groundbreaking romantic comedy about lesbians of color also stars “Parks & Rec’s” Nick Offerman @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, all week. 

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger and her kooky queens work Atlanta’s newest gay bar @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Hang with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF: Strapped. This underwear/jock dance launches the party slate @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman getsthe weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.

Drrty Divas. Boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m. 

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 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, July 7

Red, Bright & Blu (middle photo). Atlanta’s own DJ Neon the Glowgobear throws around his indepen-dance @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Equality Action Committee. Free three-hour training to get you ready to take LGBTQ equality to the streets and to lawmakers. Georgia Equality hosts @ Phillip Rush Center, 10 a.m.

#Daydrunk: Wussy Yearbook Photo Makeup Day. 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 Gurlfrandz show, 11 p.m.

HVA Beer Bust. Join the gay jocks of Hotlanta Volleyball for bottomless brews for your belly @ Ten, 3 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. 

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game together @ Georgia Beer Garden, 6:30 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Pop Karaoke with Princess Charles. Sing your heart out with your host plus DJ Suzanne @ Midtown Tavern, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls: Independence Show. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Latin Saturday. Ahora comenzamos el verano.¡Empezamos una nueva fiesta @ Mixx, 9 p.m.

Totally Titties. Babes playing records of babes playing music for babes having cocktails! #BABES4BABES4BABES with DJ Double D and DJ Dump Em Out downstairs @ Star Bar, 10 p.m.

Harness Party. No cover this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Heyday: All Request Night. The ‘80s Dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body with NonsenseATL @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.


Sunday, July 8

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service. Queer worship of beats and beverages with Powell and guest spin master Brian Rojas (bottom photo) @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 7 p.m.

Gospel Brunch. Armorette Priscilla O'Kneelstages the singing queens while you eat from an amazing smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m. Check out our photos of their rowdy Grand Opening.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens, and all the guys to watch it 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.

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.

Trois Summer. Women who love women who love DJs who love drink specials all summer @ My Sister’s Room, 2 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.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows, now in a new home bar @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad.The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.

Atlanta Bear Fest: DJ Tracy Levine closes out the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of the Queer Agenda calendar, including the best weekday events, runs each week in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below, and check back here every Thursday for the full weekend roundup, or jump ahead to our summer preview of LGBTQ events through August.



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