The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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People, plays and performances await in an LGBTQ Atlanta calendar just teaming with weekend event options. Sit back, scroll down, and set your Queer Agenda by our watch.

Friday, July 13

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (top photo). The Peanuts gang hits their teens to confront major social issues in this play @ Out Front Theatre, all weekend. Read the Q Preview.

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

Atlanta Comic Con. Vendors and celebs make your nerd-tastic dreams come true, even including guests and events specific to LGBTQ interests @ Georgia World Congress Center, all weekend. 

MAAP Mix & Mingle. The LGBTQ Metro Atlanta Area Professionals group does happy hour networking @ Hotel Clermont, 6 p.m.

Hot Mic Comedy. Queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber leads a corral of comics @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

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.

DJ Eric gets the weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Expressions. DJs Ash Lauryn and Stefan Ringer pump the beats @ Sound Table, 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.

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 14

Rise with DJ Shane Stiel (middle photo). The hunky music master spins a dance set for guys @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

#Daydrunk: Bastille 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

HSL Margarita Bust. Hotlanta Softball League’s Wet Demons team celebrates their Gay World Series berth with bottomless frozen greenies @ Ten, 3 p.m.

Manifestations of Art. Erotic artwork exhibit reception celebrates the anniversary of the gay male sex club with a charity push for PrEP use @ Manifest 4U, 4 p.m. Read our interview.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain 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. 

Backroom Burlesque. The Armorettes do a monthly cabaret set for local PWAs @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Backpack in the Park. Another venue change for the do-gooding gays of For The Kid In All Of Us as they collect school-supply backpacks @ Greystone at Piedmont Park, 7 p.m. 

Orange You Glad Noni’s Is 10? The queer owned and alternaspace does an anti-Trump themed celebration of its decade anniversary @ Noni’s, 8 p.m. 

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

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


The Queerly Revue hits the MSR stage @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Heyday: 90s & Naughties Night. The dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body with NonsenseATL does the 1990s and 2000s @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

SEBB Superheroes & Villains. This kinky Southeast Black & Blue theme night kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 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 15

Armorettes (bottom photo). 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.

Atlanta United. The LGBT fan club All Stripes celebrates pro soccer and diversity before today’s match. It’s also a World Cup Final pre-party in Lot 1 The Gulch @ Mercedez-Benz Stadium, 1 p.m. The games are also on TV @ Woofs, 2:30 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.

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.

Deck Party. Sunday Funday now has a really big deck. DJ Karlitos swings it @ Midtown Tavern, 4 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.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keep 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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