The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Shows, sports and celebrations of success are just the tip of LGBTQ events in Atlanta. Dive headlong into the Queer Agenda calendar to weigh your options and plan your gay ol’ time.

Friday, July 27

Kristy Lee (top photo).Have lesbian crooner with guitar, will travel @ Eddie’s Attic, 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

AGLCC Fourth Friday. Happy hour mix and mingle with Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce @ Einstein's, 5:30 p.m.

Best In Show. Queer Atlanta’s own Jeffro Hollington shows his latest artworks @ Conant Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Pride Shooting Stars Cabaret Auditions. Drag stars wanted for a new Saturday show at this year’s festival. Tryouts @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

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

Pump. This weekly butch boy dance launches the party slate @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard gets the 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 @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, July 28

Hotlanta Classic (middle photo).Hotlanta Volleyball Association’s annual tournament brings North American Gay Volleyball Association jocks from across the country for play on and off the court @ Tsunami Volleyball Gym, Forest Park, all day and Sunday too. Last year was a blast. And this year could be even better. Party afterward @ Ten, 7 p.m. 

Alli Soble Open Studio. The queer artist sells her works right where she creates them. Good deals on great art @ House of Soblovitz, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Respect the Brunch. Mix breakfast and lunch to benefit Georgia Equality @ Ten, 12 noon.

Rainbow Trout & Wet Demons Pool Party. The LGBTQ swim team and softball team, well, team up for DJ beats, unlimited cocktails, sexy bartenders and poolside fun, all for $20 @ 321 Robinhood Road NE, 1 p.m.

Stripper Car Wash. Let the boys soak you down and suds you up @ BJ Roosters, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Shaking Hands with HIV Launch Party. A new non-profit seeks to increase awareness and decrease stigma. But first, fun and funds @ Eclectic Bistro, 2 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.

Drag Queen Story Time. Terracotta Sugarbaker reads to kids for the entertainment of adults @ Ponce de Leon Library, 3 p.m.

NFFLA Beer Bust. The gay flag football teams gather to down beer and up money for fall season. It’s also a back to school drive @ Felix’s, 4 p.m.

Serving for Equality. HRC Atlanta serves (and volleys) LGBTQ tennis and spectator party @ Sharon Lester Tennis Center, 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. 

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

Bulldogs 40th Anniversary Party. The black gay bar celebrates being one of the oldest continually open LGBTQ spaces in Atlanta with specialty drinks, birthday swag and DJ Tron @ Bulldogs, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Big Queer #Sizzle. Song, dance, poetry and spoken word performances support lesbian-feminist collective Charis Circle @ Charis Books & More, 7 p.m. 

Michelle Malone. The veteran blues rocker as well as singer Linda Bolley rock two sets for lesbian fans in a duo show @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Hotlanta Squares. The LGBTQ square-dancing troupe does their thing with caller Johnny P @ City of Light, 7 p.m.

Chorus Showcase. Voices of Note – the combined talents of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus – sing selections from their summer shows @ Out Front Theatre, 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. DJ Rob Reum welcomes the pool party crowd at 11 p.m.

BrutBears: Ascendance. DJ Alex Ramos and photographer Randy Addison tame the beasts @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Disco Society. The dance party that’s inclusive for every f-in body, this week with a Disco theme @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Saturday Spin. DJ Daniel Weaver 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.

Queeriety: Summer Camp. The acts of Atlanta’s queer variety show takes on a summer theme @  Village Theatre, 11 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 29

AV200 & Field Day Closing Party. The do-gooders of these two huge anti-AIDS fundraisers (Field Day, bottom photo) gather to celebrate their successes and to reward beneficiaries @ Names Project Foundation, 2 p.m.

Gospel Brunch. Armorette Priscilla O'Kneel stages 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, this week with Kraax, 4 p.m.

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

Shelby Lynne. The cutie crooner who puts the girlies in a twist performs @ City Winery, 8 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ 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.

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 this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more, 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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