The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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If it’s not one thing, it’s another in the Queer Agenda. If you’re not networking with LGBTQ pros, you’re among dancing queens. If you’re not beer busting, you’re a queer arts patron.

Friday, Aug. 24

Fourth Friday Networking (top photo). Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hots its monthly happy hour @ InterContinental Buckhead Hotel, 5:30 p.m.=

Weavestock. This scripted “Haus Party” play from Southern Fried Queer Pride features performances by a black drag cast @ Out Front Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game together on multiple screens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs and Guac Y Margys, 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.

Country Night. Dancing queens step aside for two-steppers and line dancers. No cover @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Time Machine Dance Party. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

DJ Bloody Mary. Come to the “Dame-Music” party with this Berlin-based DJ and dance all night @ Wildpitch, 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, Aug. 25

Glamorous (middle photo). The international, sexy black-and-gold party hits town with DJ Barney Philly @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. Show em what you got by appointment only @ 781 Peachtree, 10 a.m. Sunday afternoon too.

KSU Fall Exhibitions. Atlanta-bred queer artist Aubrey Longley Cooke is among those showing at this Kennesaw State opening @ Zuckerman Museum of Art, 2 p.m.

NFFLA Margarita Bust. National Flag Football League of Atlanta gears up for its fall season with bottomless margs @ Zocalo, 4 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. 

Atlanta Harlequins Rugby. Atlanta’s women’s squad takes on New York @ Life University, 6 p.m.

Sinister Wisdom. Celebrate the fourth issue of this anthology on Southern lesbian organizing. This edition focuses on gathering places @ Charis Books &More, 7:30 pm.

Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. Atlanta native, actor and trans pioneer Scott Turner Schofield returns to film his wildly popular play to become a movie on two nights. Ticket help finance the film @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Read our Interview.

A Sordid Three Ring Circus. The answer to what you get when you mix Del Shores, Leslie Jordan and their Sordid Lives cohort Ann Walker. It benefits Positive Impact Health Centers @ Center Stage, 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.

Black Out Party with DJ Daniel Weaver kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. You’re in luck. It’s also Panther L/L Bar Night.

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

Queen Bey Afterparty. After the first of two nights that Beyonce and Jay-Z play Atlanta, Queerly Beloved Revue keeps the vibe going @ My Sister’s Room, 11:30 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.

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


Sunday, Aug. 26

Glamorous Recovery (bottom photo). The dancing queens from last night belt down hairs of the dog today @ Zocalo, 3 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.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions. Show em what you got by appointment only @ 781 Peachtree, 1 p.m.

Drag Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins @ 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.

Nostalgia Silent Party. Put on your headphones and groove with DJs Aasha Adore, Gina T. and Sed the Saint @ Deep End, 3 p.m. – 7 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: Auditions Finals. After Saturday’s Round 1, 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.



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