The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Slide into September's DMs with a slate of LGBTQ Atlanta events. Category Is: fall but make it hot, Atlanta but make it queer af.

Friday, Sept. 6

Vita & Virginia (top photo). A dramatic retelling of one of Virginia Woolf’s literary lesbian loves opens @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

MAAP. Join the gay Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals for cocktails @ Ten, 6 p.m.

Queer Climbing. Equipment and day pass included with you in comfy climbing clothes @ Stone Summit Atlanta, 7 p.m.

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.

Damn Daddy. DJ Tommy K of Seattle helms the latest DILF dance @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Onyx Night. DJ Ron Pullman kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

TGIF. DJ Sean Michael brings the beats @ Ten Atlanta, 10 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.

Fem Fridays. Get the 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, Sept. 7

Rise (middle photo). DJ Karlitos pumps the beats with no cover charge @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

NFFLA Flag Football. The gay football jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta start playing Fall Ball for keeps @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. Head to Woofs immediately after the games for comaraderie and trash talking, 12:30 p.m.

Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project. Join the membership for an update on current projects @ Atlanta history Center, 10 a.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. 

You Want M To Do What: Black Actors in White Spaces. Jonathan Lassiter speaks @ Black Acting Methods Studio, 1:30 p.m.

Dave Koz & Friends. The out saxophonist accompanies Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, Aubrey Logan and Adam [email protected] Mable House Barnes, Mableton, 8 p.m. 

Work is a Drag. Kings and queens battle for a crown to benefit Lost N Found Youth with Trudy Dolce as host @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

Ruby’s Redd Light District & Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

Sequel Soul Saturday. The newest gay/drag/everyone bar in town serves you in the old Opus space @ Sequel, 9 p.m.

DJ Eric James. Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Night leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Midtown Saturday Night lays beats on both decks with you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

Heyday 80s Dance Party. Nonsense ATL’s straight-inclusive party for every f-in body @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

Gurlfrandz. The queens serve you a “Break Up With Him” theme @ Mary’s, 10:30 p.m.

Deep South with Vicki Powell. The locally loved lesbian and her sisterhood of the traveling party reign over late night @ Banshee, 11 p.m.

Xion Afterhours. Kevin Durard moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Sept. 8

Armorettes (bottom photo). The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold againstAIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Sunday Service. Vicki Powell and Brian Rojas deliver alt-queer realness to the masses @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 7 p.m.

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ 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.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Drag Me to Brunch. Good grub and cool queens serve Sunday vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m.

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

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m.

New Faces. Charmaine Sinclair corrals the queens and other talents for a contest @ Friends on Ponce, 9 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday hosts this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

This feature originally appeared 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 Thanksgiving.


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