The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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With your weekend always in view, the Queer Agenda calendar always knows how LGBTQ events are shaping up this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Sept. 13

Boys in Trouble (top photo). Famed transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey presents this latest modern piece @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. 

Laramie Project. The Mathew Shepard-inspired story opens as the second in a season-launching repertory @ Theatrical Outfit, 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 29

This Is Not Berlin. The heralded and highly anticipated queer film opens @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

Fourth Tuesday Happy Hour. Forget the name. It’s Friday, and these lesbians are drinking @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m.

Underwear Auction. The 10th annual event bidding the shorts directly off the strippers to benefit Atlanta Pride @ Swinging Richards, 9 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.

Latin Dance Party. The monthly Latinx salute kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Glow Party Weekend, Day 1. Lights are off and your neon is on all weekend @ 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. 14

Rome. Last year’s breakout costume party returns to the toga-wearing empire @ Heretic, 10 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.

PartyBoi: Black Diamonds in Ice Castles. The local screening of the powerful documentary hosted by Positive Impact Health Centers and the Counter Narrative Project. Includes free brunch @ Midtown Art Cinema, 11 a.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match. Look for the rainbow flag extravaganza @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 3 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 6 p.m., and baby it’s an all-new Woofs location to boot.

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. 

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

Showcase: Voices of Note Cabaret. Enjoy the talents of members of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sonia Leigh & Friends. Tap toes to the country-blues-rock vibes of this lesbian favorite @ Eddie’s Attic, 9 p.m.

DJ Neon the Glowgobear leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Glow Party Weekend, Day 2. Lights are off and your neon is on all weekend @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

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

Chug. The queer-run, straight-friendly tavernites get an off-center drag show @ Georgia Beer Garden, 10:30 p.m.

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


Sunday, Sept. 15

Heifer Review (bottom photo). 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. 

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.

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.

Intersection of Disability, Identity & Sexuality. Join the discussion @ Rush Center, 5:30 p.m.

Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. General meeting for all interested parties in the gay male nuns spreading cosmic joy @ Rush Center, 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Touch. 20 hot male dancers, host TS Madison, $1000 in 1s and you. Dark room open @ Indacut, 11 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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