The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Awards, suckas and cult classics are among your LGBTQ events this weekend, but if that won’t do, you know there’s more babes, boys, booze and beats just waiting for the taking.

Friday, Sept. 20

Under The Sea Foam Party (top photo). It’s gonna get messy with patrons and dancers in the same soup @ BJ Roosters, 9 p.m.

AGLCC Community Awards Dinner. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce honors its favorites @ Four Seasons Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

MAAP Networking. This time, it’s an Out on Film warmup for Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals @ High Note Rooftop Bar, 6 p.m.

Skintight. Joshua Harmon excoriates America’s obsession with youth, sex and physical beauty @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Oct. 13. Read the Q preview and interviews.

Buffy Hour: Party at Hellmouth celebrates the cult hit with queer drag and comedy performances @ 7 Stages, 8 p.m. Read why Buffy stays queer all year, every year.

Charli XCX. She of the ‘Girls’ backlash lashes back @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

Becoming Nancy. Based on the best-selling British novel by Terry Ronald and expected to go to Broadway, a teen learns to become a female character for a play and transforms in the process @ Alliance Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Oct. 6.

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. It’s also Gays For Plays Night.

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.

The G8Yties. Booze, (vintage) beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

This Is Toga. DJ Ron Pullman + Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle throw a costume party to kick off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Friday Fun. Lights are off and your neon is on all weekend @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Nonsense ATL. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 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. 21

Suckapunch (middle photo). Drag wrestling with Dorian Electra and Mood Killer @ The Bakery, 9 p.m.

Babes, Brunch & Bikes. Dykes on Bikes Atlanta gathers for grub and grills @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival. Food, music, and of course, art booths @ Buckhead Village, all day. Sunday too.

#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.

College Football Saturday. Games on the big screens at the gayest corner in town. Auburn plays Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m., then UGA takes on Notre Dame @ Ten Atlanta, 8 p.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, 11:30 a.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 3:30 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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Queer comic and Q contributor Ian Aber corrals the comedians @ Urban Tee Cidery, 7 p.m.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. The 10th annual glowing of the path with hundreds of magical lights @ Eastside Trail, 7 p.m.

Bi + Bar Crawl. Tickets and drinks at three stops includes burlesque afterparty at MSR. Kick things off @ Blake’s, 9 p.m. Read Q’s Bi Visibility Day (Sept. 23) coverage.

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

DJ Mohammad. The international sensation makes his Atlanta debut @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Daniel Weaver 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

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

Under the Rainbow Burlesque & Candybox Revue. A little naughty, a lotta nice. OK a lot of both @ My Sister’s Room, 11 p.m.

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


Sunday, Sept. 22

Steel Magnolias (bottom photo). Laughter through tears is Wussy mag’s favorite emotion @ Plaza Theatre, 5 p.m.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival. Food, music, and of course, art booths @ Buckhead Village, all day.

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.

More To Love Date Auction & Beer Bust. Gays doing good put their men on the market and embibe to benefit worthy charities @ Woofs, 3 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.

ABCD. Bits of everything: A Burlesque Comedy Drag @ Laughing Skull, 7 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.

An early, truncated version of this calendar 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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