The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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All these red outfits must mean it’s holiday party time in the Queer Agenda of LGBTQ Atlanta events. Don your gay apparel for milestones, meetings and merriment around town this weekend.

Friday, Dec. 7

The (Last) Other Show (top photo). Edie Cheezburger and her queens work it for the last time at this gay bar that’s changing hands @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m. 

The Favourite. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz burn up the silver screen in this lesbian-lady-love, period-fab, sure-bet Oscar contender @ metro Atlanta theaters.

Dream Gala. The Randey Daniels Foundation’sinaugural event raises money for homeless LGBTQ youth affected by HIV/STDs, poverty, and abuse. Red carpet, music, food and live entertainment @ Impact Event Center, 7:30 p.m.

AGMC Holiday Concert. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus takes on a “Holly, Jolly & Gay” theme for its 38th annual Christmas show @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 8 p.m. Performances on Saturday as well.

Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular. With title like that, what could possibly go wrong? There’s no business like show business @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 22.

Improvised Hallmark Movie. Combine the improv genius of this venue’s performers with the actual Hallmark-movie resume of queer playwright Topher Payne for a gem of a show @ Dad’s Garage, 10:30 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Onyx with DJ Ron Pullman kicks the weekend into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Jingle My Balls Daddy. It’s an underwear-jock edition of the DILF dance party, this time with DJ Drew G @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Deep South. Ash Lauryn guides the sounds for Vicki Powell’s sisterhood of the traveling party @ MidCity Café, 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. Early drag to wrap your week, 8 p.m. and drag eleganza fabulosity with Shavonna B. Brooks and Raquel Lord to kick off the weekend, 11 p.m. There's also a movie on the patio bar @ Midtown Moon, 7 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Hit them up for boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m

Ladies Night. Get your LGBTQ weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 8

Atlanta Santa Speedo Run (middle photo). Local gays and gals don Speedos and run through Midtown for a good cause @ Hudson Grille Midtown, 12 noon – 2 p.m. It’s a revealing annual crowd-pleaser, and our cameras have been there every single year.

Flannel Friday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the gay guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

BingeWatch #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.

A Better Buzz Holiday Pop-Up. This popular t-shirt designer hocks his wares to benefit Lost N Found Youth @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Atlanta United Championship Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match for the national cup @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 3:30 p.m. These folks know how to throw a party. You can also watch the game on TV @ Woofs, 2:30 p.m.

Drag Queen Storytime. In the holiday edition of this popular pastime, Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads to children for the amusement of adults @ Ponce Library, 3 p.m.

AGMC Holiday Concert: Two performances. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus takes on a “Holly, Jolly & Gay” theme for its 38th annual Christmas show @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Keisha: Do You Love Us? Queers for housing justice join an intersectional justice collaborative to protest perceived slights against low income housing by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms @ Rick Mcdevitt Youth Center, 5:30 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. 

Cher: Dancing Queen. Celebrate the queen’s new album with lesser queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

DJ Moose 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.

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, Dec. 9

Party with Impact (bottom photo). Positive Impact Health Centers hosts its annual art-and-cocktail benefit @ Summerour Studio, 7 p.m.

Queer Yoga: Power Up. An empowering 75-minute yoga flow with Patrick Joseph Boston @ Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlatna, 11 a.m.

NFL Sunday Funday. All the football games and other competitions on the screens, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. 

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.

Dubfire: HXV. O-Diggs and Collage join this EDM super set @ Wildpitch Underground, 7 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.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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.



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