The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You look like a movie. You sound like a song. My god this reminds me of a Queer Agenda calendar of events from four years ago. This weekend of LGBTQ events throws back as it flashes forward.

Friday, July 26

Legendary Children Royal Court Reunion (top photo). It was a time and a place… and a cast … that became… Legendary. Together again for one night only @ Star Bar, 10 p.m. 

Fourth Friday. The LGBTQ business pros of Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce gather for happy hour. AARP hosts @ Urban Foodie Feed Store, 5:30 p.m.

Game On. The LGBTQ sci-fi/fantasy/gaymers of Outworlders host Pride Night with board games, virtual reality games, books, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages @ Rush Center, 6 p.m.

Spring Awakening. The sexually charged and queer-inclusive Broadway hit gets a local re-do @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 24

Head over Heels. The Gogos catalogue backs this musical with queer Atlanta performers in the cast @ Actor’s Express, 8 p.m. Runs through Aug. 25.

LGBTQ Artist Exhibit at Atlanta City Hall. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office recognizes LGBTQ artists and LGBTQ-inspired art in the Mayor’s Gallery. The works of 20 artists were selected for the exhibit open to the public Monday through Friday @ Atlanta City Hall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug. 26.

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.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local LGBTQ pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game on the screens @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 9:30 p.m.

G8yties. Whether your memory of the decade is hazy or non-existent @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard 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 Friday. Get your 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, July 27

HVA Margarita Bust (middle photo). Before their big national tournament next week, the jocks of Hotlanta Volleyball host a final fundraiser @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Queer Dodgeball. The Gays Present call all Queer and Trans People of Color to play or cheer @ Adair Park, 12 noon. 

Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway. Atlanta Pride and Trans Gentlemen of Excellence give back by giving out free supplies. Food, carnival booths and games, cotton candy, popcorn and more @ Rush Center, 12 noon. 

Boys of BJs Car Wash. Atlanta Humane Society benefits when you roll in for studs and suds on your vehicle @ BJ Roosters, 1 p.m. – 5 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.

Serving for Equality. HRC Atlanta takes to the courts @ Sharon E. Lester Tennis Center, 6 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. 

Michael Levine. Atlanta’s gay-founded, LGBTQ-inclusive Jewish temple Congregation Bet Haverim hosts this singer and entertainer @ Intown Coffeehouse, 7 p.m.

Doraville Pride. The metro Atlanta city's first-ever Pride is a swim party and a screening of Love, Simon with free Doraville Pride t-shirts @ Flowers Park, Doraville, 7:30 p.m.

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

ABBA: The Concert. The only tribute band Eurodisco fans need @ Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.

Hot For Teacher. A themed show starring Brigitte Bidet, SHI, LJ Van Pelt and JayBella Banks, plus the usual Saturday night mischief with DJ KSquared @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

DILF: DP. The Perry Twins helm this jock and gear dance party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Heat. DJ Eric James leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Atlanta Disco Society. Get down, boogie oogie oogie with DJ Kimber. Looks encouraged @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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

Expressions. Ash Lauryn and Stefan Ringer beat the house down @ The Sound Table, 11 p.m.

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


Sunday, July 28

Carly Rae Jepsen (bottom photo). She’s here. You’re “Dedicated” @ Tabernacle, 8 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.

Rainbow Trout Recruitment. Get to know and possibly join Atlanta’s LGBTQ swimming, water polo and triathlon team @ Georgia Tech CRC, 11 a.m. No registration required.

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 @ 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.

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.

New York Stripped 4. The queer-centric burlesque of he Candybox Revue crew takes on Broadway with glitz, glamour and spectacle @ Smiths Olde Bar, 7 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st 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.

A version of this column originally ran in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

Pick up a new edition each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues in Atlanta, 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 Labor Day.


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