The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Atlanta is hot in every conceivable way as June celebrations kick into overdrive. Dances, concerts, commemorations, Pride events and your whole gay weekend are a few clicks away.

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Friday, June 18

DILF. Daddies and their admirers return for DJ Jeff Dority and this month’s “Do Me Harder” theme @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home with DJ Mr. Richard. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

In the Heights. Lin Manuel Miranda’s beautiful, problematic musical gets the streaming TV treatment @ HBO Max, through July 19.

Out Front Theatre Stream Festival. Atlanta’s LGBTQ playhouse makes all of its productions from the pandemic year available again for streaming. See the ones you missed or catch your favorites again. Virtual online downloads @ Out Front, all month.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. 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.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Taejah Thomas headline two dinner-show experiences with Lala Ri, Trinity Bonet and Raquel Heart in the show bar @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar limits capacity but is reopen with $5 cover and per-drink pricing @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Yaaaaaas Broadway. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its Pride Month concert as an online livestream @ Afton Tickets, 8 p.m. Encore Saturday, 8 p.m.

Fem Friday. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties and two indoor levels of fun @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Hot Mess. It’s been a year. You know that. So do DJ Kimber, her gays and their triumphant return @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

 

Joining Hearts raises funds at a 10th Street Margarita Bust on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, June 19

Together ATLast: Joining Hearts Margarita Bust. DJ Eric James pumps beats and the bar pumps bottomless green frozen joy into cups. Both overflow into the parking lot, and it’s all for the JH cause @ X Midtown/Zocalo, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

NFFLA. The gay and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta fields its teams in 10 weeks of matchups @ Silverbacks Park, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check our photo gallery of Opening Day.

Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer @ Central Park, 10 a.m.

Kick Ball. Open play for free with Pride Sports Atlanta, gearing up for a new season starting June 26. Come meet the league and play @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m.

Emerge: House of Soblovitz. Alli Royce Soble reopens her art studio for a fundraising sale of her new work created over the Great Pause. Drinks and light bites served @ 834 Dekalb Ave. NE, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Juneteenth. The city recognizes the holiday with entertainment and revelry @ Centennial Olympic Park, all day.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Charlie Brown and her girls give you dinner and a show in 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.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Destiny Brooks headline two dinner-show experiences with Shawnna Brooks, Extasy Grey and Cici Nicole in the show bar @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Dance Floor Divas: A Pride Month Dance Party. Neon Horror plays Disco VJ, and you dance as if Pandemi Moore never cramped your style @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Miss American Dream. A Not-So-Funny Parody of Britney’s Breakdown follows Ms. Spears through the infamous 2007 night before she checks herself into rehab. Dad, Jamie and her nanny are there @ Role Call Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 12.

Yaaaaaas Broadway. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents its Pride Month concert as an online livestream @ Afton Tickets, 8 p.m.

Afrolesque: Juneteenth Pride Celebration. Evangeline LaVeau Productions is back in action with queer burlesque in honor of Juneteenth and Pride Month. Pandytimes protocols in place @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp queens with hearts of gold collect tips against HIV. Simulcast on Facebook live @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Urban Tree Comedy. Queer Atlanta comic Ian Aber hosts 90 minutes of great comedians while you knock back cider and other drinks @ Urban Tree Cidery, 8 p.m.

Black Label: Juneteenth Fashion Show. Trade ATL brings together nine LGBTQ-inclusive designers and curators for a runway show and party @ Pink Zebra Boutique, 9 p.m.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

MSR: Drag Queen Realness.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Pride Comedy at Ponce. The outdoor amphitheater opens wide for laughs from some of Atlanta’s best queer comics. Hosted by Julie Marateck @ Ponce City Market, 9:30 p.m. weekly through July 24.

Underground Circuit Saturday Sam Gee. Atlanta’s new gay dance club rolls ahead with this international sensation, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with DJ Tom Stephan, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new digs, and see our Opening Night photos.

GDM. The launch event of the new GayDM electronica party series includes a set by O Diggs before Oscar Velasquez and Danny Tenaglia bring down the house @ District, 10 p.m. Read our preview of the new gay party brand.

The G8YTIES ‘80s Dance Party. See that boy, watch that scene, she is the dancing queen. No cover @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts, and DJ Darlene spins tunes. Drink specials, too @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more cast a spell @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Stand Out Stand Up. It’s an LGBTQ+ comedy show running every Saturday through the end of July @ Role Call Theatre, 10:30pm.

 

Atlanta Pride Run steps off Sunday morning in Piedmont Park. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, June 20

Atlanta Pride Run & Walk. The Front Runners-hosted jaunt outdoors after the year off for pandytimes returns with entertainment, guests and all the rainbow gear you can imagine on top of the run itself @ Piedmont Park, 8 a.m. Know and believe there is a Pride Run Afterparty @ MSR, 4 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League begin their masked and distanced return to post-pandemic play @ Tolleson Park, 8 a.m. Check out our photos from Opening Day.

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drives the bus while you eat up and drink down with $20 endless Mimosas @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. There’s also the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Stoli Sundays with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and Mother Malloy at the helm, then keep it going with Tim and Victor’s Honey Pot Bear Night @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun with Brigitte Bidet and Shawnna Brooks in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The local pro soccer club plays, and the LGBTQ tailgaters of All Stripes are all over it @ 58 Magnum St. SW, 11 a.m. There’s also an All Stripes Watch Party on the TVs @ Georgia Beer Garden, 8 p.m.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, through 12 midnight.

Fire City Comedy. Queer comic Karen Felix and ally Ariel Kaplan curate a cast of comedians. This week’s set includes LGBTQ comics Rachel Eppstein and Gabbie Watts @ Wild Heaven Brewery West End, 6 p.m.

Beatz Sundayz. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. You can knock back $3 mimosas with DJs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

A version of this calendar also appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the issue online here:

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