The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Some like it hot. Those people are in luck. Summer in Georgia is scorching, and so is the list of Atlanta’s LGBTQ weekend events this Friday through Sunday.

Keep scrolling, and click on each event title for more information.

House of Alxndr hosts the Icon show honoring legendary Black performers at Out Front Theatre on Friday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, July 9

Icons: Black Legends. A cast of local favorites curated by House of Alxndr pay tribute to their favorite artists in don’t-miss performances @ Out Front Theatre, 8 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. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

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.

Dance Party EAV. East Atlanta’s gay bar reopened, and Neon Horror is taking the reigns tonight with bops and boops @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. – 3 a.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.

Hotlanta Volleyball. Every Friday, this LGBTQ league hosts recreational open play for all skill levels @ Atlanta Performance Volleyball Center, 8 p.m. Advanced players also practice on Tuesdays.

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.

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.

Xion Afterhours with DJ Karlitos. Have club, will expand Xion. Get into it until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m.


Trans actress and activist Candis Cayne headlines Georgia Equality’s United We Drag event on Saturday at My Sister’s Room.

Saturday, July 10

Deep South with DJ Minx. Vicki Powell’s party series is back. She and Ash Lauryn open for Detroit legend Minx in a night of revelry @ Future, 10 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m. Check out last weekend’s Pride Run pics.

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.

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. – 2 a.m.

United We Drag. Trans actress Candis Cayne headlines this Georgia Equality fundraiser. Wussy hosts @ My Sister’s Room, 4 p.m. Work a fantasy high school re-do look – it’s also Wussy Yearbook Photo Day.

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.

Ray Deeb: Pop. The local gay doctor, keyboard player and singer celebrates the release of his debut album Pop, now streaming on all services, with a party @ Olive Bistro, 6 p.m. Watch his fascinating story and follow him on Facebook.

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

DJ Shane Marcus. The wunderkind does his thing, and a dance floor full of gay guys undulate to the results @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

MSR: Celebrate Saturday.  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.

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 are in the offing as well @ Hideaway, 10 p.m. Check out our photos of the fun.

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, 9:30 p.m.

Slumber Party Comedy. With friends, a bachelorette party, or riding solo, get some laughs with a late-night slumber party-themed, all-female comics show (Boys allowed!). BYOB @ Relapse Theatre, 10:30 p.m.

Xion Afterhours ft. Kardona. Atlanta’s new gay club is jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


All Stripes hosts a watch party for the European soccer final at Georgia Beer Garden on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Hennie)

Sunday, July 11

Sunday Service. DJs Brian Rojas, Vicki Powell, Ash Lauryn, AEESB, NSA and a surprise special guest spin tunes while Edgewood mingles @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m.

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.

UEFA Championship Watch Party. The LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch the action on the big screen @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7:30 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, 4 p.m. through 12 midnight.

Chaka Khan Hacienda. DJ Eli Escobar headlines LGBTQ mastermind Ree de la Vega’s outdoor fete of music, arts and drinks on the Beltline @ 8Arm, 5 p.m.

New Faces. The show that finds new drag talent and has a damn good time doing it @ Friends on Ponce, 9 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 full issue online here:

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