The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Dancing queens, drag queens, theater queens and all you other royals in gay Atlanta have a ton of options to socialize this weekend.

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

Southern Fried Queer Pride presents its Sweet Tea Variety Show on Friday at Masquerade. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, July 30

Sweet Tea. Southern Fried Queer Pride’s previously postponed variety show hits the stage @ Masquerade, 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 anything goes. When the sun goes down, find DJ Mr. Richard on deck @ 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.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The LGBTQ pro soccer fans of All Stripes watch the match against Orlando on the big screen @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Wednesday against Montreal, this time @ Element 7 p.m.

James Baldwin: Begin Again. Writer Eddie Glaude Jr. discusses his book, subtitled James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Virtual event hosted by Charis @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m.

Eventide Comedy Night. Queer Atlanta’s Ian Aber hosts a slate of other hilarious comics for your outdoor, distance amusement @ Eventide Brewing, 8 p.m.

A Southern Fairytale. After postponing a 15-stop international tour, Ty Autry is back with an updated version of this play about a young, gay Christian growing in the Deep South. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday show too.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar hosts a VJ and Atlanta’s most eclectic collection of queers @ Mary’s, 9 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.

Hotlanta Volleyball. Every Friday, this LGBTQ league hosts recreational open play for all skill levels @ Atlanta Performance Volleyball Center, 7 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.

90s Dance Party. DJ Mike Pope spins the hits that dancing queens remember @ Heretic, 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.

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


Ty Autry revamps ‘A Southern Fairy Tale’ and performs it at Out Front Theatre on Friday and Saturday. (Photo via Instagram)

Saturday, July 31

A Southern Fairytale. After postponing a 15-stop international tour, Ty Autry is back with an updated version of this play about a young, gay Christian growing in the Deep South. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

SFQP How-To Workshops. Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts a day of hands-on skills training like metalworking and bookbinding @ MASS Collective, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Lily White: A Celebration. The legendary drag queen left us for her reward a few weeks ago. LGBTQ Atlanta pays homage to her impactful life with a show and remembrances from friends @ Heretic, 7 p.m.

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

Blackout Party. DJ Stan Jackson turns down the lights, and the clothes check counter is open. No cover charge @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

MSR: Summer Party.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Stand Out Stand Up: Final Weekend. It’s an LGBTQ+ comedy show running every Saturday @ Role Call Theatre, 9:30 p.m.  

Underground Circuit Saturday with DJ J Warren. Atlanta’s new gay dance club rolls onward, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with DJ Jerac, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the space, and see our Opening Night photos.

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

Love Saturdays.  DJ Darlene spins tunes with drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

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


Brigitte Bidet is just one of the shameless stars on the roster of Shameless Sunday at Future. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Aug. 1

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

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins take the wheel while you eat 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.

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

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 DJ Rob Reum, then keep it going with Honey Pot Bear Night @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Queer Home CookOUT Tour. To celebrate the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart, Charis hosts readings from several of the local LGBTQ contributors like Topher Payne @ Heck House, 4 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.

Fire City Comedy. Queer comic Karen Felix and ally Ariel Kaplan curate a killer cast. This week’s lineup includes queer comedians Hayley Ellman and Lily Campbell @ Wild Heaven Brewery West End, 6 p.m. Read our interview with the founders.

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

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