The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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They’re back, and you love it. Get ready for a prodigal return, notorious return, infamous return and a triumphant return to Atlanta’s LGBTQ events scene this Friday through Sunday. Sonique, Wussy Prom, DILF and Heyday headline a packed weekend.

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


DILF hosts two events this weekend at Heretic, FuKr Friday and Deeper Daddy on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, Aug. 6

DILF FuKr. A full weekend of sexy from Joe Whitaker’s traveling gay party crew. FuKr Friday kicks things off with DJ James Anthony (NYC) @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Pray Away. Stream this documentary about the rise to power of Exodus International and its profoundly harmful “ex gay” movement, from the 1970s through present day @ Netflix, all month.

Dogwood Festival Midtown Cabaret. As part of the Dogwood festival performance slate, queer burlesque and drag performers take the main stage @ Piedmont Park Meadow, 7:30 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.

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.

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 space, will expand Xion afterhours parties to Friday nights. Get into it until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m. 


The grand tradition of Wussy Prom continues on Saturday at My Sister’s Room. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, Aug. 7

Wussy Prom. Former Atlantan and RuPaul’s first out trans woman Kylie “Sonique” Love headlines the queer prom kings and queens @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

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

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

Outworlders Game Day. Join the LGBTQ and allied gaymers, and wear a mask. Food and drink for sale, too @ Axis Replay, 12 noon.

Dogwood Festival. No blooms with an August event, but plenty of arts, crafts and music @ Piedmont Park, all day. Sunday too.

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.

All Stripes Watch Party. The local pro soccer team plays away, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch the action @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7 p.m.

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

DILF Deeper. DJ Felipe Garcia (Madrid) continues a packed weekend with a jock and underwear party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Underground Circuit Saturday with DJ Juan Villalba. Atlanta’s newest gay dance club rolls onward @ Future, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with DJ Twisted Dee, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new space.

Heyday. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and the triumphant return of their ‘80s party @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

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.


Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s Church. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)


Sunday, Aug. 8

Sunday Service. Vicki Powell’s full Deep South DJ collective is on hand for Atlanta’s longest-running Sunday queer dance party @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m.

Dogwood Festival. No blooms with an August event, but plenty of arts, crafts and music @ Piedmont Park, all day.

Bottoms Up! Sonique completes her double duty for Wussy this weekend with a brunch performance @ City Winery, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins 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.

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.

All Stripes Donation Drive. The LGBTQ Atlanta United fan group hosts a Sunday food drive for Free 99 Fridge @ Joystick Gamebar, 1 p.m.

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.

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 Ree de la Vega and her gang return to the post-pandemic scene with the outdoor dance party and vendor pop-ups you so frickin need right now @ 8Arm, 5 p.m.

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

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

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