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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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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