The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Shows, sports and other queer shenanigans top a busy list of Atlanta events for LGBTQ and allied weekenders.

Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates from organizers.

Everybody’s talking about ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,’ debuting Friday on Prime Video.

Friday, Sept. 17

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The highly anticipated film adaptation of the most fabulous West End musical starts streaming @ Prime Video, all month.

MAAP Out on Film Pre-Party. The gay businesspeople of Metro Atlanta Area Professionals hit the rooftop to peak at this year’s LGBTQ film festival, including a ticket raffle @ Arya Peachtree, 6 p.m. Watch Out on Film trailers here.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye. You will not recognize Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as they transform into the soaring, disgraced, partially redeemed and gay-loving PTL televangelists @ area theatres and On Demand, out today.

Q Force. The animated LGBTQ hero team that you didn’t ask for but maybe kinda like @ Netflix, through September.

The Other Two. The gayest funniest sleeper hit you might have missed returns for Season 2. Catch up and then binge @ HBO Max, through September.

Ellie & Abbie (& Abbie’s Dead Aunt). A heartfelt, hilarious teen lesbian romcom from Australia hits VOD with a crush, a party, and a dead lesbian activist from the ‘80s @ On Demand, through September. Watch the trailer.

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, through September.

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 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.

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

MSR: Fem Friday with Kia Comedy, Melanin Richie and Diamond.  The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties plus two indoor levels of fun @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Hot Mess Dance Pop Party. The party that only DJ Kimber and her gays can bring to a well-mixed crowd in East Atlanta @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

House of Legends. Drag, drinks, dancers and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

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

Karlitos Afterhours.  Help celebrate Xion afterhours parties addition of Friday nights. Get into it until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m.


Atlanta United’s LGBTQ fan group All Stripes hosts shenanigans before the match on Saturday. (Photo by Matt Hennie)

Saturday, Sept. 18

Atlanta United Pregame. The local pro soccer club plays, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes are all over it @ Georgia Beer Garden, 12 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.

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.

Race Against Time. Gay activist and author Keith Boykin joins an online discussion of his book subtitled “The Politics of a Darkening America” with CNN contributor Ted Winn. Charis hosts @ Zoom, 4 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. Eyeball these photos from the fun.

Hot Mic Comedy. Queer comic Ian Aber corrals the comedians for your laughter. “Hot comedy and cool cider” @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

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

MSR: Music Midtown Afterparty & Drag Show.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Underground Circuit Saturday with DJ Conner Curnick. Atlanta’s newest gay dance club lays down your weekend soundtrack @ Future, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with Cesar Hrnandz, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new space and view party night photos.

LOBO Party. It’s the first “Lights Out, Barks Out” blackout for your puppy, furry and kink side. DJ Jake Maxwell brings the fun @ Heretic, 10:30 p.m.

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

Deca-Dance.  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. 


Artist Earth Mama unveils Atlanta Pride’s winning 50th Anniversary mural at Dad’s Garage on Sunday. (Photo via WXIA)

Sunday, Sept. 19

Atlanta Pride Mural Unveiling. Artist Avery “Earth Mama” Harden won the Pride Committee’s 50th Anniversary commission, and the public is invited to celebrate the results on the wall outside @ Dad’s Garage, 4 p.m.

Bottoms Up! RuPaul out-of-towner Aiden Zane joins two of the show’s Atlanta legends Trinity K. Bonet, Tamisha Iman and Nicole Paige Brooks for the September iteration of Wussy’s brunch cast @ City Winery, 11:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Spill the ‘T’ 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.

Frontrunners Pride Car Wash. Atlanta’s LGBTQ running group raises funds by sudsing up your vehicles in the parking lot @ Midtown Moon in Ansley Square, 3 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.

MSR: Brunch & Drag. All weekend will be bumping at Atlanta’s lesbian bar, but Sunday gets a lot crazier when you have Monday off. Eat, drink, and the drag show starts at 4 p.m. @ My Sister’s Room, all day and night.

Chaka Khan Hacienda. DJ Ree de la Vega, her crew and a bevy of guest DJs serve 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 Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

Fire City Comedy. Queer comic Karen Felix and ally Ariel Kaplan curate a killer cast of comedians, this week including LGBTQ comics Lauren Knight and Bridgette Martin @ Wild Heaven Brewery West End, 6 p.m. Read our interview with the hosts.

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

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