Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates from organizers.
Friday, Sept. 24
Out On Film. A whopping 150 titles over 11 days, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival is back, baby. Virtual and in-person screenings, including @ Midtown Art Cinema Along Came Wanda, 7 p.m., Jump, Darling, 7 p.m. and Down in Paris, 9:15 p.m. There are also Out on Film selections already online now. Screenings continue through Oct. 3 (watch key trailers). Read more in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The highly anticipated film adaptation of the most fabulous West End musical starts streaming @ Prime Video, all month.
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.
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.
Eventide Comedy. Atlanta’s best comics line up and make you laugh with co-host, queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber. This month, Comedy Central headliners Michael Rowland and Jordan Jensen are in the mix @ Eventide Brewing, 8 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.
MSR: Fem Friday Dance Party & Live Show. 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.
G8YTIES ‘80s Party. You can dance… for inspiration. Get into the groove @ Heretic, 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.
DJ Cindel’s HBD (House By Definition). Xion afterhours parties adds Friday night/Saturday morning to its lineup. Get into it until sunup @ Future, 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25
Iellamo. All the way from Italy, this DJ takes no prisoners from the undulating gay men @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. Ludacris performs in the park after you walk against HIV and for all the agencies that help fight it @ Piedmont Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day. CDPH and CCPL present a double screening to commemorate the day with iconic clips from Pose, Tales of the City, Bohemian Rhapsody and more. Of course you can get tested for HIV too @ Cobb County Public Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.
Freshwater. The LGBTQ Book Club discusses Akwaeke Emezi’s stunning debut novel. Charis hosts @ Zoom, 10 a.m.
Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer @ Central Park, 10 a.m.
Out On Film continues with virtual and in-person screenings, today including in-person @ Midtown Art Cinema Men’s Shorts, 12 noon, Women’s Shorts, 12 noon, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back, 4 p.m., No Ordinary Man, 4 p.m., Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music, 6:30 p.m. and Mascarpone, 9 p.m. These films are already online now. Screenings continue through Oct. 3 (watch key trailers). Read more in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.
Daydrunk: East Atlanta Strut Edition. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2 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.
Atlanta United LGBTQ Watch Party. The pro soccer club plays, and the local LGBTQ group All Stripes gathers to watch the action @ Georgia Beer Garden, 3 p.m.
Cabaret Risque. The always queer, always sexy Candybox Revue bumps and grinds for its lesbian female admirers with satire, sultry performances, comedy and burlesque @ Metropolitan Studios, 8 p.m.
Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.
MSR: End of Summer Bash. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.
Top 40 Dance Party No Cover 18+. Atlanta’s newest gay dance club lays down your Saturay soundtrack @ Future, 10 p.m. Stick around for Xion Afterhours with DJ Sam Gee, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new space and view party night photos.
Atlanta Disco Society. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and their singular ode to the ‘70s dance floor @ The Basement, 10 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.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.
Out On Film continues with virtual and in-person screenings, today including in-person @ Midtown Art Cinema Boulevard! A Hollywood Love Story, 12 noon, Forgotten Roads, 2 p.m., All Boys Aren’t Blue, Smoke Lilies & Jade and Flame, 7 p.m. and Isaac, 9 p.m. Today also includes the Invisible Live Performance Brunch @ Red’s Beer Garden, 12:30 p.m. These films are already online now. Out on Film continues daily through Oct. 3 (watch key trailers). Read more in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.
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 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.
A portion of this calendar also appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the full issue online here: