Keep scrolling and click on each event title for more information and the latest updates from each organizer.
Friday, Oct. 1
Eureka! RuPaul All Star and “The Elephant Queen” Eureka O’Hara headlines a stacked cast @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.
Out On Film. Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival continues with a venue change. In-person screenings @ Out Front Theatre Company Sweetheart, 7 p.m., We Need To Something, 9 p.m., and Horror Shorts Block, 11 p.m. Virtually, check out the Out on Film selections online now.
Happy Hour at the High. The museum’s kickass Frequency Friday gets a queer makeover this week with DJs Ree de la Vega, Leonce and JSport, plus drag performers Brigitte Bidet, Taylor Alxndr and Orchid @ High Museum, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Drunk Drag Disney on Broadway. Rocky The Mermaid hosts this kooky theme show with Nicole Paige Brooks in a limited engagement @ Role Call Theater/Ponce City Market, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Oct. 9.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The highly anticipated film adaptation of the most fabulous West End musical starts streaming @ Prime Video, ongoing.
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.
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. 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.
Ritual Vampire Ball. The annual all-orientations party of naughty pleasures inclues DJs Seraph and Beoutato and a performance by Miss Sophie @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.
DJ Karlitos Afterhours. Xion afterhours parties you from Friday night into Saturday morning. Bump and grind until sunup @ Future, 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2
Dress Red: Awaken Life. Put on the color to raise fun and funds with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Activities and red drink specials @ all five Ansley Square gay bars, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fall Fest. Take your vaccinated self outside and nod at the people from behind a mask. Music, vendor booths and fair food are back @ Candler Park, all day and Sunday too.
Indigo Girls. The Amplify Music Festival goes long with a full slate, including gay Decatur legends Michelle Malone, Shawn Mullins, dozens of other great acts, and of course the city’s own iconic lesbian duo @ Decatur Square, all day.
Decatur Book Festival. Georgia’s most diverse, LGBTQ-inclusive event moves from Labor Day Weekend this year to a combo virtual and in-person series. All live events are today and available to watch online @ First Baptist Church of Decatur, all day.
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.
Atlanta Bucks Match. The local gay rugby crew is back for fall, this time against the Columbus Kodiaks @ Benteen Park, 1 p.m. Ask about the Third Half Happy Hour after the match.
Out On Film. Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival continues with a venue change. In-person screenings @ Out Front Theatre Company Trans Shorts – A Fine Girl, 12 noon, Trans in Trumpland, 2 p.m., Bliss, 4:30 p.m., One Four Three, 6:30 p.m., and Potato Dreams of America, 8 p.m. Virtually, check out the Out on Film selections online now.
Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2 p.m.
SFQP Art Market. Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts over 30 queer, trans makers, crafters, artists and other vendors. Outdoors and masks required @ Best End Brewery, 2 p.m. – 6 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, 6:30 p.m.
Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.
MSR: Pre-Pride 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.
No Cover Blackout Party. DJ Stan Jackson turns off the lights and pumps the beats with no cover charge @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Heyday ‘80s Dance Party. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and their singular ode to the ‘80s 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.
1 AM Secret Comedy Show. This show returns post-pandemic with late-night laughs by amazing comics from clubs all around town, including queer Atlanta’s own Ian Aber @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 1 a.m.
Xion Afterhours ft. Kardona. The Underground’s gay club keeps you jumpin’ into the wee hours with this great DJ @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3
Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.
Fall Fest. Take your vaccinated self outside and nod at the people from behind a mask. Music, vendor booths and fair food are back @ Candler Park, all day.
Out On Film. Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival continues with a venue change. In-person screenings @ Out Front Theatre Company Landlocked, 2 p.m., Two (Shtaim), 4 p.m., Drama Shorts Block, 5:30 p.m., The Pedro Zamora Way, 7:30 p.m.Virtually, check out all the Out on Film selections online now.
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 & Bubbly. Eat, drink, and the merry drag show starts at 4 p.m. @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m.
Chaka Khan Hacienda: Season Closer. 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 latest issue online here: