The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Have a ball, dive into a manhole, queer up a roller disco or bakson up to the bumper, baby. Find details for dozens of gay Atlanta’s best events for the weekend right here.

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

King Perka Sexxx is one of the drag kings slated for the new Manhole at Noni’s on Friday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood for Q)

Friday, Nov. 12

Manhole. All drag kings, all night in this new show with performances by Perka Sexx, Mystery Meat, Mr. Elle Aye, TJ Maxx and more @ Noni’s, 9:30 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.

Always Jane. A new docuseries follows a trans teen through big changes with full support of her family. Streaming from today @ Prime Video, through December.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Atlanta’s only drag dinner and a show experience in the loungey surrounds of 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.

PALS Fur Ball. Pets Are Loving Support hosts its annual masquerade fundraising gala with open bar, music, silent auction, performers and you all gussied up @ Fox Theatre Egyptian Balllroom, 8 p.m.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 14. Read our preview.

MSR: Femme Flirt 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.

House of Legends. Drag, drinks, dancers and a DJ @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

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

Peaches Birthday with DJ Jerac. Future Atlanta house mother Peaches celebrates with beats by the House-down DJ. Speaking of the house, club showrunner and local legend Phoenix performs too @ Future, 11 p.m. Xion Afterhours with Juan Villalba follows, 3 a.m. 


DJ Ben Bakson hits Heretic on Saturday night.

Saturday, Nov. 13

DJ Ben Bakson. This nationally recognized hottie mans the tables while the boys bump booties. DJ Mike Pope opens @ Heretic, 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.

NFFLA Fall Ball. The LGBTQ and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta continues its quickie autumn season @ Silverbacks Park, 2 p.m. Attend for the scoop on a Third Half social hour. Saturday games through Dec. 4.

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.

Tina Devore Tribute Shows. Two huge shows celebrate the Atlanta drag and pageant legend who passed last month. A reunion show of shows kicks things off @ Heretic, 6 p.m. The performances and remembrances continue @ Friends, 10:30 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.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. After this, Sunday matinee is the last performance. Read our preview.

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

MSR: Sexy Saturday.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night drag and dancing @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

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

Deca-Dance.  Special guest DJ Bill Berdeaux steps in for Darlene to spin tunes while you enjoy drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Xion Afterhours ft. DJ J Warren. The Underground’s gay club keeps you jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Chaka Khan Hacienda takes its outdoor fun inside for a queer roller disco on Sunday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Nov. 14

Chaka Khan Hacienda Skate Party. The queers who did Sundays on the Beltline head inside for colder weather. Roll, baby, roll @ Sparkles Family Fun Center, Kennesaw, 7:30 p.m.

Xanadu. The 1980 movie-turned-2007 musical roller skates into Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater for a spin @ Out Front Theatre, 3 p.m. Sunday is the last performance. Read our preview.

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 emcees the queens while you eat up and drink down @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. Later, there’s 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.

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. Now every Sunday is also Switch! Sunday, 8 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. Flip through the latest issue online here:

Find each new edition of QATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.


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