The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Trans people, lesbian femmes, gay bears, soccer queers and dancing daddies all have specially tailored events this week. Not that there isn’t something for every L, G, B, T and Q to get into on gay Atlanta’s calendar this Friday through Sunday.

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


My Sister’s Room does Fem Friday, Burlesque Saturday and Switch Sunday this weekend. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, Nov. 19

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.

TDOR Rally. As part of Transgender Day of Remembrance, this vigil memorializes lives lost to anti-trans violence @ Liberty Plaza, 4 p.m.

Trans Masculine Sexual Health & Wellness Ball. Get gussied up and prepare for a fashion show by Sankofa Athletics featuring AFAB models, plus a ballroom competition for Transman realness, performance, best couple and more. SMSM and Inner-G host @ 840ATL (840 Ralph David Abernathy), 6 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. This 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.

Hot Mess Dance Party. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and their ode to dance pop @ The Basement, 10 p.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.

G8yTies. Get into the groove. You just can’t get enough @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Deanne Afterhours. Xion afterhours parties you from Friday night into Saturday morning. Bump and grind until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m.


12 years of Bearracuda Atlanta gets the Heretic treatment on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)


Saturday, Nov. 20

Bearracuda 12th Anniversary. DJ Paul Goodyear and sexy dancers on pedastals make a dozen years look and sound so sweet @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Read our bear-y nice preview in Q ATLus magazine.

Transgender Day of Remembrance. TDOR Atlanta commemorates the day and memorializes trans lives lost @ First Decatur Christian Church, 6 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

Black Boy Out of Time. The LGBTQ Book Club discusses Hari Ziyad’s memoir during an online session @ Zoom, 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.

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.

Urban Tree Comedy. Queer comic Ian Aber is back in the cidery with 90 minutes of hot comedy and cool cider @ Urban Tree, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks Pride Night. The iconic A T L A N T A sign goes rainbow, and the local NBA team offers special commemorations during the Hornets game, plus concessions vouchers and a Pride-themed shirt with ticket package @ State Farm Arena, 7:30 p.m.

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

MSR: Drag & Burlesque. 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: DJ Eddie Martinez Atlanta Underground’s gay dance club lays down your Saturday soundtrack @ Future, 11 p.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the space and view party night photos.

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

Deca-Dance.  DJ Darlene spins 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 Martin Frieson. The Underground’s gay club keeps you jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


All Stripes hosts one of three Atlanta United watch parties for Sunday’s MLS playoff match. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Nov. 21

Atlanta United LGBTQ Watch Party. The pro soccer club is in the playoffs, and the local LGBTQ group All Stripes gathers to watch the action on [email protected] Georgia Beer Garden, 2 p.m. You can also watch the match on the screens at Atlanta’s gay sports bar Woofs, and in the sleek new Future Atlanta Cabaret, 2:30 p.m.

Sinful Sundays Brunch. Kings and queens on the scene, plus burlesque, circus arts and more while you munch brunch @ Red Light Café, 11 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 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.

04W Artist Market. Makers, music and all those beauties in Edgewood @ Amazza, 12 p.m. – 5 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.

Let’s Eat! A queer community potlock is in the offer with Southern Fried Queer Pride @ Neighborhood Church, 2 p.m.

Daddy Disco. Fuego Productions is back with another set of beats and scenesters, Studio 54 style. Atlanta’s own disco daddy DJ David Knapp takes the turntables @ Crazy Atlanta, 4 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.

Keith’s Birthday Tea Dance. The owner of Future celebrates in style with DJ Mark Oz, no cover charge and lots of boys boys boys @ Future, 7 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.

Miss New Face 2021. The year’s monthly winners compete for the title and crown @ Friends Neighborhood Bar, 9 p.m.

Fire City Comedy. Queer comic Karen Felix and ally Ariel Kaplan curate a killer cast of comedians @ Wild Heaven Brewery West End, 6:30 p.m. Read the Q interview with the hosts.

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

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