The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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How do you homo holiday? With concerts, toys, college football and DILFS? Check, check, check and um… check! Gay Atlanta rolls out its first batch of December LGBTQ events set for this Friday through Sunday.

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

The XXX-mas party from DILF takes place Friday, followed by Chunk on Saturday at Heretic. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, Dec. 3

DILF XXX-Mas. DJ T’Don from Dallas lands just in time to fulfill your wish list @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

AGMC 40th Holiday Concert. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus dusts off the modern and classic fare that puts you in the seasonal spirit @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 1 p.m and 6 p.m. on Saturday. 

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.

Feel 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.

Queen of the Universe. A drag competition with live singing and an inaugural cast including Atlanta’s own Aria Cassadine. Judges include Vanessa Williams, Graham Norton, Trixie Mattel and Michelle Visage @ VH1 & Paramount Plus, all month.

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

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.

Life Worth Loving Documentary Premiere. Positive Impact Health Centers honors World AIDS Day with the new documentary film about their 30 years fighting AIDS in Atlanta. Register for free online for food, drinks, guest speakers, door prizes and more @ Metropolitan Studios, 7 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.

MSR: Fem Friday. Women who love women who love two indoor levels of fun and outdoor parties too @ 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.


Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus performs its holiday concert this weekend, including two shows on Saturday. (Photo via Voices of note)

Saturday, Dec. 4

AGMC 40th Holiday Concert. Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus dusts off the modern and classic fare that puts you in the seasonal spirit @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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

NFFLA Fall Ball: Final Weekend. The LGBTQ and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta wraps its quickie autumn season @ Silverbacks Park, 2 p.m. Attend for the scoop on a Third Half social hour.

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.

SEC Championship Watch Party. Georgia. Alabama. Gay Atlantna alumni seeing red. Get in on the action with your friends @ Hideaway, 3 p.m. Of course, they are also doing Georgia vs. Bama @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

Ron’s Toy Drive Birthday. Bring an unwrapped toy and help celebrate another big year @ Mixx, 4 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Queens do 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.

Tabitha King in Concert. Wine and dine yourself with amazing selections in an intimate neighborhood atmosphere while enjoying the talents of one of Midtown’s finest. In the Cellar @ Olive Bistro, 8 p.m.

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

Flannel Nation. The ‘90s tribute band plays live, and the lesbians don their signature fabric @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Heyday Dance Party. DJ Kimber, her gays, their friends and their ode to the ‘80s @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Underground Circuit Saturday: DJ Jace M.  Atlanta Underground’s gay dance club lays down your Saturday soundtrack @ Future, 11 p.m. View party night photos.

Chunk. You like a little meat on their bones. They like to give it to you. DJs DiCap, Cakes and JacQJill spin with hot go-go bears @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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 Abel. The Underground’s gay club keeps you jumpin’ into the wee hours @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Atlanta’s famous gay Toy Party takes place on Sunday at Biltmore Ballrooms. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Dec. 5Toy Party. The 18th annual event downsizes in venue but remains big in your heart @ Biltmore Ballrooms, 6 p.m.

Britney Birthday Brunch. She’s free, and she’s turning 39. Get into it with drag brunch and all the gang @ Guac y Margys, 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.

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

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. Read the full issue online here:

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