The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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A Deviant party, Fantasy Girls and Stilletto are more than just names. They are among dozens of gay Atlanta dances, performances and special events this Friday through Sunday.

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

The drag puppeteer Stiletto entertains in the cabaret at Olive Bistro on Friday.

Friday, Dec. 17

Stiletto. There is only one Atlanta drag puppeteer, and she and her cohort serve cabaret realness with David Reeb on keys @ Olive Bistro Midtown, 8 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.

Vixen’s Christmas Bar. Spiked nog and cider, peppermint martinis and the gaudiest holiday décor in town call for an equally gaudy host. Vixen Claus is taking reservations @ Guac y Margys, all day, all month.

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.

The House Party. Evangeline Laveau hosts a queer 90s burlesque and drag show @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Golden Girls: Lost Episodes – Holiday Edition. Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater company finds your four favorite seniors in a hilarious holiday sendup with several fun twists @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday, Dec. 19. Read our preview.

Invasion: Christmas Carol Pride Night.  A tweaked version of the classic with a surprise “invader” you’d never expect @ Dad’s Garage Theatre, 8 p.m. It’s extra gay on Dec. 17 for Pride Night: Use code IXC2021FAN.

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 @ New episodes Thursdays on VH1 & Paramount Plus.

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.

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: Femme 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.

G8YTIES. The ‘80s dance party that takes gay Atlanta men by storm with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Pop Up Christmas Club. DJ Kimber’s Nonsense ATL does dancing, drinking and Santa pics the way you want @ 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.

House By Definition Afterhours. DJs Cindel and Pride bring afterhours to move you from Friday night into Saturday morning. Bump and grind until sunup @ Future, 3 a.m.


Phoenix corrals the queens for two evenings of Fantasy Girls cabaret, Friday and Saturday at Future. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood for Project Q and Q ATLus)

Saturday, Dec. 18

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.

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

Atlanta Women’s Chorus: Remembrance & Joy. The holiday concert from the Gay Men’s Chorus’s sister act @ Morniningside Presbyterian, 2 p.m.

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. 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.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party that the gay boys need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

No Shade! House of Alxndr serves energy, fun, and well, maybe a little shade. Drag cast features guest star Ocean Kelly. DJ JSport spins @ Noni’s, 9:30 p.m.

Deviant: Holiday Edition. The sexy gay black men’s party that comes once a month does up the season with DJ GA and a clothes check @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

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


DJ Arno Diem spins the Winter Party Tea Dance at Future on Sunday.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Winter Tea Dance. DJ Arno Diem throws down hot beats to warm you up @ Future, 7 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.

Life Is A Risk Worth Taking. Poet, therapist and speaker Franklin Abbott offers his thoughts on the theme @ First Existentialist Congregation, 11 a.m.

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.

Holiday Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads holiday stories to kids for the enjoyment of everyone @ Facebook Live, 2 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.

Regina Simms Toys for Tots. The late, great “Mama” loved her holidays. Queens of both the drag and bar variety collect holiday toys to honor her memory @ Friends, 9 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 appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the latest issue online here:



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