If you build it, they will come. The big weekend in LGBTQ Atlanta was in corona chaos, and dozens of local event organizers planned a Pride Weekend masterpiece
Keep scrolling and click on individual event titles for more information, pricing and the latest updates from each organizer.
Thursday, Oct. 7
MSR Welcome to Atlanta. Lesbians know what you need to feel welcome, and these women are the best at it. The MSR Pride Kickoff beer bust features bottomless brews and multiple DJs @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
Matthew Wilson Pride Happy Hour. The LGBTQ candidate for Insurance Commissioner hosts margaritas, grub and neighborhood Pride vibes @ Guac y Margy’s, 5 p.m.
All Saints Pride Eucharist. The multi-chorus Trey Clegg Singers perform during this affirming and specially programmed Pride Service. Rev. Winnie Varghese of St. Luke’s plus Rev. and state Sen Kim Jackson are at the podium. Online and in-person @ All Saints Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.
Country Pride. Line dancing, two stepping and other boot scootin takes on Pride Week with no over charge @ Heretic, 8 p.m.
X Midtown Pride Kickoff. Pick up your weekend-pass wristband or come in for the night with guys, cocktails and the always raucous X After Dark drag show @ X Midtown, 8 p.m.
Pride ATL Game Night. Gay businesses in and around Ansley band together to roll out the rainbow carpet with specials, outdoor parties, indoor dances and good grub all weekend long. Tonight’s games are Prideful @ Hideaway, 8 p.m.
Pride Weekend Warmup. GA Boy gets its parties started with DJs Ed Woodand Isis Murtech @ Future, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
The Other Side of the Moon. The weekly drag queen and kings do Pride @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8
Wussy Pride. Drag reality stars Adore Delano and Landon Cider kick off the Pride slate for the left-of-center queer loyalists of Wussy @ The Loft, 7 p.m.
Pride 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
Woofs Pride Friday. If you do it at Woofs, you do it with Pride. Their usual lunch, dinner and TV sports but make it rainbow @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – close.
Trans billboard unveiling. The always busy I Am Human Foundation celebrates its latest billboard for visibility of trans issues @ 75 South & University Boulevard, 5 p.m.
Out Night 2.0. After a June smash, the aquarium returns with its LGBTQ celebration for Pride. Multiple DJs, a performance by House of Balenciaga, that rainbow-clad cocktail crowd, and of course all those sea creatures @ Georgia Aquarium, 7 p.m.
RuPride Cabaret. Fantasy Girls Cabaret welcomes special guests for both nights of its Pride shows. Phoenix and crew host Kylie Sonique Love, Detox, LaLa Ri, Trinity K. Bonet and more @ Future, 7 p.m.
A Queer Day’s Night. Atlanta Fringe Festival teams with the women of Metropolitan Studios for a two-day lineup of LGBTQ performances. Tonight, two shows @ Metropolitan Studios. Will Nolan’s hilarious Gay History for Straight People, 7 p.m. Stick around for A Big Queer Cabaret, 8:30 p.m.
Eagle Pride Night Reunion. Don your leather and shine up your shoes. The Eagle gets its due with a Pride warmup party at an outside bar, then DJ Mister Richard whips up all those daddies and boys inside @ Hideaway, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Boys on the Bar. It’s a simple formula, but you love it. Nightly this time with extra Pride goodness @ BJs, 9 p.m.
Hit That Perfect Pride Beat. Queer anthems with DJ Headmaster @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Pride Friday with DJs Dan Slater & Alan T. Pride Friday catches a wild-ass dance party Pride already in progress. This one serves as the official aquarium afterparty with wall-to-wall dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Glow Up Party. It’s an outdoor block party with silent disco, DJ Exel headlining five DJs, Hellfire Harlots Revue and the Drew Friday/Coco Iman drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.
The Circus ft. Derrick Berry. Britney’s biggest fan brings Pride to your pop princess heart while you have fun under the big top @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.
Pride Madams of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe hosts Tameka X, Mokka Montrese, Tasha Lng and Tommie Ross @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m.
Aurora Sunrise Party. After staying up all night, don’t go to bed. Fuego Productions brings the one and only DJ Adrian Dalera to town for a “Friday night but really Saturday morning” Pride dance @ Believe Music Hall, Saturday 7 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Big Gay Pride Brunch ft. Detox. RuPaul’s Detox headlines with local girls LaLa Ri, Alissah Brooks, Taejah Thomas, Cici Nicole, Raquel Rae Heart, Aspen York and more while you eat up @ Park Tavern, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Beasties Pride Workout. Start the day off with a total body workout with all proceeds going to Lost N Found Youth. Jonny hosts the sweatfest with tunes @ Gravity Fitness, 9 a.m.
Lott to Love Drag Brunch. Mona Lott and Destiny Brooks host queens while you munch food and chug brews @ Elsewhere Brewing, 11 a.m.
Atlanta Gay Sports Alliance Block Party. DJ Devon Rex headlines the margaritas, games and Jell-O shots with this renewed coalition of LGBTQ sports leagues. Look for a 50/50 raffle too. Proceeds benefit Out Front Theatre and Lost N Found Youth @ Guac y Margy’s, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual Gray Pride. AARP Atlanta and members from across the country gather for a day of online events @ aarp.com. Living Beyond HIV, 11 a.m., Listening OutLoud: Celebrating LGBTQ Voices StoryCore Encore, 2 p.m., Atlanta Black Gay Pride Concert Encore, 3 p.m., an Day Party, 4 p.m.
Wussy Pride Bottoms Up Brunch. Adore Delano and Landon Cider follow up last night’s slaying with another appearance while you eat up and drink down @ City Winery, 11:30 a.m.
Woofs Pride Saturday. If you do it at Woofs, you do it with Pride. Their usual lunch, dinner and TV sports but make it rainbow @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – close.
Garden Disco & Art Market. Pride vibes, a queer artist market and daytime disco are guarantees from hosts A Better Buzz and Dirty South @ Georgia Beer Garden, 12 noon – 5 p.m. gabeergarden.com
Kween on the Green 9.0. The ninth iteration of those gays on the Meadow, but this time their coolers, tents, canopies and jams serve you the Park Pride Realness you so richly deserve. Come out and Bring Your Own Everything @ Piedmont Park near Park Tavern, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Queen Butch Pride Tea. Hear that kettle whistling? Grammy darling DJ Todd Terry serves the afternoon tea. Ree De La Vega and William Francis open @ Heretic, 2 p.m.
A Queer Day’s Night. Atlanta Fringe Festival teams with the women of Metropolitan Studios for a two-day Pride lineup. Today, it’s Virtual Drag Storytime with Brent Star (via Fringe’s FB page), 2 p.m. Then live and in person @ Metropolitan Studios, Colorful: A Queer Arts Panel, 5 p.m. Gay History for Straight People, 7 p.m., and A Big Queer Cabaret, 8:30 p.m.
Sunset Cabaret. Ruby Redd hosts special guests Lena Lust, Heather Daniels and Trashetta Galore along with a cast of old and new favorites as the sun goes down. It’s part of Pride ATL All Around Us @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m
RuPride Cabaret ft. Kandy Muse. Fantasy Girls Cabaret continues its RuPaul domination. Phoenix and crew welcome Kandy Muse, Trinity K. Bonet and LaLa Ri @ Future, 7 p.m.
Electric Circus. The outdoor block party with silent disco continues, plus a Fire Show, DJ Mary Mac topping five DJs, and a late-night drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Boys on the Bar. It’s a simple formula, but you love it. This week with extra Pride goodness @ BJs, 9 p.m.
Gagged. Get with DJ 5 Hour Boner for the Pride dance East Atlanta waits for all year. House, disco and bops @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.
Pride Kiki with Aquaria. You can’t stop, and Wussy won’t stop. The headline queen serves a live DJ set @ Amazza, 10 p.m.
Pride Saturday w/DJ Dani Brasil. Alan T hosts an opening set by DJ Stan Jackson before the man of the night hits the tables and turns you every which way but loose @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Stars & Legends features Kameron Michaels and DJ Escape. Don’t miss these two headliners with a 10th Street Pride for the ages @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.
Deep South Pride. DJ Vicki Powell’s crew and The Carry Nation conglomerate take over the beats @ Believe Music Hall, 10 p.m.
The Divas & The Divo. Myah Ross Monroe hosts Tasha Long, Mokka Montrese, Tommie Ross and Tameka X @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 – Sunday Oct. 10
Fall Festival on Ponce. The gays of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces are back with their annual arts booths, music acts and food vendors @ Olmstead Lineal Park (Just east of Moreland @ Ponce), all day both days.
Sunday, Oct. 10
Pride Block Party. DJs Chris Cox and Dave Aude oversee the rainbow crosswalk corner with a crowd of revelers featuring outside bars, two superstar DJs and the party pumping all day and night @ X Midtown, 12 noon – 3 a.m.
Wussy Pride Bottoms Up Brunch ft. Aquaria. The RPDR winner takes a spin with a Prideful cast @ City Winery, 11:30 a.m.
Woofs Pride Sunday. If you do it at Woofs, you do it with Pride. Their usual lunch, dinner and TV sports but make it rainbow @ Woofs, 12 noon – 9 p.m.
Marquee Pride Day Party. Brigitte Bidet and Taylor Alxndr take over the oldest continually operating gay club in Atlanta (yes it is) with Ree de la Vega, IHeart sponsors and several screaming queens @ Marquee Club, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Pride Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens during your Pride meal @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terracotta Sugarbaker reads to everyone of every age @ Facebook Live, 2 p.m.
Pride Tea Dance ft. DJ Mauro Mozart takes his cue from Medusa Productions and runs with it @ The Piedmont Room & Garden Tent, 3 p.m.
Pride Sunday “Service.” DJ Vicki Powell closes out her Pride Weekend series with her most popular regular party. It’s also her birthday @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m.
Kevin James Thornton. The gay comic and accidental “It Was the ’90s!” TikTok sensation preforms his one-man show @ Atlanta Comedy Club, Norcross, 7 p.m.
Pride Sunday at MSR. The women’s bar feeds and waters you well as you enjoy Pride Brunch & Bubbly with DJ Wulf and Drew & Coco’s drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The party continues with the Women’s Pride Closing Party featuring three DJs, the Hellfire Harlots and DJ Mary Mac, 8 p.m. – close.
Celebrating our Pride of Gender, Sexuality, and Disability. Atlanta Pride and Compassionate Atlanta sponsor this virtual Pride event for celebrating LGBTQIA people with disabilities @ Facebook Live, 4 p.m.
Gurlfrandz Pride Show. The EAV queens are back in action for a Pride show after a whole pandemic off the clock @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
New Faces. Charmaine Sinclair Dupree hosts the competitors with special guests Tattianna Dujour, Aqualencia Litre, Belladonna Paris and Kristiva Viva @ Friends, 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 11
Pride Morning Party ft. Nina Flowers. The one-of-a-kind DJ returns to Atlanta to squeeze the last bit of Pride out of you @ Heretic, 6:30 a.m.
Coming Out Day Dance ft. Jesus Montanez. It’s the last dance. Last chance… for romance tonight. Oh-ho I need DJ Jesus Montanez @ Future, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
A version of this calendar appeared in Q ATLus magazine. Read the latest Q ATLus issue online here: