The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Just because Pride is over doesn’t mean the LGBTQ events slow down. In fact, the opposite is true. Scroll through our Queer Agenda and let Atlanta show you a good time this weekend.

Friday, Oct. 20

Rocky Horror Show (top photo). Atlanta’s LGBT theatrical company opens its first full season with the camp classic @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through Oct. 29.

#QueerIsLife Comedy & Open Mic Night. Comic Julie Osborne hosts a night of LGBT comedy @ Highland Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.

John Waters. The one, the only filmmaker and gay gadabout talks “Low Definition” with Atlanta Celebrates Photography @ Woodruff Center, 7 p.m.

Witch Please. A seasonal edition of DJ Ree de la Vegas’ set @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle Zombie Party gets the weekend going @ Eagle, 10 p.m.

Fresh Face Friday puts the newest drag glamazons on display. Then get your singles ready for premiere queens in Femme Fatale @ Burkhart’s, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Celestial Friday. Celeste Holmes hosts the show “where the stars come out” and puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Ladies Lounge. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. 


Saturday, Oct. 21

Jerusalem House Halloween Bash (middle photo). The gay Halloween party that kicks off a whole week of costumes goes down with this year’s “Revenge of the 80s” theme @ Gallery 874, 7 p.m. This event is always an eyeful. Always.

Southern Softpaw League has fall ball in full swing @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 4. 

Little 5 Points Halloween. The annual festival and parade that are singularly Atlanta return @ Euclid Avenue between Moreland and Edgewood, 12 noon – 11 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the bar’s regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Queer Youth Fest. The annual all-ages celebration of all things LGBTQ goes all day @ Healium Center, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Photographer’s Collective. An exhibit of work by nine local artists including the gay gallery owner @ pb&j gallery, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Women’s Chorus. The sister group to the Gay Men’s Chorus sings their “Teach Your Children Well” concert @ Ponce-Highland Church, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

LCD Soundsystem. The queer-inclusive synth band opens a weekend of music @ The Roxy, 8 p.m.

Emily Saliers. Half of Indigo Girls does her latest solo thang with her band @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

Early Country, Late Night Dance. Scoot boots, 8:30 p.m., then shake booty, 12:30 a.m. @ Heretic.

Wacked Out Black Out. Wussy and Icon provide the glow paint, black lights, hostess Jaye Lish, performances and dance music. You provide your dressed-up-to-mess-up self @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. Get there early for Fantasy Girls, 9 p.m.

DJ beats kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. It’s also Atlanta Bucks Bar Night.

Sizzling Startlets and Fever. The opening show is followed by the quintessential drag cast working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of 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. 

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Afterhours really gets cranking when the party moves to Cheshire Bridge Road with DJs Cosmo and Tracy Levine @ Tokyo Valentino, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 22

Atlanta AIDS Walk & Run (bottom photo). Teams and individuals march against the epidemic @ Piedmont Park, 11 a.m. Every year is quite the spectacle.

David Sedaris. The NPR personality and author puts his sardonic wit on full display @ Fox Theatre, 7 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. All the games and matches on the screens and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch brings the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Against Me! The trans-fronted band puts on a show @ Center Stage, 8 p.m.

Midtown Rouge. First it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Tea. The weekly tradition of dudes, DJs and drinks continues @ Ten. Low-Tea vocal tracks, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. High Tea today’s hits, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Armorettes. Atlanta’s camp drag crazies against HIV do their weekly good in the gayborhood @ Burkhart’s, 7:30 p.m.

So You Think You Can Dance. The kids from the latest season move themselves to move you @ Cobb Energy PAC, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes in hard @ Burkhart’s, 10:30 p.m.


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