The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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One two, you know what to do. Three, four, come on through that door. Five, six, get your LGBTQ fix of events in Atlanta that light a spark in your behind and put the gay in your day.

Friday, Aug. 17

Juicy Fruits. The Vixen (top photo) from Season 10 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” headlines the latest Wussy event lineup. Fly your colors @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The Sundance darling with a lesbian coming-of-age stroy based on the novel opens @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

Elevating the Voices.The Reformation Project offers “reconciling faith, sexual orientation and gender identitywith a night of Christian LGBTQ storytelling” @ Park Avenue Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

Halcyon. The veteran lesbian duo plays a set @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons. Watch the NFL preseason with your gays @ Woofs, 7 p.m.

Paint with Pride. Atlanta Pride benefits from your entry to drink cocktails and paint pictures @ Sips & Strokes, 7 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger and her kooky queens work Atlanta’s newest gay bar @ Midtown Tavern, 9:30 p.m. 

Madonna-Rama. The Material Girl turns 60, and East Atlanta’s gay bar has the hookup @ Mary’s 10 p.m.  Read our salute to Madonna’s best.

Flashback Friday getsthe weekend going @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Nonsense Dance Party. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor @ The Basement, 10 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.

Drrty Divas. Boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 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 Night. Get your LGBTQ weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 18

Bearracuda (middle photo). The popular party series joins forces with DJ Paul Goodyear @ Heretic, 10 p.m. These guys always go all in.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival. The gay-run day of art, music and food returns @ Piedmont Park, all day. Sunday too.

Rugby 101. The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club prepares for fall play with a tutorial @ Peachtree Hills Park, 11 a.m.

Respect the Brunch. The queers who like a little breakfast with their lunch eat to benefit Atlanta’s LGBTQ choruses @ Ten, 12 noon.

Hunk Auction & Boys Boys Boys. Bid on your favorite guy to take him to dinner, plus more prizes up for grabs with host Monica Van Pelt and special guests. Proceeds build the Pride float @ BJ Roosters, 4 p.m.

Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. Atlanta native, actor and trans pioneer Scott Turner Schofield returns to film his wildly popular play to become a movie on two nights. Ticket help finance the film @ 7 Stages, 8 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 regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Atlanta Rollergirls. The season champions will be crowned after this match @ Yaarab Shrine Center, 7:30 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain 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. 

Pop Karaoke with Princess Charles. Sing your heart out with your host plus DJ Suzanne @ Midtown Tavern, 9 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. The queens you love doing what you love cabaret style @ Ten, 9 p.m.

Deep South. Vicki Powell’s connex score again with DJ Manu Miran’s Atlanta debut @ Music Room, 10 p.m.

Icon: Britney & Christina. The diva-loving queers are paying tribute again, this time to the former mousekateers @ The Deep End, 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman and Mr. Eagle Bar Night kick Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

After Hours. Soulful house music by resident DJs presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 2 a.m.

Xion Afterhours. DJ Twisted Dee moves you til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 19

Piedmont Park Arts Festival (bottom photo). The gay-run day of art, music and food returns @ Piedmont Park, all day. 

Yoga. The lesbian-feminist bookstore hosts a stretching and centering for your soul @ Charis Books & More, 11 a.m.

Gospel Brunch. Armorette Priscilla O'Kneelstages the singing queens while you eat from an amazing smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The LGBT fan club All Stripes celebrates pro soccer and diversity before today’s matchin Lot 1 The Gulch @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 12 noon. Watch the game on TV @ Woofs, 3 p.m.

Dinner and a Drag Show @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 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.

Heifer Revue: Disco Divas. Ruby Redd corrals the queens while you eat @ Cowtippers, 1 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks, this week with Kraax, 4 p.m.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 6 p.m.

Challenging White Privilege as a White LGBTQ Person. The ticket for white queers wondering how to do more to combat racism @ Charis Books & More, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet and her left-of-center queens goes all in @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.

After Hours. Urban Hip Hop all night by resident DJs, plus 15 dancers and three levels to party presented by Culmination Productions keeps you partying as late as you want @ Tokyo Valentino, 11 p.m.

A version of this feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the latest issue below for even more, check back here every Thursday for the full weekend roundup, or jump ahead to our summer preview of LGBTQ events through August.



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