The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Pride season means a supersized Queer Agenda, including a full list of the weekend’s Out on Film offerings, one-time special events, guest performances, and more LGBTQ events than you can shake your stick at. #shakethatstick

Friday, Sept. 28

Out on Film. Atlanta’s 31stannual LGBTQ film festival continues with TransGeek 5 p.m., Lez Bomb (top photo) 7:15 p.m., and The Happy Prince, 9:30 p.m.,  all @ Midtown Art Cinema. Read our Out on Film preview in Q magazine.

Infinity. The latest exhibit in this gay-owned gallery gets an opening reception @ Kai Lin Art, 7 p.m.

Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no [email protected] Heretic, 8 p.m.

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

Queer Bait. Party with the cool kids in East Atlanta @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Cruise Control with DJ Mr. Richard kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 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.

Cher: Dancing Queen. The icon’s ABBA covers album is out, and they’re giving away copies @ Blake’s, all night. Sit tight, bitches. Celeste Holmes hosts Celestial Friday, “where the stars come out” for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. Early drag to wrap your week, 8 p.m. and drag eleganza fabulosity with Shavonna B. Brooks and Raquel Lord to kick off the weekend, 11 p.m. There's also a movie on the patio bar @ Midtown Moon, 7 p.m.

Drrty Divas. Boys, booze, beats and Atlanta's hottest queens hosted by Destiny Brooks @ Ten, 10 p.m. 


Saturday, Sept. 29

DILF Black & Blue Ball (middle photo). ManUpp and Joe Whitaker are at it again for masc4masc dancing queens, this time with DJ Jeff Dority @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

SSL Fall Ball. Southern Softpaw League continues its 10th softball season @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Every Saturday except Pride Weekend through Nov. 10. Check out our pics from Opening Day.

Candler Park Fall Fest. Vendors, music, fun activities and more @ Candler Park, all weekend. 

Out on Film.  Atlanta’s 31stannual LGBTQ film festival continues with Evening Shadows 11 a.m., Cherry Grove Stories 11:15 a.m., My Big Gay Italian Wedding 2:15 p.m., Fun in Men’s Shorts 2:30 p.m., Snapshots 4:45 p.m. and 1985 7 p.m., all @ Midtown Art Cinema. Read our Out on Film preview in Q magazine.

Day of Action. HRC Atlanta spearheads LGBTQ canvassing for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams @ 2605 Ben Hill Road, 12 noon.

Black Trans Advocacy Conference. Black Trans Georgia hosts this all-afternoon summit @ Rush Center, 1 p.m.

Rainbow Trout Beer Bust. The LGBTQ swimming and diving team drink bottomless beers @ Joe’s, 1 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.

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. 

Cherry Poppins Benefit Show. Armorettes and their fans do a show to help one of their own who had a brain aneurism removed @ Heretic, 7:30 p.m.

Michelle Malone Band. The lesbian blues rocker rocks a set behind her “Slings and Arrows” album @ Eddie’s Attic, 9:15 p.m.

James Adomian.  The sexy gay comic headlines @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m. and 10 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.

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

Queeriety. The LGBTQ variety show takes on an “Emmys” theme this time @ Village Theatre, 11 p.m. You’ll love them.

Alessandro Adriani. Kudzu, DKA and the queer Deep South bring this hot DJ out for a spin @ The Bakery, 11 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 Serving Ovahness moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Sept. 30

Miss Atlanta Pride (bottom photo). This pageant for a title, crown and spot in the parade returns with Celeste Holmes as host @ Midtown Tavern, 7 p.m. Read our preview.

Candler Park Fall Fest. Vendors, music, fun activities and more from the gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces @ Candler Park, all day.

Out on Film. Atlanta’s 31stannual LGBTQ film festival continues with Mr. SOUL! 3:20 p.m., Dykes, Camera Action! 5:10 p.m., Canary/Kanarie 7 p.m., Just Friends 9:30 p.m., all @ Midtown Art Cinema. Read our Out on Film preview in Q magazine.

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 Watch Party. The local LGBT pro-soccer fan club All Stripes checks out the away game together on multiple screens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 12:30 p.m. The game is also on TV @ Woofs, 1 p.m.

NFL Sunday Funday. All the games, and all the guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins @ 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.

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, 4 p.m.

Candidate Fundraiser. HRC Atlanta hosts an LGBTQ reception for Ga. House District 36 candidate Jen Slipakoff @ 1080 Peachtree St., 6 p.m.

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

Laramie Project Anniversary Reading. 20 years after Matthew Shepard’s death, this one-night-only event features a stellar cast and crew @ Dad’s Garage, 7 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 40th year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 9 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 a packed fall in queer Atlanta.


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