The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You never stop plugging away at that queer life, and the LGBTQ-ATL keeps the pace with Atlanta events for your precious downtime. Scroll through the Queer Agenda calendar.

Friday, Nov. 2

Taylor Alxndr (top photo). The local singer’s debut album “Hologram” provides the occasion for a concert and party. Also expect performances by Superbody, Jay Americana, Jamee Cornelia and Jsport @ 529 Club, 9 p.m. 

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco. This time capsule about the hothouse world of fashion legend and larger-than-life personality screens @ Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

48 Hours on the Street. The founder of the new Rainbow House Coalition spends a weekend outside as he did during his former Lost-N-Found gig to highlight LGBTQ youth homelessness @ Midtown Moon Parking Lot, all weekend.

The View Upstairs. This new musical honors the people inside the 1973 arson at New Orleans gay bar the Upstairs Lounge. The show opens the 2018-19 season @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Read our preview in this issue of Q magazine. Runs through Nov. 10.

Tyler Hanes.  The Marietta native turned accomplished Broadway veteran performs his live-action, song-and-dance memoir with songs from Freddie Mercury, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more @ Strand Theatre, Marietta, 8 p.m.

Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no cover @ 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. 

Bitch Please. Party with the cool kids in East Atlanta, this week with DJ Ree de la Vega @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman kicks the weekend into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Deep South. Brian Rojas guides the sounds for Vicki Powell’s sisterhood of the traveling party @ MidCity Café, 10 p.m.

Barbara Tucker. The one and only hits town with DJ Mike Pope on the decks @ Wildpitch Underground, 10 p.m.

Nonsense ATL. DJ Kimber and her boy crew oversee the dance floor @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday with Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 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.

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, Nov. 3

Bearracuda: Folsom (middle photo).  One night on the infamous gay leather avenue @ Heretic, 10 p.m. These guys are so down.

SSL Fall Ball. Southern Softpaw League continues its 10th softball season @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Every Saturday through Nov. 10.

College Football Saturday. All the games and matchups on the screens, and all the gay guys to watch it with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

AWBTO #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.

The Gay Preacher’s Wife.  Literally. Meet the lady who wrote the book on a down-low husband coming out @ Barnes & Noble Georgia Tech, 3 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.

Atlanta Reign Beer Bust. One last bottomless brew for the fall softball season players @ Oscar’s, 4 p.m.

The Velvet Underground Cinematic Tribute.  Gay cinephile Andy Ditzler curates an evening of Warhol magic on the uber queer band in conjunction with the “Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s”exhibit. @ Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, 8 p.m.

Sweet Baby Cheeses & Str8ppl Live! Q’s own Ian Aber hosts a comedy double feature. First, delicious snacks and a hot lineup, followed by straight comics taking queer panel critiques @ Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m. and 10:30 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.

DJ Daniel Weaver and Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club 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.

DJ Aaron Fries kicks Saturday into high gear @ Atlanta Eagle, 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.


Sunday, Nov. 4

Lips 5thAnniversary (bottom photo). A huge slate of performers and a special menu celebrate a half decade of Atlanta drag dinner theater @ Lips, 7:45 p.m. 

Gospel Brunch. Singing queens while you eat from a smorgasbord of serving stations @ Midtown Moon, 11 a.m.

Queer Resilience. Gay poet, spiritualist, psychotherapist and congregation member Franklin Abbott speaks on the strength to get through tough times as part of the Sunday service @ First Existentialist, 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, 4:30 p.m. Also, the game is on TV @ Woofs, 4 p.m.

NFL Sunday Funday. All the football games and other competitions on the screens, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. 

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.

Sunday Sabbath. Celeste Holmes stages the queens for your weekend wrap party @ Midtown Tavern, 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, 9 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.


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