The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Post-Pride Halloween fever has already begun, so see what trouble you can get into with booscary, and otherwise, events on the queer agenda calendar.

Friday, Oct. 18

G8yties: Hell-No-Kween (top photo). The Halloween edition of the popular ‘80s dance @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

The IN-Between. Artist Emily M. Getsay presents photography, performance and sculpture exploring the spaces we occupy before we transition into who we are supposed to be @ The Bakery, 6 p.m. Nudity, strobe lights, reference to rape and sexual assault. On display through Sunday. 

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Slumber Party Massacre 4. Halloween Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Stanley’s Flashback. Pullman Soul and Onyx kick off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Weavestock: The Crown. Southern Fried Queer Pride’s start-studded production presents a “black drag fantasy” as testament to the resilience of the modern-day black drag artist. Also includes Tk Haile’s film “The Crown” @ 7 Stages, 10:30 p.m. and 12 midnight. Saturday too.

Nonsense ATL. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

Fem Friday. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 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. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show. A queer & women screening of the weekly romp with Emory University’s Center for Women and Office of LGBT Life @ Plaza Theatre, 11:55 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 19

Chug (middle photo). The only drag show in these queer-owned, straight-inclusive Edgewood halls with the House of Alxndr @ Georgia Beer Garden, 11 p.m.

NFFLA Flag Football. The gay football jocks of National Flag Football League of Atlanta start playing Fall Ball for keeps @ Silverbacks Park, 9 a.m. Head to Woofs immediately after the games for OverTime drinking and trash talking, 12:30 p.m.

Little 5 Points Halloween. Come one come all to this annual festival and parade @ Euclid Avenue, 12 noon

Lambda Legal in Atlanta. Local supporters celebrate and raise funds for the nearly 50-year-old LGBTQ legal watchdogs @ Buckhead Club, 12 noon.

Barking Leather Grand Re-Opening. A new location calls for drinks, snacks, cigars and specials @ Barking Leather, 1510 Piedmont Ste. A., 2 p.m.

#Daydrunk: Corn on the Macabre. 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.

Michelle Malone. Georgia’s own blues rocker lesbian extraordinaire hits the stage with Gerard McHugh @ Eddie’s Attic, 7 p.m.

Cha-Cha-Cha por HIV. Community Estrella, the group for Latinx trans visibility, presents a benefit show hosted by Estrella Sanchez @ Los Ranchos Latinos, 6200 Buford Highway, 9 p.m.

Atlanta United Playoffs Brunch Tailgate. The gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes do pre-gaming festivities before the match. Look for the rainbow flag extravaganza @ Lot 1 “The Gulch” outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, 10 a.m. The match is also on TV @ Woofs, 1 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. 

Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra. The LGBTQ symphony performs its “Who’s On First” concert @ North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

Ruby’s Redd Light District & Moonlight Cabaret. Queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.

DJ Daniel Weaver leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Midtown Saturday Night lays beats on both decks with you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

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

Weavestock: The Crown. Southern Fried Queer Pride’s start-studded production presents a testament to the resilience of the modern-day black drag artist. Also includes Tk Haile’s film “The Crown” @ 7 Stages, 10:30 p.m. and 12 midnight. 

Xion Afterhours. DJ Karlitos move you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 20

Halloween Drag Queen Story Time. Brent Star reads children’s books to kids for the entertainment of all ages @ Posman Books, 3 p.m. 

Super-Sized Sunday. 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 @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. Games and matches on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Drag Brunch Theatre. 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.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m. 

Drag Me to Brunch. Good grub and cool queens serve Sunday vibes @ My Sister’s Room, 2 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Atlanta Freedom Bands Meet, Greet & Rehearsal. Ever wanted to join Atlanta’s collection of LGBTQ instrumentalists? Their 27th season of rehearsals starts with every band in attendance @ St. Paul United Methodist, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Screamin Queens. Regina Simms gathers up all the queens for this themed New Faces Talent Contest @ Friends, 9 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday hosts this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Misc Edgewood. Watch “kings, queens and in between” in a seven-week elimination competition for the title @ Noni’s, 10:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online below:

Pick up a new edition of Q each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues around town, and check back every Thursday for the latest Queer Agenda of weekend events. You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s biggest and best fall shows, soirees and special guests through Thanksgiving.


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