The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The weekend cometh, and thou art compelled! Scroll on to get in on LGBTQ events, parties, gatherings and performances across Atlanta through Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 8

DILF: Deep (top photo). DJ Jack Chang helms the beats and boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Swell Party. Local gay playwright Topher Payne’s period piece sends up 1930s society people, family dynamics and show business with a murderous plot twist @ OnStage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 24.

La Cage aux Folles: Closing Weekend. The gay standard that led to endless stagings and movie remakes like “The Bird Cage” gets the local queer troupe treatment @ Out Front Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday is closing night.

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

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

Latin Dance Party kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 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.


Saturday, Nov. 9

Jungle Reunion (middle photo). The club is gone but the love is not. Relive Atlatna’s gay dance days of the ‘00s and ‘10s with DJ Manny Lehmann and Phoenix @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Charis 45. The little lesbian-feminist bookstore that could celebrates an amazing lifespan with a sale, with readings, and with cake @ Charis Books & More, 10 a.m.

Drag Queen Brunch. Amber Divine hosts a show while you Deborah VanTrece’s wildly popular chef creations @ Twisted Soul Cookhouse @ Pours, 12 noon – 2 p.m., followed by DJ Shailon into the afternoon.

#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.

NFFLA Season Closing Party. The gay flag football league celebrates its champion ATL Kings with performance, speeches and lots of drinking @ Las Margaritas, 6 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. 

Ek Shaam Raksha Naam. Meet queer storyteller and activist Amita Swadhin during this 21st annual event from the organization that fights violence against immigrants and works for justice for Atlantans of South Asian descent @ Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 6:30 p.m.

Condom Couture. A fashion show of attire made of rubber, all to benefit the cause for choice with Planned Parenthood Southeast @ Westside Cultural Arts Center, 7 p.m.  Read our preview.

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

Dirty Golden Disco Show. DJ Daniel Weaver leaves you breathless @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Candybox Revue. Queer burlesque and kings hosted by Candi LeCoeur @ My Sister’s Room, 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.

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


Sunday, Nov. 10

Sampson McCormick (bottom photo). The hilarious, award-winning queer comic spins through town with a set worth staying out on a Sunday @ My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m. Get there early for the Fete is Fete single release party, 6 p.m.

MLS Cup Watch Party. Atlanta United is out of contention this year, but its LGBTQ fan group All Stripes is still gathering to watch the finalists play for the crown @ Georgia Beer Garden, 2:30 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.

Fall Field Day. Hotlanta Softball League hosts just-for-fun pickup games. Bring gloves and bats and have fun @ Piedmont Park Active Oval, 1 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.

Charmaine Sinclair's Sunday Tea Dance. Underwear models music and more @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

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

Misc Edgewood Finale. Watch the remaining “kings, queens and in betweens” wrap a seven-week elimination competition for the title @ Noni’s, 10:30 p.m. 

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the latest issue in digital form here:

Pick up each new edition of Q 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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