The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The cold may have done gone and snapped, y’all, but the LGBTQ events in Atlanta are still hot. Get up and get in with the people, places, parties and performances that make the weekend queer.

Friday, Nov. 15

The G8yties (top photo). The ‘80s dance party for gay guys who were there the first time and gay guys who just wish they were @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

FabNormal. Cameron Lee’s latest series of artwork, as well as a queer-tastic run of other artists and performers benefits TRANScending Barriers @ Moxy Atlanta, 8 p.m. Make sure you do not miss it.

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.

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

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

Stanley’s Flashback and Mr/Ms Eagle Night kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Nonsense ATL: 3D Glow. 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.


Saturday, Nov. 16

Play (middle photo). A new concept party features two exciting DJs, Bruno Knauer and Shane Marcus for dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Trans Power Day. Thrift shop, yoga and workshops with Southern Fried Queer Pride @ Neighborhood Church, 11 a.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.

Queer & Trans Families Kiki. Kuluntu Reproductive Justice hosts LGBTQ-led families with kids getting to know each other @ Church at Ponce & Highland, 2 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. 

Urban Tree Comedy. Ian Aber curates the comedy @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Possums Home for the Holidays. East Point’s finest queens traipse around to benefit Rainbow House @ Corner Tavern Hapeville, 7 p.m.

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin. Two great tastes that taste great together @ Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

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

DJ Rob Moore 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.

Xion Afterhours. Jerac moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Nov. 17

Todrick Hall (bottom photo). The one and only brings his Haus Party World Tour to the stage packed with the original production numbers the singer and choreographer is known for @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Church Service. Interfaith members of Unity Fellowship, Gentle Spirit and First Christian honor the day @ 601 Ponce, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Funday. The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag @ Ten, 4 p.m. Stick around. It’s Showtune Sundays featuring videos and singalongs with DJ Adam Bland, 8 p.m.

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.

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

Burlesque in the Margins. Candybox Revue heads up a truly intersectional performance celebration of queerness and resistance @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 7 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.

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

Pick up a new edition of Q magazine each week at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around Atlanta.


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