The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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'Tis the season for LGBTQ events in Atlanta that bring out your inner queer shopper and your outer giving spirit. Dive into these downtime distractions this Friday through Sunday. 

Friday, Dec. 6

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. The 39th annual holiday concert from the venerable chorus raises 100 voices @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 8 p.m. 

Dave Koz & Friends. The Grammy darling saxophonist who is also gay is back with his Christmas Tour of musical buddies this year @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 8 p.m.

A Thousand Words Exhibition. Thrive SS enjoys wine and appetizers to celebrate those living with and lost to HIV. They also unveil the latest “ITHRIVE” campaign @ Silver Lining, 7 p.m.

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

Different Drummer. Throw it on back with the East Atlanta cool kids during a party that would make Freddie Mercury proud @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DILF. Just say “Yes, Daddy” to dancing shirtless queens @ Heretic 10 p.m.

DJ Ron Pullman. Onyx Bar Night 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, Dec. 7

Bear Invasion (middle photo). Paulo takes the helm as the big boys bump @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. The 39th annual holiday concert from the venerable chorus raises 100 voices @ Cathedral of St. Philip, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Twisted 2019. Holiday shopping for naughty gifts in the BDSM arena of giving (and receiving). Benefits Rainbow House @ Atlanta Eagle, 12 noon – 6 p.m.

SEC Championship. Every Sporty Spice at every gay bar will be watching. Join us @ Woofs, 12 noon.

#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 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. 

Honeypot. Celebrate this narrative non-fiction on black southern women who love women with the authors @ Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m.

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

HOElidays. 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.

Heyday. DJ Kimber’s straight-inclusive 80’s dance party for every freakin’ body @ The Basement, 11 p.m.

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


Sunday, Dec. 8

Jamie Barton (bottom photo). The world-renowned bisexual opera star sings with pianist Kathleen Kelly @ Spivey Hall, 3 p.m.

Pansexual Pride Pancake Party. The only Four Ps you need to know, courtesy the folks of Bi+ Pride Georgia @ The Imperial, 10 a.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 @ Midtown Moon, 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. This week, you can drink to benefit World AIDS Day charities.

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.

All Stripes End of Season Celebration. Free cider and snacks plus plans for next year with the LGBTQ fan group of Atlanta United @ Urban Tree Cidery, 6 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:

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