The best queer virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Atlanta’s LGBTQ planners, organizers and stream queens are ready to keep you busy, whether you mask up and head out, or stay tucked in cozy air-conditioned self-isolation.

Friday, July 10

Lips Grand Reopening Weekend. Atlanta’s place for “The Ultimate in Drag Dining” is back in business with the Ladies of Lips on stage, plus digital menus and no-contact tipping all weekend @ Lips, 7 p.m. Reserve by phone 404-315-7711. 

 

Q Conversations: Making LGBTQ History in Gwinnett, Meet three gay elected officials changing the game: state Rep. Sam Park, Gwinnett School Board member Everton Blair, and Gwinnett County Commissioner Ben Ku. It’s free to register and join us live @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 12 noon.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Join the peaceful demonstrations for the end of police brutality against black people and racial equity in criminal justice @ Downtown, every day. Watch our Instagram Stories for daily protest gathering spots.

Friday BBQ & Sangria for your dine-in or take-out pleasure @ Woofs, all day, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-levi bar is taking temps and opening for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. The owner has his patrons at the top of his priority list, and now requires face coverings.

Midtown Moon is itching to open for real-real amid all the challenges, and you can support this Ansley bar and restaurant in the interim with both in-bar and to-go food and drinks @ 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, 4 p.m. – 3 a.m. daily.

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Friday Night Virtual Party.

Bernadette Peters. Stream the stage legend’s 2009 Broadway Cares concert, plus a bonus conversation with Michael Urie. Free for everyone, or paid VIP with Peters live benefiting Equity Fights AIDS @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m. 

Fuego Fridays Fired Up. Joining Hearts hosts an exciting lineup of internationally renowned DJs each week @ Facebook Live, 10 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie, Jaye and the queens take it online for their left-of-center show @ Twitch, 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 11

Xion Afterhours with Alex Acosta. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening is this late-night dance, or technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Join the peaceful demonstrations for the end of police brutality against black people and racial equity in criminal justice @ Downtown, every day. Watch our Instagram Stories for daily protest gathering spots.

 

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Weekends at Mary’s. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Saturday Night Virtual Party.

Lips Grand Reopening Weekend. Atlanta’s place for “The Ultimate in Drag Dining” is back in business with the Ladies of Lips on stage, plus digital menus and no-contact tipping all weekend @ Lips, 7 p.m. Reserve by phone 404-315-7711.

Brandy Colbert. The Stonewall Award-winning author celebrates her new YA novel ‘The Voting Booth’ with the lesbian-feminist hub Charis @ Crowdcast.io, 7:30 p.m. 

 

Sunday, July 12

Encanto DJs Edil Hernandez and Nina Flowers (photo) take over your home screens and keep you going to benefit Joining Hearts @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Lips Grand Reopening Weekend. Atlanta’s place for “The Ultimate in Drag Dining” is back in business with the Ladies of Lips on stage, plus digital menus and no-contact tipping all weekend @ Lips, 7 p.m. Reserve by phone 404-315-7711.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Join the peaceful demonstrations for the end of police brutality against black people and racial equity in criminal justice @ Downtown, every day. Watch our Instagram Stories for daily protest gathering spots.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-levi bar is taking temps and opening for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. The owner has his patrons at the top of his priority list, and now requires face coverings.

X Summer. Gather on the refreshed patio and newly branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. - 12 midnight.

The Armorettes: The Way We Were. The old days in Thelma's Pump room are on the agenda and on your laptop during this virtual event. Even your old hosts are back - Bubba, Maytag, Knomie and Wild Cherry - to benefit PALS @ Zoom, 9 p.m.

 

Keep an eye out for more virtual events as they’re announced on the Project Q and Q magazine Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and of course right here at theQatl.com.

A verstion of this calendar originally ran in QATLus magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

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