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

LGBTQ event planners in Atlanta are committed to your social calendar. Put on a mask and get out with distancing, or stay in and jam with Twitch mavens for queer discussions and parties.

Friday, July 24

Happy Hour & Queer Bait (top photo). 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.

Q Conversations: Self-care and Staying Healthy During Coronavirus. Meet three LGBTQ experts of the body and mind with tips to get through these crazy times: fitness instructor Sitha Lam, therapist and pastor Josh Noblitt and clinical social worker Hanna Rodgers. It’s free to register and join us for this live Q&A @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 12 noon.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar is going long for customers with in-person and to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with home-smoked barbecue and freshly spun sangria @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and is open 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. You can support this Ansley bar and restaurant with food and drinks both in-person and to-go @ 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, 4 p.m. – 3 a.m. daily. 

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Monica Van Pelt and her girls 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.=

 

Saturday, July 25

Sissy. Jacob Tobia’s (second photo, right) book subtitled A Coming of Gender Story is the topic of this month’s ATL LGBTQ Book Club via Charis Books & More. Join the online conversation @ Zoom, 10 a.m. 

Black Lives Matter Protests. Participate in demonstrations to end of police brutality and advocate for racial justice @ Metro Locations, every day. 

Invest In Equality. In honor of its former director Rev. Harry Knox, Georgia Equality gathers its peeps online to hear about his long career of advocacy. Host Jorge Estevez from WSB-TV raises a virtual toast @ georgiaequality.org, 7 p.m. 

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, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Saturday Night Virtual Party.

Christmas in July. Wild Cherry Sucret and Knomie Moore bring some other former Armorettes and fresher faces together for a twisted good time @ Facebook Live, 9 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Charlie Brown and her girls give you dinner and a show in 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. 

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

 

Sunday, July 26

Back At Mary’s. Left-of-center queens and kings you love filmed in the venue you miss. Ellasaurus Rex (bottom phoot, left) hosts live while you watch @ Twitch.tv/wussymag, 8 p.m.

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.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.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.

 

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.

Read the full issue online here:

Pick up each new edition of Q ATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.