The Best Queer Things to Do in Quarantine This Week

You sit. You stay. And that goes for your event options. Not so, as a slew of virtual LGBTQ parties, discussions and shows pop up online during quarantine.

Thursday, April 16

Icon: Gaga. The diva-inspired event series goes digital with local and national performers serving Lady Gaga numbers and you also wearing your looks if you want  @ twitch.tv, 8 p.m. 

Georgia Equality Virtual Town Hall. The statewide LGBTQ rights group continues its online event series with Rev. Kim Jackson, LGBTQ candidate for Georgia Senate District 41, taking your questions, 6 p.m. Find all of GE’s endorsements here.

Ring The Alarm. Devin Barrington Ward speaks about his ideas for black gay men and COVID-19 as he runs for state Senate District 38 @ Zoom, 7:30 p.m. 

Backstory. Queer comic and Q's own Ian Aber hosts "an hour of kikis, tee hees and goss" @ Instagram Live, 7:30 p..

Black Queer Artists Panel. Southern Fried Queer Pride is on it, y’all. The first of several upcoming online events talks about how to survive and thrive @ sfqp.info, 6:30 p.m.

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations with a Steven Universe theme @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Friday, April 17

Antivirus. Join DJ Neon the Glowgobear (second photo) every Wednesday and Friday to benefit Eagle employees @ Zoom, Facebook Live and Periscope, 6 p.m.  

Virtual Lunch & Learn. Tailored to its Savanna constituency but full of useful info, Georgia Equality hosts this Transgender Workplace chat, 1 p.m.

DJ Whitney Abstrakt pumps beats to your device @ Atlanta Pride Instagram Live, 7 p.m.

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Hot Mess. DJ Kimber and her boys gather for a pop music dance party from their living rooms in the style of their Basement sets @ Zoom, 9 p.m.

Digital Dr 4G. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is a watch party with Biqtch Puddin @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Cooking. As they say at Checkers, ya gotta eat. By now, you’ve exhausted your kitchen repertoire, so fire up the stove and expand your horizons. (See our Queer Kitchen feature in this issue of Q magazine). Check out a live cooking demo with 2x Q cover model Feroza Syed @ Atlanta Pride Facebook, previously recorded. You can also just order out Butt BBQ @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 18

DayDrunk (third photo). Mary’s in Space events continue to benefit the bar's out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 8 p.m.

Redecorate. Those four walls are caving in on you. Reimagine them with our guide to low- and no-cost queer decor ideas @ theQatl.com.

DDR Dance Party. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight focuses on tunes you can move to @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 19

LGBTQIA Minecraft (fourth photo). Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight chill and build @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Loser. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees, this time with a ‘90s alternative era theme @ Twitch.tv, 10 p.m. - midnight.

 

Monday, April 20

Virtual Netflix & Chill (fifth photo). Atlanta Pride hosts a watch arty of “Evening Shadows,” so tune in, press play, and join the conversation @ APC Facebook Page, 7:30 p.m.

Binge TV. Quarantine streaming, but make it queer. Tick one of the daily boxes in Queer Quarantine Bingo, and check our list of the best LGBTQ Netflix, Hulu and Prime shows @ theQatl.com.

 

Tuesday, April 21

Groovesday Tuesday. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is grooves for your soul with trans DJ and activist Deku (sixth photo by Allison Carter Photography) @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Retro Video Jukebox. DJ Mr. Richard brings the beats you love to the virtual world each Tuesday to benefit the dislocated employees of Woofs @ Twitch, 7 p.m. He talked to Q about what it means to him.

 

Wednesday, April 22

Wild Out Wednesday (seventh photo). Nicole Paige Brooks and Mo’Dest Volgare are fall-down hilarious, and it continues every Wednesday through the lockdown @ Twitch.tv and Facebook.

Gardening. It’s crucial to get outside, and luckily it’s springtime. Order or pick up some seeds, then finger a hole until something pops up @ home, all day every day. House Plants 101 with EarGardn @ Atlanta Pride’s IGTV and Facebook Live, 6 p.m.

Art Night. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is fun, inspiring visual works with Quintin Watkins @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 23

Instagram Live Open Mic (eigth photo) with the Southern Fried Queer Pride gang @ sfqp on Instagram, 7 p.m. 

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations with a theme @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Friday, April 24

404 Error (ninth photo) House of Alxndr and tons of special guests do an online drag show @ twitch.tv, 9 p.m.

Digital Dr 4G. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is a watch party with Biqtch Puddin @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 25

Big Ass Telethon (10th photo). Wussy, SFQP and Southern Appalachia throw this online party with performers galore to raise money and “end metronormativity” @ Twitch, 9 p.m. twitch.tv/endmetronormativity

A+ Drag Show. 22 artists from across the Asian-Pacific diaspora, across the gender spectrum and across the entire world including performers from Atlanta like Shi, participate in what could be the first global virtual all-Asian drag review @ Twitch.tv, 8:30 p.m.

DDR Dance Party. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight focuses on tunes you can move to @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 26

AQUAA At Home Together. The first Atlanta Queer Arts Alliance showcase premieres online in the age of quarantine with performances, readings, musical numbers and a film short from the collaborative forces of Voices of Note, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Freedom Bands, Out Front Theatre Company and Out on Film @ Facebook Live, 7 p.m., on any of their organization FB Pages (click their name, then go to “videos).

LGBTQIA Minecraft. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight chill and build @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Loser. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees, this time with a ‘90s alternative era theme @ Twitch.tv, 10 p.m. - midnight.

 

Saturday, April 30

Curtain Call. It’s a Southern Fried Queer Pride drag vs. COVID panel @ sfqp.info, 7 p.m.

DDR Dance Party. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight focuses on tunes you can move to @ twitch.tv, 10 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.