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

In person or online, LGBTQ ATL beckons you to gather. Whether you peek your head out amid pedestrian curfew or want to stay quarantined, event planners have ideas to keep you busy.

Friday, June 5

Digital Drag. Queens and DJs perform to benefit The Color of Change and the Black Visions Collective. Biqtch Puddin hosts the likes of Heidi, Britta, Wendy, Landon and Big Dipper and artists including Atlanta’s own Perka Sexx (photo) @ Insta Live, 10 p.m.

How to Vote for LGBTQ Equality. Georgia’s June 9 primary is hurtling toward us, and Q has your ticket to the polls and issues. Our founder Matt Hennie hosts a panel including Georgia Equality’s Jeff Graham and Kenyatta Mitchell, as well as Fred Smith, a member of the Lambda Legal Board and Atlanta’s mayoral LGBTQ Advisory Board. Join the conversation live @ Crowdcast, 12 noon. Register and submit questions here.

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.

X Summer. Gather on the refreshe patio and newly branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (Ten Atlanta), 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Friday BBQ. Woofs smokes ‘em cuz they got ‘em for your dine-in or take-out pleasure, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oh and don’t miss that Sangria Special, all day.

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.

Midtown Moon. Itching to open this week for real real but facing all the challenges, 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. 

MSR Day & Night. Spring Hours commence inside and out at Atlanta’s lesbian club with reopening guidelines, sit-down or to-go food and drinks, plus late-night hookahs. They’re told curfews are not for business patrons @ My Sister’s Room, 5 p.m. – 3 a.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. and 9 p.m.

Rise Friday. Dancing queens dip their toes back into live events with DJ Tony Moran, limited occupancy, social distancing, 39 state requirements and a curfew loophole @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

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

VLSC Records Watch Party. 3 Bears Gaming watches this online music event with their followers and gaymers @ Twitch, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 6

Rise Saturday. Dancing queens dip their toes back into live events with DJ Tony Moran (photo), limited occupancy, social distancing, 39 state requirements and a curfew loophole @ Heretic, 10 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.

MSR Day & Night. Spring Hours commence inside and out at Atlanta’s lesbian club with reopening guidelines, sit-down or to-go food and drinks, plus late-night hookahs. They’re told curfews are not for business patrons @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. – 3 a.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.

Midtown Moon. Itching to open this week for real real but facing all the challenges, 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. 

X Summer. Gather on the refreshe patio and newly branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. - 3 a.m.

The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America. Join Charis’ E.R. Anderson in conversation with historian and author Eric Cervini @ Crowdcast, 4:30 p.m.

Benjamin. Out on Film teams with OUTstream to screen Simon Amstell’s witty dramady about two 20somethings falling in love @ Facebook Live, 7 p.m.

NeonBlk: Rising Up. Atlanta artists including Dax Exclamation Point, Dotte Comm, Ella Saurus, Perka Sexx and Taylor Alxndr are on a packed drag slate to benefit the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, Black Visions Collective and Black Lives Matter @ Twitch.tv, 9:30 p.m.

Heyday. DJ Kimber and her boys host a dance party from their living rooms, this week with the best of the ‘80s @ Facebook Live, Zoom, Twitch and more, 9:30 p.m.

Virtual Speed Dating with Lamont. Each Saturday, Better Way to Meet's Lamont Scales will be hosting an interactive virtual meet up for single guys. You don't want to miss this event. Each Saturday will be different.  Register in advance.

Xion Afterhours with DJ Joe Gauthreaux. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening is this late-night dance @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. 

 

Sunday, June 7

Sweat T with DJ Mohammad. Georgia Boy Productions presents an outdoor, rain-or-shine tea dance featuring beats by this musical heartthrob (photo). Limited occupancy with pre-sale tickets and social distancing required @ District Atlanta, 4 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.

MSR Day & Night. Spring Hours commence inside and out at Atlanta’s lesbian club with reopening guidelines, sit-down or to-go food and drinks, plus late-night hookahs. They’re told curfews are not for business patrons @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Justice for Tony McCade. LGBTQ Atlanta joins the movement for this black trans man, killed by police last week in Florida. Meet @ Piedmont Park 12th Street Gate, 3 p.m.

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

Gay Chorus, Deep South. OUTstream screens this Out on Film favorite about San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’s southern tour @ Elevent, 7 p.m.

Synchronici:TEA. DJs from around the globe keep you going to benefit Joining Hearts every Sunday @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Loser. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space music-video events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 10 p.m. – 12 midnight.

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.

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.