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

In person or online, LGBTQ ATL beckons. Whether you are willing to peek your head out into the mist or want to stay quarantined, event planners have ideas to keep you busy.

Friday, June 12

Pump Friday (top photo). Dancing queens dip their toes back into live events with DJ Mike Pope, limited occupancy, social distancing, 39 state requirements and a curfew loophole @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Q Conversations: How Georgia Can Address Hate Crimes & Police Brutality. The legislature reconvenes next week, and Q has your front-row ticket. Our founder Matt Hennie hosts a panel including LGBTQ state Reps. Park Cannon and Renitta Shannon, plus Georgia Equality’s Eric Paulk to discuss timely bills on Hate Crimes and Police Brutality. Join the conversation live @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 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.

Friday BBQ. Woofs smokes ‘em cuz they got ‘em for your dine-in or take-out pleasure, plus regular restaurant hours daily, 11:30 a.m. – 10 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.

The Other Show. Edie, Jaye and the queens take their left-of-center show digital @ Facebook Live & Twitch, 9 p.m.

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space virtual events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Fuego Fridays Fired Up. Joining Hearts hosts an exciting lineup of international DJs each week @ Facebook Live, 10 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 13

Wild Cherry Sucret’s 10th Anniversary Funeral (photo). Doyenne Tony Kearney tried to kill of his drag persona, but she keeps resurrecting. 10 years after the first one, maybe this drag funderal will really, finally be it @ Facebook Live, 9 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.

Southern Lesbian Feminist Herstory. Members of the SLFH and special guests celebrate the fifth issue of Sinister Wisdom's lesbian-feminist book series “Making Connections” @ Crowdcast, 7:30 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 @ online, 8 p.m.

DJ J Warren. Bears are back as this popular DJ does his first post-quarantine gig in Atlanta. Limited entry and pandemic rules in effect @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

 

Sunday, June 14

Sunday Funday (photo). The weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drinks and sometimes drag, now with a tiki vibe @ X Midtown, 4 p.m.

Midtown Moon Sunday Funday. Itching to open for real-real, this Ansley bar and restaurant offers in-bar food and drink specials @ 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, 2 p.m. – midnight.

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.

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.