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

In person or online, LGBTQ ATL beckons. Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy, whether you step out or stay tightly quarantined.

Friday, June 19

Q Conversations. Meet LGBTQ-owned bar owners from My Sister’s Room (top photo), Atlanta Eagle and Joystick/Georgia Beer Garden about how they are easing out of quarantine. It’s free! Register and join us live @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 12 noon.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Join the 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.

Atlanta Pride Virtual 5K. With coronavirus tanking so many in-person events, Front Runners’ annual race goes virtual. Go for a run or walk, register your time, and raise money for local HIV agencies in Atlanta. Register and cheer @ Raceroster.com, any day through June 28.

Friday Sangria. Woofs is open for your dine-in or take-out pleasure with this drink special 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.

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.

Fuego Fridays Fired Up. Joining Hearts hosts an exciting lineup of international 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.

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

 

Saturday, June 20

404 Error. An online drag show from the House of Alxndr features local and regional favorites including Ellasaurus Rex, Miss He, and of course, host and house mother Taylor Alxndr with Molly Rimswell (photo) @ Twitch.tv/tayloralxndr, 9 p.m. 

Atlanta Pride Virtual Insanity. The committee’s online series saluting Stonewall Month includes this chill “Sound Bath” with Shana Nunnelly manipulating crystal bowls and chimes @ Facebook Live, 10 a.m., followed by Pride’s Virtual Insanity Comedy Block with Kia & Co., 12 noon. Check out the rest of the committee’s Virtual Insanity Stonewall Month plans.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Join the 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 takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 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.

The Buffy Hour. Subtitled “Once More, With Distancing,” queens, comics and other performers pay homage to the ‘90s cult classic in a virtual event to benefit the performers. Buffy cast members Tom Lenk and Jack Plotnick expected @ Twitch.tv/wussymag, 9 p.m.

DJ Dan Slater. Dancing queens dip their toes back into live events with limited occupancy, social distancing, 39 state requirements and capacity-met party gays @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

 

Sunday, June 21

Virtual Insanity Concert. Atlanta Pride’s online series saluting Stonewall Month includes this music showcase featuring Rufus Wainwright, Yung Baby Tate, Queendom, Rigel Gemini and more @ Facebook Live, 12 noon. Check out the rest of the committee’s Virtual Insanity Stonewall Month plans.

Queerancy Online Artist Market. Wussy hosts a rotating list of artists and vendors with works for sale that say “Fuck rainbow capitalism. Support Queerancy” @ wussymag.com, now through June 30.

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.

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.