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

LGBTQ ATL beckons, whether you poke your head out or stay safely tucked in quarantine.­­ Party planners, rally organizers and Zoom mavens have ideas to keep you busy.

Friday, June 26

Atlanta Pride Run Virtual 5K Final Weekend. 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.

Standing on Ceremony, the Gay Marriage Plays. Out Front Theatre and Atlanta Pride revisit the 5th anniversary of marriage equality in America with an A-list lineup of writers offers unique takes on the moments before, during, and after “I do” @ Facebook Live, 8 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.

Fourth Friday. Networking with LGBTQ chamber of commerce Out Georgia Business Alliance goes online @ Zoom, 5:30 p.m.

MAAP Mix & Mingle. Virtually join the LGBTQ business people of Metro Atlanta Area Professionals @ maapatl.org, 6 p.m.

Friday BBQ & Sangria for your dine-in or take-out pleasure @ Woofs, 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. The owner has his patrons at the top of his priority list.

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. 

Karaoke, Comedy, Drag & DJs Live! Atlanta’s lesbian nightspot takes their reopening responsibilities seriously, and their commitment to stage shows and dance parties just as much @ My Sister’s Room, every Wednesday through Sunday night.

Mary’s Grand Reopening Weekend. 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.

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

G8yties. Dancing queens dip their toes back into live events with DJ Eric Jenkins, limited occupancy, social distancing and 39 state requirements @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

 

Saturday, July 27

All Madonna Pride-O-Rama. DJ Diablo Rojo a Madge-only set to celebrates Stonewall Weekend @ Twitch.tv/djdiablorojo, 9 p.m.

Pride Virtual Insanity: Interior Design. Join Michel Smith Boyd and Canaan Marshall for tips and tricks as part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month virtual events @ Facebook Live, 12 noon.

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.

Karaoke, Comedy, Drag & DJs Live! Atlanta’s lesbian nightspot takes their reopening responsibilities seriously, and their commitment to stage shows and dance parties just as much @ My Sister’s Room, every Wednesday through Sunday night.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Mary’s Grand Reopening Weekend. 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.

Motoqueers Pride Panel. Dykes on bikes presents an online chat with womyn biker babes from around the globe @ Zoom, 7 p.m.

one in two. Out Front Theatre and Out of Hand Theater host a live virtual reading of this lowercase play with uppercase punch about HIV and black gay men with a talkback after the play @ Zoom, 8 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.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux. He’s a gay circuit icon, and this place is practically his second home. Make moves @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

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

 

Sunday, June 28

Beauty in Colors Rally & March. Rainbow up and get on down to a 51st Stonewall Riots commemoration. Ends at 10th & Piedmont, starts @ Millenium Arch Atlantic Station, 4 p.m. 

Dykes on Bikes Atlanta Pride Circuit ADV. Motorcyclists will trek around town making Stonewall-level noise about their Pride with stops @ Lost N Found Youth, Urban Pie,  Victory Coffee, Bookish ATL and Metropolitan Studios, all day.

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.

Bakery Farewell. The queer-inclusive space of many an alterative event closes its doors for good after an open house with well wishers @ The Bakery, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Karaoke, Comedy, Drag & DJs Live! Atlanta’s lesbian nightspot takes their reopening responsibilities seriously, and their commitment to stage shows and dance parties just as much @ My Sister’s Room, every Wednesday through Sunday night.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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