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

Hunker down with stream queens, or get out with dancing queens. Whatever your call, LGBTQ event planners in Atlanta are committed to your social calendar this Friday through Sunday.

Friday, July 31

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

G8yties Gaga. Of course, she was barely born, but these ‘80s-loving dancing queens are giving Lady Gaga her due upon a grand re-opening with rules enforced @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Q Conversations: LGBTQ War on Coronavirus. Live Q&A with three LGBTQ elected municipal officials navigating these crazy times: Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker, Doraville City Council member Stephe Koontz and Chamblee City Council member Brian Mock. It’s free to register and join us @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 12 noon.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and is open for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. The owner has his patrons at the top of his priority list, and now requires face coverings.

Midtown Moon. You can support this Ansley bar and restaurant with food and drinks both in-person and to-go @ 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, 4 p.m. – 3 a.m. daily. 

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. 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.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Monica Van Pelt and her girls entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 1

DJ Mohammad (middle photo). The boys are back with this international sensation, required masks and enforced social distancing @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Protests. Participate in demonstrations to end of police brutality and advocate for racial justice @ Metro Locations, every day. 

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

Weekends at Mary’s. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Saturday Night Virtual Party.

Glitz & Glam. Charlie Brown and her girls give you dinner and a show in Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Xion Afterhours with Cindel. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening include this late-night dance, or technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 2

TV Time. The year of content binging continues. For your August LGBTQ viewing pleasure, may we recommend “Elena Undone,” “Gayby” and “Just Charlie” @ Hulu, as well as bitter old gay couple comedy “SMOTHERED” (bottom photo) @ Prime, all month.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 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.

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

Intersecction of Disability, Identity and Sexuality. Atlanta Pride and SOJOURN host this webinar @ Eventbrite, 3 p.m.

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

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.

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q ATLus magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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