The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

LGBTQ-ATL won’t let each other do lockdown fatigue alone. Shows, parties, discussions and other gatherings remind us we are not alone, during the pandemic and beyond.

Thursday, May 7

Coast-to-Coast Roast. 48 rising comics from 24 cities pair up. Q’s own Ian Aber (photo) partners with Katie Bruise in the battle for the ATL @ Hellum Presents, 8 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads for kids and adults alike in her first of a new weekly virtual session @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m. 

The Prettiest Star. Join a wide ranging pre-publication conversation with novelist Carter Sickels in celebration of this book. Charis Books & More hosts @ Crowdcast, 4 p.m.

Stay-At-Home Con Atlanta. Brian Michael Bendis, who created Miles Morales and Jessica Jones, reinvigorated The Avengers and took Daredevil to epic new levels, gives a 30-minute talk to the local fans of queer-inclusive Infinite Realities comic book store @ Facebook Live, 6:30 p.m.c

Georgia Equality Virtual Town Hall. The statewide LGBTQ rights group continues its online event series with all the Democratic candidates for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners taking your questions @ Facebook Live, 5:30 p.m. Find all of GE’s endorsements here.

Georgia Equality Lonely Cocktails Club. Every Thursday, pour yourself a drink and join the discussion of the statewide LGBTQ rights org’s ongoing work. Topics like census, self-care, elections and mutual aid are on the docket @ Facebook Live, 5:30 p.m.

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations and guests playing Drawfer @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Friday, May 8

RPDR Watch & Kiki. House of Alxndr and Southern Fried Queer Pride watch Season 12 (photo) with you @ Twitch, 8 p.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.

Better Way To Meet. Watch LGBTQ couples answer wild and crazy questions about love, life and relationships @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Cooking. Expand your eating horizons in our Queer Kitchen feature, and check out a live cooking demo with 2x Q cover model Feroza Syed @ Atlanta Pride Facebook, previously recorded. You can also just order out Butt BBQ @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Woofs dine-in service restarts May 13.

 

Saturday, May 9

Knomie Moore & Wild Cherry Sucret (photo by Just Toby). Two Armorettes legends together again, alone @ Instagram Live, 10 p.m.

Bearracuda Virtual Underwear Party. The traveling party series with a local residence at Heretic puts two DJs and multiple go-go guys online. Donations go to performers @ Twitch, 10:30 p.m.

DayDrunk and NightDance. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Lockdown Get Down. DJ Kimber and her boys host a dance party from their living rooms @ Facebook Live, Zoom and more, 9:30 p.m.

DDR Dance Party. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight focuses on tunes you can move to @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Virtual Xion Afterhours. DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Twisted Dee pump beats into your device for a digital after-hours party. Phoenix and Peaches perform. Hosted by Xion Atlanta raising money for performers and displaced Xion staff @ gayboyevents.com, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 10

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.

 

Monday, May 11

Binge TV. Quarantine streaming, but make it queer. Check our list of the best LGBTQ Netflix, Hulu and Prime like the mix-reviewed Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood (photo) @ theQatl.com.

50 Streams In A Row. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight, giveaways and art with Bearpad Shop @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 12

Messi: A Paege Turner Birthday (photo). Queer burlesque, drag and other performers celebrate a local legend @ Twitch, 9 p.m.

Pass With Care. Join a conversation with trans author Cooper Lee in celebration of his book. Charis Books & More hosts @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Retro Video Jukebox. DJ Mister Richard curates an entertaining two hours of vintage music videos as a fundraiser for Woofs Sports Bar Atlanta employees @ Twitch, 7 p.m. The weekly event is going gangbusters so far.

Groovesday Tuesday. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is grooves for your soul with trans DJ and activist Deku @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 13

I Don’t Want to Die Poor (photo). Join a conversation with writer Michael Arcenaux in celebration of his book. Charis Books & More hosts @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m.

Wild Out Wednesday. Nicole Paige Brooks and Mo’Dest Volgare are fall-down hilarious, and it continues every Wednesday through the lockdown @ Twitch.tv and Facebook.

Art Night. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is fun, inspiring visual works plus 5 games under $5 @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 14

Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads for kids and adults alike in her weekly virtual session @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m. 

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations and guests play Drawfer @ 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.