Best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta over Halloween weekend

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Out and about or online, it’s Halloween in queer Atlanta. That means parties, costume contests and more ooky-wooky LGBTQ events than any other weekend.

Keep scrolling, see what grabs you, and click on the event names for more information.

Friday, Oct. 30

Calavera (second photo).Get necro-dance-y for this Day of the Dead costume party with DJ Joe Pacheco @ Heretic, 10 p.m. It’s followed by Code Red Afterhours @ 4421 Commerce Circle, 3:30 a.m.

Shalloween. Wussy’s annual fete tonight through Sunday goes outside for pandytimes with a drive-in drag show @ Amazza, 8 p.m. each night.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar is going long for customers with in-person and to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with specials that provide a taste escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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.

Eagle Nights. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and is open for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. After Nov. 14, the Eagle is shutting down until sometime in 2021.

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.  and 9 p.m. You can also stream their Friday Night Virtual Party.

Halloween Horror Shorts. Out on Film hosts seven scary LGBTQ short films to stream at home @ Eventive, 7 p.m.

MSR Autumn. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Halloween Pre-Party. Get into the costume spirit a day early, then get a specialty shot for your effort @ Hideaway, 9 p.m.

Fright Night Friday. DJ Rob Reum starts a Halloween party series for the weekend @ X Midtown, 9 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Gay Gameshow with BW2M. Watch LGBTQ couples answer wild and crazy questions about love, life and relationships @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween Costume Contests. Get into costume to join contests with an extra hour at the end of Daylight Savings Time. Options include the Full Moon Costume Contest & Drag Show @ My Sister’s Room (third photo), doors 8 p.m.; Heretic Halloween with Bubba D. Licious and Mike Pope @ Heretic, 10 p.m.; Hall-Q-Ween with DJ Neon the Glowgobear @ Eagle, 10 p.m.; Resurrection Halloween @ X Midtown (top photo), 9 p.m.; Pennies from Heaven @ Blake’s, 9 p.m.; a Facemask Contest for your decorated rona face coverings @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m.; and Love Halloween with Calico DeVille and DJ Darlene @ Hideaway, 10 p.m. There’s also Halloween Afterhours with DJ Warren @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

Fall Ball. Masked and socially distanced, gay softball returns with more new rules and regs against COVID than you can swing a bat at @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Check out the Q Interview and Q Shots photos.

Halloween Porch Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans- and lesbian- led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Code Red Halloween Day Party. DJ Joe Gauthreaux beckons you to the patio for a black-attire circuit situation @ Heretic, 4 p.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.

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.

Shalloween. Wussy’s annual costume fete goes outside for pandytimes with a drive-in drag show @ Amazza, 8 p.m.

DJ J Warren. Dancing queens do their dancing things @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more cast a spell @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Atlanta United Watch Party (bottom photo). Gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes enjoy the match on TV outside @ Georgia Beer Garden, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drive the bus while you eat up and drink down with $20 endless Mimosas @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel of that ever-careening drag bus while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.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.

Sunday Funday. Gather at this recently re-branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (formerly Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Womyn’s Brunch. How do $3 mimosas, $5 hookahs and no cover sound? What if they come alongside an amazing menu for takeout or delivery? Do Sunday with the ladies of Atlanta’s lesbian bar @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m.

Shalloween. Wussy’s annual fete goes outside for pandytimes with a drive-in drag show @ Amazza, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. Brigitte Bidet’s queeny, kingy free-range dingy show returns with strict mask and distance guidelines @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

A version of this calendar ran in Q ATLus. Read the full print issue online here:

Pick up each weekly edition of QATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.

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