The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta MLK Weekend

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Whether you seek virtual powwows, distanced drag or the reverence and revelry fit for a “King,” Atlanta’s LGBTQ events are here for your weekend pleasure.

Scroll down and click on each event for more information.

Friday, Jan. 15

Winter Pride. MLK Weekend always heats up with LGBTQ reverence and revelry. Check out four days and nights of events around town, including trans diva Sidney Starr @ Microtel Inn on Saturday. Check in with WassupNAtl and Rockstars Production.

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 a taste escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Hideaway Happy Hour. Drop in on a full afternoon and evening of specials, and don’t forget Trivia Tuesdays with a $50 bar tab prize @ Hideaway, 9 p.m. Happy Hour specials every weekday, 2 p.m. – 8 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.

Fem Friday. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties, with two socially distanced and masked levels indoors @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Memories of Home. Local trans activist and recording artist Jamie Anne Harrell hosts a viewing to experience her debut album and very personal video project @ YouTube, 8:25 p.m.

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


My Sister’s Room, photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood

Saturday, Jan. 16

MSR Saturday Night. Heated outdoor space plus two distanced indoor levels start early, drag and hookahs start late @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Time for Kenny. Brian Pinkney celebrates his newest kids’ picture book with Charis as hosts @ Crowdcast, 3:30 p.m.

Unapologetic. It’s Film Festival Day across the country, and Out on Film screens the story of two fierce queers in the wake of state violence against Black residents in Chicago. A filmmaker Q&A follows @ Theatrical Home, 8 p.m. (Q&A with Ashley O’Shay, 9:30 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.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts with DJ Darlene spinning tunes and drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

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


DJ Sam Gee

Sunday, Jan. 17

Dreamland. DJs Sam Gee and Joe Pacheco take over @ Heretic, 10 p.m. 

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 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. There’s also an Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Honey Pot Sunday. Dip your paw into a leather, bear and friends night with Victor and Tim @ Hideaway, 9 p.m. 

Booze & Beats. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday funday. Knock back $3 mimosas and enjoy Djs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

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


Monday, Jan. 18

Rustin-Lorde Virtual Breakfast. The 20th annual event goes online this year with the theme “The Power of Our Voices” @ Zoom, 10 a.m. Listen to our Podcast Q with the new co-chairs.

Stars of the Century. The weekly best of the best closes out a weekend to remember, starring Niesha Dupree and Stasha Sanchez @ Heretic, 11 p.m.

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