The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta Mother’s Day Weekend

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Daddies, Dreamgirls and Drag top a busy weekend of LGBTQ events in Atlanta, but that’s just the beginning. See what you can get into.

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Friday, May 7

DILF. The Mann Upp crew’s signature party brings daddies and boys to the yard @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home with a different guest VJ every week. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. 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.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar limits capacity but is reopen with $5 cover and per-drink pricing @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Ha Ha Hapeville. What started in a gay couple’s backyard now brings lots of laughs out with beer, masks and distancing @ Arches Brewing, Hapeville, 8 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, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

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

 

“Dreamgirls” screens to benefit AID Atlanta on Saturday. (Photo via Dreamworks/Paramount)

Saturday, May 8

“Dreamgirls.” Join AID Atlanta and Out on Film for an open-air screening of the musical-turned-A-Lister-movie to benefit AID Atlanta. You guessed it — “One Night Only” @ The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, 7:30 p.m. Read our preview of 5 great surprises at the event.

NFFLA.  The gay and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta fields its teams in 10 weeks of matchups @ Silverbacks Park, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s one of the LGBTQ Sports Leagues back in action. Check our photo gallery of Opening Day.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m. They also start their Couch to 5K, getting you in shape for this year’s Pride Run in June. 

Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer. Every week @ Central Park, 10 a.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Followed by Night Shift, 7 p.m. – 12 midnight. Mary’s reopens with limited capacity and per-drink prices.

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.

MSR: Sissy That Walk.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. open, 11 p.m. show.

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

DJ Shane Marcus. It’s the DJ’s birthday, so he facilitates the flying of your freak flag. As if you needed an excuse @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 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.

Xion Afterhours with DJ Jackinsky. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Nobody does Sunday brunch quite like the drag dinner theater experience at Lips. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood) 

Sunday, May 9

Call Your Mother. It’s Mother’s Day, so you know what to do. After that, you will need Stoli Sundays With Mother Malloy @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. Stick around for Honey Pot Bear Night, 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

West End Artist Market. Wussy and Chaka Khan Hacienda team up for music, booths and the food @ Wild Heaven Bar, 12 noon – 7 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

All Stripes Watch Party. The local pro soccer team plays away, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch the action in the open-air environs @ Las Margaritas 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day 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 the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, through 12 midnight.

Beatz Sundayz. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. You can knock back $3 mimosas with DJs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

A version of this calendar also ran in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the latest issue online here:

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