The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Add this share
Whether you’re up for queer holiday shows or down for a dancing queen anniversary party, here to shop Georgia blue or discuss Georgia art, LGBTQ Atlanta’s weekend events calendar is ready for you.

Scroll on, and click on the events that grab you for more information.

Friday, Dec. 11

The Santa Closet (top photo). Atlanta’s LGBTQ-led theater troupe puts on this queer holiday treat by Jeffrey Solomon. Sarah Palmero stars. Streaming on your schedule @ Out Front Theatre, today through Sunday. It’s part of Out Front’s epic 2020 pivot.

PALS Furry 5K Virtual Run. Pets Are Loving Support jumps 2020’s “virtual run” bandwagon. Sign donors for PALS, and record your run through Dec. 15. One-mile kids or pet walks also encouraged @ GiveSignUp.

Love, M. After a World AIDS Day premiere, this heartfelt play about mothers and sons streams online @ Horizon Theatre, through Dec. 31.

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.

Fab Friday Virtual Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans- and lesbian- led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 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.

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.

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence. A documentary about the legend on her 123rd Birthday includes nationally renowned experts on her work and legacy. Virtual online event @ Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.

Fire 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.

Pump. Dance mixes “pump” for the no-cover-charge party that masked, distanced, shirtless gay guys need @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

Saturday, Dec. 12

Heretic Anniversary Party. DJ Joe Gauthreaux (second photo) spins the music for your masked, distanced celebration of 29 years as Atlanta’s rough-and-ready dance bar @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early for the Armorettes Christmas Fundraising Show, 8 p.m.

Paint Georgia Blue Artist Market. Cool stuff for sale as a fundraiser for the Warnock, Ossoff and Blackman campaigns. Hosted by the queer/lesbian/feminists @ Metropolitan Studios, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

SEC Saturday. The bowl positions are solidifying, and you have a front row seat with gridirons on the screens and food and drink specials in your belly @ Woofs and Midtown Moon. The latter is also having a Holiday Toy Drive through the 23rd.

Ladies Night. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties. Two socially distanced and masked inside levels, too @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

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

The Duchess of Grant Park. The online premiere of this documentary hosted by the personality herself. Virtual event @ Zoom, 7 p.m. Register at the link to attend free.

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 Isaac Escalante. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening include this dance party in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ District, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Tossed Salad. Brigitte Bidet’s (bottom photo, right) queen-y, king-y, ding-y show returns with strict mask and distance guidelines @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

The Santa Closet: Final Day. Atlanta’s LGBTQ-led theater troupe puts on this queer holiday treat by Jeffrey Solomon. Sarah Palmero stars, streaming on your schedule @ Out Front Theatre, all weekend ends today. It’s part of Out Front’s epic 2020 pivot.

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

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

Holiday Spectacular! Atlanta’s place for drag dinner theater books your socially distanced parties and puts on this special show every Sunday through Dec. 27 @ Lips, 6:30 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 refreshed patio and re-branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (formerly Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Erosion: Essays of Undoing. Charis Founder Linda Bryant comes out of retirement to discuss the new Terry Tempest Williams book with the author. Online event @ Charis Books & More, 6:30 p.m.

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

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

THE LATEST

LGBTQ organizers recreate MLK celebration for corona reality

What started as a simple phone call for Kyle Lamont and Hillary Williams Thomas culminates on Monday as the new co-chairs of the Bayard...

Rabbi Joshua Lesser to retire from Atlanta’s ‘gay’ synagogue

When Joshua Lesser leaves his post as senior rabbi at Congregation Bet Haverim in May, it will be with more than two decades under...

The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta MLK Weekend

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...

Effort to protect former Eagle home as landmark faces delay

The effort to protect the 122-year-old building that once housed the Atlanta Eagle stalled on Wednesday, delaying discussion of designating it as a historic...

Queens make epic pandemic pivots to save Atlanta drag

When coronavirus created nationwide shutdowns last March, artists and entertainers were among those whose steady income evaporated in a matter of days. That includes...
17,369FansLike
6,586FollowersFollow
7,682FollowersFollow

PHOTO GALLERIES