The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether it’s barbecue takeout, legislative powwows, distanced drag or virtual discussions you seek, Atlanta’s LGBTQ events are here for your weekend leisure.

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Friday, Jan. 8

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.

Q Conversations: LGBTQ Priorities for Georgia’s Legislature. Our live Q&A series continues with state Reps. Park Cannon, Sam Park and Matthew Wilson about the legislative session that opens on Jan. 11. It’s free to register and join us @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 12 noon.

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.

Post-Election Check-In. Atlanta Pride Committee hosts state Rep. Park Cannon and Georgia Equality about goals for Georgia’s upcoming legislative session @ Instagram Live, 2 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.

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.

My Sister’s Room (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, Jan. 9

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.

NeonBlck. Dotte Comm leads an all-Black cast of kings and queens both local and national @ Twitch, 9:30 p.m. Sunday too.

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.

Karlitos. The local fave DJ ushers in a night of music and zero cover charge @ Heretic, 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.

Lips Atlanta (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Jan. 10

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

SFQP Planning. Time to talk about 2021 and make plans for Southern Fried Queer Pride. All are welcome @ Zoom, 4 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 refreshed patio and re-branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (formerly Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

NeonBlck. Dotte Comm leads an all-Black cast of kings and queens both local and national @ Twitch, 9:30 p.m.

Tossed Salad. Brigitte Bidet’s queen-y, king-y, ding-y but it’s a thing-y returns for your entertainment with strict mask and distance guidelines @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

A version of this calendar appeared in QATLus magazine. Read the full issue here:

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