The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Ronatimes call for pandemic measures. LGBTQ Atlanta does what you used to do, except with masks, distancing and a heaping helping of online alternatives and accoutrement.

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Friday, Jan. 22

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

So. Queer Playwriting Festival. Four originals compete to be fully produced by the Richmond, Va. Triangle Players. Watch all four to vote, or just watch Atlantan Ty Autry’s “Red Wave” @ SoQueer.org, on your schedule through Jan. 29.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Armorettes 40th Anniversary, 2019, photo by Russ Youngblood

Saturday, Jan. 23

Armorettes Anniversary. It’s been 42 years since a bunch of bearded softball fans became drag cheerleaders that became the camp queens with hearts of gold. Celebrate with the current cast and a few surprises @ Heretic, 8 p.m.  Afterward, DJ J Warren beats the boys, 10 p.m.

Rubyfruit Jungle. The LGBTQ Book Club discusses the queer classic by Rita Mae Brown with Charis as sponsor @ Zoom, 10 a.m.

Legislative Advocacy Training. Georgia Equality teaches you how to lobby lawmakers and others in an online session @ Zoom, 11 a.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.

King Show. Start early with heated outdoor space, plus two distanced indoor levels. Drag and hookahs start late @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m. and 10 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.

Xion Afterhours with DJ Deanne. 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.

NFL Playoffs at Woofs, 2019, photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood

Sunday, Jan. 24

NFL Conference Championships. The final four take to the gridiron, and gay bar screens are filled with it. Game food and drinks with masks and proper distance @ Hideaway and Woofs, 12:30 p.m.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins perform while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Digital Drag Brunch. An effort to bring brunch back to the gays kicks off with Brigitte Bidet, Miss He, She and Thin Mint. Virtually Proud hosts and even suggests a menu to go with your Mimosas @ Reach.Live, 1 p.m.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd oversees your buffet and drinks @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. There’s also an Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Supreme. Coco Iman and DJ Amethyst lead the ladies in a drag and dance event to wrap your weekend @ My Sister’s Room, 8 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 near the rainbow corner of Piedmont and 10th Street @ X Midtown, 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

A version of this calendar also appeared in Q ATLus magazine. Read the full print edition online here:

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