The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Whether you’re online and in PJs or in person and in a mask, LGBTQ weekend events in Atlanta are ready for you. Sundance is screening, groups are gathering, and clubs are thumping.

Scroll down and click on each event for more information.

Friday, Jan. 29

Out Georgia 2021 Kickoff. The LGBTQ business group hosts a free online event to talk plans and priorities, followed by breakout groups for networking. Registration required @ Zoom, 5:30 p.m. Have you heard about their new LGBTQ charity fund?

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.

Owning our Narrative – Who Should Tell LGBTQ Stories? Out on Film’s Jim Farmer hosts Doug Spearman (“Noah’s Arc”), Fawzia Mirza (“Signature Move”), Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) and more in a discussion of whether straight, cisgender actors should play LGBTQ roles. Available to stream 2 p.m. Friday through Feb. 2.

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. Atlanta hosts several Sundance features this weekend, including this one on the stage and screen icon. Indoor and drive-in screenings @ Plaza Theatre, 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Lesbian Ghost Hunters. Catch this all-female, queer-run LGBTQ-topical tragicomedy @ Rolecall Theatre in Ponce City Market, 7 p.m. Same time Saturday and Sunday too.

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 @ Twitch.

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. Come early, because local contestant LaLa Ri hosts a Drag Race viewing party.

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.

DJ AJ Reddy plays Heretic on Saturday.

Saturday, Jan. 30

DJ AJ Reddy. See that boy. Watch that scene. They are the dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 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.

Lesbian Ghost Hunters. Catch this all-female, queer-run LGBTQ-topical tragicomedy @ Rolecall Theatre in Ponce City Market, 7 p.m. Same time Sunday too.

Buss It Contest R&B vs. Trap. Start early with heated outdoor space, plus two distanced indoor levels. Doors open early. Shows and hookahs start late @ My Sister’s Room, 6 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 Ed Wood. 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.

‘I am Pauli Murray’ screens Sunday as part of Sundance in Atlanta.

Sunday, Jan. 31

My Name is Pauli Murray. Atlanta hosts several Sundance features this weekend, including this one on the late, great non-binary gender activist, feminist, poet and priest. Drive-in Screening @ Dad’s Garage, Indoor screening @ Plaza Theatre, both 6:30 p.m. (You can also meet the filmmakers in a streaming chatwith Out on Film beginning Monday, Feb. 1 at 12 noon.)

Authenticity: A Journey with Gabrielle Claiborne. Trans inclusion trainer Gabrielle Claiborne speaks to the LGBTQ-inclusive congregation during livestreamed services @ Unity Atlanta, 11 a.m. unityatl.org

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.

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: R&B vs. Trap. 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.

Lesbian Ghost Hunters. Catch this all-female, queer-run LGBTQ-topical tragicomedy @ Rolecall Theatre in Ponce City Market, 7 p.m.

Black Girl in Love (With Herself). The National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging hosts speaker, writer and producer Trey Anthony for a virtual discussion about her book on empowerment. Charis facilitates @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m.

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

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