The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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At-home movies, a winsome memorial for a local legend, two virtual Black HIV Awareness Day broadcasts and the Super Bowl headline a long list of LGBTQ Atlanta events.

Scroll down and click on each event for more information.

The Oscar-Nominated ‘Two of Us’ runs online and On Demand through February.

Friday, Feb. 5

Two Of Us. France’s submission for the foreign-language Oscar is in virtual cinemas and On Demand now. Two retired women with apartments across from each other have been secret lovers for decades. One of their daughters puts together the truth @ Magnolia Pictures through February.

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.

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.

Q Conversations: LGBTQ Advocates Fighting Voter Suppression in Georgia. Our live Q&A series continues with state Rep. Renitta Shannon and Jerry Gonzales, founder and CEO of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials It’s free to register and join us @ Crowdcast and Facebook Live, 1:45 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. The queens 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.

Night Shift. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 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.

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.


Monica Van Pelt (Photo by Just Toby)

Saturday, Feb. 6

Monica Van Pelt Memorial. Friends and fans gather to celebrate the life of the Atlanta drag legend, who passed away suddenly this week. Myah Ross Monroe hosts @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Dan DeLeon. The DJ who never quits hits a crowd that never sleeps. A match made in heaven @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Followed by Night Shift, 7 p.m. – 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.

Open Mic Contest. Kia Comedy hosts the first night in a six-Saturday competition in music, comedy and spoken word @ My Sister’s Room, 7:30 p.m. Stick around for masked indoor and heated outdoor fun after the show.

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

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

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 Marvin Ayy. Late-night dance party in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ Wish Lounge at District, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Gay football fans enjoy Super Bowl Sunday in 2020 at Blakes. Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood

Sunday, Feb. 7

Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs and Mahomes defend the title against the Buccaneers, with Brady out to make a point. The Wknd headlines halftime @ CBS and your chosen screen, game at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show all day.

Before It Hits Home. For the 30th annual National Black HIV Awareness Day, True Colors Theatre, Counter Narrative Project and Georgia Equality partner to broadcast a virtual reading of this 1991 play with an all-star cast including Brian Jordan Jr. from “Sistas.” A talk-back follows @ Zoom, 2 p.m.

Colors on the Wall. National Black HIV Awareness Day also finds Thrive SS’s online screening of this documentary about six diverse lives living with HIV @ Eventbrite, 2 p.m.

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.

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 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.

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