The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Queer Atlanta is your oyster. Community organizers, reliable party planners, venerable venues and Atlanta’s LGBTQ social networks join forces to offer weekend events — both masked and distanced or cozy and online.

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The Fired Up party hosts DJ GSP at Heretic on Friday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, March 19

Fired Up. The Fuego party crew and DJ GSP are on fire, and you are too, queen. You. Are. Too @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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.

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home with a different guest VJ every week. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. 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.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar limits capacity but is reopen with $5 cover and per-drink pricing @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Fem Friday: Welcome to the Jungle. 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, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

25 & Up. Dance mixes, shirtless gays of a certain age, masks and more @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

Out country singer Ty Herndon plays Ponko Chicken on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 20

Ty Herndon. The country crooner who had to reschedule due to COVID returns triumphantly to sing his heart out for fans @ Ponko Chicken, 7 p.m. He talked to us about his roller-coaster career.

LGBTQ Advocacy Training. Learn how to lobby lawmakers as one of their LGBTQ constituents with Georgia Equality @ Zoom, 11 a.m.

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

Queer Threads. A pop-up thrift shop pops with clothing, including a $5 grab-bag sale. Multiple bags welcome. SFQP hosts, and entry will be spaced out for safety @ Georgia Beer Garden, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Front Runners Membership Drive. Runners and walkers of all skill levels sign up to join the folks behind Pride Run, tons of special events and regular gatherings for fitness. Registration and a $3 draft special @ Midtown Moon, 2:30 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Followed by Night Shift, 7 p.m. – Midnight. Mary’s reopens with limited capacity and per-drink prices.

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.

Urban Tree Comedy. Q contributor, comic and show runner Ian Aber curates the comedians @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

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

MSR: Drag Queen Realness. The DJs KSquared and Amethyst double team the dance floors before the women who love Atlanta women host for Syraja, Ravion and more @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. Showtime, 11:30 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Get your gay guy gaggle on @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts with DJ Darlene spinning tunes and drink specials @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Spring Has Sprung with DJ J Warren. Returning to the scene of his last slaying with Keith Young’s and Alan Collins’ boys in tow @ Wish Lounge/Believe Music Hall, 10 p.m.

Deviant: Slumber Party. Come for the vibes by Onyx, stay for the gay men Black men @ Heretic, 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 Karlitos. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host an online SheNUNigans event on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Hennie)

Sunday, March 21

SheNUNigans Live. Nobody does anything quite like the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. That goes for their online hour of chat, entertainment and camp drag for donations to LGBTQ causes @ Facebook & Youtube, 7 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.

Stoli Sundays. Join Mother for music vibes from the ’80s and ’90s, plus drink specials @ Hideaway, 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.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food and fun @ X Midtown, through midnight.

Beatz Sundayz. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. You can knock back $3 mimosas with DJs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

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