The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Playtime for grown folks comes around on Friday, and lord knows we did everything to deserve these queer Atlanta events this week. Arts, parties, discussions and performances await.

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Friday, March 26

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

Fourth Friday: Power Connect. Out Georgia’s networking happy hour remains virtual, but what’s new is its brand-new TGNC360 Advisory Committee. Find out all about it while you shake off the workweek @ Zoom, 5:30 p.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.

Eventide Comedy Night. Queer comic Ian Aber co-hosts a full night of socially distanced stand-up. It’s not all gay, but you and Ian sure as hell are @ Eventide Brewing, 8 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, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

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

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

Shawnna Brooks is among the stars out for A Night of Legends on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, March 27

A Night of Legends. Come for the return of Heather Daniels. Stay for Shawnna Brooks (photo), Lauren LeMasters and more. It’s a ticketed event @ My Sister’s Room, 11:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Book Club. Discuss “No One Can Pronounce My Name” by Rakesh Satyal with this Charis-sponsored group @ Zoom, 10 a.m. Start reading “Fun Home” for April and “The Price of Salt” for May.

Save the Arts Festival. The gays behind Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces do a socially distanced, dog-friendly fest with works by 125 artists and craftspeople. Free or $5 to get beer and wine @ Pinnacle Atlantic Station, all day today and Sunday too.

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

Bi+ Georgia. The local network for bisexual and allied people hosts a discussion of navigating new relationships in a healthy with bi and poly experts on hand @ Zoom, 5 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.

Outworlders Movie Night: Hook. Catch the Robin Williams classic with Atlanta’s LGBTQ sci-fi and fantasy fans @ Teleparty for Netflix, 7:30 p.m.

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

DJ Ed Wood. He knows what these guys need, and he’s going to give it to them @ 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 Cindel. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Save the Arts Festival is a socially distanced event at Atlantic Station both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, March 28

Save the Arts Festival. The gays behind Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces do a socially distanced, dog-friendly fest with works by 125 artists and craftspeople. Free or $5 to get beer and wine @ Pinnacle Atlantic Station, all day.

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.

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

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