The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend

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They mask. They distance. They take it outside and online. They celebrate the weekend with LGBTQ shows, soirees and special guests. All they need now is you.

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The Queer Bait party takes place on Fridays at Mary’s (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, April 2

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.

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.

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.

Ha Ha Hapeville. What started in a gay couple’s backyard now brings lots of laughs out in public while you imbibe beer with masks and distancing. This month’s lineup includes LGBTQ Atlanta’s own Ian Aber @ Arches Brewing, Hapeville, 8 p.m. Their story is pretty adorbz.

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.

Ru queen Joey Jay hits District Atlanta on Saturday.

Saturday, April 3

Identity with Joey Jay. The current-season RuPaul queen is live and aflutter at the Identity dance party. Also includes DJ Drew G and an opening set by Jalen Jackson @ District, 10 p.m.

Heretic’s DJ Double-Header. Start with a DJ Joe Gauthreaux Tea Dance. Eat, nap and advance to the DJ Isaac Escalante blowout. Both @ Heretic, 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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.

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. They’re baaaaaack! Ian Aber hosts a fantastic lineup of comedians for your masked and distanced pleasure @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

NeonBlk. Cosplay queen Dotte Com gathers up an all-Black, all online virtual drag show featuring locals and special guests @ Twitch.tv, 7:30 p.m.

Outworlders Game Night. Play Codenames, a word game with Atlanta’s LGBTQ fantasy, gayming and sci-fi fans @ Zoom, 7:30 p.m.

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

MSR: Spring Night. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ 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.

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 Twisted Dee. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Outdoor Easter Sunday bashes are back at Hideaway, Midtown Moon and X Midtown. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, April 4

I Don’t Carrot All Tea Dance. Take it outside with DJ Mister Richard, tons of specials and surprises, plus holigay games @ Hideaway, 3 p.m.

Easter Brunch revs up the Sisters of Sequins show with Bubba hosting the queens @ Lips, 1:30 p.m.

Easter Drag Egg-stravaganza. In the parking lot with Ruby and the gang, then the Easter Empire Cabaret inside @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

Easter 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. This week, that includes an Easter Sunday Service drag show, 6 p.m.

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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