The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Y’all means all when LGBTQ Atlanta events come out to play. That’s every single weekend. Whether masked and distanced in person, or virtual in your bathrobe, see what you can get into this Friday through Sunday.

Scroll down and click on each event for more information.


The DILF party series returns on Friday at Heretic. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, April 9

The Return of DILF. After the Ronayear off, DJ Max Bruce comes in from L.A. for a code party @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Shiva Baby. The 2020 Out on Film comedy about a very awkward event for one young queer woman takes a big-screen Atlanta bow @ Plaza Theatre, all weekend.

Never Turning Back. The future is coming, and you know what you can’t do? Turn back. A performance of inspirational songs by Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus streams live @ Afton Tickets, 8 p.m. Saturday too.

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: Aires Bash. 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.


The Armorettes perform at Heretic on Saturday before DJ Serving Ovahness. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, April 10

Never Turning Back. The future is coming, and you know what you can’t do? Turn back. A performance of inspirational songs by Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus streams live @ Afton Tickets, 8 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m.

Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer. Every week @ Central Park, 10 a.m.

NFFLA Mini Camp. Teams are beginning to take shape for National Flag Football League in Atlanta. Before they start playing, learn some moves, find a team, or shake off the cobwebs @ Silverbacks Park, 11 a.m. It’s just one of the LGBTQ Sports Leagues back in action.

#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.

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

MSR:  Evrgrn in Concert. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. Chill. You know there’s a dance party and drag show after, 11 p.m.

Armorettes. They are crazy, and you love it. Get you some and give some back to the PWA Fund. It’s on FB Live and live in-person @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Get your gay-guy gaggle over to the scene @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

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

DJ Serving Ovahness. The longtime producer hits the dancing queens with his vibe @ 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 Jerac. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


You might find a Sunday that’s super gay, but you’ll only find Super Gay Sunday at Hideaway. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, April 11

Super Gay Sunday. Daylight brings Stoli Sundays with Mother, 2 p.m., then turn out the lights, get down way low. It’s Super Gay with Tim and Victor. Come groove with homosexual music and drink specials @ Hideaway, 8 p.m. Go early for Sundays with Mother while the sun’s out.

HSL Opening Day. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League make their masked and distanced return to post-pandemic play @ Tolleson Park, Smyrna, 9 a.m. It’s just one of the LGBTQ Sports Leagues back in action.

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Second Sunday Comedy. An inaugural monthly event with food and drinks, a comedy workshop vibe. Close out your weekend with a drink, a laugh and local comics hosted by LGBTQ comedian and actor Connor Lyons. Masked and distanced and totally free af @ Mixdeity Studios, 3 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 the 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 of Q ATLus here:

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