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Friday, April 30
Medusa Weekend. The dance party series returns with DJ Alex Acosta kicking off a whole weekend of fun @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Keep scrolling for both day and night events through Sunday.
Atlanta Film Festival. The annual cinematic celebration wraps 11 days streaming online with a few special screenings @ Plaza Theatre, through Sunday. View the festival’s 15 LGBTQ titles and watch the trailers.
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.
Charmed Ones. Southern queer Black dancer and drag queen Corian Ellisor unites an ensemble of artists for an interactive experience on what it means to be “othered” @ 7 Stages, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday too.
Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.
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.
Saturday, May 1
NFFLA Opening Weekend. The gay and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta fields its teams in 10 weeks of matchups @ Silverbacks Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s just one of the LGBTQ Sports Leagues back in action.
Medusa Weekend: Cesar Hrnndz Tea Dance continues the three-day party series @ Heretic, 3 p.m. DJ Roland Belmares cranks it up a notch @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Afterhours with DJ Jesus Montanez goes off @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m., then DJ Jerac’s Sunrise Party kicks off, 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer. Every week @ Central Park, 10 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.
#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.
All Stripes Watch Party. The local pro soccer team plays away, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch the action in the open-air environs @ Coda Collective, 7 p.m.
Charmed Ones. Southern queer Black dancer and drag queen Corian Ellisor unites an ensemble of artists for an interactive experience on what it means to be “othered” @ 7 Stages, 7:30 p.m. Sunday too.
MSR: Cinco Celebration. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. open, 11 p.m. show.
Cinco Celebration. Sure, it’s Mayo, but it’s Uno, and this year Cinco is a Wednesday. These ladies know what you need: Live Music with Maria Gabriella Band, followed by a dance party and drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Heyday Returns. It’s been a year. You know that. So do DJ Kimber, her gays and their every-fkn-body ‘80s dance party. Triumphant return with pandy protocols @ The Basement, 9 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 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.
Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more cast a spell @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 2
Charmed Ones. Southern queer Black dancer and drag queen Corian Ellisor unites an ensemble of artists for an interactive experience on what it means to be “othered” @ 7 Stages, 7:30 p.m.
Hotlanta Softball League. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League begin their masked and distanced return to post-pandemic play @ Tolleson Park, 8 a.m. Check out our photos from Opening Day.
Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.
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.
Stoli Sundays with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and Mother at the helm, then keep it going with Tim and Victor @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows 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 also ran in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the issue online here:
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