The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Live shows, virtual gatherings, DJ sets, watch parties and LGBTQ streaming content are just the start of weekend events in gay Atlanta.

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Ewan McGregor plays the title role in Ryan Murphy’s ‘Halson’ on Netflix, starting Friday.

Friday, May 14

Halston. Dip your toe into the world of Studio 54, cocaine, jumpsuits and wrap dresses. Ewan McGregor transforms into the gay fashion icon in Ryan Murphy’s latest confection @ Netflix, all month.

Cash Cash. Putting their NYC into your EDM, this double-named trio hits Atlanta for a one-night party @ District, 10 p.m.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as 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.

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.

Ha Ha Hapeville. What started in a gay couple’s backyard now brings lots of laughs out with beer, masks and distancing @ Arches Brewing, Hapeville, 8 p.m.

Fem Friday: Kia Comedy & More. 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.

 

DJ Paulo Fragoso headlines Heretic on Saturday.

Saturday, May 15

Paulo Fragoso. He spins. You dance. The crowd undulates. There’s always a story afterward @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

NFFLA. The gay and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta fields its teams in 10 weeks of matchups @ Silverbacks Park, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check our photo gallery of Opening Day.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m. They also start their Couch to 5K, getting you in shape for this year’s Pride Run in June. 

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.

Pride. You’re not required to watch this six-part documentary covering the LGBTQ movement from the 1950s-2000s, but you do get bonus points @ FX and Hulu, starting today.

#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. – 12 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.

Atlanta United Watch Party. The local pro soccer team plays at the Benz, and the LGBTQ fans of All Stripes gather to watch on the widescreen @ Georgia Beer Garden, 6 p.m. If you have tickets, hit the All Stripes Tailgate before the match, 3 p.m.

Armorettes. They are campy, they are rowdy, and they’ve been doing it for more than four decades. Catch the fundraising show live @ Heretic, 8 p.m. It’s on Facebook Live, too.

MSR: Tacos & Tequila.  Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. open, 11 p.m. show.

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

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts, and DJ Darlene spins tunes. Drink specials, too @ 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.

Xion Afterhours with DJ GSP. Late-night-early-morning dance party @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

 

Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts an online watch party on Sunday of Cheryl Dunye’s ‘The Watermelon Woman.’

Sunday, May 16

Pillow Princess Slumber Party. Watch Cheryl Dunye’s seminal work “The Watermelon Woman” with your friends at Southern Fried Queer Pride @ Zoom, 7 p.m.

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.

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.

West End Artist Market. Wussy and Chaka Khan Hacienda team up for music, booths and the food @ Wild Heaven Bar, 12 noon – 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Stoli Sundays with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and Mother Malloy at the helm, then keep it going with Tim and Victor’s Honey Pot Bear Night @ 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 12 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 latest issue here:

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