The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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New seasons, triumphant returns and all the best bets for LGBTQ weekend events in Atlanta start right here.

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Performer Mx. Shi curates the PersuAsians cast for a show on Friday at Atlanta Brewing Company. (Photo via Mx. Shi)

Friday, May 21

PersuAsians: Brew Betta Werk. The LGBTQ soccer fans of All Stripes host a social with special guests, the all-Asian drag cast corralled by performer Shi. Everyone welcome @ Atlanta Brewing Company, 8 p.m.

Special: Season 2. Ryan, Karen and Kim return for a second season of the runaway hit. Season 2 brings guest stars galore, including Charlie Barnett, Leslie Jordan, Ana Ortiz and more @ Netflix, through June.

Eventide Comedy. The Grant Park brewery hosts a lineup of comics including LGBTQ Atlanta’s own Ian Aber outside and distanced @ Eventide, 7 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.

Fem Friday: Silent & Glow. 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.

Fuego Weekend. Three gay dance parties start with Fired Up featuring DJ Adrian Dalera @ Heretic, 10 p.m. The party goes on with Afterburn and DJ Robbie Nielsen @ Believe Music Hall, 3 a.m. Events continue through Saturday afternoon and night. Meet all the DJs in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.

Hot Mess. It’s been a year. You know that. So do DJ Kimber, her gays and their triumphant return with pandy protocols @ The Basement, 10 p.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 Drew G returns to Atlanta alongside Tina Burner for the Identity party on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, May 22

Identity with Drew G & Tina Burner. The hot gay DJ and the Season 13 Ru Girl team up with Bold Entertainment for a whole night of dancing and performances @ District, 10:30 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.

The Price of Salt, Or Carol. The virtual monthly LGBTQ Book Club discusses Patricia Highsmith’s steamy 1952 lesbian romance novel @ Zoom, 10 a.m.

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.

Fuego Weekend. The Wuf Outdoor Tea Dance features DJ Dan De Leon @ Heretic, 3 p.m. The Fuego climax is DJ Paulo @ Masquerade, 10 p.m. But wait, there’s more. You can also hit Xion After Hours with DJ Phil Romano @ Believe Music Hall, 3 a.m. Meet all the Fuego Weekend DJs.

#Daydrunk: Baywitch Goth Beach Party. 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.

Urban Tree Comedy. LGBTQ Atlanta’s own Ian Aber curates 90 minutes of stand-up performers in the spacious tasting room @ Urban Tree Cidery, 7 p.m.

Miss American Dream. A Not-So-Funny Parody of Britney’s Breakdown follows Ms. Spears through infamous 2007 night before she checks herself into rehab. Dad, Jamie and her nanny are there @ Role Call Theatre, 7 p.m. Runs Saturdays and Sundays through June 12.

MSR: Drag Queen Realness. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 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.

Stand Out Stand Up. It’s an LGBTQ+ comedy show running every Saturday through the end of July @ Role Call Theatre, 10:30pm.


DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service is set to draw a crowd to Edgewood’s bar Church. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, May 23

Sunday Service: Resurrection. DJ Vicki Powell returns with a signature event, with DJs Ash Lauryn and Bryan Rojas in tow @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m. Your vax card gets you a complimentary Stella Solstice, and Church is basically all new.

Master Of None. Side character Denise – played by series co-creator, writer and queer breakout star Lena Waithe – gets a whole season to herself! Let’s hash out this girlfriend situation @ Netflix, starting today.

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.

APD LGBTQ Doggie Day. Atlanta Police Department hosts your fur babies for a day of outdoor fun with the force’s LGBTQ liaison and Animal Cruelty Prevention Unit @ Piedmont Park Dog Park, 10 a.m. Send an e-mail or call 404-546-LGBT for more information.

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.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Front Runners Beer Bust. Join the LGBTQ runners for a fund- and fun-raising day of drinks leading up to next month’s Pride Run. Specials for members @ Felix’s On the Square, 2 p.m.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drives 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.

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 @ Georgia Beer Garden, 4:30 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 full issue online here:

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