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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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