The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The city’s newest dance club opens, Pride Month streaming is pumping, and outdoor events are back, baby. Here’s what’s poppin’ in Atlanta’s LGBTQ weekend events.

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DJ Cindel does the first official afterhours duties into the wee hours of Saturday morning at Future. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, June 4

Future Opening Weekend. Start early and stay late at Atlanta’s new gay dance club and show bar. Friday kicks off with Fantasy Girls dinner shows @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Then it’s DJ Ed Wood on the dance floor, 10 p.m. and Xion Afterhours with DJ Cindel, 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new digs.

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.

The Lesbian Bar Project. Lea Delaria’s documentary to supplement the country’s remaining lesbian bars – including Atlanta’s My Sister’s Room – takes a look behind the scenes at the clubs as a benefit. Stream it online through June.

It’s Not a Burden. Michele Boyaner and her partner Barbara Green bring this intimate, humorous and heartfelt documentary about adults caring for their aging parents @ On Demand, all month.

Senior Prom. Ballerina Boys. Holly Near: Singing For Our Lives. Click on the titles to find info on each of these PBS specials screening @ WABE and GPB Atlanta, all month. There’s also a surprising-to-many posthumous snippet in Charley Pride “I’m Just Me.”

Out Front Theatre Stream Festival. Atlanta’s LGBTQ playhouse makes all of its productions from the pandemic year available again for streaming. See the ones you missed or catch your favorites again. Virtual online downloads @ Out Front, all month.

Feel Good. The second season of the complicated queer love story debuts @ Netflix, runs all month.

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.

Not the Real Jupiter. Lesbian murder mystery writer Barbara Wilson in conversation about her new book. Virtual event with the Charis folks @ Crowdcast, 7 p.m.

Atlanta Fringe Festival. The always queer-inclusive, always left-of-center theatrical event stays online one more year. Enjoy new content every day through June 13.

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.


What you need is a margarita bust at Zocalo. Front Runners has you covered on Saturday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, June 5

Margarita Bust. Front Runners Atlanta hosts your fill of the green icy stuff to raise money for this year’s Atlanta Pride Run & Walk. Drink up @ Zocalo, 3 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.

Spring Festival on Ponce. The gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces hosts one of its signature arts-booth and vendors fair @ Olmstead Linear Park, all day.

A Better Buzz Yard Sale. The local gay graphics tee designer celebrates five years with beer, art and t-shirts to benefit Pets Are Loving Support @ 173 Gibson St. SE, 12 noon.

Absolut T-Dance with DJ Dani Brasil. He’s hot, the sun’s hot, the new rainbow patio is hot, so you’re hot to trot @ Heretic, 3:30 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. – 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.

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.

Atlanta United Tailgate. The local pro soccer club plays its home opener, and the LGBTQ tailgaters of All Stripes are all over it @ 487 Magnolia St NW, 5 p.m. There’s also a socially distanced All Stripes Watch Party on the TVs @ Coda Collective, 8 p.m.

MSR: Brigitte Bidet. Atlanta women who love women who love Saturday night @ My Sister’s Room, 8 p.m. doors, 11 p.m. show.

Heyday. DJ Kimber, her gays and their every-fkn-body-else ‘80s dance party returns 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.

Future Opening Weekend. Atlanta’s new gay dance club and show bar continue the fun with Fantasy Girls dinner shows @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Then it’s DJ Joe Gauthreaux with Underground Circuit Saturday on the dance floor, 10 p.m. and Xion Afterhours with DJ Nina Flowers (photo), 3 a.m. Take a Q-exclusive tour of the new digs.

DecadeDance. DJ Mike Pope takes you from the ‘70s through the ‘10s with a time hop every hour @ Heretic, 10 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 Ree de la Vega corrals the party people for the return of Chaka Khan Hacienda on Sunday at 8Arm. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, June 6

Chaka Khan Hacienda. DJ Ree de la Vega and her gang return to the post-pandemic scene with the outdoor dance party and vendor pop-ups you so frickin need right now @ 8Arm, 5 p.m. every Sunday in June.

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.

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 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.

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.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun with Brigitte Bidet and Shawnna Brooks in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.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.

Fire City Comedy. Queer comic Karen Felix curates a cast of comedians for your entertainment. This week’s set also includes LGBTQ comic Storhm Artiste @ Wild Heaven Brewery West End, 6 p.m.

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 story also appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the full issue online here:


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