The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The move is downtime distractions, and the look is queer. Can you get into it? Yes you can, with a couple dozen virtual and in-person LGBTQ Atlanta events with our people in mind.

Friday, Oct. 2

MSR Autumn (photo). The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Cinequeer Drive-in Festival. Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts two nights of Southern shorts and narratives by BlTPOC. Masks required outside your car. Bring snacks @ Moreland Shopping Center, 8 p.m. drive-in and park, 9 p.m. show. Saturday too.

Out on Film. The 33rd annual screenings of Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival go all-virtual this year, but that doesn’t detract from the scope of offerings. See what you can get into among 80 features and another 40-odd titles in 13 shorts programs and web series through Oct. 4 in our Q Preview. In addition to the dozens now streaming, new entries releasing today and available for ticketholders for 72 hours are Two of Us, Thirst, Horror Shorts block, and Explorations.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Monica Van Pelt and her girls entertain with 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.

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 specials that provide a taste escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Eagle Nights. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and is open for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Friday Night Virtual Party.

The Other Show. Edie, Jaye and their cast of queens take it online for their left-of-center show @ Twitch and Facebook Live, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

DJ Karlitos (photo). Dancing queens enjoy a local favorite with their boys @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early for Armorettes Backroom Burlesque, 8 p.m.

Pre-Pride Porch Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans- and lesbian- led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Out on Film. The 33rd annual screenings of Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival go all-virtual this year, but that doesn’t detract from the scope of offerings. See what you can get into among 80 features and another 40-odd titles in 13 shorts programs and web series through Oct. 4 in our Q Preview. In addition to the dozens now streaming, new entries releasing today and available for ticketholders for 72 hours are As I Am, Keyboard Fantasies, Global Affairs Shorts block, Stone | Fruit, Music for Bleeding Hearts, Ellie & Abbie, The Whistle, and the Fame 40th Anniversary Drive-In @ The Springs, Sandy Springs.

Weekends at Mary’s. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bonus: They are still streaming their Saturday Night Virtual Party.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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.

Cinequeer Drive-in Festival. Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts Southern shorts and narratives by BlTPOC. Masks required outside your car. Bring snacks @ Moreland Shopping Center, 8 p.m. drive-in and park, 9 p.m. show.

Xion Afterhours with DJ Shane Marcos. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening include this late-night dance, or technically in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4

Out on Film Final Day. The 33rd annual screenings of Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival go all-virtual this year, but that doesn’t detract from the scope of offerings. See what you can get into among 80 features and another 40-odd titles in 13 shorts programs and web series through Oct. 4 in our Q Preview. In addition to the dozens already streaming, the last day of new entries releasing and available for ticketholders for 72 hours are the Drama Shorts block, Army of Lovers in the Holy Land (photo), and Gossamer Folds.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday Funday. Gather on the refreshed patio and re-branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (formerly Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Womyn’s Brunch. How do $3 mimosas, $5 hookahs and no cover sound? What if they come alongside an amazing menu for takeout or delivery? Do Sunday with the ladies of Atlanta’s lesbian bar @ My Sister’s Room, 6 p.m.

Keep an eye out for more virtual events as they’re announced on our  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, and of course right here at theQatl.com.

A version of this calendar ran in Q ATLus magazine. Flip through the full print issue online here:

Pick up each new edition of QATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.

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