The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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An expected cool front blows through with events for your downtime. Scroll all the way through Sunday to pick your best options, then click on event names for full details.

Friday, Oct. 16

Hocus Pocus Drive-In. Wussy and the Plaza team up to screen the seasonal favorite in the parking lot @ Plaza Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Fury. The lesbian and trans feminists of Charis Books & More host a discussion of these collected works on “Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era” @ Zoom, 7 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.

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.

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. You can also stream their Friday Night Virtual Party.

MSR Autumn. 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.

Country Night. It’s boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Heyday 80s Block Party (pre-rona throwback photo). DJ Kimber and her boys dance in masks with the oldies outside in the parking lot @ The Basement, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall Ball. Masked and socially distanced, gay softball returns with more new rules and regs against COVID than you can swing a bat at @ Nickajack Park, 10 a.m. Check out the Q Interview and Q Shots photos.

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

Pride On Ponce. Ponce City Market’s plans got rained out, so it’s shows in rep all day. LOL Standup Comedy Extravaganza and Queens of Pride @ Ponce City Market’s Rolecall Theatre. Comedy: 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Queens of Pride: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. $18 per show or $75 all day.

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.

Recovery Party. It’s been a week, and finally DJ Mike Pope is ready to get dancing queens back on that horse @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more cast a spell @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Mx. Peach Pit. Southern Fried Queer Pride hosts the drag pageant for all comers that you didn’t know you needed but totally did. Host Taylor Alxndr (photo, right) goes live with the contestants and judges from Out Front @ Twitch, 8 p.m. Out Front is committed to community, y’all.

O4W Artist Market. Wussy and Chaka Khan Hacienda pour over you with beats by Red de la Vega, food, refreshments and of course art. It’s all outside @ Amazza, 11 a.m. – 6 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.

#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 perform 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.

LOL Queer Comedy takes the Recall Theatre stage with Ian Aber, Karen Felix, Powell Mansfield, Gabbie Watts, Kiami Mariah and Zoey Lucinda @ Ponce City Market, 7:30 p.m.

A version of this calendar appeared in Q ATLus. Read the full print issue online here:

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