The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Atlanta’s LGBTQ weekend events can never come soon enough with virtual and IRL gatherings. Hang tight, folks. Thursday’s here, so scroll through our calendar to weigh your options and click on the ones that interest you.

Friday, Oct. 23

Diva: Live From Hell (second photo). What happens when a drama queen from the drama department takes out the competition and lands in the Seventh Circle, Hell’s cabaret? The answer is streaming online starring Trevor Perry @ Out Front Theatre, through Sunday. They have a full fall streaming season for 2020.

That’s the Tea. Out on Film hosts a conversation with LGBTQ UK filmmakers @ Eventbrite, 11 a.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. The Eagle is shutting down until sometime in 2021.

Plain Bad Heroines. Award-winning author emily m. danforth in conversation with Andrea Lawlor for a celebration of danforth’s new lesbian horror-comedy book. Charis hosts @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. 

Kiki Comedy Party. Q’s own cuddly comic — but don’t hug him during a damn pandemic — Ian Aber co-hosts this outdoor and socially distant BYOB standup show that is also dog friendly. Mask it or casket @ Ponce City Market, 9:30 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.

Floralia. The Saturnalia party boys host DJ Brett Oosterhaus and singer Kendra Erika @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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

Saturday, Oct. 24

Misc. Edgewood Worldwide (top photo and above). The drag contest like no other is virtual but still a Noni’s Bar & Deli original. Brigitte Bidet hosts contestants in two categories plus a live Q&A @ Twitch, 9 p.m. You can and should support Noni’s. You also should love Misc. Edgewood. It’s a queer tradition. Since basically forever.

Ordinary Girls. This month’s LGBTQ Book Club discusses this memoir by Jaquira Diaz @ Zoom, 10 a.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.

Atlanta United Watch Party. Gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes enjoy the Saturday match on TV @ Las Margaritas, 4 p.m. You can also watch the match @ Woofs, 4 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.

Con Queens: Blackity Blackity Black Edition. Dax Exclamation Point and Misster host six queens and kings, including Atlanta’s Dotte Com and Perka Sexxx in a streaming show you don’t want to miss @ PlanetAfroPunk, 4 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.

DJ J Warren. Dancing queens do their dancing things @ 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. 25

NecroDance. Gay Halloween officially begins with a daydrunk featuring horror mashups, great music and fun surprises with Brad Gibson (bottom photo) @ Mary’s and on Twitch, 3 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.

#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.

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

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

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