The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You made it. All that clawing and fighting and doing your part so society as we know it could change. Well, folks, we have a winner. It’s you. Go ahead. Collect your LGBTQ Atlanta weekend events.

Keep scrolling, then click on the events that grab you for more information.

Friday, Nov. 6

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque. The veteran camp queens raise money against HIV AIDS on a new night (second photo) @ Heretic, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Murder at the Estate Sale. Charlene Ball and Libby Ware discuss their new Lily Charles mystery novel, wherein their lesbian characters Molly and Emma solve murders and fall in love. Charis hosts @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. It’s also Charis’ 46th birthday weekend of specials.

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 shuts down after Nov. 13 until sometime in 2021. The owner talked about whyon Podcast Q.

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.

Bears’ Honeypot. Dip into a full night of specials with Victor and Tim @ Hideaway, 9 p.m. Happy Hour specials 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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


Saturday, Nov. 7

DJ Joe Gauthreaux (top photo and above) Shenanigans are afoot with the circuit fave and the masked, shirtless masses @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Count Every Vote Rally. New Georgia Project and others host this drag show and demonstration in support of seeing the election process through. Masks required @ Freedom Park, 12 noon.

Charis 46th Birthday Virtual Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans- and lesbian- led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Fall Ball Championships. 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.

Eagle Hours. The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Eagle shuts down after Nov. 13 until sometime in 2021. The owner talked about why on Podcast Q.

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.

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

Xion Afterhours with DJ Deeanne. 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, Nov. 8

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.

Netflix November. Be on the lookout for LGBTQ content on streaming services to get you through the longer nights. On the straight but pretty-damn gay side, Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer star in a remake of The Witches on HBO Max, and The Crown returns to Netflix with Season 4 on the Charles and Di years.

#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.

Atlanta United Watch Party. Gay pro soccer fans of All Stripes enjoy the match on TV outside @ Coda, 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Out of the Darkness. The statewide American Foundation for Suicide Prevention event goes online for 2020, but not without compelling, meaningful opportunities to connect and make a difference @ Zoom, 2 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.

Tossed Salad. Brigitte Bidet’s queeny, kingy free-range dingy show returns with strict mask and distance guidelines @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

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

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


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