‘Twas a week before the holidays, and all through ATL, not a queer was stirring, not one Q, T, B, G or L. Wrong! Stay busy online and in person this weekend, starting with Friday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance events in Atlanta.
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Friday, Nov. 20
Pier Kids. (top photo). For Transgender Day of Remembrance, this film deftly interrogates the meaning of community within at-risk LGBTQ youth of color and in the larger gay community. Out on Film and Wussy host @ Eventive, 12 noon.
TDOR: Disclosure. The National Center for Civil & Human Rights and its LGBTQ Institute host a discussion to honor trans lives about increasing visibility in TV and film @ Zoom, 12 noon.
TDOR: Virtual Worship Service. Seven LGBTQ and allied congregations team up for a vigil to remember transgenger lives lost @ Facebook Live, 7 p.m.
Bright Colors, Bold Patterns. This on-demand streaming production from Atlanta’s LGBTQ theater company finds a chichi gay Palm Springs wedding crashed by a wild guest. Available now through Sunday @ Out Front Theatre online, all weekend. It’s just the latest production in an admirable Out Front pivot in the COVID Era, with more to come.
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.
Fab Friday Virtual Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans-lesbian-led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Hideaway Happy Hour. Drop in on a full afternoon and evening of specials, and don’t forget Trivia Tuesdays with a $50 bar tab prize @ Hideaway, 9 p.m. Happy Hour specials every weekday, 2 p.m. – 6 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.
Invest in Equality. Kia “Comedy” Barnes hosts the final night in the 25th Anniversary celebration of Georgia Equality. Comics, music and more @ Facebook Live, 7 p.m.
Addams Family Values. A drive-in movie where you can get out but stay socially distanced in your car in the backdoor parking lot @ Plaza Theatre, 7:30 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.
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 inside @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Pump. DJ Mike Pope “pumps” the no-cover-charge dance party that masked, distanced, shirtless queens need @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21
90s Night. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties (middle photo). Two socially distanced and masked levels inside, too @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.
DJ Alexander flies into town with one thing on his mind: Playing puppeteer to the dance boys @ Heretic, 10 a.m.
Giovanni’s Room. LGBTQ Book Club takes on James Baldwin’s groundbreaking queer novel with discussions of its implications then and now. Charis plays virtual facilitator and host @ Zoom, 10 a.m.
Men’s Health Walk-Ins. No appointments, insurance or payment necessary to see a doctor @ Men’s Health & Wellness Center, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Charis Virtual Pop-Up. Special deals with social distancing from the trans- and lesbian- led feminist bookworms @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts with DJ Darlene spinning tunes and drink specials @ 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.
Xion Afterhours with DJ Alex Acosta. Bars and clubs dipping their toes into reopening include this dance party in the wee hours of Sunday morning @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22
Honeypot Sunday (bottom photo). Dip your paw into a leather, bear and friends night with Victor and Tim @ Hideaway, 9 p.m. Happy Hour specials 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
O4W Artist Market. Shopping season is on, and these LGBTQ and allied vendors pop it with booths, food and DJ beats @ Amazza, 11 a.m. wussymag.com
#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.
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.
Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 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.
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