The best LGBTQ things to do in this weekend

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Spin toward the end of the month with good vibes and good LGBTQ ATL events. It’s a time of year that’s kind of like recent virus news — stay winter aware, but with virtual and distanced spring in your step.

Scroll down and click on each event for more information.

Friday, Feb. 26

Trinity ‘The Tuck’ ft. DJs Drew G & Jalen Jackson. The RuGirl hits town for a dance party and performance, inviting your “loud lewks and open minds” @ District, 10 p.m.

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson. A smart, twisty feast for cinema lovers tells a gay love-triangle story you won’t soon forget. Watch online or in person @ Plaza Theatre, through March 4.

It’s A Sin. Get in on one of the gayest things to happen on streaming since, well, last month. Russell T. Davies’s AIDS drama doesn’t hit every note right, but it’s still a touching tale of era-specific gay life @ HBO Max, through March 18.

Breaking Fast. The romantic comedy that was an Out on Film award winner streams on your screen @ Amazon Prime, YouTube TV and GooglePlay. Watch the trailer.

Supernova. Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play husbands of 20 years on a road trip to make the most of their time before dementia sets in for one of them @ Atlanta theaters and On Demand now.

Brother Outsider. The acclaimed documentary on the life and work of gay MLK colleague Bayard Rustin screens courtesy Out on Film and Georgia Equality @ Eventive, through Sunday, Feb. 28.

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

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home with a different guest VJ every week. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Live with a Legislator. Young Dems of Georgia host state Rep. Park Cannon – one of Georgia’s seven LGBTQ lawmakers – in an online conversation about a busy month at the Gold Dome @ Facebook Live, 6:30 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. 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.

Night Shift. East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. You can also stream their Friday Night Virtual Party @ Twitch.

Mouths of Rain. Spelman College’s Holly Smith and Beverly Guy-Sheftall host several contributors to this anthology of Black lesbian thought @ Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m.

Fem Friday: Blackout. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties, with two socially distanced and masked levels indoors @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Atlanta Eagle Friday Night Live. DJ Neon the Glowgobear delivers an online set with the Eagle guys as hosts @ Mixcloud, 9 p.m.

DJ Musso. Dance mixes with this Colombian hotshot @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

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


Heretic hosts DJ Musso on Friday and DJ Juan Villalba on Saturday. (2019 Heretic photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Saturday, Feb. 27

DJ Juan Villalba. He spins. They spin. You spin. Spin, queen, spin @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Tales of the City. Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ Book Club reads the Armistead Maupin classic then chats about it online @ Zoom, 10 a.m.

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

Black History of LGBTQ Equality in Georgia. Former Georgia Equality board member Ronald Moore joins board chairs Kenyatta Mitchell and De’Andre Pickett, as well as GE Deputy Director Eric Paulk, to discuss and unveil Georgia Equality’s next strategic plan @ Facebook Live, 5 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Followed by Night Shift, 7 p.m. – 10 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.

Open Mic Contest. Kia Comedy hosts a six-Saturday competition in music, comedy and spoken word @ My Sister’s Room, 7:30 p.m. Stick around for Drag Queen Realness, 10 p.m.

BlaQueer & Chill. Join an online kickback with Southern Fried Queer Pride. DJ set, yoga, cooking and more @ Zoom, 8 p.m.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 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.


DJ Nina Flowers spins Xion in the wee hours of Sunday morning. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, Feb. 28

DJ Nina Flowers. The RuPaul finalist-turned-DJ loves Atlanta so she returns to pump the Xion afterhours beats @ Wish Lounge, 3 a.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 Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drive the bus while you eat up and drink down with $20 endless Mimosas @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. There’s also an Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Stoli Sundays. Join Mother for music vibes from the ’80s and ’90s and drink specials @ Hideaway, 12:30 p.m.

Booze & Beats. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. Knock back $3 mimosas and enjoy Djs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

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

A version of this calendar ran in Q ATLus magazine. Read the latest issue here:

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