The best LGBTQ virtual and IRL things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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A pandemic can’t keep you down. Staying home with streaming events, or safely distancing with protocols, LGBTQ Atlanta events are ready to spice up your Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 7

Sisters Summertime (photo).The backyard and patio (only) are open again for women who love women who love open-air parties @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. Pssst. They also sell gallon margs and taco bar kits for delivery or pickup.

Mama Mayah’s Talent Search. Sign up to be discovered by host Myah Ross Monroe. First eight to sign up get a spotlight and are voted by audience applause @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Pump. The no-cover dance party is back as the boys return, this time with masks and distancing strictly enforced. They call it a Safety Dance @ Heretic, 10 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 home-smoked barbecue and freshly spun sangria @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 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. – 3 a.m. Bonus: They are still streaming theirFriday Night Virtual Party.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 8

Madonna Dance Party.Celebrate the Queen of Pop’s 62nd birthday with shirtless gay fans (photo) @ Heretic, 10 p.m. Get there early for the first Armorettes show in forever, 8 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Protests.Participate in demonstrations to end of police brutality and advocate for racial justice @ Metro Locations, every day.

Sisters Summertime. The backyard and patio (only) are open again for women who love women in the open air @ My Sister’s Room, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. Pssst. They also sell gallon margs and taco bar kits for delivery or pickup.

Eagle Hours.The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Weekendsat Mary’s.East Atlanta’s gay bar is selling admission tickets in shifts for your safety. Drinks included in entry fee @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bonus: They are still streaming theirSaturday Night Virtual Party.

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.

Xion Afterhours with DJSam Gee.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, Aug. 2

Drag BrunchTheatre (bottom photo). The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

TV Time.The year of binging continues. For your August LGBTQ viewing pleasure, may we recommend “Elena Undone,” “Gayby” and “Just Charlie” @Hulu, as well as bitter old gay couple comedy “SMOTHERED” @Prime, as well as the return of HBO’s ‘Looking’ on Netflix and Prime.

Black Lives Matter Protests.Join the peaceful demonstrations for the end of police brutality against black people and racial equity in criminal justice @ Downtown, every day. Watch our Instagram Stories for daily protest gathering spots.

Eagle Hours.The city’s leather-Levi bar takes temps and opens for business every day @ Atlanta Eagle, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

X Summer.Gather on the refreshed patio and newly branded corner hotspot for food and drinks @ X Midtown (Ten Atlanta), 4 p.m. – 12 midnight.

Keep an eye out for more virtual events as they’re announced on the Project Q and Q magazineFacebook,TwitterandInstagram, and of course right here attheQatl.com.

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

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