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

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LGBTQ events in Atlanta are ready to spice up your Friday through Sunday, whether you choose to stay home with streaming events, or safely distance in person.

Friday, Aug. 28

Slow Jamz. RPDR queen The Vixen (top photo) headlines this drag show of R&B classics from the House of Alxndr and their guests @ Zoom, 9:30 p.m.

Better Trans Health. Join AbsoluteCARE and trans healthcare experts Justine Ingram, James Parker Sheffield, and Derek Baugh for an interactive discussion about access, competent care, advocacy and policy, 2 p.m. Register to join the free conversation.

Peach Party. Seven gay dance parties over three days start now, with the DJ GSP Kickoff @ Heretic, 9 p.m.,  followed by DJ Seth Breezy Afterhours @ Xion, 3 a.m. Check out the full DJ lineup in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.

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 their Friday Night Virtual Party.

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.

Sisters Summertime. 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.

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. 29

Peach Party (middle photo). Seven gay dance parties over three days continue, with the DJ Paulo Fragoso Tea Dance @ Heretic, 3 p.m., followed by the Main Event with Jesus Montanez @ Heretic, 9 p.m. and DJ Cindel Afterhours @ Xion, 3 a.m. Check out the full DJ lineup in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.

Charis Porch Pop-Up. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a socially distanced sale on the porch @ Charis Books & More, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Chromatica Hour. With a subtitle “Goo Goo for Gaga,” what’s not to love? Wussy hosts an array of performances for the little monsters @ Twitch, 8 p.m.

Sisters Summertime. 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.

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

Weekends at 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 their Saturday 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.

 

Sunday, Aug. 30

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

Peach Party. Seven gay dance parties over three days wrap with the “Twisted” Dee Martello Closing Dance @ District, 7 p.m. and DJ Deanne Afterparty @ Xion, 12 midnight. Check out the full Peach Party DJ lineup in this week’s Q ATLus magazine.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins 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.

Keep an eye out for more virtual events as they’re announced on the Project Q and Q magazine Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and of course right here at theQatl.com.

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

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

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