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Calendar Pick: Boybutante Ball

Benefitting Live Forward’s mission to support people who are HIV positive throughout Northeast Georgia, the 35th Boybuntane Ball is a celebration of self-expression and acceptance. The ball, put on by the Boybuntante AIDS Foundation, is the largest drag event in Athens—previously described in Flagpole as “a sort of gay homecoming”—and has been a big part of Boybutante’s success in raising more than $1 million since its conception. In addition to the ball, 40 Watt will also host an all-ages Miss Thing’s Drag Bingo at 7 p.m. on Apr. 17 with hosts Sophia Lo’Rent and Lacie Bruce with Karmella Macchiato. Bingo cards are three for $10. 1055 Barber will host a Survivors Brunch at 11 a.m. on Apr. 21 with a buffet from Mama’s Boy and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. Tickets for brunch are $20.

WHO: Boybutante Ball
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 8 p.m. (doors)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club