Atlanta has been known for many things. It’s been called the “Black Gay Mecca” and “the Gay Mecca of the South.” It’s also known for its adult entertainment, with The Cheetah and Magic City recognized globally as bucket list locations. All this said, it only makes sense that Atlanta serves up some amazing drag shows. Now that we’ve wriggled free from the pandemic’s clutches, it’s time to head back to the club and support your local drag queens, honey!
Madams of the Moonlight
Grab a drink under the disco ball moon and catch the Madams of the Moonlight putting on a stunning performance. The weekly event is hosted by Myah Ross Monroe and performances feature Chavon Scott, Tristan Panucci Dupree, Niesha Dupree, and special guests Ladi Phat Kat and “Drag Race” alum Tamisha Iman.
Learn more at facebook.com/MidtownMoon.
Friends on Ponce
New Faces Drag Competition
2nd Sunday of every month, 9pm
Now hosted by Charmaine Sinclair Dupree, who’s replaced the iconic Ms. Regina Simms, New Faces is a competition that helps launch the careers of young, new queens in town. Winners get a cash prize and paid booking at the next New Faces competition.
Learn more at FriendsOnPonce.com.
The Stars of the Century
See some elite queens put on a top notch show every Monday night.
Heretic Back Room Burlesque
July 24, 8–10pm
Performers include Baby D GaLore, TAYLOR ALXNDR, Linuxx Lovee, and Plenty Moore with special guests Cypress Couture, Bastiana St. Martin, Pink Le’Monaid, Vivian Valium, and Muffy Vanbeaverhousen. This event has no cover, but tips and donations will go to the Armorettes and HIV/AIDS research.
A Celebration of Miss Lily White’s Life
July 31, 7–10pm
For just a $10 donation going to support AID Atlanta and Lost N Found Youth, you can see nine drag queens put on a show in honor of the late Atlanta drag legend Miss Lily White.
Learn more at HereticAtlanta.com.
You absolutely cannot miss “the night where all the stars come out!”
Glitz & Glam
Fridays, 7pm and 9:45pm, Saturdays, 6pm and 8:45pm
This “over the top” dinner and a show is so popular they have four showings a week! Come prepared for “big hair, high heels, and lots of duct tape!”
Taboo: The Dirty Show
Saturdays beginning October 17, 11:30pm
Lips invites you to “see what happens when the sequined dresses drop” at their amazing late-night show!
Complete with singalongs and “fabulous over-the-top performances,” Lips’ brunch-side show will not disappoint. Reservations are required.
Learn more at LipsAtl.com.
My Sister’s Room
Drag Queen Realness
Get into it with some drag queen realness at MSR. They offer bottle service and hookah, a late-night menu, and sounds by DJ Ksquared and DJ Amethyst. With the doors opening as early as 6pm, you can party the night away.
Sunday Drag Brunch
Enjoy a chef-inspired menu and get day drunk off $3 mimosas while enjoying an amazing drag show hosted by Drew Friday and Coco Iman. Doors open at 3 pm.
The Odd Ball
July 24, 10pm
Wussy Mag hosts this celebration of oddballs, outcasts, and freaky fresh club kids with this show featuring “Drag Race” alum Crystal Methyd and Channing Taint, Ellasaurus Rex, Frankie Coma, JayBella Banks, Molly Rimswell, and Saliva Godiva. Tickets start at $15.
August 7, 10pm
My Sister’s Room invites you to “reclaim your prom” with “a night of delicious drag, thirsty throuples, sexy slow dances, and zero pigs blood.” The “prom committee” includes Kylie Sonique Love from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Priscilla Chambers from “Boulet Brothers Dragula,” Alex Suarez, Drew Friday, Diamond Onasis, Jarvis Hammer, Molly Rimswell, and more!
Learn more at MySistersRoom.com.
Southern Fried Queer Pride’s SWEET TEA Variety Show
July 30, 8pm
This variety show, hosted by iconic Atlanta drag queen TAYLOR ALXNDR, includes drag performances from King Perka $exxx and Saliva Godiva, plus musical and comedy performances, too! This event is limited capacity; RSVP at sfqp.info/sweettea21. Masks are required.