The social event of the spring has sprung at the Fabulous 40 Watt! Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tantalizing fun of over 20 professional drag performances from all over the South. Experience the party for a cause that has been
going on for the past 29 years.
Since its birth in 1989, the Boybutante Ball–along with its sponsors and the people who attend its events–has raised more than $850,000 for AIDS services organizations. With tremendous community support, the Boybutante Ball is now preceded by a week of special events at various venues in downtown Athens, and followed by a delicious brunch. The Boybutante AIDS Foundation also raises money throughout the year by hosting many other special events. We
also proudly sponsor fundraising events of other organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Boybutante Ball Week Events
Drag Search Competition--Monday, April 16th, 2018
Hendershot’s Coffee at the Bottleworks (237 Prince Avenue)
Have you ever wanted to give a drag performance? This is your chance! Enter to compete with fellow
amateur queens and kings in a battle for a coveted performance spot at the 29th Annual Boybutante Ball.
Contestants to be awarded our performance prize by a judging panel of their peers.
This is an all-ages show, however contestants must be at least 18 years old to compete.
Showtime is 8:00pm. Admission is free, but foundation donations are always accepted. Seating
availability is limited and is first come, first serve.
Drag Bingo--Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
The Foundry at The Graduate Hotel (295 E. Dougherty Street)
Think you can handle this arena of rapid-fire bad jokes and tons of amazing local prizes? We'll be the
judge of that.
Doors open at 5:00pm & bingo begins at 7:00pm. Cards are 3 for $10 and can be purchased at the door.
29th Annual Boybutante Ball--Saturday, April 21st, 2018
40 Watt Club (285 W. Washington Street)
Miss Thing is popular and the show usually sells out. Be sure to secure your advanced ticket(s) online or
at our other events the week of the ball.
Doors open at 8:30pm and show begins at 10:00pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at
www.boybutante.org or in-person at any other Boybutante events.
Ball Survivors’ Brunch--Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Trade Room at Athens Cotton Press (149 Oneta Street)
On Sundays, we do brunch. This is not for the weak-hearted. Those who haven't been bested at our ball
the night before are brave and hungry. Join us as Mama's Boy makes it taste delicious, and we pour
Mimosas and Bloody Mary's (to those brunchers of age).
Advanced tickets available for purchase at our ball-week events as well as at the door. $20 gets you
entry and bacon. Seating begins at 11:00am.