Atlanta is alive and well with events this week - some celebratory, some somber, but all promise a good time. Here is a roundup of go-to events scheduled within the city limits this weekend.
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Thursday, May 26th (tonight)
BAES (beauty and entertainment systems) @ 7 Stages // from Ellasaurus Rex and the Dance Machine opens tonight at 7 stages. Tickets are $20 for general entry, $15 for students. Check up our write-up of the event here.
Miss Glitz! Finale @ Mary’s // The second cycle of East Atlanta’s first and only weird drag pageant ends tonight with the crowning of a winner. Competitors range from new faces (Minne Pearl Necklace), up-and –coming kids (Geneva Blaus—a Tossed Salad regular), and scene fixtures (Karma Chameleon). The prize is $500 bucks and the title of Miss Glitz! Last years winner Lola Bundy marked the inaugural pageant with her brand of feticide-infused Drag, making this year’s finale a show that is not the be missed.
Friday, May 27th
Low Museum Closing // After 3 years of bringing inclusive and accessible artistic expression to Atlanta’s Edgewood community, the Low Museum is closing its doors for good. The night will feature performances from local artists and musicians, as well as a dance party to close the nigh well into the late hour. It’s a celebration, but it’s not without a somber note knowing one Atlanta’s foremost institutions aimed at implanting art in the consciousness of those typically barred from experiencing it will be gone. Curators Pastiche Lumumba, Theodore McLee, and Jordan Stubbs will be present on the night of closing.
Shannon and the Tunnels @ The Cleaners // Perhaps the most DIY performance space in Atlanta as of now, The Cleaners has hosted a number of raucous acts with the Federal Penitentiary looming in the foreground. The shows are fun, but they're BYOB and if you get hungry there is a cute convenience store with barred windows a hop, skip, and a jump down the road.
Hidden Reality @ Studio 630 // Described as the first “Hidden Reality” art show and charity auction, this event will work in tandem with Atlanta’s artistic community to raise funds for children’s art supplies. The night’s beneficiary will be Children’s Healthcare at Scottish Rite; the submission’s queue appears to be open still and they are looking for anything: “sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography…ANYTHING!” Get there early and throw your cash and art at a good cause.
Saturday, May 28th
Fantasy Girls @ Jungle Atlanta // Jungle’s weekly cabaret promises a night of polished drag and a whole lot of mouth with cracked Southern belle Celeste Holmes on the mic leading an all-star cast of performers. We caution those who plan to attend—this event is for fans of off-color humor; not for the faint of heart or easily offended.
Deep South presents: The Carry Nation @ Atlanta Eagle // Vicki Powell’s Deep South collective invades the Atlanta Eagle once again for a night of musk, poppers, and leather. New York City’s exalted The Carry Nation brings their brand of 24-hour disco laced house with legendary DJ Nita Aviance and DJ Will Automagic on the 1’s and 2’s as the nights headlining guests. The Carry Nation promises a night of production and objectively bad decision making. Go-go dancers and a performance by Atlanta’s resident butch-fag Hydrangea Heath will top the night off. Don’t miss it.
Morph 2 @ Mammal Gallery // If the Eagle proves too beefy for you palate, head on over the Mammal Galley for Morph 2. The last time Morph hit up Atl, Mammal Gallery found itself mobbed with the most diverse group of party-goers that side of I-75. Saturday, the unofficial circuit of Broad street returns with another killer line-up of music and live visuals courtesy of record label and production company Fade to Mind and visual artist Cass Cameron aka No Highs. Tickets are $10 before 11, $15 after.