Athens Showgirl Cabaret presented Fabulous Fridays downstairs at Sound Track Bar on Friday, April 23, 2021. Fabulous Fridays is a monthly event bringing performances by local drag entertainers to downtown Athens’ nightlife scene, with masks required for entry to the venue.

Lori Divine, who has been a part of Athens Showgirl Cabaret for nine years, has performed in drag since 1983. According to her, Athens Showgirl Cabaret shows are “completely politically incorrect.”

“We don't care what your politics are, we're gonna make fun of everything,” Lori Divine said. “It’s all about laughter, having a good time, supporting each other, meeting new people and making new friends.”

On Friday night, guests filled the local bar with applause, laughter and support.

Outside of the group’s monthly in-person events, cast members put on a talk show called “Divine Happy Hour” and perform virtually on Facebook Live and Twitch. Although in-person shows are returning, Athens Showgirl Cabaret plans to continue holding virtual events as well.

Cast member Jenn Sparx, who recalled falling in love with drag almost 10 years ago, expressed her hopes for people to continue attending in-person shows.

“I love seeing people smile and making them laugh,” Sparx said. “We need everybody to come out and have fun.”