Combine great food and cocktails, a New Orleans-style supper club and Vancouver’s most fabulous drag queens and what do you get?
Quite possibly one of the can’t-miss events of the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival (For details on how you can win free tickets, read on).
On Jan. 31 the Vancouver FanClub hosts Dinner at the Birdcage, a culinary drag spectacular starring the city’s celebrity drag queens. Over a three-course dinner and cocktails, soak up the sights and sounds of 11 outrageous performance numbers on FanClub’s stage from the likes of drag legends Joan-E, Carlotta Gurl, Coco and others.
Haven’t been to FanClub yet? The brand new venue on Granville Street brings together live music on one of the city’s best stages with a southern-style barbecue menu and great drinks. French colonial doors, wood floors and a second-floor balcony looking down on the action all lend a New Orleans music hall feel. It’s a fantastic (and still relatively undiscovered) place to grab a drink and a bite to eat and see some great live blues and jazz shows.
FanClub is serving a deluxe barbecue menu for Dine Out, the citywide restaurant festival running Jan. 18-Feb. 3 that features hundreds of discount menus, plus dozens of creative culinary events. Start off with cornmeal crusted tiger prawns, hickory smoked chicken wings or smoked chicken spring rolls. Then move onto a house-smoked beef brisket; slow-cooked pulled pork; or a smoked chicken sandwich with roasted peach and fig relish. For dessert, FanClub is serving its own take on the PNE’s classic mini donuts.
Meanwhile, FanClub’s stage fills with some high-heeled glam and flair courtesy of the city’s most notorious and beloved drag queens. The event’s name, Birdcage, is borrowed from the cult-classic 1996 comedy starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Williams owns a gay cabaret called the Birdcage and Lane is his drag queen companion. Hijinks ensue when the couple must put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee’s ultra-conservative parents.
If this sounds like your idea of a wild night, tickets are available on the Dine Out Vancouver Festival website: $50 for show and dinner; $30 for show only.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets (show-only) to Birdcage, post this message on Twitter:
RT to enter to win 2 tix to Dine Out’s wildest dinner party, Birdcage, from @RemyScalza + @myVancouver. Details: http://ow.ly/gJRBb
I’ll draw a winner at random from all of the tweets and notify you by direct message (dm) on Friday, Jan. 25. Please note that tickets are for the show-only portion of the event (dinner is not included).
Update (Jan. 25): Winner is Vivian K! Congrats.
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