By Kendell Yan
Vancouver, start your engines and may the best woman win! If you’re still reeling from the holiday hooplah, whether it be from one too many narrowly escaped political discussions with extended family members, that turkey induced food baby you’re still trying to work out, or the hangover from a year that just wouldn’t quit (thanks, 2016 but it’s gonna be a no for me), head to the Commodore on January 13th for It’s Just Drag! to help kick your year off right.
It’s Just Drag! will be hosted by Empress XXVIII Joan-E and tipsy aunt Shanda Leer, and will feature over 30 local drag performers, including Rose Butch, the Bratpack girls, Carlotta Gurl, Jaylene Tyme, Coco Klein, Adam Zapple, and Peach Cobblah. In addition to these incredibly talented and hard working local grrrls, It’s Just Drag! welcomes RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5/ All Stars 2 “thick and juicy” queen Roxxy Andrews, and Season 8 “all legs no dairy” queen Naomi Smalls.
In the true drag spirit of giving back, $1 from the sale of every ticket will go to the Dogwood Monarchist Society and their local charities: Health Initiative for Men, Rainbow Refugee & Out in Schools.
What: It’s Just Drag!
When: Friday, January 13th 2017 Doors 8pm/Show 9pm
Where: 868 Granville St. Commodore Ballroom (19+/GA)
Why: To cure your holiday hangups and winter blues, for the love of the magic of drag, and to give back to the community with the DMS charities.
Tickets starting at $30.00 (GST incl + S/C) available at Ticketmaster. Meet and greet tickets are also available.
Kendell Yan is a queer, second-generation POC who navigates the hyphen of mixed ethnicity LGBTQ2+ living in Vancouver. Kendell has a penchant for drag Queens and Kings that borders on obsession, and he favours events that encourage free expression, inclusivity, and love in allflavours.
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