Drag Queens and Beauty Pageants

We live in the South, y’all. So what’s the singularly most defining event of living in the South? The Beauty Pageant, of course! From “Miss Firecracker” to “Sweet Potato Queens”  we have celebrated the wonder and absurdity of beauty pageants.

This Saturday, September 14th, the grand-daddy (or Momma?) of all pageants will be held to crown the “Bingo Beauty Queen”! These pageant contestants are all members of Mary K Mart’s cadre of timeless beauties, the Drag Queens who support the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolinas. Eight times a year these lovely “Ladies” are the hostesses and entertainers for Drag Bingo, raising thousands of dollars for AASC.

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This weekend the ladies are getting competitive as they vie for the Grand Price of $1.99 and the title of “Bingo Beauty Queen!” Join the fun for just $20 which includes your bingo games and all the entertainment you can stand. There is a great dinner deal of $5 for 2 hot dogs, chips, dessert and a drink!  Plus the last game of the night is a 50/50 raffle game and you could win up to $500.  Attending Drag Bingo is even more fun when you bring a big group so contact AASC for a table reservation.

The event will be held at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The event often sells out so get your tickets now.

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