There’s something about the frenzy of bingo and the timeless glamour of drag queens that just works. It’s a perfect, unsuspecting marriage. Think root beer and vanilla ice cream. The brain freeze that ensues after a sweet dose of yummy goodness is timeless.
PrideFest 2012 is well under way in Alaska’s biggest city (see calendar of goodies here) and the turnout at this year’s events is looking to be record-breaking.
Let’s face it, the Gay-nchorage population has had an up and down year so far (Twilight Zone election, anyone?). So it’s no surprise that this year the drag queens are taking to the streets to show their pride at the 9th annual Drag Queen Bingo: Revenge of the Drag Queens.
This lipsticked, rip-roaring event will again be held at Snow City Café again (thanks, Laile!), but as in previous sha-bangs, Fourth Avenue between K and L streets will be blocked off for all the fabulous festivities.
Local drag queens will be out in full force at DQBingo, wigs in tow, with Mad Myrna’s own Daphne DoAll LaChores again serving up large plates of sass to an all ages crowd.
But this event is more than just campy-fun, flying dobber-ink, frustrated losses and laughs (who can’t resist a good giggle when I-69 is called). It is also a fundraiser for Four A’s, made possible by the boys/men of AMP. All the proceeds benefit Four A’s efforts to fight AIDS in Alaska. And for $15 per person, it’s a steal!
The first 100 will get a FREEt-shirt, so go online and order one now, they’re getting snapped up fast! Dress up, of course, is encouraged with dobbers and bingo cards provided!
Throw on some door prizes, random auctions, and of course, the annual Drag Off and Revenge of the Drag Queens becomes one of PrideFest’s most fabulous, gayest of gay events for 2012.
Bring an appetite. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Thursday, June 7 – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
For details, check out the DQBingo Facebook page