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Kind of a Drag: Big drag shows coming to the Carolinas

National drag stars find their way to the Carolinas. Here are some upcoming shows:

 

“Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull”
> now through July 24
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
$24.50 and up
blumenthalarts.org.
Dixie Longate makes her triumphant return to the Queen City to host another Tupperware party like none you have ever known. She will tell tales of herself after a drunken night out where things got a little crazy. Find out what a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common. More information and tickets are available online.

 

Kasha Davis

Kasha Davis

“Big Fun Drag Show presents Mrs. Kasha Davis”
> Saturday, July 23
The Bar at 316 , 316 Rensselaear Ave., Charlotte
bar316.com.
Local drag stars Buff Faye and Patti O’Furniture present “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 star Mrs. Kasha Davis at The Bar at 316. The wine will be flowing, boxed or not, and the performances will be top notch as these queens are well seasoned and ready to entertain as always. More information available online.

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Jessica Wild 
> Saturday, July 30
Chasers, 3217 The Plaza, Charlotte
chaserscharlotte.club.
10 p.m.
Jessica Wild of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will appear, with host Kasey King. Amber Rochelle and Janice Covington will both be on hand as well, and will both be celebrating a birthday. Male dancers will also perform. More information available online.

 

Tempest DuJour

Tempest DuJour

“Big Fun Drag Show presents Tempest DuJour”
> Saturday, Aug. 6
The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselaear Ave., Charlotte
bar316.com.
Patti O’Furniture hosts another “Big Fun Drag Show” featuring another “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 standout. Tempest DuJour will hit the stage and display her performance and comedic chops. The fan favorite will display why she stole the hearts of so many despite her early elimination from the show. More information available online.

 

Raja 
> Saturday, Aug. 6
Chasers, 3217 The Plaza, Charlotte
chaserscharlotte.club.
10 p.m.
Raja Gemini, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 3 will appear onstage for Kasey King’s Legends show. Tiffany Storm and DJ Pepito will both be celebrating birthdays as well. Male dancers will also perform. More information available online.

 

Latrice Royale

Latrice Royale

“Prism Party” featuring Latrice Royale and Laganja Estranja
> Saturday, Aug. 13

Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $20
charlestonpride.org/prism.
With a double helping of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” standouts, the Charleston Pride Prism Party will feature Latrice Royale and Laganja Estranja. Musical guest Tiffany, Patti O’Furniture and DJ Trevor D will join them. More information and tickets are available online.

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“Big Fun Drag Show presents Alyssa Edwards”
> Saturday, Aug. 13
The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselaear Ave., Charlotte

bar316.com.
Hosted by birthday girl Buff Faye, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Alyssa Edwards will take the stage at The Bar at 316 to show why she was selected to return for the second season of “All Stars.” More information available online.

 

Jujubee 
> Saturday, Aug. 20
Chasers, 3217 The Plaza, Charlotte
chaserscharlotte.club.
12 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
Jujubee of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag U” will appear, hosted by Kasey King. Male dancers will also perform. More information available online.

 

“Big Fun Drag Show presents Katya”
> Saturday, Aug. 27
The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselaear Ave., Charlotte

bar316.com.
Katya from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” will take the stage as part of yet another “Big Fun Drag Show,” presented by Buff Faye and birthday girl Patti O’Furniture. More information available online.

 

biancadelrio

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio’s “Not Today Satan Tour”
> Wednesday, Oct. 26
Carolina Theater, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham
8 p.m., $35.02-$56.52
thebiancadelrio.com.
Bianca Del Rio came to national prominence during season six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and has been touring heavily ever since, bringing her biting wit and insult comedy to the world. She will land in the Carolinas in October. More information and tickets are available online.

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Jeff Taylor is a journalist and artist. In addition to QNotes, his work has appeared in publications such The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing Charlotte, Inside Lacrosse, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport and has lived in Charlotte since 2006.@jefftaylorhuman.