Elizabeth II isn’t the only Royal we’re celebrating this Long weekend. On Sunday night, Mary’s Poppin bar (just off Rundle Street in Synagogue Place) is hosting the Queens Ball for all the Drag Queens of SA. The night is sure to be a spectacle and all are welcome to come and enjoy the art of Drag.
“South Australia is a melting pot for the arts, and our Drag Scene is revered across the nation,” says Filip Odzak, venue manager of Mary’s Poppin. “There’s an incredibly rich tapestry and history of Drag families in our city, and I’m thrilled we have a night to celebrate their sisterhood.”
There’s no doubt that with the worldwide phenomenal success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, all things Drag – from fashion, to beauty, to vernacular – have hit the mainstream. Drag has become more popular and the demand for accessibility is greater than ever before.
“The art of Drag is more diverse than ever, and although it is the “Queens” Ball, we are welcoming everyone who likes to indulge, or just purely appreciate the art form,” explains Filip.
So other than Drag Queens, what else fits the category?
Well, there’s Drag Kings, Faux Queens, Bio Queens, Androgynous Queens, Trans Drag, a Fish Queen, a Club Queen, a Goth Queen, a Fluid Queen, a Pageant Queen, and Gender Bender or a Tranimal.
All Drag Queens are invited to walk the Red Carpet from 9pm-10pm, which Glam Adelaide will have exclusive coverage of (check back next week to see all the Red Carpet looks).
Drag Queens will also enjoy complimentary champagne (between 9-10pm), courtesy of Mary’s Poppin, in a warm up soiree hosted by Berri Juicy.
The Queens Ball will include special drag shows by Mary’s Poppin Divas Wundes, eve Elle, Luci Furr and Stacy Queen.
Doors open 9pm and entry is $10 entry all night.
Mary’s Poppin is located at 5 Synagogue Place, Adelaide
Images by Eric Brumfield.