Fabulous! Drag Queen Events in Los Angeles

Drag Performers at Hamburger Mary's 2021
Drag Performers at Hamburger Mary's. Courtesy of Instagram @hamburgermarysweho

The popularity of Emmy-winning Rupaul’s Drag Race has brought the art of drag to the masses. Lucky for us, Los Angeles boasts some of the most sensational, celebrated performers in the business, including Mama Ru herself. You can find weekly showcases with immaculate lip-syncing and dead-on celebrity impersonations, punk rock dance parties - even bingo, books and brunch, drag in L.A. does it all.

Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's
Legendary Bingo | Photo: Hamburger Mary's WeHo, Facebook

Legendary Bingo

If nightclubs aren't your jam, Hamburger Mary’s weekly Legendary Bingo is a fun evening with friends for dinner and cocktails. Hosted by a rotating cast of drag queens and surprise celebrity ball-callers, you never know who’s going to show up, but you’ll never be disappointed. Your $20 suggested donation benefits a different local charity every game, and gets you nine rounds of bingo and a bonus round with chances to win some FABULOUS prizes. There's also an auction during intermission. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Pro Tip: Arrive early! Parties of four or more can make reservations in advance by calling Hamburger Mary’s at 323-654-3800.

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EXPOSURE - The Offbeat

One of the most exciting, unpredictable nights of drag in L.A., EXPOSURE presents themed shows at The Offbeat, featuring an expansive lineup of new and veteran performers. It's a fun, chill space with shockingly inexpensive drinks, and the taco truck parked outside is always a welcome find. Mondays at 10:30 p.m. No cover, 21+. Pro Tip: Plan to carpool with a designated driver, or share a Lyft with friends, as parking can be challenging around York Boulevard.

Mayhem Miller hosts Brunch Service at The Abbey
Mayhem Miller hosts Brunch Service | Photo: The Abbey, Facebook

Brunch Service - The Abbey

From its humble beginnings as a simple coffee shop, everyone is welcome at The Abbey, now known as the “Best Gay Bar in the World,” subsequently earning the L.A. icon its own reality show. Why not celebrate with a Drag Brunch? Hosted by Jonnie Reinhart, Brunch Service is served from 1-3pm and includes an amazing cast that performs throughout the beautiful venue. The menu is chock full of traditional brunch offerings and salads, boasting a bar selection that includes a tasty Bloody Mary. Hit the gym later and stay for dessert, the pies are not to be missed.

Weekend Drag Hamburger Mary's 2021
Weekend Drag Brunch at Hamburger Mary's. Courtesy Instagram, @hamburgermarysweho

Hamburger Mary's

This bar and grille chain gives you plenty of opportunities to grub with your favorite queen. If it's not brunch on Saturdays and Sundays for bottomless mimosas, but proper evening dining with the divas, head over to their website to reserve their 7PM shows on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. All CDC regulations are strictly enforced, and you'll pay a $6 show fee applied to your check.

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Eat It! Brunch at the Redline

Join host Rubella Spreads every Sunday for Eat It! and enjoy a rotating cast of LA's varied queer performers. Reservations can be made by messaging @redlinedtla on Instagram for either the 11:00AM or 1:30PM show. $5 cover (added to bill) and max tables of 4.

Drag Queen Story Hour
Photo: Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

For kids and kids at heart, there's a new creative book and art activity in town, "where playing dress up is real." The Drag Queen Story Hour, created by feminist author and performance artist, Michelle Tea (and Radar Productions), is a regular event for the 6-and-under-set normally on the fourth Saturday of even numbered months at 11am in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room. Due to the pandemic, in-person story hour is on hiatus, but you can catch the series on YouTube, featuring local drag queens Amber Crane, Pickle and Tony Soto.