Baltimore Gears Up For A “Divine” Drag City Weekend

Four days of wigs and heels.

Baltimore gave us John Waters and Divine, and this weekend the town throws on its best party dress for Drag City Weekend. Festivities are planned throughout the city from the Inner Harbor to Mount Vernon. Here are some of our favorite picks:
 

History Is a Drag

Part carnival, part masquerade party, this gala offers drag queens, cocktails and historical re-enactors. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore National Heritage Area.
Thursday, April 20, 6pm. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Diva Dinner

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This riff on an upscale supper club includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and a drag show starring former Miss Gay Maryland pageant winners Sue Nami, Rebecca Blaqueout, Diamond, and Joanna Blue.
Friday, April 21, at 7pm. Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats at Hotel Indigo.

Miss Gay Maryland Pageant

Miss Gay Maryland

The official competition has everything you want in pageant: interviews, talent performances, and, of course, evening gowns.
Saturday, April 22, 7pm. Horseshoe Casino

 

Drag Brunch

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Baltimore’s weekly drag brunch goes all out this weekend with a $25 all-you-can-eat Latin-infused buffet and a show hosted by Brooklyn Heights and starring Iyana Deschanel, Sabrina White, and Jasmine Blue.
Sunday, April 23, 1:30 to 3pm. Points South Latin Kitchen

Mount Vernon Pride: LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour

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Mount Vernon is home to Baltimore’s Pride parade, as well as some of Charm City’s oldest gay bars and businesses. Volunteer historians lead this 90-minute walking tour of the area’s queer landmarks.
Sunday, April 23, 1:30 to 3pm. Meet at the Waxter Center

“Divine” at the American Visionary Art Museum

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John Waters’ muse has been immortalized in a larger-than-life sculpture by artist Andrew Logan on view at the American Visionary Art Museum. While you’re there, check out Logan’s other works on display: The outdoor Cosmic Galaxy Egg, inspired by the Hubble Telescope’s images of deep space; and his life-sized Icarus, which ascends and descends the museum’s central stairwell daily.
Ongoing at the American Visionary Art Museum
 

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