Drag Shows Don't DRAG in Palm Springs!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

You may not know it... but some of the best Drag shows in the country can be found in the Palm Springs area!  There are more than 50 drag artists that work in the desert-- mostly for tips or just for fun! 

Most artists offer a G-rated shows, impersonating Carol Channing, Barbara Streisand, Eartha Kitt, Julie Andrews, Celine Dion or the new favorite Lady Gaga.  Many do their own singing, or combine it with lip-syncing and are popular with both straight and gay audiences.

Bella da Ball, one of Palm Springs' high-profile Drag show promoters, says that they get alot of Australians, Germans, and Canadians at their shows. Bella, who hosts a Tuesday night dinner revue featuring drag and cabaret acts, says at least 10 nightclubs or restaurants present shows featuring men performing in female costumes.  Bella also is a regular on my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs Area on facebook, and posts news about upcoming events!

Local Palm Springs Drag Shows:

The Bella da Ball Dinner Revue, 7:30 Tuesdays at Azul Tapas Lounge, 369 n. Palm Canyon Dirve, Palm Springs.  Free! Info:  760-325-5533.

Cafe Palette, Monday night shows featuring Jersey Shore return August 1st.  315 East Arenas Road, Palm Springs.  Info: 760-322-9264.

Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, Sundays at noon and 1pm, the Brunchettes perform. 415 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.  Info: 760-778-6279.

Hunter's Nightclub, Sunday evenings tossed Salad performs; The first Saturday of every month 4pm, the Troupers perform.  302 Arenas road, Palm Springs.  Info:  760-323-0700

Shakerz Bar & Grill, Nicky performs as Carol Channing with no lip-syncing. 301 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.  Info:  760-320-2870.

Rainbow Bar and Grill, 216 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.  760-325-3989.

Toucan's Tiki Lounge:  Sundays 8pm and 10pm, the Playgirls Drag Revue on stage!  2100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.  Info:  760-416-7584.

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

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Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL
Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL

Kathy, This sounds like fun!  Enjoy your weekend. 

Jul 23, 2011 11:16 PM #1
Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene

I shall have to come over to watch one of these, Kathy.  Should be a hoot.

Jul 24, 2011 12:10 AM #2
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

I have been to a couple of drag shows. Nothing like guys that make better looking chicks then real women and no cellulite either! Its just not fair!LOL

Jul 24, 2011 12:23 AM #3
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I have never been-- but Jane... we would have So much FUN!!  K

Jul 24, 2011 12:55 AM #4
Marco Giancola
Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Kathy-what are you waiting for!? They can be hilarious and I actually saw one by accident @ Hamburger Mary's last time I was in town visiting-very fun!

Jul 24, 2011 09:48 AM #5
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Those Queens are blessed with the best names!  "RuPaul's Drag Race" is one of my guilty pleasures.

Jul 24, 2011 11:40 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

Attending a drag show would be hilarious and not something you would ever even come close to in any other event.

Jul 24, 2011 12:18 PM #7
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

This sounds like lots of fun.  A long time ago I went to a few drag shows in Dallas in the Cedar Springs area.  It is the one place where Disco is still King... or rather... where Disco is Queen.  The shows they put on are incredible.

Jul 25, 2011 01:44 AM #8
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