Solstice: a Summertime Drag Brunch & Fundraiser
Solstice: a Summertime Drag Brunch & Fundraiser
On June 25th, join us for Solstice: a Summertime Drag Brunch and Fundraiser for BreakOUT! , an organization providing resources to queer and trans* youth and young adults of color in the New Orleans area. 25% of total ticket sales will be going to this fantastic organization, which you can read more about below. This donation is made possible through our legitimately incredible sponsors, One Hope Wine and Gayborhood (info on each below).
We're serving bottomless (!!!) mimosas, a four-course brunch, and this time we've got not three but FOUR drag superstars bringing two numbers each. That's a lot of drag, y'all. Check out the full menu below as well as a bit more about the performers and the organizations we’re partnering with for this event!
Tickets will increase in price as more are sold. With 60 available seats, the first 20 will be $45, the second 20 will be $50, and the final 20 will be $55.
11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 25th at 1225 Mandeville Street in the Marigny.
She's bending limbs & gender all over town, and it’s honestly got us concerned for Grace Jones because like… Franky is coming for her gigs. This queen’s stage presence will have you literally cowering in awe, desperately apologizing and begging forgiveness for something you’re not even sure you did.
She was the winner of Tumblr’s Drag Race Cycle 7, she was crowned Miss Appletini 2017, and now she’s coming to serve you some gagworthy brunch magic. One of the most talented looks queens in town, Ms. Contraire is a mistress of seduction, illusion, elusion, and allusion.
Don’t blink or you might miss her. Slenderella is a pop punk princess with a style somewhere between Victoria’s Secret and Coyote Ugly, just way more popular and entertaining than both combined. She’s the hostess and producer of the wildly popular monthly drag show Rips ‘N Tits at Bud Rips and love her or hate her, she’s coming for your dads.
& hosted by Dede Onassis
Once again recently widowed following yet another untimely death of a husband, Theodora Onassis (or Dede, as her bosom buddies would call her) is ready to share her grief with the world by singing some of Broadway’s boldest ballads. A skilled chanteuse who hasn’t worked a day in her life, Ms. Onassis is a regular contributor to both Bella Blue’s Whiskey & Rhinestones and the Society of Sin’s Talk Nerdy to Me burlesque revues, as well as a teacher at the New Orleans School of Burlesque.
Sunday, June 25th. 11:30am. 1225 Mandeville St. in the Marigny. Reservations for parties of 6 - 8 are available once all members of the party have purchased a ticket. To request a reserved table please contact us at email@example.com with the names of the folks in your table at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Check out images from our last brunch, below, as well as more info about the menu & our partners.
BreakOUT! envisions a city where transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer youth of color can live without fear of harassment and discrimination. The organization seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans.
BreakOUT! aims to build on the rich cultural tradition of resistance in the South to protect LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 directly impacted by the criminal justice system through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs. Join their email list for updates on events and fundraisers benefitting the organization.
One Hope Wines
ONEHOPE creates delightful products that inspire people to indulge and do good, having donated over $2 million to charitable events and organizations so far. You’ll be enjoying their sparkling wine at this brunch! Read more about the One Hope Foundation and check out some key points about this amazing company below.
Products – Award-winning wine, gourmet coffee, and memorable gifts.
Community – Our inspired community of Cause Entrepreneurs help spread the ONEHOPE message and make an income while making an impact.
Vineyard, Estate, and Winery – ONEHOPE Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley. Our future winery will consist of a tasting room and private estate accessible to ONEHOPE shareholders.
Honeycomb – The world’s first social impact software connecting business and philanthropy to make the world a sweeter place
Gayborhood is the ultimate guide to finding LGBTQ friendly business near you. Use their website or app to find LGBTQ friendly business for everything from dinner to pet care to education.
While Gayborhood has been around since 2010, they’ve been working the community for over 2 decades, having founded one of the first Gay Community Yellow Pages in the United States. They work with thousands of businesses from the usual bars and restaurants, to doctors, real estate agents, and attorneys to help make sure that no matter what service you are looking for, you can be sure to find it on Gayborhood.
Check out images from our last brunch Sprung below, and click here for the full recap.