- A virtual Quebec drag show is happening tonight, March 17, at 8 p.m. and you're not doing to want to miss it.
- What better way to spend two hours of your self-quarantine?
- Help support local artists during this difficult time!
At a time when precautionary measures require us to avoid going out, artists, local businesses and workers must find creative ways to continue to earn a living — even if they depend on audience participation. To do so, many have turned to the online world. And this is the case for the group of artists who are offering a virtual Quebec drag show tonight.
That's right, if you've finished every season of RuPaul's Drag Race already, and you find yourself missing such form of entertainment — these drag queens are not going to let you down. And the best part is, they're going to keep our spirits up from the comfort of their own homes, too.
In order to raise funds and make a little profit while the bars and clubs where they usually perform are closed, members of Quebec's drag community have organized a virtual performance for us — and all contributions are voluntary.
So, it's from their homes that these queens will perform numbers for your entertainment. Talk about the proper way to practice social distancing!
An Indiegogo account has been set up for this virtual show, and the profits will be divided among the participating drag queens.
So really — it's a win-win situation for everyone! You have a live show to listen to tonight, you get a better insight into the local drag scene, and these queens can still work and make money despite the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The flamboyant Rita Baga will be volunteering to take care of the animation of the show, and about fifteen drag queens are on the program.
To take part, all you have to do is make a donation and present yourself on the event's Facebook page before the show, which starts at 8 p.m.
Virtual Drag Show
Cost: Any donations are accepted
When: Tuesday, March 17 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Online here.
Why you need to watch: To cheer on local drag artists and to have a good way to kill two hours of your self-quarantine.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, you can read about them.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.