It’s just a silly game. It's outrageous. It's funny. It's DRAG BINGO. Drag Bingo generates income benefiting the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina through admission ticket sales, bingo cards and food sales. Drag Bingo also solicits funds through sponsorships – making it possible for one hundred percent of monies raised at the event to go straight to the Alliance. Games typically sell out in one week. All prizes won at DRAG BINGO are donated by generous businesses in the community. The Drag/Gay Bingo craze began in Seattle, and additional games are springing up in Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Proceeds fund direct care services for people living with AIDS or HIV, education for people at risk and prevention programs. The theme for this evening is "Be My Valentine." DRAG BINGO captures the spirit of the diverse group of people that turn out each month to find fun, friendship and fulfillment. The show/games weave together the amusing traditions of the game (everyone must stand whenever "O-69" is called) as well as the many unique personalities and characters associated with the event. Among the many participants viewers will meet are: ”Mary K. Mart”, the hostess, who comes up with monthly themes, builds that night’s show schedule and navigates the game's emotional current from seriousness to hilarity. John Paul Womble, co-host, who by day is the Director of Development and Public Relations of the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. The Bingo Verifying Divas (BVDs), including, "Winnie Baygo", “Tequilla Rose”, “Minnie Mart”, "Miss Diagnosed", "Eunyce Raye", "Champagne Bubbles", "Ivana Vodka", "Kiki Rodriguez", "Lady Bumbles", "Sierra Nevada", "Rodessa Roadhard", and "Sierra Leone" draw fans with their breathtaking costumes and monumental hair extravaganzas. The BVDs sell bingo cards, concessions and help verify bingo winners.
Note: RSVPing "yes" does not guarantee you a spot -- you must purchase your own ticket. Advance tickets are $17.00 for General Admission, and $17.00 at the door on the night of the show. I strongly suggest advance purchase, as Drag Bingo often sells out prior to the night of the event. If you plan on purchasing tickets at the door, get there early to avoid the waiting list. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets go on sale for this event on Jan. 8. You may purchase tickets in advance, and your seating will be guaranteed until 7:30pm. The doors open at 6:00pm The show begins at 7:00pm Advance Tickets Advance tickets are available for purchase at these locations: Raleigh This Just In Consignments 1526 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608 Passage Consignment Shoppe 1924 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608 Quail Ridge Books 3522 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27607 Durham Regulator Bookshop 720 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705 Chapel Hill Cameron's University Mall Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Cherry Pie 1819 Fordham Boulevard Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Food: The on-site concession offers a Veggie Burger Special that includes a Veggie Burger, chips, a sweet treat and a drink for $5.00. You are not expected to show up in drag yourself (but no one will stop you if you wish to!). This event is being cross-posted with several other meetup groups. We are reserving seats -- look for the "Mixed Meetup" table(s) at the event. Our mixed group will likely include veg and non-veg gay, straight and bi men and women. Adult guests of any persuasion are welcome.
The RSVP deadline for this event is set for Weds, 2/9 at 9 AM because if we don't use all or our reserved seats, we need to release them so that they'll be available for other folks. So, please RSVP by then (and purchase your advance ticket) if you plan to join us! more info: