Kick Off Holidays With 12 Drags of Christmas

Charity event will feature Pan Am star, drinks, silent auction and more.

For some, the holidays are a drag. That's not always a bad thing.

Royal Oak welcomes the festive 12 Drags of Christmas to kick off the season, and Pan Am and Detroit 1-8-7 star Erin Cummings will help by making a special appearance.

"If you are in Michigan and want to come to what is sure to be the wildest, funniest charity event of the holidays, join me in Royal Oak as we celebrate the 12 Drags of Christmas," she posted on Facebook.

Join Cummings and an all-star cast for the , which includes free drink samples, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more Dec. 4 . The event is hosted by , home of Drag Queen Bingo.

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, free samples of Hard Luck Candy Vodka and a silent auction to benefit Mittens for Detroit and the Ruth Ellis Center.

Mittens For Detroit has been warming hands and hearts since the organization was founded by Cummings in 2010. The charity aims to provide new, unused mittens and gloves to those in need – both children and adults – in metro Detroit.

The Ruth Ellis Center provides aid to runaway, homeless and at risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth. The center provides residential and drop-in programs.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and includes Saugatuck's September Murphy, Orlando's Trixie Deluxxe, Chicago's Lauren Jacobs, Toledo's Hershae Chocolattae and Michigan's first National Entertainer of the Year title holder Spacee Kadet. The cast include comedienne and drag superstar Miss Coco Peru, who will emcee the show.

, There Comes a Time... Dec. 4 at the venue.

Mike November 14, 2011 at 02:53 PM
In the last few months I have seen at least 4 events that feature " drag " this or that.. I have no problem with people who enjoy this but is it really that entertaining? It seems like they take every holiday or event has to add the drag twist to it around here . Even drag bingo? Is this really that popular? I lived all around the country in the last 30 years and have never seen a news publication so involved with the drag scene. Hot being hateful, only curiuos.
greg November 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Satisfy your curiosity Mike, by attending one of these events and you will have the answer as to why this genre of entertainment is so wildly popular. Its just plain darn good fun! Drag Queen Bingo at FIVE15 packs em in every weekend and is sold out for weeks in advance. All labels aside, you really dont know what your missing.
Jennifer M. Cline November 30, 2011 at 11:17 PM
I agree with Greg. If you are curious and enjoy a good laugh, take part in one of the "drag events." Drag queen bingo is one of the funniest experiences a person can have in Royal Oak. It's basically a comedy show mixed with some good ol' Bingo. Drag Queen Bingo is VERY popular. I've talked to people that have come from Saginaw and Toledo to experience the festivities. We are fortunate that Royal Oak is as accepting as it is. There are so many communities that would turn their heads at anything "out of the norm." Perhaps the other areas that you have lived in weren't quite as accepting, thus the news coverage on such topics wasn't as much? Royal Oak is a very colorful community and we work to ensure we cover every aspect of it.


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