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Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3
Eat North is pleased to announce that it will be bringing its unique concept Drags Benny, a lively pop-up drag brunch in support of Canadian Pride initiatives, to Saskatoon this May. The brunch will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, inside the much-celebrated Remai Modern on the city's riverfront.
The all-ages event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on May 5 with a morning cocktail and brunch canapé hour on the Remai Modern's second level atrium, followed by a multi-course brunch by Shift Restaurant inside the museum's beautiful event space. Talented bartenders on-site will also be serving up an innovative and vibrant brunch cocktails using Lucky Bastard Distillers spirits, which will draw inspiration from the drag artists taking the stage during brunch.
Headlining the final stop on our inaugural Drags Benny tour is the Chicago-based celebrity drag queen, Laila McQueen. The performer is best known for her appearance on season eight of the Emmy Award-winning reality competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Since her time on one of the world's most popular television shows, McQueen has become a favourite among Drag Race fanatics.
Canadian talents performing with Laila McQueen are Saskatoon drag queens Iona Whipp and China White as well as drag king Stony Mac and Winnipeg's Satina Loren.
The brunch will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of one-of-a-kind packages, such as a brunch for four at Shift Restaurant and more.
All proceeds from the 50/50 and auction will go towards Saskatoon Pride.
VIP tickets start at $80 (also includes premium seating, limited edition Laila McQueen illustrated print and a VIP meet-and-greet experience with McQueen and local performers).
Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter using the brunch series hashtag #dragsbenny and tagging @eatnorth, @remaimodern and @shiftresto.
Eat North is an online platform that aims to tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the people behind it. Since its inception, Eat North has been encouraging Canadians to look in their own backyards for outstanding homegrown ingredients or dishes, informing the rest of the world that the Canadian food scene is more than just maple syrup, poutine and ketchup-flavoured potato chips and relating stories of why food matters to Canadians.