Eat North presents Drags Benny Edmonton

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Eat North presents Drags Benny Edmonton

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm


Eat North is very happy 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 Edmonton next month. The brunch will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, inside the stunning Empire Ballroom at Edmonton’s Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.

The unique (ALL AGES) event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a morning cocktail and brunch canapé hour, sponsored by Eau Claire Distillery, followed by a three-course brunch, created by the Fairmont Macdonald’s executive chef, Mridul Bhatt. Creative bartenders on-site at the hotel have also created an imaginative brunch cocktail menu using Eau Claire Distillery spirits which will draw inspiration from the drag artists performing.

Headlining the drag performances for the afternoon is the Chicago-based celebrity performer, Laila McQueen. The performer rose to international fame after appearing on season eight of the Emmy Award-winning reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2016 and has since become a favourite among Drag Race fanatics.

Edmonton talents set to perform alongside Laila McQueen are drag queens Ivy League and JBR, Creme Brulee as well as Calgary’s Perla Coddington and Angelina Starchild.

The brunch will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of one-of-a-kind packages, such as exclusive overnight stay at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald with a brunch for two prepared by chef Bhatt, an Eau Claire Distillery liquor and tour package and more.

All proceeds from the 50/50 and auction will go towards Edmonton Pride.

General tickets are available for $70 (includes welcome cocktail, canapés, brunch and performances)

VIP tickets are available for $85 (also includes premium seating, limited edition Laila McQueen illustrated print and a VIP meet-and-greet experience with McQueen and local performers).

A limited amount of full tables (8 seats) are also available in each seating area and come with a savings of $40.

Join the conversation on social using the brunch series hashtags: #dragsbenny and #eatnorth.

Yes kitty girls, it’s going to be a TIME.

See you there!



Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 100 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N6 Canada
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(780) 424-5181
Edmonton Pride Festival Society
PO Box 95043
Whyte PO
Edmonton, AB T6E 0E5
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