Every Sunday at the Palmz
(Upstairs at The Carlton Club)
193 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
After their sell out first date, we sat down with our girl Karen From Finance to chat about Drag Brunch at the Palms.
What gave you the idea to start Drag Brunch at the Palms?
My partner and I went over to the states earlier this year for RuPaul’s Drag Con. Everywhere we went we saw posters for Drag Brunches at basically every bar. I was lucky enough to be asked to perform at one in Minneapolis and it was one of the most enjoyable gigs I have ever been to. It’s a great way to enjoy some shows, have a few drinks, and not be surrounded by all the other stuff that comes with late night clubbing. Sunshine – mimosas – drag shows – they just go hand in hand!
Tell us a bit about your sisters who join you every Sunday
We’re so lucky to have the cast that we have. All of the girls are so different and they each bring something truly special to the brunch. Polly Filla is so much fun. Her acts are always high energy and she really knows how to work the rooftop. Then there’s Art Simone. Art is one of the most unique and creative drag artists around, and her numbers are always so calculated and enchanting. Jessica James brings some really awesome old school comedy to the table, and can have you rolling on the floor in stitches with nothing more than the jolt of her upper lip. We also have Jemima Handful joining us as special guest whenever myself or one of the other girls are away. She brings the high energy high kicks and splits and death drops that Drag Brunches are famous for. Jemima just tears the house down!
Your first show was sold out, how did it go?
Yes, we sold our first show out! Honestly, whether there’s 20 people or 100 people – the brunches are so fun. But having a sell out for our launch just brought the best energy to the rooftop. The sun was shining and we just had the best day. Apparently our crowd could be heard from across the city!
What’s included in the ticket price?
So the ticket is capped at $55. That includes reserved table seating, A La Carte brunch, 3 mimosas each, access to our fresh fruit, bircher muesli and yoghurt buffet, 2 fabulous drag shows, photo opportunities with all the girls, as well as a take home gift from us. Even the booking fee is included in the ticket price! $55 is the most you’ll pay, and you won’t even have to touch your wallet/purse on the day – unless you want a few extra cocktails from the specials list!
And you’re running until December 17th?
We run every Sunday until December 17. We’re going to take a few weeks off for Chrissie and then we are planning a big return in 2018. Fingers crossed!
How do I get tickets?
You can get tickets through my website at www.karenfromfinance.com/dragbrunch
Tickets will remain on sale until 5pm of the Friday prior to each brunch.
There you have it, the perfect excuse to get you out of bed on a Sunday for a lovely roof top afternoon. Get yourself some sunshine, enjoy a few cocktails and join in the fun with Karen and her sisters! Get your tickets now from www.karenfromfinance.com/dragbrunch