THE LAST Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch

Sun Oct 15 2023 at 11:30 am to 01:00 pm

Hamburger Mary's | Dallas

Marsha Dimes
Publisher/HostMarsha Dimes
THE LAST Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch
Celebrate the legacy of this epic series of events with one FINAL Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch on 10/15 benefiting Uptown Players.
About this Event

After six incredible years of love, laughter, and fabulous drag performances, join us for THE LAST Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch! This October 15th, we invite you to celebrate with us and make this farewell brunch the grandest of them all.

Yes, you read that correctly. We're not pulling a Cher Farewell Tour. While we'll still produce some fabulous fundraisers, cruises, and events throughout the year, this is the final Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch.

?️Sunday, October 15

⏰Shows at 11:30AM & 2:30PM (doors open 30 mins prior)

?Hamburger Mary's Dallas

?Our Final Goal: $10,000 in One Day! ?

Since November 2017, we've raised roughly $240,000 for LGBTQ+ charities. For our farewell event, we're setting an ambitious goal: we aim to raise $10,000 in a single day to make it a cool quarter million dollars raised. This is roughly double what we normally raise. So, we need your help to make it happen. Every dollar you give during this event will directly Uptown Players, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity through theater and the arts. ?❤️

Ticket Info

For our final show, we've added more sponsorship/VIP tables. Tickets start at $15/seat.

NOTE: Tickets include admission only. Food and drinks are not included. All guests must be 21+. If you want to be seated in a group, please purchase tickets all under one name. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the start of the show, your table with be forfeited. NO outside food or drink. No refunds within 72 hours of the event. Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable.

A Short History - by Marsha Dimes

In 2017, Marsha Dimes agreed to compete in the Miss Big Thickette pagaent - the only pagaent that can be bought. Originally launched in the early 1990s to fund an emergency financial assistance program for those living with HIV/AIDS. Now, Miss Big Thickette raises money to support Prism Health North Texas to provide life-saving health care for the LGBTQ+ community. To raise money, Marsha gathered her friends and launched "Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch" at District 30 (where Sushi Axiom is now). Over the next few months, the event raised more than $10,000 and Marsha secured the title of 2018 Miss Big Thickette.

What started as a project to last a couple months continued - and people kept showing up!

By this time, the group of friends became titled themselves as the Sisters-in-Action and many of them started their own fundraising events.

We moved Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch to Cedar Spring Tap House in 2018, becoming one of the very few drag brunches on the Cedar Springs strip. We sold out our monthly or bi-monthly shows until February 2020. In March 2020, we turned virtual and produced some really low-quality Telethons (they're still on Facebook if you want to cringe), and people kept giving. Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch came back in person in 2022 and was delighted to be part of the regular rotation at Hamburger Mary's Dallas starting in 2023.

While we close the chapter on Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch, we still have many events to look forward too, including Marsha & Friends Annual Holiday Spectacular (Dec 9 @ The Rose Room), Queen of the Night (TBA 2023 @ The Rose Room), and Marsha & Friends Fabulous Cruise (Summer 2025).

Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch has been a pillar of our vibrant LGBTQ+ community, a space where glitter meets generosity, and where performances meet meaningful contributions. Over the years, we've proudly raised a staggering $240,000 for LGBTQ+ charities that have made a profound impact on countless lives.

Things to know about #marshasdragbrunch:
  • Doors open at 11am & 2pm
  • Shows begin promptly at 11:30am and 2:30pm
  • Tickets include admission only. Food and drinks are not included.
  • Bring your Dollars! 100% of everything you give supports charity. The queens have spent countless minutes putting on some makeup, memorizing a song, and wearing heels to raise money for an important charity. Please support them.
  • Guests should be 21+ years old
  • Some tables of 4 may be sat with other tables of 4 at a large table if necessary
  • Carpool or Uber/Lyft. If you plan to drink, we would highly recommend you Uber/Lyft.
  • Bring your appetite. Hamburger Mary's has a fabulous menu to help you enjoy the show. Don't forget to tip your servers generously.

Confirmed Performers include:
  • Marsha Dimes - Host
  • TBA
About Uptown Players

Uptown Players is one of the leading regional theaters in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and is providing an opportunity for a wide diversity of gender styles to come together and explore life choices through great theatre themes such as relationships, family, prejudice, and values. They offer diverse productions focusing on contemporary and alternative lifestyle themes that explore topics including diversity, relationships, family, prejudice, and values. We present plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically, strengthen cultural bridges with the LGBTQIA+ community, and create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts.

Founded in 2001, Uptown Players is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically and create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, and over 25 Theater Critics Forum Awards. Uptown Players has also been named the best theatre company by the Dallas Voice Readers and by the Dallas Observer and has been featured in D Magazine and on WFAA’s Daybreak and Good Morning Texas programs.

Uptown Players stands with acceptance and inclusivity in all communities. It is the priority at Uptown Players to give a clear voice to LGBTQIA+ artists and the rich stories they tell, to offer an inclusive platform for all artists and audiences, and to offer diverse productions that represent the life experiences of the entire LGBTQIA+ community.

​​​​​​​​​Uptown Players has presented several world premieres, including Gilligan’s Fire Island (2015), Redesigning Women (2013), Crazy Just Like Me (2011) and the stage adaptation of The Valley of the Dolls (2007), along with the United States premieres of the West End hit musical Soho Cinders (2014), and the Pet Shop Boys Musical Closer to Heaven (2010). Uptown Players was the first regional theater in the United States to present the Tony Award Winner The Boy from Oz and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal, following the closing of the Broadway productions. Each season, Uptown Players presents several regional premieres, including recent productions of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Legend of Georgia McBride, It Shoulda Been You, End of the Rainbow, The Nance, Catch Me If You Can, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and The Producers.

?Join us for a Fabulous Farewell! ?

Join us for a day of ✨glitter✨, glamour, and goodwill as we bid farewell to Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch in style. Let's make this last hurrah an unforgettable and meaningful experience for our LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Together, we can continue to make a difference. Get your tickets now, and let's show the world that love and liberation will always shine brightly! ??️‍??


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Hamburger Mary's, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, United States


USD 60.00 to USD 250.00

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