“Just Another Drag Show or Whatever” is slated to be full of international drag royalty and laughs for days.

Are you a Reykavík local with nothing to do this Friday night? Maybe you’re a tourist visiting the island and surfing the web for queer things to do while you’re here. Well, you’re in luck because three amazing, internationally renowned drag queens are blessing us with their presence this Friday. It’s like if the queen of England, Beyonce and one of the Spice Girls were performing. Anyways, buckle in and keep your credit card handy because it’s about to get drag-tastic up in here!

No really, what are your plans this Friday night? If you would ask me any other week I’d probably reply with the usual “oh… uh, I’m not sure yet” response that really means I plan on staying home alone in my sweatpants and having a threesome with my two favorite boys: Ben & Jerry.
HOWEVER, this Friday is a bit different. This Friday, international drag royalty is visiting the lovely little frozen rock we call home and it’s time to step our kitty girls up to the box office to be razzled and dazzled by these stunningly stellar queens.
I’ve interviewed drag queens Jackie and Sherry to get a little insider information on what to expect from “Just Another Drag Show or Whatever.” From all the Tee they spilled, I can promise you it’ll be way more than just another show, or whatever…

Here’s the Tee:

What: “Just Another Drag Show, or Whatever”
Who: RPDR All Stars Season 2 winner Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, drag superstar and legend Jackie Beat, international drag darling Sherry Vine, drag queen of Iceland GóGó Starr, Deff Star, Miss Mokki, and last but not least queen of clubs Miss Gloria Hole.
Where: Gamla Bíó, Ingólfsstræti 2, 101 Reykjavík
When: Friday, 22 March 2019 @ 21:00 – 00:00
Meet and Greet with the queens 19:30 – 20:30
Doors open for general admission 20:30
How: Buy tickets here at tix.is, or snag a last minute one at the Gamla Bio box office!
Why: Well… why not? C’est la vie, right?

This is a show you will not want to miss hunty! Seriously, why watch RuPaul’s Drag Race at home on Netflix like every other night when you can see these queens in the flesh! Behold their majesty as they tickle your funny bones. Inhale the deep aroma that only comes from years of sticky club performances radiating body-ody-ody. Feast your eyes on jaw dropping lewks and mugs painted for the gods!

MEET THE QUEENS

JACKIE BEAT + SHERRY VINE

Sherry Vine and Jackie Beat are drag icons, reuniting in a no-holds-barred, down ‘n’ dirty, anything goes BATTLE OF THE BITCHES!
Watch as the dynamic drag duo that the New York Times called “the Laurel & Hardy of drag” take each other on, song by filthy, filthy song! Blindly picking their topic from a hat, each determined diva will belt out one of her world famous, sick ‘n’ twisted song parodies. Whether the topic is politics, penises, or poop these gorgeous gals will have the perfect parody to present!

Sherry Vine

A Bit About Sherry

1. How would you describe your drag style and how it differs from other queens?
“My drag style is Hooker Barbie! I’ve always wanted Sherry to be a Vegas showgirl.”
2. To the children out there, how would you describe your performance to someone who knew nothing about drag? (Let’s hope there are some cherries to pop in the audience)
“I’m a live singing comedy queen. I take pop songs and destroy them with filthy, hilarious lyrics!”
3. What’s something in your wardrobe that screams your signature style?
“A hot pink, extremely tight spandex Band-Aid dress.”
4. Who’s your favorite queen on the latest season of RPDR?
“Well, I’m biased towards the NYC queens; Honey, Sugah and Scarlet.”
5. How do you think RPDR has shaped, changed, or influenced the world of drag?
“It’s opened drag up to the masses and helped make it a legitimate art form in the USA. But please remember, there was drag before Drag Race, lol.”

A Bit About the Show
1. What are you most excited for coming to Iceland?
“Hot Icelandic men! Just kidding- I’ve never been and it’s on the top of my list. So I am very excited!”
2. Is it your first time visiting our little arctic island?
“Yes!”
3. How underrated do you think the Icelandic drag scene is?
“I don’t know yet. I started following some of the queens on Instagram and can’t wait to meet them. They seem crazy. Plus DeTox said she loves the girls there.”
4. When did you first get introduced to the Icelandic drag scene?
“When that bitch Gloria asked me to come. LOL – love her!”
5. Without revealing too much, tell us what we should expect from the show.
“I can guarantee lots of laugh and insanity. Jackie and I have been performing together for almost 30 years and we are gonna bring it all to Iceland!”

Jackie Beat

A Bit About You

1. How would you describe your drag style and how it differs from other queens?
“I’m a clown, but I’d like to think I am a glamorous clown! I am not about “passing” or being “fishy.” If you want to see a real girl, go to the mall!”
2. To the children out there, how would you describe your performance to someone who knew nothing about drag? (Let’s hope there are some cherries to pop in the audience)
“I always say if you’re blind, then you will get my hilarious live song “parodies. If you are deaf, you will get my gorgeous but campy look. If you happen to be blessed with both sight and hearing, you are really in for a treat!”
3. What’s something in your wardrobe that screams your signature style?
“Probably the leopard print pantsuit. It’s fabulous but also comfortable. Like me!”
4. Who’s your favorite queen on the latest season of RPDR?
“I really love both Scarlet Fever and Silky Nutmeg Ganache… So essentially the skinniest and the fattest!”
5. How do you think RPDR has shaped, changed, or influenced the world of drag?
“It’s a double-edged sword. It has made it more popular, but at what expense? I think it’s great that now everybody is enjoying drag, but it was more fun when it was a little more underground.”

If you’d like tickets to this fabulous show, click the link here or here.
To learn more about Sherry, click here or here.
To learn more about Jackie, click here or here.
If you don’t know what drag even is, oh child get to google right away.

The Hamburger Factory
- gourmet burgers

Ok. You’re in Iceland. Most likely for the first time.

You will probably bathe in the Blue Lagoon and take a road trip to Gullfoss and
Geysir. That’s all well and good. But neither Geysir’s nor waterfalls are
something you eat. That’s why we have 15 brilliant and creative hamburgers at
The Hamburger Factory. And they are all perfectly square. Don’t miss out on
Iceland’s most beloved hamburgers.

The Hamburger Factory is Iceland’s most innovative gourmet burger chain.
Packed with burger-craving customers since it’s opening in 2010, among the
regulars is Iceland’s best known fisherman, Eric Clapton. In our restaurants we
welcome tourists with our newspaper like menu and smiley service. They are
packed with fun items and memorable connections to Icelandic pop culture.

Locations:

Omnom Chocolate
- award-winning chocolate maker

    Omnom Chocolate is an Icelandic craft chocolate company based in Reykjavík. We produce handcrafted chocolate from organic cacao beans sourced ethically and sustainably. We’ve developed direct relationships to create premium chocolate with fine flavor cacao beans.

    Our creative flavors are carefully crafted by meticulous chocolate makers. The cacao beans are roasted, winnowed, ground, and refined into melty-smooth chocolate.

    Omnom’s process is one of constant exploration, invention, and experimentation. If it doesn’t please us, if something isn’t absolutely delicious, there’s no reason to be doing it. So, we always start with our taste buds and follow our instincts. Our team searches for the finest ingredients in the world and new ways to improve chocolate. This obsession with knowing where our ingredients come from has led us around the corner to dairy farms in the Icelandic countryside and all the way to rainforest cacao farms of Nicaragua.

    In only a few short years, we’ve grown from our 50 sq. m. petrol station space and become an award-winning chocolate maker. Now, with our headquarters in 101 Reykjavík, our chocolate is sent out around Iceland and all over the world.

    At the end of the day, our goal is to make chocolate.

     

    Alfred’s Apartments
    - gay owned an operated

      Alfred’s Apartments and Alfred’s Studios is a gay operated and owned accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik.

      Alfred’s Apartments offers spacious apartments at a good price located just around the corner from Laugavegur shopping street. You can choose the apartment starting from a Small Studio for 2 persons to a large One-bedroom Apartment with balcony for 5 persons.

      Their staff will ensure your comfort during the stay and provide the most updated information about the city, gay and night life in Reykjavik.

      Each apartment has a private bathroom with a shower, fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Guests can buy groceries at the local grocery store 50 meters from the apartments. Because of their very central location, numerous shops, restaurants and cafés are available in the surrounding area. The Church of Hallgrimur is located 350 m from the apartments, a tourist agency is just 50 m away and the nearest gay bar is less than 5 minutes walking distance.

      Laekur hostel
      In the hostel we have dorms for 4-8 persons with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. The rooms are furnished with free internet, lockers, and a USB charger by each bed. The beds have linen provided and you can rent a towel in the cafe on the ground floor for 5 EUR.

      All the dorms are mixed with both genders. You can also book a whole room with 4-8 bunker beds.

      Blue Lagoon
      - a world of wonder

      Named by National Geographic as one of the 25 Wonders of the World, the Blue Lagoon is a shimmering expanse of warmth, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Its unique geothermal seawater comes from 2000 meters within the earth where sea and fresh water converge in a tectonic frontier of porous lava and searing heat. Propelled by extreme pressure, the water ascends to the earth’s surface, emerging enriched with silica, algae, and minerals: the elements that endow Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater with its radiant, healing properties.

      From its humble beginnings in the shadows of a geothermal power plant, Blue Lagoon has evolved into a world of wonder, now encompassing a hotel, a restaurant, a luxury lounge, a renowned line of skin care, a research center, in-water massage, and a wealth of spa and refreshment facilities.

      Achieving harmony with the volcanic landscape of Iceland’s Reykjanes lava plain, the lagoon and its surrounding architecture embody the unification of the man-made and the natural, and adhere to the highest principles of sustainability.

      Blue Lagoon. A wonder of the world. A world of wonder.

      Whales of Iceland
      - larger than life

      Whales of Iceland is the largest whale exhibition in Europe (and perhaps even the world), where guests can learn about the giants of the sea in a calm and modern environment. The permanent exhibition features whales like guests have never seen them before. It is truly a giant experience.

      Landsbankinn
      - leading financial institution

      Landsbankinn is a leading Icelandic financial institution. It offers a full range of financial services and is the market leader in the Icelandic financial service sector with the largest branch network.

      The present bank was established on 7 October 2008 but the history of its predecessor dates back to 1886. The bank is owned by the National Treasury of Iceland, which holds 98.2% of its share capital, and other shareholders who own 1.8%.

      Landsbankinn’s strategy is to provide comprehensive financial services that meet customer’s needs. It emphasizes providing exemplary service to customers, developing e-banking for their convenience, increasing the efficiency of support functions, modernizing its technology and ensuring effective utilization of its balance sheet.

      The bank’s vision is to be exemplary and its role is to be a trusted financial partner.

      Special emphasis is placed on promoting a performance-oriented culture in the bank. To follow up on the implementation of this strategy, the bank has defined key goals which are measured regularly to determine progress. These goals include, for example, customer satisfaction and loyalty, profitability, cost efficiency and the correlation between risk appetite and employee satisfaction.

      Landsbankinn wishes to lead the development of a sustainable society in Iceland by integrating economic, social and environmental concerns in its operations. The Bank aims to ensure that both its owners and society at large benefit from its activities.

      It intends to achieve this aim by building solid infrastructure and a strong team of 1.100 employees, by listening to its customers and by respecting and encouraging its employees to actively participate in their community. Landsbankinn was a founding member of Festa, a Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, and is a member of the UN Global Compact.

      Landsbankinn has been a proud sponsor of the Reykjavik Pride since it was first celebrated in Iceland.

      Dohop
      - get inspired

      Dohop allows people to find the cheapest flights available with just one click. Founded in Reykjavik in 2004, it is the only Icelandic company of its kind and quickly became the go-to tool for finding cheap flights among the locals. Dohop finds the best deals among hundreds of different airlines and online travel agencies, to make sure that the user is getting the cheapest price. Dohop also offers hotel and car rental search engines, so users can make all of their travel bookings from a single website.

      Dohop‘s specialty is finding so-called “self-connect” flight options, which can save travelers money by booking a ticket through two or more different airlines. The ability to look for these self-connect option is what sets Dohop apart from its competition, as it can save people hundreds of dollars on certain routes.

      More recently, Dohop has developed a unique product called Dohop Go!, which allows users to check for the cheapest available flights from their home airport. This tool is perfect for those who are looking for travel inspiration but are not willing to overpay for their flight ticket. Dohop Go! is now available in the Dohop Flights App, both for Android and iOS, along with its traditional flight, hotel, and car search engines. “

      Macland
      - for all your Apple needs

      From starting out as a proper startup with only a good idea and the need to change things, to becoming an established company with 6 employees. Starting from scratch and expanding organically has allowed us to love our expansion and take our customers on the ride with us.

      Macland is located at Laugavegur 23 (101, Downtown Reykjavik)
      For all your Apple needs. We are here.

      Aurora Reykjavik
      - northern lights center

        Aurora Reykjavik is a Northern Lights Center situated in downtown Reykjavík at the Old Harbor next to Icelandair Hotel Marina and Vikin Maritime Museum.

        Aurora Reykjavík is Iceland’s first educational and recreational Northern Lights Center where multimedia is used to explain when, why and how the Northern Lights work, with the highlights being large HD projection of the Aurora’s. We also share myths and legends about what our ancestor thought about those mystical lights.

        The Northern Lights Center is for all ages. Children are our favorite guests and we created the exhibition in a way that children can have a look freely and parents don’t have to worry about things being broken.

        Aurora Reykjavik offers a great selection of souvenirs that are designed and made by Icelanders along with nice little coffee corner, where you can enjoy free coffee and tea while browsing through the souvenirs or just planning your next step.

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        Ísey skyr
        - once tasted never forgotten

        Our Story
        Once upon a time, 1,100 years ago in fact, Nordic settlers began arriving in Iceland. They brought with them the skills and knowledge for producing skyr. As time passed, the know-how and recipe for this nutritious food slowly faded out elsewhere in the Nordic region. Luckily, the Icelandic skyr-making tradition continued.

        For centuries, Icelandic skyr formed a cornerstone of the national diet, helping to keep people strong in living conditions that were often harsh. On family farms countrywide, it was the women who nurtured this dairy and passing on both the recipe and the original Icelandic skyr cultures from mother to daughter.

        Ísey skyr builds on this remarkable legacy. It was some of those very same women, the recipients of their mothers’ expertise, who, around 90 years ago, taught Icelandic dairy scientists the art of skyr-making. The production process is more high-tech these days, and the quality standards more rigorous. However, the basic recipe and the use of original cultures to ferment the skimmed milk remain the same. Protein rich, fat-free, creamy and delicious – Ísey skyr is as relevant to consumers now as it was all those centuries ago.
        This is our secret and you are in on it

        You can read more about Ísey skyr on our website.

        Núðluskálin
        - noodle bar

        Núðluskálin is a small gay owned and operated fusion noodle bar.

        All of our courses are individually made from fresh ingredients and therefore highly customisable.
        We offer fully Vegan versions of all courses.
        Though originally a take-away we now seat over 30 people.

        Núðluskálin is located right in the heart of Reykjavík on Skólavörðustígur 8 (street leading up to the big Church) near the junction with Laugavegur (main street).

        Seatours
        - adventure cruise

        Ferry Baldur – the gate to the West fjords
        and VikingSushi Adventure – Bird & Nature watching Tour for everyone all year around

        The “VikingSushi Adventure” is the right boat tour for travelers who are adventurous and want to experience something new – close up to the nature seafood simply doesn’t come fresher than this! The archipelago area of the Breidafjordur Bay always surprises her visitors during winter or summer with spectacular sights. Where else you get to try delicious fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean served with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger.

        600x400-seatours-tasting

        This old volcanic area, characterized by the typical basalt formations of the islands, is the home of countless birds. Here you will also find the strongest currents in Iceland. The VikingSushi Tour takes roughly two hours and our captain is also the tour guide.

        600x400-seatours

        The VikingSushi Tour is a true adventure through incredible nature which should not be missed by any traveler to West Iceland.

        Birds, possible to spot:
        -puffins (from the middle of April until the middle of August)
        -eider ducks
        -shags
        -kittiwakes
        -fulmars
        -white-tailed eagle

        The car ferry Baldur is the bridge to the West fjords via the island Flatey
        Ferry Baldur crosses Breidafjordur Bay daily from Stykkisholmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to Brjanslaekur in the north. A ferry ride considerably shortens the route between the south and mid-west of the country and the West Fjords region. It also gives you the opportunity to experience a floating restaurant.

        Take a stopover at the charming island Flatey when you are crossing the bay or go to a day tour to Flatey and back to Stykkishólmur. At Flatey are no cars allowed and between the houses of the 18th century you get the feeling of a journey back in time.

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