Woof at The RVT
On Wednesday (8 Aug) two of the UK’s finest drag kings, Chiyo and Benjamin Butch, present Woof – Redefining Sexy at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Described as a ‘smoking hot celebration of alternative/neo burlesque and drag serving sex and smut’, it will be a showcase for performers who do not fit the ‘cookie cutter’ image of the typical definition of sexy, including Chiyo, Benjamin, Rubyyy Jones, Rhys’ Pieces, Soraya Marchelle, Drag Idol finalist Zayn Phallic and more. £8 advance tickets are available from vauxhalltavern.co.uk
The White Swan turns 33
On Saturday 25 August – that’s August bank holiday weekend – the team at the White Swan will be throwing a mahoosive birthday bash to celebrate an incredible 33 years as a gay venue. This mega party will be hosted by the fab Saucy Sophie and will include a performance by Felix Le Freak, the winner of Drag Idol 2018. Advance tickets are on sale now at bjswhiteswan.com
Recon’s Fetish Cabaret
On Wednesday 15 August, from 7pm until midnight, the team from Recon will be bringing something new and exciting to the RVT with their Fetish Cabaret night. Everyone of every gender is welcome to experience shows by a host of amazing acts with Baby Lame, Marnie Scarlet, Dave The Bear, Roman Ackley and Maxim & Mercury. It’s £10 on the door, get more info at recon.com/events
Duke of Welly weekly quiz
If you are in Soho on Wednesday night then we recommend shimmying by the Duke of Wellington for their weekly quiz session that’s hosted by scene favourites Martha D’Arthur and Topsie Redfern on rotation. It’s a proper laugh, you can win cash or other ‘top’ prizes and it’s just £3 to enter.
Let’s Get Quizzical RuPaul special
We love the weekly quiz at the Two Brewers hosted by Boyz Award-winning Sum Ting Wong, it’s always a great fun night, and on Wednesday (8 Aug) the gang are presenting a RuPaul’s Drag Race themed special where you could win £100. So if you think you’re top bitch when it comes to Drag Race then sashay down to Clapham; it costs just £3 per person to enter.
Rush at the King’s Head Theatre
Rush by Willi Richards is on at the Kings Head Theatre from Tuesday (7 Aug) until Sunday. Three men of different ages struggle to achieve happiness in a complex, interwoven relationship that includes monogamy, turning a blind eye, and honesty. This fascinating work questions the underlying values of true love and relationships. Book tickets at kingsheadtheatre.com