VIDEO: Drag Queens and Opera Divas belt it out at LBO’s first ‘UnGala’

From Psycadella Facade to Jewels, Hamburger Mary’s on a Sunday evening was expectedly teeming with the best in drag, but also… perhaps less expectedly, singers from Long Beach Opera. It was all for a fundraising event for the local performing arts company, a fresh take on the stuffy, annual gala, where instead of a black tie occasion, drag queens and opera divas teamed up to give performances that the liquored-up, buffet-filled crowd seemed to absolutely relish (including the chocolate cake).

Read more about LBO’s ‘Ungala’ initiative here.

A fresh take on the stuffy fundraising gala: Long Beach Opera’s Divalicious Drag-Off


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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.