What better way is there to get into the festive spirit this Christmas than with a three-course dinner, a fabulous show and a bit of a boogie? Don’t give it too much thought because if you do, you’re going to miss out on Tinsel, a Christmas Drag Cabaret and Dinner hosted by Melbourne’s acclaimed contemporary and queer production house, Scratch Arts.
They’ve rounded up some friends, found a stunning venue just a strut from the CBD and decked it with all the Christmas cheer you need to power you through this holiday season.
The Tinsel Entertainment
Scratch Arts is the team behind the theatre productions at Burning Seed and Melbourne monthly performance art club night, Blankë Pop. For Tinsel, they’ve put together a jam-packed night of hilarious performances and a delicious Christmas-in-summer feast.
The entertainment will be provided by Vin Tagè, the drag face of Australia Post, as well as the finalist of Germany’s music show Fame Maker, Uff the Queen, and a couple of our favourite drag kings, the larrikins Dazza and Keif. They’re going to bring the house down, but if what these four have in store won’t be enough fun and frivolity for one night, then look out for Lou Hall.
The multi-award-winning comedian and creator of the Melbourne Comedy Festival sold-out show That One Time I Joined The Illuminati will have you in stitches with their genre-bending, politically savvy comedy. And for the boogie, DJ Jack Hardmën will be on the decks selecting the tracks to make you get down.
What’s Christmas without food?
Award-winning chef Jamie Donovan is the brains behind the menu. To start the show, guests will share a mix of entrees including a jazzed-up hummus, Panko crumbed mushroom arancini, and house tea-smoked salmon.
The main act is a summer feast of bites from around the world with the likes of slow-cooked beef brisket, tandoori chicken, polenta triangles served with a blue cheese sauce as well as a Middle Eastern grain salad with roast pumpkin, nuts and seeds. There will also be cheesy Mexican corn cobs to munch on before dessert is served and you’re eyeing up the chocolate and pecan pie and the pavlova cups.
Tinsel, a Christmas Drag Cabaret and Dinner will be hosted at Mission to Seafarers, just a short tram ride along Flinders Street in Docklands. The beautiful and historically-listed Spanish-style design of the space will add to the glitz and glam of the festivities for a night of entertainment you don’t want to miss.
Thankfully, Scratch Arts has peppered December with seven shows leading up to Christmas. Check out all the dates via the link below and make sure to grab yourself and your mates a ticket for some fabulous festive fun this Christmas.