Arts & Entertainment

Drag Night

2018 Winner: #NoFilter at Jacques Cabaret

Photo Credit: J So Photo


Now that the hit VH1 show RuPaul’s Drag Race dangles dreams of mainstream stardom, many younger, TV-reared queens are ditching drag’s history of subversive live performance art to cultivate pretty and polished social media personas. But the monthly Monday edition of this show refuses to play it safe, thanks to kooky themes (like “Conspiracy Theories” and “Carbs vs. Proteins”) and particularly bold performers—including Violencia Exclamation Point and Emphysema Menthol One-Hundreds—who stay true to drag’s unabashedly alternative roots. Long may they reign.

#NoFilter at Jacques Cabaret

79 Broadway, Boston • (617) 426-8902