Originally published in the San Antonio Current.
The Rey Lopez Birthday Bash is gathering 10 fan favorites from previous seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. An annual extravaganza known for its night-long drag performances and shenanigans, this year’s show will see the likes of season seven winner Violet Chachki, season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen and season 10 winner Aquaria (pictured), among others.
Not just a birthday party for the local nightlife promoter, the event celebrates the entire LGBTQ community. In June, Lopez told us, “I feel like I’ve made a lot of people happy bringing the [RuPaul’s Drag Race] girls down.”
As always, prepare to arrive early for the over-the-top red-carpet arrival as the queens make their way into the theater.
Local talent Toni Andrews hosts the opening ceremonies while Tencha La Jefa emcees and the Rey Lopez Entertainment Showgirls warm up the stage.
Rey Lopez Birthday Bash, Friday, July 27. Red carpet at 8 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m. Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. Tickets: $42-$57 at theaztectheatre.com.