Lips, Atlanta’s ultimate drag show palace, is celebrating five fabulous years this Christmas with a brand new “Holiday Spectacular Show.” The merry mayhem takes place every Wednesday at 7:30pm through the month of December.
“It’s a holly jolly, sprinkling, and twinkling kinda show,” promises Edie Cheezburger, who stars as one of the Dragettes in the Vegas-style show. “We perform everyone’s favorite holiday classics but jazz ’em up as only a true Christmas queen can!”
Lips Atlanta has a lot to celebrate in 2018. “We are five,” proclaims an exuberant Yvonne Lame’. She and investors Michael Pacca, Edward LaFaye, Mitch Albert, Paul Galluccio, and Robert DeBenedictis opened the Buford Highway dining experience five years ago, basing it on the NYC eatery they had opened fifteen years earlier.
“We’re not surprised by our enormous success,” she continues. “Atlanta loves the uniqueness of the Lips experience. We are more than a stage show. We are over-the-top glamorous fun!”
It’s true. Glam does take center stage at Lips and not just at Christmas, but every day of the year. The red-and-gold dining room features huge chandeliers, lush fabrics, and revolving disco balls. Wherever guests look — on the drag queens or on the walls — they are blinded by glitter.
The menu is also delightful. Appetizers include calamari, chicken tenders, and butterfly coconut shrimp. Entrées run the gamut from pasta primavera and grilled chicken Caesar salad to blackened salmon and pan-roasted filet mignon.
But possibly the best part of the Lips experience is that the performers are the waitresses too. Guests enjoy full access to the talent and are sometimes even dragged into the show!
Lips Atlanta employs over twenty local drag queens. Most got their start in drag at Lips and have perfected their craft on its stages. Some have even gone on to become international drag superstars, including Violet Chachki, season seven winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Lame’ is looking forward to 2019 and describes the future of Lips Atlanta, and the Lips franchise as a whole, as unstoppable and exciting. She and partners Edward LaFaye and Michael Pacca are currently searching Texas, Washington and Washington DC for suitable locations to expand the chain. Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Boston are also on their radar.
For more information on Lips and the “Holiday Spectacular Show,” visit LipsAtl.com.