Drag Race Diva’s in Philly

Mimi Imfurst from RuPaul's Drag Race launches a new Vegas-style show at Voyeur this month

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This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been nothing if not dramatic. Costume freak-outs and comedic relief have punctuated drag superstar Mimi Imfurst‘s spin on the campy Logo series.

The feisty New Yorker is also no stranger to Philly – she performed weekly at Q Lounge before getting in the drag driver’s seat this year (who doesn’t remember the version of “Car Wash” that had her dancing on 13th Street?). And now Imfurst is back to Philly with a new Vegas-style experience at Voyeur starting March 16 (10 p.m.) called The Dollhouse Revue.

The weekly show takes over the main floor at Voyeur with a massive cat walk, flamboyant costumes and special guests, says Imfurst. “I’ve waited a very long time to present this type of show,” she admits. “The Dollhouse Revue is a unique type of show and Voyeur is the perfect venue for the show.”

In addition to droves of drag queens each week, the event will also feature special $5 Absolut cocktails through midnight. Admission ($5) includes table seating and entry into the club for the evening (it’s open until 3 a.m.). Music will be be provided each week by D.J. Carl Michaels, a fixture on the Gayborhood nightlife scene.

If you somehow haven’t managed to catch up on third season of Drag Race yet, you may also know Imfurst from indie-friendly flick Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, as well as MTV’s Jackass and The Howard Stern Show.

Her stage shows, which have been praised for being as bawdy as they are boozy (it’s all an illusion, says the gender bender), have garnered great reviews over the years. She was even a cast member on the web-based reality series The Queens of Drag with Hedda Lettuce and Lady Bunny.

“The Dollstars have been rehearsing and the group numbers are going to be off the hook,” says Imfurst about her new Philly show. “We’re bringing in tables and chairs, but I doubt you’ll be able to stay in your seat for long.”