When: Sat., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. 2016
“Holiday … It would be so nice,” chirped Madonna in her 1983 escapist anthem. Taking this message to heart, the ladies of House of LeMay present 2016’s “Holiday”-themed Winter Is a Drag Ball. Burlington’s premier drag troupe is pulling out all the stops for the 21st installment of this annual bash, hosting tons of tantalizing talent at Higher Ground. After gender-bending gospel goddess Reverend Yolanda heats up the Ballroom, Vermont drag king Mike Oxready preps the Showcase Lounge (aka the Diva/Dude Lounge) for lip-sync acts and dance music from Superior Sounds. A midnight costume parade and performances by Spielpalast Cabaret, Boys 4 Men, Isis Vermouth and Catamount Dance Troupe round out the revelry. Proceeds benefit the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition.