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Tantrums & Tiaras



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    Drag queens perform during the 23rd Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square on March 21, 2009 in New York City.

    Get ready girls. Platforms and wig glue will be everywhere inside the Stephen and Mary Birch North Park Theatre Sunday as bar queens from around San Diego will be competing in "Battle of the Bar Queens," a fundraiser for Mama's Kitchen.

    Organizers promise to offer "everything but what you'd see at a traditional drag show."  A number of contestants have signed up, some of them with little or no experience in drag, to walk the catwalk in stilettos without falling over.

    Local bars Urban Mo's, Numbers, Martinis Above Fourth, Baja Betty's, Bourbon Street, Universal and Lips will all be represented.

    Among the judges are television personality Ruben Galvan, Shelly Dunn from KGB's Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw team, "Diary of a Diva" columnist Barbarella and San Diego city councilmember Todd Gloria.

    Tickets range from $35 to $100. You can buy them online, at Urban Mo's at 308 University Avenue or through the theatre box office at 619-239-8836.