Though Latin songstress and Renaissance woman Jenni Rivera is no longer with us, some talented queens in Long Beach are making sure that honoring the anniversary of her death won't be such a drag. Actually, it'll be a drag show. Tonight, one year after the tragic plane crash that took the life of La de la Playa Larga, Hamburger Mary's is using a tribute to Rivera as the kick off to their new location on Pine Avenue. Recently, the iconic LGBT hot spot moved out of it's old building on Alamitos and Broadway to start fresh downtown. Given how much coverage we've given to the former Weekly cover girl over the years–rightfully so, given her status as a regional Mexican star and a local talent–we're more than happy to see this show tacked on to the number of tributes to Rivera in her home town.
The show is part of the long time club night Margarita Mondays hosted by Bella Farrow, and will be the first chance for HM's loyal crowd to check out the new diggs as the first gay-centric nightclub downtown. Performers for the night include Jacqueline Champoo Valdez joined by MsLuna SimplyLuna, Mia Farrow and Roxy DelValle Marcus Martinez. The show starts at 10:30, and there's no cover! We'll be there tonight capturing all the curves, choreography and cat calling that's sure to accompany the opening night for Hamburger Mary's new home. For more info on the event tonight, click here.
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