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Trick or treat yo' self with a Drag Brunch coming to Time Out Market Montréal this Halloween

Get your costumes ready and come slaaaay the day away with Drag Brunch MTL at Time Out Market Montréal this Halloween.

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki

You're planning on having some fun this Halloween in Montreal, right? Of course you are.

But while Montrealers sometimes get to celebrate on a Saturday, what happens when Halloween falls on a Sunday instead like it does this year? You go to a spook-tacular drag brunch, of course (and it's perfect timing now that we have proper all-day brunch options on offer).

On October 31 with two brunch shows to choose from, Drag Brunch MTL and Time Out Market Montréal are hosting a Halloween Extravaganza! They'll bring the song, dance and comedy in drag, the Market will have the food and drink, and you bring the appetite and sense of humour. 

It's going to be a fabulously spooky afternoon filled with drag performances by Barbada de Barbade and friends while you dig into menus from the city’s top chefs. Everyone is encouraged to bring their costumes, have as much fun as possible, and slay the day away.

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Montreal was craving live shows again after a long lockdown, and Drag Brunch MTL was a welcome return to performances that were equal parts comedy and fabulousness. Doing family-friendly shows in both English and French simultaneously (perfect for Montrealers) that are festive and outside the usual bar scene, they came back this past summer in full force with lots of shows.

The events are headlined by Barbada de Barbade, a performer who excels in disco, pop and dance styles, as well as humor and 90's classics. Her entertainment is hilarious and always well adapted to the audience, whether it's in bars, weddings or large outdoor festivals. Barbada has been doing and hosting Drag shows since 2005 across Quebec (Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and beyond) and Canada (Toronto, Halifax). In 2017, she participated in the documentary series "Ils de jour, Elles de nuit" on ArTV.

In addition to numerous other radio and TV appearances ("Deux hommes en or", "Y'a du monde à la messe", "Bonsoir, Bonsoir", "Format familial", "Cochon dingue", etc.), she will be part of the new reality show "Call Me Mother" broadcast this fall on OUTTV where she will play the role of Mother (mentor). She will also be the very first Drag Queen in Quebec to host a children's show! The show will air in 2022 on Tou.Tv

I'm in, how much are the tickets?

The event is designed in a way that you need to book a table with someone, or several other people, at once.

Besides, wouldn't seeing this show be better with friends?

Tickets come out to $42.56 each, but they are sold by the table in sets of two, four, six, and ten seats at a time. Tables of two are $85.11, tables of four are $169.24, tables of six are $253.36, and tables for eight people are $337.48.

Each ticket includes an entrance fee and a $17.25 (tax included) Time Out Market card to use on food or drinks.

Buy your tickets here!

Drag-Thru, Grumman '78
Photograph: Charles-Olivier Bourque

There will be two Drag Brunch Halloween performances happening at Time Out Market Montréal (705 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest) on October 31, one from noon to 1:30 p.m. and another from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both performances are bilingual (English and French), some tables are all ages and some are 18+ (in the bar section). Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

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