Whether they’re holding court at dance clubs, performing at cabaret spaces or ruling Gay Pride, Drag Queens offer everything from impeccable lip syncs to vicious crowd work (often as part of the same act). These days, thanks in large part to RuPaul’s Drag Race, queens are like celebrities, jumping from the tiny stages at local dives to the national spotlight. NYC is a beacon for these stars, including those—like Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio and Sherry Vine—who have built their careers here, and out-of-town favorites like Willam and Alaska Thunderfuck who swing into town to launch albums, perform solo shows and more. And the city’s drag scene continues to grow and thrive thanks to a new breed of queen taking over Brooklyn with sexy, scary and (sometimes) hairy performers holding court at festivals like Bushwig. So whether you’re looking to catch a megastar from your favorite gay TV show or a boundary-pushing performance artist, NYC’s drag queen contingent has got you covered.