To the delight of many who’ve been craving a drag fix but can’t get away with the whole late-night experience, drag brunches have become a thing in San Antonio. While nightlife promoter/drag enthusiast Rey Lopez regularly takes over the Amp Room with Sunday Funday extravaganzas catered by La Parroquia Mexicana, Paramour has also proven itself as an unlikely drag destination with such amusing themes as “An Ode to Beyoncé” and “Madonna vs. Britney.”
Rising to the occasion of Fiesta, the rooftop bar bows down to the Queen of Tejano with “Viva! Selena!” In addition to performance by local showgirls Kristi Waters, Nilaya Mathews and Jorgeous Waters — not to mention breakfast tacos and “specialty Selena- and Fiesta- themed cocktails” available for purchase — the free event showcases the talents of Corpus Christi-based Selena impersonator Honey Andrews. A native of Mexico who moved to Corpus
Local drag performer Kristi Waters
just before Selena’s murder, Andrews came of age idolizing the late icon and now takes her act to heart, going so far as to recreate a number of her most memorable outfits (including the spotted cowhide jacket and famous purple jumpsuit). Beyond national attention, Andrews routinely touches Selena fans so deeply they get “flashbacks.” Speaking to Cosmopolitan in 2015, Andrews explained, “Sometimes, if I’m wearing the exact costume they saw her perform in, they’ll say, ‘I saw her perform in this, I was this old, I took pictures’ … I love hearing stuff like that. Hearing their stories makes me feel more connected to her.” Promising an authentic treat for local Selena fans, one of Andrews’ favorite songs to perform is the timeless “Como la Flor.” Free, 11am-4pm Sun, Apr. 30, Paramour, 109 9th St., (210) 307-8740, paramourbar.com.
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