Currently in its second year, Downtown Drag (hosted at Maude’s SideCar bar next to the Hippodrome) features the newest and brightest faces of Gainesville’s drag community alongside a splash of burlesque. Every Friday night, come see our gender-adjusting queens sparkle, dazzle, and shimmy their way into your hearts. Recently featured in the Independent Florida Alligator, we feature local talent from Gainesville and the surrounding areas. For $5, enjoy our performers as well as drink specials all night, or come early for specialty concoctions created by our own talented team of bartenders. All types of patrons are welcome to join in at Maude’s, a center of Gainesville’s local art and performance culture for more than twenty years (and still going strong)!