Event Features

Drag Brunch Speed Diner*

Drag is not a crime, but this new event feature is so much fun, it will feel illegal! An interactive entertainment experience where guests will enjoy brunch-inspired bites, a specialty cocktail, and an exclusive drag performance curated by Crazy Aunt Helen’s featuring some of DC’s top drag talent.

*When purchasing your ticket to the event, you can choose to add on a time slot for the Drag Diner experience

The Absolut Drag Brunch Speed Diner:

  • All-Purpose
  • Bayou Bakery
  • Lapu Lapu MD
  • Maketto
  • The Salt Line

Champagne & Caviar Lounge*

This exclusive Chefs for Equality activation, on the second floor of the Building Museum, overlooks the entire event and features select restaurant partners, Champagne, caviar, lounge seating and more.

*This experience is exclusive to “Upper Tier” ticket holders and private table guests

Champagne and Caviar Lounge Stations:

  • Huntsman LLC, Kaviari USA
  • Black River Caviar
  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
  • The Point DC

Queerlada Shop

A cafe in the middle of the action featuring Latin-inspired savory dishes, pastries and libations curated by the popular D.C.-based Colada Shop Cuban Cafe & Bar.

Queerlada Shop:

  • Amparo Fondita
  • Arcay Chocolates
  • Casa Kantuta
  • Colada Shop
  • La Tejana
  • Lutece
  • MITA

Silent & Live Auction

In addition to impressive fare, live and silent auctions are held throughout the evening. Guests can bid on items like jewelry, or a chic picnic basket overflowing with gourmet food and beverage products, as well as experiences such as international travel packages, or unique dining experiences at some of the DMV’s most exclusive establishments.

Goody Bags

Every guest walks away with a Chefs for Equality goody bag, each chock-full of gourmet food, artisanal coffee, treats and coupons from local retailers are distributed as guests exit the event.

Goody Bags Generously provided by The Westin, Washington DC Downtown
and featuring products from:

  • 50Hertz Tingly Foods
  • Atlas
  • Burlap & Barrel
  • Each Peach Market
  • Giant Food
  • House Wine
  • International Gourmet Foods
  • Levain Bakery
  • Libellula
  • Luis Silvert
  • Milk Bar
  • Momofuku
  • Olivia Macaron
  • One Trick Pony
  • River-Sea Chocolates
  • Rogers Collection
  • Sang Vietnamese Iced Coffee
  • Snacklins
  • Spice n’ Nice
  • The Westin Washington, DC
  • Total Wine
  • Whisked by Jenna
  • Z&Z

After Party

The party (and food) doesn’t stop after the museum doors close. Each Chefs for Equality ticket includes access to the afterparty featuring even more food, crafted cocktails, and live entertainment.

After Party at Zebbie’s Garden Featuring:

  • El Tamarindo
  • Jane Jane
  • Serenata
  • Service Bar
  • Silver and Sons BBQ
  • Supra