Oh the Dragmanity! Esme Rodriguez performs her holiday show at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

The time for New Year's resolutions is still a few weeks away, but you can get a jump-start right now by adding "see more drag shows" to the top of your list. It's hard to believe Esme Rodriguez has time to perform between applying her makeup and working toward a PhD in Hispanic Literature as well as Gender and Performance Theories. But she's found a balance between theatrics and academics, which may be even more impressive than seeing her balance from chains while wearing heels. Maybe.

"Come poison the Christmas cookies! Watch the Claus's in divorce court! See elves under the influence!" proclaims Miss Rodriguez of her latest show at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Surely DRAGMANITY: Deck The Walls With Santa's Balls! The UN-Holiday Show! is meant to throw a wrench in the Twin Cities holiday theater scene. And for those of us who are already sick of Christmas songs, this show will be a glittery oasis.

But don't throw away your ugly seasonal threads just yet. In addition to many surprises, there is a cash prize for audience members who wear the ugliest and most outrageous holiday sweater to the show.

Esme Rodriguez presents DRAGMANITY: Deck The Walls With Santa's Balls! at Bryant-Lake Bowl on Saturday, December 18 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online, or $12 on the day of the show.

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