It’s generally understood that if you walk into Fiddlehead restaurant in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, you’re going to have fun. But a different kind of fun is afoot next weekend – wearing high heels, to be specific.
On March 22, Fiddlehead and Welcome to the Other Side will present an all-ages Drag Brunch, and word on the street is, the menu will be as enchanting as the performers.
Proceeds for the show will benefit Michigan City PRIDE Fest 2020, an event dear to Fiddlehead owner Aaron O’Reilly’s heart. Two seatings are available that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children. See below for the full menu.
Wilma Fingerdo, a front-runner in the Welcome to the Other Side entertainment group, said she’s looking forward to the all-ages show because it also reflects the family-feel of the Pride Fest that it supports.
“We love families, and children and teens are especially fun to perform for,” she said. “Kids can appreciate our shows because they have imaginative minds. I think there’s a level of imagination there that lets them see that people can be a little bit different and still be fun and amazing.”
Fingerdo is the wildy-expressive performer who usually has the craziest hairdos and most expressive face when you see her perform.
“She’s also a person who is known to be kind and generous, and certainly willing to entertain and assist for a cause like PRIDE Fest,” she said of herself. “But oh honey – I’m not afraid to have a little fun and sometimes make a little fun, too.”
The all-ages show features performers synching with some of the most popular songs that lend themselves to irresistible grooving from the audience.
“We’ll try to pick songs that the younger crowds can relate to – some of the more upbeat pop songs that are out now,” Fingerdo said.
Tickets for the all-ages Drag Brunch can be purchased online here. Those who wish to sit with a group should purchase tickets under the same name and one transaction. Tickets include food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and the drag show. Other beverages and cocktails may be purchased for an additional charge during the event. Patrons will choose their meals upon being seated. The menu choices are as follows:
Chicken & Waffles
Southern fried chicken breast, Belgian waffle, real maple syrup, served with fresh fruit
Prosciutto, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, served with fresh fruit
Banana Nutella Stuffed French Toast
Fresh whipped cream, real maple syrup, served with fresh fruit
Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits & Gravy
Served with fresh fruit
Scrambled egg, tomato-bacon jam, cheddar cheese, grilled croissant, served with fresh fruit
Chicken Salad Croissant
Apple-pecan chicken salad, grilled croissant, served with kettle chips
Tomato, cucumber, red pepper, romaine lettuce, fresh mozzarella, spinach artichoke spread, garlic-lemon aioli, grilled sourdough, served with kettle chips
Fish Tacos (2)
Lake perch, corn tortillas, shredded cabbage, fresh tomato, bangin’ sauce, chives, served with kettle chips
Mixed greens, Granny Smith apples, dried cranberries, bacon, sugared walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, gorgonzola dressing
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Mixed greens, pickled red & golden beets, goat cheese, sugared walnuts, green goddess dressing
Mixed greens, tomatoes, egg, bacon, cucumber, three-cheese mix, choice of dressing
Chicken & waffle served with maple syrup & fresh fruit
Banana Nutella stuffed French toast with maple syrup & fresh fruit
Scrambled eggs with bacon and toast
Grilled Cheese served with kettle chips
Mac n' Cheese served with garlic bread
For more information about other ways to support Michigan City Pride Fest 2020 (which takes place June 20 this year at the Guy Forman Amphitheater in Michigan City’s Washington Park), check out sponsorship info here.
For more information about Fiddlehead and other events there, check them out on Facebook.