October 29, 2014 at 9:00 am EST | by Steve Charing
Columbia to get its first drag show
Anastacia , Second Chance Saloon, gay news, Washington Blade

Anastacia Amor will host Columbia’s first drag show at Second Chance Saloon. (Photo by Steve Weiner Photography)

For a number of years, drag shows have been one of the popular entertainment features at PW’s Sports Bar in North Laurel—Howard County’s only gay bar. Many of these shows are held in conjunction with charitable events and causes in which PW’s participates.

Now some of the drag acts will travel up the road to Columbia where they will perform in a straight bar named Second Chance Saloon in the village of Oakland Mills. When the performers hit the stage on Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. it will mark the first time a public drag show takes place in the city of Columbia.

Titled “Sugar, Spice and a Little Something Nice,” the event will be hosted by Anastacia Amor, a well-known drag performer at PWs. Co-hosting the show will be Shawnna Alexander. In addition, local performers Ariyanna Myst, Onyx D’ Pearl and Krystal Nova will entertain.

“This is exciting because it’s a new venue that has never done a drag show and the establishment reached out to me,” Anastacia Amor told the Blade. “This is something that they are excited for and want to embrace the community and provide another place to enjoy a night out. You can expect a great show, a wonderful establishment and an all around great time.”

Jacquie Ramsey, the manager of Second Chance Saloon and owner Declan Wood, had seen the drag acts at PW’s. “We would often go to PW’s to watch the drag shows because it’s always a blast,” Ramsey said. “I arranged this night by knowing the bartender at PW’s. I’m looking forward to this event and I hope that we can do it more often.”

The Second Chance Saloon is located at 5888 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia.

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