Mega Drive Events

The Nursery: In Bloom

Baby drag incubator The Nursery has been hard at work nurturing Adelaide’s up-and-coming drag artists, and now they're ready to bloom before you!

The Nursery is an event that supports beginners looking to set down roots in the world of drag. Seasoned drag mentors are on hand to shower our artists with knowledge and expertise, helping grow their ideas into reality. We have run regular events since 2021, and so far have helped over 20 artists create their own unique drag personas and showcase them in front of an audience. Kings and Queens, monarchs and monsters: all drag is valid, and people of all genders are welcome to be a part of The Nursery.

In Bloom is a chance to celebrate some of our finest alumni, as they show us how much they've flourished since their stage debuts. Hosted by the glamorous goblin Felix Cited at our home ground My Lover Cindi. You won’t want to miss this night of unique drag artistry!

Presale tickets are $20, or grab a ticket at the door for $25! Discounts are available for concession holders and First Nations. Doors open 6:45pm for a 7pm show. My Lover Cindi is Wheelchair accessible, for further accessibility information, please refer to their website.
Event Image Description A 3D vector image of a yellow flower with 12 petals and an orange centre takes up the right side of the screen. On the Left, the same flower in a brown pot and with a green stem with two leaves, is drawn in the 3D vector style. Rectangle boarders outlined with white surround the images.
Event Details
GENRE: Cabaret and Drag
DURATION: 120 mins
RATING: Ages 18 +
Language Warning
Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
November 17, 2023 7.00pm
My Lover Cindi
Full: $25
Conc: $20
Mob: $20

Learn More About the Artist/Producer...

Mega Drive Events is an entrepreneurial art collective focused on uplifting queer and neurodivergent artists on Kaurna Land.

Founded in 2021 by drag artist, musician and sound tech Jarvis "SAY GAH" Papillo, we create opportunities for local artists to explore their identity with full creative freedom. In every event we produce, we aim to make space for innovators who operate outside of the mainstream, and actively seek out artists who are pushing the boundaries of identity-defining performance art. Mega Drive runs a variety of regular shows including The Nursery, a beginner drag and DJ night that takes aspiring performers from concept to stage, and ZZZAP, a larger scale show featuring established artists with unique acts. We also put a spin on classic drag formats with Are You Drinking Comfortably, an adults-only drag Storytime, and our brand-new show Crunch, a "drag" brunch like you've never seen it before.

We work with a variety of venues within the City of Adelaide, including Arthur Art Bar, My Lover Cindi and Ancient World. Mega Drive Events is committed to supporting the local performing arts scene, promoting creativity and offering artists the freedom to be celebrated as their authentic selves.


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