Y’all Means All’s “The Weekend”
In Natchez, Mississippi, Y’all Means All—meaning that the community itself, and all of its enterprises, thrive the most when they are inclusive. They’re also a lot more fun.
The organization Y’all Means All Natchez is a nonprofit organization benefitting local mental health organizations like Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex, National Alliance of Mental Health, Shareevolution, and others; and has a mission to provide safe spaces and community support for rainbow youth in the Natchez community.
“The Weekend” kicks off Thursday at Smoot’s Grocery with Drag Bingo, complete with a lip-sync battle. Try your hand at winning fabulous prizes, and enjoy cocktails and nibbles available for purchase. 7 pm–9 pm. $25.
Friday evening, Choctaw Hall hosts the Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet, starting at 6 pm, giving guests the chance to meet and mingle with wine and cheese before the fun begins. Which is at the After-Party, lasting from 8 pm on at Smoot’s Grocery. $35.
Saturday morning brings a lively downtown Tour of Homes. Meet at The Little Easy to convene and grab a drink, then stroll the downtown streets while sipping cocktails (yes, it’s legal in this neighborhood of Natchez) and basking in historic Natchez magic including shopping, historic home tours, Natchez Under the Hill, and more.
The evening brings Y’all Means All’s largest fundraising event of the year: the Battle of Belles & Beaus contest (wherein straight men and women try their hand at drag to vie for the crown), this time with Ms. Kasha Davis of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Josalyn Royale performing and hosting. Of course, then there’s an after party at Smoot’s.
Sunday (if you can drag yourself out of bed), is the Drag Brunch at Frankie’s on Main. Sip bottomless mimosas and enjoy the show, starting at 10 am.
Learn more at yallmeansallnatchez.org.