WHO: Roxy • WHERE: The Vogue, 1516 11th AveWHEN: Tues Dec 20, 9:50 pm

Drag queens work harder than your average nightclub performer. Aside from the raw labor involved with aesthetically bending gender, there's a degree of passionate commitment and meticulous planning that's always commendable. Watching veteran queen Roxy corral performers, consult with the sound guy, and greet her regulars is impressive in itself, but witnessing the expansive spread she's laid out for her annual holiday potluck is flabbergasting. "I always do a potluck around the holidays," she explains, busily arranging trays of shepherd's pie, chipotle chicken, and tuna casserole. "My next one will be Valentine's Day!" As the Space Cretins kick off the evening with a set of L.A.-flavored barroom rock, Roxy discusses her 25-year tenure of doing drag and her affectionate allegiance to the Vogue. "I have been transsexual since I was about 13 and I have performed since I was a very young child... the first time was in a talent contest when I was 6 or so," she recalls, adjusting her I-Dream-of-Gothic-Jeannie ensemble. "I prefer performing at the Vogue because everyone is welcoming—it's not about being gay, straight or bi—it's about good people and good times." HANNAH LEVIN