August 31, 2019

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Shop at The Collection, 520 Royal Street

Admission to the event is free. The book retails for $29.99 and proceeds benefit CRESCENTCARE.

Join radio personality, author, and culinary activist Poppy Tooker as she and some special guests sign copies of her forthcoming book "Drag Queen Brunch" on Saturday, August 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Shop at The Collection, the museum shop of The Historic New Orleans Collection.

"Drag Queen Brunch" (Rainbow Road Press, 2019) features gorgeous colorful photography by Sam Hanna of dishes (both ladies and recipes) in some of New Orleans's most iconic restaurants and courtyards. With every turn of the page, "Drag Queen Brunch" brings readers to the next stop of an unforgettable time with Tooker and a bevy of rollicking drag queens. 

Admission to the signing is free, and the book will be available for purchase for $29.99. Refreshments from SoBou will be available for guests age 21 and older. 

A portion of the proceeds from "Drag Queen Brunch" beneft Crescent Care, a healthcare initiative established by the NO/AIDS Task Force and the Lazarus House.

The Shop at The Collection—which expanded to nearly 2,000 square feet—is located in THNOC’s new exhibition center at 520 Royal Street and is open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Customers may also shop online at