Before Trixie Mattel, Sharon Needles, and Bob the Drag Queen took home gold (and cash, wigs, and makeup) from RuPaul’s Drag Race, BeBe Zahara Benet was there first. The Cameroon-born queen immigrated to the U.S. for school and to be closer to her family. Benet’s first break came in Minneapolis, where she took the stage in drag at the Gay 90’s. Since winning Drag Race, Benet has released a few dance hits, and funds are currently being raised on Kickstarter to release BEING BEBE: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary, a project that has been in the works for 12 years. Tonight at Mercy, Benet is back in town to host a party featuring world music, dancing, and drag. She’ll be sharing the stage with Genevee Ramona Love and Julia Starr. 21+.