Green Queen Bingo

Green Queen Bingo

Join Big Shirli Stevenz and her girls for a night of bingo, drag, and hilarity. If the entertainment isn’t reward enough, you can also win great bingo and raffle prizes, like gift certificates and “dinner with a queen.” Come shout “BINGO!” with us!

This event is appropriate for people aged 15 and over.

Concessions and adult beverages are available.

Green Queen Bingo FAQs

What Should I Expect?

Well, I always like to say: expect the unexpected!  GGF Drag Bingo is not a scripted program and will often push the boundaries of political correctness.  The evening includes 10 games of bingo, drag performances, and witty banter.

How Young Is Too Young For Green Queen Bingo?

While all ages are welcome, keep in mind that the humor is appropriate for a 15+ audience.  Please know that everything is done in good fun, and malice is never intended.

What Should I Wear?

Every bingo has a theme.  We encourage everyone to dress in costume to enhance the experience.  If you don’t want to dress up, comfortable and casual clothes are typical.  Please note that you don’t have to come in drag…unless you really want to.

How Do I Play gay Bingo?

The game is still the same – however, we don’t play the standard horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines, come on, there are no straight lines in gay bingo!  There will be a creative pattern that ties into the theme of the event.   You will play a specific pattern for each game – game boards are available on the tables.    For more detailed information on playing the patterns, please click here.

What Should I Bring?

Friends and lots of them!  GGF Drag Bingo is a unique experience, and they will appreciate a wonderful evening of fun and bingo.

Do I Need Cash?

It makes it easier if you have cash, however, if you want to purchase your tickets using a credit/debit card, you will need to purchase your tickets in advance.  If you forget to bring cash, there is an ATM within a few blocks of The Elm Street Center. Once you purchase your tickets, you will only need money for:

  • purchasing concessions and daubers (everything’s $1),
  • raffle tickets for the fabulous raffle items
  • tip money for performers that really give you a good show
  • adult beverages

How Late Does Bingo Go Until?

We try to finish the evening by 10-10:30PM.  We do our best to start on time, but sometimes with a crowd of 500+, it can be difficult to get everyone where they are supposed to be in a timely fashion (especially after intermission).

Do I Have To Purchase Tickets In Advance?

No, you don’t have to purchase tickets in advance.  We will begin selling tickets at 6:00PM the night of bingo and usually tickets are available for purchase the night of. However, if you plan on arriving late (after the start of the event at 7:30pm) or if you have a large group attending, we recommend purchasing your tickets online, in advance. You can purchase your tickets online.

I Purchased Tickets Online, and I Don’t Have a Printer To Print My Receipt (or I Lost It):

No worries – as long as you got an email confirming your ticket purchase, you are all set.   We maintain a master list of all advance ticket purchasers and their guests, so all you need to do is give your name to the GGF Volunteer working at the Advance Ticketholder table and they will check your name off the list and give you your game cards.

Do You Have The Thingys To Mark The Bingo Game Boards?

We do sell the thingys to mark the game boards (daubers) in a variety of colors for $1.00 – as well as extra game cards.

Do You Offer Food/Concessions?

Various snacks (popcorn and candy), sodas and water are sold at bingo for a reasonable price.  Occasionally, we will partner with local food vendors to provide simple fare.

Will There Be Alcohol Available For Purchase?

Yes – there will be a full cash bar available for attendees to take advantage of.  However, due to the State of NC gaming laws, alcohol is not permitted in the same space that bingo is taking place.  So, all adult beverages must be enjoyed in the separate bingo bar area and can’t be enjoyed while you are playing bingo.

What If I Have Other Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to contact GGF by emailing info@ggfnc.org or calling the office at 336-790-8419.

Game Sponsorship Information FAQs

What Should I Expect?

Well, I always like to say:  expect the unexpected!  GGF Drag Bingo is not a scripted program and will often push the boundaries of political correctness.  While all ages are welcome, the humor is appropriate for a 15 year old plus audience.  Please know that all fun and games is always in good fun, and malice is never intended.

What Should I Wear?

Every bingo has a theme.  We encourage everyone to dress in costume to enhance the experience.  On the other hand, comfortable and casual clothes are typical.  Please note that you don’t have to come in drag…unless you really want to.  : )

What Are My Responsibilities As A Sponsor?

When your game is in play, you will get a few minutes up to stage to speak about your company/organization.  Feel free to make this as creative as you wish (costumes, a skit, giveaways, dancing, etc…).  During the game you will get to banter back and forth with the Green Queen, as you call the balls (the numbers) for the game.   This is a great time to poke fun at your friends, yourself, and if you dare, the Green Queen.

What Should I Bring?

Friends and lots of them!  GGF Drag Bingo is a unique experience, and they will appreciate a wonderful evening of fun and bingo.

In addition, please feel free to bring any marketing materials that will help advertise your company/organization.  Handbills, coupons, small token gifts, business cards, and the like can be placed on the tables for attendees to pick up.   We’ll help you anyway we can sell your company/organization.  We are proud of our game sponsors!

When Will I Know What Game Is Mine, And When I’m To Be On Stage?

Because of the fluid nature of the game, it is hard to determine exact times.  We will know one week in advance which game is yours – and if it is pre or post intermission.  The Green Queen or some other GGF representative will call you or your organization up to the stage when it is your turn.

What If I Can’t Make It To The GQB Game That I Sponsored?

While no one can sell your company/organization as you can, either find a replacement within your company/organization or you may send us an email with everything you want to convey.  We will ensure that information is passed on to the audience.

How Can I Get More Tickets?

Remember, as a game sponsor you get 2 tickets included with your sponsorship.  So, anything over that – you will need to either purchase them in advance (via our website) or at the door.   If you manage to bring a group of 10 of more – we’d be happy to reserve seats for your group, just shoot us an email at info@ggfnc.org.

Do You Offer Food/Concessions?

Various snacks (popcorn and candy), sodas and water are sold at GGF Drag Bingo for a reasonable price.  Occasionally, we will partner with local food vendors to provide simple fare.  You can also purchase daubers and extra game cards.  The Empire Room also provides a full cash bar in the Upper Regency Room.

What If I Have Other Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to contact GGF by emailing info@ggfnc.org or calling the office at 336-790-8419.