May 28, 2009


It's just seriously ill, as evidenced by this flyer for a Linda Simpson "Romanov The Great" Eastern European bingo extravaganza.

Linda Simpson—Drag Queen Supreme of the Bingo Scene—
Debuts Her Newest Night of Fun—BINGO-SKI—At An Old-World Party Room
Holy Pierogi! Linda Simpson, the reigning queen of downtown Bingo, adds yet another campy—and ethnic—twist to everybody's favorite game of chance with her newest venture, BINGO-SKI, so named for its location, a glorious old-fashion Ukrainian party room.

In keeping with the venue’s Eastern European flavor, Linda is taking a new name for the night: Linda Simpson Romanov the Great. Providing musik (correct spelling!), including plenty of foot-stomping polka numbers, is performance artist Erin Markey. Also on hand to give out all sorts of prizes—from goofy to great—are Bingo Babushka (and hilarious drag performer) Violet Temper and sexy Bingo Boyski (and It go-go boy) Matthew Camp. Expect funny Slavic accents and gaudy ethnic garb galore—all in good fun, of course! And how about some vodka shots as you play? A full bar is available!

There are tentative plans to turn BINGO-SKI into a monthly event (details to come). In the meanwhile, Linda continues to host wildly popular Monday Night Bingo with Murray Hill at Bowery Poetry Club.


WHERE: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant (in the party room), 140 Second Ave (between St. Mark’s Place and 9th St), 212-614-3283

WHEN: Thursday, May 28th. Doors open at 7pm; game-time from 7:30 to 10pm.

ADMISSION: $5 includes Bingo card; extra cards are $2 each.