Alexis Mateo @ Hotel Nightclub

Wednesday, May 3

Hotel Nightclub
Fourth Street Live
$5; 8 p.m.

Alexis Mateo had little chance of winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on the Logo channel this season. The Puerto Rican native placed third on the competition series, but in my personal contest of drag queens with whom I would like to have a drink, she placed first. Mateo’s quick wit, humility and heartbreaking smile took her further in the contest than many had expected. Her build — more linebacker than anorexic — is not the type generally seen in such competitions, but her pageant background helped in areas like costuming, stage presence and charisma.

The life of the moderately successful drag queen is filled with one-nighters like this one, where the 8 p.m. door time is more optimistic than literal. Later in the weekend, Fourth Street Live will host adult film actresses Sasha Grey, Sunny Leone and Capri Anderson — but Mateo is the one lady you shouldn’t miss. —Peter Berkowitz

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