Oh, my Goddess….it’s starting already.
The next 10 Days of MADNESS kicks off TODAY/TONIGHT (Friday, June 19) as we begin a week of Seattle Pride Week Insanity with more events than you can shake a bottom at!!! Not all of them are strictly Pride related but does that really matter? The fact is, there’s a LOT of stuff going on. Choose wisely!
If you’re of the Jewish persuasion, there’s Pride Shabbat happening tonight at Temple de Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill. L’chaim, to our Jewish friends!
We’ve already mentioned Julie Goldman headlining at Seattle Women’s Pride at Q Night Club…ooops! We just mentioned it again! Do I get an extra cookie?
Even Sylvia O’ Stayformore is jumping on the Pride bandwagon with this month’s BACON STRIP, her big Gay Variety Show down in the I.D. at Theatre Off Jackson. Since naughty Sylvia will be out of town for Pride Weekend next week (thus, not hosting the Parade like she’s done for the last 32 years) due to her attendance at her parent’s 88th wedding anniversary, (we assume it’s the 88th since Sylvia herself is 87 years old and comes from Good Christian Stock despite her own sinful lifestyle), she’s throwing a big Bacon-y shindig THIS weekend for TWO nights, tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, June 20). Here’s the poo on her Drag Pageant!
Sylvia is breaking the norm and starting a tradition: Gay “herstory” pageants. She is celebrating drag history in pride by visiting how drag queens and fringe performers have always been there to move forward the rights LGBTQ people and allies. Always the radicals, delinquents, queers, queens, femmes, sissies, crazies we have always found a reason to be gay and joyous. Come join the Bacon Strip Family as we pay tribute to the progression of pride through the eyes of Drag!
June 19th and 20th
Doors 7:30 pm • Show 8:00pm
Theatre Off Jackson
7th Ave and Jackson (in the International District, aka “Chinatown”)
Sylvia and Honey will be your hostess with:
Donna Tella Howe
Aunt Betty Malone
James and Kerry Darling
Stage Stud C-Mac A-Roni and Meaty man Deo
Tickets $15.00 Preshow / $20.00 Door
Yes, it’s EARLIER than usual, so you can still go out and boogie AFTER the show!
Yes, it’s still 21+ with ID, so leave the brats at home!!!!
Not a Pride event but certainly very intriguing (hopefully) is “A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy” an exciting new show that debuts tonight at Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central College, (Pine St & Broadway). It’s a theatrical experience that combines dance, music, circus arts, drag, gymnastics, burlesque…you name it!
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FANTASY” is a music fantasy adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream which draws on musical styles including musical theatre, operetta, post-modern, renaissance, and East Indian music. Live musicians, gymnasts, early music instruments, local singers, actors and aerialists bring this show to heights you’ve never imagined to rejuvenate the Midsummer show you only thought you knew. This is a truly enchanting show.
It’s ONE weekend only: Fri, Sat, Sun (June 19, 20, 21) at 7 pm with a Matinee this Sun June 21 at 1:30 pm.
Tickets: $18-$22 Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1626288
That’s enough for NOW!
Oh, and be on the lookout for us tonight on Capitol Hill. We’ll be out and about filming with MAMA TITS for a fun new web video project! Mama T. will be on the Mean Streets of Seattle interviewing folks about Pride!
Hopefully, hordes of thuggish Amazon employees don’t try to beat us up.