James Street Gastropub Hosts Drag, Burlesque Events This Weekend

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The weekend of August 19-20 brings two funsational events to the Northside of Pittsburgh with good food and libations paired with smoking hot drag and burlesque shows. What more poetic way to show up and support the lives of our neighbors than by supporting queer performing artists, especially one event organized by a Latina queer mama and another by a black drag queen who has been setting the standard for queer performing arts long before it was mainstream?

Saturday Evening

Viva Valezz hosts ‘HEAT 4 Smoldering Bellydancing & Burlesque Showcase” at James Street. This event fuses the art forms of bellydancing and burlesque for a sizzling evening of queer artistry. Doors at 9 PM, performances begin at 10 PM (ends by 11:30, so don’t roll in too late!)  Table service throughout the evening.

$10 general admission (standing room expected) Tables can be reserved through Friday morning, then door admission only.

Featuring the Velvet Hearts!
Badass Marie 
Brixton Banshee
Eden Ivy
Honey Hellcat
Sarah Rose
Viva Valezz!
Ace Phoenix

Pittsburgh bellydance talent
Erin Rose
Leah Nightingale

And boylesque hottie Amoxie Vilain  Hosted by Colin The Madman Dearth

Sunday Afternoon

James Street brings another wonderful drag brunch hosted by Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag, Kierra Darshell.  This fantastic twice-a-month drag event sells out consistently so reserve your table ASAP.

From Cleveland, Ohio – Lisa Cartier
Pittsburgh Diva – Divauna Taravella
Pittsburgh King – Jack Phoenix

Hosted by Pittsburgh’s First Lady of DRAG: Kierra Darshell
Noon (showtime 12:30 PM)…$10 (cash) admission

Open to ALL AGES:
Reservations 412.904.3335 or Online

$5 Bloody Mary & Mimosas
Optional: Brunch Menu at Menu price


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