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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?
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!
Pittsburgh bellydance talent
And boylesque hottie Amoxie Vilain Hosted by Colin The Madman Dearth
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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