E! the Dragnificent: ‘Celtic Woman’ performance with PSO stirs feelings of warmth and the meaning of Christmas

Celtic Woman The Best of Christmas Review Pittsburgh

Our youth (and drag) correspondent, E! the Dragnificent recently covered the Celtic Woman holiday concert at Heinz Hall. She and her father attended the performance. ~ Sue   The Celtic Women’s performance was an amazing night of Christmas tunes with a traditional Celtic sound! There were four women on stage in beautiful red sparkly gowns, […]

Why does J.K. Rowling think her queer and trans fans don’t count?

(TW: transphobia, rape) I’m trying to figure out what’s motivating J.K. Rowling to defecate on her trans and queer fans from a great height, and I’m failing miserably. I’m also at a loss to figure out why the U.K. and Ireland seem to be a nexus for trans-exclusionary bullshit. I have some theories centering around […]

Celebrate the Holidays with ‘The Carols’ at Carnegie Stage

The Carols Carnegie Stage

It’s Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a group of neighbors gathers at the VFW to make the most of what they have. This new original musical comedy, first staged in 2017, is back by popular demand and tells the story of an oddball friendship between a trio of singing sisters, […]

Twinkle! Kids Drag Variety Show Lets Kids Express Themselves

Drag Variety Show kids Pittsburgh

This is a post from contributing drag artist, E! The Dragnificent ~ Sue Twinkle! is an amazing kids drag variety show that lets kids express themselves the way that they thrive in performance. This annual show was founded by my mother, Dré Aliquo-Varela in August of 2014. The first-ever twinkle show was put on at […]

Wonder Upon Wonder: A Visit with Emily Dickinson on her Winter Birthday

Emily Dickinson Event

Are you loving the new show Dickinson on Apple TV Plus, then we’ve got something Dickinson adjacent for you – a classical visit with Ms. Dickinson on her birthday. If your teens and young adults love this new show, then grab them for a chance to be introduced to another side of their beloved character. […]

Guest Blog Post: Princess Jafar on Princess Jafar “We aren’t big enough yet to be quiet or humble”

Princess Jafar Pittsburgh

We aren’t big enough yet to be quiet or humble and we need to promote the communities projects not just ones we were a direct part of. One of my art residency colleagues (that reads fancy doesn’t it?) has two nights of a terrific live show coming up at the end of November. I dropped […]

Twinkle! kid’s drag and talent show devoted to gender fluid and trans kids, and their friends at the Warhol on Sunday

Kid's Drag and Trans Variety Show

See you on Sunday at the Warhol … scroll down for details or follow that link …   Tickets only $10 at the door general admission, or reserve a discounted seat for $7. Purchase your discounted tickets at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FHYDAPPBQK2ZG Join us for the 5th annual TWINKLE! Kid’s Drag & Variety Show! You will not want […]

Carnegie Library Has Not Yet ReScheduled ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ Events

Drag Queen Story Hour Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (and the Children’s Museum) cancelled Drag Queen Story Hour in June as a response to vague threats by anonymous rightwing anti-LGBTQ (and anti-drag) crusaders. It was a dark hour for Pittsburgh. But CLP promised that they would bring it back in the Fall. If you take a look […]

Q&A: Mean Girls Musical’s Eric Huffman on Damian, Glen Coco, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mean Girls Eric Huffman

Ah, Mean Girls – the movie that has had a disproportionate impact on culture, including queer culture, since it debuted in 2004. And then there was the musical debuting in 2018 and it was also a big hit. That big hit comes to Pittsburgh starting this week for a run that’s already close to selling […]