A Speakeasy Evening: Welcome Home!
(Program designed for ages 17+) *
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Inspired by the Speakeasy clubs of the Harlem Renaissance, which were welcoming and inclusive places for the African American LGBTQ+ community, this program invites you to a space that welcomes LGBTQIA+ African Americans (and allies) of all gender identities and orientations to experience camaraderie, comedy, dance, music, and art making.
Highlights of the evening include music by DJ MIM -an award-winning multi-genre DJ who spins an eclectic mix. Commentary and comedy by award-winning comedian, trailblazer, actor, writer, and film producer, Sampson McCormick. A moderated panel discussion about Ballroom and Beyond with icons Tracey “Africa” Norman, Rayceen Pendarvis, Kevin Aviance and Twiggy Pucci Garçon.
There will also be art tables, Icon Bingo, as well as light snacks and liquid refreshment.
*Program may include adult themes, hard language, and references to sexuality.