28 April 2009

Sassy Kings and Queens to Support Queer Youth in Lewiston/Auburn

The First Annual Lewistunning Dragapalooza, a variety show of professional and amateur drag performers will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Schaeffer Theater, Bates College. Co-sponsored by the Bates College student group OutFront, the show is a fundraiser for Outright/Lewiston-Auburn.

The Lewistunning Dragapalooza will feature professional performers from as close as Lewiston and as far away as New York City. The line-up for the event includes such well-known performers as Bunny Wonderland and Kings of the Hill from Portland, Mimi Imfurst from New York City, Shaunna Rai and E’On from Lewiston and Ms. Olivia Bouyea from Sanford. The evening will also include an opportunity for amateurs who want to experience the thrill of performing drag on stage. Amateurs can sign up to perform by calling the Outright/LA office and completing a registration form.

The professional portion of the show will be judged by “celebrity” judges Heidi Conn, Guidance Counselor at Edward Little High School in Auburn; Charles Nero, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, African American Studies and American Cultural Studies at Bates College; and Sarah Holmes, Coordinator of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at the University of Southern Maine.

The event will also include fab door prizes, refreshments, local emcees and an after party at Guthrie's, 155 Middle Street in downtown Lewiston. Featuring The Scrapes (myspace.com/singwiththescrapes). No cover after party, all ages venue! Yes they serve beer, wine and tasty treats!

Tickets available in Lewiston at WMCA Health Services, The Bangarang, Outright L/A, and Guthrie's!

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