At the age of 25, Pittsburgh-born musician Benny Benack III has been hailed by Nate Chinen of the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer”. As a dual-threat, he’s quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation.
Emi Grate presents
A+ the Pan-Asian Drag Revue
A+ is a monthly revue curated by current-former-reigning MRS BK Emi Grate. It features queer performers from across the Asian diaspora for a stunning display of Asian excellence that transcends exotica and orientalism. It seeks to explore the intersections of queer identity, performance art, and being Asian. Come celebrate with your favourite queer Aunties!
Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret," "slyly subversive" by the Wall Street Journal, and labeled the "male Marlene Dietrich" by the New York Times, Australian Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920’s Berlin in a fabulously queer, neo-Weimar cabaret fantasia. Re-imagined modern-day muses meet Weill, Hollaender, and Spoliansky in Smith's Minogue-drenched celebration of intimate song. Music direction is by Tracy Stark.
More on Kim David Smith at www.kimdavidsmith.com
Los Angeles’ premier singing drag queen Jonnie Reinhart stars in and curates A Queer Cabaret, a hit monthly musical variety show direct from Hollywood’s Tramp Stamp Granny’s. Backed by award-winning twin musical duo jackbenny, “The Baritone Bombshell” explodes in an impressive canon of music spanning traditional jazz ballads to contemporary pop hits that sparkle like her vintage glamorous gowns and flow as seamlessly as her gender identity. To sprinkle the colorfully sweet evening jackbenny contributes original material, plus guest performers, notably including Darren Criss, Michael Arden, and Our Lady J, elevate the high-class affair. Mx. Reinhart has sung across Manhattan at Laurie Beechman Theatre, where she presented her one-woman show Adult Performer, as well as with jackbenny at Birdland Theater and The Triad Theater.
Queer Tiger Beat is your favorite teen magazine as re-imagined by two queer adults! Check out the newest issue featuring these very funny hunks:
Samantha Ruddy (Colbert)
Mila Myles (them.)
Kate Sisk (UCB)
Eva Victor (Comedy Central)
Jessica Henderson (40 Acres & A Strap)
Hosted by Nikki Palumbo & Taylor Ortega
NIKKI PALUMBO is a comedian who has written for and directed sketch teams at UCB, where she also teaches. She co-wrote Caveats Dyke Power(point) and UCBs Queerball The Sketch Show! Nikki regularly contributes to Reductress, McSweeneys, Funny or Die, and the Google Assistant (yeah, its a whole thing).
TAYLOR ORTEGA is a writer, comedian and actress based in New York City. This year, she was named a New Face at JFL and starred in the Disney Channel Original movie Kim Possible as the villainess, Shego. She can next be seen in the A24/Ilana Glazer thriller False Positive and the A24 film After Yang.
Hosted by Rosé
Hosted by Rosé