Thursday, May 9 at Macri Park, 10:30 pm: donation suggested
By now, you’ve probably heard of Drag Queen Story Hour, a wholesome event where drag performers from the local community go to a library or other such space outside of nightlife hours and read a story to some children. Once the sun goes down, you can support this heartwarming initiative at the latest edition of Wallbreaker, a monthly fundraiser party and drag show that will be aiming their philanthropy at Drag Queen Story Hour this month. There will be a raffle featuring all sorts of prizes alongside the main event: performances by Dezi 5, Junior Mint, Juniper Juicy, Mini Horrorwitz, and more.
But It’s Better If You Do (Take Your Clothes Off)
Friday, May 10 at Bedlam, 8 pm: $15 advance, $20 doors
Today’s youths know Panic at the Disco as having a more Top 40-adjacent, electro-poppy sound—and if you’ve been in any major store or ride share or anywhere radio is played, you’ve probably heard it, too. But many of us remember the earlier days of PATD, when their name boasted an exclamation point and their pop-punk tunes were cherished by many a scene kid as well as those of us who wanted to be scene kids but did not have the guts to fully commit to the style (ahem). You can get a taste of those sweet, sweet, eyeliner-filled memories this Friday at Magical Girl Burlesque’s Panic at the Disco-themed evening, where many a performer will be taking it off to the dulcet tones of Brendon Urie’s voice.
Snack Theater Presents Let Them Eat Cake
Saturday, May 11 at Chelsea Music Hall, 8:30 pm: $20 advance, $25 doors
Usually, drag and burlesque shows happen quite late in the night, and usually even later than they say they’ll start. This, while fun when your schedule allows for it, can get exhausting. But there are other options out there that provide the same genre of entertainment without quite as late a night—one of them is Snack Theater, Rara Darling and Angelica Sundae’s cabaret-drag-burlesque-theater extravaganza at Chelsea Music Hall. The theme for their second show, going down Saturday night (at the reasonable time of 8:30 pm), is “let them eat cake,” so expect plenty of surprises both edible and not from performers like West Dakota, Calamity Chang, Munroe Lilly, and Miss Midnight Moon. Plus, wear your most snack-worthy looks and compete in a runway competition for a chance at glory and goodies.