We have always been here. In the ballrooms of Harlem during its Renaissance, in the dives of Montmartre between the world wars, at the counter of Child’s in the East Village and beneath the awnings of Times Square theaters. Dripping with sequins and pearls, stepping out on stage in the pansy shows and drag bars, signaling to each other with green carnations, monocles and violets.
We are still here. The producers of We Want It Darker present Barbette, an intimate speakeasy inspired by queer history that takes its name from one of the patron saints of the LGBTQ pantheon. Barbette was an American-born performer, aerialist and drag sensation, and the toast of Paris in the first half of the 20th century. Join us on Sunday, May 6th to celebrate her legacy and the birthday of We Want It Darker producer and ecdysiast extraordinaire Cassandra Rosebeetle.
The dress code will be inspired by the drag balls and queer fêtes of the 1920s and 30s. Don your vintage finest, lingerie, formal wear or drag, and join us for an evening of drinking, dancing and celebration with vintage music by DJ Lewd Alfred Douglas and performances by 1920s Tapping Sensation Gin Minsky and The Control Top of Burlesque Johnny Panic.
No cover charge, 2 drink minimum