Join GLOE — and our friends from queer nightlife community The Coven — for DC's only queer party for Purim. Grab a mask or find a costume, then hit the dance floor in honor of story of Jewish feminist icon Esther. (What is Purim, and why do we wear masks? Find out: http://www.aish.com/h/pur/t/dt/Purim_and_the_Masks_We_Wear.html)
Get ready for this all-night masquerade celebrating the queerest holiday on the Jewish calendar.
Drown out the name of Haman to the sounds of Oakland's own DJ Lady Ryan (Soulovely/Oakland, CA):
Party with provocative performances of the Megillah directed by and starring local queer nightlife icon Pussy Noir:
Featuring appearances by conceptual performance artist KUNJ and striptease starlet Dainty Dandridge of Chocolate City Burlesque & Cabaret:
This sultry and seductive celebration of Purim – the Jewish holiday that celebrates costumes, Queen Esther, and confronting norms like gender – will feature food and drink specials (including The Queen's Chalice, a cocktail created especially for this event by the mixology staff at Ten Tigers Parlour), tarot card and divinity readings, and enough glamorous debauchery to rival the king of Shushan's court.
Tickets are $10 online/pre-sale (or $15 at the door) and all proceeds benefit GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC.