Hello, my loves! Well, the frenzy has started again for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 starting in 2012! Congrats to all the queens in the cast! Especially our LA queens, Chad Michaels and William Belli! We may be green with envy, but know that when it is your time to shine, I want nothing but the best for you darlings! Go out there and show then what you are made of! (pause) Speaking of knowing what you are made of, I did come across a situation where I am still in a conundrum. Thanksgiving and Christmas always means spending time with our family. Not just our proverbial family, but stopping to see those relatives you only see at the holidays. When it comes to our flesh and blood family, how much do we actually share with them? I am not saying to share your intimate details with the newest hook up from Grinder with your aunt (even if she is your fave), but how open are you able to be with your siblings? Parents? Grand-parents? I know that we always say that family is what you make it, but at times, we use that as an excuse to get over the mourning of not being truly close to our flesh and blood family. It is something that is a touchy subject for a lot of us during the holidays for this is when you usually make the obligatory rounds to all of the relatives’ houses, keeping your personal business to yourself and perfecting the art of mindless chit chat. So I say as we evolve, find that balance. Cutting your family off by not telling them about your new project or that art film you just saw just cuts them off from you. The real you. It stops them from knowing that you are not a caricature, but a person with interests and activities (again not your bedroom shenanigans) that you are willing to share with them. A part of you. How they respond? Only you know the answer to that, but knowing you aren’t hiding under that dark holiday cloud once again should shed some light on who you are. Life is good, baby! Happy Thanksgiving! Nuff said.
So what else is going on around LA that Miss Barbie-Q recommends you may ask? B’s NOTE: I am trying to make it to the events I recommend, but can’t make it to them all. If I have not gone to this event before, I will note on the event. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
A Divine Art Show @The Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd.) John Waters’ Divine with over 40 amazing artists interpreting the superstar and all his dazzling endeavors. This show will run until the 17th.
Consumptive @Garboushian Gallery (427 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210) Curated By Shana Nys Dambrot. Featuring artists: York Chang, David Lachapelle, Alexandria Lee, Swinda Reichelt, Rick Robinson, Gina Stepaniuk, Jennifer Vanderpool, Grant Vetter, Casey Lee Wanlass, Peter Wu, Austin Young. Showing from November 11 – December 16, 2011.
11/18: Apt 3F @Akbar (4356 Sunset Blvd. – Silverlake) APT 3F presents QueerWise: LGBT Elders Tell All. “QueerWise is a clan of LGBT elder writers/performers who share their reflections on life, no holds barred. Teacher-leader Michael Kearns calls the collective “sharp, outrageous, sexy, funny, dark, and, above all, human. This performance of QueerWise is sponsored by Spoken Interludes Next and supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.” Dance party follows with eclectic electro music by DJ Dru Wave. Starts at 8 pm. $5 cover.
Raunch @The Faultline (4216 Melrose Ave.) Brought to you by Gabe Ayala and Jeremy Lucido with guests DJs Victor Rodriguez and Pee Play (Honey Soundsystem) Hosted by Fade -Dra. $5 cover.
Oso Bear Bar @Bullet 10522 Burbank Blvd. – The Valley) Music by DJ Manuelito. No cover.
Club Underground Dance Party @The Grand Star Jazz Club (943 N. Broadway Ave. – Chinatown) Underground DJs w/ Special Guest DJs Bip Jeffington ( Bang!), Scarlett Casanova ( HTDJs), Larry G (aka Supercrass) and Diana M. (Sweater Girls). 18+ $5 w/RSVP on Facebook/$8 @ the door.
11/19: Runway @Circus Disco (6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA) Music by: DJ Cassie Carpenter, DJ Mix America, DJ David Banjela. Live performances by: Cherie Lily and The Unicorns. Hosted by: Joshlynn Feel Mmore, Rudeness, Miss Honey Bee, Ernie Omega, Ryan Burke, Madë Beautiful, Walki Talki, Billy Garcia, Michael Luczak, Mr. Popular, Oscar Ambrosio, Victor Jonas, Kurt Licis, Jon Borunda, Zackary Binx, Johnny Rockitt, Sir James Campos. 21+ $12 cover, open until 4am.
West Coast Awards Ball “Face the Fact” @338 W. 130th LA, CA 90061. You have heard about the balls from Paris is Burning and what not. We’ll, let me tell you, they are still serving it up well! Come and take a peak! Presented by Legendary Father Nico Chanel. Categories: Women’s Body, Women’s Face, Sex Siren, Butch Realness, Female Figure, Performance, Runway. Butch Queen in Drag: Realness & Face. Butch Queen: Sneaker v. Sneaker, Realness with a Twist, Performance, European Runway, Face, Thug Realness, School Boy Realness, Pretty Boy Realness, Athletic Realness, Urban Street Wear, Body, Sex Sirens Sr., Jr., and Cat Boy, Up in Pumps, Old Way, All American Runway. Fem Queen Realness: Realness, Sex Siren, Face. Open to All: Labels, Foot & Eye Wear, Best Dressed Spectator, Mother v. Mother, Perfect 10’s, Virgin Vogue, Virgin Runway. Got it? Doors: Open 11 pm til 4:30 am. Donations: $20 from 11p.m. to 1a.m, $25 after. Table Donation: $100 each, advanced contributions only.
11/26: Mustache Mondays @Los Globos (3040 W. Sunset Blvd.) with performances by Hi Fashion and Brother. DJs Josh Peace and Total Freedom are serving it well. $10 cover. Hosted by Fade-Dra with Miss Barbie-Q and Steven McNeely at the door.
12/1: Shhh…@Akbar (4356 Sunset Blvd. – Silverlake) Starting December 1st, the party you have heard about is moving to a weekly party! Hosted by Miss Barbie-Q with music by DJ Eric Adams, they are giving you old school flavor with that down home feel. Make this your weekly spot to come chill, sing, dance and celebrate what it is to be you! Shhh…don’t tell anyone!
Red Zebra @Croker Club (453 S. Spring – 5th & Spring DTLA) Brought to you by Robert Vargas, it is a monthly party in downtown LA with special guest DJ, designers and the “up & coming” in the world of art and fashion, as we know it.
12/3:14 Women Artist/1 Dude @Dissilience II (3213 Beverly Blvd.) Su Pang and Beth Kucharski, curators of DISSILIENCE, are throwing another party for those who love everything out of the box. DJs: French Kiss De Kutt (FRANCE), Sirsa (LOS ANGELES), Miss Vanilla (NEW YORK).
The Main Event @The New Circus Disco (6655 Santa Monica Blvd.) Us presents with Hector Fonseca,Wayne G, Power Infiniti, Derek Montiero. Tickets @ HYPERLINK “http://www.showclix.com/event/82930″ www.showclix.com/event/82930. $20 til Nov 20, $35 Nov 21- Dec 2, $50 at Door. Produced by Greg McKeon and Walter Delmar and Mello Yello Entertainment. Door by Jenna Marx. Hosted by Travis Sedler, Leo Madrid and Miss Barbie-Q. The Gay Pimp Lounge: Hosted by Jonny McGovern & his Sexy Nerds and DJ Derek Montiero.
Brutus @Faultline (every 2nd Saturday)
Cub Scout @Eagle LA featuring the resident queen Lady Bear (1st Friday)
Fuzzy @Three of Clubs (every 2nd Friday)
Red Zebra @The Crocker Club (1st Thursday) in downtown LA.
Downtown LA Artwalk (2nd Thursday)
Space Roller Disco @World On Wheels (4645 ½ Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA) (4th Saturday)
Mondays: Mustache Mondays @La Cita (4th & Hill)
Tuesdays: Mr. Black @Avalon, Drunk on Stage @Akbar, Cabaret @ Sheedy’s featuring Raquel Redd, Ms Luna & special guests
Wednesdays: Hang Together @Mountain Bar (Chinatown – 473 Gin Ling Way), Peachfuzz @Eagle LA, Stripper Circus @Here, Club Wh*re @MJs
Thursdays: Lina Lecaro on www.Moheak.com at 6 p. To hear what she has to say! Club Nur @MJs, Big Fat D*ck (BFD) @Fubar, Shh…@Akbar
Fridays: Bullsh*t @Hamburger Mary’s Weho, Hype @Ultra Suede with Rhea Litre, Dance B*tch @Fubar
Saturdays: Stunning with Calpernia Addams & Delilah Demilo @Hamburger Mary’s, Cherry Pop with Shokra @Ultra Suede, Popstars @the Factory with Samantha Starr & Allusia
Sundays: Project Drag Race @Fox Theatre (Pomona)
PLEASE NOTE: PARTIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CAN BE CANCELLED, BE WARNED. THIS IS WHAT I KNOW BEFORE GOING TO PRINT. SOME OF THESE EVENTS I HAVE NOT GONE TO, AND I WILL NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT. PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU WERE TREATED AND HOW THE PARTY WAS. I AM TRYING TO MAKE IT TO THE EVENT, BUT CAN’T MAKE IT TO ALL OF THEM.
FOR COMPLETE LISTINGS, LINKS TO THE EVENTS and TO KNOW WHERE I AM MAKING AN APPEARANCE NEXT – GO TO MY BLOG, LOVES!!
More postings coming as I get them in!
Thank you so much for letting me share just a little of what I know, and if I missed anyone, know that it is NEVER on purpose!
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Thanks to all of you! xo baby xo, Miss Barbie-Q