A uniquely Tahlequah party returns for its fourth year to Dewain’s Place on Sunday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tahlequah resident David Cornsilk has arranged a fundraiser benefiting the area’s nonprofit, Enable-In-Disaster. The event features an Indian Taco supper, birthday cake, and a drag display by performers “Jeri Brandon and the Revolution.”
HIC is a nonprofit serving survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A team of concerned volunteers structured HIC much more than 40 years ago to provide basic safety and shelter to battered gals and their youngsters. Means to cope with sexual assault, together with kid’s products and services, have been extra around the many years. HIC serves Cherokee, Adair, Wagoner, and Sequoyah counties.
Cornsilk holds the yearly function to coincide with his birthday and has incorporated a drag show to destigmatize and demystify this entertainment design and style.
“First and foremost, the objective of my annual birthday get together is to convey individuals collectively for entertaining and amusement,” claimed Cornsilk. “I also want to exhibit my local community of Tahlequah that drag demonstrates are enjoyment and not threatening. It is also essential to use this time of entertaining and camaraderie to aid an group that is existence-preserving to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.”
On its social media internet pages, HIC claims it “does not discriminate in the shipping of providers or positive aspects based mostly on race, color, nationwide origin, religion, sex, incapacity, and age, which include sexual orientation and gender identification.”
For people unfamiliar with drag displays, they typically entail performers singing or lip-synching tracks, whilst performing a dance regime, comedy set, skit, or other entertainment. Performers dress in elaborate costumes and make-up and usually costume to imitate various stars. Drag performers may costume as the opposite intercourse, and though some may be transgender, it is a popular misunderstanding that all drag performers are transgender.
The party’s theme is 1980s vogue, so massive hair, mullets, and tracksuits are encouraged but not demanded. Foodstuff company starts at 8 p.m. with the drag exhibit beginning at 9 p.m., but MTV-period ’80s tunes will be spinning all evening, courtesy of DJ Sean Solo. Admission will be $5, and the to start with 50 individuals by way of the door get a goody bag and a free shot. Indian tacos and birthday cake will be free while they previous.
Dewain’s Put is at 301 Drinking water St. in Tahlequah. For a lot more details or to make a donation, get in touch with organizer Cornsilk at 918-453-3904.