by: The Qu
On Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, The Qu is kicking-off Pride Month with a very special burlesque brunch to benefit Lambda Legal. Featuring some of Chicago’s premiere LGBTQ burlesque performers, the event will also include complimentary cocktails and a light brunch.
“Burlesque has a long history of entertainment through body-positive, empowering performance,” said Joey Grant, co-founder of The Qu. “We’re really happy to put together a fun, creative event to benefit Lambda Legal, a very important LGBT organization.”
Founded in 2011, The Qu is an LGBT news and entertainment website known for its exclusive video content, special editorials and creative events. Having hosted the monumentally successful “Third and Delaware: The Ultimate Roseanne Dance Party” in March 2012, The Ultimate Burlesque Brunch continues The Qu’s streak of bringing together seemingly unrelated concepts and revealing unique opportunities for people to mix.
The Ultimate Burlesque Brunch’s performers include “Chicago’s own community chest,” Cruel Valentine performing alongside the talented and musically-inclined Kyle Greer. Also on the bill is Tito Bonito, “the Cuban Missile Crisis,” the adorable sci-fi chick Holly Deck and, and finally Po’ Chop ? even vegetarians want a piece. The entire event is hosted by the hilarious and lively Xandra Fairlawn.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
WHEN: June 3rd from 12 to 3 P.M.
WHERE: Sidetrack Chicago, 3349 North Halsted St.
Co-sponsor: The L Stop, your one stop EVERYTHING Lesbian Chicago.
Ticket Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes food, cocktails and entertainment. Tickets are available.
Note: This was originally featured on The Qu. You can find more information about the event on their site.