Fri 9/22 @ 8:30PM
Most drag performances take place in the safe spaces of gay nightclubs. The average person might never be aware of this thriving entertainment scene. Part of the idea behind the annual Cleveland Drag Showcase at the Beachland Ballroom is to introduce the art form to a wider audience.
This year’s showcase features a stellar bunch of artists, some of whom — Veranda L’Ni, Lady J Martinez O’Neal, Samantha Echo, Ginger Breadhaus — will be familiar to regular attendees at Beachland burlesque shows where they’re regularly a part of the lineup. They join Rosario Garcia, Shari Turner, Carly Üninemclite and Aurora Thunder on a bill hosted by Melissa Ross (pictured), a legendary Cleveland drag performer from the 1970s and 80s.
General admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Reserved seats are $20; VIP is $30.