LGBTQAI+ College Fair by JoCo Q-Space (04-14-2018)
JoCo Q-Space held the First Annual LGBTQ+ College Fair. The fair was designed to give students and allies the opportunity to learn about area college campuses. By asking questions like those listed below, prospective students will hopefully be able to narrow down their chosen schools to a select few.
PFLAG-KC and GLSEN were also present.
Bear Bust: Rough Trade (04-07-2018)
It was a chilly night in Kansas City, but all of those wonderful bears warmed us right up! We tried something different, and sold a new concoction created up by one of our postulants. It was a big hit!
Our Rough Trade contest only had a few contestants, but the crowd loved it! The contestants ventured their way through the crowd and made their was on stage. They had 1 minute to trade clothes with the other contestant. Whoever finished first, won the round. Our winner, Chris, walked in at the last minute, wearing overalls and a t-shirt. He still managed to swap out of that and into a pair of fitted jeans and a t-shirt.
After Bear Bust, we ran to a local restaurant for dinner and laughs. Post-manifestation dinner is an absolute must before bed.
Easter Tea with the Sisters (04-01-2018)
We had an amazing outdoor event planned, with sunshine and warm temps, but the weather decided otherwise. We don't let anything ruin our fun; we packed up our games and went inside to celebrate the 39th anniversary of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!
The photos with our Sexy Jesus were a big hit! We even had egg dying and a few games, such as low hanging eggs, bunny bears and a HOT BASKET CONTEST! The postulants even took turns handing out Bliss Kits to those in need.
While we sold tickets for the raffle, we asked people to write words of joy on a veil. To say the least, they didn't let us down. The ashes of this joyous veil will aid in the production of our blessing glitter.
The drink specials offered by the bar were outstanding! Oh, and lets not forget the raffle; thank everyone who entered, and everyone who donated prizes for our baskets!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (02-10-2018)
Egads! THEATRE COMPANY in Association with the ARTS ASYLUM present :
Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Justin Carter-Van Pelt and Katie Gilchrist.
Directed by Vanessa Severo
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an East German “slip of a girlyboy” who becomes (almost) a woman, (almost) an American and (almost) a rock star. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch."
Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask and the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is thrillingly progressive and thoroughly entertaining.
Justin Carter-Van Pelt returns to Kansas City to reprise his award-winning turn as Hedwig; a role he debuted with Eubank Productions in 2002 to sold-out crowds. Katie Gilchrist as Yitzhak will bring her rock star vocals to this production. The Angry Inch band includes Richie St. John, Sean Hogge, Mark Johnson and Felix Dukes..
Director Vanessa Severo, known best to Kansas City audiences as an actress, is no stranger to the piece having played the role of Yitzhak. This time she takes the reins; "Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a fully immersive production which brings the elements of rock 'n' roll, philosophy, and face melting harmonies together.”
Drag Queen Story Time, for Kids! (02-04-2018)
Drag Queen Storytime (DQS) is presented by The Pearl, and takes place the first Sunday of each month. The event is designed to encourage early literacy and challenge gender stereotypes!
Broaden your kids horizons (and your own) by bringing them to a event at which they can get to know people who defy rigid gender restrictions with glamour, humor, and confidence.
DQS is facilitated by The Pearl, in cooperation with educator and activist Wick Thomas, and will feature a rotating cast of professional drag queens from the Kansas City Area.
Their intention is to capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and to give children positive, and unabashedly queer role models while encouraging literacy and exploration of the theatrical arts.
The City of Fountains Sisters were so happy to be one of the first to read on stage to those kids and families. We can't wait to do it again!
Sister Time at Q-Space (01-25-2018)
Some of the Sisters gathered and traveled to Q-Space for a night of fun and frivolity with the local kiddos. The Sisters and youth gathered in a circle and introduced themselves, one-by-one, listing their name, preferred gender, and favorite foreign language. The Sisters, as a group, then introduced themselves and provided their Sistory, did a blessing, a Q&A session, and took lots of pictures. They ended the night with a Veil of Shame - where the youth wrote down what they've been called and how that made them feel. This veil will be burned and the ashes retained for gifts and blessings. At the end, the youth colored sister faces and asked tons of questions. Our youth is important; the working class of tomorrow, and staple of our community as a whole!