Saluki Rainbow Network hosting ‘Paris is Burning’ drag show


CARBONDALE — The Saluki Rainbow Network will host their semi-annual drag show on Saturday, Oct. 27, with the theme “Paris is Burning.”

From the Facebook event:

Come join us at the Saluki Rainbow Network’s bi-annual drag show!
Our show is family-friendly, so we welcome you to bring family members along.
Tickets are $5 with an SIU ID, and $7 for community members.
The doors open at 7:00, and the show starts at 7:30

In the spirit of LGBTQ+ History Month, this drag show is themed around a documentary of the same name, Paris is Burning, which can be found on Netflix. The documentary explores the origins of drag, and how it began with LGBTQ+ people of color, specifically trans women of color. You don’t need to watch the documentary to enjoy our show, but it provides valuable insight into the history of drag.

We hope to see you there!

The party starts at 7 p.m. at Ballroom D in the SIU Student Center.