CHICAGO — The Gerber-Hart Library and Archives will open their newest exhibit, The City That Werqs, at the library on Saturday, Nov. 10.
From the Facebook event:
While Chicago has the reputation as one of the most segregated cities in the country, the drag scene in Chicago has always held within it a diversity of performance and style. From anarchists and vaudeville queens at the Dil Pickle Club and the legendary Finnie’s Balls, to the racially integrated club scenes of the 1960’s, to the rise of the Miss Continental competition in the 1980’s, and into the vibrant scene of today. Chicago is the city that works, because Chicago is the city that werqs.
Exhibit opening will be 6:30-9:00 pm. Following the opening will be a Drag Show at The Jackhammer Complex (6406 N Clark St.) at 9:30-11:30 pm. Featuring performances by Coco Sho-Nell, C’est Kevvie, Saltine Saltine, Rosemary Maybe, and Dago T. The exhibit opening has a limited number of tickets, so get yours early!
Opening only: $15*
Opening and drag show: $20*
Drag show only: $10 (cover paid at door of Jackhammer)
*We have a limited number of opening tickets but even if they sell out come to the drag show afterwards to support these incredible performers! All proceeds for the performance go directly to the artists performing.
The library is at 6500 N Clark St in Chicago. The Jackhammer Complex is one block to the south at the intersection of Devon and Clark.