URBANA — The Spurlock Museum will be hosting Let’s Have a Kiki with Peach of the Midwest on Tuesday, March 10.
From the Facebook event page:
“Let’s Have a Kiki” is a series of half hour informal gallery talks during the run of the exhibit In Her Closet—How to Make a Drag Queen.
Peach of the Midwest began performing in 2008. Since then she’s continued to invest in her craft—improving her costumes, wigs, and performances. Peach loves gowns, loves to dance, and loves to sell an illusion. Outside of Spurlock Museum’s exhibit runway, Peach is organizing and hosting drag shows throughout the Champaign-Urbana area.
Follow Peach of the Midwest @peachofthemidwest on Instagram and @peach.carrington.3 on Facebook.
We respectfully adopt kiki as a term meaning “social gathering” that emerged from Black queer ballroom cultures in New York City. Known for its fun, laid-back, gossip-filled atmosphere, a kiki is also a support network that provides food, shelter, HIV advocacy and awareness, and an avenue for self-affirming performance expression for queer and trans youth living in the streets.
The event starts at 12:30 p.m.