SoMad’s Pride Month Art Extravaganza is BACK!

Mad Pride '24

Doors 7pm

Shows 8pm

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Celebrate NYC Pride the SoMad way: with art, art, and more art! Mad Pride 2024 promises music, dance, performance, sculptures, pole dance, video projection, drag, and more (with a dance party at the end of the night, of course). You can also snag SoMad zines and goodies, jewelry, and delicious treats from our shop setup. The full lineup and Eventbrite link is below—we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds, so please send us a message if you’d like a discounted ticket. 

PERFORMERS: Lester Mayers, Felix III, Lee Gumbs, Xanawhoria, Untitled, Jess A Mess

FINE ARTISTS: Ash Hagerstrand, Paul Simon, Rachel Rampleman

DJ: Dinahfire & Brik aka THE RAGE

SHOP: SoMad, Flora Zhai, Bibingka Mama

We can’t wait to see you!

On music, we’ll have Lester Mayers performing “A Phenomenal F*ggot’s Medley” and Felix III combining soothing soundscapes and high energy dance music. Lee Gumbs has a pole dance number prepared, while Xanawhoria’s drag performance promises Mexican folkloric references plus blood, slime, or both! Untitled and Jess A Mess mix sound and visuals to create striking cultural commentary, and lastly, we’ve got Dinahfire and Brik (AKA THE RAGE) on DJ duty.

Ash Hagerstrand’s sculptural piece is a love letter to gyms and exercise studios as spaces where same sex attraction / appreciation is explored and taboos surrounding body, gender, and sexuality are traversed. Rachel Rampleman's project "Life is Drag" documents the most innovative and singular performers currently exploding onto the national alt-drag and neo-burlesque scenes, comprising 350+ video portraits. Paul Simon rounds us out with his neon light sculptures, through which he creates a fantastical world in which materialities are present and absent, both hiding in plain sight and as objects of the digital imaginary.

Shop

Delicious Filipino treats will be served by the beloved Bibingka Mama, plus stunning Jewels by Flora Zhai and merch by SoMad, including zines, tees, and more!