The unique Tahlequah event returns to Dewain’s Place for the first time in four years on Sunday, February 11th from 8pm to 1am.
Tahlequah resident David Cornsilk organized a fundraiser to benefit Help-In-Crisis, a non-profit organization in the area. The event features an Indian taco dinner, birthday cake, and a drag show by performers Jeri Brandon and the Revolution.
HIC is a non-profit organization that serves survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A group of concerned volunteers organized her HIC more than 40 years ago to provide safety and shelter to abused women and their children. Along with child services, additional resources have been added over the years to address sexual assault. HIC serves Cherokee, Adair, Wagoner, and Sequoia counties.
Kornsilk held an annual event to coincide with his birthday, incorporating drag shows to stigmatize and demystify the entertainment style.
“First and foremost, the purpose of my annual birthday party is to bring people together for fun and entertainment,” Kornsilk said. It is also important that we use this time of fun and camaraderie to support organizations that save lives for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. .”
On its social media pages, HIC said it “does not discriminate in the provision of services or benefits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, including sexual orientation or gender identity.” I’m here.
For those unfamiliar with drag shows, it usually has performers singing and lip-syncing while performing dance routines, comedy sets, skits, or other forms of entertainment. Performers wear elaborate costumes and makeup, often dressing up to imitate various celebrities. It’s a common misconception, though sometimes, that all drag performers are transgender.
The theme of the party is 1980s fashion, so long hair, a mullet and a tracksuit are recommended but not required. The hood his service starts at 8pm and the drag show starts at 9pm, but his ’80s tunes from his MTV days run all night long, courtesy of DJ Sean his solo. Admission is $5, and the first 50 people to enter will receive a bag of goodies and a free shot. Indian tacos and birthday cakes will be free during this period.
Dewain’s Place is located at 301 Water St. in Tahlequah. For more information or to donate, please contact the organizer, Cornsilk at 918-453-3904.