What could possibly be better than an all-showtunes karaoke night? How about Showtunes Karaoke with a burlesque performer emcee such as Denvers own Cora Vette, aka Reyna Von Vett and female impersonators bringing back the ghosts of divas past? Thats the idea behind a collaboration between JRs Bar & Grill and the Denver Public Librarys Fresh City Life, which is hosting this party tonight in anticipation of a separate celebration, called Awful Things in Denver, on Friday, October 30.
You can get in the mood for Awful Things another drag-heavy event featuring burlesque performers, derby girls, vaudeville acts, female impersonators and a screening of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? presented by Bette Davis impersonator Matthew Martin tonight at JRs. Im guessing its going to be very diva-heavy, only because Cora Vette is our host, says the librarys Chris Loffelmacher. It is for everyone, though. Everyone who enjoys karaoke, drag queens and showtunes, that is and who doesnt?
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Were going to try to bring in some ringers, adds Loffelmacher. Some guys from the Denver Gay Mens Chorus are going to come and sing. So theyll probably pick full-on showtunes. Fabulous! Stop by JRs, 777 East 17th Avenue, tonight at 9 p.m. to enjoy the free show and possibly win tickets to the Awful Things main event. Get more information at 720-865-1205 or www.denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Sun., Oct. 25, 9 p.m., 2009