Rebel Cupcake is certainly one of my sacred places. One of the best compliments I've gotten about it is that the person felt like this was the place they felt they could most be themselves in queer nightlife. The December 20, 2012 show being the night before the Winter Solstice I wanted to make it extra special. I put together six acts--four more than I usually book--at the intersections of the theme of Muppets, the end of the world (as we know it) and the darkness transforming to light that the solstice represents. I also adapted a group solstice ritual for use on the stage. The following is what happened.
I really enjoy getting to celebrate Halloween every day. I'm never shy to wear a costume. But, in New York City Halloween gets a little overwhelming for me. Often I don't go out at all on Halloween. Each year since 2009 I've produced an early Halloween party--a chance for folks to trot out their costumes in a cheerful environment and not get crushed by drunk people on the subway.
This year I wanted to do a 50s diner halloween party theme and I was inspired to incorporate my favorite fictional 50s diner--the Peach Pit, the 90210 gang's favorite hang out. Thursday, October 18th it all goes down at Sugarland!