Submitted by Thousand Acre Cider Home
The Thousand Acre Cider Home at 109 Grand Avenue in downtown Bellingham will host weekly LBGTQ + tradition celebrations and weekly occasions with Betty Want, a neighborhood activist and drag queen, beginning Thursday June 3.
On the primary three Thursdays in June (June third, tenth and seventeenth) Betty Want will lead a drag selection present on the out of doors terrace of Thousand Acre from 8-10pm. On Thursday June twenty fourth, the venue and Betty will host a panel dialogue on Bellingham’s homosexual cultural historical past and limitations to inclusion and acceptance. The panel dialogue date was chosen due to its proximity to June 28, the anniversary of the primary Satisfaction March, which passed off in 1970 in New York Metropolis.
Stay singing, lip-syncing, humorous humor and a great deal of rainbows and glitter are featured on the out of doors drag exhibits referred to as “Queens of Cider with Betty Want”. A extra intimate indoor setting will set the tone for the panel dialogue on June twenty fourth entitled “Queer By the Years”. Visitors are requested to order tables upfront for all occasions as house is proscribed resulting from present COVID-19 capability and distance necessities. All reservation and canopy charge revenue will profit the artists and the PFLAG Chapter of Whatcom, a nonprofit that gives confidential peer assist, schooling and advocacy to LGBTQ + individuals, their mother and father and households and allies.
“After I met Betty and listened to her views from virtually 25 years of showing and advocating for LBGTQ + rights, I knew we needed to work collectively and have a good time collectively,” says Jenny Hagemann, co-owner of Thousand Acre. “Planning this collection of occasions with Betty was a vibrant spot in an in any other case darkish 12 months,” she provides.
“I am very excited to have one other venue in Bellingham that’s proud to showcase and share my story and achievement,” says Betty Want.
Prospects are inspired to order tables for all performances on-line at https://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com/. Any remaining tables come first, serve first. The venue is just 21+.
About Thousand Acre Cider Home
Thousand Acre Cider Home is a spot for everybody to find and luxuriate in cider.
There’s all the time one thing new to attempt with a rotating number of 24 craft ciders, cider cocktails, wines and beers. Our bottle store provides over 200 bottled ciders from the PNW and past.
We’re cider suppliers with the mission to information first-time and skilled cider drinkers alike to good pouring.
About Betty Want
A tireless campaigner for equality and inclusion, Betty Want has used humor and innuendo to tear down the limitations and partitions that divide our neighborhood. In her spare time, she hosts an everyday karaoke occasion at Rumor’s Cabaret, publishes The Betty Pages, Cascadia’s most complete various life-style journal, and assists the screening of the Rocky Horror Image Present on the Lincoln Theater each Halloween. From newspaper writer and former espresso store proprietor to neighborhood activist and fabulous drag queen, her life has been formed by numerous opposites punctuated by humor, compassion and pleasure.