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Drag Queen Bingo ft. Persia

Drag Queen Bingo is back!

Come down to the Tenderloin Museum Friday, October 19th for our third installment of the wildly successful Drag Queen Bingo! This fabulous fundraiser is inspired by the neighborhood’s long and storied history of gambling, and supports our ongoing diverse and dynamic programming. Come for the drag, stay for the party, and hopefully leave lucky! If luck be your lady, you will be going home with some fabulous prizes ranging from the experiential to the material!

We are honored to have the one and only, dear friend of the museum, Persia as our mistress of ceremonies! You have seen her at a few of our events already -- in the Tenderloin Museum’s production of “The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot,” at Drag Queen Story Hour, on the main stage at this year’s SF Pride, and at our recent fundraiser for the San Francisco Rock Project. Persia is an undeniable drag gem and scene stealer!

Come by the museum and try your luck, for what is life without risk? And what is risk without cause? That cause is the creation of a special match book exhibition! The Tenderloin Match Book: Historical Ephemera Project will make its debut in January of 2019. The two-part exhibition and series of 10 public programs aims to uncover and preserve the neighborhood’s retail and business history of the 1920’s-1950’s as told through these tiny works of art which may serve as the only remaining link.

Pay to play, and play to win big! With the unveiling of this exciting project you may be one of the very first to receive a hardback copy of “The Tenderloin Match Book” itself! We hope you will join us as we continue to gather, uncover, and highlight the history of the Tenderloin neighborhood.

About Persia: 
With a pedigree from weekly performances at the late, iconic Esta Noche, her trajectory has gone on to include art curation, stand-up, television, modeling, and maybe a quinceañera or two, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and México. Currently she is a regular performer in the nationally acclaimed "Drag Queen Story Hour" as well as an educator in residence at the Children's After School Arts (CASA) program in the San Francisco Unified School District recently profiled on KQED Arts and National Public Radio.”

Later Event: October 23
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