In anticipation of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, the Tenderloin Museum’s first ever theater production, we’re hosting an after-hours Drag Queen Bingo Party! Come down to 398 Eddy Street for drinks and good cheer, but bring your own luck. Prizes abound, from the luxurious (a two night stay at the Phoenix Hotel!) to the whimsical (kitty play time at KitTea). Others will turn this night out into another, like tickets to the Color Factory or film passes to the beloved Roxie Theater. The competition won’t be the only thing that’s fierce. The incomparable drag artist and activist Cruzin D’Loo will be mistress of ceremonies, presiding over the bingo balls and calling out those lucky numbers.
There’s a higher cause behind all the bingo lingo and sweet prizes, however. Proceeds from Drag Queen Bingo will go to funding free tickets to The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot for community members living on low or fixed incomes. The eponymous riot is a pivotal moment in both the Tenderloin’s history and for transgender activism in San Francisco, and the development and production of this original play was made possible by the dedicated effort, hours and support of many people from our community and beyond. Part of the Tenderloin Museum's mission is to honor the rich history of this dynamic neighborhood in addition to its "living history." It is essential that we make efforts to keep our space and events accessible to residents.
Grab some bingo cards and vie for prizes while supporting neighborhood accessibility to the arts! Many thanks to the organizations and businesses in the neighborhood that generously pitched in this impressive array of tantalizing prizes:
SFMOMA, one year dual membership
Phoenix Hotel, two night stay
Visa Gift Card $50
Color Factory, two free tickets
ACT: American Conservatory Theater, two tickets
Strand Barber and Beauty, free haircut
Gloss Nails, free mani pedi
Divine Bodies at the Asian Art Museum, two VIP tickets
Roxie Theater, four film passes
CounterPulse, two event tickets
Ghost Hunt Walking Tour, two free tickets
KitTea, one hour of kitty play time & one cup of tea
Urban Putt, four games of mini golf
Cabaret The Drag Experience! with Cruzin D’Loo, two tickets
Say Cheese $25 gift card
Buy tickets to the play here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-comptons-cafeteria-riot-tickets-41616842095
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/311817309329332/
To apply for a low income ticket, fill out the short questionnaire at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/WTI6Y1mmK5jdSPxJ3
Hard copy applications are available at the Tenderloin Museum (398 Eddy Street).