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Critical Mascara: The 5th and Final Showcase


  • PICA 15 Northeast Hancock Street Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of Flora
DJ Spf 666 and DJ madison moore

Special Guest Performances by:

House of Ada
House of Flora
Carla Rossi
Grace Towers
Pepper Pepper
And MORE!!!

Critical Mascara: Portland’s “Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza” returns to PICA’s TBA stage for its 5th and FINAL installment.

We’re saying goodbye to this monumental drag/vogue/ballroom production by eliminating the competition and highlighting a fierce showcase of artists curated from the last five years of Critical’s history and queer magic.

Critical Mascara is a container that invites you in on the explosive, fabulous, and nuanced excellence of queer identity through politically charged drag, high concept runway looks, and fierce vogue battles.

This year we dance the house down together. We will provoke, inspire, and engage each other communally. We cruise to new utopias not in competition but in celebration. We honor the histories and challenges we’ve inherited. We close the circle and will learn to re-apply our mascara in new ways, because change is not only needed, it’s critical.

Earlier Event: August 24
Queer Horror: Death Becomes Her
Later Event: October 27
Queer Horror Halloween