‘Freedom Fantasia’ July 1–3 at Triple Door

WEDNESDAY 7/1

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'FREEDOM FANTASIA'

Well, that was quite a Pride-y little ride, now wasn't it? But there's no rest for the wicked, as we damn well know, and so we barrel bravely forth, ever ready to suck every succulent drop from this great big fruit we call gayness. And believe it or not, here we are again, toe to toe with one of the year's most anticipated cures for even the staunchest of Pride hangovers—Freedom Fantasia! Our beloved BenDeLaCreme returns to us at long last after touring, well, everywhere. (She's the winner of season six of RuPaul's Drag Race as far as I'm concerned, and don't contradict me. I've never even HEARD of Bianca Del Rio.) And she brings our good friends Kitten and Lou and Cherdonna Shinatra along with her, to gift us all with their annual pageant of Americana, apple pie, and the red, white, and blue! It's the second most important gay and BenDeLa-centric theatrical event after Homo for the Holidays, and hurry! It's three nights only! Triple Door, 8 pm, $25–$45, 17+, July 1–3.

THURSDAY 7/2

A NICE NIGHT OF VONNEGUT

I must admit that it is occasionally (OCCASIONALLY!) nice to take a wee break from the dizzy, spinning world of gay nightclubs and bars and breathe a little—and there is no better way to do that than the next best and gayest thing. Of course, I speak of the theat-ah! (I was a theater major, you understand, try not to die of shock.) Everyone but everyone has been madly raving about the new Book-It adaptation of one of my favorite books (and authors, for that matter), Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, which is about a seriously complicated man who seems to indiscriminately bounce back and forth between, present, past, future, and even a few alternative dimensions. Who among us cannot relate to that? I ask you. Book-It Repertory Theatre, 2 and 7:30 pm, $30, all ages, through July 3.

FRIDAY 7/3

GUERRILLA QUEER TAKEOVER

Shhhhh! I've got a secret I'd like to share, but DON'T TELL ANYBODY. (Except, of course, everybody.) It's time for Guerrilla Queer Bar! You know the concept. Way too much queer space is evaporating in this town, so let's return the favor by invading a not-very-queer space and making it our own! The location changes each time, of course, and it's kept secret up until the actual event, so please to visit thewelcomingcommittee.com/seattle and, you know, sign up. Once you RSVP, you'll receive the missive with the next location. I'll see you there—wherever the hell "there" is. Let's take back the night! Location TBA (shhh...), 9 pm, 21+. recommended