Somebody really should write a Book of Deuteronomy–style lineage of Seattle’s oddball, sui generis, psycho-drag/freak-queen/conceptual-burlesque culture (Dina, Waxie, Pho Bang, Jinkx, Cherdonna and Lou, and so on). My theory: We were just cosmopolitan enough to appreciate the possibilities of experimental burlesque and drag, but just isolated enough that we could incubate our own version—with the cross-pollinating vigor of contemporary dance and performance art. Anyway, Freedom Fantasia is an Independence Day–themed parade of Seattle’s strange cabaret scene: Major Scales, Cherdonna, Lou, BenDeLaCreme, Kitten LaRue, and others including theater and dance types Jim Kent, Markeith Wiley, and Scott Shoemaker. (Triple Door, 216 Union St,, 7:30 pm [17+] and 10:30 pm [21+], $28–$45, July 2–3)

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