(FiveNation.com)- According to the Tennessee science museum website, the museum will be holding its first “family-friendly” drag show as part of its “Summer of Pride” program in the coming weeks.
According to the website of the Museum of Science and History in Memphis, Tennessee, which bills itself as a “place to explore, discover, and experience history, science, culture, and nature,” the “Memphis Proud Drag Show And Dance Party” will take place on September 23, and the museum is advertising it as an event that is “family friendly” and open to people of all ages. Seven different performers are scheduled to take the stage at this event. Among them are Barbie Wyre, a “drag clown” who will act as the evening’s emcee, Angel Fartz, and Siren Moss, who will “manifest the art of drag.”
According to the website for the museum, admission to the event is twenty dollars, and doors open at six o’clock. There will be a cash bar and canapés available. After the performance, the museum will be holding what is being called an “intergenerational dance party” for people of all ages to “gather together.”
According to the museum’s website, the event “Cocktails And Chemistry With The Blue Suede Sisters” will take place on September 16 and focus on “drag nuns.” This event will be held in advance of the drag show. Experiments in chemical research are carried out in a laboratory after visitors have interacted with “drag nuns.”
The museum website also announces that an exhibit is being held with the title “Memphis Proud: The Resilience of a Southern LGBTQ+.” The exhibit offers personal accounts from members of the LGBTQ community in the surrounding area, focusing on the “fight for LGBTQ+ rights and the AIDS catastrophe.”
The museum is also home to the touring exhibit “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” This exhibit demonstrates how popular culture inspired the LGBTQ movement, as well as the riots that took place at Stonewall in 1969.
It all sounds so very… scientific.