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Rebel Revel

Drag(lesque) Party and Runway Show

  • Date
    June 8, 2019
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  • Venue
    Weston Art Gallery
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    Registration gives priority but does not guarantee admission to the event. Admission is first come first served until capacity. 

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Rebel Revel

Drag(lesque) Party and Runway Show

*Registration gives priority but does not guarantee admission to the event. Admission is first come first served until capacity. 

CINCINNATI, OH—REBEL REVEL is coming to the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the atrium of the Aronoff Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 8th, to celebrate Oh! You Pretty Things—a nearly twenty year survey exhibition of the incomparable documentary and experimental video work of Cincinnati native and Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman. Oh! You Pretty Things is a kaleidoscopic array of many of the artist’s single- and multi-channel videos from her extensive creative catalogue, along with brand new works from the Life is Drag series out of New York City. Oh! You Pretty Things opens at the Weston Art Gallery April 19 and continues through June 16 throughout both levels of the Weston—creating an unforgettable immersive gallery experience.

REBEL REVEL is a one-night-only festival celebrating those who truly and boldly push the limits of gender expression by combining drag, burlesque, avant-garde fashions, and radical makeup with subversive and often political performances. Inspired by Rampleman’s vivid video explorations of identity and set amongst a dazzlingly tall Mylar curtain backdrop, suspended disco ball, and accent stage lighting, the performing artists and models will activate the Weston’s voluminous street-level space with their visually stunning creativity, featuring:

•    A drag extravaganza including performances by ODD Presents, the new Cincinnati-based alternative drag haus committed to presenting queer-centric entertainment in all its forms;
•    Draglesque by nationally renowned and legendary local male illusionist Alexander Cameron;
•    Burlesque by Ginger LeSnapps, head mistress of the award-winning Cin City Burlesque and RAW Artists Cincinnati Performing Artist of the Year; plus Cincinnati’s brand new Smoke & Queers—a queer coed amateur burlesque troupe that encourages all expressions of self, gender, identity, and sexuality;
•    Runway shows with gender-bending looks from Northside's NVISION and NYC's LACTIC Incorporated;
•    The premiere of the latest fantastical art-couture stylings by costume and wig designer Stacey Vest of Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders.


8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Doors, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.: LACTIC fashion show; Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders; Alexander Cameron & Ginger LeSnapps; ODD Presents drag (part 1)
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.: Intermission
9:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: NVISION fashion show; Smoke & Queers; 
     ODD Presents drag (part 2)
10:30 p.m. – midnight: Dance party

Admission to the event is free. Capacity is limited. MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.