After Hours: Black Cat Drag Makeover

José Sarria performing at the Black Cat Café in North Beach in 1958.
José Sarria performing at the Black Cat Café in North Beach in 1958.

 Friday, October 21
7pm-9pm
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
$10
Advance tickets on sale here

The monthly After Hours party at the GLBT History Museum celebrates the queer past with dancing, drinks, nibbles and mingling in the galleries after the museum’s regular exhibition hours.

This month’s theme, Black Cat Drag Makeover, celebrates drag icon and activist José Sarria and the Black Cat Café where he performed from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Sarria ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as the first openly gay candidate in the world exactly 55 years ago.

With Halloween coming up, what better time to bring out your vintage drag and give it a new look? Inventive attire welcome, but wear whatever your please. Just be ready for a great party!

Proceeds from the event will go towards giving a fabulous makeover to the GLBT History Museum’s reception area and Main Gallery.