Drag Culture Fest @ The Opera

Fabulous Arts Foundation Presents: Drag Culture Festival

We are thrilled to celebrate drag performers, kings, queens and all that is beyond.

The Sarasota Opera House is a wonderful venue to celebrate our first ever Drag Culture Fest. Our opening act will be “Awaken Your Inner Drag” with community members performing for the first time. You will experience performers from all over the country, as well as local and regional artists we have grown to love and support. We invite you to help us celebrate and support these wonderful drag performers.

Meet the hosts for this fabulous evening.  Adrianna Sparkle and Aquariius known for running all the things in the Tampa Bay Area. They have a magic that keeps you wanting more.

Adrianna Sparkle

Adrianna Sparkle

St Petersburg

Adriana Sparkle is the bearded mermaid of St. Petersburg. She has been performing and hosting shows for the past seven years and has recently been awarded the title of “Best of the Bay Drag Performer” for fourth consecutive year..
Aquariius

Aquariius

St Petersburg / TPA

Aquariius is a drag entertainer from the tampa st Pete community, they have been doing drag for 10 years now and loves every aspect of the performing arts. Aquariius is a theatrical bearded pixie that loves to dance and put on an amazing show ! They are excited to come out and show you just how good the hairy side is .

Spikey Van Dykey

Spikey Van Dykey

Everywhere

Spikey Van Dykey has been a leading Male Impersonator & Drag King entertainer for 16 years.
He first hit the stage making his debut in Birmingham Alabama at The Quest Club in October of 2000.
In 2006 he took on his role as show director and coordinator of Spikey and The After Midnites, a cast created to help diverse entertainment grow and rise in the community, and worked alongside a Burlesque troupe called Thee VaudeVillains.
Throughout the years, Spikey has discovered a way to combine his love for art, music, self expression, and acting; through a character of his own creation. Spikey continues to perform solo and with his cast throughout the U.S.
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You may have seen his most recent feature in Elle Magazine’s “About Face”, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Rebel Circus, Transfashionable, Curve Magazine, Wikipedia, and more! Continuing to travel he hopes to make a movement and impact others with his art, as well as showing our community that we ARE valid and that we are a beautiful and inspiring form of entertainment..

Prince Octavian

Prince Octavian

New Orleans

The fairy Prince Octavian grew up trapped in a magical tower by an evil
wizard until he gained access to Instagram, and there he learned how to
use his fairy magic for GLAM instead of EVIL. He’s the sentimental magic
boyfriend of your wet dreams and erotic nightmares, he’s the frog AFTER
the kiss, he’s Le Prince Octavian.

Kiki ButterMischief Lords

Kiki ButterMischief Lords

MIA/ SRQ

Hi, my name is Kiki ButterMischief Lords and I always put butter on my toast! I am originally from Miami, FL but I was raised, and got my start as an entertainer, in Sarasota. I began performing locally in 2014 and I now perform all over Florida, with regular features throughout the Tampa Bay and Orlando. I am also a part of the legendary House of Lords, based in Miami. I have been working as a makeup artist since 2014, for both Sephora and MAC, as well as freelancing for events, photoshoots, etc. I was also featured in the nationwide Sephora Pride Month campaign in 2020, celebrating the history of drag. Now, I’m ready to spread it like butter all over the world!.

Kitana Gemini

Kitana Gemini

Orlando

Kitana Gemini is the Mother & Founder of the Orlando Haus of Gemini which is a Diverse Performance Haus consisting of a Family that Entertains throughout Central Florida. She is a Choreographer, Performer , Promoter , Event Coordinator, Producer and Host. She is the Producer of the annual event known as #ODRL – Orlando Drag Race Live , The Hunger Gaymes which is a Diverse Talent Show every Monday Night at Savoy Orlando , The Producer of F.A.C.E.S – Fierce Annual Clubkid Explosion Showcase which is a Pageant for Clubkids and other nighttime events / parties that include the annual Kitana’s Twisted Disney Event & The Break a Leg Broadway Show.

She’s the Show Host every Saturday & Sunday night at Savoy in Orlando as well at Island Time Restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Kitana has been performing for almost 20 years now providing safe spaces for everyone in the LGBTQIA+ Community and their Allies. She prides herself on making sure that all types of entertainment get a chance to perform on her nights at the club as well as helping all newcomers in the scene whether it’s a roof over their head or a place to go to for Thanksgiving so they’re not alone

Evelyn Adonis

Evelyn Adonis

Orlando

Performer every Saturday and Sunday Night at Savoy Orlando. She’s also a Emcee and Fabulous Female Illusionist.

Eros Taylor

Eros Taylor

Orlando

Male Performer and Producer of Unity Nite which is Orlando’s only All Trans Show for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Kaija Adonis

Kaija Adonis

Orlando

Producer of Twisted Tuesdays at Southern Nights and the annual Broadway Christmas Event (Benefit for the Trevor Project) Performer at Savoy Orlando every Saturday & Sunday. Performer at Southern Nights every Tuesday & Thursday.
Mystree Hugga

Mystree Hugga

Orlando

Performer at Savoy Orlando every Saturday and Sunday. Host of Bingo every Tuesday at the Persimmon Hollow and Host of the TreeHouse Show at Mannikins every Thursday.
Brianna Summers

Brianna Summers

Tampa Bay

Brianna Summers is a high energy entertainer known for her brunches by the water, vibrant personality, and passion for the art form of drag. Brianna resides in Tampa but is known to be a traveling diva who performs all over Florida. As a CAN ambassador Brianna strives to raise aware about HIV/AIDS and encourages those within the community to know their status. After trading in her boots and wranglers for high heels and extravagant fashions, Brianna advocates for those to be their true authentic selves. What you can guarantee with Brianna Summers is that she‘s a true show stopper who always brings the heat.

Gabrielle Fearce Santi

Gabrielle Fearce Santi

Tampa Bay

I am your current reigning Sunshine State All American Goddess. Born and raised in Tampa, Fl I have grown a passion for the female impersonation art form. Drag started off as a way for me to express my feelings. It is now a way for me to let loose and have a good time while entertaining the masses.
I am more than just an entertainer, I am one that gives back to my community as much as I can.

Working all over the Florida area as a diverse entertainer I am ready to conquer the world.

Lady Liemont

Lady Liemont

SRQ/ St Petersburg

A self taught ClubKid turned Drag Entertainer. I have been entertaining since the late 90s… all over Florida! Sarasota was my start & home for many many years.. Now I live in St. Petersburg and work every weeeknd as Lady!!.
Lindsay Carlton- Cline

Lindsay Carlton- Cline

SRQ

Lindsay Carlton-Cline began entertaining in 1978 and since then, has
performed all over the US, including Atlanta, New Orleans, and Los

Angeles. Lindsay Carlton starred in her own live singing show titled Diva-
Licious in 1997, written specifically for her by Bob Michaels in Las Vegas.

She also was instrumental in starting Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza in
Sarasota, Florida that ran successfully for 5 years with sold out shows at
the Player’s Theater and now continues at McCurdy’s Comedy Theater.

She has also numerous times on Television, Radio talk shows,
and in Motion Pictures broadcasting world-wide. After 40 years, she
continues her unselfish work in raising money for AIDS, Cancer Research
and various other human and animal charities for the less fortunate
among us.

Being the first cousin of the Legendary Miss Patsy Cline, show business
and entertaining runs “Crazy” through her veins.

Lindsay Carlton-Cline continues to perform at various venues in Florida.
Please Like her Facebook page to get notifications on upcoming shows
and her “Crazy” personal life.

No Label Industries Presents Bois of Florida

Mac Metz

Mac Metz

Position

Mel started in 2006 as a choreographer with a dream. That dream took some time, but on the way there Mel worked with numerous celebrities, choreographed music videos, choreographed competition teams and students, won an incredible amount of awards and became a well known choreographer.

Mel hit the stage as part of the drag world in 2008 as simply “That Dancer”. In 2022 Mel became Mac Melz, in full drag, discovering a brand new passion. He and his wife Paris, have created a company called No Label Industries and alas Mel’s dream was brought to fruition!

Mr. Stud Lee

Mr. Stud Lee

SRQ

Mr. Stud Lee was born in Sarasota Florida . He is a good southern boy who prides off of his good morals and values. But he don’t just stick to the country ways! Mr. Stud Lee enjoys performing to any thing from the old swing era days to hip-hop! With a heart so big his main passion and focus is always helping others. The passion for drag has been in him for a few years but he finally got to express himself on stage in 2022 when he started performing as Mr. Stud Lee.

If I can make one person‘s day better than every day I’ve done my job. Mr. Stud Lee’s motto is “What doesn’t break you makes you stronger.”

The Latin Bandit

The Latin Bandit

Aged to perfection like wine this Latin lover not only salsas his way on dance floor but also into a beautiful ladies arms!! He has been and still is professional DJ for over 15 years but his passion for drag has always been there!! But recently jumping back into the drag scene full swing!! With a good heart and charm this man knows how to treat the women!!!

Motto “if he licks it it’s his”

Stormy Knight De'Ore

Stormy Knight De'Ore

Position

Stormy Knight De’Ore has been performing as a Drag King for ten years. Known for his impersonations (Alice Cooper, Elvis, Rob Zombie, Tim McGraw, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice), Stormy also takes on characters that ignite the room with laughter. He says “As one ages, you don’t have to quit performing, you just have to be more creative in your performances.” You might see him performing a “lounge” version of Nine Inch Nails, or even a Geriatric Michael Jackson. He is wildly entertaining as both a performer and an MC. Whoever he brings out, it will surely be entertaining. He strives to bring Galactic awareness of the diversity and fluidity of drag performers. “There is room in the drag world for ALL kinds of performers.” His mission is to continue to create a safe space for all who enter this realm of entertainment..
 Hank E. Pankey

Hank E. Pankey

North Carolina/ Clearwater, FL

Hank E. Pankey is a fun loving, good ol’ country boy who’s Momma raised him right! He’s an Army veteran who believes in working hard and playing harder, and he appreciates every opportunity he gets to perform on stage! Hailing from the hills of western North Carolina, he enjoys the simple life; farming, camping, riding his motorcycle, and sharing cold brews and hearty laughs with good friends. You’ll likely see him sitting up high in his mud truck, singing along to a Country song, with a pretty gal sitting to his right, wearing his stolen cowboy hat with her feet on his dash.

Hank E. Pankey is the newborn Drag King persona of Chrissy O’Donnell, a career Aerospace Proposal Manager and disabled Army veteran. (After all, it’s never too late to start another new adventure!) She is a traditional Drag King performer that shares some elements of “Hank’s” life, but was raised in New England and grew up without the influence of Country music. Chrissy calls Clearwater, Florida home and has been active in the local LGBTQ+ community for 25+ years. When not spending time with loved ones and her furbabies, she is busy planning her next international travel destination and learning new Country songs for Hank’s next performance!

Event Details

Date: 12/2/2022
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Sarasota Opera 
Address : 61 N Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

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Ben & Jerry's Sarasota is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Harvey Milk Festival
Ben & Jerry's Sarasota is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Harvey Milk Festival
Ben & Jerry's Sarasota is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Harvey Milk Festival
Ben & Jerry's Sarasota is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Harvey Milk Festival
Ben & Jerry's Sarasota is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Harvey Milk Festival

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