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This Weekend Only: Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s “Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes” at Cherry Street Pier

May 30, 2019

Got a chance to check out the dress rehearsal of Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes last night at Cherry Street Pier. Absolutely loved it, god I really need to cover more public performance art for this blog, right?!

Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philly-based experimental cabaret group founded by John Jarboe that is, “devoted to exploiting all the possibilities of intimate, homemade theater through beautiful songs, tricked-out costume changes, drag, and virtuosic prop construction.” And this performance at Cherry Street Pier was created to celebrate and reflect the contributions and life of legendary queer American poet Walt Whitman on the 200th anniversary of his birth, created in partnership with Whitman at 200.

See if yourself this weekend only (May 31-June 2), tickets range from FREE-$40 and you do need a ticket to reserve a seat: Click here to reserve a ticket!

Click here to learn about some more can’t miss events and art installations happening for Whitman at 200 around Philly this May and June!

And click here to learn more about those beautiful banners that you see at the top of a couple of the photos and video above.

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