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Drag Queen Story Hour

June 15 | 11:30am–12:30pm

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. 

Near West Theatre and Veranda L’Ni are thrilled to host Cleveland’s first Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:30am. This event will take place at Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. This event is FREE but reservations are required.


What is Drag Queen Story Hour?
It’s just what it sounds like -- drag queens reading stories to children in a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion, challenging all of us to look beyond gender stereotypes.

Drag Queen Story Hours happen all over the world but this is Cleveland’s first!

The program will last about one hour. Participants will enjoy a story or two, sing songs, make art, and dance! This program is ideal for ages 3 to 8 and their family.

Questions about Drag Queen Story Hour? cleveland@dragqueenstoryhour.org or 216.961.9750


Planning Your Visit
Parking in the Gordon Square Arts District can be challenging on weekends. Please consider arriving early to give yourself ample time to secure parking on the street or in one of the public lots close to Near West Theatre. Find more information on parking in the Gordon Square Arts District here. Participants should plan to bring snacks, a teddy bear, or a doll.

Who is Veranda L’Ni?
Veranda L’Ni is Cleveland’s tallest drag entertainer. Veranda hosts many shows, including drag bingo, and raises awareness and money for many local non-profits, as well as LGBTQ issues.

What is Near West Theatre?
For more than 40 years, Near West Theatre has been shaping, changing, even saving lives through transformational theatre arts experiences. Near West Theatre is a founding institution of the Gordon Square Arts District.

Special thanks to Michelle Tea, RADAR Production, and Drag Queen Story Hour.

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