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Fire + Dragons: AAPI Heritage Month Speakeasy

Fire + Dragons: AAPI Heritage Month Speakeasy

Sat May 25 12:00 am

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with an all-star cast of Asian American performers!

Fire + Dragons brings together drag, burlesque, traditional Chinese music, comedy, and more from some of Chicago's best performers for an explosion of forces rarely seen on the same stage.

Featuring:

  • Dawn Xiana Moon, who has sung the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls and bellydanced on Britain's Got Talent
  • Comedian Prateek Srivastava, who’s appeared on NBC and was a #1 bestseller on both Amazon and iTunes for comedy
  • Yin He Dance / Heyue Liu, classical Chinese dancers bridging the east and west
  • Veteran drag king Switch the Boi Wonder, producer of the drag show Notes on Masculinity
  • Jin Kim, artistic director and host of the comedy game show Batsu! Chicago
  • Tzu Tsen Wu, Chinese classical musician and ruan player who’s performed throughout Asia and the US


Part of Defiant Silk Festival, a month-long celebration of AAPI fringe arts at the Newport Theater.


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Ages 21+. Limited capacity (max 65%). Masks requested when not drinking.

Accessibility: Our theater is up a flight of 21 stairs (plus a step up off the street) with railings on both sides of the staircase. We do have a separate entrance with dual railings if you prefer a private entrance that is less trafficked. We can also plan seating to accommodate your preferences (i.e seating you near an exit with close access to a single stall, wheelchair-accessible gender-neutral restroom). The theater is air-conditioned.

We believe everyone should have access to the theater, so we're happy to work with you to ensure the best experience. Email newporttheater@gmail.com so we can help you have the best night possible.

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