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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.


  • 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.


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 so we can help you have the best night possible.

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