A Tribute to Club Carousel fundraiser - Lougheed House

Posted by | May 05, 2019 | | No Comments

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Support Lougheed House and Calgary Queer Arts Society’s joint fundraiser!

A Tribute to Club Carousel.

Club Carousel was Calgary’s first gay bar, our first gay-owned space, and an important milestone in the queer community’s history. It is where we collectively declared independence for the first time in Calgary from our culture of homophobia, repression and intimidation. Club Carousel was a spark, a galvanizer, a gathering place and a place where community was created and nurtured. Everything that our queer community has achieved in the past 50 years is due to Club Carousel and the brave Calgarians who risked so much to open it and run it. If you are queer, an ally, or if you simply value diversity and inclusion in Calgary, we invite you to support this celebration event.

Dress is 1970s’ “disco” theme, or come as you are.

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6:00 pm – Doors Open. Dance to DJ MollyFi; have fun at our Disco Dressup Photobooth; Peruse & bid at our Silent Auction; visit our Bar for ’70s-themed drinks (first one is complimentary) and visit The Shop downstairs for sustainable, locally made artisan wares

6:00 – 7:00 Tapas-style appetizers (complimentary)

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Cheer on our Drag King vs. Drag Queen Croquet Competition, on the lawn.

DJ MollyFi

6:45 pm – 7:30 pm – Mason Jenkins (below) plays live music in the Drawing Room

Mason Jenkins

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Readings from the original 1970s Carousel Capers newsletters, historical outtakes from Calgary’s first gay newsletter.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – A tribute and thank you to community icon Lois Szabo, and Club Carousel cake cutting

8:30 pm – DJ MollyFi in the Ballroom

9:00 pm – 9:45 pm – Live performance by alternative dream rockers, Lashes the Band (below) in the Drawing Room

Lashes the Band

9:45 pm – Announcement of first sold items at Silent Auction

9:45 pm – 11:00 pm – DJ MollyFi spins for our closing dance party in the Drawing Room.

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