Are you kidding me, gurlfran? ALREADY?! It seems like only moments since the last one, but here we are! Faced with another flipping Fourth of July, and therefore also faced with that pageant of patriotic moxie and gleeful American Americana called Freedom Fantasia! Can you believe it's already in its fourth year? True. And you know it's always the biggest and bestest after-Pride event on the books, crammed to its red, white, and blue rafters full of thrilling dances (by thrilling dancers like our beloved and inimitable Kitten and Lou and Cherdonna Shinatra), world-famous drag queens (like the ever-so-creamy BenDeLaCreme), a little burlesque (because WHY THE HELL NOT?), and a whole bunch of satire, because AMERICA! That's why. This year's glittery extravaganza also features Scott Shoemaker (who doesn't make shoes so much as he makes me laugh my face apart), the sartorial and burlesquey Jamie Von Stratton (who should make me some clothes, kthx), Robbie Turner, and MORE—but no Jinkx Monsoon this year, because she's flying her gold and diamond private jet to claim her star on the Walk of Fame or something. That's sad. But if you miss this show, you're a fucking traitor to your people. That's all I'm saying. Two nights only! Triple Door, 7:30 pm (17+) and 10:30 pm (21+), $28–$40.

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