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      PEM Pride 2024: Werk of Art

      Friday, June 28, 2024 from 8 pm—12 am

      PEMPride 2024: Werk of Art

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      In-person event
      Location: Main Atrium

      $25 general ticket; $50 VIP

      VIP package includes free drink ticket, a skip-the-line pass for the photo booth and a meet and greet and photo op with Landon Cider.


      This program includes amplified music, live music (singing), participants dancing and jumping on a hard floor and flashing or strobing lights.

      Ages 18 and up admitted. Please bring a valid ID.

      Festive attire is encouraged, but wide-brimmed hats and masks that fully cover the face are not permitted in the museum.

      Tipping performers is encouraged; please come prepared.

      Join us as we celebrate our cherished LGBTQIA+ community and local “Werks of Art” this Pride Month, in partnership with Salem’s own Miz Diamond Wigfall! This spectacular lineup features the Hometown Queeros collective of Salem drag artists, along with special guests Cain and Landon Cider (season 3 winner of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula).

      Before the evening dance party, PEM will host a film screening and panel discussion with the Hometown Queeros, featuring a runway walk by young workshop graduates from NAGLY.

      After-Hours Dance Party + Drag Show
      8 pm–midnight | Main Atrium

      Join us for a euphoric evening of drag and dancing! Dance the night away and enjoy a fantastical photo booth by Courtney B Hall, the “Light Witch”, along with a drag show featuring Landon Cider, Miz Diamond Wigfall, Maxine Harrison, Buster Pants, Stardust Cropper, Miss Michael, Dick Kayin, Cain and Peewee Vermin. The event will include refreshments and a cash bar for guests ages 21 and older.

      We encourage coming prepared to tip the performers! Tips will be accepted in cash and via Venmo.

      About the collaborators

      Miz Diamond Wigfall
      Miz Diamond Wigfall

      Miz Diamond Wigfall (she/he/they) is the queen of Salem, and she’s here to be the hostess with the mostess. You can catch her doing shows every week at venues across the North Shore. This former NYC queen is an Ultimate Drag pageant winner and has been featured by Disney, Trojan, Mondo and more!

      Maxine Harrison
      Maxine Harrison

      Maxine Harrison (she/they) is the tatted glam-alien fashion clown of Salem, MA. A North Shore native, Maxine has been performing in drag for over 10 years, and is the current reigning winner of the Boston Drag Gauntlet: Cycle 8! Maxine takes a lot of inspiration from cult classic films directed by John Waters, starring the iconic Divine. She loves musical theater, horror movies and all things drag! You can catch her at BitBar for Fierce Fridays, every Sunday at Gulu Gulu Cafe DJing for Diamond’s Dine-In, and every fourth Thursday of the month at Jacques Cabaret in Boston, MA for The Early Early Show with Maxine Harrison! Find them on Instagram and TikTok @maxineharrisonx or at https://linktr.ee/maxineharris... for merch and upcoming shows.

      Buster Pants
      Buster Pants

      Buster Pants (he/they) is a cheeky drag king who likes to keep it weird. Pants will be busted, hearts will be broken. You will be confused, and you will love every minute. Buster Pants has a monthly king/thing show at BitBar in addition to many shows and shenanigans in Salem, Boston and New England. They also have a new podcast called Buster's Beat which can be found on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow them on Instagram @pantsbuster for all the latest info! Linktree.com/busterpants.

      Stardust Cropper
      Stardust Cropper

      Stardust Cropper (he/they) is a drag king who has been studying and doing makeup for over 15 years: “On stage, I lip-sync and vogue. I was very fortunate to be trained by some local legends in the art form. With my drag, I bring black art to the forefront. I like to parody the male archetype from a nonbinary AMAB perspective. Drag is so fulfilling to me as I can put all my artistic interests into it. My drag face is very inspired by my anime. I never thought that there was a place for me in the art form but with support from my local community, I carved out a space. Never doubt yourself!”

      Miss Michael
      Miss Michael

      Miss Michael (she/he/they) is the bearded queen of Salem and has been spooking the public since 1996. A drag artist who loves long walks in the local cemetery and a coffee at her local brewery, she’s ready to dance her heart out for your viewing pleasure. You can catch her at Hallowed Ground Salem for the monthly Big Gay Night Out as well as various performances in Salem and Boston. Instagram: @missmichaelpires.

      Dick Kayin
      Dick Kayin

      Dick Kayin (he/they) is a a real living embodiment of a bygone era, one which will never die. Once thought to be destined for greatness, his eccentricities often leave others scratching their heads. You can find him performing all over the Salem area and around Brooklyn, NY in drag, burlesque and all forms of performance art. Dick Kayin will confuse and intrigue you – prepare yourself, he’s the most professional loser you’ll ever meet. Instagram: @dickkayin. TikTok: @dickkayin.

      Peewee Vermin
      Peewee Vermin

      Peewee Vermin is Salem’s premiere goblin. This drag thing is just stumbling his way through life hoping that at least one person finds it somewhat entertaining. They like to mix high-concept looks with campy performances that will always keep you guessing. Is this funny or is this guy fully serious? Who knows! You might think he’s cute, but watch out, he bites! Instagram @verminpeewee. TikTok @shanvermin. Linktree /shanpdk.

      Cain
      Cain

      Cain is a seductive and wicked artist who began their drag journey 10 years ago. Cain is the hot girl in the horror movie who dies first but is resurrected to become the femme fatale. (Think Lucy Westenra meets Tiffany Valentine meets a bit of Anna Farris in Scary Movie.) Originally hailing from the Salem area, Cain now resides in Brooklyn, NY working as a wig designer and craft artist creating for burlesque performers, drag artists and circus folk. Her work was recently seen on season 16 of RuPaul’s Drag Race as part of Nymphia Wind’s runway package. @creationsofcain @markedbycain on Instagram.

      Landon Cider
      Landon Cider

      Landon Cider has been proving drag kings can reign just as fierce as queens for over 14 years. The Season 3 Winner of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Landon is on a mission of World Drag Domination, taking over stages one tape roll at a time.

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