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Fourth Annual Tiara Sensation Pageant

Tiara Sensation contestants on stage

Winner of the Third Annual Tiara Sensation Pageant, Dulce de Leche, with proud host and hostesses. Photo by Robbie Sweeny

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During the Fourth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant, presented in partnership with SOME THING, contestants will use their talents to develop a look and a performance of up to seven minutes that will woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation.

Contestants' names and details to follow.

SOME THING is a weekly party that seeks to explore, open, and refine drag performance using including dance, burlesque, lip-syncing, live singing, female impersonation, and the general creation of different personas regardless of gender. The annual Tiara Sensation Pageant is a larger version of this weekly event, traditionally held at the Stud Bar since 2008. In hosting this event at the de Young Museum this year, SOME THING aims produce the same exciting results as previous partnered events. This may be the most exciting collaboration yet. Want more? Join the official after party to follow at Club SOME THING, The Stud Bar, 9th and Harrison, San Francisco. 

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Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to view permanent collection galleries and the special exhibitions.


The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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