Performance by Las Chicas de Esta Noche
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Las Chicas de Esta Noche—Lulu Ramirez, Persia, and Vicky Jimenez—will delight museum visitors with their dance performances, singing, lip-synching, and gorgeous costumes while comedian Marga Gomez lights up the stage with her insights and brilliant humor.
This event is organized in collaboration with René Yañez, co-founder of Galería de la Raza, curator, and activist.
About Las Chicas de Esta Noche
Lulu Ramirez started dressing in drag for fun 15 years ago, which led to a seven-year career as the sassy, sexy, bilingual ringleader behind Esta Noche’s Friday and Saturday night drag shows. Lulu is one of San Francisco’s best-loved drag queens, and she is in demand all over the Bay Area at Oakland’s Bench and Bar, Club 21, The Café, Mezannine, Blancoire, and numerous charity functions.
Persia was born in South Central Los Angeles. With degrees from the UC Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Art Institute, she set out to revolutionize the drag community. During Persia’s weekly shows at Esta Noche, she teamed up with musician Daddies Plastik to create the YouTube hit "Google Google Apps Apps," a dance song about gentrification and displacement that was quoted in the New York Times. Persia has also curated art shows, performed internationally, done stand-up, appeared on television, modeled, and represented SFMOMA by transforming into Henri Matisse’s Woman with a Hat.
Vicky Jimenez says she was “born” at Esta Noche five years ago. Since then she has become one of the club's favorite chicas and the star of Esta Noche’s weekly Sunday night spectacular. Vicky can now can be seen in the Bay Area at Club Malibu and Club OMG. She is "proud to be 100% Latina!"
Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to view permanent collection galleries and the special exhibitions.
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The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.