Brava! for Women in the Arts presents
Las Chicas de Esta Noche: Living La Vida Evicted
Starring: Lulu Ramirez, Persia, Vicky Jimenez & Mitzy Lee
created by Rene Yañez
October 24 8pm
Las Chicas tell the story of working at the historical and noted Esta Noche Club which resided at 16th Street in the Mission District for 34 years. After Esta Noche’s forced eviction, these talented bilingual chicas find themselves by themselves. Telling the lead story with song and dance is Lulu Ramirez, who demonstrates how bilingual drag shows are twice as much fun. Also on the marquee is Persia. Known for surprising the audience, Persia stands with platforms at seven feet tall. Hip and beautiful, Persia can be seen on Youtube in her video “Google, Google, Apps, Apps”, which deals with evictions and technology. And also joining us is the talented Mitzy Lee who now performs at the notorious Tenampa Bar in San Leandro take it from us she is one funny drag queen. Rounding up the show is Vicky Jimenez who mesmerizes audiences by doing a reverse drag show from a woman to a man in transition. This show originated from producer Rene Yanez and performed for the Friday Night Series, July 2014 at DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park, where a 600 person audience gave Las Chicas a standing ovation.
Please join us October 24 for a Spanglish drag extravaganza that deals with displacement, in a designer dress with high heels and a lot of soul.
About Las Chicas:
Lulu Ramirez started dressing in drag for fun 15 years ago which led to her 7 year career as the sassy sexy bilingual ringleader behind Esta Noche’s Friday andSaturday 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 from the burgeoning creative mind of a child in South Central Los Angeles. With degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Art Institute in one hand, and a few pairs of heels in the other, she set out to conquer and revolutionize the drag community. Persia began performing weekly at Esta Noche, the recently closed Latino gay bar in San Francisco. Whilst performing at events around the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, and Mexico—including a few quinceañeras—Persia has also curated art shows, done stand-up, appeared on a few television shows, modeled, and has represented SFMOMA by transforming into Matisse’s “Woman with a Hat.”
Vicky Jimenez says she was “born” at Esta Noche 5 years ago. Since then she became 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 100% Latina!