Aleksa Manila’s ICON: a celebration of drag, art & life 10/9


There are few drag queens in Seattle who have the presence and passion of Aleksa Manila. Her fearless drive and advocacy of LGBTQ rights has led to innumerable philanthropic efforts across the country. This October Aleksa is throwing ICON: a celebration of drag, art & life. This full-scale fundraiser will be giving ALL PROCEEDS to Seattle Counseling Service, a therapeutic resource center for the LGBTQ community.

Keep an eye out for my community RULES feature on lovely Aleksa and in the meantime check out the details of her impressive fundraiser below. ICON will be a night of 80′s themed drag, burlesque, live music, dinner and most importantly an opportunity to experience Aleksa Manila WERK.

ICON: a celebration of drag, art & life!
The Grand Hyatt
Seattle, WA

ICON: A celebration of drag, art & life! is an annual fundraiser that benefits Seattle Counseling Service (SCS).

In its 7th year, ICON has showcased amazing talent to entertain guests and donors who support the wonderful community and social service that SCS has been offering since 1969.

Conceptualized by its director, local drag social activist, Aleksa Manila has lent her fundraising artistry and continues to gather amazing talent from classic drag, burlesque, live entertainment and performance art to the stage while storytelling queer history and relevant issues near and dear to our hearts.

This year, SCS is delighted to host an 80′s themed evening joined by Jennifer Wagner, Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse with Victor Janusz and Jinkx Monsoon along with Gaysha Starr, Nina Maxwell, Ryan Stone, Isaac Scott, Diamond St. James, Luscious Lady Pop & Company and the reigning Queen of Burlesque – Miss Indigo Blue!

General Admission Tickets at $100 includes a fabulous 3-course dinner and show!

VIP Admission Tickets at $125, in addition to the dinner and show includes early bird reception with hors d’oeuvres and LIVE entertainment!

ALL PROCEEDS from the evening benefit SCS to increase access to vital care with mental health and addiction services.


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