The CAC is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and on May 16th, the evening kicks off with a dinner and art auction in the "old" CAC space in the Mercantile Center (limited tickets still available starting at $175 - contact Sarah Day at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info) then progresses to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art for an after party to beat all after parties.
Themed "Diamonds & Debauchery" by a committee of some of the City's best event planners, the after party will feature a performance by boychild plus DJ, dancing, signature drinks & food.
"This character has been brewing my whole life," says performance artist boychild of her haunting stage persona. "It's not an alternate personality-it's an outlet for expression. I go somewhere else when I'm performing." And she's getting there fast. The California native got her start less than two years ago in San Francisco's thriving drag scene, though labeling her performance as simply drag doesn't do it justice. On stage, boychild transforms into a raw, powerful, and genderless alien entity whose muscular body shudders and contorts as if operated by a hidden puppeteer. Her eyes are often disguised by colored contact lenses; her mouth glows from the inside as she dances to dark electronic tracks or lip-synchs to remixes of Beyoncé and Rihanna. Read more about boychild here.