The Garden Ball Renaissance

House of Sonique presents 
The Garden Ball: Renaissance at U Street Music Hall Sunday, February 24

7 PM | NO COVER| 21+

Harlem set the tone back in the 1920s. The burst of intellectuals, socialites & artists changed the view of Black people internationally. Less than 100 years later, The House of Sonique reimagines the Renaissance – serving Queer realness.


The Garden Ball Renaissance is jam-packed with an evening of entertainment. The show is a glimpse into the mainstream ballscene, featuring some of DC’s hottest local queer nightlife performers & artists. House of Sonique will feature the exclusive, “BIMBOLA”. 
Think NYFW but with a twist.


Also, don’t forget about the dance party afterward so come in a lewk or stay at home. This night is for the fashion-forward only – Renaissance. 
Hosted at U Street Music Hall by House of Sonique & Music By DJ DvonneDoors open @ 7 | Showtime @ 8 | Dance party until Midnight.


Performances: Pussy Noir, Majic Dyke, Rigatoni, Sippi Sonique, Chaz Sonique 
Judges: Emery Garcon, Pussy Noir, Phil Powell, Majic Dyke, Mary Bimbola
Music byDJ Dvonne (CTRL)


CATEGORIES
OTA FACE “Socialite” 
In the era of social media, everyone proclaims to be the “It” girl but do they really live up to standards of a true socialite without a filter. Come dressed in cocktail attire with a soft “natural” beat & show the judges you are the true socialite of your time. 
1 Trophy

OTA Runway
“The Operetta” 
It’s a packed night at the Harlem Opera House. You have your debut performance and among the crowd are legends: Josephine Baker & Duke Ellington and more. Come ready to slay the floor dressed as an opera singer. You should be styled in a fashionable, accessorized, one-of-a-kind lewk. Will you hit the high notes or be gagged before you hit the floor. (Models will be scored on their LEWK & WALK)
Cash Prize & 1 Trophy


OTA Performance
“Chillun” 
Due to an unfortunate circumstance, Richard Bruce Nugent had to relinquish is the role in the infamous play “Run, Little Chillun”. The casting director is looking fill the position ASAP! Come ready to slay the audition executing all the elements to show that you have mastered your craft. 
2 Trophies


OTA Realness
“Strictly Business” 
After writing relentlessly for months, Langston Hughes has finally decided to publish his most iconic work of art, Not Without Laughter. The only thing he lacks is a publisher to help him spread the word. Show up in a polished look, ready to negotiate Mister Hughes book deal and get y’alls check for $1 Million dollars. 
1 Trophy 

OTA Sex Siren 
“Lenox Lewks”
Among Lenox Avenue lies 15 of the hottest clubs in Harlem. Tonight at the prestigious Lenox Lounge, it’s a special night. The owners are looking to turn up the heat a little more than usual. The promoters are looking to hire some sexy cocktail waiters to spice up with the evening. Show up to the interview in a lewk that will get you hired on the spot. 
1 Trophy


OTA Best Dressed 
“Fashion Assassin”
The Savoy Lounge is the hottest spot in Harlem. Looking around the club you can see the greatest fashion icons, writers, business, and artists all under one roof. As a new person into the scene, your goal is; be “new” but let them know you’re not new to the scene. Show the judges you have mastered your craft and aesthetic. Bring forth a high-fashion look wearing black or red, or any combination of the two. 
Cash Prize & 1 Trophy

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