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
Judges: Emery Garcon, Pussy Noir, Phil Powell, Majic Dyke, Mary Bimbola
Music by DJ Dvonne (CTRL)


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
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 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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