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Ypsilanti drag troupe to host Halloween themed benefit shows for Washtenaw County nonprofits

Shows to raise funds for SafeHouse Center, Ozone House, Humane Society of Huron Valley

Washtenaw County's Boylesque Drag will host fundraising events over Halloween weekend. (Jadein Black)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Support nonprofit organizations and have fun at spooky Halloween weekend events hosted Washtenaw County’s Boylesque Drag troupe.

Between Friday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 31, the Ypsilanti drag troupe will perform at three in-person events to celebrate its ninth anniversary. The shows will raise funds for Safe House, Ozone House and Humane Society of Huron Valley.

In early 2020 the popular group of performers from southeast Michigan took their shows online and have since raised over $10,000 for causes around the county.

Tickets for each benefit show can be found and bought on Eventbrite.

Here are the details:

Friday, Oct. 29

Join Boylesque at Ypsilanti’s Tap Room, 205 W. Michigan Ave., for a night of glow sticks, dancing and music. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the first show is at 10 p.m.

The troupe will perform three shows intended for audiences 18-years-older or above.

Tickets cost $10 each, and $15 at the door if available. A part of the proceeds will go to SafeHouse Center, which provides services for domestic violence victims. Find tickets here.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Jadein Black, Izaya Cole, Anibriated, Maxi Chanel and Hershae Chocolatae will be joined by internationally-known performer Pandora Boxx for an 18+ show at Sticks, 39 E. Cross St., in Ypsilanti.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show cost $35 and include three games of bingo. Part of the proceeds will benefit Ann Arbor’s Ozone House for homeless or runaway youth. Find tickets here.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Enjoy a family-friendly performance during a Hocus Pocus Drag Brunch event with Boylesque. Participants are encouraged to wear their costumes and prizes will be given out.

The event starts at 12:30 p.m.at SideTrack Bar and Grill, 56 E. Cross St., in Ypsilanti.

Tickets cost $12 each with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Find tickets here.


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Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.