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Definitely Something New for Baltimore!

Part carnival, part masquerade, and très Baltimore, HISTORY IS A DRAG will be the event in April 2017. Mingle and trade fashion tips with the city’s original fashionista Betsy Patterson Bonaparte. Sip craft cocktails and talk politics with Francis Scott Key. Perhaps the Duke of Windsor and his new Baltimore bride will stop by? It’s a drag show for the ages.

Feel free to come dressed in your most Baltimore outfit — whether its man, woman, or building, let your imagination soar! Professional drag artists will entertain the Charm City crowd, while Baltimore-inspired food and cocktails will delight the palette. The grand ballroom will be transformed into vignettes celebrating the city’s remarkable history and our fabulous neighborhoods. Stroll through and experience a quirky, imaginative Baltimore in miniature. But hurry, for the lights will dim for our featured performance on the runway. Photographers will be on-hand to capture these once-in-a-Baltimore moments!

All proceeds from this unique gala event will go directly to the Baltimore National Heritage Area’s Heritage Investment Grant program. These grants fund programming and improvement projects for our historic attractions, small museums, and community and arts organizations. We’ve seen firsthand how modest yet strategic investments can make an incredible, affirmative impact to our neighborhoods. These grants achieve more than fostering heritage tourism and spurring economic development — they help build a sense of place and pride in less-visited yet historically vibrant Baltimore neighborhoods.

Thursday, April 20 2017
6 pm - 10 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 

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