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Drag Queen Storytime - June

The Pearl is very excited to present Drag Queen Storytime, an event designed to encourage early literacy and challenge gender stereotypes!

Drag queens perform and read stories to kids in a theatrical setting, every first Sunday, beginning this February!

Broaden your kids horizons (and your own) by bringing them to a event at which they can get to know people who defy rigid gender restrictions with glamour, humor, and confidence. 

This series is recommended for the whole family, and particularly for those with children from birth to fifth grade. 

DQS is facilitated by The Pearl, in cooperation with educator and activist Wick Thomas, and will feature a rotating cast of professional drag queens from the Kansas City Area. 

Feel free to dress up in your most fantastic princess, prince, Prince, animal, or any other costume that makes you feel fantastic! 

Admission is $20/adult and $10/child ages 1-15. Childen under age 1 are free. All of the money goes to support the featured artists and The Pearl. If the cost is prohibitive, please contact for a discount code.

Our intention is to capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and to give children positive, and unabashedly queer role models while encouraging literacy and exploration of the theatrical arts.

See you there!
Katie Gilchrist & Annie Cherry
Proprietrixes, The Pearl


Earlier Event: May 20
KC Oyster Cult Staged Reading