Raising Funds and Awareness at PLAY Louisville

Whether you want to donate money for a worthy cause, show support to a group doing good in the community or just need an excuse to dance, there is plenty going on at Play Louisville this week. For more details on each of these events, search the titles on Facebook.

Queens For The Cure Tour – Louisville
Thursday, March 23  |  $30-$200  |  6 p.m.-2 a.m.

“Queens For The Cure” is a mega-tour of drag queen royalty benefiting Until There’s A Cure, whose goal is to fund HIV-prevention education, care services and vaccine development and to increase public awareness of AIDS. Featured acts include Detox Icunt, Ivy Winters, Jade Jolie, Jiggly Caliente, Manila Luzon, Sharon Needles and Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, with more performers and a live DJ to be announced.

United As One: For Trans Awareness Presented By DCS & Kentuckiana Pride
Saturday, March 25  |  $10-$80  |  6-10 p.m.

“United as One: Trans Awareness” aims to uplift the trans community by showing “all the love and support we have” and that “they are not alone and are loved for who they are.”  There will be over 35 local and national entertainers with headliners including Jiggly Caliente, Miss Transexual USA Domanique Shapelle, Holly Knight and Louisville’s own Gunnar Deatherage.

Aveda Catwalk For Water
Sunday, March 26  |  $20-$25  |  6-9 p.m.

Catwalks for Water Louisville is an annual “green carpet” event during which local Aveda salons raise money for Earth Month by showcasing their inspiration, creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup and fashion while using the Earth as their muse. This year, proceeds go to the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, a nonprofit that works to protect and restore Kentucky’s waterways.

Thursday, March 23–26