Sunday Sessions

Halloween Drag Ball

Sunday, October 27, 2013
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 Watch Video of MoMA PS1 Halloween Drag Ball

Getting Into Drag — Costume, Hair,
and Makeup Workshop

3:00 PM · VW Dome

In anticipation of the evening’s Halloween Drag Ball, artist Raul de Nieves leads an afternoon of costume making. The VW Dome will be filled with inspiration, materials and tools as well as makeup and hair supplies. Adults and children are welcome to join and prepare for Halloween and the evening’s pageantry.

MoMA PS1 and Candy Magazine
Halloween Drag Ball

7:00 PM · VW Dome

Hosted by: Justin Bond, Melissa Burns, Cody Critcheloe // SSION, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Kembra Pfahler // The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Chloë Sevigny, Casey Spooner, Wu Tsang, and Lypsinka with Emcee Ladyfag

This Halloween MoMA PS1 and Candy Magazine invite all guests to come dressed in drag and be part of a glamorous old school drag ball made contemporary, with live drag and musical performances, DJs, dancing, and a pageant. The party is hosted by some of the leading contributors to contemporary dialogue on gender, sexuality, drag, and performance.

Live Performance by La’Fem Ladosha
DJ Sets by JD Samson & PYRAMID (Michael Magnan, Will Automagic, and Nita Aviance)

Candy is a magazine launched in 2008 that celebrates transsexuality, cross dressing, drag, androgyny, and everything in between.


Nelson Sullivan's footage of Wigstock (1985-88) and Pyramid Club courtesy of Nelson Sullivan Video Archives

With special thanks to Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, and Alex Sloane, Live Programs Coordinator.


Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.


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