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Happy Hour at Studio Theatre

Please join us at Studio Theatre (1501 14th Street NW) on Saturday, May 19th at 5 pm.

Join us for the official Capital Trans Pride 2018 Happy Hour, presented by Studio Theatre and Whitman-Walker Health. Celebrate the beauty and strength of our community with your loved ones in a culturally welcoming space!

Friends, families and allies of all ages are welcome at this FREE event. Enjoy delicious food , music and live performances hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis. FREE tickets will be available at the door. We hope to see you there!

Please note the happy hour will take place on the second and third floors of Studio Theatre. For more information on the event, contact Jewel Addy at

$4 – Wine & Beer
$6 – Cocktails

Rayceen Pendarvis, known as the High Priestess of Love, the Queen of the Shameless Plug, and the Goddess of DC, is an emcee, entertainer, social media personality, activist, and lifelong Washingtonian.

In addition to being a columnist for SWERV magazine, Rayceen is a contributor to and the magazines The Unleashed Voice and Q Virginia. Rayceen can be seen regularly as host of The Ask Rayceen Show, a free monthly live event in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

Aurora Lloyd is a 26-year-old singer, Howard University student, dancer, choreographer, songwriter, actress, and activist who hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she grew up in Philadelphia and Lithonia, Ga. She has been performing since she was eight years old. Aurora was inspired to be a performer by her uncle, Eric Ruffin, after seeing and meeting the cast of “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk.” She released her first mixtape in October 2016 entitled “#InsidemyNotebook” containing interesting sounds of Trap, R&B, pop, poetry, neo-Soul and opera. Kicking things off with her growing popular first single, “High Key,” the world is not ready for the change she is about to bring!

QueenPatti Priscilla McKinney is a Trans Women of Color. She was born in DC as the second youngest among four boys and four girls; both of her parents had moved from South Carolina. After attending DC public schools, QueenPatti has been performing for over 30 years. QueenPatti is an established songwriter who has been affiliated with BMI of New York for more than 40 years. She is well traveled throughout the United States, and has met some wonderful friends through the years. QueenPatti currently works at Casa Ruby LGBTQ Community Center, where you can find wonderful things like love, peace, joy, and family. She is also a member of New Hope Baptist United Church of Christ led by Pastor Kenneth King. QueenPatti loves Jazz and Gospel music, cooking as well as meeting new friends. Above all, she says, “I’m Blessed, Loved, & Saved.”


May 19, 2018
5:00 pm