Last month, Future Tenant unveiled Lucky After Dark, an archival exploration into the after-hours gay and lesbian scene in Pittsburgh from 1960 to 1990. The exhibition is the first from the Pittsburgh Queer History Project (PQHP), an ongoing oral history and media preservation initiative that, in 2012, began as an investigation of after-hours nightlife in East Liberty, and has since uncovered the city’s LGBT individuals and community formation through its collection. On June 21st, as part of the event, PQHP will present a special screening that highlights some of the scene’s greatest stars and starlets.
Performers Past and Present will shed light on archival footage of LGBT performers from the 1980s to the 2000s. Co-Presented by Queer Video Vault and overseen by host Mahogany La PiranHa, the evening will include a variety of music, comedy, and drag acts filmed on everything from U-Matic to VHS.
Performers Past and Present begins at 6 p.m. Free refreshements such as beer, hard cider, and popcorn are included. Guests are encouraged to attend an after party at Blue Moon Bar for food and drinks and a show by Tootsie Snyder.