A Slice of the Good Life: The 6th Annual Pizza Klatch Gayla
Please join us for A Slice of the Good Life, our joyous 6th Annual Gayla, a community SHELL-ebration and fundraiser organized by and benefiting Pizza Klatch! This year’s Gayla is themed “The Coast is Queer” and will be hosted by bi-coastal burlesque performer, PIZZA MERMAID! Also featuring performances by hilarious stand-up comedian SOLOMON GEORGIO and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 runner up, actress and Broadway star, PEPPERMINT! PLUS performances and stories from Pizza Klatch youth! A silent auction and prize raffle with locally resourced treasures! Our annual Raise the Paddle fundraiser! An enchanting “Under the Sea” themed photo booth! And of course, pizza! You can be SHORE it will be a good time for a great cause, so we hope to SEA you there!Doors are at 6 PM, the main stage show begins at 7:30 PM. Our very popular VIP Reception catered by Dillinger’s will also feature a special meet and greet with the performers as well as feature an exclusive private performance from Seattle-based singer/songwriter, Champagne Honeybee! The VIP Reception begins at 6 PM.
Peppermint is a trailblazing actress, singer, DJ, reality star, and activist who defies limitations. A longtime key figure in queer nightlife, Peppermint’s star rose thanks to her smashing success as the first out trans contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race where she finished as runner-up in one of the series’ most-talked-about finales. Soon after, her talent led her to become the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the hit musical Head Over Heels.
As an activist, Peppermint has raised six-figure sums for prominent LGBT rights groups, partnered with the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund and is involved in the HIV Vaccine trials network. She is particularly concerned about the challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people in today’s political climate and takes every available opportunity to speak at universities and to various communities on the issue.
Recent projects include an appearance on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy award winning series “Pose”, a recurring role on the CBS series “God Friended Me” and an upcoming role on the new Fox scripted drama “Deputy” She is currently recording her fifth studio album. and looks forward to breaking new ground and being a positive voice during troublesome times
Solomon had his television debut in February 2015 as the featured comedian on CONAN, and followed it up with appearances on Drunk History, The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, This is Not Happening, Viceland’s Flophouse, Last Call with Carson Daily, 2 Dope Queens and a second appearance on CONAN. On October 2017, Solomon’s first half-hour comedy special premiered on Comedy Central Stand Up Presents. His debut album with Comedy Central Records, HomoNégro Superior, is also available. As a writer, he’s written for Shrill, High Fidelity, HBO’s Crashing, Adam Ruins Everything and Spongebob Squarepants.
AND YOUR HOST: PIZZA MERMAID
In the spirit of cultural exchange, Pizza Mermaid is an open book about ocean life, freely answering questions from kids and adults alike, about the wonders of the sea and mermaid culture. What she loves most is learning about life on dry land and filters her observations through a mermaid’s eye, making magic out of the mundane.