As queer culture goes mainstream, its “edgy underground nature” dissipates, says Maxi Glamour, a fashion designer and event planner for Qu’Art (a.k.a. Queer Art).

To keep the rebel vibe alive, Glamour and DJ Monsieur Gaston have announced the first annual Filthy Filth Fest for the night after Thanksgiving. It aspires to be a “super queer showcase” of live music, drag, burlesque, painters, vendors, clowns and more.

There will also be a panel of guest speakers — including a city alderman! —  to discuss being queer in St. Louis and how to make a difference in the community.

“There’s a lot of hyper-polished pretty princesses in the limelight, and that’s cool,” notes Glamour, “but equally important are the evil queens that make the story interesting.”

Filthy Filth Fest, $10, adults only, 9 p.m. Fri. Nov. 24, The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive St., for more information, contact [email protected]


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