WINDY CITY TIMES
||Mexican Museum presents Queer Fiesta
by Vern Hester
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In celebration of National Latino Month and Mexican Independence Day, the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Noche De Musas II and Queer Fiestas Patrias on Sept. 23.
The event, which spotlighted female, queer and non-binary Mexican artists, featured a fashion show by eco-conscious designer Julieta Zavala; open bar and full buffet; live painting by Arte Jaqui; a DJ set by Angel Fuk; a raffle, and performances by Kim Chayed, Mariachi Sirenas, Nina Dioz, and a special album release for queer rockers The Braided Janes. Lily B. served as emcee for the event.
The event kicked off with a set from Mariachi Sirenas, Chicago's only all-female Mariachi band, who performed a set of rancheras which got the crowd dancing. Next up was designer Zavala, whose extravagant gowns acknowledged Mexico and Mexican culturebut with a sense of humor. A highlight was a thrilling performance by The Braided Janes (Jessica Rodriguez on guitar, her wife Juny Alvarez on drums, and brother-in-law Andrew Doyle on bass) which started a wild dance melee with a set of older songs from their debut Despierta and a hearty helping of the just released Renacer CD. The event was closed out with a set from up-and-coming Mexican rapper Dioz.
Food and beverages for the event were provided by Zacatecos, Mezcal Kitchen and Spirits, and La Shikis Mexican Spirits. Sponsors for the event included Wheels of Chicago, Sure Designs, The Dearborn Hotel, and The National Museum of Mexican Art.
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