Concept Cabarets

Controlled Burn: queer performance for a world on fire

Named for the practice of intentionally setting fire to a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a cabaret mini-festival featuring "queer performance for a world on fire." An intersectional space for queer performers, especially artists of color and with disabilities. Curated by three fiercely talented queer artists of color, this special three-night event will feature 18 acts, with a different line-up each evening.
Co-Curated and Hosted by Nicole M. Smith, Rosa Garcia, and Dua Saleh


My Horrifying Holiday 2: It Returns!

An annual event about the desperation, awkwardness, and hindsight-only humor that plagues the holiday season. Typically this event has a focus on being light-hearted and humorous, but has had some sincere and even actually horrifying pieces. This event has previously included artists from multiple faiths (including no faith). Curatorial team Baby Patê, made up of a duo known for their radical queer underground parties, will bring a wholly new, probably wholly unholy, take on the horror of the holidays.

Join us for special pre- and post-show events to support Patrick's Cabaret:

Animal Kingdom Cabaret

artists gone WILD! Patrick’s Cabaret presents performances about all things beastly, both exotic and familiar. The word "animal" comes from the Latin "animalis," meaning having breath, having soul, or living being? In biology the Animal Kingdom (or "Kingdom Animalias") includes all manners of beings, from cats and lions to jellyfish and insects--and, of course, humans (though we often forget we're animals too).

My Horrifying Love Life!


This one’s for all the love fools! Patrick’s Cabaret invites artists to take part in an event on Valentine’s Day weekend devoted to sharing our most hilariously-embarrassing stories of the search for love. Equal parts confessional shame-fest and group therapy, we’re hoping that even if it hurt then, at least we can laugh about it now...?


Sarah McPeck

Hector Chavarria (the Big Gay Mexican)

Cassandra Snow & Company

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