Date(s) - 11/10/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives


Werqs Logo smThe City that Werqs: A History of Chicago’s Drag Revolutionaries

New exhibit opening November 10.

While Chicago has the reputation as one of the most segregated cities in the country, the drag scene in Chicago has always held within it a diversity of performance and style. From anarchists and vaudeville queens at the Dil Pickle Club and the legendary Finnie’s Balls to the racially integrated club scenes of the 1960’s to the rise of the Miss Continental competition in the 1980’s and into the vibrant scene of today. Chicago is the city that works, because Chicago is the city that werqs.

Exhibit opening will be 6:30-9:00 pm. The opening includes an opening presentation, exhibit unveiling, and complimentary drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks and water) and desserts.

The opening has a limited capacity, so purchase tickets early. Purchase tickets

Following the opening will be a Drag Show at Jackhammer Complex (6406 N Clark St.) at 9:30 pm.


Opening only: $15

Opening and drag show: $20

Drag show only: $10 (cover paid at door of Jackhammer)

Show performers