Marcel Michelle Mobama Kashi


Daddy: A Queer Monthly Variety Show & Dance Night

Dec. 14
10 p.m.
Cabaret, LGBTQ, DJ

Bust out your leather garb and leave your inhibitions at the door: Daddy, a queer variety show and dance night, is returning to Icehouse for its fifth incarnation. Get your motor running at 10 p.m. with a DJ set, followed by multiple acts from the local burlesque, drag, fashion, literary, and performance-art scenes onstage. Things are capped off with a DJ spinning tunes that will have you dancing your ass off until 2 a.m. Daddy is the brainchild of musician Brent Pennington and cartoonist, sexual health educator, and podcaster Archie Bongiovanni. It’s meant to be a sex-positive safe space for the queer community, emphasizing consent and as much sweaty, risqué fun as you can handle. Attendees are known for showing up in outrageous outfits and wild makeup, so don’t forget to primp to the hilt. In addition to facilitating mingling among members of the LGBTQ+ community, Daddy raises money for local queer nonprofits like Reclaim, Navigate MN, and Cafe Southside through sales of T-shirts, handkerchiefs, and (of course!) condoms. 21+.