While everyone and their mom are currently on voluntary house arrest (you better be!) we’re already running out of ideas what to do at home. It’s not that there isn’t an endless list of possible chores we could finally get to now that we really have no more excuses left anymore. But honestly, we’re close to losing our mind, so clearly now is not the time for chores…
It’s just been a week or two depending on when you started, but somehow now, time decided to pass really slowly right now, so we’re filled with nostalgia of better days and a real sense of withdrawal from all our usual activities and adventures in Berlin’s bars, stages and clubs.
While the club scene has successfully transitioned into the digital space with their United We Stream, we’re missing all the fun cultural entertainment from our favorite queer darlings from the world of comedy, drag, performance, and voguing. But luckily, those bitches ain’t sleeping, within a week many of them have come up with streaming alternatives to their regular shows and we are HERE FOR IT! This way we won’t miss the cute Darvish, the hilarious Daniel-Ryan, the fantastic Venus Boys and many more…
The House of Presents in Quarantine
Hurrah! We won’t have to miss out on PANSY, Gieza Poke and their drag queen gang that normally do their crazy show every Tuesday at Monster Ronson’s. From now on they will be doing their shows digitally streaming over their respective Twitch accounts: Gieza’s Pokehouse streams at 21h followed by PANSY Presents at 22h.
photo: jenkins & jenkins
Daniel-Ryan Spaulding’s Corona Diary
Our favorite Berlin stand-up comedian is not letting his fans down in these dark times. With his daily vlog from his mind-bending quarantine, you can convince yourself that the thread to his sanity is as thin as always. Delightful!
Apocalypse Tonight with Olympia Bukkakis & Cheryl
In the form of a late-night show, the drag performers Olympia Bukkakis and Cheryl will keep you informed about the stages of the apocalypse. When this program was planned the whole corona madness hadn’t happened, so it’s quite ironic how fitting the theme of the show is. I guess unlike most of everything else this could not have come at a better time? We’re being sarcastic here… The next show is this Wednesday and you can watch it here.
The Venus Boys are a collective of masculine drag performers that usually do shows in various events and clubs in Berlin. For the time of the quarantine they have changed their events to live stream which you can follow over their Twitch account.
A Belly Dance Show by The Darvish
The Darvish, Berlin’s cutest queer belly dancer, has brightened our many days with his cheerful personality and cheeky dance performances. So much that we had him over at our book launch in November to give a performance to our guests. As part of an online program by The Queer Indigo, he is offering a 1h live stream belly dance performance on Thursday, March 26 at 6 pm (Berlin time) on this Instagram channel. We can’t wait for this!
Old Way Voguing Class with David Milan
We’ve missed the balls and it’s a shame there won’t be one for quite some time during the shutdown. Our favorite Ballroom Father David Milan who hosted the fabulous Pride Ball and Ocean Ball is not letting his aspiring voguing fans down by offering a free Old Way Class today, Tuesday, March 24th, at 6:30 pm through his Instagram.
We hope all these queer performers will bring some joy to your living room in these strange times. And considering that most of them will most likely be unable to make profits with their performances during the quarantine it would be great to tip them.