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Drag Queens at LTV? Bingo!

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 11:39
RaffaShow will perform Friday at LTV for Our Fabulous Variety Show's Drag Bingo.
Durell Godfrey

LTV Studios is kicking off a weekend of eclectic programming with a “Drag Bingo” event tomorrow at 6 p.m. Presented with Our Fabulous Variety Show, the evening, hosted by the drag queens Raffashow and Miss Nina, will feature bingo games, walking tacos, prizes, and pop-up drag performances.

Tickets, at $25, include three bingo cards; additional cards ban be purchased throughout the evening. V.I.P. cabaret tables that seat four and include gift bags are available for $150. Snacks and beverages can be purchased.

LTV, which is on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, will pivot from drag bingo to the Borscht Belt at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a new musical revue: “Headliners and One-liners: Songs and Stories of the Catskills Resorts.”

Those not of a certain age may not know of those legendary hotels — Grossinger’s, the Nevele, and Kutscher’s, among them — which hosted performances by Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, and Sid Caesar back in the day. Presented with the Catskills Mountain Foundation, the musical revue promises to bring audiences back to that golden era, through the talents of Mark Singer, Darcy Dunn, Amanda Yachechak, and James Parks, all veterans of Broadway and the musical theater.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

World Voices, a new programming initiative dedicated to bringing international and underrepresented artists to the studio, will launch on Sunday at 6 p.m. with a performance by R. Carlos Nakai. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Mr. Nakai is considered one of the world’s foremost performers of the Native American flute. He has sold over four million albums during his career and received 10 Grammy nominations.

Sunday’s performance will be Mr. Nakai’s East End debut. A welcoming ceremony of traditional chant and drumming will be performed by The YoungBlood Singers of the Shinnecock Nation, after which the flautist will perform. The evening will conclude with a conversation between Mr. Nakai and the audience, moderated by Jason Amis, head of operations and facilities at LongHouse Reserve.

“Our primary importance as musicians is trying to tell people that history can’t be changed, but the future can be,” Mr. Nakai has said. “Personally, I feel I should try to contribute something that would encourage people to change, to become more positive about our situation, to reorganize and reorient ourselves together instead of continuing to build walls.”

Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Seating at cafe tables is $65 per person.

R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s foremost performer of the Native American flute, will make his East End debut in a solo concert at LTV Studios. Robert Doyle photo

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