Don’t flip out. Wig Out! to help out MondoHomo

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Everything’s more fun with a wig on, so dust off that Afro, throw on that Halloween mullet—or you know, unlock your climate-controlled wig vault—and let MondoHomo’s fun fundraiser Wig Out 3 begin.

For the third year in a row (photos, view more and even more), Saturday afternoon’s Wig Out 3 benefits MondoHomo, the alternaqueer Memorial Day Weekend festival that has taken gay Atlanta by storm in just a few short years. The May 26-29 festival combines arts, entertainment, social justice and hipster fun in four days of queerliciously fabulous programming at multiple venues.

But before that can happen, fun-raisers are crucial to the festival’s success. Following last month’s Spaghetti QueerStory Dinner at Sauced and last week’s Queer Anthemz dance party at Mary’s, Wig Out 3 at the Eagle on Saturday from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. is the MondoPosse’s way of building momentum and dollars toward the MondoHomo main event.

How can you help? Put your wig on, girl! Once you don your gaytastic headdress and get your queer ass down to the Eagle on Saturday, emcee Koochie Koochie Ku hosts a slate of performers to rock that wig right off your head. Performances celebrating the wig in all its crowning glory include drag, burlesque and more inside the bar. Outside, look for a dunk tank, beer pong, and hot dogs and hamburgers (vegan friendly, too). Local lesbian beatmaster DJ Vicki Powell gets the queers movin’ and shakin’.

“Staying true to this year’s theme, ‘Queer Justice! Queer Beats!,’ Wig Out is dedicated to demanding an inclusive queer space for celebration of wigs, dancing, drag, and queer identity,” organizers say in their party announcement. “Dress up to mess up!”

“Queerly crafted” jello shots and, since it’s Easter Weekend, an egg hunt with a MondoHomo bent are on tap, too. The event costs $10 in advance at the MondoHomo website, Charis Books & More, Mary’s, or from your favorite Radical Faerie. It’s $15 at the door, so plan ahead.

Don’t dream MondoHomo. Be MondoHomo and help them bring the festival to fruition. Now where did you leave that wig?


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