Cabaret and art in all forms

It’s art in all its forms.

A diverse cross section of artists and performers will crash Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center Saturday when PFLAG’s Cabaret takes the stage at 7:15 p.m.

How diverse is diverse? There will be jazz, punk rock, paintings in the lobby and more.

“Anyone who has an eclectic taste for art, they’ll love it,” said Renae Hamilton, event coordinator.

The show is being put on by the nonprofit, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, as a fundraiser. The group educates and promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.

But more than raising funds, the show is sure to entertain. It will feature 12 acts over the course of just over two hours — including intermission — that play piano, rock, dress in drag and aerial acts from the acrobatic.

“I really do think the level of talent is going to surprise people,” Hamilton said. “We have a range.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A local art show in the lobby, where paintings, photographs and other displays, will give guests something to view. Light snacks will be served.

Emma Palumbo will act as mistress of ceremonies, emceeing the dozens acts.

“It’s going to be fun going from jazz piano to punk rock,” said Matthew Houck, who is also coordinating the event.

All performers are volunteers. PFLAG hosted a cabaret three years ago, which it called a success and is happy to bring back.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. All tickets are a suggested donation.

Tickets are available by calling the YWCA of Kauai at (808) 245-5959 or by visiting: Deja Vu in Kukui Grove Center in Lihue, Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe, Progressive Expressions in Koloa, Kauai Music and Sound in Kapaa, Strings and Things in Hanalei.

Tickets are also available at the door and from members of PFLAG Kauai.

Info: Hamilton and Houck at 245-5959.


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