5 P.M. INTERVIEW: The Fire Ball: Pulse

Published: Feb. 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM CST
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The Fire Ball: Pulse is UW-Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza and will be held February 24 & 25 at UW-Eau Claire.

UW-Eau Claire News:

The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza! Each year in the Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. Each year, The Fire Ball is headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race (past performers include Latrice Royale, Alyssa Edwards, Raven, Chad Michaels, and Shangela), and they are complemented by several amazing drag queens and drag kings who are, in one word, FIERCE!

The Fire Ball offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved, either behind the scenes or as performers in the actual production. Do you want to be a Fire Ball Dancer? A fire/poi spinner? Do you want to take tickets at the door? Help sell merchandise to attendees? Or, do you think you have what it takes to beat your mug (*drag queen vernacular for "put on make-up") and entertain in drag? Whatever your interest, there is an opportunity to get involved!

Importantly, The Fire Ball isn't just another drag show. 100% of the proceeds fund Women's & LGBTQ Resource Center programming, the bulk of which supports student social justice advocacy efforts. The Fire Ball has supported student involvement in the Eau Queer Film Festival, Civil Rights Pilgrimage, MBLGTACC (the nation's largest Queer conference), NEW Women's Leadership Conference...and much more! Come to The Fire Ball, have a faaaaaabulous time, and help UW-Eau Claire students make a difference!