Drag Queens and Potheads Throw a Jim Kenney Fundraiser at Franky Bradley’s
A motley crew of Philly “artists, potheads, activists and other degenerates” are coming together this week to announce their endorsement for Jim Kenney for mayor (take that Inquirer!). Local comedian/writer/web producer/pot activist N.A. Poe has organized an event at Franky Bradley’s to raise funds for Kenney’s campaign and encourage folks that he’s the man for the job as Mayor of Philadelphia.
“My colleagues in activism aren’t necessarily fans of politicians, but we really took a shine to Jim,” Poe says. His work on the marijuana decriminalization bill solidified his commitment to making Philadelphia a progressive, world-class city, and his longtime support of the LGBT community—before it became a political trend—speaks volumes. These factors in particular inspired the counter-culture community in Philly to re-engage the political process and throw an affordable, off-beat fundraiser to support a candidate that understands the needs of [people like us]. We want to break the mold of the stuffy, boring suit-and-tie fundraiser. Although this event is being thrown by undesirables, we encourage anyone that wants to attend to come out and see how the other half lives.”
Among the eclectic group of performers taking the stage in the space formerly known as Sisters will be Philly’s tallest drag queens, Brittany Lynn and Martha Graham Cracker; comedians The Necrosexual and Philly’s Phunniest winner Alex Pearlman; and recording artist Milton Musiq.
Guests can choose between three pay levels: $25 (students/artists), $50 (other people), $75 (couples). Money raised will go to Kenney’s campaign and, according to Poe “I have confirmation from Kenney’s campaign that he will smoke a joint in drag on stage with me if we raise $5K.”
Kenney’s campaign assures me that that statement, unfortunately, was entirely tongue-in-cheek, but hey, it’s cool that he at least said that.
Counter Culture for Jim Kenney takes place on Thursday, May 7th, starting at 5 pm. More information here.