CampBiz – February, 2019

We’re back again after taking a winter break instead of publishing a January issue. This gave us time to work on our business plan for 2019, including a new printing format and digital edition. Stay tuned for more information on these coming changes by following Camp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Feb 2-17
‘Cabaret’ at the White Theatre
It’s Berlin in 1931. Political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed people roam the streets. Entering this chaos is a British cabaret dancer working at the Kit-Kat Club, where anything goes onstage. Into her life come several characters – a rich German politician, an American writer, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, and of course, the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies.

Performances will be at the White Theatre at The J, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, Kansas. Tickets:

Feb. 15
Miss Sweetheart Pageant
Introducing the Miss Sweetheart pageant, hosted by Dick von Dyke. This new pageant will build on the success of the Miss Firecracker pageant in July. The competitors include Daisy Buckët, Genewa Stanwyck, Tajma Stetson and D’Rihanna Weatherbey.

Contestants will compete in four categories: Boudoir, Talent, Evening Gown & Question, and Love.

The pageant will be at 8 p.m. at Missie B’s, 805 W 39th St, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets:

Feb. 21
‘Rock the Mic’ at Hamburger Mary’s
This is the premiere of an exciting competition show on Thursdays, from the creators of Drag Survivor. Twelve contestants have fought their way into the competition and are ready to come slay you with their vocals every week. But there’s a twist. The judges will compete against each other as well; each one is assigned to four contestants. The coaches will be helping their competitors prevail every single week. Who will end up on top? Make your reservations now – tickets won’t last long!

The fun begins at 9 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s Kansas City, 3700 Broadway Rd., Suite 110, Kansas City, Mo. (816-842-1919).

March 23-24 and March 31
Heartland Men’s Chorus presents ‘Stonewall 50: All of Us’
On June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a small gay bar in Greenwich Village. Such raids were not uncommon, but this time was different because the community fought back. The Stonewall riots are widely seen as a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history. In collaboration with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, HMC presents Stonewall 50, a new work that commemorates the anniversary of those six tumultuous days that helped spark the gay rights movement.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 23 and at 4 p.m. March 24 at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets:
Please note the different location and ticket site for the 4 p.m. performance on March 31: It will be at White Theatre at The J, 5801 W. 115th St, Overland Park, Kansas. Tickets:

March 28
Transgender Day of Visibility observance
The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Human Rights Campaign-KC will co-present the fifth annual observance of the International Transgender Day of Visibility at the Grand Room at Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand St., Kansas City, Mo. A Transgender Resource Fair will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Resource Fair is the largest in the region, featuring over 20 exhibitors.

The International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the worldwide discrimination that they face. It is a day for transgender people to stand up and be counted, and for cisgender people (people whose gender identity aligns with their sex at birth) to learn about and celebrate their transgender friends and family members.

A program will take place at 6:15 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be available. To register for this free event: