Monday, August 8, 6-7:45 p.m.
SOCIAL ACTIVIST BY DAY, SOCIALITE BY NIGHT, ALEKSA MANILA is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now calls Seattle, Washington home.
Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience. She’s a staple in Seattle’s landscape from ICON – a celebration of drag, art & life!, LEO Party, University of Washington’s Lavender Graduation, Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pridefest, Seattle Pridefest Capitol Hill,Lifelong’s Gay Bingo to Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia among many. Plus you can see her as Helena Pen Poison on Wes Hurley’s Capitol Hill Web Series. Notably, she has performed with Pink Martini on various concerts including Zoo Tunes, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Crystal Ballroom, Microsoft, Washington Park and Kirkland Performance Center.
Visit Aleksa’s website at Aleksa Manila
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Social time
6:30-7:45 p.m. — Program begins with land acknowledgement and call to action,
followed by featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation
Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQIA+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.