By Emily Katz
It is again time to loosen our gender neckties and pull out the pantyhose. Crystal Ball, hosted by Kaleidoscope, is Saturday at 9 p.m. in Hicks. This year’s event theme is New York City: Empire State of Drag, which is appropriate because the birth of the Drag movement has its roots in New York City during the 60’s, according to Kaleidoscope President senior Hallie Hinkhouse.
The average K College being may not have a full understanding of what drag truly means, and when asked, Hinkhouse and sophomore Evan Angelos agreed that it is difficult to define.
“I perform drag on a regular basis,” Hinkhouse said.
Senior Dwight LeRoy, Hallie and Evan collectively defined drag as a performed daily gender expression that is not confined to a King or Queen, but is based on each individual’s personal gender expression.
Kaleidoscope hopes to turn Crystal Ball into an event that is representative of drag culture and encourages all students to keep their self-perception of their own gender and sexuality in mind when putting together an outfit.
Kaleidoscope is still looking for volunteers for the event, who will also gain access to the VIP lounge and free admission for their guests.
“Set up was my favorite part of last year’s Crystal Ball,” said Evan Angelos. The group will be tabling all week with volunteer sign-up sheets.
This year’s event will boast diner style food and elaborate decorations. Enter from the Banquet Hall in the rear of Hicks.
This Friday’s community reflection in Stetson Chapel will discuss Kaleidoscope, drag and Crystal Ball.