Drag Queen Story Hour and Scenes with Queens!

Drag Queen Story Hour and Scenes with Queens!

Join us for Drag Queen Story Hour and Scenes with Queens!

We will have a series of drag queen story hours this fall hosted by director of Drag Story Hour Los Angeles, Pickle Drag Queen.

Pickle will be joined by drag artist Tony Soto for readings of:

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess, Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz, and It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr.

Followed by Scenes with Queens, a family friendly reading of selected scenes from the various films represented in our Stories of Cinema exhibition with members of the audience!

We encourage families to visit our Stories of Cinema exhibition. Stories of Cinema is the Academy Museum's core exhibition exploring narrative and documentary films, both animated and live action, as well as the arts and sciences of moviemaking. While celebratory, the exhibition also seeks to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.

A separate museum admission ticket is required to visit the galleries. Children 17 and under are free.

Join us from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level. The program is free with museum admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Saturdays: September 23, October 21, and November 18

Story Hour and Scenes with Queens: 12:30–1:30pm

Family workshop: 1:30pm–2:30pm


Pickle is the first drag laureate of the City of West Hollywood and director of Drag Story Hour Los Angeles. She has partnered with many organizations, including the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Independent Shakespeare Company, LA County Library, and LA Public Library, and has appeared on Tyler Perry's Sistas, Weakest Link, and Dodgeball Thunderdome.

Tony Soto is an actor, public figure, internet personality, and the best drag queen you have never heard of. She hosts the podcast The Tony Soto Show.

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email museumeducation@oscars.org.  

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