Friday, March 8, Falls Church’s live music venue, the State Theatre, will be given over as a “safe space” for LGBTQ persons to assemble, something the principal organizer of the event hopes will become a regular happening in the Little City.
David Tax of Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, next door to the theater, is spearheading the organizing of a LGBTQ dance party at the State to run from 9 p.m. to midnight on March 8 called “Love Is Love.” Tax said that experiences with his LGBTQ friends has told him that it is important for that community have its own “spaces” to feel safe and better connected, and providing that for people in this region is what’s behind his effort at the State.
Kathy DiToro, the lead singer of the Legwarmers, a popular group often performing at the State, will sing Madonna, Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani songs and serve as the master of ceremonies and DJ for the event, and SamWell Norman will also sing. There will be a video screen and a light show.
Admission will be $10 and a pre-party also open to the public will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Beach Shack.