Munich Kyiv Extravaganza

16.04.2023 | cb — No comments

In the spirit of the long-standing city partnership between Munich and Kyiv, drag artists from Ukraine and Germany have once again joined forces with Munich Kyiv Queer. They perform and raise money for the important work Munich Kyiv Queer conducts for queer war victims. Welcome to an entertaining cabaret evening on 10 June.

Charming guests, great show: Munich based Drag Queen VICKY VOYAGE (b.d.) leads the way through the international cabaret world. Because Vicky is always worth a trip. She guides her audience through the evening with charisma and clever wit. You can expect a colourful potpourri of Ukrainian and German drag art.

Before things get started on stage, we present our guests here in fast forward:

She is the enfant terrible of the German burlesque scene. When RUBY TUESDAY gets on stage, it’s getting hot. Ruby has been performing throughout Europe as a neo-burlesque performer for over ten years. This art form not only allows the performers to play with femininity and sensuality in a self-determined, creative and humorous way, but also to question social norms and blur boundaries.

Her versatility allows Ruby to slip into many roles: she plays the fluffy bunny just as convincingly as “Ruben Tuesday” bursting with masculinity – Ruby was Munich’s first drag king.

“All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Samantha Jackson

Ukrainian’s Drag Ambassador SAMANTHA JACKSON from Odesa has a big stage presence, a big heart and an even bigger voice. Everything about her is big. Especially the longing for her old homeland, which she had to leave because of the war. With her songs, she reminds us of Ukraine.

Her cause: A life in freedom! Samantha says: “All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Drag King Holey Father. Photo: Merlyn Charles Nieto

Drag phenomenon HOLEY FATHER spreads blasphemous fun wherever it can. With a mix of pop culture and social criticism, Holey makes people laugh, cry, but also think.

AGNETA LINCHEVSKAYA from Berlin is an icon of intellectual eroticism and the biggest rule breaker of burlesque. She stubbornly refuses to work according to the laws of this genre and likes to assert herself. She is suspected of being a double agent working undercover as a cabaret performer – ultra sexy, aristocratic, intelligent and extremely dangerous! Extremely suspicious, isn’t it? Join “Munich Kyiv Extravaganza” to find out the truth.

LIUDMYLA KURALIESOVA currently lives in Switzerland. The singer from Odesa feels confident in every musical genre, from rock to opera. Her performances are steeped in Ukrainian culture. In every song you can feel the endless expanse of the Ukrainian steppe, the warm breeze of the Black Sea and the majesty of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

Liudmyla’s art combines the irrepressible power of an independent woman with her sensitive lyrical nature. In her work, Liudmyla draws the attention of the world community to the war in Ukraine. She believes in equal rights for all people.

„Gender is a construct, build your own.“

Merritt Ocracy

MERRITT OCRACY is Munich’s Ukrainian Drag Quing. A faerie harlequin, a vintage prince of the mischievous abyss, a crossover chameleon that flies through space and time and has landed on stage from somewhere out there. Merritt says: “Gender is a construct, build your own.”

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza (Flyer: Stanislav Mishchenko) is a charity evening for queer war victims. The artists all waive their fees; the entrance fee will be donated to Ukrainian LGBTIQ* who are in need or on the run. At the entrance, Munich Kyiv Queer will be waiting at the info desk to answer all your questions.

When: Saturday, 10 June 2023, 8 p.m.; Admission from 6.30 p.m.
Where: Wirtshaus zum Isartal, Brudermühlstraße 2
Tickets: 29 euros plus booking fees, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Organized by: Munich Kyiv Queer

This is how you can help

INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here


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