Cab-a-ret (noun) – entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables.
The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro Washington, DC (PACC-DC)
LIFE IS A CABARET
a charitable fundraiser to benefit disadvantaged children
Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse, featured artist
Bob Bruneau, musical director
Diwa de Leon and Katrina Manabat, musical artists
With special host, Jared Gillett aka Puting Pinoy
Saturday, August 10, 2019
The State Theatre
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Please contact the State Theatre for dinner seating.
Early bird $35 (until July 10, 2019)
Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse started as a soloist with the Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) and has performed with SMC in some of the major concert halls in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In 1995, Arnaldo! started a group called Cabaret Q in Seattle where the “drag chanteuse” persona began and has since brought his cabaret shows to Portland, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta, New York and Manila. Arnaldo! received a New York Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Characterization, an award for Most Innovative Concert Artist in Manila by Gawad Musika, and recognition by The Filipino Community of Seattle with a Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting culture and the arts. www.dragchanteuse.com
Puting Pinoy a.k.a. Jared Gillett, is a Tagalog-speaking YouTuber who was born in Orem, Utah into a typical military family, moving from state to state and lived in 9 states by the age of 12. In 2008, at age 19, he moved on his own to the Philippines having no prior knowledge of the Tagalog (Filipino) language and lived in Bataan, Pangasinan and Zambales until 2010. He taught himself to speak and write Tagalog with high proficiency, with the help of books and the locals of the respective provinces he lived in. The name “Puting Pinoy” was created with help from his supporters after he had made a viral response video defending Filipinos against racism—because he is a “puti na may pusong Pinoy” (a White person with a Filipino heart). You can follow him on social media at @putingpinoy.