October 27, 2020

Renée’s Queer Cabaret: Special Edition – The Queer National Convention!

October 27 at 7:00pm PST |


| YouTube Premiere

This, our 6th installment of Renée’s Queer Cabaret, is a Special Edition of our resistance variety show that defies the traditional cabaret with rock music and a focus on the intimate humor, joys and vulnerabilities of living as LGBTQIA+. We are creating a mock “Queer National Convention” film to premiere at a YouTube watch party a week before the election (Tuesday, October 27th). While we all agree that voting for Joe Biden is necessary to remove Trump from office, we dream of a time where we can see ourselves represented in the next administration. So why not host our own national convention?

In this short pseudo-mockumentary (~45 min), Renée Muzquiz be running for President, and co-host, Jason Potter, will be running as Vice President. There will be several queer artists with 1-minute comedic/artistic endorsements of our candidacy throughout the show (like in a state roll call), as well as a handful of openly queer-identified community leaders, giving short speeches on important LGBTQIA+ issues.

Speakers and artists announced soon. Keep an eye on our website and social media: @reneesqueercabaret on IG is a great place to get info!

Get ready to VOTE! Our digital premiere will screen on YouTube, October 27, 2020 at 7pm PST. Want to watch the QNC after that? For the rest of the week, we’ll be donating ticket sales to Portland’s own Black Resilience Fund.

CURATOR/DIRECTOR BIO: Renée Muzquiz is a genre-bending singer-songwriter and actor in Portland. Curve Magazine has compared her vocals to a cross between Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, and she has shared the stage with prominent Portland musicians Jen Conlee (Decemberists), Ritchie Young (Loch Lomond), Jeremy Wilson (Dharma Bums) and Zia McCabe (Dandy Warhols). She currently sings and plays lead guitar in Major Tomboys, her all female-identified David Bowie cover band.

Questions? Email reneesqueercabaret@gmail.com