Tickets are still available for the HER Seattle after party. Read more about the event here.
If the future is fluid, do lesbians still need to get coming out haircuts? Does the color of your bandana even mean anything anymore? Address these questions and more with this fierce panel of queer style innovators. Join us for an exploration of what it means to be unapologetically dapper in this city of flannel and fleece while learning about the intersection of fashion, history, and identity in the ever-evolving LGBTQ+ community.
Our panel discussion will be followed by a TomboyX fashion show showcasing cute queer models in their underpants. After the fashion show, Town Hall Seattle ticket buyers who joined us for our Dapper AF conversation will be invited to stay for a night of dancing with HER, an inclusive club night for all LGBTQ+ folks and allies, at no additional cover charge.
This event is 21+, ID required.
This event will include a full bar, coat check, and photobooth.
Learn more about our panelists below.
SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu & Georgia Anne Muldrow. She has gained attention from Okayplayer, Afropunk, The Fader, Pitchfork, and more.”
Jolene Manibusan is the Seattle City Manager for HER Social App, the largest community app for lesbian, bi, and queer individuals to connect around the globe. Timothy Bardlavens is a Creative Director whose work is focused on product innovation. Fran Dunaway is the co-founder of TomboyX, the Seattle brand that creates underwear that anyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fall on the size or gender spectrum.
Kathryn Hightower is a healer, artist, and dance educator. She is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University, where she also works as a TA. Her professional interests include trans* health, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, and homeopathy. In 2009, she founded Isis Women Arts Festival, to build sustainable community among diverse women in the arts. Hightower is a freelance dance artist and has performed at On the Boards, Velocity, Studio Current, and more. Since 2012, she has been teaching dance to all ages at Mountlake Terrace Dance Academy.
Erik Molano is Town Hall Seattle’s 2018 Inside/Out Resident representing Capitol Hill and the Central District. Erik is a graphic designer, prolific event organizer, and co-founder of the Photon Factory (a hybrid organization that is half design studio and half community space). In addition to being a dapper AF Creative Director, Erik has been an active ally to the LGBTQ community here in Seattle. Last spring he joined forces with the House of Luna to bring to life a queer vogue ball at the Photon Factory for over 200 stylish attendees.
DonnaTella Howe works the freelance drag circuit all across Seattle, performing wherever she is needed to support the community. Her style has evolved over the years, but she still keeps it simple and just enjoys what catches her eye. She believes that everyone has their own look and feel with clothing that expresses the uniqueness of the self, and that every wardrobe has that special item that ups the ante—so long as you’re looking forward to wearing it out!
Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series.