RICHMOND, Va. — One of Richmond’s most eccentric New Year’s Eve celebrations returns this December to ring in the new year in style (and costumes.)
Party Liberation Front’s (PLF) annual ‘Decemberween’ event returns for 2020, bringing their annual over-the-top New Year celebration to the LGBTQ+ community center Diversity Richmond.
On New Years Eve, the community center’s 15,00 square foot space will be transformed into a variety of immersive environments for fire performance, live and electronic music, interactive art installations, circus arts, stage performances, outdoor pyro-sculptures, “mutant vehicle” showcases, libation stations and food trucks.
Best known for their “Pyro Circus” First Friday showcases at Gallery 5 in Richmond’s Arts District, PLF’s New Years’ event will display a dazzling collective of the East Coast’s top fire performers who will light up the night with flame-filled performances, flow arts, fire breathing, and illuminating spectacles.
The Party Liberation Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to cultivating a creative community by funding and facilitating art creation, art grants, art and performance education, and free public events in Richmond VA and beyond. Decemberween is the group’s annual fundraiser to support their efforts throughout the year.
Diversity Richmond, the non-profit behind the community center, is a leader in the effort to create a permanent and sustainable non-profit in Richmond dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community, their families and allies.
Featured performers include:
KirbyBright (Asheville, NC)
Dj Shakey (NYC)
Dj Kitana (Morgantown, WVa)
Reinhold b2b Vogel (aka Dem Bois)
Oh No (Raleigh)
DJ Citron (Charlotte, NC)
Shyguy (Raleigh, NC)
Yerba Matt Ayye (DC)
Sunrizen ft yoga with Zoe
Secret Bonus Level and Friends
Dreaddy Bear with Space Koi
The Embalmers (live surf rock)
Lateran Dance Company will also be in the mix with performing their theatrical reimaginings of bellydance.