Yara Sofia to Headline Pride Center’s New Year’s Eve Kiki

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RuPaul Drag Race All Star Yara Sofia will headline the entertainment for Pride Center San Antonio’s second annual New Year’s Eve Kiki on December 31 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

Sofia (nee Gabriel Burgos Ortiz) was a cast member in 2011 on the third season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race which is broadcast on the Logo network. During that season she won the Miss Congeniality Award.  The following year, she was selected to join the cast of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race.

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When not performing, Ortiz, who is originally from Puerto Rico but now lives in Los Angeles, works as a make-up artist.

According to Wikipedia, a ‘kiki’ is “a term which grew out of Black and Latino social culture – loosely defined as an expression of laughter or onomatopoeia for laughing, which extended to mean a gathering of friends for the purpose of gossiping and chit-chat, and later made more widely known in the song Let’s Have a Kiki by the Scissor Sisters.”

The Pride Center’s New Year’s Eve Kiki will be held on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel in a banquet room with panoramic views of downtown San Antonio and Hemisfair’s midnight fireworks display. Admission includes two drink tickets, party favors, delicious bites, a DJ spinning dance tunes and a champagne toast.

According to a letter sent to prospective event sponsors, the Pride Center hopes to raise $10,000 which would be used to support the organization’s programs and services.

“As a volunteer organization, every dollar that we raise through fundraisers like our annual New Year’s Kiki not only allows us to continue our work with Pride Families or SafeZone Training, but also will allow us to continue on our quest for a permanent physical space for expanded community programming and fellowship,” the letter states.

Current New Year’s Eve Kiki sponsors include Capital One Bank, Male B-Wear, Ray Lopez Entertainment, and Love Shack Boutique.

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Pride Center San Antonio presents New Year’s Eve Kiki, December 31, 2016 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. Early bird tickets are $75 per person. After November 20, ticket prices increase to $100. Use this link to purchase tickets. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should inquire to: [email protected]

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