Kick-off to Calgary Pride starring Chad Michaels
August 16
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Twisted Element
1006 11 Ave SW (see map)
Calgary, Alberta

Start your pride off early with the Twisted Element Pride Kick-Off Party starring Chad Michaels, DJ Karl Kay, & Sonidef!

Doors open at 8 p.m.
VIP Meet & Greet at 8:30 p.m.
Showtime 10 p.m.
And dance the night away to internationally loved sounds of DJ Karl Kay (France).

Chad Michaels is a drag performer most well known for her near-perfect impersonation of Cher. She is currently the head of the Dreamgirls Revue and has been performing in drag for about 21 years.

She originally competed in the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race where she reached the finale but lost out to the season’s winner, Sharon Needles. However, she returned for RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race later that year, paired up with Season 1’s Shannel, together forming “Team Shad”. Chad went on to win the title of “Queen of all Queens” and be inducted into the “Drag Race Hall of Fame”, beating Raven in the final two.

She has appeared on Toddlers and Tiaras as one of the judges of the Mr. and Ms. Nevada pageant along with season 5’s Coco Montrese and season 8’s Derrick Barry.

She has also appeared on TV sitcoms such as Jane the Virgin and 2 Broke Girls as a Cher impersonator.


International Guest -DJ Karl Kay

Karl Kay is one of the trendiest DJs in the Parisian clubbing scene.

As an electronic music lover, Karl has always been passionate for house music. Deeply inspired by the South American culture, he decided to dedicate his own music to that particular vocal and tribal house sound. Karl has a residency at the popular Parisian parties
“Scream” and “The Grand Hotel” and is performing in the best gay clubs in France.


Twisted Underground: DJ Sonidef

DJ SoniDef is an emerging young talent hailing from Calgary, Alberta. With her unique, eclectic taste in music she is quickly building a reputation for herself as a local tastemaker.

Her dance background has given her a feel for a wide range of music, allowing her to transition effortlessly between genres: anything from R&B, funk, and Hip Hop, to nudisco, house, dancehall and electronic. With her one-of-a-kind yet versatile style, SoniDef brings the good vibes like no other to street dance battles, runways, dance parties, and lounges alike.

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