August 18, 2015
When Diner en Blanc, the swanky, secretive pop-up dinner makes its way to the as-yet-undisclosed location this Thursday, August 20, a full 4,500 diners will plop down their picnics and hope to heck they don't spill anything on their all-white attire. While they eat they will, of course, be entertained, and the lineup taking the DEB stage has just been announced.
"The Drag Queen King" Martha Graham Cracker will headline the night with her cabaret. Martha, who is played by Dito van Reigersberg, co-founding co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, is celebrating her 10th anniversary this month. She plays funky arrangements and mash-ups of every kind of song you could imagine with a four-piece live band.
The Canarsie Wobblers and DJ Sabeel Chohan will also perform. The Canarsie Wobblers is a dance troupe which specializes in Jazz Age and Swing Era dance founded by dancer and jazz dance historian Roddy Caravell. Chohan is a self-taught artist who trained in the Netherlands. She's been spinning since 2011 at events in the Mid-Atlantic region.