SMC Pride 2022 Entertainment Line Up!

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Jesús U BettaWork

Jesús U. BettaWork has been the host of the San Mateo County Pride celebration since 2019. He’s also hosted a variety of events throughout the Bay Area including his own stand-up comedy show (“The You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta!”) at the San Mateo County Pride Center. He’s vaccinated and boosted, but Jesús knows he won’t get Covid because he told Covid some of his jokes and Covid put on a mask and ran away.

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DJ China G

Elyssa Pon aka DJ China G is a native to California and has been a long-time resident of San Francisco. In the last 20 + years DJ China G has been an international DJ and club promoter in the LGBTQ community.  She was the co-founder/promoter and DJ of the renowned queer/lesbian party Rebel Girl from 2000-2009.  She loves her career as a DJ and continues to spin for the Bay Area LGBTQ club scene at local venues, Jolene's, The EndUp, The Stud, F8, Beatbox, Calle 11, The Rickshaw Stop, 111 Minna, The Cafe, Qbar, Beaux, Folsom Street Foundry, Mars Bar, She has also spun for multiple parties for Vancouver, BC Pride, and parties in Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

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El Camino Reelers

El Camino Reelers is the LGBTQ square dancing club of Silicon Valley. They are one of the oldest and best-known gay square dance clubs in the country. They dance Tuesday evenings at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. They provide a smoke- and alcohol-free environment for the LGBTQ community to meet, socialize, and have fun. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need to know anything about dancing. They hope you’ll join them at one of their free Open House nights on June 21 and July 12. Their next beginner class starts in August. At the San Mateo Pride celebration, caller Kurt Gollhardt will take the Reelers through some short demonstrations on stage. Then they’ll go down into the audience and invite folks to try some easy square dance moves with them. We are proud to share that the El Camino Reelers have been part of our SMC Pride Celebration since our first event!

 

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Jackie Layshun

Jackie Layshun is a San Jose native who has been performing in and around the Bay Area for the last 8 years. While her style and performance are continually adapting, you can always count on Jackie to show up with her signature eye makeup, overdrawn lips, and a fiery passion to uplift her community. Jackie co-hosts several drag events in the South Bay, including Silicon Valley Pride’s drag brunch and her monthly show “FUN HAUS” at Splash San Jose. Follow her on Instagram at @jackielayshun to see all her fun looks and to find out where to catch her next!”

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Helixir (He-Licks- Er)

Helixir is a black, non-binary, queer SF Bay Area drag king. He is your current reigning Mx. Royal Bunny of 2022 of the SF Ducal Council. He’s your local sadboi and emo daddy of your dreams! His drag is best described as sexy comedy.

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Manang (Mah- Nong)

Manang, Belmont’s premier drag queen, is here to feed the children. Come join her in a celebration of all things Filipinx, Glamorous, and Stupid!

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Susana y su Orquesta Adelante

Susana Cortez, has performed with World-Renowned musicians such as Ritchie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Karl Perrazo (Santana), Chepito Areas (formerly with Santana, Latin Rock Hall of Fame, and Michael Carabello (formerly with Santana). She has also played with Pharaoh Sanders who’s performed with John Coltrane, and Pete and Sheila Escovedo. She is known to, “keep the music going.” She leads her own Orquesta Adelante, the Mission District’s own. We are thrilled to welcome Susana y su Orquestra Adelante to their return performance at our SMC Pride Celebration!