A so-called "family friendly" drag show is scheduled in Birmingham for this Saturday, featuring a number of state-based performers.

The Birmingham Festival Theatre is putting on the show for "all ages," evidently not for the first time.

"Back by popular demand, Flapping and Fawning Podcast and Birmingham Festival Theatre are hosting another family friendly drag show," the website reads. "The last family friendly show was a total blast and fun was had by all. This event is open to all ages. Join the fun and dance with wonderful performers on Saturday May 20, 2023."

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-13 and children younger than six can enter gratis.

The show is slated to host several performers, some more prominent in the Birmingham area and others from other parts of the state.  

Among the scheduled performers is Idle King, a self-proclaimed "Auburn based genderfluid autistic drag king."

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Another performer is Birmingham-based Flap Jack.

A similar event was scheduled in Fairhope, but promoters added an age requirement for ticket purchases after community backlash.

Prism United Fairhope, an LGBTQ youth support group, advertised the show on Sunday, June 4, as "appropriate for all ages."

These shows come as the Alabama Legislature deliberates House Bill 401, which would make it illegal for children to attend adult-themed events like drag shows.

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