It's an exciting time for The Rubi Girls, Dayton's comedic drag troupe. They're celebrating the 10th anniversary of their award-winning documentary and they've just moved into a glitzy new clubhouse filled with colorful memorabilia. The new digs feature plenty of rehearsal space, a make-up and dressing room, a wall of wild wigs, and an extensive costume and prop room.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY….
“To me the Rubis are an inspiration for how big a difference a few people can make in the lives of others. The Rubis have raised an amazing amount of money for a variety of nonprofits over the years. I repeatedly go to their shows because, in addition to raising money, they are roll-on-the-floor, laugh-out-loud funny. A Rubi show isn’t for the faint of heart; it is a raucous, irreverent, roaring good time. “
— Ann Roberts, Dayton
“If you haven’t experienced a Rubi Girls show you are missing one of the best things Dayton has to offer. One of the shows I look forward to every year takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They call it ‘The Show Must Go On.’
The acts are fun, a little naughty and pretty hilarious.We love you RUBI GIRLS!!!!!”
— Maureen Sternberg, Kettering
“The Rubi Girls have been instrumental in helping ARC Ohio get the word out about the importance of safe sex practices in the Dayton area in a fun way. Not only have they helped raise more than $1M for AIDS and HIV awareness and LGBT causes, but they’ve contributed a great deal to our city with their overall sense of fun, creativity, irreverence and commitment to our community to make it a better place.
We are very proud of the partnership ARC Ohio has with the Rubi Girls. From their appearance at Masquerage to the Show Must Go On to Pride celebrations and our RED Table Design gala… The Rubi Girls help focus attention on a cause that not a lot people are willing to talk about, or have forgotten about. Not everyone reacts this way, but it still surprises me when people say things like, “Oh, is HIV still around?”
— Elaine Gounaris, Major Gifts & Development Officer, AIDS Resource Center Ohio
“I approached the Rubi Girls after hearing that 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of their documentary film. This event creates an opportunity to create an environment of inclusion at the museum. Diversity is so much more than just race. Inclusion means all are welcome at the museum, no matter of their race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, age or ability.
— Michael Roediger, Executive Director, Dayton Art Institute executive director
HOW TO GO:
What: The Rubi Girls Decade of Decadence Party and Film Screening
When: 7:30 p.m. until midnight, Saturday, Aug. 3
Where: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Featuring: Film screening of the Rubi Girls documentary, a Q&A with the “girls,” a live Rubi Girls Show and a party with hors d’ouvres and a DJ. Catered by Veritas Events, operator of Roost and Leo Bistro.
Tickets: $45 for museum members, $50 for nonmembers, $100 for VIP guests which includes free drinks and special seating. Tickets may be ordered at www.daytonartinstitute.org/rubi, by phone at (937) 223-4278 or in person at the museum during regular business hours.
Proceeds will benefit the Dayton Art Institute’s Sound and Lighting Auditorium Fund and the Rubi charities.
For more information about the Rubi Girls see: rubigirls.com and visit the groups Facebook page.
Video: Rubi Girls talk about the philanthropic work they do in the Miami Valley. MyDaytonDailyNews.com