Big Wig Ball

Annual fundraiser for

queer, trans and allied youth arts


May 20, 2017

7:00 pm - 1:00 am


2425 Liberty Avenue

This event welcomes attendees 21+.

Join us for an extraordinary evening of queer hair, fashion, and performance; and a raging dance party! We want you to be imaginative and outrageous from head-to-toe. So, come proper in a fully coiffed lace-front, a choppy neon asymmetrical bob, or whatever wig-flipping style you dare create to support queer and trans youth arts!


MC Joseph Hall
Lighting Projections by Julie Mallis
Performances by LGBTQA+ artists throughout the night


VIP Reception (7pm-10pm): $125-$200**

Eats by Black Radish Kitchen

Libations by Franktuary, 5801, The Abbey on Butler Street, and Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Champion Award presented to our founder, Susan Haugh

Live and Silent Auctions

with Auctioneer Heather Rae Martin




Dance Party (10 pm-1am): $30-$50**

Cash Bar & Food Trucks

Fantastic Beats by

Ratchet Ivy League, Theodore Rexx,

and Herman ‘Soy Sos’ Pearl


After-hours at Hot Mass with Cologne-based DJ and Producer, Lena Willikens:

$5 off entry with BWB wristband




Thank you to our generous sponsors UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, Dollar Bank, 5801 Video Lounge and Cafe, 90.5 WESA, 91.3 WYEP, The Abbey on Butler Street, Alcoa, Apple, Black Radish Kitchen, BNY Mellon, Franktuary, Giant Eagle, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Hot Mass, Pittsburgh City Paper, Port Authority, and WQED.



**This year we are offering you the option of buying a ticket at the minimum price (VIP: $125, Dance Party: $30) or paying a bit more if you can afford. You can also make a separate donation if you'd like. Either way the money provides arts programming for queer and trans youth!

Your support is always welcome!