The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza! Each year in the Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. Each year, The Fire Ball is headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race (past performers include Latrice Royale, Alyssa Edwards, Raven, Kennedy Davenport, Chad Michaels, Shangela, Katya, Bob the Drag Queen, and Detox), and they are complemented by several amazing drag queens and drag kings who are, in one word, FIERCE!
Fire Ball offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved,
either behind the scenes or as performers in the actual production. Do
you want to be a Fire Ball Dancer? A fire/poi spinner? Do you want to
take tickets at the door? Help sell merchandise to attendees? Or, do you
think you have what it takes to beat your mug (*drag queen vernacular
for "put on make-up") and entertain in drag? Whatever your interest,
there is an opportunity to get involved!
Importantly, The Fire Ball isn't just another drag show. 100% of the proceeds fund Gender & Sexuality Resource Center programming, the bulk of which supports student social justice advocacy efforts. The Fire Ball has supported student involvement in the Eau Queer Film Festival, Civil Rights Pilgrimage, MBLGTACC (the nation's largest Queer conference), NEW Women's Leadership Conference...and much more! Come to The Fire Ball, have a faaaaaabulous time, and help UW-Eau Claire students make a difference!